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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.
This month’s theme was selected by my style aaaaand television sister, Suzy. Apparently, we’re both positively obsessed with The Crown. I don’t know what it is about this series, but I cannot stop watching it, which is incredibly funny since I had and have no interest in the real Royal family. But I do have an interest in historical dramas so there you go… In fact, I’ve just started watching Bridgerton and am absolutely enthralled with the vibrant colors and exquisite costuming – just stunning. And, gosh, don’t get me started on the multi-cultural cast. But we’re here to share our looks for this – the last Fab Forties of 2020 – so, here goes. Our theme is tweed.
I chose this outfit because I think Lady Diana would’ve been a slouchy sweater wearer. She had such wonderfully quirky style and was known for her statement making cardigans and sweaters. While this sweater lacks the animal motif that she was fond of, I do think the coziness would’ve appealed to her.
I cannot explain to you how positively cozy this sweater dress is. Yes, this is a sweater dress that I half tucked into my pants. The yarn is so soft and perfectly creamy. Not at all winter wear, but more suited to warmer days because of the loose knit. And it slouches off the shoulder perfectly.
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Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood
The combination of plaid and tweed is so unexpected and, yet, so perfect.
Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge
How cute is Shelbee? The ballet slipper style pumps are so very cool. Have you noticed that I tend to focus on shoes a lot? But I can’t help it, the women in my style circle have the most incredible shoe collection.
Suzy of Suzy Turner Books & Style
I love, love, love Suzy’s color pop. Don’t you? I mean, seriously, look at those Docs. Can you see the sparkle?
Do you wear tweed? Do you prefer it dressed up or casual?
Now go play in your closet,
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