Fashion Over 40 | Daily Mom Style 09.11.13

Fashion Over 40 #OOTD

You guys. I know I’m a summer girl, but I am having SO MUCH FUN dressing for FALL! Wheeee!

But first, we had a warm day before the fall temps set in so I used the opportunity to wear one of my favorite outfits for probably the last time this season. I never get tired of this coral top from Old Navy a few seasons back, and my cut-offs have become my go-to jeans shorts this year. The coordinating bracelet is one I picked up on a whim at Kohl’s last spring, and the necklace was a gift from my friend Lisa at Studio Jewel. The Orthaheel Julie Slingback Sandals are cute AND comfy!

coral and denim

I sprung for these moto-inspired jeans during the Piperlime Labor Day sale. Yes, they’re an investment, but I have a few pairs of DL 1961 jeans (all bought on sale) and I know what a great value they are. They do not stretch out, they are incredibly comfortable and flattering, and they have a great cut to them that fits me well.

I thought they’d be cute with my chambray top, but I felt like the outfit needed some color, so I added this magenta V-neck tee. I finished the look with black ballet flats and a pair of dangly earrings (from Studio Jewel) — for once you can see my earrings since my hair was pulled back.

moto inspired jeans

On Saturday, I put this outfit together for a trip to the farmer’s market. It was a cool, crisp fall day and I spent the morning sipping coffee and perusing Pinterest. I was inspired to incorporate a scarf into a casual outfit for the day, so I grabbed this coral and white striped infinity scarf. I knew I wanted to wear jeans, so I picked my oldest, comfiest pair since it was a Saturday, after all. I love khaki and denim for fall so I grabbed this khaki jacket out of the back of my closet and finished off the look with a simple white tee. After much debate, I decided on my brown Orthaheel sandals. I thought ballet flats might be cuter, but they seemed kind of fussy for the farmer’s market.

khaki and denim

I was only out and about for an hour before I ditched the jacket and rolled up my jeans. It was warmer than I’d expected! This is why I love layering. Once I removed the jacket, I was comfortable for the rest of the day, and the scarf kept the simple outfit stylish. The brown belt is from the Gap; I picked it up a few weeks ago. I haven’t worn a belt in YEARS but it seems necessary with the “front tuck” that’s working well for me lately.

cuffed jeans with sandals and summer scarf

Hi, sleepy doggie!

I’m obsessed with this coral striped scarf by Calvin Klein. I picked it up on a whim at Nordstrom Rack back in the spring, and I love the casual weave and the fact that it’s not too bulky.

coral striped scarf

The earrings are from Studio Jewel. I love these. They go with just about everything.

studio jewel earrings

Who needs an iron? Just pay no never mind to those wrinkles.

While my green bag would have made a gorgeous contrast against the coral, I decided it was time to switch to a fall color palette so I dug out my brown Fossil satchel from a blog promotion last year. The bracelet is from Everyday Icing. Yes, even my toes are fall-themed right now! The color is OPI Over The Taupe.


Okay, so we went a little bit crazy with the pictures! I clearly love this outfit. It’s so simple, yet I felt pulled together and stylish all day long. Score!

I wore this Ralph Lauren dress to church and out to lunch on Sunday. I dug out my suede You By Crocs pumps and a red Hobo Int’l bag that I scored at Marshall’s years ago, and I wore my Studio Jewel circle necklace again. I meant to wear a copper bracelet, but I couldn’t find it in the mad rush to get out the door to church. It worked, though. The nice thing about this dress is, it pretty much stands on its own.

geometric print dress #OOTD

This is a simple outfit that is probably more spring-like than fall, but I was curious to see how the chambray shirt would look with my white jeans. I could have worn a brown shoe to make it look more like fall, but I thought these orange patent flats were a fun contrast to the cool blue and white.

white jeans with chambray shirt and orange flats

I took the outfit one step further with this coral and pink necklace from the J.Crew Outlet.

I’m not sure if I like the chambray top better tucked in or tied at the waist. It’s definitely more comfortable to tuck it. I was pulling and tugging on it all day when I had it tied.

And finally . . . lest you think I dress to the nines every day, I thought I’d throw this one in for a laugh.

compression sleeves

I did — oh, yes I DID — wear that to the grocery store, dripping with sweat after running six miles in the heat and humidity. I know, I have no shame. What can I say, I needed to get dinner in the crockpot so I just went directly from the trail.

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  1. Kim says

    Love your outfits though gotta ask….what are those things on your calfs in your workout clothes? They don’t look like socks since they don’t cover your feet and you are wearing flip flops…..just curious:)

  2. Beth says

    I love your Saturday outfit both ways! And had to laugh when you mentioned buying the belt because I picked up on it in the first picture before you said anything. I’m one of those who has always had to wear a belt because it’s next to impossible to find pants that fit both my hips and waist and a belt is cheaper than getting every pair of pants tailored!

    • says

      Yeah, and I’m the opposite. Most pants are too tight in the waist, and I figured a belt would just make them bulkier. But this is actually working pretty well for me when I so the front tuck thing.

  3. Mindy says

    What brand of jeans are you wearing in the photo with the stripped infinity scarf? I love the fit. Sorry if you mentioned it in the post…..I might have missed it!

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