Sunday, March 6, 2016

Currently: March 2016.

March is officially the first month of Spring (only two weeks away) and it is also a long month. It is the month where I have a lot of shopping in my mind (as my post today, clearly testifies to this), but also a month where I think of Spring cleaning, closet organizing, down-sizing what I have, etc. Once again, I will be joining the Currently (March) Link-up with Anne and Jenna. So, check out what I am up to this month.

New Spring Flats:
(from left to right, top to bottom):
Tan/Camel Faux Suede Ghillie/Laceup D'Orsay Ballet Flats: Charlotte Russe (similar laser-cut option, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love these), (very similar, Splurge).
Bronze Metallic Patent Leather Pointy Ballet Flats w/ Ankle Strap: Gap (New) (identical, Steal), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge).
Black Faux Leather Ghillie Flats: Topshop via Nordstrom (identical), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge).
Leopard Smoking Loafers w/ Black Patent Leather Tassels: Charlotte Russe (identical), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, small Splurge).
Orange-Red Faux Suede D'Orsay Flats: Charlotte Russe (identical), (similar, Steal), (similar, Splurge).
Black Sparkly Pointy Flats w/ low wedge: Merona via Target (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal).
Camel, Faux Leather, Woven, Espadrille D'Orsay Flats: DV via Target (New) (size up) (identical), (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal).
Navy+White Striped Pointy D'Orsay Flats: Merona via Target (identical), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge).
Red Faux Suede Pointy Ghillie Flats: Charlotte Russe (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge).

My Collection of Ghillie Flats:

New Spring Plaid Shirts:
Oversized White+Black Windopane Boyfriend Button-Down Shirt: Old Navy (identical, on sale), (similar in black w/ white, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge),
Oversized Lavender/Gray/Ivory Plaid Popover Tunic Shirt: Old Navy (similar, Steal), (similar, also from Old Navy), (similar, Splurge).
wishing: that it was warm enough so I could wear Pretty Spring Flats and Pretty NEW Spring Clothes. My collection of Flats (above) has expanded a lot this past month. These are all new flats that I found and bought which were very reasonably-priced. And clearly I am loving Ghillie or Lace-up Flats this season and wouldn't mind another pair. Look for cute flats and other adorable Spring Shoes for reasonable prices at places like Target and Charlotte Russe where most of my new flats (first photo above) come from. Speaking of Target I am loving the new DV (Dolce Vita) collaboration which has amazing Shoes and Handbags. I am wish-listing this pair of flatsthis saddle bagthis rose gold, metallic mini crossbodythese laceup stiletto booties, this fringe bucket bag (love!!), these wedge sandalsthis ethnic-print clutchthese espadrille sandalsthis rose quartz mini satchel and these open toe fringe booties. As you know I already own this pair of flats which I wore with my new navy camo wrap skirt this week. Target in general has many fun, on trend, and pretty well-made (for the price) shoes. I have loved their Sam & Libby line the last few years. I am wishing for these gorgeous metallic t-strap pumpsthese sexy+classy black stilettosthese silver pointy ballet flatsthese leopard sneakers (love!!), these neutral color-blocked sandals and this pair of pewter booties. Clearly I have LOTS of shoes (new shoes!!) in mind this March. No surprise there since I have always been a shoe lover. 

Like I said, I am also wishing it was warm enough to feel like Spring so I can wear all my new clothes. Besides new shoes, I have also added adorable Spring additions to my Spring+Summer wardrobe from Old Navy, both for Vivian and I (photo above; Vivian's items on the left and mine on the right). I may or may have not bought 5-6 new dresses and rompers for her and 5-6 new dresses and rompers/jumpsuits for me. Also, they currently have the cutest, on-trend Sunglasses which are pretty sturdy, well-made and with 100% UV protection, for a great price. Old Navy has cute graphic tees too, especially for kids. I bought several for Vivian. But unlike their adult sizes, their baby and toddler sizes run quite small. Vivian is tiny at only about 25 lbs. and I still bought almost everything at a size 4T (rather than a 3T) for her. Here are some of the items I have recently added to my closet from there for myself: this chambray romper, this geo-pattern peplum camisolethis navy floral jumpsuitthis cami dress in red+white floral, this preppy plaid romper, and this chambray peplum tank; and for Vivian this Summery spaghetti-strap dressthis open-back blue floral dressthis patterned chambray shirt-dressthis black floral swing dress, these baby pink ballet flatsthis aztec-print romper and this this cami dress in navy+white floral (to match mommy). As you can see Vivian and I are ready for Easter and quite ready for Spring. Now, Spring and warm sunshine needs to get here ASAP because we are ready. Cannot wait for us to wear and style these new items and do a lot of Mommy+Toddler Style Posts together.

craving: food-wise I am craving a big, juicy cheeseburger. I am thinking a fatty hamburger in a yummy bun, with swiss, mozarella and provolone cheese, some bacon, a juicy slice of tomato, crispy lettuce, a slice of raw red onion and a grilled yummy portobello mushroom on top, served with some wedge fried potatoes. My mouth is watering as I type this. Style-wise (you know me, I always have clothes in my mind lol) I am craving both of these gorgeous Spring-forward Outfits from Banana Republic (above). I want it all from the amazing stiletto shoes each outfit has, the chambray skirt which is darling, the striped top, the perfect white blouse and of course the classic neutral trench-coat. It doesn't get better than these pieces when it comes to easy and elegant early Spring styling. These are the types of chic outfits that can take me (or you) to work, a lunch date, a dinner date, a wedding shower or even to church on Easter Sunday. 

