Fashion Over 40 | Daily Mom Style 09.02.14
Ah, September, how fickle you are. After a very mild (actually, downright cool) August, summer is back with a vengeance now that it’s September. It feels odd sending the kids back to school in 92-degrees, but these are the cards we’ve been dealt.
I’m definitely enjoying the new school day routine. I was up super early yesterday and today, like 4:30AM early. I get a headstart on my work before the kids get up, then I have time to enjoy breakfast with them and get them off to school. Then? Six glorious hours to myself! Gotta love it.
Before I share my outfits from this week, you might want to see this.
SALE ALERT!!!! The Cole Haan ‘Milly’ Wedge Pumps are 50% off at Nordstrom right now. That brings these classic pumps, the most COMFORTABLE dress shoes I’ve ever owned, down to $83.98. FOR COLE HAAN with Nike Air technology. I have these in silver and sandstone and I LOVE THEM. They go with everything from pants to dresses to jeans. If you’ve had your eye on these, now’s your chance to get them for under $100. You are welcome.
Without further ado, here’s what I wore this week. Nothing fancy. Just real style for real life.
I wore this outfit to my son’s band performance at the high school on Thursday evening and then again on Friday around the house. It was (obviously) before the weather turned hot and humid again. In fact, I even brought along a long-sleeved sweater, which I did end up putting on towards the end of the evening. That is how chilly it was.
This top has definitely turned out to be a great purchase. It’s nice to have a white tee that’s a little bit more than a tee. With the sparkle detail at the sleeves and neckline and the knotted detail at the waist, it’s cute with jeans, shorts or skirts. Hm… I haven’t thought to try it with a skirt! I bet that would be cute. I’ll have to see what’s in the back of my closet. I don’t have a ton of skirts, but I should wear them more for casual wear. It’s a nice alternative to shorts and jeans.
The jeans are my AG ‘The Stilt’ Cigarette Leg jeans, which are currently ON SALE 33% OFF at Nordstrom. Yes, still an investment, but these are fabulous jeans. I like to cuff them to give them a more summery look, but in the fall I will wear them un-cuffed with ballet flats and wedge pumps. I love that they aren’t so super skinny at the ankle, but still slimming. It’s a classic style that I should be able to wear for years, and they are so so so comfortable.
I accessorized with my Stella & Dot Becca Bracelet. LOVE this piece. And I carried my Amanda Crossbody because I didn’t want to have a big bag in the bleachers.
Shop the look: White House Black Market White Knotted Tee (old: options here) // AG Stilt Cigarette Legging in 10 Years Rio via Bloomingdales (‘The Stilt’ Cigarette Leg Stretch Jeans (Eleven Year Intrigue) are currently 33% OFF at Nordstrom!) // Stella & Dot Engravables Circle Pendant via my shop // Stella & Dot Gold Hoop Earrings (old: similar) // Stella & Dot Becca Bracelet via my shop // Tory Burch Amanda Crossbody Bag via Nordstrom // Michael Kors Chain Bracelet Watch via Nordstrom // Orthaheel Julie Slingback Sandals in Bronze via Amazon.com // sunnies // nails: OPI Isn’t It Romantic?
I cannot remember where I wore this next outfit. I guess I wore it during the day on Friday? I picked up this tee at the Lucky Brand Factory Outlet store last spring but didn’t wear it much because it was too tight across my tummy. After the sugar detox, it fits!
Shop the look: Lucky Brand Graphic Tee (old: shop similar) // Mavi Jeans via Stitch Fix (shop similar) // Taos Untold Ballet Flats via The Walking Co. // Stella & Dot Engravables Circle Pendant via my shop // Michael Kors Chain Bracelet Watch via Nordstrom // Alex and Ani bracelets
I’ve been shopping for dresses to wear in Costa Rica and Turks & Caicos (yes, I am taking TWO tropical trips this fall!!!) I don’t typically wear “resort wear” in my daily life, and I’m afraid I may be a bit out of place in my skinny jeans and t-shirts, so I’ve been trying to find a few things that I can wear down there and then still get some use out of next summer.
I ordered two of these Santorini dresses, somehow not realizing they were the same dress in two different patterns. I know, I’m a dork. I was surprised to find how nicely they fit! Because they were on a tremendous sale, I kept both. And I’ve already worn both!
I’ve always admired women who could pull off casual dresses in their everyday life. I’ve never found dresses all that comfortable or flattering. But these are perfection! And again, not to beat a dead horse, but I’m sure they wouldn’t have worked so well for me before the sugar detox. I’ve tried dresses at Athleta before and had no luck at all. So I’m finding this new casual dress thing super fun and refreshing. I wore this one (Catalina Green) all day Saturday.
Shop the look: Athleta Printed Santorini 2 Dress in Catalina Green // Orthaheel Julie Slingback Sandals in Bronze via Amazon.com // Michael Kors Chain Bracelet Watch via Nordstrom // Alex and Ani bracelets // earrings and necklace c/o Studio Jewel
This is the other Santorini dress from Athleta (the color of this one is Amalfi Blue.) I changed into it Friday night after it came in the mail and wore it to a high school football game. I felt so cute and summery wearing it. SO excited to have these 2 dresses in my rotation. Here’s hoping they still fit as well next year . . . lol!!
Shop the look: Athleta Printed Santorini 2 Dress in Amalfi Blue // Alex and Ani bracelets // Michael Kors Chain Bracelet Watch via Nordstrom // Stella & Dot Engravables Circle Pendant via my shop // Stella & Dot Gold Hoop Earrings (old: similar) // Orthaheel Mia Sandals in Silver
On Sunday, I broke out my white jeans and this blue top that was a Banana Republic purchase last summer.
Shop the Look: Blue Eyelet Top (old) // DL1961 Angel Ankle Skinny in Milk // Stella & Dot Fiona Bib Necklace (ON SALE!!!) // Stella & Dot Jackie Link Bracelet // Tory Burch Miller Sandals (no longer available in white)
Finally, I wore this on Labor Day for a get together with friends. The shorts are old, from Old Navy last year. The white tee is from Gap, also last year. I wore my Stella & Dot Rebel Pendant and Engravables necklace together and my Alex and Ani bracelets.