Fashion Over 40 | Daily Mom Style 08.13.14

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As I confessed on Saturday, I’ve been in a bit of funk. Nothing fits quite right and it’s taken a huge mental effort to make myself presentable even just a few days this week. But that’s life, right? So for better or for worse… here’s what I’ve got.

I had no choice but to get gussied up last Thursday night for a date night we had planned with friends several weeks ago. This outfit breaks all the rules, and yet I stubbornly kept it because I really love the colors and the style. (It’s from my latest Stitch Fix.) This outfit would look much better on someone who isn’t quite as, ahem, curvy. However, as I confessed, my clothes are feeling pretty snug these days and it was a relief to wear something that was not at all body conscious and I didn’t have to worry about the muffin top pooching out if I ate too much for dinner (which I did. So there.)

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I wore my Romy Wedge Sandals and stacked several Alex and Ani bracelets on my wrist for a casual but fun accessory. You can’t see them, but I wore these Hoops of Hope earrings from Ten Thousand Villages.

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And I took the opportunity to debut my new Stella & Dot Metallic Perforated Double Clutch — isn’t it adorable!? So on trend and perfect for a night out.

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This was my Saturday outfit. After I slogged away the morning in bed (totally unlike me, but oh my, it was heavenly…) I got myself put together to go back-to-school shoe shopping with my kids. I went for this verrry old coral top with gray shorts combo that I’ve always liked. I wore my Orthaheel Julie Slingback Sandals for comfort and a stack of gold bracelets for a little bling. The turquoise earrings (old) and engravable disc necklace are also from Stella & Dot.

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And finally, I threw this outfit on one day last week to work from home and run kids to and from summer camp, but I soon realized this top is NOT my friend. I’ve had it sitting in my drawer for months. I’m so annoyed that Banana Republic changed their timeless tanks to now include this silly built-in shelf bra, which does not work for me. I procrastinated until my statute of limitations ran out and I could no longer return it so I thought I’d wear it and give it a try. No dice. When I bend over the slightest, I am sharing waaaaay too much information. I love the orange detailing but unfortunately the fit is off and this top has to go. I still photographed it because I think it’s a cute outfit . . . in theory. Someone will probably snatch it up at Goodwill in a few weeks.

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Finally, I wore this to go out to dinner with my husband’s family. As it turns out, I was slightly underdressed (ooops!) and I had to drive up to the cafe in their retirement community while everyone else walked because of my impractical shoe choice. My feet have been feeling slightly better lately and I didn’t want to risk injuring them further by walking in these wedges. I felt like a dork. But anyway. My feet are happy this morning, so it’s all good!

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I wore a simple white tee with my Mavi Jeans (from Stitch Fix) and my Romy Wedge Sandals. I started to carry the Tory Burch Amanda Bag pictured below, but at the last minute I decided to go for my bigger mom bag. I accessorized with my Becca Bracelet and Demi Earrings from Stella & Dot. The necklace came from Stitch Fix.

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