Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sit-Down Style Session Link-Up...

Londyn from BlogFashion and I are excited to present you with this month's Sit-Down Style Sessions featured blogger: Ada from Elegance and Mommyhood. Ada is one of the sweetest bloggers out there, and has the most adorable daughter. We just love her to pieces!  Take it away Ada!!.

This is my Most Favorite Outfit because I love everything about it. I felt Confident and Beautiful wearing it and I am wearing my Favorite Color - Red. At the same time, I tried out pairing a Graphic Tee tucked in a Pencil Skirt for the first time and I love how it came out. I am wearing heels but they are low. This can work for so many occasions: a business-casual office, a dinner date, a lunch with girlfriends, a cocktail party. This Outfit defines my Style completely because I would definitely describe it as Elegant, Comfortable and Girly.
Original Post here.

1.       Describe your style in 3 Words.
Girly. Comfortable. Elegant. 

2.       Why did you start blogging? 
I started blogging as a way of expressing myself through what I wear daily - both the good and the bad. What you see on the blog is what I wear in real life. I also started blogging to keep reminding myself that I have 3 closets full of clothes I need to wear, instead of buying new ones. Unfortunately, I have still bought a lot because you know clothing and trends change and I am a girl, come on! LOL

3.       What do you like most about blogging and what are your goals for the future?
What I like most about blogging is the friendships I have made along the way and finding out about people who share the same passions as me. It is those friendships and their constructive criticism that keep me going, because there are many naysayers and negative opinions out there, but I have learned more and more each day to have a thick skin. Style blogs may be considered vain for some but the truth is we must choose an outfit to wear every day. Clothing represents us in more ways than one and a certain outfit might even tell someone the kind of day we are having. It can truly be a conversation piece of sorts. I also like that having a Blog has made me more confident and more comfortable in my own shoes - so to speak. Blogging (at least for the time being) will always be a hobby for me, since my main job is being a Mom to my beautiful little girl. But I'd love to be able to do some collaborations and reviews with companies, or get invited to Style-related Events because of blogging (I am actually attending one of those on April 16th.) Of course I will be honest in my reviews, because I think that's the point. And readers appreciate transparency and honesty.

4.       Pick 3 favorite outfits and explain why.
This was tough but ultimately I chose 3 Outfits that show different sides of me and were worn for different occasions. They all represent my style as well as my life (in different areas).

1) This is one of my most recent outfits. I have been relying a lot into my sweaters layered over button-down shirts topped off with a puffy vest, this past Winter. I think out of all the outfits I have worn following this "formula" this is my favorite for sure, because of the Neutral Colors mixed with Red Plaid (love me some plaid) and that Adorable Fox Sweater. This outfit shows my Comfortable side.
Original Post here.

2) This is one of the LBDs I own that is more on the fun side. I love the tiers and how I dressed it up with the Raspberry Accessories and made it perfect for a Dressy Holiday Look. The Heels with the bows on the back are so cute, too. This outfit shows my Girly side.
Original Post here.

3) This Outfit is perfect for a Date Night or a Girls' Night at the Club. I love it because it combines two trends such as Leather Skinny Pants and Leopard but it is classy all the way, while still being sexy. I think the Long Boyfriend Blazer with the ruffled collar and my hair up in a bun definitely add to the chic factor. This outfit shows my Elegant side.
Original Post here.

5.       When not blogging, what do you like to do?
When not blogging, besides being a Stay-at-Home Mom to my baby girl Vivian - to whom I dedicate a big chunk of this blog, also - I like cooking, going to a cafe, eating out, having a cup of tea while reading a book, going to museums and art fairs, getting together with girlfriends, enjoying a glass of wine (usually red), organizing (especially the closets), little DIY projects such as hair accessories for my daughter, shopping (both for real or just window shopping), Skyping with my family who is in US (I currently reside in the Capital of Albania, in Europe) and of course spending quality time and date nights with my husband.

6.       You can only shop at one store for the rest of your life, where is it?
Definitely Lord and Taylor. It is a very classy, upscale department store that has been around for over a century. They carry a lot of good brands and designers, and they constantly have sales and coupons. I think my instant love for them started when I was 18 years old, fresh out of High School and I started working there. My first pant-suit, first pencil skirt, first blazer, first cashmere sweater, first pair of pumps and first designer bag I bought all come from there. Over a decade later, I still hold that store near and dear to my heart. Of course the best one of all of them is located in New York. If you haven't visited - you must. You might have to buy an extra luggage to carry all the stuff you will be purchasing.

Thank you so much for having me today Jenn and for choosing me for your "Style Sit-down". It was so much fun sharing this with you today and reminiscing a little about my blog and some favorite outfits.