Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day Special Collaboration Post: 3 Bloggers, 3 Looks, 3 Styles.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

I love doing Collaborations with other Bloggers, especially bloggers I follow and read regularly, awesome ladies that I draw inspiration from, every day - most of which I can call Friends as well. Today, in honor of Valentine's Day, I am collaborating with 2 Fantastic Ladies whom I have followed and read for a long time, before I even started blogging myself. Today's collaboration is with LONDYN of Blog Fashion and LORENA of Lorena's Every Day Wear. Fun fact is that Londyn's Blog is the very first one I started reading and followed. She had already been blogging for 4 years before I started mine. She was one of the people who truly inspired me to start my own Fashion Blog. She always looks impeccable, even when wearing Casual Clothes and she has an amazing Shoe Collection. While Lorena had already blogged for a number of years too. She read and supported my blog before I barely had any viewers. Besides her style, one of the things that inspires me when it comes to Lorena is her ability to edit her closet monthly. She is always purging and does a monthly review of her purging. Both of these ladies have great styles, elegant and chic - which I can totally relate to. They have both Guest posted for me before here: 1, 2, 3. 

Today, we decided to do a 3-way Collaboration: 3 Bloggers, 3 Different Valentine's Day Styles - Casual Daytime, Work and Date Night (of course). See below the details of each Outfit and visit their blogs today to see their posts. Thank you Londyn & Lorena for this Awesome Collaboration and Thank you too Ladies for reading. =)

Date Night Look.
For the Date Night Look Londyn chose a Slinky, Sexy, Fuchsia, Lace, Cocktail Dress with a pair of her Fabulous Stilettos. Lorena was the most Romantic, the most Girly of the bunch with her Dainty, Floral Dress paired with Cute Hot Pink Ballet Flats. While I didn't go for Red or Pink but White. White is a 3rd Color I associate with V-Day, just like the trend this week over at Spotlight Weekly. I paired my New Off-White, Lace Dress with Satin Red Peep-toe Pumps and a Satin Red Mini Clutch. I added lots of Bling & Sparkle through my Crystal Necklace, Bracelets, Earrings & Rhinestone Headband.
Winter White, 3/4-Sleeve, Crew-Neck Lace Dress: A Local Boutique (New).
Silver+Clear, Oval-Stone Dangly Earrings: White House Black Market.
Silver, 2-stranded, Crystal, Statement Necklace w/ tiny Circle Stones & large Rectangle Stones: White House Black Market.
Silver, Crystal Stretchy Bracelet: White House Black Market.
White+Silver, Stretchy, Beaded Bracelet w/ some Charms: White House Black Market.
Black Metallic, Stretchy Cocktail Ring w/ large White Flower: Payless.
Gold-tone Skinny Headband w/ Silver Rhinestones: Ann Taylor LOFT.
Red Satin, Ruffle Purse w/ Black Metal Chain: Nine West.
Red Satin, Peep-toe Pumps w/ Gold Chain Decoration on the front: Micci's.

Day-time/Casual Look.
For the Casual Daytime Look, Lorena kept a Pink+Orange Monochrome Look pairing her 2-Colored, Floral Skirt with her Solid Pink, Sleeveless Blouse & Orange Peep-toe Pumps. She added a pair of Sunglasses and a Watch which are her Trademark Accessories. Londyn paired a Gorgeous Aztec Sequined Mini Skirt with a Nude Lace Top, a matching Nude Blazer, a Hot Pink Statement Belt and some cute Red Flats. I was the only one wearing Pants in this challenge. I paired my Hot Pink Neon Khaki Bottoms with my Gray Graphic Heart Sweatshirt. My Button-down Chiffon Blouse (layered underneath the Sweatshirt) makes the look slightly Dressy while matching the Pants. My Gray+Silver Sneakers have some Red Rose & Valentine-inspired Ed Hardy designs on them. I think they went with the rest of the Outfit perfectly. A Necklace featuring large Pink, Gray & Navy Stones as well as a little Flower Hair Clip complete my Casual Look. No Purse here since I would wear this while having my morning/early afternoon walk with Vivian so I would be carrying the diaper bag.
Neon Pink, Long-Sleeve, Button-down, Chiffon Blouse: H+M (New).
Heather Gray "Love Ever Lasting", Long-Sleeve Sweatshirt: Old Navy (New).
Neon Pink, Dye, Khaki Pants: Gap.
Coral, Chiffon Flower Pin: An Accessories Boutique.
Pink, Purple, Neutral + Smoke, Glass & Stone, Statement Necklace: An Accessories Boutique.
Baby Blue, tiny Rose, Metallic Stud Earrings: Viggos.
Gray/Silver, Studded, Faux Tattoo-Print Sneakers w/out Laces: Skechers.

Work Look.
For the work look, Lorena took her Soft-Print Floral Dress and Pink+Striped Flats, added a Black Blazer and her Cozy Black Leather Bag and made it work-appropriate. Londyn is playing with Ruffles and Graphics combining Red with Black+White. Her Red Peep-toe Booties are Stunning. I, like Londyn, thought a Pencil Skirt and Pretty Blouse for my Work Look. The Hot Pink Blouse is not the same one as in the Casual Look. This is darker and it has tiny Silver Beads sewn to the Collar. I paired it with my Retro Red, High-Waisted Pencil Skirt w/ tiny White Polka Dots, my Nude Pumps, simple Red Drop Earrings, my New MK Bag and even added a tiny little Belt on the waist of the Skirt. I loved the results and this is my Favorite Looks of out of the 3 I came up with for Valentine's Day.
Hot Pink, Long-Sleeve, Button-down, Chiffon Blouse w/ Silver-Beaded Collar: Zara (New).
Red, Cotton-Stretchy Pencil Skirt w/ tiny White Polka Dots: Bebe.
Red Crystal & Silver Rhinestone Beaded, Drop Earrings: Fred's Jewelry.
Silver, Pave Ring w/ tiny Silver Stones & big Square Ruby in the middle: A Local Boutique (New).
Magenta Faux Python & Silver Metallic Stretchy, Skinnny Belt: White House Black Market.
Large, Red Leather Handbag w/ Gold Hardware: Michael Kors (New).
Nude, Round-Toe, Patent Leather Pumps: Apartment 9 (Kohl's).

So, what did you think of this Collaboration? Which one of my Looks do you like the Most and Why? Cheesy or not, in honor of the Day of Love, I am even carrying some type of Heart Decoration with each Outfit, in some of the Pictures. If you ever want to collaborate with me on anything or want me to Guest Post for you, let me know in the comments, drop me a line or E-Mail me at ada.furxhi[AT] Thank you. And don't forget to check out Lorena's and Londyn's Blogs. Have a Beautiful Valentine Weekend!!

P.S. Linking up with Tara, Lulu, Erin, Lauren, Elle, Allison, Claire and Ginny.
Also, for the finale I am linking up for the Red+Pink Valentine-themed week over at Laura's, Kate's, Bryn's, Andi's, Inge's and Danielle's Blogs.