Thursday Moda #24 and Vacation-Dressed Beauties.

Welcome to another linkup week and my favorite Moda/Style/Fashion day of the week. I have been very very much MIA but I have a good reason, which I explained here. Today I am back with another Vacation OOTD (from our vacation a month ago), featuring two Lovely Dresses worn by my sweet Viv and I. I have been meaning to post these photos at least two weeks ago, but such is life. Better late than never I guess. What I love about these Dresses is that they can be dressed up, dressed down or in between - like Viv and I have done here. In case you are wondering the location of these photos is in some areas down-town Saint Joseph Michigan: the Carousel which Vivian loved and we took her in every night, the gorgeous water fountain, down-town Main Street by some of the shops and restaurants (where the beautiful Art Frogs and Bees were located, which Vivian loved kissing on the lips and sitting on) and some beautiful sculptures.

I got this dress right before our vacation at It is from their Merona brand, in a thicker gauze-blend material. I love the tulip wrap style which also falls down the front creating the hi-lo length of the dress. The little tie around one of the shoulders is a nice little touch. I love the vivacious, bright orange color very much. It is like a cross between coral, red and orange and it is perfectly-bright for Summer. I only brought three pairs of sandals with me on Vacation. I was going to wear this Dress with my Blue Suede Two-Strap Slide Sandals (from this post) but my sweet Viv picked up these Red Wedges for me to wear cause she said they matched my Red Dress. When you have an adorable toddler choosing your clothes for you, you don't say no. I added my Gold Disc Earrings and put my hair in a low French bun for both comfort and style and voila! Miss Vivi is wearing her New Gorgeous Pink Floral+Stripes Dress from Gymboree with a Beautiful Bow Back, paired with her Favorite Summer Sandals and Favorite Bow at the moment (the Hot Pink Cupcake Bow). Doesn't she look adorable? I am so lucky God has blessed me and my family with such a beautiful princess. =)
Hi-Lo Bright Orange-Red, Tulip Maxi Dress: Merona via (New) (similar, Steal, love this), (similar patterned option, Fantastic Deal), (similar midi option, Great Deal), (similar, splurge).
Gold-Tone Textured Disc Earrings: Wal Mart (New) (similar, Steal, love these), (similar, Great Deal), (very similar, Splurge).
Red Rubber Wedge Flip-Flops w/ Silver Stones & Beaded Silver Logo: Bebe (patriotic option, Steal, love these), (navy nautical option, Fantastic Deal, my Favorite).

Vivian's Outfit:
White+Pink Floral & Stripes Sundress w/ Back Bow detail: Gymboree (New).
Hot Pink w/ Cupcakes Grossgrain Ribbon Bow Barrette: Wal Mart (New).
Hot Pink Rubber Sling-Back Flip Flop Sandals w/ Hot Pink Chiffon Rose: Target (New).

Last week there were 100 fabulous ladies who linked up. I was attracted to Pretty Dresses, Rainbow Tassels, Crisp White and Burgundy with Navy Floral Prints - which would be perfect for the upcoming Fall season. As always, it was so hard narrowing down to my five favorites but I managed lol.
Today's Featured Blogger is ELISE from Sparkle and Slippers (don't you just love the name of her blog?!) who linked up not one but two pretty looks last week, but this White Summer Fiesta Outfit is definitely my favorite. A beautiful LWD with a Rainbow of Tassels and Pom Poms, I am 100% in. She paired it with Simple Nude Heeled Sandals, a Gold-Dipped Straw Clutch I have been admiring at H&M and Teal Tassel Earrings also from H&M (which I also own in an Eggplant Purple). Elise is one stunning mom for sure. Check out her blog for more daily style inspiration, sexy but chic mom looks and in case you are wondering how to style a jumpsuit or romper, since Elise has plenty of those and wears them flawlessly.

Rachael's 'Navy and Red Lace Dress' has the perfect texture, style, length, sleeves and beautiful two-tonal lace. The textured laced-up stilettos are perfect with it.
Nora's Ivory Eyelet Jacket is paired elegantly with a gorgeous taupe wrap skirt, classic camel bag and fun jewelry from her own collection.
It takes guts to wear an almost identical floral dress and blazer but Nicole gives life (by dyeing it) to her 'Old Wardrobe Favorites' in this fresh floral look, where even her pumps match.
Mary wears 'A Beautiful Blue' with a beautiful clutch and beautiful lace off-shoulder top. Those fluid trousers have one name for them: gorgeous.

F.Y.I. In case you missed it, the very stylish Lee guest posted for me yesterday. Don't miss out on the awesome watch giveaway we both have going on, in our blogs.

