3 Valentine’s Day Outfits

Happy hump day! Valentine’s day is fast approaching and I’ve been thinking about what I’m going to wear (assuming my husband is taking me to dinner, which would be in his best interest!). I’ve picked out 3 Valentine’s day outfits that I might wear.

Of course I love to wear dresses and I found this graphic print dress at The Limited and I added a red necklace.

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Graphic print dress-The Limited//Necklace-Francesca’s//Black boots-Marshall’s

Since our weather has been dreary, I’m adding color to my outfits to make me feel better. I don’t think you have to wear red for Valentine’s day. Turquoise is one of my favorite colors.

I added brown pants and wedges and then another pop of color with my bracelet.

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Turquoise V-neck blouse-The Limited//Brown pants-Marshall’s//Brown wedges-Payless Shoe Source//Coral bracelet-Francesca’s//Gold chain necklace-Francesca’s

For a more casual date night, and I’m guessing this could be what I wear, I picked this casual green blouse and added a coral necklace.

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Green tie front blouse-The Limited//Coral necklace-Stitch Fix//Skinny jeans-Banana Republic//Gold toe shoes-Zappos (similar here)

The Limited was having a great sale. They had buy one blouse, get one free. They had lots of colors for spring!

Also many of you have asked about my gold toe shoes from Zappos. I bought them over a year ago, and they don’t have them anymore.

I’ve looked everywhere for another pair and I finally found one similar at ASOS. They’re a little pricey but I love mine and wear them all the time. I may order this pair because mine are starting to wear out a little.

You can go here to find them. If you know of anywhere else to purchase them please let us know! (Okay, these are out of stock. Sorry!! Hopefully they’ll have them soon.)

**Update on the gold toe flat, I found another pair on Amazon for $17.99, you can go here.

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Are you doing anything special for Valentines Day? What will you be wearing?

Beauty For the Heart~~We were created for eternity. I love this quote from my Experiencing God Bible study:

“God did not create you for time; He created you for eternity. Time—your lifetime on earth—provides the opportunity for you to become acquainted with Him. It provides occasions for Him to develop your character into His likeness. Then eternity will hold its fullest dimensions for you.”

Have a blessed day!

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Fashion Over 40-Winter Fashion

Happy Wednesday! In case you’re new around here, every Wednesday I share some outfits I’ve recently worn. The theme right now is winter fashion.

I’m starting to get tired of my winter clothes but I think I’ve still got a few months to go before I’ll be wearing sandals and sleeveless tops.

This past weekend I headed to Cincinnati for a blogging conference. It was for advanced bloggers and it was intense. I went with my sister and my friend Katie.

Here’s what I wore~~

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Gray Cowlneck Thermal Top-JC Penney//Black pants-Stitch Fix//Black boots-Target

I love colorblocking and this sweater mixed gray, tan and off white.

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Scarf-Old Navy//Colorblocked V-neck sweater-JC Penney//Darkwash denim leggings-Banana Republic//Brown boots-Amazon

I wore this to church on Sunday.

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Leopard scarf-Target//Scoopneck Sweater-JC Penney//Black skirt-Marshall’s//Black boots-Target

Did you notice a theme in these outfits? I found some sweaters on sale at JC Penney. :-)

Thank your for stopping by! You can find all my What I Wore posts here.

Beauty For the Heart~~“The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.”  -C. S. Lewis

I hope you know how much you are loved today! Have a blessed day!

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Fashion Over 40-Winter Fashion

Happy Hump Day! I loved blog swapping last week with Jo-Lynne but today I’m back here with some winter fashion.

By the end of February I’m going to be ready to ditch this cold weather. I’m praying for an early spring!

I wore this dress to church Sunday. I wore it last August to the Haven conference when the weather was warm. It’s sleeveless so I added a black cardigan, black tights and boots.

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Royal blue dress-Stitch Fix//Black cardigan-Old Navy//Black boots-Marshall’s similar here

We had one day of above freezing weather so I wore this collared shirt from Target.

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Navy top-Taget//Skinny jeans-Macy’s//Brown boots-Marshall’s

You can’t see the necklace I have on very well, so here’s a better picture. It’s from Francesca’s.

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This is why I’m having a hard time taking outdoor pictures. :-)

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I decided to come in, I can’t stand to be outside when it’s cold and snowy.

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Green jacket-Stitch Fix//Black turtleneck-Kohl’s//Black skinny pants-Stitch Fix//Black boots-Target//Earrings-Francesca’s

Well, that’s all I have for this week! Have you been having cold and snowy weather?

Beauty For the Heart~~Look to see what God says and how He works in the Scriptures. Make your decisions and evaluate your experiences based on biblical truths. (excerpt from Experiencing God)

Malachi 3:6, “I the LORD do not change.”

