Thursday Moda #25 and a Maxi Love Affair.

I have never really been a maxi girl. Short dresses and short skirts as well as A-line midi skirts were my thing. Sure, I have owned a few Maxi Dresses and Maxi Skirts over the years but I haven't worn them that much. In the last 2-3 Summers however I have been loving a Maxi so much. This year alone, I have added about 8 Maxi Dresses, including the one today which is quite unique because the length is between a Midi and a Maxi, a tea-length. This year I am having a Maxi Love Affair and I love it. You have seen several Maxi Dresses on the blog this year and I have worn some that haven't been photographed or made it onto the blog. I am usually in a Maxi Dress once or twice a week, this Summer. I love, love, love today's dress from Target's very chic "Who What Wear" line. The light silky chiffon, the muted black+white floral (which looks like a Gray Pattern from far which I love), the perfect-to-wear length that is still comfortable, the elbow sleeves and last but definitely not least the Classy yet Bohemian style of this Dress, make it perfect. 

I decided to mix and match my metals with this dress. Gold Sandals with Gold Rings and a Gold Cuff, Silver Necklace with a Silver Wrap Bracelet and my Soft Leather Bronze Bag. A pair of Rayban Aviators and a Nude Lip finished off the look. I felt chic, put-together, on trend and still very at ease and comfortable wearing this outfit. This dress also comes in a Burgundy+White Pattern and my local Target had still several of these Chiffon Maxis left. Try one on, you will love it!

Black+White Floral Tea-Length, Elbow-Sleeve Maxi Dress w/ Oversized Peplum Hem: Who What Wear via Target (New) (identical, Huge Steal), (gorgeous floral option, Steal), (fun option w/ peek-a-boo hole, Great Deal, love this),classic style, my Favorite), (similar sleeveless option, Splurge).
Brown Ombre Aviator Sunglasses: Lord & Taylor (similar, Great Deal), (similar, love these), (similar, Splurge).
Silver Tone Long Chain Necklace w/ Circle/Horseshoe Silver+Crystal Pendant: White House Black Market (similar, Steal), (similar, Fantastic Deal, love this), (similar, Great Deal), (gorgeous option, Splurge, my Favorite).
Black Flower Stud Earrings w/ Silver Stone in the middle: Forever 21 (similar set of 3, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love these), (similar, small Splurge).
Gold Tone "Erica" Bracelet Cuff in Pyrite Stones: Kendra Scott via Rocksbox (identical, on Sale), (same in black, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Gray Faux Leather Wrap Bracelet w/ 3 Square Pearlized Druzy Stones: The Limited (New) (similar, Steal, love this), (similar, Fantastic Deal), (snakeskin option, Great Deal, my Favorite).
Gold Wedding Ring and Gold w/ Diamond Engagement Ring: From my Husband (Albania).
Gold Tone Cocktail Ring w/ Kelly Green+Pearl Pave Ladybug: A Boutique in Albania (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Bronze Soft Leather, Small Bucket-Style Bag w/ Silver Metallic Double Handles: Payless (similar small tote, Steal, love this), (similar, small Splurge), (fun option w/ crochet overlay, Splurge, my Favorite).
Gold Soft Leather Perforated Peep-Toe Sandals w/ low Cork Wedges: Kenneth Cole (almost identical, huge Steal), (similar, Steal, love these), (similar closed-toe option, my Favorite), (dressy option, Splurge).