Also linking with Ana Luiza and Michelle for their "Start Off Stylish" Linkup.
Lastly, linking with the ladies of "The Blended Blog".

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  1. Aww very stylish girls, and I love your little girl's dress, it's so fun and cute!

    The Flower Duet

  2. How fun Ada!!
    You both look fabulous!!

  3. Looks like a fun filled trip and you two look so lovely. Thank you for hosting Ada and hope you have a great rest of the week!

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  4. Both you and Vivian look fantastic! It looks like you had a lot of fun on vacation. Thanks for hosting Ada and have a wonderful rest of your week!


  5. Lovely colour on you Ada. Perfect comfortable summer style dress. Thank you for hosting x

  6. Love this flowy red dress on you & Viv looks so pretty in her floral dress! Thanks for hosting Ada:)

  7. Ada, I am really loving the red dress! And the hanky hem is so fun!


    1. Thanks so much for linking up On the Edge of the Week! I hope to see you again this week.


  8. There is that darling Target dress, I love mine so flowy. And ahh the streets of St. Joe, we went last month and intended to get back at least once more this summer. Love the carousel. You and Viv both look spectacular!

  9. I love the bright vibrant color of your dress! It looks so breezy and perfect for a hot summer day! You and Vivian look fabulous!

    Doused In Pink

  10. Love your vacation looks! This red dress is so gorgeous on you Ada! So chic and sophisticated. Hope you enjoyed your time away. :)

  11. Such a stunning dress! Checking it out now... This vibrant color is just gorgeous on you, Ada!


  12. Both of your dresses are darling! I really like the hi-lo style of your dress. Looks like a fun vacation!

  13. WHat a cute pair!

    I’m excited to start a two-peat collaboration with Los Angeles-based brand TOBI this week at the blog via a sexy outfit – come check it out & lemme know what you think!

    Happy Thursday!


  14. Sounds like you've had such a busy, fun summer! Love both of your looks--that dress is so pretty!! I love the color and the flowy shape. And of course Vivian is a doll in her little dress :)

  15. Oh my goodness, Ada! I Love your dress! It is just beautiful on you. the color and style are simply fabulous. Now I want to see if I can track this down!

  16. I love both of your dresses! The color of your dress is so pretty & the style so fun! Sounds like you had some fun this summer!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  17. Looks like so much fun! Love that dress. I like to wear pieces like it on vacation too. So cute but also so easy and comfy.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  18. I love this dress on you Ada! The color and drape is gorgeous, and Vivian looks adorable! Thank you for featuring my look.

  19. Red is your color Ada...that dress is beautiful on you!

  20. Viv is such a doll! I especially love the bow in her hair. How adorable that you let her pick out your outfits! It looks like you guys had a blast in Michigan!

  21. You both look so great! I am seriously in love with your dress. I love the color and high-low hem, simply beautiful. Thank you so much for featuring me today! I feel so honored!!

    xx, Elise

  22. My goodness that dress is gorgeous and you look beautiful in it!

  23. What a lovely pics! I love a High Low hem dress, or skirt or tunic!😁 Gorgious! I hope to see you tomorrow on Fancy Friday linkup!

  24. What a lovely pics! I love a High Low hem dress, or skirt or tunic!😁 Gorgious! I hope to see you tomorrow on Fancy Friday linkup!

  25. You look so gorgeous, Ada! This red dress could be one of my favorite looks on you! And your precious little girl is a stylish beauty just like her mom!

    I am beyond flattered that you featured my look today. Thank you so much!

    Have a wonderful day!

  26. Gorgeous dress...the color is fabulous on you!

  27. How cute are you two?? Love the bright and cheery colors on both you and your daughter. Thank you so much for the featuring my look from last week Ada :)

  28. You look absolutely stunning in that red dress...and your daughter is just the cutest! XO Susan

  29. Well it seems style does run in the family :)

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

  31. What a fabulous pop of colour your dress is Ada. And your daughter's dress is so cute.

  32. Beautiful dress, and a super cute little girl, looks like a fab time was had..x Jacqui

  33. Soooo beautiful XOXO. Looks like a great vacation!! #LINKUPWITHLISA @

  34. Both you and Vivian looks so fab in your dresses!

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


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

  35. Loving this flowy dress, and what a lovely red too.
    Rachel xo

  36. Both of you look so cute in your vacay looks!

  37. I love the red on you Ada. That flowy dress is so pretty!

  38. You both look lovely in your gorgeous dresses! Looks likebyou had a really fun time :-)

    Emma xxx


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