Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Thursday Moda #46: Ending Dressember with New Year's Eve Dresses.

Welcome to the second Thursday Moda of 2017. I promised you would see these Gray OTK Boots and this time around I paired them with a Fun+Flirty Red Dress - another dress from Loft - and what I planned to wear it, this past New Year's Eve, originally (but I didn't).

...Which brings me to today's post and co-host. You may remember SARAH from My Bows & Clothes from 6 weeks ago, when the two of us "vowed" to wear Dresses all December long in order to support a very important women's cause - Dressember. We had decided to wrap up our month of dresses with dresses we wore (or in my case I would have worn) for New Year's Eve. Sarah, unexpectedly, wore a Black Maxi Dress but it was very appropriate for New Year's Eve because the bust is completely sequined and she added a Sparkly Crystal Statement Necklace with it.

So, last year I got the Loft/Ann Taylor Card and it is both a blessing and a curse let me tell you because it makes me love and shop the Ann Taylor brands even more. On their Holiday catalog, there it was The Perfect Red Dress. I had been looking for the Perfect, Knee-Length Red Dress that had some type of Ruffles since I wanted a dressy type. Though you cannot see it here due to the coat, this Sleeveless Dress has Flouncy Ruffles around the sleeve holes and sides. So, after it went on sale and a coupon, I took the plunge and decided to purchase the Perfect Red Dress and wear it for New Year's Eve. But a couple of days before the big sparkly night, I decided to do something unexpected (for me) and go for a jumpsuit instead. We were going to go to a fancy, family-friendly, huge dinner party on NY Eve night and Vivian was coming so I figured pants or a jumpsuit would be best for me to run around her and I would be more comfortable. I plan on posting that outfit next week for Thursday Moda (so stay tuned). 

Lucky for me, a few days before New Year's Eve, my cousins and I got together for a dinner for the holidays and I decided to wear my red dress instead. But as you see, it was very cold and snowy. So, I paired it with an Oversized Plush Hoodie Coat (I had borrowed from mom) and dress it down a little bit with Marled Gray Leggings and my Gray OTK Boots. But I did add some Fun, Gold-Tone Jewelry: bangles and a 2-in-1 Choker Necklace which had a Lariat Chain in the front too. For the makeup I kept it simple with mascara, blush on the cheeks and my "Touch of Berry" ELF Lipstick. The Stunning Coat has Snow-Covered Mountains on the bottom, too - such a cool Winter pattern. I kept the oversized theme with my Winter accessories, so the Red+White Marled 'Hat' is actually a Snood which I wore as a Slouchy Beanie. I  totally plan on styling this Gorgeous Red Dress completely different for Valentine's Day so stay tuned for that. I also plan on borrowing this Lovely Coat again though it is quite large on me - I love it!

Red, Knee-Length Sleeveless Dress w/ Ruffles off the sides of the arms: Loft (New) (similar, Huge Steal), (similar, on Sale), (similar, w/ long sleeves, my Favorite), (similar, Small Splurge, love this).
White+Blue Snow Mountain Patterned Oversized Plush Coat w/ Hoodie: Borrowed from Mom (similar in B+W Buffalo Plaid, Great Deal, love this), (similar in beige pattern), (gorgeous colorblocked option. Splurge, my Favorite).
Gray Marled, Athleisure Cropped Leggings: Target (New) (similar, Huge Steal), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, on Sale, love these), (similar, Splurge, love these).
Red+White Marled Snood (Scarf): Gap (similae, Steal, love this), (similar, Fantastic Deal).
Gold-Tone 2-Stranded Circle Choker & Lariat Chain Necklace: White House Black Market (New) (very similar), (similar current option from WHBM, Steal, love this), (similar current option from WHBM), (similar mixed metal option, Splurge, my Favorite).
2 Identical Gold-Tone Stretchy Bracelets w/ Black Stones: The Limited (New) (very similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Small Splurge).
Bare Satin Deep Red/Burgundy/Dark Berry Lipstick: "Touch of Berry" by E.L.F. (identical + I love it!), (similar option by E.L.F., Huge Steal), (similar, Small Splurge, my Favorite).
Gray Faux Suede OTK Boots w/ Block Heels: Maurice's (New) (similar, on Sale, my Favorite), (similar, on Sale), (similar, Small Splurge).


My favorites from last week show us that Black Boots/Booties, a Felt Hat, Fun Tights, Plaid, Cute Scarves, Layers and let's not forget a Great Coat are Winter staples. Thank you to all 106 of you who linked up and brought your A-game to my linkup, making it hard for me to choose my favorites, this week.
This week's Featured Blogger is AMBER from Avec Amber - a stylish professional who blogs from Seattle, Washington. Amber linked up this Black Monochrome Dressy Look featuring a gorgeous batwing sweater, the best-fitting leather black pencil skirt, a black leather clutch and fun black leather open-toe booties, but she also added a pop of color with that eggplant fedora which I loved. Amber has been blogging since 2012 like myself and I have followed her for about three years. Not only is she super stylish and you can be inspired by her style, but on her blog you will find gorgeous photos from all her travels across the world and all the fantastic restaurants she has eaten at. I love her fun travel posts and interesting restaurant reviews. Make sure you follow her if you don't already because you will love her amazing life, style, food and travel blog.

