Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Thursday Moda #7 and Mom's Birthday.

Before I get to today's very Wintery outfit despite the fact that it is middle of April, I want to take a moment to wish my Fabulous Mom a Very Happy Birthday. April 14th is her day and his year her birthday is extra special because she turns 60. I have only gotten her one gift so far but have a very clear idea about the second one and will pick it up after work.

My mom is a very loving and generous woman. She puts her family and children before herself, always. She has a big heart, a spirit full of gratitude and joy and a brilliant mind too. She is just as good with numbers (as a Finance major) as she is artistic and crafty. She can knit, crochet and embroidery. She is quite funny too. She has always worked hard to make sure we are always taken care of, very well. Not only is she a great mother, she is even a greater grandmother. Seeing her with my daughter, makes me wish I am half of the mother to Vivian that my mom has been to me. I am so blessed, happy and lucky that she is my mom. I wouldn't know what I would do without her.

Now, moving on to today's outfit, these photos were taken Sunday morning on April 10th as it was snowing. This was just the start of our 3-inch snow day. I even took some photos of the snow alone to show you how bad it was, and cold too. I bundled up by wearing a Knit Navy+Gray Striped Dress which I layered with double fur - Fur Snood and Fur-lined Vest, a Wool Fair Isle Beanie and Tights. Yes, I could have worn a full-sleeve coat but I have on a thermal-type tee underneath the dress and my vest is thick and all its shearling kept me warm. I accessorized with some of my new pieces from my latest Rocksbox. The pop of magenta purple and hot pink made this outfit stand out. This is not the first time I paired this striped dress with hot pink (look at this outfit). Both navy and gray are two colors that pair so well with pink.

Today we also have a co-host - NINA from A World of Dresses - and she is also wearing a dress (above) albeit her outfit is very Springy as in comparison to mine lol.

Heather Gray+Navy Striped Jersey Knit Dress, 3/4-Sleeve Dress: Gap (New) (similar bodycon midi option, Splurge, love this), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).
Black Nylon-blend Crewneck, Long-Sleeve Thermal Tee: Wal Mart (very similar, small Splurge), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).
Tan/Nude Faux Fur/Shearling Vest w/ Faux Suede on the outside: JC Penney (New) (similar gorgeous option, Splurge), (very similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal, love this).
Brown Ombre Faux Fur Snood: Wal Mart (New) (similar in maroon, small Splurge), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal, love this).
Hot Pink + White Fair Isle Wool Pom Beanie: Gap (New) (similar, small Splurge), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Steal).
Bright Purple Faux Leather Large Satchel Bag w/ Crossbody Strap: Target (New) (similar, Splurge), (similar, small Splurge, love this), (similar, Steal).
Bright Green (Amazonite) "Alex" Drop Statement Earrings: Kendra Scott, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (identical), (very similar), (similar by KS, Great Deal, love these).
Skinny Rectangle "Muse" Gold-tone Ring in Silver Druzy: Elise M, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Steal).
Black Paisley Patterned Semi-Opaque Tights: The Limited (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).
Black, Open-Toe, Perforated, Sling-Back Booties w/ Block Heels: Merona via Target (New) (very similar, Splurge), (fun sexy option, Great Deal), (similar lace-up style, Steal, love these).

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Last week, the linkup was on a day earlier and I threw you off, sorry about that. There were still over 90 entries though. The outfits keep getting prettier each week as Spring is hitting the cities of America. This week I was very much attracted to preppy and sporty styles. I would consider all the outfits I chose as favorites - dressy yet still somewhat casual. Thank you all for linking up in the past few weeks and please spread the word about the linkup.
Today's featured blogger is Olga from Local Fashion. Olga linked up this outfit which is the perfect athleisure getup for a warm Spring day. Plus it is in classic black+white. I am a huge fan of stripes and her top has stripes in different widths and directions. Her adorable silky head scarf repeats the stripe pattern and she is wearing some gorgeous Converse Wedges. Olga has a knack for mixing patterns and colors so well especially in ethnic prints and luscious fabrics. Her outfits always have an ethnic feel to them while still being feminine and put-together. She accessorizes with some gorgeous baubles too. Her style is inspired by all the many countries she has traveled to. Check out her amazing blog.

Cara in her pretty 'Green Daybreak Dress' proved that a classic tan trenchcoat and ballet flats are always timeless.
As she is prepping for Italy, Carrie showed us '3 Outfit Ideas' and this feminine and dressy white monochromatic look stole my heart.
Whitney styled 'Heather Gray' with three bright jewel tones. I love her stylish and vibrant rain wind-breaker.

A little bit about today's co-host: I just recently discovered Nina's Blog. Like me she loves dresses and she owns and wears a lot of them. Also, like me she loves to travel. Her blog combines both. She sure has shared some pretty dresses on her blog so far as the collage below shows. I am glad Nina reached out to me about co-hosting because I am sure it will grow our blogging friendship. Make sure you stop by today and check out her lovely blog. Her Social Media links are: InstagramTwitterBloglovin and Facebook.
From Nina's Mouth:
"A World of Dresses started with my love for dresses. I own over 60. I often write about my own outfits or the outfits of other really cool people. My hope is that I can redefine what being a badass woman means through my blog and help tell the stories of other women." 

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,

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