Thursday Moda #52: One Year Celebration continues with a Collaboration.
Welcome to the 52nd Thursday Moda linkup, yes it has been a year! Hooray! Thank you all for making this linkup super fun and bringing your awesome sense of style each week (while inspiring me along the way), by linking up. If you stopped by yesterday, you know that I started the celebration early. My mini me and I coordinated our outfits complete with Fresh Flowers and all. Vivi stole the blog, as always. Today, I am continuing the celebration but I am totally getting all fancy on you. I am sharing a Stunning Red Gown I recently received via "Places to Go" - a local boutique here in Michigan. It came at the perfect time because it was 'the dress' to style for my one year anniversary of Thursday Moda.
To help me celebrate today I got together 9 beautiful ladies who have their own style blogs. They also got dressed up and in spirit are celebrating with me today - I cannot thank them enough. Each outfit is so different from the next - they all have very different styles - but they look equally amazing. Below in the post you will get to see every outfit up close and I listed these lovely fashion bloggers in the chronological order that I have gotten to know them through blogging. With most of them I have had the lovely opportunity to collaborate with, before. Pop by their blogs and take a look at their outfits, too! =)
So I mentioned this Beautiful Red Gown (my favorite color and it is just right to wear it today in celebration of one year of Thursday Moda) was gifted to me c/o "Places to Go". They also included these Gorgeous Block Heel Sandals on the package and let me tell you they made the perfect fancy duo combined with the fancy red dress. This lovely boutique sent me a few other things and you will get to see those on the blog in the upcoming weeks. I had received this package close to Christmas but I 'saved' it to style these pieces for today. I amped up the volume with an arm party, a few semi-dainty rings, some fabulous statement earrings which have stones in burgundy, gray and olive green and my most favorite red lipstick (this one). I am carrying a little fan-shaped maroon clutch that I have had in my closet forever. It is from Old Navy just like yesterday's Fabulous Red Fur Bag. And yes I put my hair up (though it was difficult because it is still a pretty short bob) but a few bobby pins helped for a tiny bun, which I accessorized with a red polka dot bow barrette. Oh and my new marble sunglasses match the marble face of my watch. I got them both very recently for a steal at Wet Seal (they are closing their stores) so they had some fantastic sales.
(Let's get this party started, ladies!)
(she picked an outfit when she was still pregnant)
Red Chiffon Flowing Gown w/ Intricate Straps & Woven detail on the Neckline: c/o "Places to Go" Boutique (New) (similar strapless option, Steal), (similar, on Sale, love this), (quite similar in burgundy), (gorgeous off-shoulder option, on Huge Sale, my Favorite).
Black Choker Necklace w/ Square Silver Mini Stone + Mini Tassel: Target (New) (similar, Huge Steal, love this), (similar, Fantastic Deal), (similar, Splurge).
Multi-Colored, Long Cluster Statement Earrings w/ Circle Stones: Ann Taylor (New) (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love these), (similar, Splurge, my Favorite).
True Red Semi Matte Lipstick: Nars (identical, Small Splurge, my absolute favorite red lipstick!), (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love this).
Gray+Black Faux Marble, Oversized Cat-Eye Mirrored Sunglasses: Wet Seal (New) (quite similar, Great Deal, love these), (similar, Small Splurge, love these), (similar, Splurge, my Favorite).
Gold Tone Bracelet w/ Coin Charms: Talbot's (New) (similar, Steal, my Favorite), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Small Splurge).
Earth Green Marble, Stretchy Beaded Bracelet w/ Circle Pave Charm [and] Gray, Double-Stranded Stretchy Beaded Bracelet w/ Gold Coin Charm: The Limited (New) (similar w/ pink tassel charm, Steal, love this), (similar ombre option, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge, my Favorite).
Gold-Tone Chain Link Watch w/ White+Gray Faux Marble Round Face: Wet Seal (New) (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Fantastic Deal, love this), (similar, Splurge, my Favorite).
Gold Tone Cuff w/ Pave Mini Pearl detail: The Limited (New) (similar set of 3, Steal, my Favorite), (similar, Steal, my Favorite), (similar, on Sale).
Skinny Red Bow Barrette w/ Yellow Polka Dots: c/o An Accessories Boutique in Albania (similar in red+black, Steal, love this), (similar in enamel, Great Deal, my Favorite).
Maroon/Chocolate Metallic, Faux Leather, Fan-Shaped Bag w/ Chain Strap: Old Navy (New) (quite similar, Huge Steal), (similar sequined option, on Huge Sale), (similar in black+white, love this), (similar fancy option, Small Splurge, my Favorite).
Silvery Rainbow Glitter, Ankle-Strap Sandals w/ Block Heels: c/o "Places to Go" Boutique (New) (similar, Great Deal), (similar, on Sale, love these), (gorgeous option w/ bows, Great Deal, my Favorite), (similar, Small Splurge, love these).
Thank you for making it to the end of this photo-heavy post. I hope you liked my special, fancy outfit today and the lovely lady that joined my one-year anniversary. Thank you for reading and for supporting my linkup over the last year. Also, for this week's featured bloggers, check yesterday's post.
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