Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Thursday Moda #66: Cold-Shoulder Dresses & Trendy Tops by Loft.

Welcome to another week of Thursday Moda. Today I am joined by a gorgeous blonde, a mother of two, a Floridian who loves color, pattern, pretty purses, fun jewelry and shopping at Loft as much as I do, the lovely KELLYANN from This Blonde's Shopping Blog. I am so glad I am co-hosting for the first time with this sweet lady who is a new blogger, but full of style and such a warm heart as you will see by checking out her blog. I mentioned we both love shopping at Loft, so today we decided to share two outfits showing off two of our recent picks from Loft. 

First, our colorful and fun cold-shoulder dresses. Mine has a coral toile print and besides the ivory/cream accessories I went for some Turquoise Earrings, too. Great minds think alike because Kellyann's dress is in a hot turquoise shade and she chose beautiful pink and coral accessories for it. Kellyann's Rainbow Pom Pom Clutch is the cutest!! Next, we are both wearing two trendy tops for Spring. Kellyann's has the big statement sleeves which are so in right now. And she chose gorgeous white beaded tassel earrings for it and cognac sandals which are similar to my own cognac sandals (once again we wore similar shoes without planning this ahead), which I chose to pair with my trendy top - featuring embroidery and ruffled sleeves. You can also check the details of both of Kellyann's pretty outfits and say hello to her, here.

To be honest I haven't worn this outfit (yet). I simply styled this dress for the blog, but this Gorgeous Toile-Print Coral Cold-Shoulder Dress says Garden Wedding doesn't it?! Especially the way I styled it with the Cream+Nude Accessories: Small Bucket Bag and Laceup Nude Stiletto Sandals - this would be perfect for a late Spring/early Summer wedding, as long as the invitation doesn't say black tie. Since this dress is a gorgeous statement piece on its own, I kept the accessories real simple. I added a pop of bright blue with Turquoise Crystal Teardrop Earrings (also current by Loft) and kept the rest of the jewelry simple, with just a Marbled Coral Enamel Cuff Bracelet in one wrist. The Hot Pink Mirrored Sunnies were a gift from a boutique in Albania a few years ago and they go so well with this outfit. Don't you like the styling of this Cold-Shoulder Floral Midi Dress for a wedding this season?! Go pick it up. It is currently on clearance.

Coral+Cream Botanic Rose Toile-Print Cold-Shoulder Midi Dress: Loft (New) (identical, on Sale), (dressy, neon pink lacy option, Steal, my Favorite), (similar, Great Deal), (similar in a maxi, Small Splurge, love this). 
Hot Pink Framed Sunnies w/ Colorful Mirror Glasses: c/o A Boutique in Albania (very similar, Great Deal, love these), (similar, Great Deal), (gorgeous option, Small Splurge, my Favorite).
Turquoise, Skinny Teardrop Crystal Earrings: Loft (New) (identical, Steal), (similar by Loft, come in 4 colors, I own them in green, love these), (similar, on Huge Sale).
Bright Pink Matte Colour Riche Collection Lipstick: L'Oreal Exclusive "Liya's Pink" (identical, Huge Steal + I love it!!), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Small Splurge, my Favorite).


This second outfit was worn the Sunday before Memorial Day on an afternoon outing at my cousins'. I cannot say I had paired white with ivory before but it worked. The Bucket Mini Skirt by Express has been in my closet for several years but it looked cute with my New Embroidered White Blouse by Loft. The floral embroidery on it is in red+blue so I was adding a little patriotism to this outfit. Vivian called the embroidered flowers "Christmas Trees" and she is right, because they are shaped like XMas trees. My child's observation amazes me. Even-though my Ghilly Sandals are in a Cognac shade this neutral outfit is monochromatic in my book. Last but not least, once again I wore my Bright Pink Lipstick by L'Oreal's (here) newest collection with celebrities. L'Oreal paired with 6-7 women and each of these women created their own version of pink, red or nude lipstick, etc. I picked up a couple lipsticks from this collection but I need more. Have you worn any pretty frilly embroidered tops lately and how have you styled them?!
White Flutter Sleeve Top w/ Cobalt+Red Embroidered Flowers: Loft (New) (identical, Great Deal), (similar, love this), (similar, on Sale, love this), (similar w/ red flowers, my Favorite), (similar, Splurge).
Pinkish-Red Large Square Stud Earrings: Kate Spade (identical), (very similar, my Favorite), (very similar in light blush pink, love these), (similar in neon pink).
Coral Beaded Bracelets w/ Teal Tassel: Pumps and Pushups (similar multi-stranded, Steal), (similar set of 3, Great Deal, love this), (similar here + here, Splurge).
Light Heather Gray Beaded Crystal Bracelet w/ Pave Coin Charm: The Limited (similar ombre option, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Steal, my Favorite), (similar, Splurge, love this), (similar, Huge Splurge).
Bright Pink Matte Colour Riche Collection Lipstick: L'Oreal Exclusive "Liya's Pink" (identical, Huge Steal + I love it!!), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Small Splurge, my Favorite).
Cognac/Camel Faux Suede Block Heel Ghilly Sandals: Merona via Target (New) (identical + I love them!), (fun wedge option, Steal, love these), (similar, on Huge Sale), (similar espadrille wedges, on Sale, my Favorite).

