Thursday Moda #40: Dresses for Dressember, with Sarah.

First of all, my heart goes out to the citizens of Tennessee for the wildfires they have been having, especially the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives. So tragic.

On a fashion note, it is week 40 of the Thursday Moda and I am introducing a December made mostly of dresses (I am shooting to wear and post a minimum of 20, hopefully 25 dresses), like I mentioned on my other dress post, this week. My blogging friend and today's co host SARAH from My Bows & Clothes actually introduced me to it last year, when she did an entire month of Dressember December which is a great cause by the way. It was fitting that Sarah would be my first co-host for the month of December. We both styled dresses for warm-ish Winter days (bare legs and all). I noticed both of our outfits are pretty dressy yet somewhat casual. The lace hem on Sarah's LBD is wonderful. I love that she paired it with hot pink and turquoise - they both pop! Sarah's life+style blog is as lovely as her curls+smile. Sarah recently celebrated her blogiversary, too. She has a lifestyle linkup on Mondays called "Grace & Lace", make sure you join it. =)
You saw this dress on my blog two weeks ago first paired with White Sneakers and a Neutral Plaid Scarf. Since then I have worn it twice more. Once with a Long Cozy Olive Cardigan and today dressed up with Fuchsia Suede Bow Heels. I added a very cute "I love you" Neck Kerchief and my Bourdeaux Crossbody. Rather than that I only have on Vintage Stud Earrings you can only see through a few of the closeup pictures. You will most likely see this red+blue shirtdress and its green plaid sister again this month, but probably styled with tights.

White w/ Red "I Love You" writing, 100% Silk Kerchief Square Scarf: Gap (Old) (similar, Steal, love this), (similar in paisley, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge, my Favorite).
Black w/ Silver Crystal Pave Square Stud Earrings: Vintage (from mom) (similar, Steal), (gorgeous option, Great Deal, my Favorite), (similar, Splurge, love these).
Hot Pink Nail Polish: NYX via Target (New) (similar, Great Deal, my Favorite), (very similar, love this), (similar, Small Splurge).
Magenta Real Suede Stiletto Sandals w/ Bows on the Ankle: Banana Republic (New) (identical, come in 2 colors, on Sale), (similar, Great Deal), (similar in royal blue, my Favorite (similar, Splurge, love these).
Last week the linkup was light due to Thanksgiving, with only about 50 entries. My favorites today are all from the previous week and having both the holidays and Dressember in mind, I chose all dressy, elegant, fancy looks. I am dying over both of the navy dresses I featured. One is sexy, feminine and velvety. The other one is elegant and timeless. And hey, I am loving navy in general this Fall/Winter 2016 and always!
Today's Featured Blogger is JOHANNA from One Hundred and One Things I Love who linked up the most gorgeous Midnight Blue Velvet Slip Dress, which she styled for a hot date with her husband, in the windy city. But this boudoir beauty can do double duty in the bedroom. The laced-up long tasseled bow around the neck - the way Johanna tied the straps into a necklace - added even more sex appeal. The OTK taupe boots matched the wide lace on the hem and the cropped fur coat was the perfect topper. Johanna is one very stylish, sexy and sophisticated 30-something mom of two young girls. I am always inspired by her outfits and her sense of style. If you don't follow her yet, you are missing out!

Ruth's jeweled-tone outfit is holiday perfection. She gives me more reason to add a pleated 'Metallic Skirt'. The gold paired great with the navy.
Jaime's pairing of 'Camel Vest & Black' is pure elegance. She could wear that to work, a meeting, cocktails or a holiday party.
Tiffany's bold green+blue plaids meshed well since one is bigger, the other is smaller. This is how you you wear 'Plaid on Plaid' this holiday season, in emerald green.
Lizzie is always a fairy princess style-wise. White 'Tulle' paired with fuchsia and glittery accessories is perfect for all the holiday parties or a December wedding.
Nancy means business in sophisticated layering. I call this lace 'Intricacy' and the right way to wear black with navy.
Lorena asks 'Who would wear this?' Hmm, I would! That dark neutral kimono dress is so classy chic.

This week's Fabulous "Thursday Moda" Co-Host: Bows & Clothes.
A snippet of Fall favorites from Sarah who always wears maxis with an ease. I cannot wait to see all the dresses she will wear this December so make sure you stop by her blog also, to see.
From Sarah's Mouth:
"Hello, Elegance and Mommyhood readers! My name is Sarah and I blog over at Bows & ClothesBows & Clothes is a life, style and beauty blog. I share all things related to fashion and style, beauty tips, and some of my life adventures. Right now, I am gearing up for Dressember which I just posted about here. I hope you would stop by! You can follow along on InstagramTwitter, or Pinterest as well! Thanks, Ada for allowing me to co-host!"

Now join the linkup and make some new friends!

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  1. This is such a pretty look! Love your plaid dress and how you styled it with the neck scarf and those stunning sandals!

    Doused In Pink

  2. I've been wanting a plaid dress and yours is fabulous!!

  3. I love plaid, and your dress is great!

    Thanks for the link up & Happy Thursday!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  4. How cute is this plaid dress?! Love it with the bandanna!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  5. I adore that plaid dress and you look fabulous. Thanks for hosting.


  6. Ah Dressember sounds good to me! What a beautiful dress you are wearing! I love this plaid trend! It s always nice to wear isn t it! And those shoes!!! Fabulous!

  7. Love how you dressed up this plaid dress! So perfect for the holiday Ada! Thanks for the link up!

  8. Those shoes are beyond fabulous!!!!

  9. Such a cute plaid dress, and I love how you dressed it up with the scarf and heeled sandals!

  10. Love this plaid dress! The colors and cut are so cute. I reallyu like how you have styled it with the bandana.

  11. The dress is gorgeous especially with those shoes, Ada!!

  12. Love the colors on you Ada, and the shoes look great with it! You can't beat a shirt dress !
    jess xx

  13. I love this plaid dress! Love the shoes you paired with it

    Life is just Rosie

  14. Awwww thanks ADA! That was just too sweet of you!

  15. Thanks Ada ! I'd wear your plaid dress too :)

  16. Great colors in the plaid dress! LOVE the color and style of your purple heels!!! Happy December & thanks for hosting :) :)

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  17. Thank you for featuring me!!! I am glad you liked the look! Have a Happy Thursday!

  18. I so need to add a long sleeve plaid dress to my closet. Love how you paired them with the purple heels.

  19. This is such a great fall dress! I can definitely see styling this with tights and a vest when the weather gets cooler. =)

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  20. I love this shirt dress with the high heels. Great shoes Ada!

    Anna xoxo

  21. Thanks for joining Top of the World Style.

  22. Such a pretty plaid pattern for that dress!


  23. SO heartbreaking what has gone on in Tennessee. On a lighter note, loving this shirt dress on you, and you look killer in those heels! Beautiful Ada!

    xx, Elise

  24. Loving this plaid dress on you! So cute Ada - hope you are doing well!

    Rachel's Lookbook

  25. Those shoes are killer!!! Great outfit :) xo Susan

  26. love the big checks Ada and i am obsessing over ur shoes!

  27. This dress looks amazing on you Ada, I need to find one myself. What an amazing cause!
    Rachel xo

  28. Oh my goodness! I love this outfit! Loving the plaid with a bold color.. beautiful
    Thank you for hosting,


  29. You look SO cute! Thank you so much for the feature! Fairy princess style :- D lol!


  30. Thank you so much for including me in the feature!! You look gorgeous XOXO

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