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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.
| 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!

Dawn Lucy

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The Fab 40’s: Jumpsuits!

April 20, 2015

This month’s theme for The Fab 40’s was … JUMPSUITS!

But before we jump right in, I wanted to say a big thanks to everyone who expressed interest in joining our little group. We were so flattered and were tempted to open it up to everyone, but then we felt a bit overwhelmed at the organizing involved and decided to keep it small and manageable. I hope everyone understands.  We know there are so many great 40-something fashion blogs out there and we totally support all of you!  Hurrah for all of us who keep showing the world how totally FAB 40 can be!

Now let’s jump into jumpsuits! 
 I haven’t had a jumpsuit since high school, so shopping for one now was an adventure. I didn’t want to spend too much on this trendy look so I hit up Fovever 21 and got this fun jumpsuit.  I ended up actually loving it. What do you think, Dolls?

It’s strapless, but I doubt I’ll actually wear it that way.  Well, maybe beachside!  
I had planned to add one of my crochet cardigans for a totally boho look but it just ended up looking shapeless.  I thought this tailored cropped jacket looked more pulled together. 

Outfit details & Shopping Ideas:

Jumpsuit – F21 (same)
Shoes – Michael Shannon
Blazer – H&M
Necklace – Kohls
Bag – Carlos Santana

Let’s see what the other Fab 40’s Fashionistas came up with this month …

Ann of Kremb de la Kremb is also rocking a F21 jumpsuit!  Maybe we’re not forever 21, but we ARE forever fab!

Sunnies: Target
Earrings: Topshop
Necklace: market in Rishikesh
Jumpsuit: Forever 21
Clutch: market in Boracay
Boots – Steve Madden

Jane of My Midlife Fashion looks so pretty in her black jumpsuit.  Great jacket too, Jane!

Jumpsuit – Wallis
Jacket – Mango
Necklace – bought in Majorca
Bracelets – Ashiana
Shoes – New Look
How totally chic is Dixie of Inside Outer Style in this denim jumpsuit with leopard accessories?!

Jumper: Zara

Shoes: Vince Camuto

Belt: Jcrew

Cutch: Thrifted

Necklace: Mango

Sunnies: Betsy Johnson

Sheela of Sheela Writes is having fun and looking adorable in what she calls her flying squirrel jumpsuit!

Jumpsuit – Indie label
Shoes – Wild Diva
Rings – Poshmark
Palm Cuff – Jenny Bird

Thanks for stopping by our little monthly celebration of being 40-something and fab!  

Our kudos to all the ladies showing the world how fabulous each and every decade can be!