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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  • Reply Carly May 17, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    I just love gingham, especially when it is purple! Your outfit is so cute!
    Dresses & Denim

    • Reply dawnlucy May 19, 2015 at 7:20 pm

      Thanks Carly! Following you on Bloglovin' now! 🙂

  • Reply Tina Bradley May 18, 2015 at 2:04 am

    I am loving the gingham stylings here! I truly need to get me some gingham! T.

    • Reply dawnlucy May 19, 2015 at 7:20 pm

      You would look adorable in gingham for sure! 🙂

  • Reply Alison May 18, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    I love this look (and especially because I'm partial to purple)! And the addition of your mom's scarf is a nice touch. My mother passed two years ago, and when we went through her closet, I found a number of scarves that I decided to hang on to – they're such a nice way to remember her.

    • Reply dawnlucy May 19, 2015 at 7:22 pm

      Yeah I love having some things of my moms to keep and wear and remind me of her. Thanks, Alison. OXOX

  • Reply Shellie Bowdoin May 18, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Hi Dawn,

    Lovin' the sandals girlfriend! Yowza, I would snatch those if I could 😉


    • Reply dawnlucy May 19, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      Hee … you're cute! Got them at DSW! 🙂

  • Reply Dixie Lincoln-Nichols May 18, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Dawn, I absolutely love the purple Gingham. I think this is the only color that doesn't make me feel like a school girl, again. Handbag, sandals, jeans, perfect pieces to finish off your look. Beautiful!

    • Reply dawnlucy May 19, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      Aww thanks so much Dixie! OXOX

  • Reply Cathy May 18, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Love this outfit! You look fab!!


    • Reply dawnlucy May 19, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      Aww thanks Cathy! 🙂

  • Reply Jane G May 18, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Love the colour of your shirt Dawn – such a fab choice & I'm loving our monthly collaborations 🙂
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

    • Reply Ann Krembs May 19, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      Me too=D

    • Reply dawnlucy May 19, 2015 at 7:22 pm

      Me three!! 🙂

  • Reply Doused In Pink May 18, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Gingham is one of my favorite prints! Love that you found it in purple! Such a cute outfit!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply NotJessFashion May 18, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    I'm obsessing over those gingham heels. They're so cute! I'd love to have my own pair.

    Jessica |

    • Reply Ann Krembs May 19, 2015 at 12:31 pm

      Sheela's always busting out something super cool amongst The Fab 40s! Don't y'all think!? A x

    • Reply dawnlucy May 19, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      Loving those heels too .. and yes, Ann … she's a cool gal no doubt!! 🙂

  • Reply Beth @ May 18, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Such a fun post! I've loved gingham on others for a long time but somehow don't have any in my closet. How is this possible? Must remedy this immediately. 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy May 19, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      You must, Beth! 😀

  • Reply May 19, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    One wouldn't normally associate purple with the gingham print and that's what makes your outfit so lovely, Dawn Lucy 🙂 thank you for picking this theme, it took me way out and over and under and all around my comfort zone, and that was rather awesome xoxo

    • Reply dawnlucy May 19, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      Awww we're having so much fun with our Fab 40s, aren't we? Thanks for starting this, Sheela! 🙂

  • Reply Ann Krembs May 19, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Dawn Lucy! Excellent choice with #gingham! It was such fun! I love how we all (well except for a fabulous pair of shoes) worked with gingham shirts yet we all look very, very different. That's what's so awesome about The Fab 40s. So much style! And again, purple is your color!!

    Much love,

    Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

    • Reply dawnlucy May 19, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      Loving our FAb 40 fun!! Thanks so much, Ann! 🙂

  • Reply Laura May 19, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    I'm loving the gingham in my favorite color: purple! And I love the beach look, too!

    • Reply dawnlucy May 19, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      Aww thanks Laura! 🙂

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga May 19, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Love the purple gingham on you, a great color! Looks pretty with the blue beach bag. I also love the other styles you shared! Fab 40s indeed!!

    Thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx

    • Reply dawnlucy May 19, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks friend! OXOX

  • Reply cherie at May 19, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Love your Seychelles gladiator sandals, very cool Dawn. And have to mention the vintage scarf tied around your great Target bag! Thank you for linking up with SHOE AND TELL on Style Nudge!


  • Reply Straight A Style May 20, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    I'm loving the gingham trend lately. I actually don't own a piece, so I have been keeping my eye out for the right thing. Great inspiration!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Laura O in AK May 20, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Somehow I have no gingham in my closet at the moment. I adore that shirt on you and think I'll have my eyes open next time I'm shopping.

  • Reply Accidental Icon May 20, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    The colors are glorious and look amazing on you. The photos with the foliage and blooms is the prefect compliment to the looks. I finally feel like Spring has sprung when I look at you.

    Accidental Icon

  • Reply J. Elle May 20, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Fabulous casual look and I just love the pretty purple! I have been desperately searching for more gingham shirts, so it seems a trip to Loft is in my near future. 🙂

  • Reply Garaytreasures May 21, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    I don't own any gingham and I am not sure exactly how it well look on my curves but it looks great on you. Fun collaboration!

    Garay Treasures

  • Reply Life's a shoe May 24, 2015 at 6:08 am

    loving the gingham print!!!


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