Thursday Moda #162: Coral Me Striped!

Happy Hump Day! Writing this post late on Thursday Eve and posting this outfit from about 6 weeks ago when the white cold+watery stuff was still on the ground. As a matter of fact, it is supposed to snow here overnight but hey it will be in the 50s and 60s in the weekend, as often as Friday. So my guess is it won't stick. But Up North Michigan is supposed to get 12 to 15 inches. ...In mid April! Oh My!! Anyway, let's talk about this cute outfit in coral and stripes, shall we?!

"Living Coral" is Pantone's Color of the Year. Described by Pantone, this color is "an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge." In my words this color is bold, bright, vibrant, pretty, feminine and sexy. After all who doesn't want a touch of red, gold, pink and orange in their wardrobe, all mixed together for the perfect, brightest, prettiest coral?! I know I do. Just like this Very Pretty Ruffled, Long-Sleeve Blouse from last Spring. It is from the "A New Day" line at Target. Though it is the first time I am blogging it, I have also worn/paired it with black+white dressy cropped pants as well as both black skinny jeans and white skinny jeans. This gorgeous blouse has proved to look amazing both with black or white on the bottom so this time around I paired it with this Flattering Striped Ponte Pencil Skirt (it is from one of the online-only brands at I love the very flattering and unique way that the stripes go, in this skirt. Chico's currently has a similar one with the stripes facing the same way and it is between a midi and a maxi length. Plus it is on great sale! Since it was very cold I had to wear opaque tights of course. Hard to notice but mine have a little pattern going (they are by Loft). I am also wearing Open-Toe Strappy Booties also by Target. I love the seamless black monochromatic effect going on from the waist down. And these Acrylic Marbled Pink Heart Statement Earrings are by BaubleBar. These are my earrings but in a Blush Pink Marbled Style, they also come in white and they are currently more than half off. I also love this gorgeous pave pair and this tie-dye pink pair, both are very similar to mine in style and are also an acrylic material. Last but not least I love my Bright Fuchsia Lipstick. So Coral Me Striped because this pretty coral blouse looks great with the striped skirt! Don't you think?! How are you wearing Lively Coral - the color of the year?!

Thank you to everyone who linked up with me last week and for finding my third-in-a-row Thursday Moda outfit featuring windowpane pants, very elegant and chic! I was attracted to several looks with edgy styling and pops of the best colors for Spring - Pink and Coral. I also noticed lots of leather, fun flippy skirts, new ways to layer for Spring and many unique, fresh and fun ways to style some newer Spring pieces. Check out these ladies!!

The Featured Blogger this week is my very dear and super stylish friend SHELBEE from Shelbee on the Edge who has been my very dear friend, confidante and one of my very closest blogging friends for 3 years now. We have done over 30 collaborations together - on both of our blogs - and it is not the end of it. As a matter of fact, you will see her again for my annual Birthday Blog Party in the beginning of May. Shelbee linked three posts last week but I loved both of the outfits featured above and then I noticed they both had some of the same elements and styling: short skater skirts, mid-length boots, similar square same-size bags, fun hairdos (whether it is two fun pigtails or accessorized with a beret) and fabulous layering. Because Shelbee ALWAYS is the queen of layering, which is understandable since she lives in Northern New York and probably has snow 6-7 months of the year. She runs two very successful linkups (Tuesdays and Fridays), contributes to two other monthly-themed collabs with other bloggers and does a seasonal/quarterly collaboration with women of different-aged decades. She also does many fun specials, like her "Inspired By" Series where she styles an outfit inspired by a fellow blogger like she did with her funky, whimsical and edgy outfit featuring the fabulous cat hosiery and layering a knotted plaid shirt with a kick-ass but girly black leather skirt. But my favorite outfit she has ever worn so far in 2019 was the one in the fantastic layers of millennial pink and hunter green. Between the teddy coat, the paisley little skirt, the beautiful laceup bootie pumps and that French beret, I seriously don't know which piece I love the most. I originally left her a comment on this post as soon as I read it. ;-) In this post Shelbee also commented about her love for writing and let me tell you this woman is a fantastic writer. The way she words her posts inspires me! I read every single one of them. Speaking of words, I can write thousands about Shelbee but I will tell you one word, one adjective that describes her the best "REAL". You will never find a more real blogger! She is a mama bear on a real budget, with real problems, with real words - some of which happen to be metaphors. She has a beautiful soul, a kind heart, a sense of adventure which also shows in her clothing choices and her very unique style. You can't just use a few words to describe her style just like you need PLENTY of words to describe her as a person. She recently nominated me for "The Sunshine Award" (which I will answer the questions soon) and honestly her name was one of the top three I too wanted to nominate for the same award. I am sure you know her by now because this worldly, outspoken, fun, fabulous, big-smile, generous woman with a penchant for words, colors and fun styles is very much a presence in the blogging world and leaves the nicest comments, always! But if one of you doesn't know her yet -- please visit Shelbee's Blog and get to know this amazing woman. She is a survivor of depression and bipolar disorder, her favorite color is green and she happens to be a huge fan of my sweet girl Vivian. Oh and did you know her real name is Michelle?!

