A Summer Look ~ Ageless Style Linkup 8 comments


Daenel T {living outside the stacks} Ageless Style Favorite Summer Look

Hi, everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely day. So far things are great on my end. I was recently invited by my friend, Jennie from A Pocketful of Polka Dots to join her and a fabulous group of ladies for the Ageless Style Linkup. The theme for this month is “A Summer Look”. As much as I love summer, this was a hard look for me to style because, well, my favorite style season is fall, so I don’t have a lot of summer clothes. I usually wear a lot of skirts, tees, and boots. Yes, boots. I’m a boot girl. No matter what the season.

Anyway, I went digging through my closet to see what I could find and this is it…

Ageless Style Favorite Summer Look {living outside the stacks}

I’m a big fan of gauzy fabrics during the summer. I absolutely hate to iron, so anything that allows me to wear wrinkles as a fashion statement is a big ol’ win in my book. I also like the loose fit of this top: I don’t have to suck in and I don’t have to worry about the fabric clinging to my skin. There’s nothing worse than constantly tugging at my clothes because I’m uncomfortable and feeling all sweaty and disgusting, ya know?

Ageless Style Favorite Summer Look {living outside the stacks}

Shorts are a new look for me. Honestly, I haven’t worn shorts in years. Short story: when my youngest daughter {who is now 19} was about 4 years old, I took her shopping with me for a semi~formal dress for an event at work. As I was admiring myself in a pretty little flapperesque number {imagine fringe, gold embroidery, black lace, etc.}, she looked up at me with her beautiful brown eyes and said: “Mommy, the back of your knees look like a video game.” And then proceeded to trace her fingers along the veins on the backs of my legs. Well, that ended that. And I stopped wearing shorts and kept my skirts at back~of~knee~covering length. Yeah, my kid totally crushed me.

Ageless Style Favorite Summer Look {living outside the stacks}

Then I moved to Georgia. Y’all, it’s hot here. And, you know what? I’m 43. I cannot allow myself to be negatively influenced by a four~year~old, who is, by the way, partially responsible for all those lines on the backs of my legs, my hips, my belly, and my boobs. So whatevs, Kid! And, truth be told, I have pretty nice legs. *sticks tongue out at kid because that’s a totally mature mom thing to do*

I went back and forth on what shoes to wear: clogs or platform sandals. I ended up choosing the clogs because The Hubs and I were going to Americus to do some antiquing and I wanted to be comfortable. I’m not sure if I’ll be adding any more shorts to my wardrobe {these are the only pair I own}, but I do know I’ll be wearing this pair throughout the summer.

Outfit Details:

Blouse – Old

Earrings – QVC

Necklace, Bangles, and Shorts – Target

Clogs – Old Navy

The Ageless Style Ladies

Seven ladies, forty and over, show you that style doesn’t have an age limit. A themed linkup takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. This month’s theme is: “A Summer Look.”

Tania {50 is not old}

Tania {50 is not old}

Tania’s shift dress is everything! So flowy and cool looking. And the jewelry? Seriously fabulous!

Debbie {fashion fairy dust}

Debbie {fashion fairy dust}

Love love love Debbie’s look. So free spirited and eclectic. Honestly, that maxi cardi is to die for!

Yvonne {funky forty}

Yvonne {funky forty}

Seriously, how fabulous is Yvonne’s outfit? I love how the chambray shirt gives the striped skirt and pumps a bit of edge.

Alice {happiness at mid life}

Alice {happiness at mid life} favorite summer look

Love love love the print on Alice’s dress. The pops of brown against the navy with beige from the hat and sandal embellishments just scream summer.

Carmen {high latitude style}

Carmen {high latitude style}

Seriously, what’s more summer than Carmen’s florals? The gray jacket is an unexpected pairing but perfect for dealing with the AC.

Daenel T. {living outside the stacks}

Daenel T {living outside the stacks}

Anna {mrs. american made}

Anna {mrs american made}

What fun prints/colors on Anna’s dress! I love the addition of the black accessories. And, yep, I’m eyeing that cardigan. It’s another way to fight the cool air when indoors.

Jennie {a pocketful of polka dots}

Jennie {a pocketful of polka dots} favorite summer look

Jennie is like walking sunshine! Love that bold shade of yellow with her hair color. And Converse for the win!

Shelly {the queen in between}

Shelly {the queen in between} favorite summer look

Such a classic shorts look with the Americana theme. I never even thought of pairing my shorts with a blazer. Love it. Hmmmm…. Getting an idea. Thanks, Shelly.

The Ageless Style Linkup

Ageless Style Linkup (favorite summer look)

Linkup Guidelines:

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Be sure to check them out for more fashion inspiration,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

 

 

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  • Gosh, I never realized I’ve never “seen” you in shorts before! You DO have amazing legs! Flaunt those things! 😉

    • LOL That kid totally ruined everything for me. Sometimes their honesty is brutal.

  • If I had legs like yours, I’d be willing to wear shorts out in public. With my chubby/lumpy thighs, I only wear shorts at home, and even then, they are Bermuda length. Love the breezy white top you’re wearing!

    • Thank you, that top is one that doesn’t make nearly enough appearances.

  • Debbie Stinedurf

    You seriously do have some smokin’ hot legs my friend! And how funny that I’ve always been slightly self conscious about a big batch of spider veins on my right knee caused by a car accident/surgery when I was a teen…why was I self conscious? Because my 5 year old (now 26 year old) one day said, “Mommy what are those weird blue squiggly things all over your leg?” Damn kids…lol! I’ve since gotten over it and I’m glad you did too because you look super fabulous in this outfit!
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

    • Kids are the absolute worst! I mean, we love them and all, but seriously? LOL

  • You look great in shorts, so I am glad you pulled these out and let go of past memories. Your top is very pretty and looks so comfortable and perfect for hot weather. I really liked the walking sunshine statement – thank you! Also, as far as Shelly’s look – I love it, too. This has become one of my new favorite kind of looks for summer, as I have been on a mission of late to add more colorful blazers to my wardrobe. I have built up quite the collection, but I am still really wanting a yellow one. So glad you have joined our little group! 🙂

    • Thank you again for the invite. This will definitely challenge me to shop my closet, remix things, and take more pictures. I think the one item I really need to add to my wardrobe is a pretty blouse. I have a lot of tunics and tops but no “real” blouses. You know, the pretty dainty types…