Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Thursday Moda #156: Sporty Winter.

Good morning you all. I have a simple yet put-together Athleisure Sporty Look today that is pretty monochromatic in neutrals: taupe, grey, white and blush pink. I took a lot of photos because it was a pretty day full of natural light. The sun was shining bright over the few patches of snow that were left. It snowed at least two more times since then and currently we have 2-3 inches out there.

I am wearing my Light Grey Skinny Moto Jeans by Target which I paired with this Pretty Frayed-Hem Sweater by Loft. I love this sweater so much. The color is between a beige and grey or greige. For a comfortable day off filled with errands I wore my Perforated New Balance White Leather Sneakers. On top I have on my Beautiful Millennial Pink Puffer Jacket by Land's End. Since this outfit has mostly monochromatic, neutral colors I wanted to add a pop of color or two so I wore a deep red (almost burgundy) lipstick and my Mauve-ish Red Sunglasses by Ann Taylor. I love how the outfit turned out. But then again every time I wear this pretty pink coat I get so many compliments on it. It automatically prettifies any outfit - dressy or casual - and dresses up any look, too. What do you think?! Have you done any Sporty Winter Looks lately?!

Thank you for loving my Monochromatic Skirt Look and Vivian's Elegant Mustard Dress last week. I loved a lot of the outfits that were linked. This week I was attracted to gorgeous dresses and skirts and Spring-Forward looks as you will see with all the pink, mint and florals. There are some gorgeous blondes and a beautiful brunette whose outfits I loved the most. Most of these ladies were thinking Spring - which I pray comes soon here in Michigan - but a couple of them rocked a skirt or a dress in a put-together sophisticated Winter look. And can we ahh a moment at their gorgeous bags, too!?

Darlene showed us 'How to Style a Polka Dot Midi Skirt Outfit'. That periwinkle skirt with the large dots is stunning and she posed so pretty!
Lisa is ready for Spring and Summer even in her beautiful, tropical 'Gibson' maxi dress complete with thong sandals and gorgeous tousled hair.
Like me, with my puffer jacket today, the lovely Laurie wore 'Candy Coloured Hues' for Winter. That blazer is stunning with its double-breasted style.
Leave it to Katie to find a rainbow sequined skirt which she paired with the 'Perfect Pink Blouse'. This lady wears color and girly patterns like no one else!
Bundled up in style, Lizzie wore a pastel lilac coat over her lacy dress with a beret and pearl-embellished pumps. She did a good job with the 'NYFW F/W 2019 Day Two Recap' and I really wished I saw all of those fashion shows, too.
Shauna is 'Mint to Be' in her beautiful mint chiffon dress complete with embroidered pretty flowers. The nude pumps and bubblegum pink designer bag were the perfect pieces to compliment that dress.

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Skirting the Rules: Leopard Skirt paired with Red, Denim and Burgundy.

Hi guys. I am alive. I don't have a lot of photos for you today. Our weather has been cold, plus I was so sick for almost a week and didn't want to risk taking photos out. But I have a very cute outfit for you today, nevertheless, featuring a Pencil Skirt - since it is the last Tuesday of the month and my friend ELSIE from Polished Whimsy and myself are doing our monthly Skirt-themed linkup. So let's look at today's look, shall we?!

I am still in Winter mode over here with my layered Wintery Skirt Look featuring this Gorgeous Leopard Print Pencil Skirt by White House Black Market. My Stylish Friend Elsie shared her Lavender-Silver Pleated Midi Skirt paired with matching pumps and clutch. Love her cute patterned sweater, though.

There are only 6 elements to this outfit and you cannot even really see one of them: the necklace. I am wearing a Red, Bauble Statement Necklace over my Red Tissue-Thin Turtleneck. The other four pieces I paired in this look are my Leopard Pencil Skirt, the Medium-Wash Blue Denim Jacket (from H+M), the Burgundy Semi-Opaque Tights and the Colorblocked Burgundy+Olive Oxford Flats. It ended up being a polished office look that is put-together yet elegant, slightly edgy also, but the addition of the denim jacket makes it a little casual too. I have always loved red with leopard but adding burgundy to this makes it better. This skirt also is super flattering, the black band on the waist highlights the tiniest part of my waist and I love it. I also love how elegant and perfectly-matched the burgundy tights look with these burgundy+green oxford shoes that are 100% leather. I loved how this work style turned out, what do you think?! Do you own a leopard skirt, a leopard pencil skirt?! How do you style it for work?! Let me know.


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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thursday Moda #155: Love, Work and School.

I cannot believe it has been 155 weeks of Thursday Moda guys. As a matter of fact, the very first outfit I wore, I also had on a short skirt and the background behind me was white and snowy, just like in today's post. You all know I love my short skirts and my minis. After all, my legs are not so awful-looking, no?! But back to the Thursday Moda Linkup -- I cannot believe 3 years have gone by and in all honesty I have no idea how fast all this time has flied and how MUCH my life has changed in the last 3 years, especially on a personal level. Now that is is almost the end of February, I cannot help but think how fast 2019 is flying by, already. During the same time I introduced Thursday Moda three years ago, I also presented you guys with a brand-new look of my blog. Truth is I am ready for a new update and upgrade so if you have recommendations about a blog designer you love, send them my way. =) Thank you in advance.

