Fashion Over 40: Daily Mom Style 08.05.15

Summer Fashion for Women Over 40

Today is my 20th wedding anniversary. TWENTY. You guys, that makes me feel reeeeeally old. I’m really not sure how I got here, but neither do I want to be the girl I was during the first half of my marriage — even if she was skinnier and had fewer wrinkles. I’ve grown so much in these past 20 years, and there’s no one I’d rather spend the next 20 years with than the man who has been with me through thick and thin.

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Tomorrow night we have plans to go out to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants to celebrate. I had envisioned our 20th as a big year with an amazing vacation to somewhere tropical or maybe Europe, but that didn’t work out so we will be celebrating quietly, and I’m okay with that. I’m looking forward to a quiet evening out with just the two of us after spending the last three weeks in close quarters with the whole family.

Meanwhile, I have just a few outfits to share with you. I didn’t take any pictures during the last half of my vacation so all I have is what I’ve taken since I got home.

I wore this outfit to church on Sunday.

Summer Fashion for Women Over 40: Green Slouchy Top with White Jeans and Leopard Wedge Sandals

My LOFT slouchy linen tee shrunk up when I washed it, as I expected it to. I did lay it out flat to dry, as the washing instructions indicate, so I’m glad I ordered the medium. This time I wore it with my white jeans. I love this crisp color combo!

Summer Fashion for Women Over 40: Green Slouchy Top with White Jeans and Leopard Wedge Sandals

Summer Fashion for Women Over 40: Green Slouchy Top with White Jeans and Leopard Wedge Sandals

I love my new leopard wedge sandals that I ordered from Nordstrom last week. They are on sale for $46, if you’re interested. Leopard is awesome because it adds pizzazz to an outfit, but it’s a neutral so it goes with just about everything.

Sam Edelman Reid Leopard Wedge Sandals

Sam Edelman Reid Leopard Wedge Sandals

Outfit Details: slouchy linen tee // white skinnies // leopard wedges (33% off!!) // long necklace (Stella & Dot; retired) // brown tote (similar) // Stella & Dot gold hoops (discontinued; similar) // bracelet // watch

On Monday, I wore this simple black and white outfit to run errands and generally try to get my life back in order after vacation!

Casual Summer Outfit: Black Top with White Jean Shorts & Boat Shoes

The black top is an oldie but goodie from LOFT, and the white jean shorts are new. Unfortunately, they’re sold out, but these are similar. I like having another neutral option for jean shorts. I don’t know why I didn’t think to buy white shorts before now! I added gold accessories and my orange leather wrap bracelet for a pop of color.

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Casual Summer Outfit: Black Top with White Jean Shorts

Outfit Details: black top (LOFT; old) // white jean shorts (similar) // boat shoes // teardrop earrings // necklace via Stitch Fix // FitBit bracelet // leather wrap bracelet // Alex & Ani wire bangles // Lexi Bucket Bag in Cuoio // sunnies

And yesterday I wore this super casual outfit. Everything is old except for the accessories.

Casual Mom Style: Gray Tee with Jean Shorts & Striped Tote

I love grey and denim. It’s so easy. The Arabesque Link Necklace is part of the new Stella & Dot Fall 2015 Collection. I like how it’s elegant yet casual.

Casual Mom Style: Gray Tee with Jean Shorts & Striped Tote

The Rebel Ring is also from the new fall collection. My Glacier Impulse Beaded Bangle was gifted from Alex and Ani. They have so much more than just the charm bracelets that are so popular right now. They sent me this bracelet along with two others to try out, and I love them. They’re modern but classic.

Casual Mom Style: Gray Tee with Jean Shorts & Striped Tote

Outfit Details: grey Gap U-neck Essential Tee (old) // cuffed denim Bermuda shorts (similar) // Stella & Dot Arabesque Link Necklace // Glacier Impulse Beaded Bangle c/o Alex and Ani // Rebel Ring // watch // striped tote (old) // Adelie Sandals

And that’s a wrap. It’s been a crazy week trying to play catchup from vacation and juggling all the kids’ needs while I’m at it. I hate to say it, but I think I’m looking forward to getting back into a school days routine.

In the meantime, you can check out all of my Fashion posts for more fashion inspiration for women over 40, and be sure to sign up to receive a recap of the week’s fashion & beauty posts in your email inbox every Wednesday.