Thursday Moda #220: Ravishing Red for Summer Again + a Sunday Evening with Family.


4 weeks ago on another Thursday Moda, on one of my collaborations with I shared a Ravishing Red Outfit which was a red floral dress with the most adorable button-front style (by Express). You all loved it too and you loved Vivian's little coral-red dress as well. Well, what do you know?! I am in Ravishing Red for Summer Again. I am in a Red Floral Dress again, this one is from Loft from last Summer and I paid a little under 10 bucks for it, though it was originally $89. This floral piece is in a light chiffon fabric, fully-lined and it kind of has a mohawk hemline as the sides are slightly shorter than the front+back. I love the little smocked neckline with the little neck-tie which you can opt to tie or not. I paired it with Bold Red Flower Studs and a Dainty yet Bold Gold-Toned Chain Necklace both by Loft. My Taupe Sunglasses that I wear all the time and they are one of my favorite pairs ever, are also from Loft. You can always find pretty, well-made, SUV-protected, modern+fun sunglasses at Loft and their sister store Ann Taylor. I have several from these stores. These Criss-Crossed Metallic Rose Gold Slide Sandals by Target (last year) are the best! I think they can even be dressed up. I love that the crossing straps twist within each other. Last but not least, you all loved this Picnic Basket Crossbody Bag I am carrying is also last year from J.Crew and I have linked some similar current basket bags, ditto on gorgeous red floral dresses, similar earrings, sunglasses, gold slides and more. Check out the widget on the bottom of this post. =) Vivian once again is in her Coral-Red Dress printed with adorable musical instruments. This time around, unlike the previous post from a few weeks ago, Viv styled it with her Soft Suede, Perforated Burgundy Oxford Loafers and little White Lace-Trimmed Socks. Her hair is half-way down with a Tulle Pink+Coral Hair Flower Clip (from Albania) which she has had since she was a baby. And, since Vivian is getting tall and this is the second Summer she wears this dress, she has on a pair of biker shorts underneath it.

RED also happens to be my favorite color. I own a lot of red and I wear it a lot. My friend JILL from Doused in Pink featured me on her Thursday Fashion Files last week, in my other Ravishing Red Floral Dress (below).

While French Canadian Blogger LUCY from Lucy Bertoldi as well as Alaskian NICOLE from High Latitude Style featured Vivian+I in our fabulous fancy red dresses (photo below) for their Fabulous Friday and Top of the World Style Linkups respectively. Thank you to all these beautiful ladies for showing me so much love as I wear Ravishing Red. Make sure you join their linkups!
Ada and Vivian in little red dresses

For all of you who follow me on Instagram and who watch my Insta stories you might know that Vivian and I wore our lovely red ravishing patterned dresses this past Sunday on July 12th, when we spent an evening with family: my parents (her grandparents). We all went downtown one of our favorite cities - Milford, MI. Fun Fact about Milford: that was the city where my parents bought their first home in USA. I have many memories growing up there from teens through our twenties, as my parents stayed there close to a decade. Vivian loves her grandparents so much, she is the first-born grandchild in our family. They also love her to pieces, as it shows. I love it - especially in the Summertime - that I get to spend some afternoons and evenings with the three of them (Vivian, mom and dad) as we do dinner al fresco or - like this particular Sunday - coffee and we walk and stroll downtown one of the many cute cities that surround us! We grabbed coffee in one of our favorite local cafes - Proving Grounds. They make yummy coffee drinks and scrumptious unique sandwiches and offer some awesome soft-serve ice-cream too. Also, if you have a pet or a dog they are very pet-friendly, they always have water bowls for your dogs and offer many dog treats. I am all about supporting local businesses and in the last few years, since they opened, we have always supported Proving Grounds every time we go there. Plus they have indoor+outdoor seating. Oh and during these difficult times of COVID-19, it is more important than ever to shop, eat and drink local.


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  1. And this week's red does not disappoint- another gorgeous look by mom and adorable daughter:) I love these heart-warming posts about you and your family! Sounds like you are enjoying your summer despite these weird pandemic times. Love the joy in your post! xx

  2. You and Vivienne both look great in red! I like to wear red also, I find it an energizing and happy color. It looks like you had a fun time with your family outdoors in your cute downtown. Hope you have a nice weekend, and thanks for the link up!

  3. You both look great in red Ada. Great pics for your family :)

  4. Another gorgeous red dress! Yay for time with family snd I love eating al fresco! Always good to add lil shorts under dress for the little girls: more freedom of movement!

  5. You guys are so cute! I love your red floral dresses!

  6. What a fun day with your parents! So fun to visit your hometown. Mine is Flushing, MI, and it's been over 6 years but always fun to see. Yes, you two are adorable in your red dresses and deserved to be featured!

    xx Darlene

  7. You and Viv both look great in red—like mother, like daughter! ;)
    Cheryl Shops |

  8. Love the photos and Vivian is so adorable!

  9. I couldn't agree more, I absolutely love red and think it's a gorgeous color to wear!! And Vivian is TOO cute in that one pic where she has the shocked face, hehe. Hope you're having a great day!

    Miles of smiles,

  10. HI Ada
    Love seeing pictures of your family! I love red too and could add more to the closet.It looks wonderful on you and Vivian is pretty in her red dress too!
    Stay safe,
    jess xx

  11. Glad you had a nice evening out.

  12. Hope you are having a great weekend?
    Thank you for sharing

  13. You both look lovely in your pretty red floral print dresses!

    Emma xxx

  14. You look so lovely in red color. It was so nice to look at the happy family moments. Have a great day, Ada.



  17. What gorgeous gals in ravishing red! I love a bold red floral dress and have a few that I need to wear more often. I love the photos of Vivian with the grandparents! Special times! Thanks for linking up.



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