Fashion Over 40: Daily Mom Style 04.29.15

Welcome back to my weekly fashion post where I share what I wore this week and link up with other fabulous fashion bloggers around the web! I’m actually headed to the airport this morning. I’ll be spending the next few days at the fabulous Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, attending the Mom 2.0 Summit. I can’t wait to compare the Phoenician to the Hyatt Gainey Ranch, where we stayed just a few weeks ago, and I’m super to see friends and colleagues from around the country. Oh, and did I mention that Molly Ringwald is the keynote speaker!? So fun.

Meanwhile, here’s what I wore this week.


Let’s work backwards. I wore this outfit on Monday. I’ve been waiting for the weather to warm up enough to wear this striped sweater that I picked up last spring. It’s not quite there yet, but I wore it anyway. I wasn’t going anywhere special so I just paired it with blue jeans and ballet flats.

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stripes for spring

Shop the look: striped sweater by Splendid (last season) // Mavi ankle skinny jeans (similar) // C String Tie Flats c/o Payless // bracelet stack via LOFT (last season) // earrings and necklace from my Stella & Dot shop

Then I wore this long-sleeve V-neck sweater last Friday to work from home and run the kids around. The sweater and necklace are both from Stitch Fix. I kept it casual with blue jeans again, and then I went with brown flats and my brown crossbody bag.

Because the shirt is cropped in the front, I always layer a tank underneath. I was looking for my grey one, but I couldn’t find it so I went with cream. Either one works, I suppose, but the cream really does jump out at you, doesn’t it??



Shop the look: navy V-neck sweater via Stitch Fix // cream tank (similar) // AG ‘The Stilt’ Cigarette Leg Jeans (NOW 33% OFF!) // Emma Ballet Flats in Almond c/o Cobb Hill Shoes (now available at Shoebuy) // Tory Burch Amanda Crossbody (ebay) // necklace via Stitch Fix // Stella & Dot Hoops (similar)

On Saturday, I had a First Communion Party to attend. Even though we didn’t go to the church service, I wanted to dress up. I found this dress at the CAbi Outlet a few weeks ago and snatched it up. I knew it was going to come in handy this spring. 


My black wedge pumps seemed to be the obvious shoe choice. They are as high of a heel as I’ve dared to wear yet, and they didn’t let me down. I wore them for hours, and my feet felt fine. Phew!

Since it was a chilly day, I wore a lightweight spring blazer over top. I thought the pink bag was a fun punch of color with the black-and-white outfit.

One of the benefits of having a 12-year-old daughter is I finally have someone to help me with my hair. I am terrible with hair. As you can tell from my posts, I basically do one of two things with it — wear it down, or pull it back into a pony. But I saw a hairdresser at my salon wearing her hair this way when I took my daughters in for a haircut a few weeks ago, and I knew I had to try it. So simple, but so cute. My daughter helped me get it secure. She does come in handy from time to time!


For jewelry, I went with gold. I had slept in this necklace (bad habit, I know!!) so I happened to have it on when I threw the dress on. I loved the way it looked in the neckline, so I kept it and added the gold teardrop earrings and cuff bracelet.


Shop the look: black & white dress via CAbi // black blazer and gold necklace via Stitch Fix /Stella & Dot Goddess Teardrop Earrings // Adelina Cuff Bracelet // pink clutch (old; similar here and here) // Daylight Wedge c/o Payless ShoeSource // Michael Kors Chain Bracelet Watch (NOW 40% OFF!)

I wore this to church on Sunday. It was cool, but sunny — a perfect day for white jeans and my royal blue Sparrow Top from LNBF. (Win it!!!! Enter my giveaway here.) I wore gold chandelier earrings and my engraved disc necklace, both from my Stella & Dot boutique. The bracelet was a Christmas gift from my husband.


I decided to wear my taupe Point Toe Flats. I like the cool neutral tone with the white jeans, and the pointed toe makes them a tad dressier than a typical ballet style flat. I’m still longing for the day when I can throw on heels or even wedge sandals with ease. Patience, grasshopper!


Shop the look: Sparrow Top c/o LNBF // DL1961 Florence Instasculpt Skinny Jeans in Milk // Point Toe Flats in Taupe by Christian Siriano for Payless // R Minkoff Mini M.A.C. (shop R Minkoff handbags) // D Yurman Cable Classics Bracelet with blue topaz // Stella & Dot Reverie Chandelier Earrings // Stella & Dot Signature Engravable Disk Necklace // Michael Kors Chain Bracelet Watch (NOW 40% OFF!)

Finally, Thursday was cold and rainy, but I needed a picture of me wearing this Daisy Dolman for my post for Leave Nothing But Footprints (giveaway going on now!) It turns out, even though it has short sleeves, I was plenty warm inside my house. I guess it’s that bamboo material. They say that it keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, and I have to say, that’s been true for me so far.

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I wore it with this cranberry tank and olive green cargos and added the Chevron Plunge Necklace for a focal point.

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Then I just threw on a few Alex & Ani bangles and my brown ballet flats and called it a day. I’m really a fan of this color combination, although it seems a little dark for spring. I’ll have to reinvent this look next fall.

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Shop the look: Daisy Dolman c/o LNBF // J.Crew Perfect-Fit Tank in cranberry // olive cargo pants via Stitch Fix // Silpada chevron plunge necklace // Alex & Ani Wire Bangles // Emma Ballet Flats in Almond c/o Cobb Hill Shoes (now available at Shoebuy) // Tory Burch Amanda Crossbody (ebay)

And that’s a wrap! For more fashion inspiration for women over 40, check out all of my Fashion posts. Or better yet, sign up to be emailed my weekly fashion & beauty digest with a recap of the week’s fashion & beauty posts.

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2 Responses

  1. I wish I could do the pull-back style with my hair, but I’m hopeless with mine, too–and I have no daughter to help! Did you know that according to Kate from The Small Things Blog, the “correct” way to use bobby pins is to turn them upside down from what we all do? Supposedly they grip better that way. Who knew?!

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