Thursday Moda #7 and Mom's Birthday.

Before I get to today's very Wintery outfit despite the fact that it is middle of April, I want to take a moment to wish my Fabulous Mom a Very Happy Birthday. April 14th is her day and his year her birthday is extra special because she turns 60. I have only gotten her one gift so far but have a very clear idea about the second one and will pick it up after work.

My mom is a very loving and generous woman. She puts her family and children before herself, always. She has a big heart, a spirit full of gratitude and joy and a brilliant mind too. She is just as good with numbers (as a Finance major) as she is artistic and crafty. She can knit, crochet and embroidery. She is quite funny too. She has always worked hard to make sure we are always taken care of, very well. Not only is she a great mother, she is even a greater grandmother. Seeing her with my daughter, makes me wish I am half of the mother to Vivian that my mom has been to me. I am so blessed, happy and lucky that she is my mom. I wouldn't know what I would do without her.

Now, moving on to today's outfit, these photos were taken Sunday morning on April 10th as it was snowing. This was just the start of our 3-inch snow day. I even took some photos of the snow alone to show you how bad it was, and cold too. I bundled up by wearing a Knit Navy+Gray Striped Dress which I layered with double fur - Fur Snood and Fur-lined Vest, a Wool Fair Isle Beanie and Tights. Yes, I could have worn a full-sleeve coat but I have on a thermal-type tee underneath the dress and my vest is thick and all its shearling kept me warm. I accessorized with some of my new pieces from my latest Rocksbox. The pop of magenta purple and hot pink made this outfit stand out. This is not the first time I paired this striped dress with hot pink (look at this outfit). Both navy and gray are two colors that pair so well with pink.

Today we also have a co-host - NINA from A World of Dresses - and she is also wearing a dress (above) albeit her outfit is very Springy as in comparison to mine lol.

Heather Gray+Navy Striped Jersey Knit Dress, 3/4-Sleeve Dress: Gap (New) (similar bodycon midi option, Splurge, love this), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).
Black Nylon-blend Crewneck, Long-Sleeve Thermal Tee: Wal Mart (very similar, small Splurge), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).
Tan/Nude Faux Fur/Shearling Vest w/ Faux Suede on the outside: JC Penney (New) (similar gorgeous option, Splurge), (very similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal, love this).
Brown Ombre Faux Fur Snood: Wal Mart (New) (similar in maroon, small Splurge), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal, love this).
Hot Pink + White Fair Isle Wool Pom Beanie: Gap (New) (similar, small Splurge), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Steal).
Bright Purple Faux Leather Large Satchel Bag w/ Crossbody Strap: Target (New) (similar, Splurge), (similar, small Splurge, love this), (similar, Steal).
Bright Green (Amazonite) "Alex" Drop Statement Earrings: Kendra Scott, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (identical), (very similar), (similar by KS, Great Deal, love these).
Skinny Rectangle "Muse" Gold-tone Ring in Silver Druzy: Elise M, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Steal).
Black Paisley Patterned Semi-Opaque Tights: The Limited (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).
Black, Open-Toe, Perforated, Sling-Back Booties w/ Block Heels: Merona via Target (New) (very similar, Splurge), (fun sexy option, Great Deal), (similar lace-up style, Steal, love these).

 Use my special code to get a free month of Rocksbox jewelry delivered to your home: ADABFF39.

Last week, the linkup was on a day earlier and I threw you off, sorry about that. There were still over 90 entries though. The outfits keep getting prettier each week as Spring is hitting the cities of America. This week I was very much attracted to preppy and sporty styles. I would consider all the outfits I chose as favorites - dressy yet still somewhat casual. Thank you all for linking up in the past few weeks and please spread the word about the linkup.
Today's featured blogger is Olga from Local Fashion. Olga linked up this outfit which is the perfect athleisure getup for a warm Spring day. Plus it is in classic black+white. I am a huge fan of stripes and her top has stripes in different widths and directions. Her adorable silky head scarf repeats the stripe pattern and she is wearing some gorgeous Converse Wedges. Olga has a knack for mixing patterns and colors so well especially in ethnic prints and luscious fabrics. Her outfits always have an ethnic feel to them while still being feminine and put-together. She accessorizes with some gorgeous baubles too. Her style is inspired by all the many countries she has traveled to. Check out her amazing blog.

Cara in her pretty 'Green Daybreak Dress' proved that a classic tan trenchcoat and ballet flats are always timeless.
As she is prepping for Italy, Carrie showed us '3 Outfit Ideas' and this feminine and dressy white monochromatic look stole my heart.
Whitney styled 'Heather Gray' with three bright jewel tones. I love her stylish and vibrant rain wind-breaker.

A little bit about today's co-host: I just recently discovered Nina's Blog. Like me she loves dresses and she owns and wears a lot of them. Also, like me she loves to travel. Her blog combines both. She sure has shared some pretty dresses on her blog so far as the collage below shows. I am glad Nina reached out to me about co-hosting because I am sure it will grow our blogging friendship. Make sure you stop by today and check out her lovely blog. Her Social Media links are: InstagramTwitterBloglovin and Facebook.
From Nina's Mouth:
"A World of Dresses started with my love for dresses. I own over 60. I often write about my own outfits or the outfits of other really cool people. My hope is that I can redefine what being a badass woman means through my blog and help tell the stories of other women." 

