Nautical. Goldie. Graphics.

Hello, it's Monday, the start of a new week and we are already half-through May. WOW!! To all of you ladies who are Mothers, I hope your Mother's Day weekend and celebration was Special! =) Mine was Simple & Relaxing, spending it with Hubby and Vivian and enjoying the warm sunshine. I had a Special Mother's Day Post from myself+guests on the blog yesterday. There was also another fun weekend post (all about shopping lol) on Friday.

Today, my Friend Laura (in collaboration with Andi) started off a Nautical-themed week, which is perfect because Today's Look (I am linking up) is what I had planned to post on the blog, this Monday. I am showing off this Gorgeous Black+White Striped Blazer with Double Gold Buttons (they are just decorations). H&M has been nailing their Stripes lately. First this Adorable Skirt and now the Tailored, Preppy-Chic Blazer I have on, today. =) To me, Black+White Stripes, Navy+White Stripes or Breton Stripes are always considered Nautical. Especially if you add Gold. Between the Gold Buttons on this Blazer, the Gold-printed, See-through, Graphic Tee and my Gold Chain Necklace+Bracelet (some of the new jewelry not pictured from March+April's Budget Post), this is pretty Nautical am I right? And I have on two Graphics: my Tee says "DECADENCE" while my cross-body says "LOVE" and I love it. I wore this Outfit just a few days after my April's 30 Remix Challenge (review of that coming soon, hopefully this weekend) and clearly I didn't want to put away my Black Skinny Jeans right away lol, I cuffed them to make them ankle-length. I finished off the look with Cute Black Patent Leather Flats. I think Red Ballet Flats might have looked better though, what do you think? Does this Outfit have the Nautical vibe in your opinion? Do you own a Black+White Striped Blazer?
Hand Jewelry:
Thick, Gold Metal+Black Rubber Woven, Wrap Bracelet w/ Crystal Plate on the front: A Local Accessories Boutique (New).
Light Orange, Round-face, Quartz Watch: Gift from My Husband (New).
Silver, Pave Ring w/ tiny Silver Stones & big Square Ruby in the middle: A Local Boutique.
Real Gold Wedding Band and Real Gold+Diamond Engagement Ring: From My Husband.
White, Sea-Pearl, Silver, Heart-shaped Cocktail Ring: c/o American Fashion & Jewelry Boutique.
Black+White Striped, Double-Breasted Blazer w/ Gold Buttons: c/o H&M (New).
Ivory, Burnout, Graphic Tee w/ Gold Scripture & Gold Studs: Express.
Black Skinny Jeans: Sublevel (New).
Thick, Gold Chain Necklace w/ Crystal Plate on the front: A Local Accessories Boutique (New).
Dark Brown, Faux Leather, Over-the-Shoulder Purse w/ Stitched "Love": Meijer's.
Black, Round-Toe, Patent Leather, Ballet Flats: Steve Madden.

And, here is another way I styled this same Cross-body Bag, around the same time last year (May 2013). Coincidentally, both times I went with a Classic Black+White Combination. Which Look do you like best?

P.S. Also linking with Shea, Doranda, Carly, Lauren, Carylee + Gina, Claire, Jen and Carrie who is a very Cute Mom and is currently doing a fun link-up called "What Wives Wear" so if you are a married lady who blogs - join in!

Stay Tuned for more Nautical-themed Outfits and some Dresses, this week. On Wednesday Amy and I will be featuring Statement Dresses for our Spring Must Haves. So if you wear any beautiful Dress this week, let us know. We might feature you on next Wednesday's post. =)

Follow on Bloglovin


  1. What a great blazer darling! Looks lovely!

  2. I really like this new blazer! The stripes are fantastic. I think the look is fine with the black flats, but red flats would be fun too!
    P.S. Including my dress is fine with me!

  3. Love your blazer! And that lipstick looks great on you. :)

  4. Hi Ada, it is me again! You won my giveaway, but for some reason the email that I have from you is not allowing me to send an email! Could you please email me your mailing address at! That way I can send your info to Babette and they can mail you a scarf! :) :) :)

  5. What a fun theme week and I definitely agree that those stripes are inherently nautical, but not in an overly literal way like an anchor print. The black flats look nice and polished but since you mentioned red ones....that would also look pretty amazing too! Interesting what we learn from taking pictures of our outfits, isn't it? Thanks for linking up as always Ada! You are a sweetheart. :)
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

  6. Happy Mother's Day! Thanks for stopping by my blog.


  7. cute cute blazer! It looks so good on you!

  8. I love that blazer! The stripes are awesome and I bet it is such a versatile piece for you! Such a good nautical week outfit!

  9. love your blazer. I hope you have a great week.

  10. thanks for linking up! I don't currently have a black/white striped blazer, but I have been wanting one for a couple years!

  11. I love this blazer, so pretty!

  12. What a great blazer! I love the width of the stripes on this one. It fits you really nicely!

  13. Blazer with a graphic tee is one of my new favorite looks--and you pull it off effortlessly! Gorgeous Ada :)


  14. Great look! Love the gold details!!

  15. Thanks SO much for linking up, I hope you can link up with us every Thursday! I love that blazer, but I am really into stripes right now! I need to get a cross-body bag... it is all the hype right now!

  16. Happy Mother's Day Ada! I don't know what we would do without all the selfless and caring mamas of this world! I celebrate you all daily! One day on the calendar is not enough=)! This outfit is so fabulous Ada! I love the striped blazer with the black denim jeans and flats:)!

  17. Hope you had a great mother's day! The striped jacket is really great - such a versatile piece! Great over a graphic tee!
    Carylee |

  18. This is definitely another favorite of mine from you.. LOVE the stripe blazer.. what a piece!

  19. I definitely need to purchase another striped blazer! I love yours!


  20. Hi Ada thanks so much for linking up to the What Wives Wear Link Up. I love this look especially the blazer. I guess great minds think alike, because we both were featuring a striped look. Stripes are so fun and they can be dressed up or down.
    I also liked that love cross body bag, very cute! I would love for you to join us each Thursday for the link up, and don't forget to check back this Thursday for our Top Two picks. You may like what you see. Have a great week!



Post a Comment

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a positive comment or constructive criticism. I appreciate it. I try to reply to your comments as often as I can.

Popular Posts