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Work… Man… It has been ROUGH lately. Big project. Killing me. Blah, blah, blah…

By the time I make it home each night I feel like I have been repeatedly run over by a semi. My husband and I have been asking one another “Is is worth it?” a lot lately. We both have all sorts of stuff going on at our respective jobs and on the particularly bad days we seriously consider quitting our stressful jobs, selling everything and becoming Walmart greeters. Being an adult is highly over-rated. SO MUCH RESPONSIBILITY. Gah.

So, anyhoo… Yeah… That’s my latest excuse for the lack of posts. See, I get to give you guys excuses because I am not a professional blogger. I don’t even play one on TV. I’m a hobbyist.

Oh hey… LOOK WHAT I WORE! Where did I wear this? I wore it to work. (That place that is trying to kill me.)

Loft White Button Up Tunic - J Crew Khakis - Rag and Bone Loafers2 Loft White Button Up Tunic - J Crew Khakis - Rag and Bone Loafers

Wearing:  Tunic Top – Loft, Pants – J. Crew (old), Loafers – Rag & Bone, Bag – Coach, Necklace – Forever 21, Lips – M.A.C. (Viva Glam – Rhianna).

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and stay classy my friends!

Black Shift Dress With Gold Zippers | Gingham Shirt

Daylight Savings is the best! (Except for the part about losing an hour of sleep. That blows.) I can actually snap a quick photo after work because there is light. Light, glorious light! Woo hoo! I really do prefer to shoot photos in more visually pleasing surroundings, but sometimes in the front of the garage is the best that I can do.

I must say that I have totally gotten my money’s worth out of this gingham shirt. I have worn it a zillion times. Heck, I even wore it in Monday’s post. Don’t worry… I washed it. It’s a perfect light layering piece, and it works great under this sheath dress that I broke my shopping ban for. Sometimes I like to layer under, instead of over. I wasn’t in the mood to wear a cardigan and a denim jacket wasn’t appropriate work wear mid-week. Casual Friday? Yes. Mid-week? No.

The weather is improving and the snow is melting. I’m a happy camper. Soon enough I’ll be able to ditch my tights are go bare legged again. Soon probably means May, but it’s coming. Life is good! Enjoy your Wednesday.

J Crew Factory Zipper Shift Dress - black and white j crew factory Gingham Shirt, born Booties, black tights, over 40 fashion blogger, 40 + fashion blogger, over 40 style blogger, 40+ style blogger J Crew Factory Zipper Shift Dress - black and white j crew factory Gingham Shirt, born Booties, black tights, over 40 fashion blogger, 40 + fashion blogger, over 40 style blogger, 40+ style blogger

 

Wearing: Shift Dress – J. Crew Factory, Shirt – J. Crew Factory, Bracelets – Vintage and J. Crew Factory, Booties – Born (old), Lips – M.A.C. (Viva Glam – Rhianna).

Thanks so much for stopping by and stay classy my friends!

 

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Winter to Spring Transitional Dressing

I have hope. The temps are supposed to be above 40° F all this coming week, and a couple of days we will even hit the 50°s! Do you know what that means? That means the snow will melt! It will be a wet, muddy mess, but the Godforsaken snow will be gone. YAY! Now, I’m not naive enough to think we are out of the woods yet… This is Michigan after all. It’s not totally uncommon for us to get a snow storm in April. However, I have hope and hope is a good thing to have. Am I right?

I find the winter/spring transition period very difficult to dress for. It’s still cold, but I flat out refuse to wear wool skirts, thick sweaters and tall boots in March. So, I try to layer the best I can and bare my lily-white ankles in defiance. TAKE THAT MOTHER NATURE. I’LL SHOW YOU!

H&M Trench Coat, black Coach turn lock Borough Bag, black Loefller Randall ella Booties, Gap sexy boyfriend jeans, J Crew zipped tunic sweatshirt, J Crew black and white gingham button up shirt, Kate Spade Della sunglasses, over 40 fashion blogger, 40 + fashion blogger, over 40 style blogger, 40 + style blogger black Coach turn lock Borough Bag, black Loefller Randall ella Booties, Gap sexy boyfriend jeans, J Crew zipped tunic sweatshirt, J Crew black and white gingham button up shirt, over 40 fashion blogger, 40 + fashion blogger, over 40 style blogger, 40 + style blogger H&M Trench Coat, black Coach turn lock Borough Bag, black Loefller Randall ella Booties, Gap sexy boyfriend jeans, J Crew zipped tunic sweatshirt, J Crew black and white gingham button up shirt, Kate Spade Della sunglasses, over 40 fashion blogger, 40 + fashion blogger, over 40 style blogger, 40 + style blogger black Coach turn lock Borough Bag, black Loefller Randall ella Booties, Gap sexy boyfriend jeans, J Crew zipped tunic sweatshirt, J Crew black and white gingham button up shirt, over 40 fashion blogger, 40 + fashion blogger, over 40 style blogger, 40 + style blogger Wearing: Sweatshirt – J. Crew, Gingham Shirt – J. Crew Factory, Denim – Gap, Booties – Loeffler Randall, Trench Coat – H&M, Bag – Coach, Lips – M.A.C. (Twig), Sunnies – Kate Spade.

