Thursday Moda #154: Two Casual but Festive Valentine's Day Looks.

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! I have a slight fever, redness, sniffles, sore throat and congestion as I type this (you all know we have lovely Winter here in the mitten state lol). Also, I hate the new InLinkz Linkup -- the website should seriously go back to the old linkup. If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it!! But I want to keep things light, positive, lovely, happy and red and pink today since it is Valentine's Day after all. With that said I got not one but two Casual and Festive Valentine's Day Looks today. And they both have two things in common: Bright Floral Tops and Pants. I shopped the closet for both of these outfits I put together. Every piece I have on is over 3 years old. In reality, I wanted to wear a gorgeous red dress for you today but our weather and extreme cold says otherwise. After all I have three new red dresses from Talbot's. But February is not over and this is also Women's Heart Awareness month, therefore you should wear a red dress! I did however wear and blogged a Gorgeous Red Dress for Valentine's Day, last year (photo below).

For this outfit which features sexy black (the main color), splashes of fuchsia via that gorgeous 3D Flower Silk Blouse and Rock N' Roll vibes, I wanted to colorblock black with hot pink. I wore Coated Black Faux Leather Jeans (by Forever 21), paired with 3 layers on top: the Beautiful 3D Petal/Flower Fuchsia Blouse (by Armani X), a Ribbed Black Cotton Short Cardigan (by The Limited) and a little Seamless Lace-Trimmed Black Camisole (by White House Black Market) which peaks from the neckline of the pink blouse. The Block-Heel Black Leather Booties were the perfect shoe choice here, especially paired with the leather-looking pants. I swiped a coat of metallic-mauve lipstick over a hot pink one. And as far as jewelry/accessories I wore my Leopard-Print Bow Headband (from Albania) and my Pink Square Kate Spade Studs. I layered on rings and bracelets too. The Love Pink-Strap Bracelet is from Wal Mart. I have on a Red Stone Ring too and on the other hand I wore a Gold Chain Tennis Bracelet paired with a Lime-Colored Precious Stone Bracelet and a matching Pave Silver+Lime Ring.

I own a lot of blouses and pussycat bow tops, like this one I am wearing here. This is by far my most favorite pussybow blouse and one of my favorite blouses in my closet. I love, love the silk material and the big, bold and super feminine red rose print. This Beautiful Blouse is by White House Black Market. And it looked so good and unexpected with the Olive Utility Jacket on top (by Old Navy) -- a combination I should remember to try again. The super feminine top makes a yin-yang effect with the more masculine-looking military jacket. For bottoms I chose Boot-Cut Jeans in a medium wash denim. For the jewelry I have on a bunch of rings and the same bracelets as the previous outfit but I also added a Crystal Silver Pave Watch. My Double-Sided 360 Black Stud Earrings (from Albania) looked cute with that Layered Beaded Necklace which has white pearls and black crystals (by White House Black Market). Dressing up this look for a Friday at the office, I chose Red Satin Pumps to match the red blouse - they are festive and dressy too. I also choose a Fun Silver/Gray Textured Cluch with a large tassel hanging from the zipper. I actually think both of these outfits are dressy enough to wear to work if you work in a business casual office or more casual environment. After all despite being casual, they are also totally put-together and a little dressed up. Which of these two Casual but Festive Valentine's Day Looks is your favorite and why?! Let me know in the comments.

If you thought last week there were a ton of cute Valentine-inspired Outfits shared via my Thursday Moda linkup, you thought right! I don't even know how I narrowed it down to these favorite outfits. As you can see plenty of red and pink in the mix - just like my two outfits, today. But I also see gorgeous coats and beautiful purses. Check out these beauties, below.
This week's Featured Blogger is my beautiful and super kind Floridian friend KELLYANN from This Blonde's Shopping Bag who absolutely killed it in her Valentine's Attire with those bold, beautiful, statement-making red pants! First of all, how fabulous are those pants and how wonderful they look with nude heels! I love red with nude. She actually showed us three different ways to style these fabulous pants. I thought about including two of the three looks in the collage above but which would I exclude?! I love ALL 3 ways she styled these pants and all the pretty blouses and clutches she chose for them. There is something to be admired for every outfit but I am dying for the matchy all-red outfit with the red button-down shirt. Perhaps because red is my favorite color. Perhaps because Kellyann also looks divine in red! Perhaps because this is like a super stylish, modern-day pantsuit and she would kill it in any office. Kellyann's style is colorful but always classic. She wears pink like no other! She is also super nice and always has your back. I just love her and you should too!

