Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Thursday Moda #100: A Special Celebration with a $200 Target Giveaway.

Hi everyone and welcome to this milestone Thursday Moda linkup because we made it to triple digits and today Thursday Moda is 100 weeks old, which means almost 2 full years. It has been 2 years of many sleepless nights (just like tonight), a lot of work, outfit changes, photography, editing, collaborations and decoding HTML and SEO's for you and me both but it has been a very fun and stylish ride along the way. And you know what I do it ALL by myself, while working a full-time job and raising a child. So, today you and I both celebrate and I don't even have any of the typical anniversary "blogging props" that most bloggers use (like balloons, numbers, cake with a candle on top, cupcakes, confetti, champagne or fresh flowers). Instead my only 'prop' is my glass of Cabernet Wine (a good kind too) and it wasn't even a prop at all, because I drank it to the last drop. 

For today's special post I am wearing the current biggest/on trend colors of 2018: red and purple (or fine let's call them Scarlett and Ultra Violet). And it wasn't even planned. I literally threw this outfit together in less than 5 minutes. The Red Silky Draped-Front Camisole and Jewelry (Statement Earrings, Gold-Tone Cuff Bracelet, Intricate Crystal Cocktail Ring and triple Circle Cubic Zirconia Stone Rings are all new). The Purple Tulle Skirt is sort of new-ish. A local boutique gave it to me months ago and I think this is the right occasion to wear it, finally! Cause a tulle skirt = celebration, right?! Last but not least I am wearing my Croc-Embossed Gold Christian Louboutin Pumps. But besides my lovely fancy outfit, I decided to give away $200 to everyone's favorite store - Target, duhhh. If you read my blog often you know that a big percentage of mine and Vivian's clothes come from there and I get complimented on them often. A bunch of my favorite blogging ladies - whom I have collaborated with before many times - and I are contributing to this giveaway. So whether you need some new clothes for Spring, outfits for your kids or even stuff like pillows, candles, makeup or even a candy bar, go ahead and shop on us at Target. The Giveaway is at the bottom of this post (so scroll down lol) and once again I want to thank the lucky 13 ladies who joined me today in giving away this lucky little gift.

Check out all the other fantastic and stylish fashionistas who joined me today. I didn't ask them to wear any particular festive outfit, just to stay true to themselves and their styles. But they still all look great whether dressy or totally casual. Thank you ladies for being part of my 100th Thursday Moda Celebration today!

So even though ultra-violet is a much lighter color than the color of my skirt it falls under the purple family. This skirt between an Eggplant and Royal Purple Color was gifted to me by a boutique since the Summer and the size is XS (it read, fits sizes 00 to 0 which I am clearly not). But luckily it still fit me (thank you elastic waist) and even better now in January since I have lost a few pounds (hope you can tell!! lol). Since a new month - February hello - is starting I also have plans for a healthier eating plan this month. I won't really call it a diet because it is not. But I will focus on drinking a lot, a lot of water (I almost always forget to drink water these days), reduce the amounts of coffee; get more sleep and I will do that by going to sleep earlier and sleeping better in general, eating more vegetables and fruits which I actually do cause I love fruit+veggies and last (and this is a biggie) reduce the amount of bread and gluten I consume. See I love bread and I eat it often and a lot. I am thinking I will have a cheat day once a week. Wish me luck - you think I can do it?!

Now the Scarlet Red refers to my silky camisole I found at Express by chance, this Tuesday. I got it on sale for a steal and I am glad that when I went home I saw how beautifully it fit. For reference is a size Small and I am wearing just a demi strapless bra with it (fortunately I am busty enough - though I hide it well - for this slinky beauty to look pretty one without a pushup bra). This camisole is stunning and I have to go again and see if they have it in more colors. Plus it is in my color - red. And I have a funny story for you guys. Many many many years ago I used to own an almost-identical red camisole, it had the draping in the front too and the color was the same bright red, just a different material. I remember it quite well because I wore it the day I lost my virginity lol. TMI perhaps?! We are all friends here. I figured I would share this fun fact about the twinning red camisole today (since it came to my mind) on my 100th Linkup. But I won't tell you when that milestone happened for me, I will keep that to myself.
 I like the cartoon filter here. Artsy!



I want to thank these fantastic ladies who support and read my blog always and joined my giveaway today and will be part of two more Love-themed posts coming up in February so stay tuned for those posts on February 8th and February 20th respectively. A special thank you goes out to a beautiful lady who participated on today's giveaway - she knows who she is - who has been a great virtual shoulder for me to cry on these last few weeks because I have gone through so much downs and personal challenges. She has landed me her ear and her heart to cry on. Thank you from the bottom of my heart my friend! I appreciate it more than you may know. 

Oh and one last fun fact: I stayed up all night doing this post. I wrapped it up around 5.15 AM and I will be going to work with about 2.5 hours of sleep today. Thankfully I function on little sleep.

Now Join the Giveaway for a $200 at Target - my favorite store ever. I mean who doesn't love Target?! And if you shop smart you can get like 3-4 outfits. Trust me, I shop there a lot! The giveaway is good for one full week, until 12 midnight (Eastern time) on February 7th 2018. 

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Last but definitely not least, join this Very Special 100th Thursday Moda Linkup today, hop around, be inspired by style and have a ton of fun! Thank you to you all for supporting my blog and for linking with me every Thursday - I haven't missed a week, yet!