Fashion Over 40 | Daily Mom Style 04.23.14


Despite the fact that my first outfit involves boots, I feel like spring has finally arrived FOR GOOD here in PA. If the temps dip below freezing again, I might lose my ever-loving’ mind… what I have left of it, anyway. But we enjoyed a gorgeous weekend in Virginia for Easter, and the weather forecast here looks quite seasonable so I say, bring on spring!

The nice thing about this in-between weather is that it does allow the opportunity to layer. In the wintertime I’m so cold that I just want to wear bulky sweaters and boots, but in the summertime my outfit combinations become severely limited because I want to live in tank tops and shorts, so I love spring and fall because I have so many variations I can put together. Unfortunately, neither season lasts very long.

We did have a burst of cold weather last week and I took the opportunity to try pairing white jeans with boots and a long-sleeve sweater. I’ve always wanted to try that on for size (so to speak). By the weekend, it was 70 degrees and I was wearing a sleeveless dress! So my outfits are all over the map this week.

First, let me share a few great deals going on right now with my affiliate partners. If you’re looking to beef up your spring/summer wardrobe, here’s your chance!

LOFT: Today Only. 50% off Entire Purchase with code RUSH50. Shop from 4/23 12:01a EST – 4/23 11:59p EST

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GAP Sale Up to 60% Off. Starts 4/22. Ends 4/28. Restrictions apply.

Piperlime: 20% off your purchase at the Spring Fling Event. Starts 4/22. 3 days only. Use code FLING. Hurry, ends April 24. Restrictions apply.

Express: Save $15 off $30, $30 off $75 or $60 off $150 with code 1468. Valid 4/23 – 4/25.

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The Walking Company: Spring Sale! Save up to 40% on spring shoes, sandals and more!

Banana Republic: 35% off your purchase. Online Only. Today Only. Code: BRTODAY. Exclusions Apply.

(This post is not sponsored, however, most links are compensated affiliate links and a few items were provided as PR samples for review consideration.)

So movingrightalong….

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hunter tall gloss boots in red

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