Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful and safe holiday season! I am ready to get this year started in the most energized and empowering way…and I have so many ideas flooding out of me for 2018. Now I just need to get myself organized and take it one step at a time. First on my agenda though is to get a planner!
But this post is not about my big, disorganized plans! That topic is for another day perhaps. Instead, let’s get to some styling business to kick off the new year. Of course, if you follow my blog, then you know Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood. She is one my very dearest blogging friends and I have collaborated with her many times this past year. In fact, I joined her as co-host for her last Thursday Moda Link Up of 2017…you can see our posts here and here. So I thought it would be perfectly fitting to start the new year with Ada as my co-host for the very first #SpreadTheKindness Link Up of 2018.
*This is a sponsored post. This scarf was provided to me for purposes of this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.
If you happen to not be familiar with Ada, then please acquaint yourself with this fabulous woman! She is one of the most dedicated, hard-working bloggers I know. She is always willing to organize some amazing collaboration with blogger friends and she creates some of the best themes I have seen in the blogosphere! She is attentive and kind and always so supportive. I don’t really know how she does it all, to be honest, working a full-time non-blogging job and raising her gorgeous little girl, Vivian, who is clearly a fashionista in the making, but she shines through as fabulous as ever in every single blog post!
And here is a bit more about Ada in her own words…
“Hello, I am Ada from Michigan and I blog at Elegance and Mommyhood – a blog I have had for almost 6 years. I have been a mom since January 2013 and since then I have shown a lot of Mommy+Mini looks on my blog. After all my little girl puts a smile on everyone’s face. My style is trendy mixed with classic, colorful but elegant, cozy+comfortable but always with a touch of fancy. I love prints and today on my post I am styling a beautiful, ruffled floral blouse. I’d love it if you stop by and follow me via Instagram, Bloglovin and P
interest. I also have my own style linkup on Thursdays, and for the last linkup of 2017 Shelbee was actually my co-host, so welcome by the blog and join me every Thursday. I want to thank my friend Shelbee – whom I have collaborated with a lot in 2017 – for letting me be her very first co-host of her first linkup of 2018! I want to wish everyone a Healthy and Happy New Year 2018!!”
After all the hectic chaos of the holidays, Ada and I decided not to feature a theme of any sort for this collaboration. I think we are both creatively exhausted at this point. So we each put together our own posts without any preconceived style ideas and are bringing to you some Winter Style inspiration, the Shelbee and Ada way!
Since I live in a very cold climate, oversized warm and cozy scarves are a necessity to get me through the long winter months. These past few weeks, the temperatures in northern New York have been plunging into the negative 20’s and I am cold. Like…really freaking cold…to put it mildly. So I wanted to feature the newest addition to my blanket scarf collection: this deep green and blue fringed scarf from Rosegal which I paired with a navy shift dress, wool hat, and these fabulous forest green over the knee boots from Shoe Dazzle.
I am a huge fan of blanket scarves. In fact, I don’t think I have ever seen a blanket scarf that I haven’t loved. So I did a little stalking around Ada’s blog and found some of my favorites from her collection! Ada knows what she’s doing with a blanket scarf, that’s for sure. But then, she also hails from a very cold climate where blanket scarves are necessary for winter survival!
So keep on scrolling to get to the link up where you can add your own posts and find some other amazing inspiration from all of my blogger friends! Also be sure to hop on over to Elegance and Mommyhood and discover more about my friend Ada!
How do you stay warm all winter long while keeping yourself stylish? Leave a comment. I would love to hear from you!
And now your favorite posts from last week’s link up!
Suzanne of Crazy Blonde Life looks amazing in this plum cold shoulder top and metallic booties in her post Happy Holidays from Crazy Blonde Life! I am so grateful to have had the opportunity this past year to get acquainted with Suzanne. I adore her style and her positive energy is contagious!
And my dear friend, Rena of Fine Whatever shared her post Greatest Hits Of 2017: Reclaim-Recycle-Reuse . Always a numbers girl, she has broken down so many fun statistics for her year in review. I can hardly believe it has been over a year since I first met Rena in real life and what a wonderful friend she has become since that first meet up!
Sending a giant heartfelt thank you to my dear friend, Ada, for all of your support and encouragement throughout this past year. I look forward to many more fun collaborations with you and I am excited to see where the next year takes us both.
Spreading the kindness and keeping it on the edge,
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