Thursday Moda #168: Three Generations and Lots of Bows.
May has been cool around here. Lots of rain, winds and windchills. Honestly the most decent and warmest weekend we had was indeed the weekend of my Birthday. The sun was out, it didn't rain one bit and on Sunday - Cinco de Mayo - when today's photos were taken, was even warm enough for short sleeves and bare legs. The temperatures were in the low 70s. I spent part of my birthday weekend - Sunday May 5th - with the two most important ladies in my life, featured in this post: my mother and my daughter. We went shopping at TJ Maxx and Maurice's and had frozen yogurt afterwards. Later, with my dad in tow we had a Birthday Dinner at Apple Bee's. And after that Vivian even rode her bike for a while. It was the perfect warm Spring Sunday! =)
You see my sweet, darling, sassy and very stylish little mini model Vivian often on my blog, but my mom doesn't make appearances often. She is far too shy and she dislikes photos and social media in general. But the weather was too pretty plus it was my birthday so she agreed to a few photos lol. My mom helps me with my daughter a lot. She picks her up at least 2 times a week from the bus station and she watches her for a couple of hours usually, every day after I get off from work. Vivian too loves her grandma very much and my daughter and I are both so lucky to have my mom because she is so loving, amazing and beautiful inside out, truly a great mother figure! I must say though my mom likes shopping and she loves shopping with me. She also has great style. I adore her ruched neck leopard top with that pretty black pendant necklace I have gifted her (from White House Black Market) and she kept the look simple and monochromatic with dressy black pants and black leather flats. Speaking of shopping, that Sunday we did a lot of shopping at TJ Maxx. We got gifts (for my dad, for both my uncle and aunt for their birthdays, upcoming baby showers), as well as some candy, a couple of things for home and I got a few sets of velvet hangers as I am slowly but surely switching entirely to velvet hangers for all of my closets. Since it was my birthday, my mom also gifted me this beautiful black leather crossbody designer bag, too (the one I am wearing in today's outfit photos). I have been a lot into tiny bags lately that hold the necessities. This one is classy, stylish, very modern and honestly goes with everything! It is very compact and I can see it being very versatile for every season, especially during warm weather.
LOTS OF BOWS.
It is neither a mystery not a shocker that Viv is very much a girly girl who loves tulle, tutus, dresses, accessories - especially hair accessories - and bows. She also loves JoJo Siwa who wears and makes her own bows. Her beautiful Unicorn Tulle-Skirted Dress features a cut-out in the back with a baby pink tulle bow. She is also wearing a Rainbow Cupcake JoJo Bow off the side in a ponytail, exactly like JoJo styles her hair. She paired her dress and bow hair piece with Shimmery Pastel Coral Cat+Jack (from Target) Sneakers that also feature bows (Vivian calls these her "JoJo Siwa Shoes") and her little lace-trimmed light pink socks peaking above go perfectly with her girly look and all the frills and tulle. I too am wearing not one, not two, but three bows. I am wearing a Beautiful Cherry-Print Pussy-Bow Blouse which I paired with a Button-Front Denim Skirt in the perfect medium blue wash (both pieces are by Loft) and of course I paired these pieces which those Adorable Mustard Bow Suede Ballet Flats which you can't miss. These beautiful real suede bow flats are from JC Penney (new) and they did hurt a little on the back as I am still breaking them in. They were the perfect color to my monochromatic look. I also love how all three of us have done our own version of a monochrome look - my mom and I in either black or white pieces, while Vivian is in grey with baby pink. Yet my mom and I are wearing prints on top and of course Vivian has that sequined graphic tee as part of her dress. Oh and not pictured is a Silver Metallic Bow Elastic which I wore as a bracelet but I use it to tie my hair too. It all looked so cute with my Grey Tortoise Geometric Hoops by Papaya, too. And a huge shout-out goes to my hair and makeup because they were the MVPs to this outfit! How was your Cinco de Mayo?! Did you drink some tequila?! I actually had a couple of margaritas. What do you think of our Spring Outfits today?! Do you like the bows?! How would you style a Pussy-Bow Blouse casually for Spring?! I think a Pussy-Bow Top looks adorable with a Denim Skirt and since Memorial Day is this weekend this outfit would make a fantastic Memorial Day Look. To make it more patriotic, you can swap the mustard flats for red ones - I have some red flats and most fashionistas do, too.
Shop my Mom's and Vivian's Outfits, below:
Thank you for liking my Coffee+Cream Outfit last week. The linkup was a little lighter than usual, but still full of style. I noticed several (one is featured below) light pink blazers and a lot, a lot of outfits featuring yellow, which I am not surprised at all since yellow and all of its cousins are huge colors for 2019. Since Spring is in full bloom, I noticed gorgeous florals and maxi dresses too. Also, am I noticing a trend with blue+white flower prints! Both of these blue floral dresses have been paired with a light-wash blue denim jacket, too. I have always liked the combination of blue and white (the sea and the sky) for late Spring and Summer. Ultimately, I had a hard time - as per usual - to narrow it down to 7 favorite looks!
This 'Faux Wrap Dress' is so chic and flattering on Amy, keeping it light and pastel with her millennial pink clutch and ivory-nude sandals.
'Easy Summer Sandals' have to be stylish, comfortable and neutral, not complicated. Julie's Dress isn't complicated either, but it is so-fashionable! Love the button-front style and the summery nautical navy color.
I am a sucker for 'Mommy and Me Outfits' especially if the mini is a little girl. Kileen and her beautiful toddler girl rocked these very pretty and classic black polka dot dresses. I need this set of dresses for Viv and I.
In a 'Blue and White Floral Dress' Ashley looks her tall, elegant and stylish self. The halter neckline is so flattering and slimming.
Mica styled 'Maxi Dresses and Kimonos with Ankle Boots' which is proper for Spring but even Autumn - the season she is at now, since she is an Aussie. I always love bright colors on Mica with her porcelain skin.
Darlene linked two posts featuring this 'Pink Blazer' which is part of a pink suit. You need to check her post for 4 different ways to style it. But I love the head to toe monochrome look with matchy pink pumps and a simple ivory cami.
My friend Lorena felt like a 'Girl Scout' in this yellow-on-yellow pairing of a cardigan with a long-tied silky scarf. She wore them both with a classic, dark, A-line skirt.
Shop my Outfit, below: