Thursday Moda #41: LBD for the Holidays.

Welcome to another week of fashion and lots of gorgeous Holiday Outfits (that I am sure all of you will link up). 

Today I am joined by my blogging friend LEE from Wine & Couture and we are both styling Little Black Dresses for the Holidays. Lee is not a stranger to Thursday Moda. Today, she is my co-host for the third time and Lee has also been featured a few times when she has linked up, because her style is on fire. She recently did a "Behind the Scenes" post which I enjoyed. If you haven't 'met' Lee yet, stop by her blog today. Plus she looks luxe in her classic LBD sheath styled simply with that gorgeous fur wrap around the neck and I am loving Lee's curly ombre hair, lately. Well, great minds think alike because we both styled our dresses with fun+fancy bow shoes (hers are on the side, mine on the back) and crimson lips because a red lip is perfect for the holiday season! We are even (both) posing my evergreen Christmas trees.

I mentioned on my last "Currently" post how important an LBD is for the holiday season especially since red is one of this season's colors. Coincidentally my LBD from three years ago was also paired with sandals that had bows on the back! I didn't realize that until I posted this. Wear an LBD and pair it with a pop of red (or three) for example red shoes, a red purse and/or red lipstick and the red will pop! I decided for just a pop of red with a Trusted Red Lipstick and add some Velvety Jewel Tones: a Wine-Hued Mini Clutch and some Midnight Blue Bow-Tie Block Sandals. I recently ordered both the clutch and shoes from the current collection of "Who What Wear" online. I love the shoes even better in person, but I expected the clutch to be a little larger and the color looks more between a fuchsia and magenta online (it is quite darker in person). The clutch is adorable but it is very small, however since it is a box style, it still fits necessities for a night out like a glam holiday party. This is an outfit I'd wear for the company's party, from work. My Gorgeous New Crystal Bracelet is from Banana Republic and it makes a huge statement. The necklace is a statement piece too but not too bold or chunky, therefore my earrings are tiny studs made up of 3 mini stones: cubic zirconia and pearls. The necklace and earrings were at my latest Rocksbox. Last, I added a Tuxedo-Style Leatherette Bow to my hair. Are you going to any fancy holiday parties, this December? Will you choose a Little Black Dress?

The Details:
Pave Crystal "Odessa" Necklace w/ Gold Triangles + White Howlite Stones: Slate via Rocksbox (New) (similar, Steal, love this), (gorgeous option, Great Deal, my Favorite), (similar, on Sale), 
Asymmetric Pave Crystal Statement Bracelet: Banana Republic (New) (similar, Steal, love this), (gorgeous dressy option, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge, my Favorite).
Navy Velvet Bow-Tie Block Heel "Michaela" Sandals: Who What Wear (New) (identical + I love them!), (quite similar, Splurge), (similar in cranberry red, Great Deal, love these).
Burgundy/Bourdeaux Velvet Box Clutch: Who What Wear (New) (identical, comes in teal too!), (gorgeous option w/ tassel, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Splurge).

Mixed Media, Sleeveless, V-Neck LBD Sheath w/ Patterned Pencil Skirt: Banana Republic (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, small Splurge), (fancy midi length option, Splurge, my Favorite).
Burgundy/Bourdeaux Velvet Box Clutch: Who What Wear (New) (identical, comes in teal too!), (gorgeous option w/ tassel, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Crystal+Pearl Mini Triple Stone "Holly" Studs: Sophie Harper via Rocksbox (New) (dainty option, Steal), (similar in silver+crystal, Great Deal), (triangle-shaped, my Favorite).
Pave Crystal "Odessa" Necklace w/ Gold Triangles + White Howlite Stones: Slate via Rocksbox (New) (similar, Steal, love this), (gorgeous option, Great Deal, my Favorite), (similar, on Sale), 
Asymmetric Pave Crystal Statement Bracelet: Banana Republic (New) (similar, Steal, love this), (gorgeous dressy option, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge, my Favorite).
Red Semi-Matte Lipstick: "Jungle Red" by Nars (identical + my favorite red lipstick ever!), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Steal).
Navy Velvet Bow-Tie Block Heel "Michaela" Sandals: Who What Wear (New) (identical + I love them!), (quite similar, Splurge), (similar in cranberry red, Great Deal, love these).

