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What to Wear Over 40–Fourth of July BBQ

Diane von FurstenbergThe event:  A backyard barbecue, a picnic and outdoor concert or a company picnic

The outfits: 

Option #1–go casual but nice in shorts and a great top, this combo is from Diane von Furstenberg (dvf.com), pair it with casual flat sandals (Nine West at Piperlime.com) and simple silver jewelry (Tiffany.com): (more…)

What to Wear Over 40–Polished Summer Skirt

burberry-at-nordstrom7The event:  A busy summer day; meetings, errands and then dinner out

The outfit:  A smashing Burberry skirt–on sale! (Nordstrom.com) (more…)

What to Wear Over 40–Summer in the City

ann-taylor-white-oragami-blouseThe event:  A hot summer day at the office

The outfit:  Graphic black and white will have you looking cool no matter how hot the weather. Black pencil skirt  and crisp white blouse (Ann Taylor.com), classy medium heeled sandals (Cole Haan at Nordstrom.com) and cool silver jewlery (Argento Viva at Nordstrom.com (more…)

What to Wear Over 40–Dinner and a Movie

adam-at-bluefly The event:  A mid-week outing for a casual dinner and  movie

The outfit:  Black straight leg jeans (Ralph Lauren.com) and a cute blazer  (Adam at Bluefly.com) to brave the airconditioning. Throw a white T or cami under the jacket. Flat sandals (Jack Rogers at Piperlim.com) and fun earrings (Ralph Lauren at Nordstrom.com) finish it off (more…)

What to Wear Over 40–Summer Cocktail Party

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The event:  An outdoor cocktail party

The outfit:  A cool, sophisticated, not-too-bare top, drapey full trousers (available at Ann Taylor.com) and to dress things up a bit, gold accessories (shoes at Ann Taylor.com, Kate Spade earrings, bangle bracelet available at Nordstrom.com) (more…)

Project MyWay #23–Pink Silk Shirt

pmw23-280So, I was copying the picture of the shirt I pulled out of a magazine, (it’s actually a jumpsuit, but I love the top part) and I started with the kimono type sleeve, like in the photograph–what was I thinking?!? I already have the shoulders of a full-back and those sleeves made me look like I was about to take flight! (more…)

Project MyWay #21–Yellow Balmacaan Coat

280Of course I had my heart set on a Balmacaan raincoat at a time when there are almost zero raglan sleeved coat patterns available. Luckily, Simplicity 2858 was pretty close to what I wanted and I didn’t have to fuss around with it too much. I love how it turned out. (more…)