Daily Mom Style 03.17.13

#OOTD: Over 40 Fashion

I’ll admit, my heart isn’t in this post this week, but I do have a slew of photos so here we go.

Day 1

This was the day I traveled to NYC for the Kate Young for Target launch party. You’ve heard all about this outfit so I won’t beat a dead horse.

#OOTD Partying in NYC

Day 2

Back to life, back to reality . . . I came home to beautiful warm, sunny weather and broke out my jean shorts and a casual yellow V-neck tee from Old Navy last year.

#OOTD Casual Jean Shorts and Flips

Day 3

The weather got suddenly cold again. Bah humbug. Did I mention lately how much I hate spring? It’s such a tease!

I wore this outfit to the mall and out to lunch with the NPMA to discuss my new book. I wanted to look professional so I wore my darkest jeans, wedge pumps, a fitted khaki jacket over a magenta top and a bold necklace that I picked up a few years ago at Target.

#OOTD Business Lunch

Day 4

Just an easy Saturday outfit — striped tank, hooded cardi, jeans and ballet flats. I wore this to shuttle my girls around to gymnastics and later on to the mall.

For jewelry, I threw on this long mixed metal necklace and copper hoop earrings, both from Studio Jewel. The necklace I’ve had for a while, but Lisa recently sent me these earrings and I’m really loving them! You can actually see them with my current hairstyle, which is quite a feat! Okay, well, barely! But they’re there!

Day 5

I wore this to church on Sunday. I picked up this maxidress on a whim at LOFT last week, and I wasn’t too sure about it. I have never had a maxidress, and the dressier ones always look kind of much to me, but this I really loved because of the casual vibe. It was too cold to wear it alone so I threw a denim jacket on over it.

#OOTD Casual Maxidress

I was running really late so I didn’t even bother with jewelry except the copper hoop earrings. I’d love to get a lightweight yellow scarf to wear with it, but the yellow ballet flats have to suffice for a pop of color until I find one.

Day 6

And finally, just a cool spring day, working from home — red jeans, black tank, gray hooded sweater and silver ballet flats.

How to Wear Red Jeans

The necklace is from Studio Jewel. It’s new, and I ADORE IT!!

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

I’m linking up with:

What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy  Monday Mingle Fashion Carnival

Comments

  1. says

    I love your style updates. I’m 37 and have been struggling with finding a style for myself lately. I don’t want to look frumpy but I don’t want to dress like I’m 23. You inspire me! :-)

    My “uniform” for the past two springs has been dark jeans, t-shirt, and casual jacket with fun jewelry, which is an idea I got from you. The jacket is my secret weapon – always makes me feel put together.

    PS – I have been blogging for years now and your blog was one of the first I found when I started. It’s been fun watching your success!

    • says

      The jacket is really key, and one I need to incorporate more! I was just telling someone the other day that my typical cardi-over-tank is getting old, and I am getting old too! LOL. I think the jacket looks more put together and it offers more structure, making it more flattering. Thanks for the reminder! (and the kind words.) :-)

  2. says

    Love your maxi dress! I have two and I would wear them everyday. I love how they are so comfortable.

    Wow. You must be having some nice weather. We’ve had rain for nearly two weeks (until today, thank God). I can’t wait to wear some more spring-like clothes.
    ~FringeGirl

  3. says

    Love your maxi–I have almost just like it I got from TJMaxx.

    Love your casual outfits too, especially the pink–that’s a great color on you!

  4. Beth says

    Reading the comments it looks like I’m the only one, but I don’t like the dress. It isn’t so bad with the denim jacket, but without it makes you look heavier than you are. I don’t like maxi dresses in general though so feel free to ignore me, obviously! :)

    • says

      Yeah, I was surprised that there were so many positive comments! LOL. I am afraid that I won’t like it as much without the jacket, but I’m hoping a scarf and some jewelry will help. It would be more flattering if I could get the straps taken up about an inch. I’m short-waisted so dresses are hard.

  5. says

    Day 1 outfit is fantastic! I wish I could have gone to that launch, but two kids not in school, I always have to miss those events! I love the first comment. It is so true and a reason I always come back for more. I wore my red jeans (inspired by you!) this week too and posted them!

  6. Emily G says

    Where were you in the pic from your book luncheon? The Saturday outfit is super-cute, very coordinated! And I love the maxi dress outfit, but I think you’re right — a yellow scarf would take an already cute outfit to the top!

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