Fashion Over 40 | Daily Mom Style 04.16.14

Fashion Over 40 #OOTD at Musings of a Housewife

Welcome to Daily Mom Style, where I share my favorite outfits from the week and link up with some fabulous fashion roundups around the web. I hope you find some fashion inspiration, or just some encouragement here. Not every outfit is high style, and many are similar because this is real life I’m living here. When I find something that works, I’ll stick with it rather than trying to reinvent the wheel every day. But I definitely find that taking the time to get dressed and throw on some makeup makes all the difference in how I feel and my level of productivity during the day.

There are also some GREAT sales and deals going on around the Web right now… 40% off at LOFT, 25% off at ShopBop, and many items on sale at Nordstrom. I have included them in this post in bold italics where relevant to the item I’m linking to.

So without further ado . . . here is what I wore this week.

I wore my khaki moto jeans to church on Sunday (this was actually 2 weeks ago, but whatev!) with this coral blouse.

coral blouse

I love these colors together, although I’m not sure I love the zippers on the jeans with the blouse. It feels like a lot going on somehow.

khaki and coral

It was a chilly day so I threw on my teal trench.

teal trench

As usual, I will provide links where I can in case your interested in purchasing any of the items I’m wearing. Most are compensated affiliate links. If you’re not sure what the heck that means, you can read more about it here. Most items I purchased myself, but where a PR sample was provided, I will tell you so.

The Paige Edgemont Ultra Skinny jeans I’m wearing above are on sale at, but these Super Skinny Moto Jeans from LOFT are similar and even cheaper. AND RIGHT NOW everything at LOFT is 40% off!!! Use code 4PEEPS at checkout.

The blouse is by Lucky Brand, and I picked it up at a local shop last spring. Definitely one of my better purchases last year!! The brown pumps and teal trench are what I like to call vintage LOFT. Ha! They were seriously purchased about 10 years ago, but they’re still going strong! The necklace is Stella & Dot and the bracelet is from Francesca’s.

I wore this outfit on Friday night to play bingo at the local firehall . . . something I never thought I would hear myself say! Yes, I am officially a grannie.


The scarf is from the LOFT outlet, and the bracelet stack was a PR sample from Joseph Nogucci. My favorite shoes to pair with my boyfriend jeans (right now at 40% off at LOFT) are these Romy Wedge Sandals (ON SALE at Nordstrom for 25% off!!) So so so cute. The snakeskin belt was a Francesca’s purchase. I love how it seems to go with everything for spring.

FYI… the LOFT Boyfriend Jeans run large. I actually ended up buying a 4 (unheard of for me, I am normally an 8.)


Jeez, who needed a pedicure. Fortunately I remedied that situation the very next day.

I love how easy breezy this outfit is. It just goes to show, a great pair of jeans and a white tee only needs a scarf or a piece of statement jewelry to go from plain to cute!

striped scarf

Case in point, this simple outfit I wore to our church bible study on Sunday night — same white GAP tee (RIGHT NOWget 40% off full-priced Tops and Shirts at GAP with code TOPS, online only, ends tonight) with medium-wash skinny jeans and a fun statement necklace and sandals in a similar bold pink color.

White T-Shirt with Jeans and Statement Necklace

I believe I picked up this necklace at the J.Crew Outlet last summer.

necklace closeup

See? New pedicure. Much improved, yes? These Dabney Thong Sandals are a couple years old, but if you google them, you may find them on eBay or Amazon in various colors. I really love them, they have a nice cushy sole.

Lucky Brand sandals

I wore this outfit to meet some of my PSMM gals for lunch.


I love this khaki Glam Jacket and cobalt Pleat Neck Top from WHBM. I wore my favorite dressy jeans and my Milly Wedge Pumps in Sandstone (25% off at Nordstrom!!) since they matched the jacket.


I tried my Splendid Striped sweater (25% off at SHOPBOP!!!!!) with my boyfriend jeans and Milly wedge pumps. I realize a more pointed toe pump would be more flattering, and I’m not sure I’d wear it with these shoes again. I think the Romy sandals (shown above) work better with the boyfriend jeans. Live and learn, right???


I do love the sweater, though, and I’m bummed that I paid full price and now it’s ON SALE! Boo. The bracelet stack is from LOFT and is also on their 40% off sale right now.


You know, these posts are awfully long. I wonder sometimes if it would be better to do shorter posts, focusing on a certain fashion theme, or just one outfit. I could do more throughout the week, and I would be choosier about what outfits I share. Any thoughts on that? I’m wide open to feedback!

Cuz, believe it or not, I’m not done yet. I dug out this chevron maxi skirt to wear to church on Sunday (this week, I know, it sounds like I’m there all the time!)


It was starting to feel like spring, and I thought this would be fun for a change. This skirt was sent to me for a sponsored campaign with ADORNit a few months back. The necklace and earrings are from Studio Jewel. I believe the earrings were a PR sample, but I bought the long mixed metal necklace. It is one of my all-time faves; I particularly like how the copper discs draw out the copper details in the denim jacket.


I always like a maxi skirt with a tank and a denim jacket. I just don’t think you can go wrong with that combination! Get a cropped denim jacket like this one at LOFT, and it is also 40% off right now!!!!


Finally (yes, there IS an end in sight!) I wore this dress to an event on Monday where I got to hear Katie Couric speak. So fabulous. I love her.

blue striped dress

I love navy and white stripes for spring.The spring green bag creates a pretty contrast, and the nude shoe keeps the look up to date. Everything about this outfit is old and no longer available for purchase, but navy and white is such a classic spring look that I found a few alternative options in case you’re interested.


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I’m linking up with these fabulous fashion round-ups: What I Wore Wednesday, Monday Mingle, Get Your Pretty On, Because Shanna Said So