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The Fab 40s in Gingham!

May 17, 2015

The Fab 40’s are at it again! 
Who are we? We are five forty-something style bloggers who share our ideas for rocking the latest trends in over 40 friendly ways. 


(In case your missed them: our take on marsala & denim and jumpsuits)


This month we’re ready for spring fun in our gingham!

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Here’s my casual take on the gingham trend.  This Loft purple gingham shirt is a favorite of mine. You might recognize it from my blog banner. (Who says bloggers never wear the same thing twice?)  And I wanted to add this colorful vintage scarf that was my mom’s into the mix.  I love the way it looks tied to my Lilly tote.

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Outfit details and shopping ideas:
Gingham shirt – Loft
Jeans & Tank – Old Navy
Bag – Lilly Pulitzer for Target
Scarf – Vintage


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Lucky the photo bomber is wondering what mom is up to now.

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And here’s the other fab ladies and their chic gingham looks …

Jane of My Midlife Fashion is looking adorable in her gingham and white jeans.
Outfit details:
Shirt – Zara (borrowed from mum!)
Necklace – bought at antique fair
Bag – Zara
Jeans – Zara
Shoes – Boden
This darling pic of Ann of Kremb de la Kremb makes me want to have a picnic on the beach!

Ann’s Outfit Details
Red Sunnies–market in Shenzhen
Lippy–Bourjois Rouge Edition Hot Pepper (my favorite!)
Earrings and Necklace–Ben (stall 4 on the left) at Jardine’s Bazaar, Hong Kong
Blue Gingham Shirt–Forever 21
Red Gingham Shirt worn as a Skirt–Forever 21
Guatemalan Bag–Precious Hands (bag #1307)
White Clogs–kiosk at Pondok Indah Mall, Jakarta
A few spring showers never stopped a true fashionista … here’s the lovely Dixie of Inside Outer Style.
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| Boots: Le Chameau | Jacket: Free People | Jeans and shirt: H&M | Bag: Coach |
And Sheela of Sheela Writes is rocking to-die-for gingham heels!


Thanks for stopping by, Ladies, and we’ll all see you next month when we take on another trend!


Here’s to being fab … at any and every age!


OXOX
Dawn Lucy


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Hamsa & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

April 9, 2015
Everything old is new again.
The hamsa image is showing up on tshirts and jewelry all over the place.  This ancient symbol has been used for centuries as protection against the evil eye in the Middle East and parts of Africa.  The vibe of this amulet fits right in with the bohemian aestetic so on trend right now.

Outfit details and shopping ideas:

Distressed BF jeans – Old Navy

Nude sandals – Michael Shannon (cute option, Zappos))
Shop for platform sandals at Shopbop.

Jewelry – Tillys

Studded clutch – Urban Expressions (Nordstrom Rack)
Shop for studded clutches at Zappos
Shop for studded clutches at Shopbop

And while the hansa symbol may guard against the evil eye, it’s no protection at all against my wild Siberian husky!


I decided to go with a casual theme for this week’s features:


Here’s Jill of Doused in Pink looking so cool and comfy.

Everyone knows I’m a sucker for a cute dog top and here’s Debbie of Fashion Fairy Dust looking adorable in hers.

Loving this striped top with the utility vest on pretty Casey of A Little Bit Of Cheer.


I love casual chic!

Now Dolls … link up, link back, browse around & have FUN!


OXOX
Dawn Lucy


Linking up: Passion for Fashion! Weekend Blog Hop! That Friday Blog Hop! Casual Friday! Fab Fri with Style Elixir! Thursday Blog Hop! Turning Heads Tuesday!



Rain-Bow Sweater & Fun Fashion Friday!

April 2, 2015

Last weekend my husband took me to see Rain, a Beatles tribute band.  I thought something a bit psychedelic was in order, so I wore my Free People sweater coat.  It’s an old favorite β€¦ seen in this Feb 2014 post.

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Outfit details
Sweater – Free People
Distressed jeans – Old Navy
Booties – Vince Camuto
Bag – Nine West
Purple tee – Target
Necklace – Lucky brand 
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My husband got into the spirit and wore this rainbow Robert Graham shirt. Doesn’t he look handsome?  

The show was great and we had a blast!

Wouldn’t Rebecca of Red Tag Chic Los Angeles fit right in with our boho vibe?  Loving this Stevie Nicks inspired ensemble she shared with us last week!



And I’m positive Steve Nicks would also approve of this magical look from Andrea of Boho Bunnie!




How lovely is Annette of Lady of Style in this pretty blue tunic?

And Glenda of So What to Twenty is looking like walking sunshine in this beautiful yellow dress!



Thanks so much everyone for linking up last week!  I’m so happy to say that Fun Fashion Friday is growing every week!  Have fun linking up, please link back, and be sure to visit and comment on some other blogs so we can all feel the LOVE!
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OXOX



Middle-aged Goldilocks & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

February 18, 2015
I felt a bit like Goldilocks recently looking for a chambray shirt. The shirt was either too big, too small, too dark, too light, too short, too stiff, or too boxy.  So this middle-aged Goldilocks was thrilled to finally find this shirt that was just right!  It’s Cloth and Stone (an Anthropologie brand) and I found it at Crossroads Trading, a store with new and gently used clothing to buy, sell, or trade.


It was the perfect color and length for me and so soft too.  Isn’t the back detail cute?

Outfit details:
Jeans – Gap Always Skinny
Plain white tee – Old Navy
Shooties – Madden Girl
Black straw bag – Vintage
Necklace – Lucky Brand
Earrings – Nordstrom Rack
Sunglasses – Readers.com


Denim with denim? Of course!  We all know those old rules no longer apply!



And this little guy wanted to come see what Mommy was up to.

Sending out a huge thanks to everyone who has been participating in FUN FASHION FRIDAY! I’m having tons of fun and I hope everyone else is too!

Here are a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day inspired looks from last week …

Debbie of Fashion Fairy Dust is looking hip and chic in her plaid sweatshirt and leather skirt.

Alice of Happiness at Mid-life is a feminine romantic vision in pretty polka dots.

How adorable is Chioma of Chioma’s Evolution of Style in her Barbie pink skirt and denim jacket?

Miriam of Farm Girl outdid herself this week with this precious Valentine’s Day look.  Love those red tights!

Laura of I Do DeClaire looks fabulous in this cozy red sweater and those great pattern pixie pants!

Okay Dolls, time to party …

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OXOX
Dawn Lucy


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