Thursday Moda #47: After Christmas and Viv-ing it Up!

Happy Thursday Moda!! Let me explain today's post title a little bit. First: these photos were taken after Christmas (exactly 2 weeks ago on Thursday January 5th) and secondly "Viv-ing it Up" is in honor of Vivian,  little word pun with 'Living it Up'. That is because today is Vivian's birthday and my sweet girl turns four. Her name means life, joy of life, joy de vivre so "Viv-ing it Up" is totally suitable. Happy Birthday Vivian, my little doll! I will have a special Birthday post for my wonderful Vivian, tomorrow, but for now let's move on to this week's Thursday Moda.
So, like I mentioned today's photos were taken a couple of weeks ago, when I visited my first cousin's beautiful home for some holiday get-together. He and his wife are great hosts and on top of that their home looked stunning for Christmas. Besides my own home, I hadn't seen a house so decked out for Christmas in real life. Below, you will see some pictures of Viv and I as well as a few photos of their beautiful home. I kept my outfit simple and mostly in black monochrome by pairing my Faux Leather Leggings with a Black, Cherry-Print, Button-Back Sweater, Suede Olive Booties and my Blue Crystal Statement Necklace for a color pop. Hope you like it. =)

I absolutely loved how their fireplace and mantle were decorated. The silver with pops of red+green were perfect for the top of mantle. I also love their Christmas tree. It was decorated in all linen, cloth, paper and burlap ornaments and a big burlap ribbon all around. There were many animals and stars around it and it had such a pretty rustic feel. I loved it!! There was a pretty train going around the rails, circling the tree skirt on the bottom and Vivian was a huge fan of that as you can tell from the photos.

Black, Long Sleeve Crew-Neck Sweater w/ a Nude Cherry Pattern on the front: Loft (New) (similar cardigan, on Sale), (bow-tie, two-in-one option, my Favorite), (V-neck option, Splurge, love this).
Black Faux Leather Leggings: Maurice's (New) (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, small Splurge, love these), (similar, Splurge).
Blue+Silver Crystal "Sally" Statement Necklace: Perry Street via Rocksbox (New) (similar, Steal, love this), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge, my Favorite).
Silver Pave Wreath "Sol" Studs: Sophie Harper via Rocksbox (New) (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love these), (similar w/ pearls, my Favorite).
Gold-Tone Stretchy Bracelet w/ Black Stones: The Limited (New) (very similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Small Splurge).

Vivian's Outfit:
Fuchsia/Hot Pink Cable-knit Sweater: Von Maur (Gifted), (New).
Pastel-Colored Baby Blue, Lavender + Baby Pink Tutu Skirt w/ Matching Big Bow Tulle Headband: The Children's Place (New).
Hot Pink Knit Leggings w/ Red Hearts in front by the knees: Cat & Jack via Target (New).
Gray Tweed + Mixed Media Boots: Oshkosh (Gifted), (New). 

I will show you the rest of my favorite ladies who linked up last week this Friday, but for now I want to focus on the Featured Blogger - Emma. I loved the Mommy+Me post and Outfits she linked up last week and I had no idea I would post this particular Black+Leather Outfit on my Thursday Moda day this week, but hey Emma and her daughter look just as great on their similar matching, Black+Leather, Mommy+Me Looks.
Today's Featured Blogger is EMMA from Style Splash - a 40-something British blogger and mum who is a Journalist major. Her Mummy+Me Post where she featured her daughter Isabel, had not one but two adorable looks. Both ladies wore black skinnies tucked into knee-high black leather boots, cute crossbody bags, adorable statement-making animal sweaters and black leather biker jackets. I must say Isabel loved posing with her mamma for the blog. Emma's blog is indeed many splashes of style - like the name of the blog suggests. She started a brand-new linkup last week and you can join her every Tuesday for her "Style with a Smile" linkup. Make sure you follow her while you are there, Emma is super chic and nice.

Now join the linkup and make some new friends!

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  1. I love looking back at these cute family photos! Looks like you had a wonderful holiday season!


  2. Great look Ada! Loving those pants and your hair looks fantastic!

    xx, Elise

  3. I enjoyed the lovely Christmas photos! You look so cute in your faux leather pants and adorable sweater.

  4. Happy Birthday Vivian!! Wishing your little cutie a wonderful day. Also loving that cherry print sweater!

  5. I can't believe your baby is turning 4! Vivi is such a little doll, and you're the most loving mother. Enjoy all the celebrations!

    I love the all black edgy look on you! The faux leather leggings really suit you, and the cherry top is a fun little twist! Well done!
    Glass of Glam

  6. I love the whole look Ada! and of course your daughter is just precious

    Life is just Rosie

  7. Vivi is such a doll! Wow! 4!! My Miss Autumn turned 8 in Nov. Time needs to slow down. I love all of your little IG Stories of you and Viv. You are such a sweet momma to her! Those leather leggings look GREAT on you! That house sure is decked out for Christmas, love, love, love it all!


  8. Love your outfit, those leather pants look great! I enjoyed hearing about your holiday and seeing your daughter. Love the tree! How pretty. Have a great day!
    jess xx

  9. Vivian is adorable and so too her mum :)

  10. What a beautiful home! Love your chic outfit too. Happy Birthday to Vivian!

  11. Such a gorgeous house. Happy birthday to your little one!!! :)

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

  13. I love this leather pants. You look amazing!
    Anna xoxo

  14. In love with this faux leather pants Ada! Thanks so much for the link up.

  15. I am not able tot follow you by email. Everytime I try it says I am already signed up but I never receive your post!

  16. Aww what a lovely post Ada. Hope Vivian had a great birthday. You have a beautiful home :) Love your outfit, especially your top. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays. I will be featuring you later on the hop, thanks for joining us :)


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