The Fab 40’s is a group of five 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 six 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.
The Fab 40’s are back, baby! I am so thrilled to say after taking a bit of a break we are back and, hopefully after our refresher, better than ever. During our regrouping period, we decided to make a little change in our lineup of who selects our theme and co-host each month. Our new order goes by age versus alphabetically each month so we can all have our maximum number of times up at bat before we transition out of the group. As the oldest member of The Fab 40’s, this means I am up first and had the honor of selecting our comeback theme and co-host.
I selected one of this year’s hottest trends as our style prompt – Velvet. I have mentioned previously this is a trend I have happily embraced. I love the rich fabric and how it makes even the simplest of items more luxe. I am not one to shy away from a bold look and when I saw this gorgeous paisley suit a couple of months ago I did not hesitate to immediately add it to my cart! I knew it would, of course, make a gorgeous statement when worn together, but I also knew each piece would add such panache to anything else I paired them with on their own. I have worn the blazer with other items a few times already and just love everything about it. I will say the pants are looser than I anticipated, but I do like how the slouchy fit make them almost like velvet joggers. Be certain this is not the last time you will see with either of these items here on the blog.
Suzy – Suzy Turner
Details: Dress – Forever 21| Shoes – Converse|
I invited Suzy to be our first guest host as we make our foray back into a regular monthly feature. Suzy lives in Portugal and is a novelist. She also writes a 40+ lifestyle blog over at SuzyTurner.com. Suzy is one of those amazing over 40 bloggers I admire who can put together amazing combinations and look simply cool and effortless. How fabulous are her gold Converse high tops? Love! I would have never have dreamed of pairing them with a velvet pencil skirt, but on Suzy it totally works.
Ann – Kremb de la Kremb
Details: Dress – Forever 21
Ann is rockin’ this blush pink crushed velvet dress. I love how she kept things simple and let the dress speak for itself. Looks like it’s saying, “Dangerous Curves Ahead!”. You go, Annie!
Mary – Curlybyrdie Chirps
Details: Dress & Earrings – H&M| Velvet Booties – Target| Belt – The Limited| Purse – JCPenney
Mary is a vision in her pink dress with the touches of velvet in those gorgeous booties. It is so refreshing to see bright pink this time of year and I like how the bits of black ground it.
Sheela – Sheela Writes
Details: Embellished Velvet Duster – c/o Forever21| Purple Corset Velvet Boots – c/o ShoeDazzle| Velvet Drawstring Bag – Zara| Red Sunnies – Poshmark| Taylor Swift Reputation Snake Ring – Gifted
Never one to disappoint, Queen Shee is looking fierce and fabulous in her velvet duster kimono and stunning purple velvet boots. My eyes keep gravitating between the prowling black panther and red roses on the kimono sleeves and the diamond-shaped corset detail on the back of those gorgeous purple velvet boots. Stunning look all around!
One final fun photo showing how excited I am about having The Fab 40’s back in action! Love these ladies and their individual style, which I always find inspiring. I hope you are as thrilled as I am to see this collaboration return.