Marled and Distressed (plus a Linkup with Rachel).

Hello everyone. Today I am co-hosting with my friend RACHEL from Garay Treasures who runs a successful weekly linkup on Tuesdays called "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me". Also, my sweet Vivian is back and both of us are sporting knitted beanies because as you can see our snow is back and back to being cold (anywhere between 20-40 degrees). Coincidentally, Rachel is featuring both of her sweet little girls in her post today, also. Also, you may remember Rachel from last week's Thursday Moda when she co-hosted with me. It is my pleasure returning the favor, today. =)

Well, my outfit today is Marled and Distressed as you can see by my shattered jeans and the three marled pieces I am wearing: boyfriend tee, chevron scarf and pom beanie. Actually, these marled pieces worked so well together not just because they are in the cozy and casual marled pattern but because they all have heather gray in them and the scarf+beanie have green as dominating colors, too. Comfy, easy pieces and my outfit today is all thanks to Target (mostly), Old Navy and The Limited - 3 of my favorite stores, so no surprise there. And yes, I layered a thin but warm synthetic long-sleeve thermal tee under my loose gray BF tee. A simple outfit for a busy day of grocery shopping and a few errands with Vivian in tow. My mini me is wearing a brand-new outfit. Her conversation heart gray peplum tunic and neon pink leggings come from Target, however her beanie is hand-knitted by a neighbor back in Albania. I just love how she had to put a beanie hat on since I put one on, which was perfectly fine because it was coooold.

I love that she tries to imitate me and my poses. She is at that fun age when she loves copying a lot of things that happen around her, which depending on what it is can be funny and sweet or silly and not so fun. So we have to be careful for what she sees.
Heather Gray Marled, Scoop-Neck, Long Sleeve, Seamed Boyfriend-Style Tee: Old Navy (New) (similar w/ open tulip back, Great Deal, love this), (short-sleeve version by Old Navy, Steal), (similar, Steal), 
Light Wash Blue, Distressed Skinny Jeans in Ankle length: Mossimo via Target (New) (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal, love these).
Green/Gray/Purple/Teal Chevron Marled Scrunched Scarf: The Limited (similar silky version, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Steal).
Bright Green/Gray/Navy/Teal Knitted Marled Beanie Hat w/ Pom: Target (New) (similar), (similar in gray+serenity, Great Deal, love this), (similar in heather gray, Steal).
Silver Large Circle Drop Earrings w/ large Square Stone in the middle: White House Black Market (gorgeous pave option, on sale, love these), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).
2 Stretchy Faux Pearl Pink Bracelets: Forever 21.
Hot Pink Braided, Adjustable Bracelet w/ Gold-tone "Love" metallic piece: Wal Mart (New) (very similar, love this), (similar, Splurge), (similar in silver, Steal).
Teal Plastic Sunglasses w/ Colorful mini Rhinestones off the side: Von Maur (Gifted) (similar, Splurge, love these), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).
Orange Faux Leather Bag w/ Asymmetric Locket Pocket on the front: The Limited (similar, Splurge), (similar, small Splurge, love this), (similar, Huge Steal).
Leopard Booties w/ Chunky Heels: Sam Edelman via Target (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).

Vivian's Outfit:
Heather Gray, Conversation-Heart Cotton, Peplum Tunic + Neon Pink Leggings (as a set): Target (New).
Magenta Knitted Beanie w/ Large White Rose: Hand-made & Gifted from Albania.
Heather Gray + Hot Pink Sneakers: Carter's.


Below is "Bloggers who Have Inspired Me" Linkup. Rachel usually features 5 posts from the previous week each week so this week those bloggers are featured on both her blog and mine. Please if you join our link-up today make sure you follow both of our blogs and that you include a link of our blogs, on your post. It is how link-ups work. Thank you.

And tomorrow on Wednesday April 6th join me for the 6th "Thursday Moda" Linkup. Thank you for stopping by, today.

Rachel is a former full time preschool special education teacher turned full time stay-at- home mom of four children with a passion for substitute teaching and blogging at Garay Treasures on the side. Garay Treasures is a fashion and lifestyle blog with some added posts on faith and everyday treasures. Rachel loves drinking several cups of coffee a day (hot or iced), blogging, and reading and playing with her children. You can follow Rachel by bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

Meet your co-host Ada of Elegance & Mommyhood Ada Intro Pic 1
"Hello Garay Treasures readers. My name is Ada and I blog at Elegance and Mommyhood - a blog about personal style on a budget, motherhood, real life updates, enjoying the simple things in life and a lot of mommy+me posts featuring my beautiful toddler girl, Vivian. On Thursdays I also have my own linkup called "Thursday Moda" (here), which is usually open around 11.00 PM Eastern on Wednesday nights. However this week, the linkup will be open on Wednesday morning (bright and early tomorrow). Rather than that you can find me on Instagram, Bloglovin or Pinterest. I welcome you to stop by and follow me. Thank you Rachel for having me today. Pleasure being your co-host, again."

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  1. I'm really digging your jeans. Sorry to hear you guys got snow again.

  2. It's been hard to dress lately with the weather being warm one day and snowing the next! Love your colorful hat and scarf! You look so cozy and chic!

    Doused In Pink

  3. Love this cozy look and I adore that scarf! Yours and Vivan's hats are so cute. :)

  4. You look so cute and comfy! Target and Old Navy can never do you wrong :)

  5. How cute are you two in your warm hats?! Love it!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  6. Great jeans! You all look so cute in your winter hats. Thanks for cohosting!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  7. You two are adorable in your coordinating beanies! :) I also love Vivian's little sneakers, they are too cute. The marled sweater you have looks SO comfy and perfectly relaxed--I may have to track that one down at Old Navy!

  8. Your daughter is so gorgeous! I love how she poses with you, mine is so tricky to photograph! Her outfit is so cute, I love the grey heart print dress and the sneakers, and your outfit is great, stylish yet casual and comfortable!


  9. You are both such a cutie pies! I love how even the frames of your sunglasses matches your cute hat! Just adorable Ada!!

  10. Such cute pics of you and your little!

  11. Aw you two are too cute! I love your poses, especially as she is trying to imitate you. So sweet, and thanks for co-hosting today. I can't wait to do some mommy and me posts with you in the near future.
    Rachel xo

  12. Snowww ?!! Seriously ?! well you both seem to have made the best of it.

  13. I absolutely love Vivian's little outfit! She's just always so precious, especially when she tries to be like mom! And I'm a huge sucker for anything marled. It just looks cozy, you know? And I love that scarf!!

  14. Eeek! Look at little Vivian! I love her smiles in this post. I know what you mean about the copying! You have to watch what you are doing and saying every second. Two things:
    1) I LOVE that you and Rachel co-hosted this link up together. I link up with her weekly. (Except for this particular week because I didn't publish a WWW last week.)
    2) I can't believe I see snow on the ground when it has been 80 degrees here this week and I've already started sweating when I go outside. Bleh.

    Have a great week!

    Amy @

  15. Boo for snow still!!! Hope you get some nice spring weather soon!


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