Fashion Over 40 #WhatIWore 12.10.14

Welcome back to my weekly Fashion Over 40 post where I share what I wore this week and link up with other fabulous fashion bloggers around the web! I’ll warn ya, ‘m not really a fashionista. I’m just a mom trying to stay fabulous after 40 and sharing how I translate the current trends to work for a typical suburban mom. I hope you find some fashion inspiration here.

Fashion Over 40: Casual Winter Outfits for Moms

So I finally got a diagnosis for my foot. I have a torn tendon. It’s in the same area as the stress fracture, and it looks like it’s been there for a while. I don’t know if it preceded the stress fracture or not, but I am assuming they are related somewhat. At any rate, I have an answer. AND I have a brace, not a boot. The brace can be worn inside a shoe . . . although finding shoes it fits into is a bit of a challenge, and it’s dreadfully uncomfortable — probably more so than the boot, as it’s very tight. But then it’s not as heavy and it doesn’t throw off my back so that’s the good part.

I have four weeks in this thing, and I have to wear it 24/7. I can take it off to shower and that’s about it. It’s not ideal, but I knew something was wrong, and the treatment isn’t as bad as I had feared so I’m actually feeling much more optimistic than I did before my appointment.

Meanwhile . . . this week I have a couple of outfits to show you. The weather hasn’t been cooperative and the photos aren’t the best quality, but this is real life we’re living here. I’m not a model with a camera crew following me around so it is what it is. (A stupid expression if I ever heard one.)

I wore this pink cashmere turtleneck with jeans and UGGs one chilly weekday last week. Just the usual, working and errands. Actually, I think this was the day of my ill-fated dentist appointment. This sweater is from Ann Taylor (years ago) and it has held up well. I love their cashmere, and this time of year it’s often on sale.

Fashion Over 40: casual winter outfit

Shop this look: cashmere turtleneck (similar) // Florence Skinnies in Topeka c/o DL1961 // UGGs (old; shop grey UGGs at Zappo’s) // lakin teardrop earrings // S&D pendant (old; shop Stella & Dot pendants)

This next outfit isn’t one a “real” fashion blogger would post. Not because it’s so casual, although maybe for that reason too. But this really isn’t flattering at all. I’ve wanted a down vest for ages and for some reason, they never look nearly as cute on as I envision them. This one, I bought on impulse when Athleta had their 20% off sale last weekend. I thought it was going to be a hole in one. It looks so thin and has a great shape to it online, but somehow it manages to make me look like the abominable snowman. I ordered a medium, knowing that I tend to run between sizes in their clothes, but I’d like to be able to wear this over a sweater if I want to. Unfortunately, I think it’s too big and it really doesn’t flatter me at all. So I am sending it back, and I ordered a small. I fear it will be too snug in certain areas, but I guess I’ll have to try it and see. Maybe I’ll luck out.

The t-shirt and lined yoga pants are also from Athleta. The shirt I received with this order, and I love it. The pants are from last year, and I adore them. They’re lined so very thick and cozy. So with that all said . . . here I am!

casual winter outfit featuring Athleta

Shop the look: Downalicious Deluxe Vest (order down; it runs large) // Running Wild Mix Crew // Polartec Power Pants // Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoes

The smaller vest actually came in the mail yesterday so I threw it on last night for a test drive. It does look better, I think. It’s snug, but I think I’m better off with this one. I still feel a bit like the abominable snowman. I guess that’s just the way it is with puffer vests?

puffer vest

So here I am again in more activewear. And yep, more rain. This week has been the pits. This top was sent to me from Fabletics. Isn’t it cute? I like the cropped style. It’s rather lightweight, so nice for days that aren’t so chilly.

fabletics activewear

And finally, real clothes! WOO! I threw this on to wear to church. I really should not have worn the riding boots. I knew as soon as I stepped out of the house that I was being an idiot, even though I wear them with my insoles. Still, it was nice to feel dressed for a change. And why yes, I am aware that I wear this sweater every week.

Fashion Over 40: tunic with leggings

infinity scarf

Shop this look: Halogen Wool & Cashmere Tunic Sweater // Hue Wide Waistband Leggings (the best leggings EVER!!) // Janelle Boots c/o Naturalizer // Dooney & Bourke Lexington Shopper // infinity scarf (old; from Target) // Goddess Teardrop Earrings // Alex and Ani bangles

Finally, I wore this last night to my daughter’s school Christmas concert, which is now called the Winter Concert because we have to be politically correct, of course. Pardon the blurry, it was late at night and there was no natural light. And also pardon the mess behind me. Ha! See the above about not being a real fashion blogger.

My new Sorel boots are about the only shoes I can fit my brace into so you will be seeing them a LOT. Fortunately it’s supposed to rain/snow for the next few days. I guess I bought them JUST in time!


Shop this look: Zipper Pullover c/o CAbi // AG Stilt Cigarette Legging Jeans // Sorel Sofino Cate c/o Zappo’s // necklace c/o Rockbox // Stella & Dot Goddess Teardrop Earrings

And that’s all she wrote! Dressing this weekend should be interesting. My mom is coming in town, and we’re taking the girls to NYC. We have tickets for the Rockettes and a Broadway show so I may be a bit out of place in my sneakers but at least I can go! Earlier this week, I wasn’t sure if that was even going to be feasible.

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As usual, I’m linking up with What I Wore Wednesday and Get Your Pretty On.