Thursday Moda #119: Skin, Shorts and Sweet Spice.

So, I had an entirely-different outfit planned for Thursday Moda today, but I have forgotten my camera in the office and that's where that said outfit is 'hiding' in the SD card LOL. That outfit was completely dressy, sexy and somewhat fancy, the opposite of this Skin+Shorts Look. Lucky for me, my other memory card is indeed on the laptop I use and it still has a few outfit pics I have not posted or edited. Therefore you get this totally unglamorous and somewhat unsatisfying look, today.

So, I called this post "Skin, Shorts and Sweet Spice" because the Skin is referring to my Cold-Shoulder Grey T-Shirt which I knotted off the side on the front therefore showing more skin than just bare shoulders; the Shorts obviously that I am wearing; and as far as Sweet Spice that is my metaphor for my little girl Vivian who is as sassy as she is sweet. Love her so much. She saw me snapping photos and ran to my arms to take some with her mamma. =) I wore this outfit on a hot day last weekend but it didn't turn out as cute and photographed even worse. This tee is long enough for me to knot in the front, plus it is slightly large on me though it is a size small (I got it last Summer at Loft). Unfortunately it rode up and it even shows in some of the photos, showing a lot more skin and tummy than I would have liked. Thankfully for me, I only did a walk in our neighborhood and watered our plants, while wearing this outfit. I changed into something nicer and more mom-like afterwards. The shorts are from 5 years ago from Old Navy and my favorite Black Slides with the embellished pearls are last Summer's from Target. Target has a version of black pearl-embellished slides this year, too. I also had no makeup on except my 'eaten' neutral lipgloss but I do have very sensitive eyes which cannot stand the sun so I wore a pair of Tortoise Frame, Dark Sunglasses. My sweet Vivian is dressed way cuter. All of her pieces are new. I love her White Tulle Skirt featuring Multi-Colored/Rainbow Dots -- very appropriate to wear this month of June too since it is Gray Pride month. I also love her Colorblocked Orange+Camel Sandals.

So, I was taking this photo myself and Vivian ran towards me to take the photo with me (that is why my right hand is like that, ready to hold her hand). Unfortunately the timer clicked before Vivian could be next to me, but I still wanted to include not delete this outtake because it is cute and real and all of these photos are as real as my life gets on the days I am OFF and a stay-at-home mom. 

Last week about 100 ladies linked up and the linkup saw some new faces and a couple of returning favorites. There are 3 new faces on the featured looks too. I loved the easy, breezy outfits this time around and all the little white dresses or white in general. I am also loving all the wide-legged and palazzo pants and jumpsuits.
Nicki has on the cutest 'Gingham Dress'. I love the tiers and the fact that it has long sleeves. Adorable on her!
New to the linkup is Julie alongside her beautiful daughter Lauren who both wore 'Wide Leg Crops' and if you are as young and fit as Lauren is, do show lots of skin via a cropped top.
Elizabeth is having some 'Photo Shoot Fun' but her eyelet-sleeved LWD and gold Tory Burch tote stole it for me. So gorgeous and polished!
One of my favorite mom bloggers, Rachael shares 'Affordable Basics' like her black t-shirt dress and black gladiator sandals. I love how she styled the dress with the sweatshirt tied around.
I feel you Stephanie with all the 'Instagram Insanity' but let's talk about that amazing green jumpsuit. I love the wide-legged look so much and that Cult Gaia dupe bag is perfect with it.
Elsie always does a great job with her 'Color Crush' series. Her mustard lace skirt is stunning and she pulled off little socks with her silver pumps!


  1. Cute shorts! I love the embroidery.

  2. Cute shorts and trendy top! I love your princess' skirt!

  3. I love that Vivian loves to take photos with you, Ada. And what a great outfit --it's real life and we all appreciate that!!
    You have such a gift with story telling. And I love your quote: "let’s be frank, either you love hot dogs or you’re wrong!"
    Popping over from Brenda's blog, and what a wonderful adventure! Thank you,

  4. I just love those cute shorts on you! you look amazing!!


  5. Those shorts are too stinkin' cute, lady- love 'em!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  6. Those shorts are so cute, and you know I love a good cold shoulder top! Thank you for the feature!

  7. So sweet that Vivian wanted to join you! She's precious!

  8. I have been wanting those slides. They are so cute! Perfect summer outfit.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. I love those shorts. And how cute is your little one. She is not camera shy at all.

    Xx, Nailil

  10. I love that you stay true to yourself. Also go you for showing off some skin.

  11. Love this outfit! The shoes.,! And thanks for the feature!!!!

  12. You both look sweet and sassy! Those shorts are cute, Ada, and I love the grey cold shoulder top. You're both the sweetest!

  13. Love that cold-shoulder t-shirt.

  14. Love the sandals!! And also love that you are rocking a peek of tummy in this outfit :)

  15. Nice pair of shorts! Love the print and how you styled it with your cold shoulder top. That's so cute - your pictures with Vivian. Love your bond with your daughter - so sweet!

    Maureen |

  16. These shorts are so fun for summer, and look perfect with your cold shoulder top! I hope your summer is off to a wonderful start, Ada!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  17. You two are so cute! Love these photos!

  18. I'm so pleased you didn't delete that photo of Vivian - it's so cute having her charge towards you like that! xx

  19. cute shorts!

  20. Ada, it might be a simply outfit but it's cute! I love the tee – and the knot to the side is perfect! I love that action shot of Vivian running towards you.
    Suzy xx

  21. I love these shorts, how cute are they with the palm print on them. Thanks for sharing Ada, have a super week. x Jacqui Mummabstylish


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