Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thursday Moda #65: Pattern Plays in White.

May is usually the month to start wearing lots of white. But white can be dangerous (easy to spill alert) and hard to pull off (especially head to toe). I am myself doing an almost head to toe white, casual mom on the go look today, however I have a few patterns for a good mixture. I call it "Pattern Plays in White". And yes if you are counting I am wearing three patterns: the "Hello", Black+White Striped Graphic Sweatshirt, Floral White+Blue Tassel Scarf  and Black Floral Sunglasses.

I first saw this amazing "Hello There" Sweatshirt from Old Navy on the every-time stylish Katie from Hello Katie Girl and I literally went to my local store the next day but didn't find it. However, a week later I found only one and it was a small - my size. Though I own a few Old Navy sweatshirts and I want to say half of mine are an XS and half are an S size. I have worn the sweatshirt about 4 or 5 times since two months ago when I purchased it but never was able to shoot the photos. My Nude Canvas Sneakers are also new-ish and I love them. I have worn them about 6-7 times in the few weeks I have owned them but once again haven't photographed them, unfortunately. My Lovely Spring Scarf sort of has a motif floral/paisley print mostly in navy and purple over a white background. The entire diameter of it is covered in these navy tassels which are pretty big. My scarf was on and off all day that day but it is the cutest scarf from Loft (also recent). It was a day of shopping, playground and lunch for Vivian and I, the Sunday I wore this outfit. Speaking of Loft and shopping, we did exactly that - shop at Loft - that day. I have added so many beautiful new pieces from Loft to my wardrobe. I have already worn several but only photographed a few. Anyhow, I am starting a 30 piece capsule wardrobe remix soon and it will include a lot of my newer pieces from both Loft and Old Navy - I cannot help it, I love both of those stores, so much! Have you worn any Cute Sweatshirts or Cute Sneakers lately?! How have you styled them?!

On a totally unrelated note, I am typing this after watching the revival/new version of the movie "Dirty Dancing" that just aired on ABC. "Dirty Dancing" is one of of my old-time favorite movies. Anyhow on a scale from 1 to 10 I would rate it a 4 at the most. The movie was cute and stuck to the original story but the two main characters could and should have been played by different actors. I love Abigail Breslin usually but she couldn't be more wrong for this role. Her character of Baby looked like a very frumpy 14-year old kid in unflattering matronly dresses and high-waisted pants paired with knotted blouses, which added at least another 10 lbs to her already round figure. I think the lovely and super talented Julianne Hough would have made the perfect Baby. I didn't like Debra Messing in the role of the mom either - so frozen and dry. I did love the portrayers that played Baby's sister and father especially - he was an amazing actor. Nicole Scherzinger in the role of Penny was unexpected but she did OK. Long story short, the originals are always almost 100 times better. In this case no one could ever beat Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze together unlike the two lead actors from the 2017 who had no chemistry together. Did any of you watch the new version of "Dirty Dancing" last night?! If so, what did you think?! Unimpressed, right?

Black+White Striped "Hello There" Relaxed, French Terry Graphic Sweatshirt: Old Navy (New) (identical, on Huge Sale, I love it!), (similar, Steal), (similar, Small Splurge, my Favorite).
White w/ Navy+Purple Ethnic Floral Print Light Scarf w/ Navy Tassels: Loft (New) (very similar, love this), (similar, Steal), (similar, Splurge, my Favorite).
White Skinny Jeans w/ Zipper details on the back, in the middle: Zara (similar, Steal), (similar, on Sale, love these), (similar, Small Splurge, my Favorite).
Black Floral, Wayfarer Style Sunglasses: c/o Glasses Attack from Albania (similar, Steal), (similar, Fantastic Deal, love these), (very similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge, my Favorite).
Silver Sparkly Crystal "Ayana" Statement Necklace: Perry Street via Rocksbox (New) (similar, Steal, love this), (quite similar, my Favorite), (similar, Great Deal).
Light Crystal Beaded Earrings w/ Navy+Black Beads: White House Black Market (similar, Steal), (similar floral option, on Huge Sale, my Favorite), (elegant option, Splurge, my Favorite).
Nude/Light Beige Canvas Laceup Sneakers: Journey's (New) (very similar, Steal, love these), (similar, Great Deal, my Favorite), (similar dressier option, Splurge).

And of course, today is linkup day and on last week's Thursday Moda about were linked up. If I could describe my favorites this week, three things come to mind: bold stripes, bright colors and pretty florals. Stay tuned below and check out these beauties! And, I also wanted to let you know that I am looking for co-hosts for Thursday Moda. It is a great way to promote your blog, add readers, discover new bloggers you'll love and it is all FREE!! Let me know if you are interested and we can e-mail one another. My e-mail address is under my contact information, or you can leave me a comment here. =) 
This week's featured blogger is SABINA from I've Got Sunshine and in this particular post she linked up a rainbow of tulips featuring a stunning red maxi dress and matching floral crown, and this outfit and photos couldn't suit the name of her blog, better. Sabina's maxi dress with the sexy open back is certainly beautiful in such a ravishing red shade and red is my favorite color. I love her floral crown equally. But look at the artistic, scenic photos from her post guys. It is like she posed for Harper's Bazaar. The prettiest photo-shoot ever in the prettiest, brightest, most colorful sea of tulips I have ever seen and tulips are some of my most favorite flowers. Sabina is new to my linkup, she has only been linking for a few weeks, but I have already featured one of her outfits before and it is my pleasure to introduce her and her amazing blog as my Featured Blogger of the week. She is one of those girls that can wear anything and everything and look amazing all the time. Plus she is as pretty as a model. Make sure you stop by her beautiful blog, today.

Jen is expecting baby #5, but boy is she a stylish mom in her red+tan 'Color Block Dress' with 3/4-sleeves in a flattering length.
Ruth is another mama styling '70s Stripes' in a versatile and classy navy/cognac/ivory maxi wrap dress. Her brown retro pumps and all the fringe between the bag and necklace complete the 70s bohemian look.
Lydia is carrying the it bag of the moment which is 'Bigger Than a Bread Basket' but matches the perfect straw fedora and both are pretty extras to a white+bright floral dress.
Carrie's 'Mother's Day Outfit' is a pretty off-shoulder chambray dress featuring beautiful embroidery floral across the chest. Love her royal blue lace-up flats.
Sarah's 'Striped Jumpsuit' has vibrant aqua stripes and trendy cold-shoulder sleeves. Love her hot pink accessories with it - I missed out on those fabulous sandals!

Now join the linkup and make some new friends!

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