Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you had a peaceful introduction to 2018. We did. The Hubs, our youngest daughter, and I spent some time with our oldest daughter and her family and, wow, was it fun. We’re already talking about when we can see them again. The grandkids had us laughing at their antics. They even tried to teach The Hubs some new dance moves. 😳😂 You can see photos from our trip on Instagram, if you like.


So, this is the first Ageless Style Linkup of 2018.  Yay! I couldn’t be more excited. There are some exciting changes to announce, but first a little about the 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.

The changes:

This month, we’re welcoming two new ladies to the group: Kellyann of This Blonde’s Shopping Bag and Lisa of Classic Style by Lisa. You can find more about them by clicking the links below.

This year, we’re also introducing a different co-host to the linkup each month. This month’s theme and co-host were selected by Cathy V from Cathy V Style. Our guest co-host is Samantha from Fake Fabulous and the theme is “everything old is new.” You can find out more about Samantha below, please give her a warm welcome and definitely go check out her blog.


Ageless Style Linkup January {Living Outside the Stacks}

As a librarian, I own more than my fair share of cardigans, but the one thing I don’t own a lot of are blazers. I’ve tried to wear them but I always feel like a little kid playing dress up in them. I mean, I love the way blazers look on others but on me? Not so much. That being said, I will wear a faux leather blazer in a heartbeat. Why? Because they’re edgy and a bit bohemian – a look that’s well within my comfort zone.

Ageless Style Linkup January {Living Outside the Stacks}

I remember back in the day when everyone had a black leather jacket / blazer. Honestly, we looked like Fonzie had become our personal stylist. Then, one day, leather blazers / jackets became uncool. Now leather jackets are cool again. Especially faux ones in unexpected colors. The one I’m wearing is a beautiful wine color that I use as a neutral. It can be worn with anything. The ruffles are perfect for softening up hard denim looks, while the cut of the leather toughens up flowy dresses.

Ageless Style Linkup January {Living Outside the Stacks}

Ageless Style Linkup January {Living Outside the Stacks}

Ageless Style Linkup January {Living Outside the Stacks}

Ageless Style Linkup January {Living Outside the Stacks}

Earrings – Nickel & Suede | Faux Leather Blazer – Evine.com | White Tee – Amazon.com | Jeans – New York & Co. | Flats – Target

For size information: I’m 5’5″ and wear a size L in the faux blazer, 12 in jeans, and a size 8.5 in the shoes. I wear a medium in Nickel & Suede earrings.


Ageless Style Linkup Badge with Guest Co-Host

To find out more about my co~hosts’ looks,  click on her name…

Cathy – Cathy V Style blog, instagram, facebook, pinterest, twitter

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, twitter, bloglovin

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

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

Lisa – Classic Style by Lisa blog, facebook, instagram,

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

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


Samantha {Fake Fabulous}

Cathy chose Samantha of Fake Fabulous to be our first co-host because she loves “her sweet smile, her authenticity, love of color, and thoughtful content.”


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

Be sure to check them out for more fashion inspiration,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}