When I chose my favorites today from last week's linkup, I believed all of the chosen looks make great Holiday Outfits. There are also 3 new faces on my favorites who have never been featured before here on Thursday Moda, so welcome them!
Today's Featured Blogger is SARAH from Foxy's Domestic Side who linked up the perfect blue dress fancied up with a chunky pearl necklace, red lipstick, neutral pumps and her beautiful braided bun. I think this dress is what I consider the most perfect shade of blue which to me is between Royal Blue and Navy and I just love the elegant, feminine scoop-low back. Sarah's blog mixes a lot of things but on Wednesdays she focuses on style. She is mom to both a boy and a girl (who is adorable). You will find many things on her blog but I especially adore all her different hair styles and hair tutorials like this multiple-braided look today - so fancy and feminine. Sarah is part of The Blended Blog - a group of women who also have a fun themed linkup every Wednesday.

For a 'First Holiday Look' Rosie goes edgy and lacy with her unique peek-a-boo merlot maxi paired with fun heels.
Arielle shot this outfit pictures at 'Studio Bell' which is a magnificent building. I seriously love her neutral classic trench on top of the gray mini dress and paired with nude OTK boots.
Lisa's 'Fall Neutral Outfit' features must-have skinny olive pants and must have camel booties but it is her cable-knit cream sweater I love the most.
Amber tries a 'Lariat Choker Necklace' tied into a bow, with her Winter layers. The red flippy skirt and fur vest bring holiday touches.
Jill pairs 'Olive + Burgundy' with a jewel-toned statement necklace. Love and want her sweater dress.

This week's Fabulous "Thursday Moda" Co-Host: Wine & Couture.
Lee is looking good in casual layers this season.
From Lee's Mouth:
"Hi, I'm Lee from Wine & Couture.  This is my third collaboration with Ada!  She is just an amazing woman with great style.  Wine & Couture is a Life and Style Blog I started 5 years ago.  I love to share outfit idea's, recipes, and product information.  Sharing with my readers about my life and style is a fun outlet for me.  As an Accountant I have a very analytical job which leaves no room for a creative outlet.  Clothing is a fun way to be creative and get out of your comfort zone.  I share styles and trends I like, while keeping a classic wardrobe.  I believe in investing in pieces while leaving room in my budget for inexpensive trendy pieces.  I hope you stop by and read my blog.  Social Media - TwitterFB, and IG."

Now join the linkup and make some new friends!


  1. Love your LBD Ada! The leather detail is amazing and so chic and sophisticated. Thanks so much for the link up!

  2. What a great look, Ada! You look so amazing! Very festive and chic with a little bit of sass! I love it!


  3. Great outfits, especially the leather top!

  4. Loving this look for the holidays! That leather top is so cool.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. Great minds think alike, Ada!! Gotta love the LBD!

  6. Fabulous dress Ada! And I still love your hair like this, it's so stylish.

  7. I love everything about this look. Perfectly styled

    Life is just Rosie

  8. Love the dress Ada!your tree is lovely!!!!

  9. LBDs are my go to, especially for holiday parties, and I'm loving this one on you! So perfect with the velvet bow heels!

  10. Gorgeous dress! Love the leather top!

  11. What an unique LBD. It look awesome on you.

  12. You look so sexy my friend, what a nice holiday look for any occassion!
    Rachel xo

  13. This dress is perfect for the holidays, Ada!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  14. Thanks for linking up to our joined fashion and style party.

  15. My fave item is your handbag -but, wait I might have to add the shoes !!
    Seems like you are ready for the holidays. I just put up the tree last night :)

  16. Gorgeous dress Ada - you look stunning! I love Lee's simple LBD with the faux fur stole :-)

    Emma xxx

  17. Love the leather of the dress, and how you paired it with some fab acessories for the holidays Ada. I finally bought a special clutch for the Holidays and love your red one. THose shoes are pretty special too! Love Lee's look as well, with my fav-faux fur!
    Have a great weekend!
    jess xx

  18. This is a beautiful look on you! The leather on the bodice of this dress is Hot. I enjoyed seeing your Christmas Tree, too. Have a wonderful weekend, Ada. :)

  19. Awesome dress! Really flattering on you and beautiful with the Xmas tree. Would love if you can link up to

  20. Yay!!! Thank you for such a wonderful glowing review. You are too sweet!!! I love pops of color in what would normally be a drab outfit. That bow is too cute.

  21. I don't know how I missed this post last week! I'm obsessed with your mixed media dress! It looks amazing on you and I'm loving all of the details! Thank you so much for featuring me!

    Doused In Pink

  22. Gorgeous holiday look! The leather top of your dress is so cool!


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