Fashion Over 40: Daily Mom Style 03.25.15
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! I’m just a mom trying to stay fabulous after 40 and sharing how I translate the current trends to work for a typical suburban mom. I hope you find some fashion inspiration here.
I wore this outfit on Sunday to church. It was chilly, but sunny, and I am determined that spring has sprung, whether it feels like it or not. I love this lightweight sweater that I picked up at LOFT last spring. It’s perfect for this in-between weather. I wore it with my mint skinnies and blush ballet flats.
The Trellis Necklace is from the Stella & Dot spring collection. I’ve been dying to wear it for weeks, but it always seems too blingy for my simple life. I finally decided to wear it anyway, and I got several compliments so I’m glad I did. Because the necklace has so much going on, I just wore simple diamond stud earrings, and I added a small silver bracelet (a Christmas gift from my husband.) I love how it has the same turquoise stones as the necklace.
The Riviera Tote is from Stella & Dot as well. It is currently sold out, but I hope they get more in stock because it’s such a great summer bag with its metallic sheen, raffia texture, and roomy hobo silhouette. I was excited to discover how perfectly it matched my blush ballet flats from Payless. I love these shoes. My daughter has them in the denim, and we both find them so very comfortable. They’re very cushiony and soft, and I didn’t get any blisters or rubbing when I wore them for more than half a day on Sunday.
Shop this look: ivory sweater (similar) // mint skinnies (similar here and here) // Caroline String Tie Ballet Flats c/o Payless ShoeSource // Trellis Necklace // David Yurman ‘Cable Classics’ Bracelet // Michael Kors Runway Bracelet (similar) // Riviera Tote
I wore this outfit last week. You’ve seen it before, more or less. The navy sweater came in a Stitch Fix a few months ago, and I really like the relaxed styling. This time I wore it with my olive green cargo pants (also from a Stitch Fix) and my new gold espadrilles. These are my nod to spring, ha!
I always put a tank top under this sweater because it is so short in the front. It’s a modesty issue, but it also helps even out the proportions of the outfit.
I accessorized with silver, although I realized later I should have worn gold to match my shoes. Not that it really matters; it’s fine to mix metals, and my watch has both silver and gold, but next time I’ll go with gold. I wore gold accessories the last time I wore this sweater, so I was trying to come up with something different. The Half Moon Earrings are from Silpada, and the Engravable Bar Necklace and Blessed Bangle are Stella & Dot.
Shop this look: navy sweater & olive green cargos via Stitch Fix // Sam Edelman Lynn Espadrille Flats // Silpada Half Moon Earrings // Blessed Bangle // Engravable Bar Necklace // Michael Kors Runway Bracelet (similar)
On Saturday, I attended a blogging conference. It was chilly, and I was afraid the room might be cold, so I caved and wore a wintry outfit. I picked up this magenta cashmere sweater on clearance at Nordstrom a couple of weeks ago. It’s only $39, and I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of it next year. They still have a few left in various colors and limited sizes, if you’re interested.
The circle Duomo Necklace is Silpada. I love the simplicity and the way it fills the neckline without being too flashy.
I wore my grey coated cotton skinnies and black riding boots. I debated wearing ballet flats and decided I prefer this outfit with the boots. As you can see, we got a fresh coating of snow last week, and it just seemed sensible to wear boots. I thought the cobalt blue bag was a nice color contrast to the magenta.
I couldn’t bear to pull my parka out again, so I decided to play it chic and wear my leather jacket. I finished the look with my grey animal print scarf. I ended up wearing the scarf all day with the sweater, after I took off the jacket. Here I am, all ready to conference! It was nice to have a day out of the house and to spend it talking and learning with other bloggers… just what the doctor ordered after a snowstorm on the first day of Spring.
Shop this look: Halogen Cashmere V-Neck Sweater // DL1961 ‘Florence’ Instasculpt Skinny Jeans (Lourdes) // Janelle Riding Boots c/o Naturalizer // Silpada Duomo Necklace // leather jacket (old) // LOFT grey animal print scarf (old) // Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5 Zip Convertible Crossbody Bag
This outfit is one I am really excited about. The top was sent to me from Leave Nothing But Footprints. I’ll be telling you more about them in a future post. I love the detail on the top, and it’s a great piece for this in-between weather. I paired it with my tan moto-style skinny jeans.
The shirt has a relaxed fit and a trendy high-low hemline, so I decided to do a front-tuck with a belt. I went with brown accents in both the belt and ballet flats.
I finished the look with these tribal-inspired chandelier earrings from Stella & Dot. I’ve had them for ages, and I love them, but I’m always afraid they’re a bit too much for everyday, but this top seemed to call for something fun.
Shop this look: Sparrow Top c/o Leave Nothing But Footprints // tan skinnies (old) // Cobb Hill Emma ballet flats // Stella & Dot Reverie Chandelier earrings // brown leather belt (old) // brown crossbody bag (old)
Finally, I wore this yesterday. It was a cold, cloudy day… the kind of damp cold that settles into your bones. I was trying to be creative with the navy and white striped sweater and the leopard scarf. I’m not sure I love the look. What do you think?
I wore brown flats and dark jeans, and I carried my bright spring green bag for color. I also added the orange bracelet for another color boost.
I ended up meeting my husband at the mall, and before I left, I switched into my brown riding boots because I was so cold, and I ditched the leopard. I just couldn’t get excited about it with the sweater. I wore my red wool peacoat with the outfit, and I felt like it was really cute. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture of that ensemble, but this post is long enough!
Are y’all SURE you don’t prefer it when I post each outfit separately? I’m surprised anyone makes it this far.
So that’s a wrap. Next Wednesday, Lord willing, we will be in Arizona when I post my Daily Mom Style! To say that I cannot wait is an understatement of epic proportion.
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