My Maxi Love Affair continues this week with the Featured Beauties who linked up last week where I wore another New Maxi Dress from Target. Though there were so many looks I loved from last week and I swear I wanted to feature like 10 of you today, out of the 100 outfits linked up I narrowed it down to the 4 most favorite Maxi Dresses, though there were several maxis linked up, too. What else do this week's ladies have in common? Blonde hair, neutral-colored shoes, happy patterns and colors on their dresses and lots and lots of style!
This week's Featured Blogger is STEFANIE from The Style Safari whose blog's name totally suits her. Stefanie has amazing style which is bold, colorful, cutting-edge and eye-catching. She is not afraid to try any styles. She also designs and wears a lot of her own clothes like this Orange/Black/White Striped Maxi Dress with fabric she purchased at Joann's. Stefanie says this is one of the easiest things she has ever sewn. But look at that dress, it is quite beautiful and it looks flawless on her. The bracelets she chose match the dress perfectly and look at that incredible bold flower necklace! I have only discovered Stefanie's blog over the last couple of months, though she has blogged for years. She is most definitely my most favorite blogger at the moment because she can wear anything, try any styles and look stunning, ALWAYS. Please start following Stefanie if you don't already.

Laura's 'Printed Maxi Dress' was a steal at $10.00 and her colorblocked blue clutch was perfectly-made for it.
Amy Ann's Maxi Style is very similar to my own from today. She accessorized it with a hat, peep-toe booties and a beautiful ring from 'Uncommon Goods' for a flawless Fall-Forward look.
Rachel's Dress has 'the Best 90s Print' where the teal pops against the pastel lavender. Her two beaded bangles and ivory crocheted wedges are just darling.

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

Now join the linkup and make some new friends!
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  1. Your maxi dress is beautiful! What a great Target find! I love all of the details - that ladybug ring is fabulous! Thank you for the linkup and have a wonderful weekend!

    Doused in Pink

  2. Share my excitement and love in the 2nd installment of my fabulous collaboration with Los Angeles brand TOBI - I'm sure you'll love it as much as I do!

    Happy Thursday!


  3. What a beautiful maxi and love that it's from Target! Thanks so much for the link up!

  4. Thank you for the feature Ada, I just love that maxi dress and I love yours as well. Very flowy and fun. I hope you have a beautiful and great day today.
    Rachel xo

  5. You know I love the midi/maxi length! To me it is so wearable. You found and great one, and thank you for the feature. :)

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  6. Thank you so much for featuring me! Love your maxi and those fab shoes!

  7. You look great in your maxi dress! I have always loved maxi dresses but in the past few years I have brought and worn a lot more maxi dresses. They are so comfortable and easy to transition from one season to the next!

  8. Very pretty! I'm not a maxi girl either. My lower half of my body is thinner than my top half, so why do I want to cover that up? Love them on everyone else though!

  9. Love the shoes Ada and the dress is beautiful! I'm not much of a maxi girl either...

  10. I love this maxi on you Ada! It's such a beautiful dress. I still haven't shopped the WWWx Target collection, and really need to check it out!

  11. Great dress! I love maxi dresses & skirts, too!

    Thanks for the linkup & have a great weekend!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  12. I really like this dress! The sheerness on the bottom is very pretty :)

  13. Love all the maxi's shared in this post!!


  14. Give me all the Maxi's! The only problem I have is with length...#shortgirlproblems :)

  15. You look lovely in this dress. Amazing accessories too.

  16. Ooh I love your maxi dress Ada! I don't have very many maxis but I keep wanting to try more. I love that all the bloggers you featured are wearing maxi skirts/dresses too :)

  17. Such uniquely beautiful jewelry!!

  18. What gets me about your dress, Ada, is how the lower half of your skirt is sheer. Such a (lovely) surprise :)

  19. This dress looks so flowy and comfortable. I love it!

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  20. Lovely dress and I like the mixed metals!

  21. Lovely dress and I like the mixed metals!

  22. You look fabulous! This dress is gorgeous and I am obsessed with those gold sandals!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  23. Love the black and white pattern of your dress!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  24. Maxi dress in the summer for sure! I LOVE every single item from who what wear from target. This dress is a prime example. Need to buy this baby before the season is over ;)

    Thank you for hosting,

  25. That looks like such an easy and comfortable maxi dress! Perfect for the summer. I too used to hate maxis and now I've grown to like them a lot!


  26. I'm loving this all-neutral look! And what a cool maxi since it has the shorter part and the longer outside layer!

  27. Loving this print! Adorable dress!

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


  28. This dress is gorgeous on you! Love it


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