You know how sometimes you see a clothing item over and over and you think it’s super cute but you don’t bite the bullet and order it, and it keeps popping up whenever you’re on that site? And eventually you order it and it comes in the mail and you try it on and it’s so cute and you wonder why you waited so long? That’s pretty much the story behind this dress.
Fashion Over 40
I'm a 44-year-old wife and mom of three, sharing my life and style as I navigate the muddy water that is fashion over 40 in the 21st century. Most of us want to maintain our sense of style but don't have a lot of time to devote to it, so that's where I come in! I'm the girlfriend that keeps you in the know with the latest trends, the best sales, and wearable everyday outfits for the modern woman.
I like to call my style "casual chic" and I believe a simple outfit can be made fabulous by adding a few well-placed accessories. I'm not afraid to try a new trend here and there, but my goal is to be stylish, not trendy. I'm a sucker for a pair of designer jeans and a fabulous handbag, but I have no problem mixing high end fashion with more budget-friendly clothing. I try to feature products that fit a variety of budgets, and I hope that my outfit ideas can serve as a jumping-off point to shop your closet or your favorite retailers.
I’m styling a tropical floral top outfit from Loft. I picked up this top when I was in the store last week, and now the entire site is 40% off with free shipping, so yay! Good timing! This top is great because it can be worn alone but it also makes a cute layering piece.
Shorts are tricky once you’re past a certain age, but in some regions of the country they’re pretty much a necessity. Even though I love to wear jeans all year round, there are plenty of times during the summer when it’s just too hot, plus I’m not a huge fan of dresses so shorts are a must for me. I’m sure many of you are in the same boat so I’ve rounded up some of the best shorts for moms that are out there right now.
Hello and happy FRIDAY! I have good news! The stripe pullover from yesterday’s post has been restocked in all sizes (at least for the moment) so if you wanted one, grab it now. You can thank me later. So today I’m styling a mint jeans outfit that I wore to church a few weeks ago… or maybe it was last week. I swear, everything is running together these days. I paired them with this ivory mixed stitch sweater that I styled with blue jeans during my spring style series. Fortunately it is still in stock!
I hate to post another outfit with rolled denim shorts right after yesterday’s look, but this top is selling out so I wanted to get this post out before they’re all gone. I’ve always liked the juxtaposition of long sleeves with shorts in the summertime, and this blue and white stripe pullover is the perfect thing to throw on with your favorite denim shorts for that effortless beachy-casual style.
Hello and happy hump day! I’m back today with a casual summer outfit. Yes, it’s orange again! Blue was having a moment there for a while, but it seems like orange is stealing the show this week.
Today I have a date night look featuring a hot trend this season — the choker swing tank. I thought this royal blue was so pretty for summer, but alas, I waited to long to shoot this look and the blue it is gone. However this top does come in a silvery grey and black, and those are fully stocked. I love it in black, and you could style it the same way as I’m styling this blue one. Also, White House Black Market has a similar top in a slightly darker shade of blue.