Floral Dress Brown Skirt and Brown Wedges {living outside the stacks}

I’m not really what you’d call a fashion or style blogger, I’m more of a “so this morning I was thinking about this or that and I decided to write about it blogger”, so I was thrilled beyond belief when Jennie from A Pocketful of Polka Dots asked me to join her and the rest of the Fab 40s ladies for this month’s challenge: Bohemian.
Floral Dress Brown Skirt and Brown Wedges {living outside the stacks} Fab 40s
My personal style definitely leans towards the eclectic. I grew up in Italy and have lived all over the United States, so my fashion sense reflects those influences. I like a lot of color in muted tones and patterns – oh my word – I love patterns.
When Jennie told me about this month’s theme I wasn’t sure which way to go: should I go bohemian neutral (flowy top, faded jeans, and funky sandals) or bohemian bold (rich colors with funky sandals). I chose bohemian bold.
Floral Dress Brown Skirt and Brown Wedges {living outside the stacks}
Floral Dress Brown Skirt and Brown Wedges {living outside the stacks}
Floral Dress Brown Skirt and Brown Wedges {living outside the stacks}
I purchased this dress at Target a few weeks ago for $4.95. Kid. You. Not. At first I was torn, is it a dress or is it a tunic? The receipt said “dress”, my comfort level said “tunic”. Now what to pair it with? Conventional wisdom would say keep the bottoms skinny and dark, but I’m not conventional. I paired the dress with a multi-layered skirt that I thrifted many years ago. I like how it creates a petticoat look.
I kept my jewelry to a minimum because the dress has so much going on. The colors in my necklace don’t necessarily match the dress {I’m not a big matchy-matchy person} but it does go with, which I love.
 Last, but not least, the shoes are just plain fun. I mean, who doesn’t love a wedge? It gives the height and sass without the fear of falling.
Thank you again for inviting me to join you all. I look forward to seeing your interpretations of the theme.


The Fab 40’s are an international group of lady bloggers who share a love for fashion. The purpose of the group is to show that being 40+ doesn’t mean you have to be dowdy or frumpy; you can be fabulous! 
Each month, the ladies pick a theme and then interpret it in their own way. And you can bet with such a diverse group of ladies, you’re going to get some very different ideas…

Jennie {A Pocketful of Polka Dots}

Jennie {pocketful of polka dots}

Outfit Details:

Kimono – c/o Cold Water Creek
Dress – Vivid Collection of NY
Necklace, Bracelets, Sunnies – Charming Charlie
Shoes – Lucky Brand

Jennie selected this month’s boho theme. I love the printed kimono layered over the cream dress.  And the tousled hair. And, ummm, look at those shoes. You guys know I’m a shoe girl!

Mary {Curly Byrdie Chirps}

Mary Byrd {curly byrdie chirps}

Outfit Details:

Dress – She In
Shoes – Ralph Lauren Carsons
Bag – Relic, Kohls
Necklace  – Jcpenny
Hat – H&M

Mary’s dress is gorgeous! Love the the vivid blue color paired with muted golds and browns. And that hat! Love it. Of course, I have to comment on those wedges: LOVE!!

Sam {Fake Fabulous}

Sam {fake fabulous}

Outfit Details:

Cardigan – H&M
Top – Unknown
Necklaces – Various Gifts/Charity Shops
Skirt – Primark
Bag – Topshop
Shoes – Clarks

Love love love all of Sam’s layers, from the fabric to the jewelry. I just adore the eclecticism. The color play is so fun with the pops of turquoise against the dark teals.

Diane {fashion on the 4th floor}

Diane {fashion on the 4th floor}

Outfit Details:

Top – T Bags Los Angeles
Flares – Express
Clutch – Express
Ring – The Beadery on Main (yes, my hometown of Stillwater, Oklahoma)
Necklaces – Urban Outfitters & Free People
Wedges:  Old Navy
Don’t you just love Diane’s take on boho? So chic. That bag is eye catching, is it not? And I’m a sucker for flare leg jeans. Last, but not least, how much time did you spend just staring at that bag?

Dawn Lucy {Fashion Should Be Fun}

Dawn Lucy {fashion should be fun}

Outfit Details:

Blouse – Free People
Jeans – Old Navy
Clogs – Zigi Soho
Bag – Carlos Santana
Jewelry – Michal Golan, Salt California, Lucky Brand, & vintage

Have I ever mentioned how much I love shoes? OK, then let me declare it loud and proud right now: I LOVE SHOES and I LOVE Dawn Lucy’s clogs. Fabulous! I’m also digging those cropped jeans. Such a fun look. I should note, this is Dawn Lucy’s last post with the Fab 40s, hopefully, she’ll be starting a Fab 50s group soon. Happy Birthday, Dawn Lucy!

Ann {Kremb de la Kremb}

Ann Krembs {kremb de la kremb}

Outfit Details:

Sunnies – Beach stall in Boracay
Earrings – Amrapali, India
Bag – DIY (one of the most difficult DIYs I’ve ever attempted!)
Off the Shoulder Top – Random boutique in Hong Kong
Cutoff Skirt – DIY from charity shop denim skirt
Fringe Sandals – DIY
I love Ann’s interpretation of boho. Totally edgy and fun. I’m loving the off the shoulder look. And, y’all, she embellished her own bag!!

Sheela {Sheela Writes}

Sheela {sheela writes}

Outfit Details:
Kimono Cardigan & Fringe Bag – borrowed from Eve
Dress (worn as tunic) – Daily Look
Jeans – Forever21
Hat & Rings – Anthropologie, gifted
Bracelets – Isabel Marant
Platforms – Amici
Lipstick – Disco Baby (purchased in Australia)

What’s not to love about Sheela’s outfit? Seriously, check out those platforms! Are they not the most fabulous shoes ever? Ever, y’all.

Thank you to the ladies of the Fab 40s for inviting me to be a part of this month’s linkup!

Who knew that boho could take on so many different looks? Be sure to visit their blogs for more style inspiration. They really are all kinds of fab!

I’m linking up with the following ladies:

Have a great week,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}





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