I love the light pink color of Tilden's blazer. She posted about 'Spring Blazers' she is currently loving.
I agree with my fashionista friend Nancy 'Accessories Make the Look!'. The unique placing of that wispy leopard scarf belted and all those gold-tone layers of bracelets and necklaces edgy up this sophisticated office-style look.
Laura is 'Jumping Into Spring' with a fun plaid jumper dress, crimson wine lips and the most stunning, unique, sexy white pumps. I want some white pumps, myself!
Jodie is 'Wearing Spring Colors Together' with a polished and very unique tweed blazer in the color of the year - Lively Coral. She rocks her black leather pants, too!
Never one to shy away from any style, print or trend, Ashley rocks her 'Scarf Print Dress + Snakeskin Boots' together. Love that she added a leather moto jacket.
Sublimely polished, Di shows an unique way to tie an oversized neck scarf. 'Red -A Color for All Seasons' indeed, red is always timeless and seasonless.

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  1. The winter cant stop your shine, nice vibrant top
    This is a very lovely post
    Thank you for sharing my dear,
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  2. I love adding a pop of color when it's cold to cheer things up! Sending warm weather vibes your way, doll!

    And thank you so much for the feature, you're so sweet!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  3. Coral is a great color on you! Your lipstick is also the perfect shade to go along with this outfit. I saw your email about styling it or red for your bday but I have NOTHING. I'll see if I stumble upon something this weekend when I go shopping.

  4. What a nice combination, Ada. I really like that style of skirt where the stripes go every which way, it gives it interest and is flattering.

  5. The cut and color of that top are just gorgeous and I really like the whole outfit pairing! Great look for transitioning from Winter to Spring!

  6. Coral is a great colour on you Ada! xx

  7. Look at that pretty coral blouse on you! I love it! Super cute with the striped skirt!

  8. Pretty color on you! I also love all of the directions of the stripes in your skirt, great cut!

  9. Isn't that just the most beautiful color with your dark hair! And snow this time of the year is bad, it is still very cold here too. Thank you very much for the feature!

  10. Living coral is a great color on you, and I love how you've styled it with a striped pencil skirt. I've recently rediscovered pencil skirts as well—they're so classic and flattering!
    Cheryl Shops |

  11. Ada, I've been admiring that skirt at Chico's for some time now--it looks great on you and the coral is lovely. I grew up partially in Michigan so I remember those late spring snowstorms! Like you say, snow one day, then warm temps the next!! Lol! Take care,
    xx Darlene

  12. The top is so bright and fun and I love how you styled it!

  13. Such great looks, Ada. The stripes with the coral is so cheery.

  14. LOVE this outfit Ada. Pink and stripes are my favorite.

    Xx, Nailil

  15. Your rocking this outfit. I hope you are having an awesome week.

  16. Stripes and coral are just so beautiful together. I love the unique look of your striped skirt. Your heart earrings are perfect! I love hearts so I am naturally attracted to them.

    Maureen |

  17. What a pretty color on you Ada, I love this look! I hope it warms up again soon! We are also getting some cool weather, but it's supposed to warm up again by next week, thank goodness. Have a great weekend!

  18. I can tell how good you feel in this outfit Ada and that is always the best thing! When we feel good in our clothes it shows!

  19. Oh my word, Ada, you absolutely totally left this wordsmith speechless with tears my eyes. I don’t even know what to say except thank you. From the bottom of my heart and the depths of my soul. Thank you so much for these beautiful words. I really needed them this week. I feel uplifted and inspired and most importantly loved. You are equally amazing, my friend. And this outfit of yours is amazing as well! I love that fun striped skirt and the bold coral is spectacular on you!


  20. Such a gorgeous pop of color, and loving that skirt <3
    Green Fashionista


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