Fashion Over 40 | Daily Mom Style 07.23.14

We made it! I’m blogging from Maine! Yes, I’m even posting Daily Mom Style from Maine. I’m certifiable. I don’t have many, and the ones I have aren’t very inventive as I was traveling during most of the past week. But I suppose that’s the point of posting daily pictures. Some weeks just aren’t that exciting.

If you’re new here, this post isn’t a good example of my typical “What I Wore” posts. I try to have more variety than this, but I was traveling and I wore a lot of the same pieces. You can see all my Daily Mom Style posts for more of my over 40 fashion and summer style inspiration.

“Family Dinner Out” Outfit

Before we left for vacation, I wore this outfit to go to my son’s rock band performance and then out to dinner with my family. Both the top and shorts I recently picked up on big sales. The top is no longer available, although White House Black Market still has a lot of sale items to choose from.

purple with black

casual date night outfit


What I Wore: plum top, White House Black Market // City Shorts, Ann Taylor // Marc by Marc Jacobs Small Classic Q Shopper in Warm Zinc, discontinued color {current colors} // necklace, Stitch Fix // bracelet stack: Kate Spade bangle, C. Wonder star bangle, Chrysalis expandable charm bracelet // Pietra II FitFlops

Road Trip Outfit

When I was on my way to the Color Run on Saturday morning, I got word from my uncle that he had scored us 5 box seats at the Red Sox game along with a stadium tour before the game. That meant we had to quickly adjust our travel plans, which were originally to leave on Sunday morning and stop in Rhode Island to see friends on our way to Maine. We were thrilled, of course, but we knew if we were going to make it to the game, we had to pack and leave on Saturday night. No worries, this is how we roll.

I texted my husband to notify him of the change in plans, I participated in The Color Run and performed my duties as an ambassador for Shout (more on that to come…. SO FUN!) and then hurried home and started packing for two weeks in New England. We were on the road by 3:30 in the afternoon! CRAZY!!!

Want a sneak peek of my Color Run craziness? Take a look.


So. Much. Fun.

Anyway, moving right along…. I wore this outfit traveling on Saturday afternoon… 

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5 Secrets To Perk Up Your Peepers #BeautyBuzz

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While I’m in Maine, my friend Corine agreed to step in for me and take on #BeautyBuzz this week. Corine is the beauty and the brains behind the lifestyle blog, Complicated Mama. She’s also a mom of three littles and a confessed shopaholic, so you can see why we can relate! She’s going to share her… 

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Summer Vacation in Cape May #FamilyTravelDiaries


It’s been a few weeks since we went to Cape May, and we’re already onto our next family vacation, but I don’t want to forget to tell you about it! We had a great time and truly got to relax. This trip was 100% unsponsored family time, and we had a blast. In fact, I… 

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Introducing Fresh Guard™ for Dental Appliances

fresh guard

They say “a smile is the prettiest thing you can wear” but we all know that if a smile isn’t fresh and clean, well, it isn’t so pretty. A few years ago I put myself in Invisalign removable braces. I wore braces as a teenager but I never wore my retainer as I should, and… 

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Real Food Recipe Roundup Week 16

Real Food Recipes Weekly Meal Plan

Welcome to the Real Food Recipe Roundup, a collaboration between Musings of a Housewife and Sassy Moms in the City! Alison and I are both passionate about feeding our families real food so we’ve partnered up to share our weekly meal plans, and we would love for you to join us! The linkup is here this week so feel free to link up a recent healthy recipe or… 

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Coffee Talk #OldSchoolBlogging


I’m up bright and early this morning to join Shout at The Color Run! Okay, when am I not up early, but I was up super early today. My alarm went off at 5:15. OUCH. This should be so much fun. I’ve got my team of 10 ready to go. It’s a great mix. Some… 

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Summertime Family Room Makeover


This post is so long overdue. I started working on updating my summer decor months ago, but it was a slow process. I have finally finished, and just last week (yes, I am DEAD SERIOUS) put the last of the holiday decorations in the attic. In my defense, the decorations were not still on display,… 

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How to Accessorize a LBD for Summer #FashionFriday

Accessorize LBD with Pastels

A little black dress, or LBD for short. Every lady has one. Or she should. But in the summertime, black can feel a bit heavy. I’ve had a reader request for a post on how to accessorize a little black dress for summer, and since summer is half over, I figured I better get on it!… 

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2014 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Starts Friday!


You guys. The 2014 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public tomorrow, and they have all their new fall merchandise discounted for one week only! This is the time to start thinking about back-to-school shopping and your fall wardrobe staples. Hey, don’t shoot the messenger! I’m not anymore ready for fall than the next person,… 

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Rockfish with Lemon Butter & Sage


One of my new favorite fishes is rockfish. It’s a nice, mild white fish that is just dense enough to hold up to the broiler without falling apart. I try to stay away from tilapia and other farmed fishes, so wild caught rockfish is a great alternative. I discovered rockfish when shopping for salmon at… 

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Ivy Kids: A Subscription Box Service for Kids!


Summer used to be my favorite time of year, or at least my laziest. I love the warmth of the sun, the long days, sitting by the pool… but now that my kids are older and I’m trying to fit in about 35 hours a week of work, summertime has become my most challenging time of… 

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Fashion Over 40 | Daily Mom Style 07.16.14


And here we are again! It’s been a roller coaster of a week around here including a few whirlwind days spent at the beach. I didn’t get any photos of my outfits there, but I will probably duplicate them over the next few weeks. We brought our fancy camera and I only got it out once,… 

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Quick & Easy Summer Makeup Tip: Eyeshadow Pencil


I’ve discovered a new makeup trick for making my mourning routine even faster — eyeshadow pencil! I have always been a bit scared of cream eye shadows, I don’t know why, but powder works just fine and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it is my motto. But I recently received this Champagne Eye Shadow Pencil… 

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RocksBox Review and Unboxing


I love trying new jewelry and adding new pieces to my collection, but I have to admit that I’ve become a bit overwhelmed with the sheer amount of jewelry I’ve acquired in the past few years, especially since doing Daily Mom Style posts and wanting more variety in my wardrobe. Most of my choices have turned out… 

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Real Food Recipes Roundup Week 15

real food recipes

Welcome to the Real Food Recipe Roundup, a collaboration between Musings of a Housewife and Sassy Moms in the City! Alison and I are both passionate about feeding our families real food so we’ve partnered up to share our weekly meal plans, and we would love for you to join us! You can use the Inlinkz widget below to link up a recent healthy recipe or meal plan… 

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