Dressing Down a Little Blue Dress and Link-Up.

Today I am co-hosting with the Lovely and Stylish LAURA from I Do deClaire. If you have never joined her "Confident Twosday" Link-up before, welcome today for the first time. As far as my outfit today, I first shared this outfit over at Rachel's Blog when I guest posted for her a little over two weeks ago. I do love this Outfit though so I had to share it with my own readers, also. Last Summer, I wanted to (badly) add a Cobalt or Royal Blue Fit+Flare Sleeveless Dress to my wardrobe. Truthfully, I would have preferred a ponte one since the material I feel can be season-less, but I loved the zipper detail on this one and how it fit me. Plus the price was right, so I pulled the trigger lol. I am glad I did. This was one of the very few dresses I packed on my recent flight to the States also, so clearly I love it.
This Silky Dress is a little more suited for a date night, a shower or a fun Summer cocktail party with the nice zipper-front detail. But adding Little Jelly Sandals to it and some Casual Everyday Colorful Bracelets, I certainly dressed it down. I did keep it a little fancy and girly still by adding two Cocktail Rings (though they are not fancy/evening out kind), Red Lipstick and a Neon Statement Necklace. Like in a lot of my posts, Vivian today is coordinating with mommy. She is also wearing a Blue Dress. Hers is Navy with Polka Dots. She - like Mommy - owns a lot of dresses. =) So, how would you dress down a Fancy Dress or a Silky Dress? Linked below I found many similar pretty options like my dress.

Multi-Colored, Neon, Cluster, Statement Necklace: A Local Accessories Boutique (gorgeous option by Bauble Bar, my favorite), (fun bib option, best deal, love this), (fun cluster option).
Stretchy Beaded Bracelet w/ Silver+Royal Blue Crystals: Random Street Vendor (similar by Nine West, best deal, love this), (multi-stranded option by WHBM, great deal, my favorite), (similar gorgeous option, Splurge).
Hunter Green Stretchy Beaded Bracelet: Forever 21.
Silver-Tone Tiny Cuff w/ 1 Floaty Coral Beads: Street Vendor.
Light Coral+Pave Abstract-Shaped Ring: A Local Boutique (New).
Black Floral, Wayfarer Sunglasses: Random Street Vendor for 2$! (New) (similar Wayfarer, best deal), (retro option by Chic Nova, love these), (similar Wayfarer in pink floral, love these).

Vivian's Outfit:
Navy Polka Dot Dress w/ Monkeys: Carter's.
Hot Pink Mary Jane, Perforated Shoes: Gifted.

To show you how versatile this Royal Blue Fit+Flare Dress really is, here is how I have dressed it up my, for a Dinner Date. I tell you, this Dress can be worn for multiple occasions and places.

P.S. Also linking up with Allison, Brooke with EricaDallas Style, Danielle, Elena, 

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  1. nice

  2. Great to have you back Ada, lovely blue dress. And thanks for co-hosting! Xo Sabina | Oceanblue Style

  3. This is such a pretty dress! And I love it with this colorful necklace.

  4. love the zipper details. I hope you are having a great week so far.


  5. Lovely cobalt blue dress! The pictures of Vivian are so cute too!


  6. Love this pretty, pretty blue on you, Ada! Gorgeous!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  7. Such a pretty color on you and you accessorized it so well for a casual look. Great look.

  8. You both are looking great in blue! love your dress!

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  9. Lovely blue dress! Such pretty accessories you chose too!

  10. So cute! You both look gorgeous today!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  11. I just love the zipper up the front of this dress! What a cool piece. Great necklace too!


  12. You look so pretty in this shade of blue! I love a dress that can be dressed casual or dressy. Great look.
    Thanks for linking up with us.

  13. I always love you in blue!! And Viv looks so cute! Susan

  14. This is such a gorgeous shade of blue and the zipper detailing is wonderful! I really like the way you dressed it down more casually and can so see it dressed up in the future. Thanks for so-hosting, Ada!

  15. been so crazy with work and personal my blog life has suffered, but I am back. Love you in vibrant colours like this and what a fab necklace ( again with another fab statement piece)

  16. Oh my how Vivian is getting so much taller, you girls look lovely together.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who have Inspired Me" yesterday.
    Rachel xo
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  17. That blue dress is so pretty on you! I remember seeing you style it before. I love the colorful necklace you wore with it, I have a similar necklace. Your daughter looks like she just adores you!


  18. I love this dress! And it's super flattering on you! Look at that tiny waist of yours :)


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