Friday, July 31, 2015

Black Dress and Blue Panama Hat.

TGIF. My last Friday and last weekend here, for quite a while. It is July 31st and I am hardly believing July is over. I am so looking forward to August though, what is left of Summer and my time close to my family and parents. It will be a very busy upcoming month though. And besides today there might be one or two outfit posts from me, then next week and the week after that, I have a New Guest Blogger almost daily. They are all bloggers I follow and read if not daily, weekly, so make sure you welcome them and check out their blogs. Thank you.

This Summer I have taken several Dresses (even dressier, fancy types) and styled them casually. While this Little Ponte Black Dress is pretty casual, the Latisse Halter Neckline and Classic Shape make it dressy enough that if styled right can be worn to work, a cocktail party, and even a wedding. Putting a Summery casual spin to this dress I simply paired it with my Blue+Tan Panama Hat, matchy Blue Button Earrings and little Gold Ballet Flats and I was done. What do you think? Also, today I am Guest Posting for the Lovely Rachel of Garay Treasures while she is on Vacation. There I show you another way and another dress (a little bit on the dressier side) dressed down for Summer.  You can read that post here.
Royal Blue+Tan Summer Panama Hat: A Local Boutique (New) (similar, best deal, love this), (similar, great deal), (all navy, classic option, love this).
Sterling Silver Tennis Bracelet w/ Light Green Sapphire Stones + little Diamonds: JC Penney's (similar, fine jewelry option, Splurge, my favorite), (similar, great deal), (similar w/ blue topaz stones & diamond accents, best deal, love this).
Silver, Square-Shaped Pave Ring w/ Large Lavender Topaz Stone: Gift from My Mom (very similar by David Yurman, Splurge, my favorite), (similar, great deal), (gorgeous pear-shaped option, best deal, love this
Silver, Oval-Shaped Pave Ring w/ Small Emerald Stone: A Local Boutique similar, Splurge, my favorite), (similar), (similar by JC Penney's, love this).

Back in December, I wore this Dress 6 different ways for Winter, as seen in the collage below.


  1. What a cute hat, you look amazing!

  2. This is such a cute look on you! Love the hat!

    Doused In Pink

  3. Love your dress! I haven't been to your blog in two days and see you have had guest posters and are going to be gone. Where are you going? Is everything ok?

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    1. I am coming to Michigan and will be staying a while. Thanks for asking! =)

  4. Love this chic dress and the pop of color with the hat is perfect! Have a wonderful time away! :)

  5. Love the detail on the LBD and the six ways you styled it

  6. Such a cute little black dress! I love the hat, what a great color combo and it works perfectly with you dress.

  7. You're looking very chic here with that very unique Panama hat. Love the color palette!

  8. This dress is so versatile! Great job making it appropriate for summer with fun accessories!

  9. I am loving that hat Ada! You wear trendy pieces so well and always coordinate items and add so much fun to your outfits!! I love your posts! Susan

  10. Love your hat. Have a great time in Mi.

  11. Love your hat! It looks great with your black dress. I have become obsessed with hats lately for summer. They are a great way to make any outfit look instantly chic like you did today! Have a great weekend!


  12. You are totally rocking this hat, Ada! And I love the neckline on that dress.

  13. You're adorable in a hat, Ada! Thanks for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

  14. What a versatile dress, I love how you've styled it here with that cute hat. I need a hat like that I think!

  15. This is a great dress, I love the detailing at the neckline!

  16. Oh Ada! Keep bringing us those great looks! I like your hair is up and the hat, earrings are super fun! You look amazing today! :)

    Take care and keep in touch!
    Please stop by every Wednesday for Color and Grace Fashion link up! :)


  17. Cute hat! I've never seen one with a blue top like that. And a LBD is always a classic piece. Thanks for linking up!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  18. I love this look, one of my favourites of yours-cool trilby hat too! Thanks for linking up to #fashionfriday

  19. Love the neckline of your dress and what a fun hat!
    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.


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  20. You are so cute in that black dress and that blue had was such a great find! I really love black and blue together and those earrings add a nice pop of blue, too! I didn't realize you were moving away from your parents, I am sure that will be hard and hopefully you can come back and visit them!


  21. Hat is amazing :)!

  22. Yikes ! You must have been so busy with your move …
    Oh and this dress, is the type I like : versatile that you can dress up or down.

  23. I love the casual black dress paired with the panama hat. You look great enjoy your month off. Thanks for linking up for Style Saturday. xo~ Megan The Fashionista Momma


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