Daily Mom Style 10.09.13

fashion over 40

We’ve been having “Indian Summer” here in PA — I’m sure that is not a politically correct phrase. What do we call it nowadays?? Anyway. It’s been nuts trying to dress for these crazy temps while still maintaining some semblance of autumn in the wardrobe. We actually resorted to turning on our A/C because I couldn’t take the humidity any longer. I think fall weather is FINALLY returning this week, YAY!

I wore this outfit on Friday to spend the day at the hospital with my son for some pre-opp appointments. I didn’t realize how warm it was going to get that day, plus I knew it could be cold in the hospital so I went ahead and dressed for fall.

animal print scarf

I’m loving this mustard boyfriend cardi from LOFT. And of course my Toms Desert Booties are a fall wardrobe staple already. I cannot get over how comfortable they were to wear ALL DAY tromping around a hospital. I wore my favorite skinny jeans, cuffed at the ankles.

Style Tip: Cuffing the jeans not only helps them fall at the right length for the booties, but this outfit feels rather top heavy with the scarf so it also helps balance out the proportions.

leopard scarf2

I picked up this scarf at Francesca’s. Have you ever been in this store? It’s a new one to me, but I’m in love with their accessories. They’re the perfect mix of trendy and affordable. I’ve had a leopard scarf on my short list ever since I pinned several fall outfits that incorporate a leopard scarf, and when I discovered this at Francesca’s, I actually squealed. I prefer infinity scarves to the regular kind, so this was practically MADE for ME!

I also bought this wrap bracelet at Francesca’s. Unfortunately you can’t see the earrings I was wearing that I got there too. Next time I’ll try to get a shot of them.

wrap bracelet

This next outfit, I wore to the Calvalcade of Bands at the local high school where my son was performing in the middle school band. It was a warm evening, so I didn’t even need layers. I paired a short-sleeved black top (from LOFT many moons ago) and my red skinny jeans.

black top red jeans

And those are my new Taos Untold ballet flats that I mortgaged the house for. HA! So far, they’re working out well for me!

Taos Untold Ballet Flat

I wore this outfit to church on Sunday. This geometric print shift dress was a spontaneous purchase at the Banana Republic Factory Outlet a few years ago and it’s become of one of my favorite dresses ever. It’s flattering, easy to wear, and extremely versatile. I will pair it with tights and boots when cold weather comes, but I decided to go with bare legs and my silver Cole Haan Air Milly Wedge Pumps since the weather is so mild right now. Kinda wishing I’d bought these shoes in black. Oh well!


Finally, I wore this outfit around town one weekday. The charcoal top is from LOFT last fall, and the plum skinnies were purchased on clearance at a local boutique so I don’t have links for either, unfortunately. I wore my Taos ballet flats and kept the accessories simple with chunky silver hoop earrings and a silver link bracelet.

charcoal and plum

Last week I posted a list of links and a lot of you seemed to appreciate it, so here are the links for where to buy the current items in this post!

Where to Buy:

  • LOFT Boyfriend Cardigan, NOW ON SALE for $29.50!!!!!
  • Toms Desert Booties, available at Nordstrom, $88.95
  • leopard scarf, Francesca’s, currently ON SALE for $13.99
  • gold wrap bracelet, Francesca’s, $14.99 (Their jewelry is currently buy one, get one 50% off!!)
  • black LOFT tee, similar for $19.99 (LOFT is running a 40% off sale. Go forth and shop!!!)
  • red skinny jeans, DL1961 Emma, available at Zappo’s, ON SALE for $100.99 (only some sizes available)
  • Taos Untold ballet flats, available at The Walking Company, $135 *gulp*
  • Dooney & Bourke Croco Lexington Shopper, available at Zappo’s, although I got mine at Macy’s on a flash 25% off sale (This was definitely an investment piece, and I highly recommend waiting for a sale!!)
  • geometric print sheath dress, no longer avail, this is sorta similar maybe?
  • Cole Haan Air Milly Wedge Pumps, available at Nordstrom AND 25% off which brings them to $119.90. For Cole Haan with Nike Air technology, this is not a bad price. Again, I am prioritizing the health of my feet over my budget at the moment. I think (hope??) I’m all set with shoes for a while!!!!

For more fashion-over-40 inspiration, check out all of my Daily Mom Style posts.

And DON’T MISS my $50 Target GC giveaway and the new Target Ticket family-friendly video-on-demand service!!!

As usual, I’m linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Monday Mingle, Get Your Pretty On, and this week I’m joining Style Elixir and D.C. In Style!

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26 Responses

  1. Oh mama, you look amazing! Loving that mustard color cardigan so much… might just go thrift shopping this pm just to try to find myself one 🙂

  2. I am not a mom but I am loving your Daily mom style posts every week. It really encourages me to get out of my running clothes and put a little “style” in my outfit! After reading last week’s post I decided to put a sundress on ( instead of shorts) and I got so many compliments and felt good during the day while I did my errands. Thank You!

  3. Super outfit!! LOOOVE the mustard cardi.. I think LOFT sold out of it! Can’t find it online.. I’ve been looking for a mustard cardi forever!! Your rocked it!

  4. You’re so stylish, I love it! I especially love the mustard sweater look. I think it’s perfect paired with the leopard and cuffed jeans. Everything’s so cute!

  5. You have inspired a lot of purchases of those sweaters, I think! I copycatted and bought the mustard one-never would have thought of that color if you had not inspired me! I also bought the sweater in a pinky coral and sagey green-and they were 50% in-store today. Thank you for the great fashion ideas.

  6. Hello there!
    I’m Indian and believe you me, Indian Summers are really hot! Don’t think mild summer months qualify in that category! Hahaha!
    That said, I just want to say that all your outfits look great. I love bright colours and you incorporate them beautifully in your outfits. Outfit no.1 is gorgeous.

    Visiting from the Monday Bloom link-up!

  7. Love the mustard-colored cardigan! Such a smart yet vibrant look for fall. You really showcase such great pieces!


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