Thursday Moda #54: March 8th, Marigold and Mimosas.

Happiest Thursday Guys!
I originally had planned another outfit for Thursday Moda (tomorrow) which would feature some more beautiful florals and some green, since we are expecting Saint Patrick's and all. However, due to me running super behind and late all day, today, I haven't had time to edit the photos or anything. The fact that I worked almost all day and our power being on and off due to terrible winds didn't help matters. So instead, I am adding the linkup to today's (Wednesday's post).

 So, anyway, why did I title this post "March 8th, Marigold and Mimosas". It refers to March 8th being International Women's Day and growing up in Albania, half of my life, it was a holiday for the women there. Since we didn't know about or celebrated Mother's Day in May, March 8th was usually reserved for our mothers and grandmothers. The flower of Mimosa (if you don't know what they are, read this post), was the traditional flower that were reserved for both teachers (Albanian's National Teachers' Day is on March 7th) and mothers (March 8th) for these two holidays. Mimosas are these gorgeous bright yellow flowers that smell so good and symbolize Spring. They also come in Lavender, by the way. I, of course am wearing a Pretty Floral Marigold Peplum Top and I particularly 'reserved' this outfit for my post today because this top reminds me of the Mimosas we are used to on International Women's Day which is today on March 8th. Better yet, I am featuring my most favorite little woman in today's post - my daughter Vivian! My bright yellow floral top is the prettiest bouquet of Mimosas (metaphorically) style-wise. I love that I added more Floral with my Blue Mesh Floral Slip-On Sneakers. What do you think of this outfit? Have you ever paired marigold, rust, blue and navy before?!

I wore this outfit towards the middle of February on a warm-ish Saturday I spent out and about with my daughter, in Milford. This is the only photo of the two of us together, a passing-by stranger took of us. I wish all the photos of my OOTD were taken somewhere in beautiful Milford. As you can tell there is a gorgeous little waterfall there, too. Vivian didn't really want photos that day though. I must say, yes it was very sunny, but it was also quite windy. I am glad we got this one shot (above) together, though.
Bright Yellow/Marigold Long-Sleeve Floral Peplum Blouse: Old Navy (New) (no longer online but you can find in some stores) (similar short-sleeve, current option by Old Navy, Steal, love this), (similar in teal+blush, I own this+love it, on Huge Sale), (similar in lavender+navy, Great Deal), (similar silk option in turquoise+white, my Favorite).
Dark Blue/Indigo Stretchy Skinny Jeans: Forever 21 (New) (similar, Steal, my Favorite), (similar, on Huge Sale, love these), (similar, Splurge).
Silver-Frame Aviator-Style Sunglasses w/ Mirrored Blue Glasses: Loft (New) (similar gorgeous option, Steal, my Favorite), (similar, Great Deal, love these), (similar, Splurge).
Black Choker Necklace w/ Square Silver Mini Stone + Mini Tassel: Target (New) (similar, Huge Steal, love this), (similar, Fantastic Deal), (similar, Splurge).
Lavender Cluster Crystal Beaded "Grape" Statement Earrings: Bebe (similar, Steal), (similar, on Sale), (quite similar, Splurge).
Blue Floral Mesh Sneaker Loafers: Aeropostale (New) (similar, Steal), (fun option w/ tassels, Great Deal, my Favorite), (gorgeous option, Splurge).

Vivian's Outfit:
Pink Camo-Pattern Fleece Hoodie Jacket: Wal Mart
Heather Gray Cotton Pants w/ Pink Floral Pattern: Costco (New).
Light Pink Lace Rossette Hair Barrette: From Albania.
Hot Pink Disney Princesses Sunglasses: Disney.
Baby Blue "Frozen" Graphic Canvas Sneakers: Disney via Kohl's (Gifted).

Over one hundred of you linked up last week, a few of you for the very first time. I am working on organizing and saving all your e-mail addresses in a folder so I can start sending reminder e-mails on Wednesdays. It is a job that I started a couple of weeks ago and fell behind because it is very time-consuming and thorough. I will get there soon, I promise. For now, take a peek at my favorites from last week. Four words: cold-shoulder dresses, pretty shoes, neutrals and skinny jeans. 
Today's Featured Blogger is ALICIA from Between the Pearls, a 20-something bride to be who loves neutrals and budget clothes. Both outfits she linked up last week showed that too. She wore not one but two very pretty cold-shoulder dresses. The LBD with the long sleeves is very suitable for March and for the office, since the open shoulder cut-outs are subtle and especially paired with those stunning python loafers - office perfection. While the LWD which features a fabulous asymmetric style with short sleeves, is more suited for warm sunny days and the tropics (like the photos Alicia shared wearing such a pretty dress). She paired the white dress with gorgeous red shoes that stood out. Besides the pretty shoes that accompanied each dress, she chose the right purses and the right statement earrings for each dress. Besides these two outfits which I love, I noticed a pretty half-sideway 'signature' pose of Alicia (see my collage, right above). This girl certainly is stylish, knows how to pose and has gorgeous hair too.