Have a blessed day!

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Fashion Over 40-Daily Mom Style

I’m beyond excited to have Jo-Lynne guest posting for my Fashion Over 40 post today! She is an amazing blogger and I’m a huge fan of her blog. Please make her feel welcome and say hello to her. Then hop over to Musings of a Housewife where I’m guest posting for her!

I’m so excited to be blog swapping with Cyndi today! I met Cyndi a few years ago at a Blissdom Conference, and I can attest that she is every bit as lovely in person as she is on her blog. We thought it would be fun to swap blogs and introduce ourselves to each other’s audience, so here I am!

A little bit about me — I’m a 40-ish writer, runner and self-professed girly-girl who is obsessed with social media, bacon, sauvignon blanc and skinny jeans. (And I absolutely detest the telephone.) I live and work from home in the suburbs of Philadelphia with my husband, three kids, and a terribly spoiled shih ztu named Savannah. Here we are.

Don’t they look charming? Don’t be fooled. My kids think arguing is a sport and that their coats and shoes belong on the living room floor. Which I suppose just makes us an average American family!

Musings of a Housewife is my personal lifestyle blog where I share fashion and beauty advice for suburban housewives like me, wholesome recipes and information on gluten-free living, fitness inspiration from a recovering couch potato and reviews of family travel destinations. I hope you’ll stop over and visit!

Like Cyndi, I participate in the What I Wore linkup over at The Pleated Poppy and post my outfits every week. What started out as an accountability exercise to get dressed every day has turned into a fun challenge to expand my fashion horizons. I feel like I’ve learned so much about what works for my personal style aesthetic, and I’m definitely more inclined to try new trends now that I’ve been recording my outfits for a few years.

Here are a few of my favorite looks from this season. I will provide product links for anything that is still available in case anyone wants to know where to buy them!

How to Wear Leggings Over 40: This outfit has become one of my fast favorites. I picked up this tunic sweater at Nordstrom last fall and these HUE Leggings are absolutely wonderful. The waistband is nice and wide (no muffin top, YAY!) and they are just the right thickness because no one wants see-through leggings, can I get an amen?? The long pendant necklace helps break up the solid top and keeps the look modern. The bag and boots were both sent to me as produce samples. Aren’t those red boots sublime!?

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Raglan Seam Dolman Sleeve Sweater // Hue Ultra Wide Waistband Leggings // JAFA Shoes Style #2040 // Caroline Pendant // Brasilia Crossbody

How to Wear Camo Pants Over 40: I was immediately drawn to these camo pants when I first saw them on Gap.com but I had to wear them a time or two before I was thoroughly comfortable in them. Now I love them. They’re just edgy enough without being too over-the-top. I’ve tried styling them numerous ways, but my favorites always involve denim of some sort — a denim shirt with a colorful scarf or a denim jacket over a neutral such as white, gray, or black, and even burgundy works well. The booties I’m wearing in this photo were another great purchase I made this year. These are so fun, and terribly comfortable. They really update an outfit.

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cropped jean jacket // GAP camo front zip always skinny jeans // Toms Desert Bootie in Sand // gray Essential Short-Sleve V-Neck T // Luxe Statement Necklace

How to Wear Leopard Over 40: Leopard and animal prints in general is a big trend right now, and every woman has to take into account her own personal style aesthetic and determine how much leopard she can get away with before it gets to be too much. I like incorporating leopard into my outfits with accessories. This leopard scarf has been an incredibly versatile wardrobe piece this year.

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LOFT boyfriend sweater // white Essential Short-Sleve V-Neck T // 7 for All Mankind Skinnies {similiar} // Toms Desert Booties // scarf and bracelet {Francesca’s}

I also have a pair of leopard pumps that I enjoy wearing with skinny jeans and a colorful sweater. And I have a bit of a handbag obsession. The bright pink Kate Spade tote was a “Christmas present” this year — I scored it at 75% off on Black Friday. WOO!! Now it’s only available on eBay.

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Halogen High/Low Tunic Sweater (now 60% off!!!) // Black Cords (old) // circles earrings // gold necklace LOFT // Tory Burch Logo Leather Wrap Bracelet // Stella & Dot Gold Bardot Bracelet // Michael Kors Chain Bracelet Chronograph Watch // Kate Spade New York Southport Avenue Linda Tote // patent leather leopard pumps {similar}

How to Wear Colored Jeans Over 40: I love my colored jeans. I have red and green and plum, and somehow manage to wear one or the other at least once a week. They dress up any neutral top and allow you to go bold even when you’re not comfortable putting a bold color near your face. I paired my red jeans with this gray turtleneck and black denim jacket and wore black knee-high boots to go shopping with a girlfriend before Christmas. It’s a simple outfit, but the color combination is striking, and the structure of the jacket along with the heel on the boots create a slender silhouette.

