Boho Chic with The Fab 40’s
The Fab 40’s is a group of seven stylish fashion bloggers from around the globe. Each month we choose a different theme and invite a guest blogger who is also in their forties to join us. This group’s goal is to take on style trends and show how we each interpret and incorporate them into our own lives. With eight widely varied views, you are certain to find something that speaks to you each month and encourages you to continue to have fun with fashion after 40.
Happy Memorial Day to all of you here in the U.S. I hope you are all enjoying this day off work and take some time to remember those who gave their lives in service of our country. We have so much to be grateful for thanks to their sacrifice.
This month was my turn to choose the theme for The Fab 40’s and I decided to go with something completely outside my norm and chose boho. I have certainly dipped my toes into this area with flares, kimonos and wooden wedges over the past couple of years, but I know it isn’t a style anyone would typically associate with me by any means. Each month we seem to choose themes that push our style boundaries, and I knew this would be a chance for me to embrace this trend more fully.
I found this light, gauzy dress and fell in love with the natural color, gorgeous lace detailing, and handkerchief hemline. The flowy, easy layers are completely different than anything else in my closet. I styled this colorful Alhambra convertible scarf vest over it in a loose kimono fashion, but it can also be styled as a wrap, scarf, and looks great belted. I loved how the colors, pattern, and fringe details of this piece added to the overall boho feel and gave my look more dimension. It is such a light piece I can see myself wearing it throughout the summer. I completed the overall look with espadrille wedges, layered bracelets, and a simple rose druzy tassel necklace that picked up on the colors in the kimono. I thoroughly enjoyed wearing this outfit and loved how breezy and comfortable it felt.
Daenel – Living Outside the Stacks
Daenel is this month’s guest blogger. I “met” Daenel not long after I started blogging and as soon as I had decided on this month’s theme, I knew immediately I wanted to invite her to join us this month. I have long admired her beautiful boho style, and reading her blog, in general. The colors, floral, layers, wedges, Everything, looks positively gorgeous!
Details: Dress: Target, Skirt: Thrifted, Bracelets & Necklace: Gifted, Wedges: Forever 21
Dawn Lucy – Fashion Should be Fun
I am sad to say this is Dawn Lucy’s last month with us here as a part of The Fab 40’s, as she will be graduating and showing us how it’s done in the 50’s. She will be sorely missed. As this is her last post with us, I am really glad I happened to choose a theme in a style she completely Owns. There are so many little details to this look that say boho without being overwhelming. I need those clogs in my life!
Details: Blouse – Free People, Jeans – Old Navy, Clogs – Zigi Soho, Bag – Carlos Santana,Jewelry – Michal Golan, Salt California, Lucky Brand, & vintage
Sheela – Sheela Writes
Sheela is a fellow shoe-aholic and I always love seeing what gorgeous or fun shoe she is wearing in each of her blog posts. I am loving how her platform wedges compliment her dress, (which she is wearing as a tunic!), beautiful kimono and chic hat.
Details: Kimono Cardigan & Fringe Bag – borrowed from her daughter Eve, Dress (worn as tunic) – Daily Look, Jeans – Forever21,Hat & Rings – Anthropologie, gifted, Bracelets – Isabel Marant, Platforms – Amici. Lipstick – Disco Baby (purchased in Australia)
Ann – Kremb de la Kremb
How fierce does Ann look?! She is seriously rockin’ this trend with her off the shoulder top, denim mini and fringe sandals. By the way, check out her amazing DIYs on the bag and sandals. Do not be surprised when I show up with my own fringed sandals soon!
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
Diane – Fashion on the 4th Floor
I just love the simple way Diane styled this month’s theme. This is a look I know I can embrace to incorporate more boho into my everyday life. I immediately fell in love with this amazing clutch and there may or may not be one on its way to my doorstep as I am typing…
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
Samantha – Fake Fabulous
I am mesmerized by Samantha’s effortless layering and beautiful colors she incorporated into this look. Her stacks of delicate necklaces and beads are simply perfect for this style and have inspired me to do the same next time I go boho. Her fringed bag and sandals compliment this look wonderfully.
Details: Blouse – Free People, Jeans – Old Navy, Clogs – Zigi Soho, Bag – Carlos Santana, Jewelry – Michal Golan, Salt California, Lucky Brand, & vintage
Mary – Curlybyrdie Chirps
Mary looks so on trend in her floral dress and wedges. She can rock a hat with such panache and this tan floppy hat gives her look extra flair.
Details: Dress -Shein, Shoes ‘Ralph Lauren “Carsons”, Bag -Relic -Kohls, Necklace -JCPenney, Hat -H&M
What I’m Wearing:
[li]Alhambra Convertible Scarf Vest – c/o Coldwater Creek (similar)[/li]
[li]Dress – Vivid Collection of NY[/li]
[li]Shoes – Lucky Brand[/li]
[li]Rose Druzy Tassel Necklace – Charming Charlie[/li]
So how did you like this month’s theme and the variety of styles? Is there anything in particular you hope we feature in the future?