Audrey gives us 'Pattern Mixing Tips' and we both agree nothing mixes better than patterns in black+white. Her coat and shorts are great. She brought some Summer into her Wintery outfit.
Ruth shows us all the importance of a 'Classic Coat' and yes I think every woman needs a camel coat in her closet. Better yet she got her great coat for 5 bucks!
Jessica is looking quite spiffy for a 'Free Week' combining boho with glam. Love her embroidered flower dress and fun lariat necklace and her hair is stunning.
Fonda, 'It's Winter' here in Michigan - we can switch anytime, but I see your love for this season by combining cranberry with mustard. That vest is great.
Joi is literally 'Stepping Out' in this fancy outfit of a sequined tee tucked into a beautiful grid midi skirt and topped with a fur stole. Love the message on her clutch and that she chose red shoes.


This week's Fabulous "Thursday Moda" Co-Host: My Bows & Clothes.
Since Sarah and I wore a lot of Dresses in December, below I picked three favorite looks from 2016 of hers, featuring Dresses. I notice a color theme - blue - and Sarah looks lovey in it.
From Sarah's Mouth:
"Hello, Elegance and Mommyhood readers! My name is Sarah and I blog over at Bows & ClothesBows & Clothes is a life, style and beauty blog. I share all things related to fashion and style, beauty tips, and some of my life adventures. I hope you would stop by! You can follow along on InstagramTwitter, or Pinterest as well! Thanks, Ada for allowing me to co-host!"

Now join the linkup and make some new friends!








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32 comments:

  1. Fabulous red dress Ada! Pairing red with grey is a nice alternative to black. That coat looks so snuggly and warm!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  2. The red and grey is such a pretty color combo! I'm loving those OTK boots!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  3. Such a cute and cozy look! Love the color red on you and those boots are fabulous!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  4. That coat looks super snuggly, lady- and look at all that snow on the ground! So pretty!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  5. Very nice dress! And I love your OTK boots!

    Thanks for the link up & have a great day!

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  6. I love how you paired up the red and gold accessories. Not only are they perfect for the holiday season but I feel like they are a classic match-up. Happy New Year!

    bosbodaciousblog.blogspot.ca

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  7. I do love the color red on you, Ada! Can't wait to see you style it in the spring!
    --Roxanne
    Glass of Glam

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  8. Love your pretty red dress and fun necklace too!

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  9. You look so warm and cozy!! This red is just perfect on you, and the pattern of your beanie is so winter cute! Have a great weekend, Ada!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  10. Love your cute hat Ada and red looks fabulous on you! I haven't shopped at Loft in an age, they have some pretty dresses! I am a big fan of the OTK boots and grey is perfect as it is so versatile.
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  11. Love this cozy chic look! That coat is amazing Ada.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  12. This is such a pretty red dress, and I love it paired with the grey boots! That coat adds such a warm and cozy touch.
    Rachael
    www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  13. Ahh.. I've been wanting a pair of OTK boots, it seems everyone has them! I love the gray color and it works great with that gorgeous red dress and I even love your coat!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  14. Such a cozy look! Love the red dress, comfy coat and your hat is fabulous!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  15. I really really love the coat! The whole look is fabulous.

    Life is just Rosie
    Instagram

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  16. OH my gosh that red dress is to die for! So darn cute and I love how you paired it with the over the knee boots, super cute lady.

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  17. Just to see this snow I shriver my dear Ada - what a pretty red dress.

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  18. You are such a fashionable snow bunny!
    xo, Lee

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  19. You look so winter ready! Loving that hat!!! Happy Thursday :)

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

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  20. This is such a cute look! I love the furry coat!

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  21. Thank you so much for the feature girl! It's a surprise when I scroll a post and see a picture of myself. So thank you! I love that red dress. You can use it for so many Holidays! Have a fab week!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  22. Beautiful boots and with that red it is great! It s finally White here too!

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  23. Your boots are amazing. Have a great weekend.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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  24. Ann Taylor and LOFT are two of my favorite stores! I think having a card there would be dangerous for me. Loving this red dress with your great grey OTK boots!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  25. Your hoodie coat is pretty and looks comfortable! Your dress is pretty and looks nice with your coat

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  26. What a beautiful and bright look! I love the coat but your dose of brightness makes me think Spring already! You look gorgeous, Ada!

    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

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  27. I'm loving this cozy winter look! thanks for linking up with The Weekly Style Edit!
    xo Lindsay
    www.middleofsomewhereblog.com

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  28. Thank you for including me as the featured blogger for this week, Ada! I greatly appreciate your kind compliments and hope your 2017 is off to a wonderful start!

    http://www.avecamber.blogspot.com
    http://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

    Amber

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