Thursday, October 13, 2016

Thursday Moda #33 and Bohemian Floral Dresses for Fall.

I cannot believe another Thursday rolled by and here we are on my favorite day of the week. Today I am joined by my friend NINA from a World of Dresses who loves dresses just as much as me. She loves traveling too and has traveled a lot of places in the world. As a matter of fact she recently moved to Spain from US, to teach English. How cool, right?! You may remember Nina from co-hosting my linkup with me before. She also guest-posted for me this Summer, while I was on vacation. In honor of Fall's Beautiful Bohemian Styles and Fall Florals we decided to style Bohemian Fall Floral Dresses. Mine is not fully floral, it has flowers embroidered all over the chest while Nina's is in a bright but fun blue background and the long sleeves make it great to transition into this season. Where Nina lives is still quite warm and Summery and here in Michigan has been pretty warm and mild so far, though we have had a few very cool days, here and there.
I kept good on my promise and I am showcasing another burgundy look today and another bohemian style. I just received this dress from my order. It is from their junior line "Xhilaration" so for comfort and length I ordered the medium. I love that it's a little loose. I love the fit so much and I must tell you I liked it better than on the website. It looked great cinched with the Wide Belt (love that flower). The material is a crinkled gauze but the entire skirt is lined so it keeps you warm and you can always layer a short-sleeve tee or tank top underneath (like I did). The fluttery sleeves are very in right now as are any type of exaggerated or oversized sleeves like bell sleeves (but more on those in tomorrow's post). To transition this into Fall I also wore two other new pieces from Target: my Lovely Nude Faux Suede Ghilly Pumps which I absolutely love and scored them for 25% off which made them under 30 bucks, and this little Plum Crossbody Bag I scored on Clearance. Had I worn my Navy Floppy Hat instead of this Gray+Black one this would have been a head to toe Target outfit. But still 3 new winning Target items today: Dress, Bag and Shoes. The embroidery of the dress has so many colors in it so my Turquoise Bracelet and Light Aqua Earrings were perfect little color pops to accessorize with.

It was a beautiful, glorious, warm and sunny day as you can see from this photo and yes most of the trees around my house are still green!
Dark Burgundy/Oxblood/Marsala Gauze Embroidered Dress w/ Fluttery Knee-Length Sleeves: Xhilaration via Target (New) (similar in black, Huge Steal), (similar, Fantastic Deal), (similar w/ long sleeves, Great Deal, my Favorite), (similar, Splurge, love this).
Black (Real) Soft Leather Wide Belt w/ Flower: Gap (Old) (similar w/ bow, Steal), (similar, Splurge).
Brown Tortoise Oval-Shaped Sunglasses: Express (similar, Steal), (similar oversized, Great Deal, my Favorite), (similar, on Huge Sale). 
Black+Charcoal Gray Colorblocked Felt Panama Hat: Forever 21 (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, on Huge Sale), (similar, Splurge, My Favorite).
Dangly Light Aqua Earrings w/ Long Oval-Shaped Crystal Stones: Loft (New) (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love these), (fancy option, on Sale, my Favorite).
Faux Leather Turquoise Wrap Bracelet: Express (New) (similar, Steal, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Nude/Light Taupe/Beige Faux Suede Laceup Round-Toe Pumps: Mossimo via Target (New) (similar flat option, Steal, love these), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, my Favorite), (wedge option, Splurge).
Today's Thursday Moda Co-Host: A World of Dresses
Here are 3 recent Patterned Summer Dresses that Nina has worn which I loved and she proves that a pair of black sandals are very versatile (as she has shown on these three looks and today's post).
From Nina's Mouth:
"A World of Dresses is a fashion and travel blog written by Nina, an American ex-pat living in Granada, Spain. She almost exclusively wears dresses, which is where the name comes from. Her dream is to travel the world while wearing all her dresses and empower other women to do whatever they dream to! 

As I am typing out this post (very late on Wednesday night) I still haven't narrowed it down to a few favorite looks from last week's linkup, because clearly there were so many good ones. So stay tuned for tomorrow's post where you will see my favorites from last week. Tomorrow, I am doing another linkup as Shelbee's Co-Host (on her Friday linkup). However, I was certain as to whom to feature as my #1 Favorite this week. Bohemian with Fall Florals and a Hat (like my own outfit today) I loved it of course. Read on below!
This week's featured blogger is SHEA from Shea Lennon who creatively put together this outfit where she wore a Dark Floral Shirtdress as a kimono doing double duty too since it shows off her adorable baby bump. Shea is 9 months pregnant and looks THIS GOOD. This outfit has several Fall trends so in tact for 2016: Dark Florals, Shirt-dresses, Bohemian Styles, Floppy Hats and Statement Earrings. I want to re-create this outfit since I even have an identical hat. Now to find a dark floral kimono. You should check out her wonderful Life+Style blog where she shows a lot of her daily outfits. Her mom style is practical but not boring, wearable but fun. I also love her easy recipes and thorough book reviews for both grownup books and young children's books (since our kids are the same age). And Shea is super sweet too, make sure you follow her!

Also linking with Ana Luiza and Michelle for their "Start Off Stylish" Linkup.
Lastly, linking with the ladies of "The Blended Blog".

Now join the linkup and make some new friends!
Thursday Moda with Elegance and Mommyhood