Grace is the most popular Michigan Blogger and she travels a lot, too. In this post she ran down several outfits and tips on 'What to Wear at the Airport' and I just loved this particular look that is modern, sporty and put-together. Plus that cobalt coat!
It is Summer in Australia where Mica lives so she can wear all the 'Frill Sleeve Tees' and this particular one is in hot pink, which makes it perfectly festive for today!
Nora is 'Looking Stylish in Neutrals'. Her poncho-like peanut butter sweater is beautiful and she designed it herself!
Rama has a dress under her coat and looks so dressed up and sophisticated. But I wanted to focus on her 'Cocoon Coat' because it is truly amazing and a little retro, too.
Shauna, let me 'Read All about It'! That long jacket in a newspaper print is fun, eclectic, trendy and perfect for Valentine's day because it reminds me of love letters. In love with the sweet red Chanel bag, too.
Last but for certainly not at the least less favorite, we have my friend Cheryl killing it in a red leopard dress and fun strappy black suede shoes. Another option on 'What to Wear' for the day of love, especially if your plans include a special dinner date at a fancy restaurant.

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  1. always look so good in those saturated colors. Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. Love the dress! Always looking lovely! Happy Valentine's day!

    The Flower Duet

  3. Love the dress, The color red dominant today and it looks fabulous on you.

  4. Ada, thank you for the kindness, you are a gem! I love those jeans on you, the cut is so flattering and sexy! Perfect on you! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day my friend!!

  5. Happy Valentine's Day, Ada! I'm so sorry you're feeling a bit under the weather. Hope it's a speedy recovery. Love all your looks - bold colors are really fantastic on you. And those coated jeans are awesome, they look just like leather. Get well soon!

  6. Thanks for including me in your favorites Ada! Red is definitely your color, looking fab in that top. Hope you feel better soon and Happy Valentines Day

  7. Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you feel better soon. You are sure rocking the red and pinks.

  8. Well I can't link my post up. Since it say that the link up is full. Here my new post.

  9. Happy Valentine's Day, Ada, and thank you so much for the feature! Love all of your VD ideas, but my eyes went straight to your boot-cut jeans—all of a sudden, they look so fresh again! Hope you have a great day!
    Cheryl Shops |

  10. Oh I could not link ! It read that you had reached the 60 maximum.
    Regardless hope you have a great day my friend.

  11. I love your Valentine's Day looks! That red blouse is gorgeous!

  12. Both looks are fabulous for Valentine's Day Ada! Thanks for the link up.

  13. I hope you feel better soon Ada! I love the floral detail of your fuschia blouse. What a beautiful detail! I don't like the new link up either. It seems like it doesn't load on my end nor does it let me link up! Anyway, happy Valentine's Day to you and Vivian.

    Maureen |

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  15. You look amazing lady. The Valentine's Day colors are simply stunning. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

    Have an awesome day

  16. I'm still using the old link up, I hate the new one too. I hope you feel better soon. Enjoy your weekend.

  17. Hope you had a wonderful Valentines Ada - and that your sniffles cleared up! Red looks good on you xx Maria

  18. Hope you had a great Vday Ada! I love red on you, especially the lipstick, so pretty! The fuscia top is lovely too, I always love details and the roses are so sweet on the blouse.
    Have a great day!
    jess xx

  19. I love your Valentine's Day looks! You look gorgeous in red! Hope you are feeling better and had a great V Day!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  20. These Valentine's Day looks are so pretty. I love both.

    Xx, Nailil

  21. If you want to capture the imagination of everyone in the room this outfit is to go for
    Helene Goldnadel

  22. Looks so lovely on you dear, especially the dress!
    Jessica |

  23. Cute Valentine's day outfits! It's a shame we don't celebrate it here in Australia.

    Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp :)

    Hope that your week is going well and you have a nice weekend ahead of you!


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