Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.

Ageless Style Linkup: Hard to Style


Hi, welcome to the Ageless Style Linkup. The linkup runs the first Tuesday of each month and features 10 women over the age of 40 styling an outfit based on one theme, and, because we’re all so different, each theme interpretation is different. Each month, one of the co-hosts invites a guest co-host to join us for the linkup. Our goal is to show you that style is ageless…

This month’s theme is: “Wearing that hard to style piece” and was chosen by Jodie from Jodie’s Touch of Style. Our guest co-host, also chosen by Jodie, is Maria from Passion Fruit, Paws and Peonies.


Hard to Style {living outside the stacks}

I’ve had this dress in my closet since last summer. I bought it to wear on the beach in Florida, but I never got around to it. I knew when I bought it that I probably wouldn’t wear it on the streets of Albany, Georgia. The dress has spaghetti straps and I’m, well, busty. And going bra-less is not an option and I have yet to find a strapless bra that provides the industrial support that I need. However, I did think I’d be OK with a tie-neck swimsuit for support…

Anyway, I absolutely adore the hi-lo hem of the dress, so I didn’t want to get rid of it. And the print is so me. So I kept it. But wasn’t sure how I’d wear it. Then I started to notice that a lot of ladies were simply tossing pull-over sweaters over their summer dresses and calling it a day. So, taking my inspiration from them, I decided to give it a try…

Hard to Style {living outside the stacks}

I thought the jewelry added to the bohemian look and feel of my outfit…

Hard to Style {living outside the stacks}

These boots are – hands down – one of my favorite shoe purchases. They go with everything.

Hard to Style {living outside the stacks}

I should’ve taken a picture of the dress without the sweater but you can kinda see the skinny little non-supportive strap on my shoulder.

Hard to Style {living outside the stacks}

Sweater & Dress – Target | Necklace & Bracelets – Gifts | Bag – Sharif | Boots – Musse and Cloud


Ageless Style Linkup Badge #AgelessStyleLinkup #FashionBlogger #FashionOverForty To find out more about my co-hosts’ looks,  click on her name…

Daenel – Living Outside the Stacks blog, instagram, pinterest, twitter

Debbie – Fashion Fairy Dust bloglovin, blog, instagram, pinterest, facebook, twitter

Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots blog, instagram, facebook, pinterest, twitter, bloglovin

Jodie – Jodie’s Touch of Style blog, facebook, instagram, pinterest, bloglovin, twitter

Jonet – Fabulously Chic Over 50 blog, facebook, , instagram, pinterest, twitter

Kellyann – This Blonde’s Shopping Bag blog, instagram, bloglovin, twitter

Lisa – Coast to Coast blog, facebook, instagram, twitter, pinterest

Paula – Dimples on my What blog, facebook, pinterest, instagram, twitter

Shelly – The Queen in Between blog, instagram, bloglovin, pinterest, facebook


Maria {Passion Fruit Paws and Peonies}

Maria – Passion Fruit, Paws and Peonies: Elegance is Timeless

I’m so happy that Jodie chose Maria to be our guest co-host this month. I discovered her blog last month and was all oooooh, I love her style. So be sure to go check out Maria’s post to see how she styled her dress.


Linkup Guidelines:

    • Visit each of the co-hosts
    • Link to your actual post and not your blog’s homepage
    • Link back to the Ageless Style Linkup
    • Visit at least 2 other links
    • Leave a comment when you visit
    • Have fun

For more stylish inspiration, check out the following:

Where I co-host:

Ageless Style – First Tuesday of the Month

Style Imitating Art – Inspiration piece posted on Mondays with the round-up on Wednesdays; to see the prompt, click here

Now go play in your closet,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}





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