'Grey Bell-Sleeves' matched gorgeous grey suede lace-up pumps and Sarah Bell is dressed up while being casual, also.
Andrea has 'Spring Fever' with her beautiful raspberry blouse featuring a choker neckline. And of course, it is from my favorite store - Target.
Jaymie slayed them 'Up North' (if you are from Michigan, you know what we mean) in her chic black+white outfit with a multi-layered necklace and fun leather earrings.
Leanne's 'Instagram Lately' is filled with chic every day looks, but I am crushing on this one featuring pale colors like white, nude and baby blue.

Last but not least, I wanted to let you know that I am looking for co-hosts for Thursday Moda. It is a great way to promote your blog, add readers, discover new bloggers you'll love and it is all FREE for you. Let me know if you are interested and we can e-mail one another. My e-mail address is under my contact information, or you can leave me a comment here. =) Thanks. 

Now join the linkup and make some new friends!

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  1. Oh I can see some sun going your way Ada ! Such a pretty yellow top.

  2. That is such a pretty yellow top, and I love how the florals on your shoes tie in with the floral print on the top. The yellow and orange is a ncie combination too, what a fun jacket! Glad you are enjoying spring time. Hope you had a nice International Women's Day too. I participated in the day without a woman strike as much as I could and wore red :)

  3. Ada, that blouse is beautiful! I love the colors and the print. I also really love reading about your Albanian traditons! Thanks so much for sharing them.


  4. I love learning more about your traditions! It was crazy windy here yesterday and last night too...fortunately we didn't lose our power though!

  5. I love everything, but especially that top!

  6. LOVE you in yellow!!! Thank you so much for including my raspberry choker top. You're a doll and pretty as a picture!!

  7. I have a post to join in this week Ada :):) Lovely top, your sunglasses are great too!! Thanks for hosting,

  8. Love this floral top Ada! The color makes me happy. Thanks for the link up.

  9. What a cool color combo, Ada! And that jacket is amazing!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  10. Happy Woman's Day. I love hearing about traditions where you came from. The shirt looks fantastic on you and has such great meaning.

  11. This color combination really speaks to me, Ada!!
    I love how bright and cheery it is!! I'm going to have to copy you!!

  12. Love that pretty floral top! You and Vivian look adorable!

  13. What a beautiful day with Vivi! I adore your yellow top and the reasoning why you wore it. I've never paired these colors together, but now I certainly might!
    Glass of Glam

  14. I absolutely love that top! How interesting to hear about how International Woman's Day has been celebrated in your country.

  15. Such a beautiful top! I'm loving the floral print and the peplum cut. Such a great meaning and perfect for International Women's Day.

  16. Love the yellow!!!!! Thanks for the feature!!!!!!

  17. This is not a color I usually try, but I am really loving it on you! Such cool sunnies too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  18. Yellow is such a happy color and the print of your top is gorgeous! So pretty styled with the rust and blue!

    Doused In Pink

  19. Such a great top!! Love the pattern and colors and your sunnies are fabulous!!

    xx, Elise

  20. This is a gorgeous color combination and so perfect for spring! I really like the bright, sunny top. I also enjoyed reading more about the holidays celebrated where you grew up.

  21. I love the yellow top on you, and I loved learning about your traditions. Perfect top to celebrate the day!

    Thanks for the link up & Happy Thursday!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  22. Love the yellow and orange together Ada pretty top! Happy International Women's Day!
    jess xx

  23. Loving this look and color combo!!

  24. These are such pretty colors (yellow/orange) your wearing and ones I don't often wear, but I should! I hope the power gets under control, we had some storms with super high winds, too!


  25. This really is a pretty outfit for the spring, I love a bit of yellow. Great that you asked someone else to take the photos - I'm impressed. x Jacqui

  26. I'm loving all the colors in your outfit! I'd love to have an orange moto jacket!

  27. Hi Ada!

    I really enjoyed the historical perspective you shared! And I love your yellow "mimosa" top! So pretty on you! I've never paired the combo together before but you've inspired me to try it. And those shoes are adorable, almost as cute as your beautiful daughter ;)

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  28. That yellow looks so pretty on you!!! And I love that burnt orange coat layered over it - such a fabulous combo!!! Thank you so much for the feature!! I am so flattered and I love linking up with your blog every Thursday :). Hope you had a great day yesterday celebrating National Women's Day!

    Trendy & Tidy

  29. I love the burnt orange and yellow combo! Your little one is just adorable! It's fun seeing you and her out spending time together!

  30. Yellow is gorgeous on you Ada!! Thanks for sharing about Albania, happy women's day and Mother's Day to you then. :)

    pumps and push-ups

  31. I love your glasses, Ada and this jacket looks gorgeous on you

  32. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style Linkup party. This is one of my favorite outfits of yours. You look stunning!

  33. Such a cute yellow peplum top and I love it paired with the burnt orange jacket. So fun!

  34. Ada this is such a fun post, packed full of beauty and interest! I love your top and jacket! Those colors are my favorite. Have a great weekend! Peace! Cheryl Tucker

    PS I don't have a google account so this publishes unknown. Sorry.

  35. What a lovely spring outfit, Ada. Your daughter is adorable. Looks like you had a fun day together. Thanks for hosting the link up. - Amy

  36. OK those colors are incredibly fabulous together! Have a wonderful weekend XO Susan

  37. I love the marigold, Ada!!! It's such a lovely color on you!


  38. I love your jacket. I have something similar and I wore it a lot this past weekend
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