Fashion Over 40 | Daily Mom Style 11.13.13

This post has photos from the past two weeks. Cuz if you’ve kept up with my life lately, you know how insane it’s been. I was lucky to get out of my pajamas and pull my hair into a ponytail most days.

But I have a few worth salvaging!

But first. Don’t miss the LOFT Friends & Family Event, going on NOW!! Get 40% off your entire purchase through Nov 18th! This is your chance to grab that boyfriend cardi or stock up on basic tees.

Okay, now that we got that out of the way!!

I’ve worn my new Tara M. Tiffany ankle boots from The Walking Company a couple of times, and they are SO SO comfy. The best part is, the insoles that I bought with my Taos Untold ballet flats fit in the boots, so they don’t irritate my plantar fasciitis. And they are so cozy and warm. They are the perfect go-to winter boot!

Tara Tiffany Ankle Boot

I wore them with this outfit to go to the hair salon and run errands — that was back before my son had surgery. I feel like that was a year ago, not two weeks. I bought the purple and gray striped sweater with the shawl collar last year and I can’t remember the website. I know I found it on someone’s blog. The jeans are my DL 1961 Hazel Skinnies that I love and adore. The necklace is Stella & Dot, and I wore a silver beaded bracelet.

striped sweater and moto jeans

I don’t remember where I wore this outfit. I haven’t been out much, but evidently I was going somewhere that day! I wore my BR green utility jacket over a black and white striped tee from LOFT and my plum skinnies that I picked up on sale at a local boutique a few years ago. I wore my Taos Untold ballet flats, and I grabbed my camel-colored MK tote to bring a little bit of fall into the look.

military jacket and plum jeans

It’s a simple outfit, but I wasn’t going anywhere fancy, I’m sure! This Striped Long Sleeve Cotton Tee is a great basic for layering, and it’s on sale for $20!!!!

AND right now LOFT is running a Friends & Family Event: Friends & Family: 40% off Entire Purchase with code FRIENDS. This sale ends Nov 18!

striped top and plum skinnies

I wore my Tara M. Tiffany boots again to drive up to the Poconos for our PSMM Retreat last weekend. I threw on this black dolman sleeve sweater that came from Nordstrom Rack a while back and a purple floral scarf I snagged at the LOFT outlet a few years ago. My circles earrings from Studio Jewel were my attempt at compensating for my hair being pulled back in a ponytail. What can I say . . . it’s been a long couple of weeks.

dolman sweater and purple scarf

Here I am with my girls at the PSMM Retreat last weekend. PSMM = Philly Social Media Moms, in case you’re wondering.

PSMM Retreat at Mountaintop Lodge

I wore the same skinny jeans and boots that I wore on the ride up the day before. I packed light for a change! (I also packed in about 10 minutes, lol.) This Athleta fleece sweatshirt is so warm and cozy — perfect for hunkering down in a mountaintop lodge with a mug of coffee and my laptop.


I usually wear this fleece with yoga pants, but I thought it was cute with skinny jeans and boots. It’s no longer for available but this Mission Peak Fleece is similar.


This outfit is hardly worth posting except that I’m wearing the Heavenly Hail Hoodie that I ordered on the Athleta 20% off sale last week, and I want to show you how cute it is. I like how Athleta elevates a basic hoodie into something that’s actually cute and somewhat flattering! I just wish I’d ordered a color. For some reason, black seemed like a good idea at the time. I also wish I’d ordered down a size. It’s always hard to know with Athleta. Sometimes I’m a small and sometimes a medium. This is comfy, though, and if it shrinks in the dryer, I won’t mind. I checked and they are sold out of every color in my size now, so boo. I just wore this to hang out at home with my baby boy who is still not well. Pardon the hair blowing into my eye and the lack of makeup. It is what it is! (I hate that phrase, but sometimes it just fits.) (The pink top I’m wearing underneath it I also ordered from Athleta, but I can’t find a link to save my life!)


Finally, I wore this to a doctor appointment. I was so tired of living in hoodies that I put on my dark skinny jeans and leather jacket just for the heck of it. The teal top is just a casual tee from LOFT a few years ago. And I put on one of my favorite necklaces — this mixed metal from Studio Jewel. I love how it elevates a plan t-shirt to something special.


So that’s it. Not a lot of high fashion this week! I’m looking forward to getting back to normal . . . some day.

For more fashion-over-40 inspiration, check out all of my Daily Mom Style posts! 

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14 Responses

  1. I love reading your Wednesday posts! I think a cute hoodie can make any Mommy look younger 🙂 I love that one from Athleta…I’ll have to check it out 🙂
    Leanne (a 43 year old- SAHM in Lafayette, IN!)

  2. You look great in spite of how stressful life is right now. I have been reading your posts lately but don’t think I’ve commented. Really hope your son is better very soon.

  3. Just catching up on the surgery horror story! So sorry things have been crazy and scary for your family. Hoping and praying by now your son is on his way to feeling better and you’re able to sleep in a more comfortable bed…your own! We had something similar happen to our son when he was 8. We were in NJ visiting family and he became violently ill. I drove him to the local ER and then they transported us by ambulance to another hospital where we spent 3 days only to be sent home with a report of a “stomach flu.” I knew something else was going on but let them release us so we could get back home to PA and to our family doctor. Who agreed with me that Michael was very sick. Took him to yet another hospital and he had surgery to remove his appendix. Seems the pain he was experiencing in his upper stomach was because his appendix wasn’t in the lower RH side of his belly. It was up under his liver and about to rupture.

  4. Hi Jo-Lynne, I just wanted to let you know that although we have never met, I feel for you with your struggles with your son’s surgery. I appreciate you sharing the updates because all mom’s can relate to the feeling of despair when your child is in pain, and perhaps your story will help others cope if they have a similar scenario. I am hopeful for your family to get through the challenges stronger than ever and get back to normal life soon. Thanks for posting your outfits as well!! Super cute as always.

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