Once again thank you for linking up with Thursday Moda last week. Over 115 outfits were linked but I narrowed it down to the five below. I cannot resist two colors that are having a moment this season: orange and light sky blue. And I am loving exposed shoulders, statement sleeves and embroidery if you cannot tell lol.
Her 'Denim Jumpsuit' features a frayed hem and culotte pants. It is edgy and on trend - exactly Shannon's style. 
Emelia knows all about 'Day to Night Dressing'. Her gorgeous dress which looks like two pieces is just as great dressed down or fancied up.
Biana did an 'Instagram Roundup' with several cute Spring looks but I couldn't resist this one with the pinstriped one-shoulder embroidered top and bright orange clutch.
Melissa totally fooled me with her 'Monochromatic Palazzo Pants' because her lacy shell matches them perfectly, looking like a jumpsuit. Love her watercolor purse.
Jessica is the perfect girl to represent 'Fashion-Forward Mamas', wearing several trends into one pretty dress: gingham, sky blue, bell sleeves. 


Today's Fabulous Thursday Moda Co-Host: This Blonde's Shopping Bag.
Below is a glimpse of some of my favorite recent outfits Kellyann has worn, mixing and matching separates. She loves a good ruffly top and a pretty necklace as much as I do. And I love those ombre sunnies she has worn each time.
From Kellyann's Mouth:
"This Blonde's Shopping Bag is a place for me to share what I wear and what I buy.  I have always loved shopping and now that my husband and I are almost empty nesters I have time to pursue a creative outlet.  My husband and I have been married almost 23 years and have 2 sons; one away at college and one about to start his senior year in high school.  So it's time for this momma to get a life, lol!  I am a licensed mental health counselor as well as an elementary school counselor and while I find my career fulfilling I have always been passionate about make up, hair, jewelry, and of course fashion!  The funny thing is that now, just days away from my 49th birthday, I am happier and more confident in my own skin than ever before.  To that end I hope to inspire others in the 40 and over age range to look forward to getting dressed and having fun while banishing the frump! Follow me on instagram @thisblondesshoppingbag and twitter @ThisBlondesBag."


Happy June Everyone! Welcome Summer!!


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31 comments:

  1. I am loving dresses right now, Ada and yours is perfect for the summer!!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  2. As always, super cute outfits, Ada! That floral coral (I like that it rhymes) dress is fantastic! I love the midi length and the color is so good on you! And those heels are amazing!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  3. Both of your dresses are so pretty! I love your embroidered top too!

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  4. Your cold shoulder dress is beautiful! Sweet co-host today, too. :)

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  5. You look so cool and breezy in both outfits. I'm a huge fan of Loft as well. Thanks for sharing your style ideas and for hosting.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

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  6. I'm loving both of these summer looks. That cold shoulder dress is beautiful on you, and that skirt is so cute.
    Rachael
    www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  7. Oh, Ada, you look gorgeous in that toile cold-shoulder dress. Could be my favorite look of yours so far! Really beautiful!

    Mary
    http://marymurnane.com

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  8. Love your dress. You look ready for summer!

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  9. BOTH LOOKS ARE SO CUTE!!!
    - www.inmyjoi.blogspot.com

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  10. What a beautiful dress! I love the cold shoulder design and the print is so pretty, as well as the color! I also love your second outfit, those sandals are too cute! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  11. Love this beautiful print ! The sleeves, length and cold shoulder style is perfect for summer!
    Love the nude shoes with this look ADA
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  12. Love the dress, it looks great on you Ada!
    Nora

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  13. The dress is really pretty, Ada :)

    www.memoriesofthepacific.com

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  14. That white embroidered top is really pretty! Perfect for summer and right on trend! Thanks for the linkup!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  15. Both looks look very nice! I love the print of the flower dress especially the fact the flowers are pink. The top is cute and I love how lightweight it looks which is a plus for hot weather.

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  16. Thanks so much for the feature, Ada! I love cold shoulder tops/dresses because I feel like they are easier to wear than off the shoulder looks. Your dress is so cute!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  17. Beautiful print! That dress looks great on you and the added turquoise earrings are the prefect finishing touch! Thank you SOOOOO much for featuring me ;)

    xo
    Mel

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  18. If I had seen your dress in the store I would have bought it, I love the toile print and the fact that it's a midi. So many of my dresses are short or full on maxi not in between. I also love that bright lipstick on you - so pretty!!!!
    xoxo,
    Kellyann

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  19. Ada that red print dress has caught my eye more than once! Glad you picked it up...so perfect for you!

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  20. This red and white dress is so stunning! I love the pattern and off the shoulder!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  21. Two cute outfits! Loving the cold shoulder detail on that dress and the embroidery on the top. Such good finds friend!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  22. What a pretty print on that dress and I love your boho fabulous top too!

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  23. Fabulous dress! Red looks always good on you!

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  24. Absolutely in love with your off the shoulder dress! You wear it so well! It's going to be a great piece for summer!

    Much love from Napa Valley!

    Paulina | Shenska

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  25. Hi Ada! Thank you for hosting your link-up! I would love if you would join my Friday link-up! http://afiremanswife.com/2017/06/02/friday-at-the-fire-station-link-up-party-15/
    Thanks,
    Jen

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  26. Ada, this just might be my favorite dress on you ever!

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  27. Love the outfits in this post, but I'm especially in love with the cold-shoulder dress! Love how you styled it as well! I need a piece just like that for the upcoming summer months! <3

    Sabina | I've Got Sunshine

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  28. That dress is lovely on you- so very pretty!

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  29. You look great in this white and red dress. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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  30. Love the red floral dress and white top, Ada! So cute for spring and summer! ;)

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  31. This dress is absolutely gorgeous! I love the idea of wearing this to a summer wedding!

    http://www.michellespaige.com/

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