Fashion Over 40 | Daily Mom Style 07.02.14


I know it’s cliche, but I just can’t believe it’s July. I feel like summer is already flying by, and I don’t like it. I’m super excited for our beach trip next week, though. I was out late last night for my birthday (hello, 42!) so I’m going to try to keep my commentary short and sweet. I KNOW, good luck with that!!

I wore this to go shopping with a girlfriend. I wanted to be comfortable, and this skirt has sort of a built-in shapewear. It really helps smooth out the waist area, so I got brave and wore it with a tank top.


The main goal of the outfit was to showcase my newest Stella & Dot –a disc necklace from their new Engravables, the Rebel Pendent (always a fave) and my new Renegade Cluster bracelet, a piece that I’ve been wanting for two years, ever since I saw my fabulous fashion-forward friend Alyson wearing it when I met her on the very first Target Inner Circle press trip.


I wore my Reefs wedge flip flops for comfort, and because I like the casual vibe with the maxi skirt and tank.


Knotted Black Tank via Banana Republic {old) // Chevron Maxiskirt c/o Adornit // Reef Wedge Flip Flops // Engravables Disc Necklace, Rebel Pendant, Renegade Cluster Bracelet by Stella & Dot 

This is what I wore to my daughter’s piano recital one hot evening last weekend. I pulled out my coral blouse from Stitch Fix and the necklace that came with it, and paired it with my faithful white jeans.

The tri-tone bangles are from C. Wonder, and I painted my nails with Essie Lilacism just before we left the house.


I used the opportunity to debut my new Toms chambray wedge sandals. Aren’t they adorable? I love how they play off the white and coral.


Coral Blouse and gold necklace via Stitch Fix // DL1961 Angel Skinny Ankle Jeans // Toms Chambray Platform Wedge Sandals // Bracelets via C. Wonder

This was just a casual day at home. Just a simple black tank and cuffed jean shorts. Easy. Casual. Comfy. And again, my engravables disc necklace makes an appearance. I love it. Goes with everything!


BR Timeless Tank // Cuffed Jeans Shorts {similar} // Lucky Brand earrings {old} // Stella & Dot Engravables Disc Necklace // Kate Spade bangle via Ebay // Reef Wedge Flips

This is what I wore out to eat last night for my birthday dinner with the fam. I picked this dress up at C. Wonder when I was at the mall earlier in the week. I’ve been wanting more casual dresses for summer, but I’m not sure this is flattering. I’m a bit disappointed, truth be told. It’s comfy tho!


The necklace is so very old I can’t even remember where I got it. The red purse is a fun pop of color against the black and white, and the white sandals are my summertime faves, although I had to walk very gingerly since they have zero support for my finicky feet!


C. Wonder Printed Knit Dress // White Tory Burch Miller Sandals // red bag {old}

And this was yet another casual day at home. Sorry, way too many black tanks this week! I do this. I get in a certain mood and I seem to gravitate to the same thing over and over and I don’t even realize it till I go to post my outfits and there is no variety! OOOOPS! But again, this is real life, and I think a lot of us do this in real life, yes? I did as at least accessorize differently. Ha! Love, love, LOVE the Avalon tote from Stella & Dot. By far my favorite S&D purchase yet!



Old Navy Slub Henley Tank // cut-offs {similar} // Stella & Dot Signature Hoops // necklace via Stitch Fix // Stella & Dot Avalon Tote // Stella & Dot Renegade Cluster Bracelet // Tory Burch Logo Leather Wrap Bracelet // FitFlop Pietra Sandals

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19 Responses

  1. Be still my heart! I love that maxi because STRIPES. Also those Toms wedges are lovely. I love a demin(ish) wedge because they can be so versatile. 🙂

  2. You look fabulous! I love that first outfit with the maxi skirt and the white pants outfit, too! I really like the necklace in that first outfit! I need to get some Tory Burch sandals! (did you get the purse??)

    1. I DID!!! I wanted to carry it last night so bad but it really didn’t go with the dress, not that it doesn’t pretty much go with everything, but…. I will definitely take it tonight when my hubby takes me out to dinner, just the two of us.

      I love the sandals. If they weren’t so hard on my plantar fasciitis, I’d get them in another color.

  3. Is the Stella and Dot jewelry suitable for sensitive skin? Does it have real silver in it? I cannot wear most jewelry because my neck will break out horribly.

    1. Ashley, the silver is real sterling, I believe. At least, it tarnishes like real sterling, lol. It says: “Lead and nickel safe.” But if you are super sensitive, I don’t know. I guess it’s a “try it and see” situation. They do have a generous return policy if you want to try something out.

  4. Happy Birthday! Love the pink and black chevron print of your maxi skirt and those denim wedges!


  5. Hope you had a great birthday! I love your maxi skirt – I just bought my first one, and it’s so comfortable. I must have the Tom’s wedges – they are the cutest ones I’ve ever seen!

  6. Happy Birthday, Jo-Lynne! My favorite outfit of the week is the black/white dress! I think it looks really nice on you:) A maxi skirt is STILL on my list of things to buy, hopefully soon!

  7. Love the tank+maxi combo & that you keep it real instead of just showing the ‘dressed to go out’ outfits! thank you!!

  8. As usual, you pull off the ensembles you wear so well, Jo-Lynne! I used to have a skirt similar to yours, and I loved it so much that I actually wore it out…I don’t do that too often, let me tell ya! 🙂 Black and coral seem to be two great colors for you! Very nice!

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