Daily Mom Style 04.24.13

Fashion Over 40 #OOTD

Where, oh where did my pretty spring go???? Where, oh where could it beeeeeee????

It’s been sooo coooold this week in Philly, but I am determined that my boots and winter coats are in hibernation until at least September so I’ve been doing the best I can to dress for spring without freezing my tuchus.

Did you know that tuchus is actually word? If you speak Yiddish, anyway. But it’s spelled toches. I figured no one would get that if I spelled it that way so I went for one of the alternatives. Yes, I look these things up. I can’t stand misspellings and grammatical errors — even when they’re slang. And that is why it takes me an age to write a blog post. That and the OCD that causes me to proof every post 110 times. And, you know, every ding that signals a new email or Facebook message or Twitter reply . . . Yes, I do believe in adult onset ADHD. But that’s a post for another time. Back to Daily Mom Style . . .

Day 1

This 3/4-sleeve banded waist top is great for this in-between weather. The material is lightweight, but it has some coverage for these chilly spring days. I paired it with a medium-wash denim skinny jean and wore silver ballet flats. Simple silver jewelry is all this casual outfit needed. I can’t remember where I wore this, but I must have been going somewhere since I was carrying my purse.

Bold Stripes #OOTD

Day 2

Same skinny jeans, this time with a coral sweater. Again with the 3/4-length sleeves for the in-between weather. I tried on my yellow ballet flats with the sweater because my friend Grace suggested pairing them with orange or coral. Initially I couldn’t see it, but when I tried it on, I discovered I really liked the combination of these two bright colors.

How to Wear Coral and Yellow #OOTD

I’m wearing earrings and necklace from Studio Jewel and a green and coral bracelet that was a gift from JanMary Designs.

Day 3

This is the outfit I wore into Philly on Friday, the night before the Type A Advanced conference. I just threw on my faithful red skinnies and this black top because I knew I’d just be hanging out and going out to eat. My friend Kelly snapped this picture on my iPhone on our way to dinner.

How to Wear Red Jeans

Day 4

I liked the coral/yellow combo so much that I tried it again on Saturday at the conference.

What to Wear to a Blogging Conference

This Double Bead Cardigan in Pomegranate from Banana Republic is really cute, and I got a ton of compliments on it. I chose to wear my darker, dressier jeans since I was going to be presenting.

Once again, I wore my circle necklace and earrings from Studio Jewel. And I totally airbrushed this close-up with PicMonkey. It’s kind of addicting, that program. To think I looked this young once . . .

Thanks to my conference roomie Sherry for taking all these photos of my outfit!! I wish she lived next door!

Here’s a shot of Amy and me before our Pinterest presentation. It went really well, and I was so honored to be c0-speaking with one of my blogging heros.

Day 5

I wore this outfit to church on Sunday. Yes, I said church. I don’t usually dress this casually for church, but I knew I’d be spending the entire morning in the nursery so I didn’t bother to get too gussied up. This orange and pink striped peasant tee is a recent LOFT purchase, but it was too cold to wear it without a sweater so I pulled out this old hooded cardi because it’s almost the same pink that is in the shirt. These are my oldest and most loved jeans. They’re really a size too small but I still squeeze into them sometimes because I love the straight-leg style and the casual wash.

Day 6

Finally, in the interest of keeping it real, I took this picture on Monday.

I had to make an emergency endodontist appointment because the temporary filling from my root canal last week fell out over the weekend and I was in extreme pain. I actually went to the appointment in my running clothes (it was shower or run; I didn’t have time to do both before my appointment, and I chose to log 4 miles and go in all my sweaty glory to see the doctor.) I came home and showered and decided there was no reason to get all dressed up to sit at home all day when I’d already been seen at my worst, so I put on my favorite yoga pants and this red half-zip.

My tooth was STILL hurting on Tuesday and I actually wore the same outfit again for yet another appointment with my friendly endodontist.

And yes, those are slippers. So sue me.

For more fashion-over-40 inspiration, check out all of my Daily Mom Style posts.

I’m linking up with:

What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy  Monday Mingle Fashion Carnival

Comments

  1. Lee Ann says

    I love your bright colors! No Spring here either in northern Ohio. One day is in the 80s, and the next in the 40s with snow showers. Ugh! I never know how to dress.

  2. says

    I LOVE that cardigan from Banana Republic. How adorable!

    I’ve been trying to get more use out of my (thrift store) bright orange patent-snakeskin flats this spring. I really like them with hot pink on top! Orange is a neutral, right? ;)

  3. says

    Really enjoy following your blog; you have great style. My favorite from this post is that Banana Republic sweater and I love how you creatively matched it with the neon yellow shoes.

  4. Trish says

    So inspired by your cute day 5 t-shirt, I looked up LOFT on the net and discovered they ship to Australia! So I have ordered one! Looking forward to receiving in 6-10 working days…..

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