Vivian and I are back together today and I must say we look mighty stylish. Now, how do our outfits connect to love, work and school, you say?! Well, I wore this outfit to work yesterday and since Vivian was off from school due to her Mid-Winter Break, I took her with me to work. She was an angel as usual. She has such a fun time doing her thing: drawing, painting, writing, practicing her numbers and letters, reading, playing, etc. All my co-workers love her and treat her like the princess she is. They smile because of her and her beautiful personality and they especially love her seeing dressed up, just like mama. Coincidentally enough Vivian and I wore these exact outfits a few days before Valentine's Day when I volunteered (worked) at her school, one day. Vivian and her friends were learning about love, friendship, family, siblings, friends, sharing+caring and Valentine's day the day I volunteered, and for that day all the kids were suggested to wear something red. Since I had a red dress planned for Vivian to wear on the actual Valentine's day, I decided for this Gorgeous Mustard Dress paired with some pink and red. Those Gorgeous Velvet Pom Pom Mary Janes of Vivian's matched the red heart knees of her Pink Knit Tights perfectly. The beautiful dress also had a velvet navy bow collar which made Viv's outfit further romantic and so cute for Valentine's festivities. Vivian's entire outfit comes from Target, by the way. I too had a hint of Valentine's day with all the white I am wearing (skirt and booties). Vivian loved our outfits so much that she wanted us to wear them again, especially since the first time around - when I volunteered at her school, we had no time at all early in the morning (as we scrap for time and lost minutes) to snap any photos at all. I did take some pictures of her in her class though, by herself, with her teacher, with her friends. So, since we had plenty of time to get dressed the other day for my job and Vivian wanted to look extra pretty, we decided to re-wear our Beautiful Mommy and Daughter Stylish Outfits that we both happened to love! And this time around we didn't miss taking some photos, too. =)

My outfit is not as colorful or as fun as Vivian's but it is put-together, chic, casual yet dressy with pretty neutral colors: white, taupe and black. These colors paired so well together. And I must say also that my Tweedy White+Black Wrap Mini Skirt paired so well with this mushroom/taupe sweater though it is a Wrap-Style Cardigan too. Also my taupe sunnies matched the sweater perfectly. My skirt, cardigan sweater and sunglasses are all by Loft. I decided to do a slight mixing of textures and patterns with my Diamond-Patterned Black Tights (by The Limited) and my Shimmery Faux Suede White Boots (from Target) and it all was pulled together with pretty makeup highlighted by a Pretty Pink Lipstick and Millennial Pink Crispin Drop Earrings by Sugarfix via BaubleBar (from Target). I think white is such a pretty color to wear at Wintertime. Difficult to wear during the Winter sometime, but not impossible. For one it can get dirty easily. Secondly, Winter is best for dark colors and dark neutrals. But let's face it: white represents Winter and white is also the color of the snow. I am also wearing white today in remembrance of all the innocent lives (students, teachers and more) that have been lost in school shootings. Some very stylish ladies and teachers of Instagram have different prompts this week for teachers and anyone really and you can find what everyone is wearing and sharing on Instagram under the hashtag #spiritweek4teachersofinstagram . I decided to do a couple of these prompts for so many reasons. First of all I love fashion. I love putting together cute outfits each day. I also love fashion challenges. And I am a mom who has a child in school. I have the school spirit because I am a mom. Plus, I too taught for several years (English and ESL) during my time in Albania, and I was a tutor at a school district nearby for several years on and off, here in Michigan. But, if you pay close attention to my outfit, I also wore a Sea Pearl Pave White Cocktail Ring so between my mini skirt, my boots and my ring I have on 3 'pieces of white'. I am also glad that our lovely Winter Wonderland type of weather was the perfect backdrop for this mostly-white outfit. What do you think?! Do you wear short skirts for Winter?! If so, how do you style them?! Are you wearing white this Winter?! I'd love to know what you think. =)

Last week the linkup was light and I think that is a lot due to the new InLinkz that no one seems to like. =( But despite the linkup being light in links, you all showed your very festive Valentine's Style, therefore there was a lot of red and pink, especially red, that was worn. And man how much I love red. Heck, every outfit I am featuring below has a splash, a dose, or a huge pop of red in it. There were also lots of heart-themed tops and sweaters not just the two heart pieces you see below. Also, the ladies nailed it with their stunning footwear. Can I have a pair of each of the shoes below, please?!

I adore Di's work style. She wished her readers 'Happy Valentine's Week' in her latest post of three lovely outfits including this darling red pleated midi skirt and tucked-in red heart sweater. LOVE!
I loved Elise's outfit which reminded me of my own burgundy velvet booties and polka dot black pants I shared a couple of weeks, ago. Her own version of 'Polka Dots' can go from the office to date night, just like that!
Elizabeth looked posh in her 'Valentine Date Night' look. I love a good wrap blouse and hers is in a leopard red, what?!
Carmen shared about her 'Birthday Adventure' in an island, a post complete with beautiful photos, some snow, thrift shopping and her gorgeous red+pink heart sweater.
Kathrine's 'Valentine's Day Striped Top' had an unique ruffled mock neck and matchy sleeves. So romantic and darling. Plus I happen to love pairing red with cognac and pink with white.
But my favorite look of the entire week belonged to the always-stylish Debbie. She created a monochromatic, red-hot outfit around her 'Red Sweater'. In love with her grand coat, those stunning velvet booties and slinky lace skirt. Gorgeous Babe!

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