Disclaimer: I was provided with the Bermuda Shorts courtesy of Ethyl Clothing in exchange for a review. I was also invited to become an affiliate. If you make a purchase using the link, I will earn a commission. Rest assured, this arrangement did not influence my opinion at all.


Gingham Top White Bermuda Shorts Shorts and Black Earth Sandals #AgelessStyle {living outside the stacks}

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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: “Whiteout” and was chosen by Paula of Dimples On My What. The guest co-host, also selected by Paula, is Dawn from Dawned On Me.


Gingham Top White Bermuda Shorts Shorts and Black Earth Sandals #AgelessStyle {living outside the stacks}

If there is one color that I rarely wear, it has to be white. I talked about why I don’t wear white tops here, but the reason I don’t wear white bottoms is, well, pretty much the same reason. Add to that the fact that I carry most of my weight in my middle, and I just avoid solid white at all costs. That being said, I knew that this month’s theme involved some aspect of white clothing, so I decided to pair my gingham top {which I’ve worn before here} with white Bermuda shorts from Ethyl Clothing.

Gingham Top White Bermuda Shorts Shorts and Black Earth Sandals #AgelessStyle {living outside the stacks}

I’m totally blaming the purchase of this gingham top on Kellyann of This Blonde’s Shopping Bag. She must have something gingham in every color of the rainbow! And she always looks so darned cute and summery, so… I saw this little off-the-shoulder number at Walmart and scooped it up. I like that it’s long enough that I can belt it {if I were ever so inclined} or do a half tuck.

As for the earrings, I happened to be in Walgreens waiting on a prescription when I wandered over to the jewelry stand. Yes! I ended up getting the turquoise and burnt orange colors. I just thought they were super cute. The tassel necklace was a fun Target find.

Gingham Top White Bermuda Shorts Shorts and Black Earth Sandals #AgelessStyle {living outside the stacks}

Like I said, I’m not a big fan of white on my bottom half, but part of the Ageless Style challenge is stepping outside of my comfort zone, so… I adore these shorts. They’re incredibly comfortable because of the pull-on style and the material is stretchy without being shapeless. I wore them all day long without them bagging. And not once did I have to do “The Pull-Up Shimmy”. That being said, the material is opaque, so you want to wear flesh colored underwear. As for sizing, Ethyl Clothing is vanity sized, so go down one size from your normal size.

Gingham Top White Bermuda Shorts Shorts and Black Earth Sandals #AgelessStyle {living outside the stacks}

Gingham Top White Bermuda Shorts Shorts and Black Earth Sandals #AgelessStyle {living outside the stacks}

Blouse – Walmart | Earrings – Walgreens | Necklace – Target | Bermuda Shorts – The Amelia – Halibut | Sandals – Earth for QVC


Ethyl Clothing was formed in Seattle WA by Kathy and Alan Shultz and they still design the line. They create a beautiful missy fit line that is vanity sized. The clothing is sized one size larger than a standard fit.


Dawn {Dawned On Me}

Please say “hi” to Dawn from Dawned On Me. Dawn is  former television newscaster and a mom to 2 boys and 1 huge Saint Bernard.  Her husband, Bill, “flies for Delta and moonlights as her photographer.”

Don’t you just love her embroidered dress? I think it’s absolutely stunning! And don’t get me started on that bag. swoon Head on over to her blog for all of the details. Hint: Dawn is showcasing 2 additional looks at her blog.

You can follow her here:





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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


Join Us for Style Imitating Art {living outside the stacks}

Next week’s Style Imitating Art selection was chosen by me. Check it out here and, please feel free to join us!


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

Now go play in your closet,

  • Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}



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