Saturday, July 29, 2017

Mom Wear to Work Wear: Camel Laceup Block Sandals (Looks 29 + 30).

Good morning everyone. In today's Mom Wear to Work Wear post I took two of the tops and two of the skirts from my Summer capsule and paired them with the same Camel Faux Suede Ghilly Sandals. So my remix item is these Block Heel Sandals and I am here to show you that a ghillie or laceup shoe can be worn to work, too. My jewelry and sunglasses are the same too since those little Red+Silver Crystal Jacket Stud Earrings work great with each outfit. These Camel/Cognac Laceup Block Heel Sandals are currently the top, most-selling item from Target, so reasonable, well-made and so comfy and cute too, plus on trend. Plus, a lot of stylish bloggers own them, too. I have worn them a lot this Summer and might pack them for my vacation, too.

I must say I love both of these girly tops. The red one has that beautiful Swiss dot (you can see from the closeup photos) combined with the crochet neckline and also a fun hi-lo peplum, while the pink top is a poplin blouse and it has those white pinstripes and a cute Peter Pan collar which ties in the middle, on the back of the neck as a bow.

First of all,  excuse my gray roots. I have needed to get them done like a month ago (sigh) but this mom has been so busy and both times I have tried to make an appointment, my hair-dresser wasn't there and I don't want to change hair-dressers. I am only in my mid 30s but I have had gray hair for about 15 years now. Funny thing is, it is usually just my roots, the crown of my head. They don't grow longer than that and you will see that from the back of my photos as well. Anyway, I will finally get them colored sometime Monday or Tuesday, before we head for vacation. As far as this outfit, once again I paired some red, white and blue so this outfit would be perfect to wear to work around 4th of July or either around Memorial or Labor day. It is not in your face red+white+blue either. I just love the Geo Pattern of this Tulip Pencil Skirt and since it is in white and navy, pairing it with a Red Peplum Top (that has some volume) was a great idea. That Gorgeous Red Heart Crossbody Bag matched the red shade of the top. Also, my Jacket Studs are in red+silver - I just got them from Wal Mart and they were about 2 bucks including tax, they are so cute! I am also wearing my Blue Fireball Dainty Necklace that I cannot stop wearing this Summer (because it is so light and blue is a great Summery color). I decided for pink lipstick though so I paired "All Fired Up" with a coat of "Cute Pink 29" on top (you can find them both linked in my widget and I love and recommend both, a lot). I think this is my favorite outfit of the two (despite my gray hair lol), though I do like the more casual mom outfit, too. What about you?


Light Baby Pink/Dusty Pink Plastic Framed Oversized Sunglasses: Forever 21 (similar, Huge Steal, love these), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, on Sale, my Favorite), (very similar, Huge Splurge, love these).
Sterling Silver Dainty Chain Necklace w/ Royal Blue Fireball Charm: Jewelry Store in Albania (very similar w/ different teams' logos), (gorgeous option w/ healing stone, Steal, love this), (similar, Splurge, love this), (similar in gold, Huge Splurge, my Favorite).
Red, Heart-Shaped, Faux Leather Crossbody Bag w/ Tassel + Chain Strap: Express (New) (identical, Great Deal), (fun patterned option, Huge Steal, love this), (similar in white+blue, on Sale), (fun option w/ red heart pattern, Fantastic Deal, my Favorite).
Cognac/Camel Faux Suede Block Heel Ghilly Sandals: Merona via Target (New) (identical + I love them!), (fun wedge option, Steal, love these), (similar, on Huge Sale), (similar espadrille wedges, on Sale, my Favorite).


Fun thing, this hat is my daughter's - well I bought it for her at Gymboree. But it is quite big on her and the benefits of having a small head (in my case) work in my favor since we can take turns wearing this Gorgeous "Life is Sweet" Hat. I have been wanting one of these hats that have fun script messages in the back, for a while now and the saying on this is beautiful, plus it is written in pink and so is that sash. The pink on the hat ties together the outfit since both the skirt and the top have pink in them. And that is why pattern-mixing the pinstripes and the flowers works here. If you stay in the same color theme it is always easier mixing patterns, plus both the stripes on the top and the flowers on the skirt are subtle, not in your face. This outfit turned out sweet since the Peter Pan collar and the Floppy Hat combine so well for a girly outfit, further enhanced by the ruffle on that skirt. I can see this working for a shower or weekend brunch, no?

These photos are taken just a week ago (mid to late July) but look at all those brown leaves. Come on Fall, it isn't even August yet?!
Pale Pink+White Pinstriped Poplin Blouse w/ Ruffled Short Sleeves + Peter Pan Collar: c/o SheIn (New) (identical for a Huge Steal! comes in several prints; I want the pale blue gingham one!), (very similar as a dress, Steal, love this), (similar, on Sale, my Favorite), (similar, Small Splurge).
Neutral Woven Floppy Hat w/ Light Pink Chiffon Bow: Gifted from my Brother (quite similar w/ black bow, Huge Steal, love this), (similar, Steal, my Favorite), (similar, love this), (similar, love this).
Light Baby Pink/Dusty Pink Plastic Framed Oversized Sunglasses: Forever 21 (similar, Huge Steal, love these), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, on Sale, my Favorite), (very similar, Huge Splurge, love these).
Cognac/Camel Faux Suede Block Heel Ghilly Sandals: Merona via Target (New) (identical + I love them!), (fun wedge option, Steal, love these), (similar, on Huge Sale), (similar espadrille wedges, on Sale, my Favorite).






12 comments:

  1. Fabulous shoes, and I love, love that red blouse! Thanks for linking up, you look terrific. xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  2. These sandals are super cute! Gotta love how affordable they are too - might have to order a pair for myself

    michellespaige.com

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  3. Red, black & white are such a rock together. Inspiring me to wear something in these colours soon!.. Have a great week Ada. x Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  4. That hat is adorable on you! I love the skirts with the lace up sandals,and both of those tops are to die for!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  5. I love those sandals! Such a great pair to go with so much. I am really loving both of these outfits too. Both tops have such great detailing. Cute skirts too. I totally know what you mean about your hair. It is so hard to find time to go get it done alone.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  6. Love both these looks! Those sandals are so chic and I adore that ruffle wrap skirt.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  7. I adore your red top and bag Ada, red is my favourite colour. Love red. thanks for sharing at creative Mondays:)

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  8. I'm always so happy when I can wear a favorite pair of shoes both to work and on the weekends. Both of your outfits are fabulous and you look great. Thank you for joining my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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  9. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style party.

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  10. i love your beautiful red blouse! Great embroidery and it looks lovely with the skirt. I am in need of some new tops for next year.. ( spring). I love the bright color and your pretty sandals will be so versatile!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  11. I love the red blouse, the detailing is gorgeous! Such a cute hat, I love sun hats with a slogan! Thanks for linking up :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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