Oh, and let’s talk about the elephant in the room, shall we? I failed my 100 day no spend challenge. I made it to the end of February and then said “screw it” and went shopping. Yes, I am a failure. I’m too picky to let items that I love pass me by. So, yeah… I’m done with that.

Thanks so much for stopping by and stay classy, my friends!

 

Linking up with:  I Feel Pretty, What I Wore

Willing Spring

Hi guys.  I apologize for the lack of posts. February was absolutely brutal here in Michigan. It was the coldest February in 140 years. I just couldn’t fathom standing around outside trying to capture outfit photos while the temps were below zero, nor did I want my son (my photographer) out in those frigid temps. When it wasn’t so cold that your boogers froze when you walked outside, it was snowing sideways.  So, yeah…  No bueno. It’s pretty pathetic when you get excited about 20° F days.

I’m not going to lie, I’m totally over winter.  I keep seeing pictures of cherry trees blossoming on Instagram and I’m pretty damn jealous and pissed off. IT’S SO NOT FAIR!!!  Why am I living in this God forsaken frozen tundra??? What did I do to deserve this?

OK… I’m done now…

(Probably not.)

I am absolutely done with my cold weather clothes. I don’t want to look any any of them ever again. That sounds pretty harsh, I know. I think the problem is that I only bought a couple of things this past fall and I’ve worn them to death. I’m bored to tears with everything in my closet. Blergh. I’m trying to wear items that are somewhat spring-ish so I don’t throw myself off a bridge from closet boredom while still remaining warm. It’s a fine line.

J Crew Sailor Stripe Tee - Zara Navy Jacket - Coach Hobo Bag 2 J Crew Sailor Stripe Tee - Zara Navy Jacket - Coach Hobo Bag 3 J Crew Sailor Stripe Tee - Zara Navy Jacket - Coach Hobo Bag 1 J Crew Sailor Stripe Tee - Zara Navy Jacket - Coach Hobo Bag 4Wearing: Coat – Zara, Striped Tee – J. Crew (old), Denim – J. Crew Factory, Bag – Coach (old), Boots – Crown Vintage (old), Bracelet – Vintage, Necklace – Vintage, Lips – M.A.C. (Viva Glam I).

Thanks for stopping by and stay classy, my friends!

If You Don’t Own a Denim Jacket Yet, What Are You Waiting For?

If you have been following my blog for a while you know how much I love my denim jacket. I WEAR IT ALL THE TIME. I mean, duh. The reason why I wear it all the time is because it goes with (almost) everything. My favorite way to wear it is over a dress, instead of a cardigan. Sometimes a cardigan can look too prim and proper for the look I am trying to achieve. I know… Go ahead and gasp and clutch your pearls. A denim jacket provides the same coverage and warmth as a cardigan, but with less of a “stick up your butt-ness” feel.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown bat wings, and quite frankly don’t feel comfortable with bare arms. I barely ever go bare in public, and try to avoid it all costs. I can’t avoid it at yoga. I was feeling pretty good about myself until I decided to pop into warrior two and check out my form in the mirror. Holy good sweet Lord, was that a mistake. It was almost as bad as catching a glimpse of my nekkid self in the mirror, which is another thing I try to avoid at all costs.

But I digress…

So yeah…  The denim jacket. You need one. Below are some of my favorite denim jacket looks.

J Crew Denim Jacket - Maroon Tippi Sweater - Olive Pants 6Click here to see original post.

Denim Jacket - Vince Camuto OTK Boots - Plaid Scarf 3Click here to see original post.

J. Crew Denim Jacket - Striped Dress - New Balance Kicks 3 Click here to see original post.

J. Crew Striped Dress - Denim Jacket - Maroon Vans 5 Click here to see original post.

J. Crew Eyelet Dress - Nude Zara Heeled Sandals 3 Click here to see original post.

J. Crew Striped Shirt - Zara Heeled Sandal - Black Zara Pants 2 Click here to see original post.

Leopard Dress - Denim Jacket 7Click here to see original post.

Have I convinced you yet? Yes? Good. There are a lot of great options out there. Now, scoot! Go buy one.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and stay classy my friends!

 

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