On My Radar Lately

Happy Friday, friends!

I’ve rounded up some items to share with you that have hit my radar lately. All of these items are from ethically minded brands or artisans. I hope you enjoy my finds:

On my radar
  1.  All I want to wear are dresses and it seems as if my love for black has returned in full force. I’m in love with the simple chic style of this black dress from Everlane.
  2. I’m in need of a new summer hat. I don’t like to be out in the sun without one. It is incredibly hard for me to find a hat that fits because I have a pea head. This Panama hat from Cuyana comes in a bunch of sizes, so I’m inclined to think that they just may have a size small enough that will fit.
  3. These earrings from Rebecca Mir Grady are gorgeous! I have very, very, very sensitive ears and can’t wear anything other than gold or platinum or they will rot. Hence, why you have never seen me embrace the big earring trend. I’ve been looking for some bar type earrings in gold forever. I am totally smitten with these. (Dear husband – hint.)
  4.  I love the big gold buckle on these sandal from M.Gemi. Is is just me, or do they have a cool 70s vibe? The dark brown color really speaks to me, but they also come in black and nude.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

XOXO,

Ashley

It’s Pretty Basic, Really

Basics for the win again! Grab a few, mix and match, and VOILA… You have an outfit. When in doubt invest your money in good basics. Those are the work horses of your closet. The price per wear for this denim jacket is pennies at this point. Hands down it is the most worn item in my closet.

I too, am drawn to the crazy prints, totally ridiculous fabrics, and haute couture. I drool when I walk through Saks or Neiman Marcus. Hi Gucci. Hi IRO. Hi Chanel. Hi Stella. However, I realize that with my lifestyle, it is highly unlikely that I would ever wear any of those types of items enough to get my money’s worth. I’ll continue to put my money towards basics that I can wear over and over, because I’m a basic b*#$^.

how to wear a denim jacket with khaki chinos over 40 and not look boring, m gemi felize weekend casual look featuring a denim jacket and j crew khakis, J Crew signet bag, m gemi leopard felize loafers why you need a denim jacket in your life, SEE eyewear, 40 + style blogger, 40 + fashion blogger how to dress like a mom but not look boring, over 40 style blogger, over 40 fashion blogger casual fall weekend look, j crew sammie chinos, everlane tee, j crew signet bag, 40 + blogger everlane tee, m gemi felize loafers, j crew sammie chinos, casual weekend look, wearing basics over 40Wearing: Denim Jacket – J. Crew Factory (old), Chinos – J. Crew, Tee Shirt – Everlane, Bag – J. Crew, Shoes – M. Gemi.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great week.

XOXO,

Ashley

Transitioning to Fall in Olive Green Gingham

I love that gingham is a thing. This shirt makes me especially happy, because it is a dark olive green and the gingham checks are bigger than normal. The color works well with my coloring (yay!), and the larger than normal gingham check pattern adds a bit of interest.

This shirt has been great for early fall. It’s a nice weight cotton poplin so it’s breathable on those warmer fall days, and the color says “hey fall is coming…  let’s go get a pumpkin spice latte”. I foresee it being layered under blazers and sweaters as the temperatures drop.

 

j crew olive grren cotton gingham top, denim, m gemi ora flats in luggage, 40 + style blogger over 40 blogger, over 40 fashion blogger, j crew olive grren cotton gingham top, deep wine signet bag, denim, m gemi ora flats in luggage, casual fall look featuring a j crew olive green gingham top and m gemi ora flats, 40 + blogger, Detroit blogger, easy fall look olive green and maroon, j crew gingham top, over 40 style blogger, over 40 fashion blogger, Detroit blogger

Wearing: Shirt – J. Crew, Denim – J. Crew, Bag – J. Crew, Shoes – M. Gemi, Tassel Necklace – J. Crew, Sunnies – Dolce & Gabbana (old).

 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great week.

XOXO,

Ashley