Flowy Batik Print Shirt | Denim | Lace Up Flats

I went missing again. Sorry about that! I had a minor outpatient surgery on my leg about a week and a half ago and have been trying to take it easy for optimum healing. I had to have a mole re-excised that came back as melanoma in situ (melanoma stage zero) in the original biopsy. They took additional tissue around the area where the mole was to ensure they got all of the bad cells. I got the lab results back and they got everything. Phew…

I’m doing well, but I’m going to have a gnarly permanent scar. It’s a bummer, especially because bare leg season is upon us, but it’s SO much better than the alternative. I’ve had numerous moles removed, so I am religious about having an annual skin check. I’m so thankful that my dermatologist caught it early. I’ve now been bumped up to the elite club that has twice annual skin checks. Better safe than sorry!

So anyhoo…

This was another Madewell find that hit the stores while it was still in full arctic mode. I waited until it went on major sale and then pounced. I love the details of this top. It’s flowy, longer in the back, has a pocket in the front and buttons up the back.

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Wearing: Top – Madewell, Denim – J. Crew, Shoes – M. Gemi, Necklace – Madewell, Bracelets – Vintage and J. Crew Factory, Bag – Coach (old), Sunnies – SEE, Lips – MAC (Fast Play).

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XOXO,

Ashley

 

Here is a link to save $40.00 off your first pair of M.Gemi shoes. I noticed that they restocked these shoes in all of the suede colors AND they introduced a new blush color. IT’S SO PRETTY! Click on the link and then when you place an item in your bag and go to check out the discount will be applied. This link is good though the end of May 2016.

 

 

 

Simple Casual Friday Outfit

I’ve been waiting to wear this short-sleeved sweater from Madewell for a while. This is one of those items that came out late January or early February. I tried it on when it was first arrived in the store, and then patiently waited for it to go on sale. I knew there was no sense in me buying it when it was still freezing cold out, because I wouldn’t be able to wear it, until the temps hit the mid 70°s. As luck would have it, they had my size available when it did go on sale and I scored it for a great price.

Winning!

I like it because there is some substance to it, which helps to camouflage the lumpy and bumpy parts. I also like it because it is black and white. And striped. The material is part acrylic, which I generally tend to avoid because I can’t stand pilly clothing. So, I’ve just have to see how it washes and wears. On that note, does anyone have a great recommendation for removing pills from sweaters? I’ve got a few that need some help.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

XOXO,

Ashley

 

Here is a link to save $40.00 off your first pair of M.Gemi shoes. I’m a total convert. Click on the link and then when you place an item in your bag and go to check out the discount will be applied. This link is good though the end of May 2016.

Earth Tones For Spring

I’m thrilled that stores have more earth tone offerings for their spring apparel this year. Pastels DO NOT work for me, so in the past I rarely bought many items during spring. I know that this sweater is baby poop brown, but baby poop brown works for me. And it matches my shoes PERFECTLY.

Are there any Snap Chatters out there? I’m a total newbie, but am looking from more friends to follow. If you have an account please leave me your username in the comments so I can follow you. I’m FancyStuffAndPT. Full disclosure… If you follow me, you will quickly learn how big of a dork I am. So, yeah…  That.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

XOXO,

Ashley

 

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J. Crew Long Sleeved Striped Maxi Dress

Do you ever see an item of clothing and you know deep down in your black, black heart that you MUST have it? It’s pretty rare for me, because I’m so dang picky. However, when I saw this long sleeved maxi dress from J. Crew I fell hard. I stalked my local store, but they didn’t have it. They ordered it for me (so I could get 30% off – HOLLA!) and I hoped and prayed it would work. It did. I ordered two sizes and ended up keeping my normal size.

You guys. I love it. It’s made out of a sturdy enough cotton that won’t show every lump and bump, plus it’s nipped at the waist, so it isn’t just a long, shapeless sack. This puppy is going to be well worn this spring / summer.

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Wearing: Dress – J. Crew, Denim Jacket – J. Crew Factory (old, but this one is similar), Shoes – M. Gemi, Bag – Coach (old), Necklace – Vintage, Bracelets – J. Crew Factory and Vintage, Lips – MAC (Fast Play).

 

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

XOXO,

Ashley

Here is a link to save $40.00 off your first pair of M.Gemi shoes. I’m a total convert and have no desire to wear any other brand of shoes ever again. Click on the link and then when you place an item in your bag and go to check out the discount will be applied. This link is good though the end of May 2016.

 

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Navy Blue Sweater | Green Pants | Statement Necklace

Sorry for the radio silence…  Things have been crazy on my end. Last weekend all we did was tote kids to and fro, back and forth, hither and yon. Then the hubs got rear-ended. He’s fine and there was only minor damage to his Jeep, but still. It’s just ONE MORE thing to have to deal with. Blergh. Between baseball games, choir practice, the dentist, the orthodontist and other random doctor appointments for myself, the kids and/or the dog, my head is just spinning. Sometimes it just gets to be too much. You know?

REAL LIFE, MAN.  Real life.

Any hoo… I was able to take a quick snap or two of an outfit I wore to work this week. These are the J. Crew Teddie pants, and I love them. Yes, I have purchased them in several colors, so be prepared to see them often. It’s rare when I find pants that I like, so when I do I buy them in all the colors. Almost.

MGemi Colletto Flats - J Crew Teddie Pants - navy sweater - over 40 fashion blogger - over 40 personal style blogger MGemi Colletto Flats - J Crew Teddie Pants - navy sweater - 40 + fashion blogger - 40 + personal style bloggerWearing: Pants – J. Crew, Sweater – J. Crew, Necklace – J. Crew (old), Shoes – M.Gemi, Bag – Coach (old).

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

XOXO,

Ashley

 

 

Here is a link to save $40.00 off your first pair of M.Gemi shoes. I’m a total convert and have no desire to wear any other brand of shoes ever again. Click on the link and then when you place an item in your bag and go to check out the discount will be applied. This link is good though the end of May 2016.