Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Thursday Moda #10 and Maroon Patterned Bottoms.

Happy Thursday Loves! Hope May is treating you well so far. 

Our weather has totally gone Wintery and it got even more so on the day of my birthday (yesterday on May 4th). Thank you to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday and brought great thoughts my way. I appreciate it so much. This blogging community is so thoughtful and warm. I almost didn't post today's OOTD photos. They were taken a couple of weeks ago before I got my hair colored, for a day of errands and shopping at the mall with Vivian. Unfortunately I didn't take the pics outside because as soon as I got home it started raining. We have had so much rain lately. I thought April showers were gone, also.

Last week I styled my Mustard Riviera Marisa-cut Cropped Pants from Loft. You all seemed to love that outfit very much. Today I have another pair of Marisa's from Loft. This time I am wearing the Marisa Skinny, Ankle-Length Pants. They have a small floral pattern in dove gray, burgundy/maroon and white. The floral and colors remind me of another pretty Loft find - my poppy dress styled for the Spring Collaboration post. I casually styled them with a Heather Gray Sweatshirt with cut-out crochet shoulders. A couple of months ago I was contacted by a fast-fashion online retailer Newchic which sells many trendy and current modern items for very inexpensive, reasonable prices. This sweatshirt was from them. I won't lie, I thought it looked cuter and better-made on the website than it is in reality. With that said this sweatshirt was only 9 bucks and it is still cute enough for me to wear on super casual mom days. I also received some other pieces from Newchic but I will do a second post next week, styling two more of their pieces and I will give you a thorough review about Newchic. Since we are being transparent, my Red D'Orsday Flats (which I thought looked adorable with the pants I am wearing) are super cute but it was the first time I ended up wearing them and they gave me blisters. I hope it is just an issue of them needing to be worn-in first. Needless to say, I purchased some flip-flops at the mall and switched into them during most of my shopping. And yes, I figured , three pairs of red shoes in a row is not overkill. They are all different after all. Right?! Hope you don't mind, because I am not sorry.

This week's co-host is my friend LORENA from My Everyday Wear. Lorena and I are both styling Patterned Bottoms today. When she sent me the photos I smiled because coincidentally both of our pants are in maroon. Lorena has been there for me since the beginning, 4+ years ago when I started blogging. She is one of my first readers and followers and continues to be so. Lorena is a veteran blogger for 7 years now. She originates from Panama but to me she is a citizen of the world because this stylish professional is very world-traveled. She almost visited me in Albania a couple of years ago, too. I really hope to meet her in real life someday because she is an amazing woman and has been a great friend. Style-wise she always looks polished and super chic by being on a budget and usually shopping her own closet. This girl looks fabulous in white, rocks a pair of regular blue jeans and always looks so hip and fantastic in sunglasses - she has a great collection. Another thing I love about her blog is that she is very transparent about all her purchases and all her closet purges too - which she does monthly. If you don't follow her yet, please do so.

