Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Thursday Moda #178: Gingham Pants and Red Blouse for Work.

Good Morning you all and Happy Thursday! Happy August too! We are 3 months away from Halloween and that is crazy, crazy. Did you watch the Democratic Debates last night? I watched some of it and there were some good points being made. I love how so many candidates come from different backgrounds and ethnicities. 

Just last week I wore this outfit for work, featuring my cropped classic black+white Gingham Pants from Ann Taylor and paired them with a Red Blouse from the Limited. I posted it on my Instagram first and you absolutely loved it. It kind of reminds me of my Thursday Moda posr from last week because I did a reverse of my gingham top and red bottoms. Unlike the super casual mom wear of last week though, this outfit is elegant, polished and work-ready. I just happen to love all the pieces I am wearing. These pants fit me so well and you can find similar pairs at Loft, Banana Republic, Talbots or Old Navy. My blouse is old but I love the very light silk-blend material and the details: bell sleeves and the crochet detail on the front. These all paired so well with my new Blush Pink Pendant Necklace from Loft (it looks like a Kendra Scott necklace) and simple Dangly Drop Silver Earrings (they are real silver and are also by The Limited), as well as some cute rings and a small bracelet stack (I layered 2-3 colorful beaded bracelets). I added my Leather-like Criss-Cross Wedge Sandals (new by Target) and was good to go. This outfit worked for me, from day to night because I ended up wearing later to a dinner we were invited to. What do you think of this Gingham Pants and Red Blouse for Work Look?!

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Monday, July 29, 2019

A Summer Friday Girls Night Out in Milford.

Summertime is about spending a lot more time outdoors, enjoying the sun, the good weather and the longer days, eating and drinking outside on the patio, walking more, visiting cute places and down-towns and having more Girls Nights Out. Last Friday night I did just that with my girls (some of my cousins and my daughter Vivian); we dined in an indoor/outdoor patio, talked a lot, walked a little, caught up, celebrated life and took a few pictures, of course. Everyone looked great too, my cousins and cousins-in-law are all very stylish and dress well! Milford, MICHIGAN is a city very close to all of us and it has a cute down-town, it has a bunch of restaurants and honestly they are all very good and all private-owned (no chain restaurants around here), we all love it! You have seen this city before in my posts, including last Summer. We had more girls' nights out and date nights with Vivian there, last year. 

I decided to dress up a little bit for the occasion. I wore this adorable Floral Dress by Loft with a peplum hem. I love the floral+paisley print in blush pink, teal, blue, gold, mustard and aqua. Loft always has the cutest floral prints, not just in dresses, but in their tops, their shorts, as well as some of their rompers, t-shirts, pants and skirts. Every year I pick up a few cute new dresses from Loft and this is from last year but it is my first time wearing it. Currently Loft has a lot of fun, beautiful floral dresses which you can dress up from a Summer Wedding (especially an outdoor one) to the office layering with a blazer or cardigan on top or dress down for the weekend with sneakers or sandals and a denim jacket if you like. I have linked so many adorable Loft dresses on the widget on the bottom of this post and they are ALL on sale! Speaking of LOFT, I also love their jewelry and sunglasses. The Beautiful Tortoise Circle Long Pendant Necklace (similar necklace here - I cannot find mine online but love the one I linked) is from there and so are these Taupe-Framed Sunglasses (my glasses are also older, but this year Loft has a very similar pair that are in a wayfarer style - love!!). I paired them both with these Gorgeous Blush Pink Marc Fisher Perforated Suede Espadrille Wedges which usually retail for about 100 to 150 bucks at Nordstrom but scored mine for about $30, at the Nordstrom Rack. My adorable MADEWELL Gold Hoops are currently on sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary and they are awesome earrings that go with everything and I mentioned on a previous post that they are my go-to-earrings for this Summer. I am sad, looking at the website they are sold out but I am not shocked because they are so cute and go with everything. I linked similar gold-toned oval hoops by Madewell. I also did a little pattern-mixing with my Faux Snakeskin Mini Crossbody Bag by Target. 

My cutie Vivian wore a beautiful romper from the Genuine Kids line from Target which is slightly big on her but it looked so cute belted. The colors of it - aqua and white - are perfect for the Summer and I love the metallic thread through the texture of the romper. It adds to the pattern. We paired her adorable romper with the most comfortable Birkenstock-like Rose Gold Sandals by the Cat+Jack line at Target. They are such soft and comfortable sandals and she loves them! Love how our outfits turned out! Are you wearing any cute floral dresses this summer?! Have you checked the ones at Loft? Are you spending a lot of time outdoors and visiting towns and cities around you?!

Yeay for a great hair day and a great makeup day! Love how my natural makeup turned out that day and in these photos, especially the closeup ones (there is no filter on the photo above) I particularly love my eyes. I have light-colored eyes with touches of green, gray, brown, hazel and blue.
My cousin-in-law is due any day now with her first child, a little boy, whom Vivian is so excited to meet. We had to take a couple of pictures with her since it may probably be the last time we see her with the baby bump.

I had to end this post with this photo (above) as it is the best photo of them all! Clearly, Vivian enjoyed her day!