Time to borrow from the boys this spring and lace-up a cute pair of oxfords. Slip them on to balance out a feminine dress or pair them with cropped pants to show off the details. I love how these chic women styled their oxfords (all in pants, no less).
Left to Right: themoptop, triplethread and thesparrowscherry
Left to Right: thefashiondiet2 and districtofchic
In my last post, You’re Probably A Better Shopper Than I Am, readers chimed in to say that they love to shop online. It’s one of the reasons that I like to include a product feature whenever I talk about trends. I’m hoping that it saves you a bit of time searching for the perfect thing.
These are 5 of the cutest pairs of oxfords available right now.
- Cole Haan Gramercy Oxford, $198 (more colors)
- Maison Martin Margiela Glitter Oxford, $940
- Anthropologie Lacey Oxfords, $98 (more colors)
- Steven Steve Madden Goldey Oxford, $149
- Frye Delia Oxford, $168 (more colors)
While searching for a pair of black pumps a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon this comfy oxford with a white sole (tip: size up if you end up getting a pair) and bought it. What do you think? Looking forward to breaking them out soon.
Enjoy the day!
Posted in Fashion, Shoes, Shopping, Street Style, Style, Trends
Tagged 40+ style, Anthropologie, Fashion, menswear, oxfords, Spring 2013, Street Style, style
Brrrr! Nothing like a deep freeze and fresh snow to make you want to reach for those cozy sweaters. This year, I made an effort to seek out ones with distinct qualities to them, either in a vibrant color or with unique texture (like this one).
Outfit: Sweater: Anthropologie (still avail.) + colors /Scarf: Nordstrom, similar /Pant: LOFT (ancient), similar / Boots: Sorel ‘Tivoli’
I wore this outfit for apres-ski (which we all know is just hanging out a bar (!) and dinner out at a ski resort. It’s got a lodge feel to it, an updated knit pattern and these boots are great for scuffing around snowy streets. I’m all in favor of low boots on icy streets. When I see people trying to negotiate mountain roads in high-heel boots, I always say a little prayer for them!
There’s still a lot of winter left and I found these fun, mountain lodge-inspired sweaters in a range of prices ($45 and up). Click image to see more info:
I’m linking up with Patti at Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday and Glamamom for Monday Mingle. Go check out all the lovely outfits today.
Stay warm today!
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Posted in Fashion, Style
Tagged 40+, Anthropologie, apres ski, Boot, cream, Monday Mingle, Over 40, ski resort, sorrel, sweater, sweaters, Visible Monday, winter outfits
Stepping out of my comfort zone here with this colorful and bold print. But hey, the orange and very, very deep navy just made me happy. In the grey and cold days ahead, I think its cheerfulness will be a welcome sight.
Tabitha ‘Odval Cardigan’ – Anthropologie (still available), T-shirt – LOFT, Black jeans – Levi’s Curve ID.
The pattern on this cardigan reminds me of the Moorish tiles that decorate the Alcazar in Seville, Spain. Many years ago, my husband and I went on a self-guided trip of Spain and Portugal. This was pre-marriage, pre-kids, pre-Part 2 of my life. After spending a few days in Madrid (which we loved), we took the fast train to Seville, which is one of the quaintest cities I’ve seen. Seville had an intimate feel, with winding cobblestone streets, vibrant neighborhoods and old ladies sitting on their balconies.
There we went to the Alcazar, which roughly translates into castle. It was originally built as a Moorish fort when the Moors had a foothold in southern Spain, but was later turned into a royal palace by the ruling Moroccan dynasty. It remains a shining example of mudejar architecture and the tilework at the Alcazar is awe-inspiring with riots of color, intricate patterning and masterful craftsmanship. It’s probably a huge stretch that I relate this cardigan with an important World Heritage Site dating back to the 10th century, but fashion often follows art, architecture and nature — maybe this is one of those times.
Tilework at Alcazar, photo: wikipedia
Photo via Flickr
I’m linking up with Patti over at Not Dead Yet for Visible Monday.
Also, linking up with Nicole for Monday Mingle over at Momtrends.
Have a great day!
Posted in Fashion, Inspired By, Style, Travel
Tagged 40+ style, Alcazar, Anthropologie, Levi's, LOFT, Monday Mingle, printed cardigan, Seville, Travel, Visible Monday
It’s maddening to buy clothes that have a one-season shelf life. We spend a lot of time shopping for clothing, that we might only wear for a short amount of time. I’m always interested in getting more mileage out of things, even trendy items, which by their very nature are short-lived (maybe 2-4 seasons, i.e. all-white has been going steadily for about 3 seasons and is heading into 2013 as strong as ever).
With the Spring 2013 runway collections wrapping up in Paris, next year’s trends are already starting to crystallize. Since most of us are still shopping for this season, why not kill two birds with one stone? You can add a few forward-looking trends to your closet right now, that will have you ahead of the curve come March.
Les Copains, Spring 2013
Gucci, Spring 2013
Balmain, Spring 2013
Dries Van Noten, Spring 2013
Thom Dolan, $350
I got a kick out of the Dries Van Noten spring collection this year. He makes me want to pick up some plaid and relive the 90s. His layering techniques and materials are masterful. Click the link above and see how he turned grunge into a posh affair.
My Spring Fashion Pinterest board is up to 141 looks. If you want to see what else is trending, go take a look and get ahead on your shopping.
Posted in Fashion, Fashion Shows, Trends
Tagged Anthropologie, Balmain, Dries Van Noten, Fall Fashion, Gucci, Les Copains, Marc Jacobs, plaid, Runway, Spring, stripes, Transitional dressing, vertical stripes, Yellow
Photo: Stockholm Streetstyle, Madelene de la Motte
This look pretty much sums up how I’d like to go through life. Effortless. Chic. Bit of Pizzazz. Model-Tall. This neutral combo with a healthy punch of green is picture perfect in my book.
Marc by Marc Jacobs
- Marc by Marc Jacobs Natasha Bag (Netaporter.com, $370)
- ASOS Leather Saddle Bag (Asos.com, $53)
- Anthropologie Bold Strokes Satchel (Anthropologie.com, $198)
Have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving!