Sunday, October 12, 2014

July 2014 Reflections and Top 3 Looks.

Hello. How was your weekend, everyone? I have been so behind with recapping my months in blogging, non-fashion and fashion-wise. But since today is a gorgeous, warm, Indian Summer day, leaving it off where I last recapped for June, I am continuing with July's Favorite Looks, while thinking about Summer. In a week I will recap August and then as soon as I am done posting the 30 for 30 Outfits (should be done this week), I will do a recap of the remix challenge.

Altogether, there were 27 Outfits shown all July, in 24 (all style-related) posts. In four posts I posted 2 Outfits on each. July was pretty much the month of the Dresses. I actually started off the month on July 1st announcing a Dress Week and showing off my new cropped hair. So it was mostly Dresses and some Skirts. Among them a few Maxis: 2 Neglected Maxi Dresses and a brand-new one (see Favorite Outfit #3), a new Maxi Skirt and an old Maxi Skirt. There were a few Shorts in between. I also looked back into some Older Summer Looks featuring Dresses. I reviewed my first eShakti Dress which I loved. And for the "Mom Wear to Work Wear" I showed a Strapless, A-line Raspberry Dress as well a Black Polka Dot Fit+Flare Dress. Most of my Date-Night Looks featured these Lace, Black, Bow Pumps also. I love these Shoes. They are comfortable, girly and dressy. When I wasn't wearing them, you could find me wearing a variety of Sandals. I did carry a Clutch or two in my Dressier Looks. Oh and last but not least, In July I wore a lot of Pretty, Statement Necklaces.

Besides my eShakti collaboration of my Custom-made Dress, I collaborated with MARIA of Not Fancy, Just Life for an entire week of Summer Trends, where the cost of our entire outfit each day, didn't exceed 75 bucks. I am a deals+sales shopper so it wasn't too hard. You can see that recap and my Favorite Looks for that collaboration, including my Hot Pink Dress, here. We featured Graphic Tees, Gladiator Sandals, Midi Skirts/Dresses and more, showing you that trends and looking stylish don't have to cost a fortune.

I had a hard time choosing a top 3 and for the first ever there is a tie. So, altogether out of all 27 Outfits, I am showing 10 Favorites. There is also a Least Favorite Look of the month. Take a peek below for links and details. Which are your favorite 2-3 Looks I wore?

A Royal Blue or Cobalt, Sleeveless Dress for the Summer was on my must-buy list. I scored this beauty by H+M which I already wore 3 times this Summer, including once for a Wedding (not blogged about). This was my first styling of this Dress that my husband actually purchased for me. It was only fitting that I wore it for a Date Night with my Handsome Man. The Statement Necklace I am wearing is also one of my favorites as well as those Lace Bow Pumps.
Can you believe this Outfit was under $75? Well, yes it was and it happened to be my Most Favorite out of all 5 Outfits I featured on my Collaboration with Maria. I love a Girly, B+W Striped Full Skirt. They can be styled a million ways. It very much deserves to be on top 3. Coincidentally I am wearing the same Pretty Necklace on both of my Top 2 picks.
Clearly I love my Stripes and Midis because this Gorgeous, Nautical, Knit Midi Dress is tied for the second place with the Striped, Midi Skirt. Because the Dress is mostly Navy and Off-White I accessorized with Red as the main color. Loved how this came out.
This is my Favorite Floral Maxi Dress. It was purchased this Summer and once again H+M nailed it with their Summer collection when it came to Dresses. I brought out all the Bright Colors of the Dress as well as did a little pattern-mixing via all the Accessories I chose and my Striped Espadrille Wedges. Vivian was wearing an Adorable Nautical Dress on this same post, also.

There is nothing much wrong here. It just feels (because it is) very boring. Plus these Wide Bermuda Shorts now are 2 size too big on me.


  1. Ada my weekend was great. How are things for you since co-hosting with Renae? Hopw all is well. You know I am a totally sucker for stripes so I really opt for all those great dresses you are sharing here. Its inspiring to get a chance to see them with different kinds of shoes too. xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

  2. Your sure did have a month full of dresses. I love the blue dress and the bike dress. Congrats again on your first review.

  3. Love that blue dress! You have had some great outfits. I totally feel you. It's hard to keep up with getting everything documented, posted, and recapped!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  4. Love your striped midi dress! So cute!

  5. Goodness - you picked some really wonderful looks for this recap! My favorite has to be the royal blue dress - you look stunning in that color! Love the green top and striped skirt, too.

  6. I love all of your outfits!!

    xo - Shauna

  7. Well I have 3 favourites here: the bicycle dress, the striped dress patriotic dress and of course the black and white midi skirt.
    Nicely done Ada.

  8. So many adorable dresses! July was definitely a fashionable month<3

    Hope your doing well mama!!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

  9. Such a stylish July! :) Makes me wish for warmer weather again- it's definitely fall here in Kansas City!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  10. My faves are the first two outfits & the maxi dress, of course;) You look great in all of them though and love your fun sense of style and all the great colour choices. Have a great day sweet Ada!!
    Marta, xo

  11. Love all the different outfits! I love stripes so those outfits are my favorites :)
    It sounds like you had a great weekend. I had a relaxing one as well. Those are the best!
    Katherine @ Upon a Rainbow

  12. Love the outfits, I see you also like skirts and dresses as well. Love the red striped dress on you, great shape and such a cute style. Looking lovely
    from the link up,
    please stop by, jess xx

  13. So many great outfits, but especially loving that blue zipper dress and the mix of green and stripes! Lovely as always!

  14. I'm sure there aren't enough days in the week for you to wear all your outfits! Love the royal blue dress at the top, such a gorgeous colour and perfect fit. The shade of green top is eye catching and the pink eShakti dress fits you like a glove. You look great!

  15. I totally agree with your top 4 but the maxi was tied for number one as well, I love a maxi wit pockets

  16. That cobalt dress is just killer! It's my favorite by far!

  17. I am still i love with your royal blue fit and flare zipper dress. July was a very busy time for you and you definitely wore your fair share of dresses! It was a fun post to look back and see what your month looked like! Thanks so much for stopping in and joining us for the Celebrate Southern link up! Hope to see you there again next week :) xoxo

  18. You gotta love a month where you have TEN favorite outfits! That's awesome! I think my favorite is the eShakti dress with the bicycle print. So whimsical and fun for summer :)

  19. I think my fave is your b&w stripe skirt with teal top! Super cute and something I would LOVE to recreate! Thank you so much for linking up with J and I for our second Celebrate Southern linkup! I am going to pin your post to our official CS pinboard now! THanks dear! :)

  20. Thanks Ada for linking up to my second link up, that means a lot. I just love cobalt, so that blue dress looks great, almost Michael Kors in style too. Rachel xo

  21. Oh ADA how I understand you! I am also so behind and just posting my August outfits from Copenhagen now! I LOVE That black and white striped skirt you MUST style that for this fall it is totally trending!

    And thank you again for joining the #reasonstodress real mom street style linkup!

    Angie from reasons to dress


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