P.S. Linking up with Adri + Jessica, Alice, Ana Luiza with Michelle, Annie, Brooke with Erica, Carrie with Jill, Christie, Claire, Dawn, Grace, Elle with Jacqueline, Heather, Jalynn,

And now join the linkup!
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  1. cute mum, happy birthday to her

  2. Thank you for the feature! You are too sweet! We are both wearing striped dresses today! That fur scarf looks nice and warm, I can't believe you are still getting snow. Happy Birthday to your Momma, too!


  3. Happy B-day to your mom Ada, those are sweet pics of you two! Loving this bright bag. Thanks for hosting today:)

  4. Happy Birthday to your Mom! She sounds like an amazing woman! We got snow Sunday morning too but by the end of the day it had warmed up and melted. Love all of the layers and mix of textures of this look!

    Doused In Pink

  5. Happy birthday to her! Moms are so special :) I love that fur snood!
    Southern Elle Style

  6. Happy Birthday to your special mom! She did an amazing job. :) Love your chic bundled up look and thanks for the Link up!

  7. Your pink bag is gorgeous- love the KS earrings too! Xo

  8. Happy Birthday to your mom!

    I love the dress. And the bag is gorgeous - great color!

  9. Have a very lovely weekend!


  10. Happiest of birthdays to your Mum, Ada. Mine turns 69 this year and rocks more than ever!!! I do believe many of us are blessed to have been brought up by strong, empowering women. Multi-taskers who took everything in their stride, showing us that we absolutely can do whatever we set our minds to :) xoxo

  11. Happy birthday to your mom! Loving the colored accessories on this look.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  12. I love this dress! And my photo is deceiving ... it was cold as heck during that shoot. Thanks for letting me co-host!


  13. I love this stripe dress on you! I hope it warms up soon, and happy birthday to your mom!!

  14. Happy birthday to your mom Ada! I'm sorry about all the snow--I hope you get some warm weather soon! I love your warm cozy look though, especially the pretty pops of pink (that bag!! love!).

  15. Great way to celebrate your mom, Ada! :)
    Sending you warm weather vibes!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  16. Happy birthday to you mom! I can't believe it's still so cold and snowy by you! Cute dress and vest!

  17. Happy birthday to your mom! You look really cute in your pink hat and layers. I hope the weather starts warming up for you soon.

  18. Happy birthday to your mom! Loving the cute layers!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

  19. Thanks for inviting me to your linkup! And happy bday to your momma! It's so nice that you are so close.
    Glass of Glam

  20. Awww! Thanks so much for making me a favorite this week :) Did you notice that you were my favorite linked-up outfit recently? I think it was last week. Anyways, I have a really fun giveaway going on so you should stop by soon!

  21. Happy birthday to you mom - and such a cute look! Love the stripes!


  22. Thanks, sweet lady! It is monthly...The second Wednesday of each month. I'm here to link up. Thanks for the invite, Ada. xo

  23. Happy birthday to you mom Ada! You look great in the black and white look with a touch of pink!

  24. Tuesday was my moms Birthday as well. How ironic and then our Birthday month is May together, how neat! Happy Birthday to your mom, I pray it is blessed for her. Your earrings are gorgeous!
    Rachel xo

  25. Happy birthday to your mom! Love your layers and pretty lips!

  26. Happy Birthday to your mom Ada and thanks for inviting me to the link up! Love your beautiful!


  27. Happiest of birthday's to your mom!! That striped dress is so cute! Thanks for the great linkup!!

  28. What a sweet tribute to your mom! Hope she has the best birthday.

    Shelly||The Queen in Between

  29. What a sweet tribute to your mom! Hope she has the best birthday.

    Shelly||The Queen in Between

  30. Happy Birthday to your mom

  31. You looks so cute and cozy! I love that hat and happy birthday to your mom!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  32. love the pops of color and the mix of patterns. thank you for sharing you look with my Powers the Flower link-up.


  33. I love the teal with that pink and purple! Man, you are still getting so much snow! It is finally warmer here, being in the mid 60s. I'm soaking up every minute, just in case! Ada, I love hearing about your mother! She sounds like an absolutely remarkable woman. She's raised one, too!:)

  34. Happy Birthday to your mom! I love your outfit, but I can't believe you are still getting so much snow! I hope the weather turns more spring-like soon!


  35. What a sweet post, happy birthday to your mom!

    xo Sheree
    IG: @Poshclassymom

  36. Ideal for winter ;)


    Mónica Sors



  37. This little striped dress is so cute! Happy birthday to your mom!

  38. Pretty dress Ada ! Hope you mom had a HB.

  39. Happy birthday to your Mum. Hope she had a lovely day.

  40. Happy Birthday to your mom!! Love the earring you're wearing in the pictures :)

    Edye //

  41. Thanks for hosting the linkup! I love your outfit--so pretty and cosy. Love Nina too! I actually met her IRL last week!


  42. Hope your mom had a lovely birthday Ada :) Great dress!

    Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop..

  43. What a sweet tribute to your mom! Hope you had a great weekend celebrating!

  44. Sweet birthday wishes to your lovely mum.. Hope she had a fabulous day!
    and thank you as always for the link up.
    Also loving your earrings, the pop of teal is gorgeous!XX

  45. HAPPY Belated to your mom for her Birthday. Love the color of your bag, and looking quite fashionable in the snow!
    Thanks Ada!
    jess xx

  46. Somehow I missed this post! And you featured me in it! Thank you so much dear, for featuring me and for all those nice words you wrote about my style! And sorry for me being late with response

  47. Happy bday to your mom! She looks great!! Would love if you can link up to


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