Thursday Moda #111: Textures and Lace.

Good Morning from this very cold Thursday. Today I am joined by one of my new blogger favorites CHERYL from Cheryl Shops, a Californian babe with  a Californian Cool+Breezy Style, as you will see from the outfit she wore today, also. Cheryl clearly loves to shop a lot - my kind of girl lol - and mixes high-end designer items with more affordable pieces in her outfits. Today, we are both styling Textures and Lace for Spring. My outfit is actually covered in textures and lace, while Cheryl's is more subtle and definitely very Californian. Cheryl's Ivory Top has a lace-like texture.  Her straw bag with the oversized tassels and the tassels on her sandal mules also have a lot of texturing and match so perfectly together. I love that we both styled similar Ivory/Off White Tops with a third piece on top - a Velvet Blazer for me and a Long Cardigan for her. Go on and read about the details of my outfit, below.

First of all, this outfit was worn last Monday on April 9th where we had a day in the late 40s here in Michigan but it was a very sunny day so it felt warmer. You can see the sun peeking through the fireplace and my mantle, too. I do have a tip for you cold-climate ladies though, when it is below 55 degrees, keep those legs warm by wearing thin nude pantyhose. Choose simple matte ones so they look seamless. I bet you didn't know I am wearing pantyhose here?! As a matter of fact I ended up taking these photos in the early evening after work - where I wore this outfit to - and it started getting so cold and windy out so I opted to stay warm and comfortable and shot my pics indoors.

As far as the outfit: yes I have on A LOT of Texture and Lace. The Ivory Camisole by Guess (I have had for many years) is made of 100% silk with a thin lace trim and it is embroidered in the front under the chest area (this camisole has so many current trends and yes it shows a lot of cleavage and I have plenty, though I usually 'hide it'). The Cropped Black Blazer is 100% Velvet and such a soft velvet too. The Black Faux Leather Mini Skirt has a Scalloped Lace Trim around the hem. The Bag is in a Faux Crocodile-Embossed one. And last but definitely not least the Red+Black Oxford Shoes (I get compliments on them every time I wear them) are in a Soft Leather and the black part in the front is black lace with grey+black crystals embellished over the lace. The shoe-ties are also made of 100% lace too. So yeah, if you counted correctly besides all the different textures and leathers, there is lace on my shoes, my skirt and my camisole. A lot of texture for a fun, sexy, feminine, modern and unique look. I actually wore this to the office - I am lucky to work at a creative environment so I could totally wear this outfit - but I have boobs and they were on display that day lol, so I wore my Black Infinity Floral Scarf by Loft over the cami and kept that on for the office too. But take off this scarf and the outfit is perfect for date night. Your boyfriend or husband would love it - trust me! I love that the scarf has blush pink flowers in a subtle print and the red lines in the scarf bring out the red shoes more. Lastly, I went with a bright fuchsia lipstick. So what do you think of this Fun and Sexy Black+White Look?! How are you wearing textures and lace this Spring?!

Last Week there were over 100 outfits linked and I loved soooo many dresses, like you can see from my collage of favorites. Spring is in the air for so many of you, except in Michigan of course lol. I had such a hard time narrowing it down this week so here are my final 6 favorites, all so different yet all so beautiful and stylish! Yeay ladies!!
Mica styled 'Maxi Dresses For The Weekend' and I loved this strawberry red one with the teal, coral and aqua floral print. Her style is always cool and effortless.
Elsie showed four ways 'How To Wear A Trenchcoat' and I loved this edgy and sexy look with the tulip mini skirt and tan OTK boots.
Grace is gorgeous in 'Mauve' in her ethereal gown and pretty hairdo. She is dressed to the nines and looking sublime!
'Pink and Black Houndstooth' Tunic Dress?! Sure, if you are as cool, edgy and fabulous as Suzy why not?! This lady always know how to layer!
Of course Darlene knows 'How to Style a Kimono' - the same exact one I wore on last week's Thursday Moda (which you all loved). She even wore almost identical wine-colored Mary Jane shoes.
'A Wrap Dress' is always a classic and beautiful piece and Jessica knows it. She styled hers in such a Springy, breezy, fresh way. Love her sandals and bag.

Thursday Moda's Co-Host: Cheryl Shops.
Like I mentioned before I love Cheryl's Cool Californian Style. It totally suits her with her porcelain skin and blonde hair. Not only is she such a stylish lady but the locations of her photos are always amazing. Also, Cheryl has great legs as the collage below attests. I created a collage of some of my favorite outfits of hers from this year, all featuring skirts. I love that she has the same color palette - tan and light blue - in all three looks. I also believe that the first outfit (left) would be perfect for early Spring or a Wintery type of Spring like ours in Michigan, the middle outfit is great for Mid-Spring and a great transitioning look, while the third outfit (on the right) is great for late Spring through early Summer.

From Cheryl's Mouth:
"Hi, I'm Cheryl from Cheryl Shops, and, yes, I love to shop. Things I also love: traveling, wine, sunshine, and Pilates. Born in Chicago, I lived in New York City for 14 years, and am currently residing in San Francisco. I've been blogging since the dark ages—2003, to be exact. After a bit of a hiatus, I'm back, with a focus on what to wear and how to live when you're 40 and over. My philosophy on style is that you should wear what makes you feel good, and that true style is ageless. I also think style transcends all topics, so you'll also find posts on beauty, wellness, travel (another one of my passions), and general life hacks. Please stop by and say hi! And for social media, I can be found on Instagram and Pinterest".

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  1. I always love combining different textures, and your outfit is a perfect example, Ada!!

  2. Ada, I love this look from head to toe! The lace and leather combo is so my vibe. And that scarf is gorgeous! You are sassy and sexy, for sure!


  3. I love combining textures! It's so much fun and creates so much interest in an outfit! Love how you've combined leather and lace here!

  4. I love mixing textures almost as much as patterns, looking great and I adore those shoes

  5. That lip color you are wearing looks amazing on you. Hopefully you guys will get warmer weather soon. I know my family in Michigan are hating the weather too.

  6. I am sooooo loving those oxfords. I'm totally digging the mix of feminine and masculine. Cute.

  7. Such a cute look Ada, love that skirt. I love the combination of the leather and lace.

  8. Ada, I am a fan of leather and lace, and of course adding texture to a look. Boy, those red oxfords are adorable on you! I love Cheryl's look as well and that bag!
    Have a great day!
    jess xx

  9. Gorgeous shoes and I really love the leather skirt! The lace hem is a nice touch to an already beautiful outfit.

    Maureen |

  10. That skirt is so pretty, I love the lace detail.
    Xx, Nailil

  11. Love the skirt. My fave pictures are where your head is held up high with such confidence! And the red oxfords are so cute!

  12. I love that skirt! Have a great weekend dear Ada!

  13. You are on fire in this outfit, Ada! Just LOVE it. It shows off all of your curves and lovely features! I really like the laced edges on the leather skirt!


  14. I love the mix of textures and the lace hemline on the skirt. Those red embellished shoes are fabulous!

    Emma xxx

  15. Darling outfit Ada, love the lace and leather look on you. I do like miniskirts! Those shoes are so cool and the mix of texture with your prety scarf makes a lovely outfit.
    Thanks for linking!
    jess xx


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