Fashion Over 40 | Daily Mom Style 08.27.14


Wow, what a difference a week makes! A week on The 21-Day Sugar Detox and I feel like I just got a whole new wardrobe. Everything that didn’t fit before fits now, and everything that was tight is comfortable.

Saturday was a crummy, rainy day, but I had plans to grab coffee with some ladies from church, and I’m so glad I did. It was nice to have a reason to get dressed and go out.


This was the first day that I really started to feel a difference in my clothes. These mint jeans have been off limits almost all summer, and I was bummed because I just bought them in April! I was super psyched to put them on and discover that they’re comfortable again. In just 4 days. I KNOW!!! I’m suddenly loving this detox, lol.



Excuse the clutter on the porch. That’s how we live.


Elodie Necklace // White T // Mint Skinnies {similar} // Rainboots // Gray Satchel {similar} // Snakeskin Belt (Francesca’s) // Arrow Cuff // Pyramid Studd Cuff // Alex & Ani Swan Bracelet // Lightweight Jacket (LOFT, old)

I am SO excited about this LBD from CAbi. They sent me a few items to style from their fall collection, and this is the first piece I’ve worn. Believe it or not, I have NEVER had a LBD – I mean, I have had black dresses, but never a go-to LBD that I can truly wear all year round and dress it up or down, but this is IT! So easy to wear, super flattering, modest enough for church or daytime events but still appropriate for nighttime. I can’t wait to try it with other accessories and see how many different ways I can wear it.


I wore it on Sunday to church with this yellow necklace and bracelet and my silver pumps. I highly recommend these if you’re in the market for a sensible pump that is still cute.


LBD c/o CAbi // Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5 Zip Convertible Crossbody Bag // Cole Haan Milly Wedge Pumps // Necklace and Bracelet c/o Paparazzi

On a casual day at home, I put on my Boston Red Sox tee with my favorite cigarette-leg jeans (I loathe that term, can we PLEASE come up with something else!?) that I cuffed to make them more summery. And there’s the boot. Good times! Oh, and that red splotch on my chest is where I splattered bacon grease and burned myself while cooking dinner. I photoshopped the grease stains out of the t-shirt, haha!


Finally, this was yesterday. Remember those white shorts I couldn’t wear a couple of months ago? I went out and bought bigger shorts in black and told you all that it’s okay to size up if you need to? I still agree with that advice. It’s always better to dress the body you have than the body you want to have. I also said I wasn’t giving up, just giving myself some grace.

Well, I didn’t give up. And after a week on the sugar free detox, my white shorts fit. Easily. I am SO SO SO excited! It was on the chilly side this morning so I put on this lightweight hooded striped sweater with my shorts. By midday I was roasting so I changed to a tank top. But I like the idea of a sweater with shorts. It’s a fun juxtaposition and a great way to transition your shorts from summer to fall.


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