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

Fab Forties: New York Fashion Week

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About the Fab Forties

The Fab Forties is a group of style bloggers from around the globe who come together once a month to share their common love of fashion. Each month we choose a different theme and invite a guest blogger, who is also in her forties, to join us. The group’s goal is to take on a style trend and show how we each interpret and incorporate it into our lives. Five different ladies, five different styles, you’re sure to find something that inspires you.

The Theme

This month’s theme is New York Fashion Week and was selected by Ada. New York Fashion Week is a week long event for international fashion designers to show their to buyers, the press, and the public. Although I like clothes and all things fashion related, I’m not a big follower of events like NYFW, nor do I know who the latest designers are… So, I said all of that to say, this was a challenge for me. I feel like I say that with every challenge. But that’s the point, right?

My Look

Faux leather and suede are two of my favorite fabrics because pieces in this fabric can go edgy or subdued, bohemian or classic. So I knew I was going to wear this skirt {especially since I’ve finally lost enough weight to get back into it *praise hands*}, I just wasn’t sure what I was going to wear with it. Usually, when I wear this skirt, I pair it with a cardigan or a polka dot sweater, but I wanted to do something different.

Denim and faux leather always look good together, add in a statement tee, and you have a look. The one thing that was kinda tripping me though was my footwear. I’ve never worn sneakers with a dress or skirt, but I thought it’d be appropriate this go around.



Don’t Forget to Visit My Co-Hosts

Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood

Sparkles!!!! I love Ada’s look. So much color and happiness.

Sheela of Sheela Writes

Sheela is proof that faux leather can look both edgy and glam.

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

I cannot express how much I adore Shelbee’s mix of tough and smooth.

Suzy of Suzy Turner Books & Style

Suzy is totally slaying her look with all of the ruggedness of the moto jacket paired with a slip dress and SNEAKERS!!

Earrings – Nickel and Suede | Denim Jacket – Similar | Statement Tee – Similar | Faux Leather Skirt – Similar | Adidas – Similar

Are you a fan of sneakers with skirts or dresses? I am now. I plan to make this part of my normal wardrobe. If you’re still on the fence about the look, check out my Pinterest board here and here.

Now go play in your closet,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}




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Where I Co-host

    • Ageless Style – Ten women, over the age of forty, prove that style is ageless. First Tuesday 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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