Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Striped Dress Week: Hunter Green Striped Dress from Summer to Fall + Linkup.

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Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files with Jill at Doused in Pink and Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom! We are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits with us.

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As I write this, it is a very cold Wednesday night here in Michigan and to me it feels like the first true Fall day, since the day was chilly and the wind was very high, too. I am completely covered with a warm and thick fleece blanket as I type this. It is also September 30th which means September is wiped away. Just like that. Another thing happening today is that I am co-hosting the Thursday Fashion Files with the Lovely Ladies of Curly Crafty Mom and Doused in Pink. If you do not follow these two ladies yet, you should. Jill and Carrie are both super stylish, they are mothers like myself, they are on a real budget and their blogs have a little bit of everything. So yeah I am scheduling the link-up to go live for tonight, but it will be midnight soon so all Thursday long, you are stuck with me as your co-host.
So, if you haven't made a stop at your local Old Navy this Fall, run there! Their Fall collection is gorgeous, totally on trend, pretty well-made and perfectly chic. I may have gone there a couple of times myself and yes I did add several new things to my closet. This Hunter Green+Navy Striped Dress was one of them. This shade of Green is supposed to be huge this Fall. I wore a similar shade last week, too. 

I first wore this dress a couple of days ago and it was another windy day as you can see from my pictures. But it was in the 70s so I paired it with some Olive Green Thong Sandals for a Monochromatic Look and I added a pop of Fuchsia via my Fuchsia+Gold Striped Silk Belt (Sandals and Belt are from Old Navy, too). I dressed up the ensemble a little bit with some Silver and Crystal pieces (Necklace, Bracelets and Chandelier Earrings). I love this Necklace by Givenchy - it is a beautiful little piece that makes a punch! Also, this Monochrome look is perfect to link with Jac for her "Spotlight Weekly" whose theme is "Monochromatic" for tomorrow.

The second outfit is what I actually wore (earlier) today. And trust me the layered wool-blend cape I put over the dress was necessary. For a day in the low to mid 60s with crazy winds (that made it feel about 50 degrees), I bundled up by pairing the Dress with another new piece - this Gorgeous New Cape I purchased at Forever 21 a couple of days ago. The Colorblocked stripes of the Cape worked well with the Hunter Green+Navy Stripes of the Dress since most of the stripes of the cape are navy. Overall I liked all the Dark, definitely Fall-ish Colors of this Outfit. I played off the Maroon of the Cape by wearing my Burnt Orange Fedora and my Cognac Suede Fringe Boots. My Brown Patchwork Coach Cross-body worked flawlessly into this Outfit, too. I am a huge fan of this outfit. It is new to me, but I can see this type of outfit become a Fall uniform. My friend Whitney with Casey and Carrie are doing a "Create 28 Fall Looks" challenge and the first prompt is "Favorite Go To Look" which for me is this look.

The Jewelry:
Gold Tone Pave Collar Necklace w/ 3 large Pearls: Givenchy (very similar by BCBGeneration, great deal, my favorite), (similar by F21, best deal), (similar).
Silver+Crystal Chandelier Earrings: White House Black Market (similar by JC Penney), (gorgeous option by Swarovski, on huge sale, my favorite), (similar, great deal, love these).

Fuchsia+Gold Silk Shantung Striped Sash Belt: Old Navy.
Gold Tone Pave Collar Necklace w/ 3 large Pearls: Givenchy (very similar by BCBGeneration, great deal, my favorite), (similar by F21, best deal), (similar).
Silver+Crystal Chandelier Earrings: White House Black Market (similar by JC Penney), (gorgeous option by Swarovski, on huge sale, my favorite), (similar, great deal, love these).

The Accessories:
Tortoise Gold-Tone Necklace w/ Colorful Stones: Target (New) (very similar by Express, love this), (similar by J.Crew Factory, best deal, my favorite).
Brown Leather Patchwork Small Cross-body Logo Bag: Coach (similar, best deal, love this), (similar by The Sak, my favorite), (current gorgeous option by Coach, Splurge).

Tortoise Gold-Tone Necklace w/ Colorful Stones: Target (New) (very similar by Express, love this), (similar by J.Crew Factory, best deal, my favorite).
Brown Leather Patchwork Small Cross-body Logo Bag: Coach (similar, best deal, love this), (similar by The Sak, my favorite), (current gorgeous option by Coach, Splurge).

P.S.  Also linking with  Adri + Jessica, Alice, Allison, Claire, Dawn, Fizz & Frosting, Heather, 

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  1. I love how versatile this dress is! I like how you styled it in two different ways. I am jealous that it is starting to feel like fall for you, as it is still in the 90s and even 100s here in Los Angeles!


  2. This is such a great dress, I love it! And both looks are fantastic.

  3. So happy to have you joining us today! What a great dress! I'm loving how you styled it for fall! The booties, hat and scarf..looks fabulous!

    Doused In Pink

  4. Love this dress!! I'm in Michigan also!! So chilly last night. :)

  5. You transitioned this dress so well! I love cape you paired with it for some pattern mixing!

  6. This dress definitely works in both seasons- cool styling, lady! Happy Thursday!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  7. Such a great dress, Ada! Happy to have discovered your blog through the linkup!

  8. You look fabulous!! Love the stripes and how you took the dress from summer to fall! That poncho is amazing!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  9. So in love with your fall look! That hat, scarf and boots are just perfect. We need more outdoor photos! ;)

    Thank you so much for linking up with me and voted for me too! I really appreciate it! Take care and keep in touch! Please stop by today for Color and Grace Fashion link up! :)


  10. Fabulous dress girl! I love all the different ways you styled it. Yes the past couple seasons I have not found a lot at Old Navy but they sure are killing it this fall! Happy day beautiful and thanks for linking up with the new link up

  11. This is a lovely dress on you, Ada, and I love it styled with the cape! =)

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  12. Cute dress! Love that cape too!

  13. Love that blanket scarf! Great look with and without it. :)

  14. That is a nice striped dress! It looks very cosy with the blanket scarf! :)

    Thanks for co hosting the link up!

  15. Thank you for co-hosting today with us, Ada! That plaid poncho is so pretty with the striped dress! The summer look for the dress is gorgeous, too! I need to get my blanket scarves out again soon, it has really gotten chilly here in the last day or two!


  16. Love the fall look with the blanket scarf and how cute is your hat! Love the boots too :)

  17. Love that dress with the booties! So cute!

  18. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style

  19. What a fun, easy dress, love the stripes!

  20. Love the dress both ways! It's so fun with your poncho and booties. I love getting to layer in fall!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  21. Those fringed boots are so cute for Fall. I am thrilled that you linked up for the very first My Refined Style... hope you'll be back again next month!


  22. Great dress and transition! I love hunter green for fall and your blanket scarf is fabulous.

    Thanks so much for linking up with Friday Favorites! Have a fab weekend!

    The Closet by Christie

  23. A great dress on you and love how you transitioned it to fall.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!


  24. Really cute dress! I love the green color!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  25. great transition on the dress, both looks are great

  26. I totally agree about Old Navy--they have some great dresses right now. I want them all :) LOVE this hunter green one. Both ways are great but I love it with those fun boots and that poncho!

  27. I love the summer/fall transitional outfits. That dress is so cute. I love Old Navy's stuff right now. So much great stuff. Thanks for linking up for Style Saturday. xo~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  28. You look fab! Love the dress! Thanks for linking up to #fashionfriday


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