Fashion Over 40: Daily Mom Style 03.11.15

Welcome back to my weekly Fashion Over 40: Daily Mom Style post where I share what I wore this week and link up with other fabulous fashion bloggers around the web! As I often say, I’m no fashionista. I’m just a mom trying to stay fabulous after 40, sharing how I translate the current trends to work for a typical suburban mom. I hope you find some fashion inspiration here.

Fashion Over 40: Wearable Outfits for Moms

The weather has changed dramatically this week! It’s so nice to leave the house without a parka and scarf and gloves!

I wore this first outfit last Wednesday. Even though I was spending most of the day at home, I wanted to come up with something cute for this post. This is the J.Jill sweater and necklace that I showed you for Valentine’s Day with the red jeans. I decided to try them with blue jeans, and I like it. Simple and neutral, but I feel like it’s flattering, and it’s definitely easy to wear. I love the way the sweater falls, and I should have gotten a rear view because it has that high-low hemline that is so trendy right now.

Fashion Over 40: wearable outfits for moms

Pardon the over-exposure. I worked SO hard with these pictures, trying to make them look right. My daughter and I were trying to recreate my husband’s photography in this spot, but the light wasn’t working for us. The first batch were so dark they were unusable, so then I adjusted the ISO and then they were over exposed. Oh, bother!! I need a professional cameraman to follow me around, that’s all there is to it.

I thought the blue bag was nice with the necklace. I don’t think it even had anything in it. I just held it because it made the outfit cuter. I’m a dork like that.

Fashion Over 40: wearable outfits for moms

I pulled on my grey UGGs because I was at home for most of the day, and they’re warm and cozy, but I think my brown Frye riding boots would really turn the outfit up a notch. I’ll have to try them with it next time.

Fashion Over 40: wearable outfits for moms

Shop the look: sweater and necklace c/o J.Jill // DL1961 Florence Skinnies (Topeka wash) // grey suede UGGs (old) // Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5 Zip Convertible Crossbody Bag

I wore this on Thursday when we got our big snow and I knew I was going to be home all day. I tried leaving my vest unzipped for a change. I don’t really care for it that way. For one thing, it’s warmer with it zipped, but also, it hangs open in a funny way. I had to stand “just so” to get it to stay together enough for the picture. I guess vests are just destined to be one of those wardrobe items that I think look great on everyone but me.

Also, the scarf looks choky. A scarf is another article of clothing that I rarely like on myself but love on everyone else. As a result, I only have this one picture. Ugh.

fashion over 40: casual outfit ideas for moms

Shop the look: Athleta downalicious vest, running crew & metro skinny pants with cross stitch scarf and Saucony Guide 7 running shoes

This outfit, I love. I wanted to wear the olive green cargo pants because they’re the biggest pants I own, haha! Seriously, they are so comfy. I was looking around for something that I’ve never paired with them before, and my eyes landed on this pink sweater. I thought it might make a pleasing color combination, so I tried them on together. Score!

Fashion Over 40: How to Wear Pink with Olive Green

I wore this to go to play BINGO with my neighbors at a school fund raiser on a verrrrrrry cold Friday night last weekend. I would have preferred my black riding boots with the outfit, but I needed a boot that was more supportive b/c my feet were bugging me, so I wore these moto-style ankle boots instead.

Fashion Over 40: wearable outfits for moms

I have had requests for photos of the back of my outfits. It has occurred to me that it may be helpful to see the back of certain outfits, but I do feel odd displaying my rear view for all to see. Of course, I used to feel weird posting outfit pictures altogether, and I finally got used to that. The back of this outfit is relevant, I suppose. I love the patches on the elbows of the sweater.

Fashion Over 40: wearable outfits for moms

Shop the look: Banana Republic sweater (old) // cargo pants c/o Stitch Fix // Tara M. Tiffany Ankle Boot (similar) // Silpada Half Moon Earrings // Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran Shopper in Putty (I bought mine on a mega clearance sale; it’s only available in black now)

I wore this next outfit on Saturday. I had a meeting with our women’s council at church, and I spent the rest of the day at home.

Fashion Over 40: wearable outfits for moms

It was still cold, and I actually wore my snow boots to and from the meeting, but I brought these boat shoes to wear inside the house.

Fashion Over 40: wearable outfits for moms

I really like this navy sweater. It came in a Stitch Fix. I like the relaxed styling and the detail on the shoulders. I wore my new Silpada chevron necklace along with my Stella & Dot engravable disc necklace, and I dug out this orange Tory Burch bracelet that was a gift from my mom a few Christmases ago. I love orange and navy together.

Fashion Over 40: wearable outfits for moms

Fashion Over 40: wearable outfits for moms

Shop the look: navy sweater c/o Stitch Fix // tan moto skinnies (old) // Silpada chevron plunge necklace // Stella & Dot engravable disc necklace // Tory Burch Logo Leather Wrap Bracelet (current styles and colors) // Sperry Topsider Boat Shoes

Finally, the last outfit I photographed is the dress I wore on Sunday to church and then to my grand-nephew’s baptism. Yes, I have a grand-nephew. I am officially old.

Fashion Over 40: Geometric Print Dress

And yes, I do own a dress! LOL. I don’t think I’ve posted a photo of me in a dress all winter except the Boden Valentine’s Day post. I generally feel like dresses and tights need heels, and I am not able to wear heels right now, so I haven’t worn one in a while. Plus? It’s been so cold.

I really wanted to wear a dress to the baptism so I tried on a few and finally settled on this geometric print shift. A longer dress might look frumpy with the flat boots, but this one is short enough to work.

Fashion Over 40: wearable outfits for moms

I love this dress. It’s so easy to wear. I accessorized with gold earrings and bracelet, both from my Stella & Dot shop.

Fashion Over 40: wearable outfits for moms

Shop the look: geometric print dress (from Banana Republic Outlet, old) //  Janelle Boots c/o Naturalizer // Rebecca Minknoff MAC Mini (current colors) // spanx tights

And that’s a wrap! I’ve only worn workout gear for the past two days — not because I’m being lazy, but because my foot still hurts, and I’m trying to wear sneakers as much as I can. Good times.

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I’m sharing this post over at The Pleated Poppy and Get Your Pretty On.