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!

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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.

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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….

What I Wore This Week

Here I am wearing my white jeans (DL 1961 Angel Ankle Skinnies) with cognac boots… 

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Fashion Over 40 | Daily Mom Style 04.02.14


I feel like this post could be about three separate posts. In fact, it probably should be. I never know if it’s better to create several smaller posts or one huge one when I’m experimenting with new outfits. But I definitely have A LOT to share this week! NEW Boyfriend Jeans I already posted on… 

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DIY Ikat Easter Eggs {Guest Post}


No, it’s not an April Fool’s Day joke, I really am posting a craft today! I’m actually swapping blogs with my friend Kristin from Bon Bon Rose Girls. I’ll be over on her site today sharing my new Strawberry Donuts recipe, and she is sharing a fun springtime craft — DIY Ikat Easter Eggs! Please… 

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I think I found my new spring uniform.

boyfriend jeans

Last year I would have told you that boyfriend jeans weren’t on my radar. I even wrote a post, How to Wear Boyfriend Jeans, and said that I didn’t think I could pull them off. But the more I see my fashionable blogger friends sporting the boyfriends, the more I think that maybe, JUST MAYBE… 

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Cottage Cheese Spinach Dip #DaisyDifference


The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Daisy Cottage Cheese. Spinach dip is one of my favorite party snacks, but I haven’t enjoyed it in YEARS because it uses those nasty chemical-laden packets of ranch-flavored salad dressing mix. Who KNOWS what’s in those packets? For some reason, it never occurred to… 

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Weekly Menu Plan 03.30.14 #REALFOODRECIPIES


I’m really excited to announce that this is the LAST WEEK of the Gluten-Free Weekly Meal Plan and Recipe Roundup. Starting next week, I’ll be partnering with Alison from Sassy Moms in the City and we are expanding the link up to include all recipes based on real, whole foods. Alison and I will be alternating… 

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The Family Traveler’s Handbook #GIVEAWAY


I’m really excited to share a new book by my friend Mara Gorman, also the voice behind the blog, The Mother of all Trips. I met Mara at a family travel conference a couple of years ago and discovered that she’s practically my neighbor. She lives in Delaware, and she has been traveling with her… 

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Stylish Comfort Sandals at The Walking Company

dansko sophie

I know, this is my second fashion post today. It’s a two-fer!!! I’ve already been looking around at sandals for summer. I need comfort, but I don’t want to sacrifice cute. I’m totally crushing on the Sophie by Dansko. LOOK how cute, and look at all the fun colors. Unfortunately those aren’t on sale, but… 

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Shorts for Moms #FashionFriday


I’ve been known to say on more than one occasion that my time for wearing shorts has come and gone and that ship had long sailed. I was pretty content living in bermuda shorts and capris in the summer months and figured my thighs would probably never again see the light of day, and I… 

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Introducing Sarah Jessica Parker for Hallmark

SJP for Hallmark

I’ve been a letter writer since I could form words on paper. I was always the first to return a Thank You note after a birthday or holiday. When I was in junior high and high school, I constantly wrote notes to my friends. In college, I wrote prolific letters to my family and high… 

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LOFT Friends & Family 40% OFF thru 4/1/14


Happy spring! Guess what? Starting TODAY, LOFT is running their Friends & Family Sale and you can get 40% off your entire purchase with Promo Code FRIENDS2. This is the PERFECT time to stock up on some spring essentials. I have my eye on this Lace Applique Tee — PERFECT for pairing with pastel colored jeans or shorts. Or… 

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Easter Outfits for Tweens & Teens

easter outfit square featured

Easter is late this year, so I have only just begun thinking about Easter outfits for my kids. I often shop at the Gap, but this year I’ve been underwhelmed with the offerings, particularly in the Girls department. I love my new discovery, P.S. from Aeropostale for casual kids clothes, but I didn’t find much… 

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Fashion Over 40 | Daily Mom Style 03.26.14


Winter has come and gone and come back again in the past week! I think I have weather whiplash. And for some reason, I have a SLEW of photos so grab a cup of coffee. This may take a while. This was last week when it was still cold. I wore this striped tee with… 

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#ImBornTo Shop | Curate for a Cause

ImBornTo Shop

That I love to shop will surprise no one, I’m sure. I often say that my happy place is the mall. But my newest happy place is eBay because I’m finding fabulous BRAND NEW brand name and designer clothes, handbags, shoes and accessories for a fraction of the retail cost.

Easy Chocolate & Peanut Butter Shooters


Hi, it’s Colleen, and today I have a sweet treat for you! I don’t know what it is, but the combination of chocolate and peanut butter gets so many of us excited…am I right?  I mean, chocolate on its own is wonderful!  Peanut butter on its own is delicious too – but put those two together and something irresistibly magical happens! For this recipe, I… 

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