Currently: August 2018. Plus Thursday Moda Linkup.

Happy August and Happy Linkup day everyone! Welcome to another Thursday Moda!

I am doing my "Currently" monthly post today as we welcome August. This month will be a no-buy month for me personally. It will be a frugal August, for sure. Between all the spendings I have done this year, getting a new car which was a big expense, and recently just coming back from Vacation, I have realized how much I have spent and I could have done without any of all those new things, seriously. I really, truly, most definitely need to have a no-buy month and I am hoping to have a no-buy rest of the year If I can, but let's take it one month at a time and see how I am doing. I will be keeping myself accountable for everything and hope to report back with satisfactory results. I need to be paying my bills and that, as well as saving $$ will be my focus for August! Fingers crossed! Pray for me (lol)!!

following: no one in particular. If you have suggestions for a particular Instagrammer, blogger or website I should follow, let me know. As of right now, speaking of following, one rule I should be following is the "one -in/one - out rule", as far as my closet goes. I really need to get rid of stuff, like yesterday.

ordering: Pad Thai just yesterday for lunch, on my first day back to work after 6 days off. I love a good Asian dish and pad thai is one of my favorites. Speaking of ordering: I ordered nothing from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year, though I debated getting some new seamless everyday underwear, a couple of bras and the infamous Black Faux Leather Leggings. As far as cardigans, booties, sneakers, sweaters, boots and such I don't need any.

pinningLots of fashion, smoothie recipes, some home decor. You know the usual. I should really start pinning my own outfits. I have been slacking on that for over a year. 

watching"Big Brother" and "America's Got Talent" here and there. They are both my favorite Summer shows but I am looking forward to "Bachelor in Paradise" next week though I haven't seen "The Bachelorette" this season.

counting: the money I will be saving and also what I will be spending this month. I plan for a very frugal August because in all honesty I should be saving which I haven't done a whole lot of this year. With Vivian going back to school, I know that I need to get a few things for her like a couple of sweaters, one or two new pair of jeans, one or two new pair of shoes and a new back-pack and some supplies if the school suggests them but hopefully that is it. I plan on buying nothing for myself, unless I exchange or return some things and I will be penny-pinching for when we go out too. I will utilize parks, beaches and libraries more and those are all free. When I take Vivian out to a park or the beach I always pack food. This Spring+Summer I have spent a lot on coffee at cafes too and Starbucks and other coffee shops are expensive. They over-charge for everything!

Here is a flashback to outfits worn and blogged around this time, in some previous years.

A very simple, not very stylish (lol) 'busy mom to a new baby kind of look' for a hot Summer day. I colorbloked Yellow 100% Cotton Shorts with a Bright Coral-Red Scoop Neck Tee with some Comfy Silk Patterned Sandals and dressed up with a Colorful Flower Statement Necklace. Look how cute, little and chubby a 7-month Vivian was!

I have always loved yellow - a huge color for 2018, too! This Mellow Yellow Girly Dress with the White+Black Flower Print is so cute and it is hard to tell but I belted it with a White/Lavender Floral, Ruched, Wide Canvas Belt with a big rosette on the front. It went perfect with this dress as did those Yellow Stud Flower Earrings with the little ivory pearls in the middle. I was teaching English to little kids during that time and I wore this outfit then. I love it. It is the kind of dress you can dress up or down or in between as I did. Also this was My Currently post for back in August 2015.

This was one of my favorite outfits I wore last year and one of my best collaborations I did for Thursday Moda. AMBER from Avec Amber co-hosted with me that Thursday Moda edition and I showed you two different ways to style a black item for the office in the Summer. I stuck to an eyelet piece. The Black Eyelet Button-front Peplum Shirt is gorgeous and I did pay attention to all the details and accessories. Also, no better time to wear Patterned Pants than Summer!

What are you currently up to and what are your plans for August?!
Have a Great Weekend, Ladies!!

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  1. I always have such a hard time with no buy months. It's not like I can't go a month without buying but as soon as I state it outloud I get the shopping itch. Good luck and its a great excuse to keep re-using pieces you already own

  2. I love Pad Thai, I love your yellow dress, I love your patterned pants! I don’t think I could go for a no-buy month! Unless I was sick and never left my house, but then I would probably shop online. Good luck to you, my friend! I will however, be job searching for something outside of the home which should help offset my spending habits!


  3. I need to have a no-buy month....eeek!!

  4. That yellow dress is so pretty on you. I'm having a no buy month too. Well, that's not true. We're buying a house, so there's that. LOL

  5. Love all of these looks, especially the yellow dress! Swoon!


  6. Love the eyelet top and printed pants look! I need to join you with the no buy month/year! Haha! I have been trying to do much better and not purchasing clothes because my closet is packed and I really do not need any more. I am currently decorating my den, but I am trying my best to be frugal about it. Best of luck to you with this, Ada!

  7. I need several no-buy months Ada - maybe you will be good influence on me! Love your black eyelet top - it's so fab with the trousers! xx Maria

  8. You look lovely in yellow. love the printed trousers too! I didn't buy alot this summer, so I wanted to add a few new things to my Fall closet and did just that. Now to cool it for a bit.:-)

  9. I definitely need to reign in my spending for August- July was toooo expensive with the Nordie's sale, haha!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  10. Good for you on the no-buy month! Inspiring me to think about it :) And I've been following the "one in/one out" rule too - one of my goals for 2018, and it's going great!

  11. Good luck with your saving this month - definitely something I need to be doing as well!
    Chic on the Cheap

  12. I am also on a shopping diet this month, in preparation for my trip to France! It's tough—I've been tempted so many times already and it's only August 2nd!
    Cheryl Shops |

  13. Good Luck with your no buy month. I'm planing on doing one myself.

  14. So, suggestion for someone to follow, have you looked at @annstreetstudio She is a photographer and takes gorgeous pictures and does wonderful behind the scenes. Her work is beautiful and I find her very inspiring to follow. (She's my current favorite.)

  15. Libraries are great places for something to do for free! Ours has amazing programs and we rent movies from ours for a movie night for free! Good luck doing some extra saving!

  16. Yessss I loved that Thursday Moda collaboration with office style too! Your peplum top and pants are such a great pairing. =) I am sure that you can achieve your goal of no spending in August, especially if you continue to shop your closet for outfit ideas. You've got this!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  17. Good luck with no shopping! I know, this month is an expensive one for me too so I'm also trying to keep the purchases to a minimum--for me at least. I love seeing all your "throwback" looks Ada!

  18. I love Pad Thai too! Thanks for linking up to #continentaldrift

    SSG xxx

  19. I need to do quite the same, Ada, save money. Eve is spending her sophomore year in the Rome campus and thanks to the Euro, it's costing quite a bit extra so I really ought to stop buying things. I must. I shall. We shall :) xoxo

  20. Sorry I am late. I still am not able to subscribe to your blog. On all my email adresses it says that I am already subscribed! Have a great weekend!

  21. These older outfits are so cute. I hope you still wear them. I am needing to do an clear out again as I added a few items to my closet whilst I was on vacation.
    Thanks for linking to continental drift and I will link again to your latest linkup x


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