Thursday Moda #95: Kicking It for New Year's Eve in Skirts and Heels.

Welcome to the 95th and last Thursday Moda of 2017. Hard to believe that a bright, shiny, sparkling New Year is just 4 days away! So on that note, Happy 2018 to all! Do you have plans for the big night?! What will you be wearing?! Well, stay tuned and read on because I got on an outfit suited for New Year's Eve, once again with a mini skirt and a top tucked in - just like yesterday's outfit - but unlike yesterday's dressy, fancy New Year's Eve look, today's outfit is a little bit more casual though I still wore some heels and lots of texture.

Today my Co-Host is a woman I am proud to call my friend, someone I have been friends with and kept in touch with a lot over the last 1.5 years. I am  talking about SHELBEE from Shelbee On the Edge. Dear Shelbee and I have collaborated more than I have collaborated with anyone else in 2017, including all the 6 collabs in "The Holiday Series", all the 3 collabs in "The September Issue" as well as my annual "Blog Birthday Celebration". Plus Shelbee has two weekly linkups herself "Spread the Kindness" on Tuesdays and "On The Edge" on Fridays and I have co-hosted both a handful of times. Shelbee too has been my co-host a couple of times in 2017. It was only fitting that since 2017 is coming to an end and the 95th linkup is the last Thursday Moda of the year, Shelbee would be my co-host today, too. From our growing blogging friendship, to our evolving styles, all the way to our penmanship this year, I am happy and proud to call this lovely and fun woman, my friend! Also, we are so happy to wear our skirts and heels to kick off a fun New Year's Eve night of celebrating and drinking some bubbly. Our outfits are dressy yet not too fancy, put-together and sexy without being exposed at all.

Texture. Texture. Texture. Your New Year's Eve Outfit should have at least a little bit (or a lot) of texture, plus a touch of sparkle, a fun cocktail ring and a bold lipstick. My Textured New Year's Eve Outfit is made up of Velvet (sweatshirt is by Target), Corduroy (skirt is by Loft), Patterned Tights (by Old Navy) and Velvet+Satin (pumps are by Target). I also added a touch of sparkle and fancy with my Red+Black Stone Bracelets, Gold-Tone Pave Rose Cocktail Ring and the Pink+Black Stone Earring Studs (Target also - shocking, I know lol). Also, since it is New Year's Eve, bring out the hair accessories: barrettes, hair pins, headbands and bows should be in full force. I added a White Patterned Bow to my ponytail. And that is how you dress up a fancy velvet sweatshirt with a puffy sleeve. In actuality both the corduroy skirt and velvet sweatshirt are pretty casual but the blush velvet+satin ankle-strap pumps, automatically dress them up. Essentially Shelbee did the same thing (dressing up her fun, sexy pencil skirt). She paired black with a bold color - red (like I did with my own bold colors - marigold or mustard). So, do you like this mini skirt and sweatshirt look for New Year's Eve?! Would you wear it?! 

Identical Black Velour Pullover Sweatshirt (on Sale + it is Amazing!) // Identical Mustard Button-Front Corduroy Skirt (on Clearance!) // Similar Zirconia Stone Silver+Pink Mini Studs // Similar Bracelet w/ Square Black Stones // Similar Dark Red Beaded Bracelet // Similar Gold-Tone Crystal Pave Flower Ring // Very Similar Diamond-Patterned Black Tights // Identical Two-Tone Ankle-Strap D'Orsay Pumps (also come in Black with Red) //  Gorgeous Feather Bow Barrette (perfect for the Holidays, especially New Year's Eve) // Identical Smashbox Lipstick in "High Stakes" (mine is like a cinnamon shade) - I just got this lipstick in a PR package and I love it, first time ever trying Smashbox lipstick. This type of lipstick comes in over 25 colors and I want more (I am a lipstick junkie lol).

I hate the quality of these photos guys and I do apologize. Of course outdoor light is the best, but this Winter especially I will be taking more photos inside at home because it has been freezing. The last week or so our temps have been below zero, reaching as low as -5 degrees (which is about -20 degrees Celsius which is crazy cold!!).
Vivian made me this colorful bracelet at her preschool. She calls it my charm bracelet since it has a few charms. All the charms and beads are plastic and she did such a great job for being as young as she is. She takes the creative gene after me.

