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Heyyyyy, I’m in a really good mood right now. Today is my Thursday and I am so ready for the weekend. Not that I have anything planned, it’s just that I get to kick back and relax. These 10-hour days ain’t no joke. I’m usually in bed around 10 or 11, but with our summer schedule, I’m in the bed by 8:30 or 9. Which means that I wake up early and can’t go back to sleep. It’s a cycle. LOL


Welcome to Ageless Style! Ageless Style is a monthly link-up hosted by eight beautiful women of a certain age who want to show you that style is ageless. Originally hosted by Carrie of A Simple Lovely Life, she has regained the reigns after a bit of a hiatus. The rest of us responded to a call for cohosts and the rest is, as they say, history. Each month, one of us picks a theme and then we all create an outfit based on that theme. Keep reading to find out more about the other bloggers and to link up your style posts.


This month’s theme, “Summer Brights,” was selected by Jamie. While it’s not officially summer yet, it certainly feels like it here in Louisiana. There are days when I feel like everything is about to melt off me. And that’s saying a lot because it usually takes a lot for me to get hot.


I’m typically not a bright color person, which is funny since I grew up living in neons and bold prints, so this challenge was a bit of a struggle for me. In the end, I opted for this citrus orange sleeveless top with this incredible gold embroidery. Y’all know my love for all things embroidered. Because I wore this outfit to work, I chose to wear a gold cami underneath to keep things safe. However, if I were going out with The Hubs, I’d definitely go a little sexy and omit the cami.

To keep the focus on the top, I wore my trusty olive cropped pants. Whenever I’m not sure what to wear one of my tops with, I grab these crops because olive goes with everything and these pants are a sturdy twill fabric that can be dressed up or down.

Lastly, to keep things a little unexpected, I added my favorite neutral – LEOPARD!

While this top doesn’t really need jewelry, I still chose to wear a few of my favorite pieces: matte gold leather earrings and tons of bracelets.


Do you wear bright colors? Are you a cropped pants fan? 


Amy – Amy’s Creative Pursuits

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Cammi – My Happy Place

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Carrie – A Simple Lovely Life

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Daenel – Living Outside the Stacks

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Jamie – No Delusions of Grandeur

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Jodie – Jodie’s Touch of Style 

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Leslie – Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After

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Mireille – Chez Mireille Fashion Travel Mom

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Embroidered Top – Similar | Jewelry – Similar | Cropped Pants – Similar | Leopard Flats – Similar 

Need some style inspiration? Check out my Pinterest board here.

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We’d love to have you linkup with us. Please visit the cohosts and leave them some comment love. I’m sure other linkup participants would appreciate a visit too.

Now go play in your closet,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}





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Where I Co-host

  • Ageless Style – Eight women show that style is ageless. Third Thursday of the month.
  • Fab Forties – Six bloggers, over the age of forty, show they’re still fabulously fashionable. First Monday of the month.
  • Style Imitating Art – Style inspired by pieces of art. Every other week.

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