going: I wish I were going somewhere right now. I wish I were going somewhere warm. Actually, I have always wanted to visit the beautiful city of New Orleans. I have heard great things about this fun city and its amazing sights, unique culture and great food. I wish I was hoping on a plane and heading to New Orleans, right now. However, I am hoping sometime this Spring we make it to Toronto (Canada) or Chicago (Illinois) at least for a two-day trip. These are both two great, lively cities that I have been to several times but that I absolutely love. Ohh and I would totally pack every piece from those Banana Republic outfits and wear them for some sight-seeing, lunch and shopping. 

wearing: I am currently wearing my new distressed light-wash denim from Target. I wore them 3 days in a row. (Photo on the left with the leopard booties is from yesterday and the one on the right with the red ghillie flats is from today). 

learning: how to better manage my time. I have been so bad lately about writing in my planner. My planner has almost not been used in three weeks and that sucks. That is because the last 3 weeks I have been so busy. And I have managed to do it all without any planner. But I am currently learning how to be more proficient with my time and how to work with a schedule (and I don't just mean my work schedule). Speaking of schedules, I always feel better when I schedule posts ahead for the blog. I am learning how to do that more. 

Also, since this is my 4th year of blogging regularly, I decided to do a "Throw-back Currently" prompt every time I do these currently posts. I will link up to two different years of what I was currently wearing/doing back then.

Currently 2012 (photo above): Thinking Spring Green in honor of St. Patrick's Day. I have always loved to have and own a new Trench Coat each Spring and of course every closet needs at least one bright trench.

Currently 2014 (photo above): Two years ago around this time I did some crazy shopping also. New blouses, new sweaters and sweatshirts, 2 work dresses, 2 pairs of cargo/utility pants and lots of little accessories entered my closet. I even thrifted a couple of pieces.

P.S. Also linking up with Ana Luiza with MichelleAnn, Amanda, Angie, Betsy + Katey, 


  1. Love your spring flats, especially the red ones! March is a great time to buy new spring staples, but to also purge your closet of things you're not going to wear and to do some spring cleaning. I hope you have a wonderful week Ada!


  2. So many great pairs of spring flats! Love the red and striped ones! Let me know if you plan a trip to Chicago! It would be great to meet you!

    Doused In Pink

    1. Oh Jill I will most definitely let you know days ahead. I wouldn't leave Chicago without meeting you my beautiful friend. =)

  3. Oh my gosh look at all your amazing new flats - I love them all! I really hope you guys can get a few trips in - I love Chicago! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

    1. Thank you world traveler. I would love to hit Chicago, New Orleans, New York and Toronto all this year. Thanks for loving my new flats. =)

  4. There is something about March where you cast away the old winter gear and want new spring things!

  5. So many fun flats and new spring pretties! Hopefully it warms up soon so you can wear them. Your food picture is making me hungry! I'd love to plan a fun trip too. Traveling is always nice.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  6. I really love those striped spring flats!

  7. This was such a fun post to read, Ada! I do a monthly Currently post with Becky at Choose Happiness, but I should link up with these lovely ladies for their Currently link up, too! Those red lace up shoes are so pretty! I have been thinking of doing some Spring shopping too for me AND the kids. The kids need new Spring clothes more then me, though! I hope to hit the outlets.


  8. Love all the shoes! Thanks for sharing what your plans are. I'm always trying to manage my time better too. :)

  9. I am SO jealous of all of your cute new flats. I actually just got some cute new flats...I just need the slush and salt to go away...I'm not ready to ruin them. Haha. Happy March, friend! Hopefully we can plan a shopping trip together soon!

  10. I am actually trying to hold back in shopping.
    I have so much stuff (although I am pretty sure you have 4 times that !)
    Currently I am focusing on editing my closet and am awed at finding garments that have not been worn in at least 5 years....

  11. WOW! So many fab pairs of shoes. Pretty sure I need that striped pair!

  12. I love your collection of shoes, all so pretty! My favorite is the red lace up flats, very cute! Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and for your very lovely comments, I do hope I can share my outfit in your link up. I used the link you provided in your comment to link my post, but I'm afraid I might be too late since the link doesn't take me to any page.

    Anyways, I hope you have a great week ahead, and enjoy your new shoes!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  13. Beautiful collection Ada! Love all the lace up flats.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  14. What a fun post, Ada! And all those great flats are giving me all kinds of heart eyes! :)
    Playing catch up as I haven't been making my rounds the last few weeks like I usually do. Trying to get back into action after a busy, busy few months! -- Amy @

  15. I'm so into spring shoes right now too. I love those striped flats! I just bought a pair like yours at H&M the other day. I want all of yours that you have pictured! :)


  16. Ooh look at all your fun spring flats! I love the striped pair and the red d'orsays! I hope you get your trips in this spring! I'm planning a weekend trip to Nashville in June, I can't wait!

  17. Love all your fabulous new flats! I just got a lace up pair I am so excited to wear!

  18. LOVE your new blog layout! Congrats on such a great upgrade! I am so excited for spring shopping. You gave me some great outfit ideas

  19. I have my eyes on some blush and black lace up flats that I may be getting soon so your shoes excite me for that moment. Great post and lots of good stuff.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo


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