Thursday Moda #173: Movie Dates with Vivian and a Dose of Stars.

Even as a kid I have never been into cartoons, animated movies/series, doll-like movies and such. But, since having a kid of my own, in the last couple of years especially, I have come to appreciate ALL Children's Movies, including animated ones. Actually some of those I have preferred more than movies with real humans lol. Such was the case for "The Secret Life of Pets" which we watched with Vivian last night, and loved it. The outfits from today's post are from our movie night together last night, which ended with Coldstone Ice-Cream for dessert. I ordered (for the first time ever) the Strawberry Blondie: it was a delicious goodness of strawberry ice-cream all mushed with real strawberries and gooey caramel in a yummy waffle cone! It was the perfect ending - since it was in the 80s too - to an amazing Movie Date Night with Vivian and let me tell you, her and I both loved "The Secret Lives of Pets 2" though we never saw the first one, but that is something for us to do on a night at home, sometime this year. Speaking of movies, I have seen most if not all of the Princess Movies and Animated Movies this year. So far, this year - if my memory serves me correctly - we have watched "Mary Poppins", "Wonder Park" - loved this one a lot by the way, the message was so cute - I especially suggest it for the moms with daughters, "The Ugly Dolls", "Aladdin" - my favorite movie this year from the few I have watched and one of my most favorite ones in a long while - and now the new 'Pets" movie. Next is "Toy Story 4" and "The Lion King". Later this year I am looking forward to the new "Frozen" movie and the new "Maleficent" movie with Angelina Jolie. Have you watched any children's movies this year?! Which ones?! I thought "Aladdin" was amazing so if you haven't yet - go watch it! Phenomenal!! Not just the story. But the beautiful special effects, the costumes, the original songs, etc, etc. I have also heard great things about "Toy Story 4" so we are looking forward to watching that soon. How do you all feel about children's movies?!

Isn't this comfortable, pretty, Star-Print Spaghetti-Strap Midi Dress perfect for this time of year with the 4th of July right around the corner?! We all need a dose of stars this Summer. I am so glad that star patterns are so in, too! Besides the patriotic print, the soft gauzy material of the dress (not a cheap gauze either, soft and sturdy) and the length of the dress with the open A-Line style and the thin spaghetti straps, make it a great Summer dress overall for hot temperatures. This time around it looked so cute with my Target Black Gladiator Sandals, this Maroonish Crossbody Bag (also from Target) and the Oversized Maroon+Tortoise Ann Taylor Sunglasses. You will see this dress styled and worn very soon before the 4th of July, again, with either my Red+White Striped Slides or some Cute Red Sandals. By the way, on my way out of the movie theater I saw another young lady wearing this very same dress. Great minds think alike! This star dress is by Aerie by the way and it was for 40% OFF.

Makeup-Free and Fresh-Faced on this very hot Summer Afternoon.

You Loved my Put-Together Mom Athleisure last week - thank you. I noticed lots of prints in red, white and blue and some pretty subtle patterns. This week I am featuring a few of my blogging friends as they nailed Summery looks. There is also a new face in the mix and a returning blogger who joined my linkup again, after not seeing her for a few weeks. =)
Shel did one of those 'Inspired By' posts she does about twice a month, looking lovely in a baby-doll bohemian dress with white booties. Loved it so much, I will re-create it!
Sophisticated Di who nails work style, always, linked a post with not one but three adorable 'Living Coral' Outfits. Ultimately this one with the belted midi skirt was my favorite.
Tatiana is always so posh and elegant. She talked about a 'Totally New Experience' by trying a Jumpsuit with a Blazer. 
In a 'Dramatic Boho Dress' Ruth looked lovely in prints, patterns and a hi-lo hem. Love her pops of pastels with the bag and mules.
New Mom Duhamel is back to blogging and looking so slim and elegant in a 'Chanel Inspired Tweed Dress' which is so beautiful.
Last but not least only my super fashionable friend Cheryl can make a 'Muumuu' look amazing. Not only do I love her breezy Californian styling but I am always a fan of white+light blue prints for Summer.

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  1. I really want to see Toy Story! You and your date, Viviane, look so cute seeing stars!

  2. Love your patriotic dress! It's so perfect for 4th of July next week!

  3. Such a cute romper. I have yet to see the secret life of pet 2. We just re-watched the first one a few weekends ago.

  4. The Lion King is one of my favorites. I love the stars and the navy sundress on you, perfect for the 4th, and Vivian looks like a doll!
    jess xx

  5. You look wonderful!

    Mariya |

  6. Oh, I loved watching those movies when my son Max was little. Precious time! Now he comes over and we watch movies and documentaries (which he loves!) and the debates, which is still lots of fun. Love the poem and the message, Ada, and your super cute sundress!

    xx Darlene

  7. Love this summer dress Ada! Thanks so much for the link up!

  8. I am the opposite and I love children's movies. I enjoy the animation and the cuteness! Hehe I have not seen any of the new movies recently and my little guy isn't ready to sit down for one. We will have to check out The Secret Life of Pets when we can, it sounds amazing. Love this star printed dress on you Ada. It's perfect for these hot summer days and also for the upcoming 4th of July. I hope your week is going well and happy Thursday!

    Maureen |

  9. Such a pretty sundress Ada! I love the sandals too! Wishing a wonderful weekend!

    Emma xxx

  10. Love the dress and I am a sucker for kids movies. I am excited for Toy Story 4, looks pretty cute

  11. Hi Ada, Thank you for featuring me on your Thursday link up parties. My post didn't go thru last week :-)

  12. A belated thank you for featuring me here! I was traveling last weekend and didn't see this until now!
    Cheryl Shops |

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