Fashion Over 40: Daily Mom Style 08.31.15
I know I said last Wednesday that it was my last Daily Mom Style post for a while, but I thought I’d throw up one final post today with the last of my summer outfits.
There’s nothing really new or exciting here, but I know most of us are in the same boat — shopping our closets, getting a little tired of the same old things, and biding our time till we can put fall outfits together, so hopefully this will give you a little end-of-summer fashion inspiration.
Even though I’m starting my fall fashion series tomorrow, I’ll still be wearing summer clothes for a while longer. I still pretty much abide by the Labor Day rule — I’ll put away my summeriest summer clothes next week and then slowly transition over to my fall wardrobe throughout the month of September.
I wore this outfit last week to run a few mundane errands and shuttle the kids to and fro.
I usually wear more body-conscious tops with skirts, but I tried doing the front tuck thing with this twist trim tank top and my jean skirt. I think it worked okay. I am too short-waisted to tuck it in all around, and it looked sloppy left untucked, so this is what I ended up with.
I wore gold accessories and my Brisa Sandals that were gifted from The Walking Company earlier this summer. I guess I should have taken the time to iron my skirt. These are the things I notice when I upload my outfit pictures!
And because sometimes y’all ask to see the back of my outfits, this is how the “front tuck” worked from behind. also, that is what I’m doing with my hair when it’s pulled back. Just a simple pinch clip. I’m not that good with hair, but I like having an option besides wearing it down, and it’s too short for a ponytail at the moment.
Outfit Details: LOFT Twist Trim Tank | Madewell Raw Edged Jean Skirt (similar) | Brisa Sandals c/o The Walking Company | M.A.C. Mini Crossbody | Arabesque Chandeliers | S&D Signature Engravable Disk Necklace | long pendant necklace via Stitch Fix | Alex and Ani bangles | Michael Kors Chain Bracelet Watch | sunnies
Another day last week, I paired my green slouchy linen tee with my white boyfriend shorts (similar). I’m liking the trend of more relaxed tops. This one is great because the shape doesn’t lend itself to tucking in, so there’s no fussing with it. Just throw it on and go!
I wore my Tory Burch Miller sandals basically just because I can. LOL!! It’s such a relief not to need super supportive shoes all the time. I wouldn’t wear these if I had to do a lot of walking, but they’re fine for quick errands. Payless has a knock-off, if you’re interested in a cheaper option.
Gold jewelry, and done! As you can see, Nordstrom replaced my broken FitBit bracelet. Hooray!
Outfit Details: slouchy linen tee | boyfriend shorts (similar) | Tory Burch Miller Sandals (current colors or cheaper option) | FitBit Bracelet | S&D Signature Engravable Disk Necklace | S&D cuff bracelet (similar) | S&D Maylee Ring
This is a super casual outfit — cutoff jean shorts and a graphic tee with my pink Pumas. Easy and cute! I do feel a little old to be wearing such short shorts, and to be honest, they’re getting small. They’re a size smaller than most of my current clothes. I bought them the summer I was training for my half marathon. I might replace them next year with a more relaxed “boyfriend” style like my white ones above.
I went with silver accessories and my grey Mini MAC crossbody.
Outfit Details: Blogger Life Tee | cutoffs (similar) | ‘Classic Suede’ Pumas | Silpada Half Moon Earrings | Kate Spade Laurie Sunnies | Glacier Impulse Beaded Bangle c/o Alex and Ani | Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC
This is what I wore Saturday. I had to make a trip to the mall to pick up my new glasses, so I paired my olive cargo pants with this striped tee. This really looks more like fall than summer. I think preparing for my 26 days of fall fashion is affecting my daily outfit choices!
I did the front tuck with my shirt and added a brown belt. Then I went with simple gold jewelry. I wore my gold espadrille flats and carried this cognac bag to bring another color into the mix.
These are my new glasses! I can’t decide if I like them as well as my old ones or not. I think they need to sit up a bit higher on my face, so I’m going to go back in and have them adjusted. They’re also progressive lenses. YIKES! So far, I’m adjusting okay. They also gave me contacts, but that eye that I scratched is still feeling irritated, so they advised I stick with glasses for a few days.
Here’s my “fashion blogger pose” — looking off into the distance. LOL!! I was actually distracted by my dog when my husband shot this one, but I think it’s sort of cute.
Outfit Details: LOFT Striped Vintage Broken In Tee | olive cargo pants via Stitch Fix | Mini Crosby Crossbody in Port | Sam Edelman gold espadrille flats (option) | Alex & Ani Wire Bangles | Stella & Dot gold hoops (similar) | S&D Signature Engravable Disk Necklace
For church yesterday, I wore white jeans and a black top with my leopard wedge sandals.
I basically created this outfit around my Artisan Stretch Bracelets. I wanted to wear these, and I love them against black and white. I added my leopard wedges for fun, and I carried the light brown bag. I love mixing brown and black.
Outfit Details: black top (old) | white jeans (ON SALE!) | Stella & Dot Goddess Teardrop Earrings | Artisan Stretch Bracelets | Ally Double Wrap Bracelet | S&D Maylee Ring | Rebecca Minkoff Lexi Bucket Bag (now only in black) | Sam Edelman Reid Wedge Sandals
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Tomorrow, Cyndi and I kick off our 26 Days of Fall Outfits series! We will each post a new fall outfit each day for the month of September (except Sundays) AND we have a fun giveaway to celebrate!
In addition to that, we’ve started a Fall Fashion Facebook Group, where we can chat fall fashion and share outfit ideas. I hope you’ll join us!
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