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And I wore my green jeans with this taupe sweater and embellished tank to church one Sunday last fall. Unfortunately, none of the items pictured here are still for sale. But you can find colored jeans at any of your favorite retailers.

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And lest you think I never wear skirts . . .

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I admit, I break out skirts only on rare occasion during the winter months. I do wear dresses and skirts quite a bit during the summertime. This outfit is great for church or a girls lunch out during the cooler months. I received this chevron maxi skirt from ADORNit as a product sample, and I styled it with a basic black cardigan and cream tank. I always feel like maxi skirts need a bit of height so I wore these knee high wedge boots, which were a product sample from The Walking Company.

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Black Cardigan // cream tank {similar} // coral and black Chevron Maxi Skirt // Umberto Raffini Signature Joelle knee high wedge boots // necklace and bracelet, Francesca’s

Hopefully this post gives you an idea of the sorts of outfits I post every Wednesday. Admittedly, I picked my faves. There are days when I’m lucky to get dressed in leggings and a cute tunic sweatshirt, but that’s the life of a work-at-home-mom, I guess!!!! Feel free to pop over to Musings of a Housewife and say hi. In addition to fashion, I also post recipes and product reviews and anecdotes on motherhood and family.

Thanks, Cyndi, for having me guest blog for you today!! It’s always fun getting to meet a new audience!

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Fashion Over 40-Winter Outfits

Happy Hump Day! Well, today I’m sharing some winter outfits and can I just say the weather has been brutal. Fashion has not been as important as survival!

For some reason the theme color this week seems to be tan. I have no idea why except again, I was trying to stay warm!

Fashion Over 40-Winter Outfits

Tan cardigan-Kohl’s (similar here)/Black long sleeve shirt-Marshall’s/Scarf-Target//Calvin Klein skinny jeans-TJ Maxx/Black Boots-Target

This cable knit cardigan is not slenderizing at all but boy is it warm! It’s perfect to wear when you’re running errands and don’t want to drag a coat around with you.

Fashion Over 40-Winter Outfits

 Cable knit sweater-Marshall’s/White long sleeve shirt-Kohl’s/Floral Scarf-Target/Colored Jeans-Ann Taylor/Brown boots-Marshall’s

Several  of you have asked about my winter coat. I’m practical when it comes to a coat and I wear a black coat I purchased several years ago at Macy’s when they were having an after Christmas sale. It’s the Via Spiga brand.

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Thankfully, we’re going to warm up a little so I’m hoping to wear something other than big sweaters, scarves, and coats!

Have you all had some crazy cold weather too?

Beauty For the Heart~~Worship is the awareness that were it not for God’s touch, you’d still be hobbling and hurting, bitter and broken. -Max Lucado

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Fashion Over 40-Winter Fashion

Happy New Year!!! I love the start of a new year, don’t you? Wayne and I rang in the new year with a quiet evening at home. It was perfect!

We did go out to dinner to my favorite Mexican restaurant and then we came home and watched one of my favorite movies, The Notebook. Of course we stayed awake to watch the ball drop!

Well, here’s some of my Fashion over 40-Winter Fashion from this week. I had a lot of last minute shopping to do this past week so this first outfit is a comfy outfit.

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Off white sweater-Kohl’s/Chambray shirt-JC Penney/Leopard scarf-Target/Dark green bootcut jeans-Stitch Fix/Boots-Amazon

I wore this to a funeral. We lost a godly older women (she was 90) in our church right after Christmas. I snapped this picture and didn’t like the boots I had on so I actually wore my high heel black boots but I forget to get another picture.

Fashion Over 40-Winter Fashion Black turtleneck-JC Penney/Black dress-Macy’s/Black boots-don’t remember

Remember this red dress? 

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This is how I wore it to church. It was really cold so the scarf was needed! I also wore boots and a thinner tight with polka dots.

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41 Hawthorn red dress-Stitch Fix/Leopard scarf-Target/Polka dot tights-Kohl’s/Black boots-Marshall’s

This last picture I’m throwing in, because I didn’t get a picture of my whole outfit. Courtney talked me into wearing a hat and so we snapped a mother/daughter picture for instagram. That’s Colt’s head below us, we couldn’t get him out of the picture. :-)

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I’m so excited about this blog for 2014! I’m doing a lot of organizing and brainstorming for the coming year! Woo hoo!

How did you spend New Year’s Eve? We talked about it on my facebook page and everyone seemed to be staying home.

Beauty For the Heart~~ A great verse to begin the New Year, Romans 12:1-2 from The Message….

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

Have a blessed day!

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