Today's Fabulous Thursday Moda Co-Host is Shelbee On the Edge
I mentioned about a month ago that I happen to love pairing red+black for the Holidays and Shelbee feels the same way. Red is my favorite color. Just like in today's outfit, Shelbee has worn a lot more red and black looks lately. These 3 outfits in the collage below, are some of my favorite recent outfits of hers and they all happen to feature gorgeous red coats. The plaid one is so Christmasy, the colorblocked moto jacket is edgy and the fur-hooded coat reminds me of a retro Red Riding Hood.
From Shelbee's Mouth:
"Shelbee on the Edge is a fashion and lifestyle blog where I share real stories and real style from the northern reaches of New York State where the summers are short and the winters are long, snowy, and so cold that the rock salt freezes.  Trying to be stylish in this sort of climate has its challenges, but I like to work my magic and provide inspiration to women everywhere to look great, feel great, and live their best possible lives.  I provide a judgment-free zone while doing my best to throw kindness around me like confetti.  I encourage you all to do the same!  Wishing everyone so many blessings and good fortune in the new year! Facebook - Instagram - Twitter -Pinterest"

Happy Last Thursday of 2017!!

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  1. Ada, my dear friend, such kind words about brought a happy tear to my eye! I feel the same about you. What a fun blogging journey it has been this past few years for me. I have made so many wonderful friends and you are at the top of that list! You are one of the hardest working bloggers I know as well! You rock at putting together an outfit, a collaboration, and a collage! I am loving your outfit with all the lush textures and those shoes are to die for! I am so excited to see what 2018 brings for all of us! Here's to many more fabulous collaborations, my friend!


  2. Fabulous look! I love that skirt! Have a Happy New Year!

  3. That skirt looks awesome on you! <3

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  4. What a festive and beautiful outfit, Ada!!

  5. You both look wonderful Ada! I just adore Shelbee and her edgy style - she's so cool and so kind! Just like you my friend! You are right, you both look sexy without being over exposed, I call that classy. I need to own that velvet sweatshirt, I clicked the link and it said it's out of stock online but it looks like a store near me has it so I am going TODAY. I'll tell you Ada, Target needs to work with you because you showcase the best peices by them and they look so much better on you than online.
    Happy New Year my stylish friend!

  6. I love a nice corduroy skirt for winter! And this color is one of my favorites. Looks great on you. :-)

  7. Love this fun skirt Ada! The color is gorgeous. Have a wonderful New Year!

  8. Loving that mustard skirt Ada!!

  9. I like how you paired the skirt with all black! I have that exact same skirt from LOFT and LOVE it for fall/winter. I will probably even wear it come spring/summer. You look great it in. =)


  10. Ada my darling! you are so totally kicking it! that skirt is going on my list. Loft is new to me but my Mama lives in florida so I will get her to check it out and see if they ship to the uk?
    bestest wishes to you and yours for a very happy and healthy 2018!
    see you soon!!
    Ashley x

  11. OMG, this skirt is just perfect! Adore that mustard color and the fit on you is fabulous!

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  12. Cute skirt...I have the same one and I love it

  13. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I wish you and your loved ones a happy New Year.

  14. Ada, what a sweet day I had reading your wonderful comments on the blog. You add depth and meaning to this blogging adventure and I'm so grateful! I also appreciate your open and honest approach to life! This outfit is adorable. I need those shoes, that sweatshirt and maybe even that skirt - you know I don't wear a whole lot of skirts but I'm breaking to of my pants box. ;) Thanks again for working so hard each week to bring us this fab link up!! Happiest of New year's my friend!

  15. I love the mix of corduroy and velour. That is such a cute skirt, and I love the color!

  16. You look gorgeous. I love that yellow skirt.

  17. Your mustard corduroy skirt is pretty and I love your top with it!

  18. That's a really pretty mustard skirt you got there dear. Happy New Year!
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  19. Pretty look for NYE! Happy New Year!

  20. loving that yellow skirt! looking super chic!

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