Floral print + Oxfords
Wearing: Maeve floral print (Anthropologie) / BP oxfords (also on Day 13) / mixed metal and blue glass bracelets (gifts) / belt (came with a different dress).
Not much to say about this, except that I really like wearing flats during the day. I’m always looking for ways to keep an outfit interesting without sacrificing my feet (and therefore the rest of me). It’s true that the padding under our toes and heels thins out as we get older, so we do need more cushion in our shoes. An article by the LA Times also said that our feet spread out and get wider from years of use (ah, gravity). So if those old shoes are feeling tight, maybe this is why.
It’s not too surprising to read this. I’ve been gravitating toward more foot-friendly shoes for a few years now. I save my heels for dinners out or special occasions. In general, wedges have become my go-to heel whenever possible. Things are bound to change in our bodies and I’d rather be healthy than hurting.
Are you more of a flats gal or do you usually wear a heel? And how do you feel about that?
My Grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She’s 97 now, and we don’t know where the hell she is. — Ellen DeGeneres
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Tagged 40+, 40+ style, Anthropologie, floral print, healthy living, Nordstrom, oxfords, personal style, Shoes, Spring 2014
Skirt + Blouse, Clutch
Wearing: Anthropologie blouse (also Day 14, Day 3), Anthropologie beaded skirt, Naya wedge shoes, Cole Haan strappy clutch, World Market beaded bracelet, white stone necklace (gift).
Skirt + Blouse, Crossbody bag
Wearing: same as top photo except, Michael Michael Kors Fulton crossbody bag.
It’s snowing today! Black + Cardigan, Scarf
Wearing: Eileen Fisher sequin-trimmed cardigan / Fever top / Levi’s Curve ID jeans / Joan & David ankle boots / Zara printed scarf / Loft bracelet / Sundance lotus earrings.
Happy Monday and here’s hoping all the Moms are feeling well-loved and a bit more pampered after yesterday. I know I do! My family made it nice by feeding me comfort food (cinnamon rolls and bacon, yum), encouraging me to take time for myself and then setting up a nice hot bath at the end of the day. I forgot how great a bath can be.
There are two pictures for Day 26 because I wasn’t sure which bag was better with the skirt outfit. Thoughts? Maybe neither, I don’t know. I was kind of stumped. Help needed!
Have a lovely day.
Honestly, I don’t have time to hate people who hate me, because I’m too busy loving people who love me. –Anonymous
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Tagged 40+, 40+ style, Anthropologie, clutch, Cole Haan, crossbody bag, Eileen Fisher, jewelry, Joan & David, Levi's, LOFT, Michael Kors, Naya, personal style, Shoes, skirts, Sundance catalog, wedge, ZARA
Just back from yoga
Wearing: Lucy tunic top / Lucy Perfect Core crop pant / Anthropologie sweater coat / Nike shoes / Kooba handbag
Graphic Cardigan + casual
Wearing: Anthropologie graphic cardigan (also worn here) / Levi’s t-shirt / Levi’s Curve ID jeans / Joan & David ankle boot / Swatch watch
Dress over cropped leggings
Wearing: Hei Hei shirtdress / Nordstrom cropped leggings / Clarks Artisan sandals / Banana Republic necklace / Loft bangle / Vintage bracelet (gift)
Today’s post goes out to my mom, who has a birthday today. She is not only my best friend, but a kind, generous, and thoughtful person who taught me to love books by taking me to the library often as a girl. She created a wonderful home for all of us and encouraged us to be good people. She caught the Julia Child cooking fever when it was de rigeur and I remember the day we made our first crepes at home. These days she is still an amazing cook, hostess, photographer, reader, and gardener and has a wide circle of friends that she sees often. She’s going hiking today and then, if I know her, she and my father will have tea in the afternoon. In fact, she sent two teabag tags this week to our daughter for the teabag wisdom collection. Thanks Mom! We love you so much.
Happy Birthday to you!
from my Mom’s Good Earth teabag wisdom:
If “Plan A” didn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters. –unknown
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Tagged 40+, 40+ style, Anthropologie, casual wear, Clarks, dress over leggings, graphic cardigan, Joan & David, Kooba, Levi's, Lucy Perfect Core crop, shirtdress, Shoes, sweater coats, weekend casual, yoga
Wearing: Olivia Moon sweatshirt (similar by Rag & Bone) / Loft jeans / Anne Klein studded flats / Anne Klein bracelet watch / Masai beaded bracelet/ Sundance lotus drop earrings (similar).
Sunday birdie shirt + oxfords
close-up on the oxfords
Wearing: Caslon bird-print button down / Splendid tank / Lucky Brand jeans / BP oxfords / Swatch watch / World Market necklace / Nordstrom beaded bracelet.
Monday = Sunglasses
Wearing: Anthropologie Sandstone top / Ann Taylor cropped pants / Eddie Bauer tank top / DVF colorblock handbag / Calvin Klein pumps / World Market beaded necklace / Miriam Salat bangle / Judith Jack earrings / Kate Spade sunglasses
We watched the documentary Mademoiselle C this weekend about fashion industry icon, Carine Roitfeld. It was filmed right after she left French Vogue and during the process of launching her new magazine, CR. Of course, she is meticulous and creative, as one might expect, but what took me aback was how likeable, feminine and supportive she is. In every fashion photo you see of her, she usually looks very fierce, but there’s definitely a softer side to her.
After watching all the fashion shoots and the highly stylized sets and clothes, I had no problem throwing on a pair of sunglasses for my Monday look. Pretty out there for me, but at least I didn’t pull out some feathers and a fan. Maybe another day.
What did you watch this past weekend??
I want to show that fashion can be a nice world, if a bit crazy. — Carine Roitfeld
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Tagged 40+, Ann Taylor, Anthropologie, BP, Calvin Klein, Caslon, Diane Von Furstenberg, DVF, Eddie Bauer, flats, Handbag, Judith Jack, Kate Spade, Lucky Brand Jeans, Miriam Salat, Nordstrom, oxfords, personal style, Shoes, Splendid, sunglasses, sweatshirts, weekend casual, World Market
During the day…
Switching shoes for night
Wearing: Target shirred tank / Nordstrom floral midi skirt / Slip-On (top photo) Me Too by Adam Tucker / Espadrilles (bottom photo) Franco Sarto / Loft bracelet / Stella & Dot necklace / World Market earrings / Pour La Victoire convertible clutch.
Looking forward to today and lunch with a dear friend. We’ll take some time to enjoy the sun and flowers on Pearl St. Mall and do some window shopping. Who can resist lingering outside when the weather is hitting 80 degrees today?! I chose this flower print midi-skirt in honor of Earth Day and am doing an airy slip-on for daytime. I’d switch up the shoes for a date night to the high-heel espadrilles, which just make me feel like it’s summer already.
Hope you have a good one!
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Tagged 40+ style, Earth Day, Espadrilles, Franco Sarto, LOFT, Me Too, Nordstrom, Pour La Victoire, Shoes, Stella & Dot, Target, World Market