The Accessories:
Gold-tone Ring w/ Large Square Red Stone: Express (similar, Steal, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Silver Ring w/ Large Square Citrine Stone in the middle & 2 Small Square Zirconia Stones off the side: Kohl's (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal, love this).
Gold Tone Teardrop Bangle in Aqua Chalcedony: Margaret Elizabeth, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (very similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal, love this).
Silver Ring w/ Square Black Onyx Stone: Zales (similar, Splurge), (similar, love this), (similar, Steal).
Gold-Tone Pendant "Taylor" Necklace with Purple Agate Stone: Robyn Rhodes, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (almost identical, Steal), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Silver-tone Chandelier Earrings w/ Mini Crystals: White House Black Market (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love these), (similar, Splurge).
As you can tell from my last 4-5 posts, I cannot stop wearing my Loren Hope "Abba" Merlot Earrings, my Purple Agate "Taylor" Pendant Necklace or my Aqua Margaret Elizabeth Teardrop Cuff. The last box I received from Rocksbox was by far my favorite, I wanted all three pieces. Ultimately I didn't keep any because I was indecisive and I could only afford one but I kept this box for over two weeks (still have it now) and wore those pieces a lot. Here, I mixed the Necklace and Bracelet from Rocksbox with a couple of my own rings and some crystal chandelier earrings. Use my special code to get a free month of Rocksbox jewelry delivered to your home: ADABFF39.
Heather Gray, Long-Sleeve Sweatshirt w/ Crochet Cut-Out Shoulder detail: c/o Newchic (New) (similar, tunic length, Steal, love this), (similar, Great Deal), (stunning dressy option, Splurge, my Favorite).
Maroon w/ Mini Floral, Patterned, Skinny, Ankle-length, Dressy Pants: "Marissa Skinny" by Loft (New) (identical, on Sale), (elegant option, Great Deal), (similar in wide leg, Splurge, love these).
Silver-tone Chandelier Earrings w/ Mini Crystals: White House Black Market (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love these), (similar, Splurge).
Gold-Tone Pendant "Taylor" Necklace with Purple Agate Stone: Robyn Rhodes, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (almost identical, Steal), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Gold-tone Ring w/ Large Square Red Stone: Express (similar, Steal, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Silver Ring w/ Large Square Citrine Stone in the middle & 2 Small Square Zirconia Stones off the side: Kohl's (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal, love this).
Gold Tone Teardrop Bangle in Aqua Chalcedony: Margaret Elizabeth, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (very similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal, love this).
Silver Ring w/ Square Black Onyx Stone: Zales (similar, Splurge), (similar, love this), (similar, Steal).
Black, Soft Suede Crossbody Bag w/ Oversized Fringe off the size: Target (New) (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar as a clutch, Splurge, love this), (similar, Steal).
Orange-Red Faux Suede D'Orsay Flats: Charlotte Russe (identical, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love these), (similar, Splurge).



In the last two weeks, the linkup was on fire. Last week there were over 120 entries and the week prior there were over 110 entries. Thank you to all the regulars who linkup here every week and all the new faces I see weekly. I appreciate it. Let's grow our blogs together - spread the word about the linkup. It is doing so well thus far. Since this week I have shown a lot of red and lots of red shoes, it is kind of funny how I was so attracted to the 4 favorite looks I chose. I usually pick three favorites but this week you get four, a bonus one since I absolutely loved them all, and plus it is my birthday week and it is on May 4th. Also, the featured blogger's look is stunning!
This week's Featured Blogger is ROXANNE from a Glass of Glam. She styled this monochromatic white+nude look to perfection. I loved every single piece she was wearing, especially the top, bralette and booties. I love anything crochet and lace this Spring and I am more and more drawn to Bohemian looks, each day. Roxanne's pairing of the Bohemian tunic with the bralette made the outfit exciting, fun and fabulous from every angle (that back looks flawless). I would love to own every single piece. It was perfect for a fun brunch date with other bloggers. Roxanne is a new read for me and she is fairly new to "Thursday Moda" linkup too. She is a lawyer but she doesn't wear boring or stuffy clothes, on the contrary. Her clothes are fun and hip as is the city she lives in - DC. Stop by her blog today and start following her.

Johanna's 'Starry Night' Delight stole my heart because it is one fun jumpsuit paired with red stilettos and that stunning red lip clutch plus it reminded me of my own jumpsuit styling this week.
There is nothing I do not love about Shauna's Outfit. She 'Says Yes to the Dress' and I would do. Yes to the stunning colorful pom-pom necklace, too, please.
Kacie is 'Dorothy Revisited' with her modern take of a Gingham Peplum Top and Gorgeous Strappy Red Pumps.
'Go Cold Shoulder or Go Home' - Amen to that statement and to that gorgeous red dress, Saumya. Love the quilted bomber jacket as a topper.

Thursday Moda Co-Host: My Everyday Wear.
Below is a snippet of favorite recent Spring looks that Lorena has worn. Make sure you follow her blog.

Come back here on Friday for a very special post on Motherhood. I will be joined by some other lovely mom bloggers and we all have a lot to say lol.

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,
I am also linking with Ana Luiza and Michelle. Their themed linkup this week is Cold Shoulders.
Lastly, I am linking up with the ladies of "Ageless Style" AndreaCherieDawn LucyJessPatti and Shellie.

And now join the linkup!
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40 comments:

  1. Happy belated Birthday, Ada!!!! I hope you had a wonderful day despite the wintery weather!

    I really like the pants, and the necklace/pendant is beautiful! What a gorgeous color!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  2. Happy belated Birthday Ada, aww yes I just remembered your birthday was the day before mine!! Hope you had a great day. Thanks for hosting and inviting me over :):)

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  3. Happy Birthday Ada! I hope you had a fantastic day! I love your red shoes in this post and the fun collage you put together of everyone's red shoes to celebrate your birthday.

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  4. Wow, definitely love the bag, and the necklace is elegant.
    Happy happy birthday lovely Ada!

    besos,
    M
    The Flower Duet

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  5. Very cute pants & love the slip-ons, thanks for hosting Ada!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  6. Oh i love those shoes, i too have a super similar pair and lately i just cant stop wearing them! They're so lovely for a pop of colour.
    Thanks so much for hosting,pleasure to join you lovely ada!
    Rxx

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  7. I love those printed pants with the red shoes! Such a great look!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  8. Lots to love in your outfit today- that cold shoulder top is so cute and just the right amount. And, I just adore the blue agate necklace!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  9. Hope you had a wonderful birthday! I've been loving your red shoes looks! These ones look amazing with your pants. Hope you are able to break them in soon because they deserve to be worn a lot more!

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  10. I hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday Ada!! I love this look--those pants are so fun. I'm reminded that I really need some printed pants in my life. And those flats... red shoes for the win again!!

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  11. What fun pants! Love them with your pointed red flats.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  12. Love these trousers! The print is so pretty and that exposed shoulder top is perfect with this look. :)

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  13. Oh Ada---I love that shirt---I've become such a cold shoulder shirt lover just recently and this one is so fun!!
    I also think printed pants are exactly what every girl needs...love them!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com
    thanks for hosting!!

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  14. Happy birthday dear! I find the top rather cute, that shoulder detail is quite interesting! Nice jewelry, I especially like that pendant, very beautiful!

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  15. That necklace is so fun! Love the color!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  16. I love your sweatshirt...that lace detail is so pretty! Gorgeous jewelry too!

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  17. Love those fun pants, and what a cool cold should top!! Lovely Ada!!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  18. I love the pretty lace detail on your cold shoulder top! And those pants are cute too!

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  19. I see you have a soft spot for lace too! Love the lace sleeves! Thank you for hosting and for linking up with SHOE AND TELL on Style Nudge Ada!

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com
    STYLE NUDGE

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  20. You look pretty as always Ada! Loving all that beautiful jewelry!

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  21. I love my NewChic pieces and what a lovely color on you. I agree though, I guess we get what we pay for as my items from Newchic while cute and fit good do seem to feel alittle cheap. I am glad you had a good Birthday.
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

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  22. I love the print of the pants - so fun! The weather here has been terrible as well! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  23. Thank you so much for featuring me, Ada - I'm honored! I am also in love with your red flats and all of your accessories are so fun!!

    xoxo, Kacie
    RegallySoled.com

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  24. Eeep! I am SO HONORED to be your featured blogger! You are absolutely the sweetest. I really loved last week's mustard pants, but I think these maroon pattered ones are even better! And you should never be sorry about wearing too many red shoes! I'm just sorry they gave you blisters. Try picking up some moleskin, that should do the trick!
    --Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

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  25. Happy belated birthday Ada! Cute look... love the top and the accessories.
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  26. All of your red-shoed posts are really making me feel like I need some in my life!

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  27. What fun patterned pants! And those red shoes give it a serious pop of color! Thanks for the link up!
    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  28. I hope you had a wonderful birthday despite the weather! Love those printed pants.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  29. Happy belated birthday Ada! I hope it was filled with lots of laugher and love!

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

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

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  30. Love the cold shoulder top and patterned pants. Very pretty! I'm sorry to have missed your birthday - so happy belated birthday! Hope you have a great weekend, and Mother's Day!

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  31. I love the pants! They look great! I would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/05/02/diy-craft-projects/

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  32. I love the bold pattern of your pants and the colors you added with the accessories. Thank you for sharing your look with my Powers The Flower link-up. Up, Down, All-Around opens in the morning.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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

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  34. Such a fun color combination! I love the detailing on the sleeves on your top.
    Red Reticule

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  35. How fun are these pants?! Love how you styled them with the bright red flats

    http://michellespaige.com

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