Wow! The Fab 40s have now completed a year of posts–this is twelfth collaboration. In March of 2015 we started with six of us styling up the Pantone color of that year: Marsala. We started with six–unfortunately Kirsten from The LIFB (she was featured as a Style Story fave just yesterday!) wasn’t able to continue on with us. At that point, Sheela our founder alongside me, Dawn Lucy, Jane, and Dixie continued with the five of us making up the Fab 40s with a each of us taking a turn on the themes. I bet you could guess my choices: jumpsuits and fringe. No brainer right?! Well, hopefully I will have surprised you this time around with red and pink. Somewhere along the way, the five of us decided to start inviting fellow 40 something bloggers. When I chose the theme of fringe, I invited my Hong Kong blogging buddy Norbyah from I’m a Norbyah. In fact this post of hers inspired this photo shoot’s backdrop.
As The Fab 40s continues to evolve, what I am most pleasantly surprised with is how incredibly awesome our little blogging community is. I can honestly say I am making some good friends–around the world! As a world traveler already, it’s rewarding to be making connections with other women (and a few men) who carry the same passion for fashion and style. In fact, I’d like to introduce you to Conny. Conny and I met over on Instagram–I don’t know how or when. I can tell you though that I’m always attracted to her steely eyes. It’s as if they speak to me. Oh, and I know another commonality–we have the same scarf! (Here it is on her and then on me.)
Upon visiting Conny Doll Lifestyle or following her on Instagram you will quickly notice that she’s German. Don’t let that stop you from following her! Conny is a beautiful bilingual blogger; she always responds to me in English and writes in both languages. Plus now Google translates pages for you so it’s super easy to read once translated in any language. (Thank you Google!)
Conny of Conny Doll Lifestyle
Outfit Details: Blouse and Cardigan, Dorothee Schumacher; Pants, Minimum; Shoes, Nike Air; Bag, DIY (not me – from a friend)
Following are two of The Fab 40s that have been with me from the start!
Sheela of Sheela Writes
Outfit Details: Vintage Knit Blazer, Ungaro; Turtleneck Sweater, Forever21; Capris, Urban Devi; Wristlet, Rebecca Minkoff; Heels, JustFab; Ring, Walk In Wonderland; Lipstick, Masochist @Jeffree Star
Dawn Lucy from Fashion Should Be Fun
Outfit Details: Pink coat, vintage; Burgundy midi skirt, Boohoo; Black sweater, Shein; Red cross body bag, Boohoo; Red shoes, vintage Prada
With Jane and Dixie no longer able to post with The Fab 40s, I introduce you to four bloggers that will be joining us:
Samantha of Fake Fabulous
Outfit Details: Body-con Dress, Baukjen; Shirt Dress, Yon Kim; Coat, Hearts & Hands (Urban outfitters); Tights, Levante; Shoes, Clarks; Bag, Primark; Necklace, Boden
Diane from Fashion on the 4th Floor
Outfit Details: Turtleneck, Uniqlo; Jumpsuit, River Island from ASOS; Caged Heels, Hinge from Nordstrom; Ring, Forever 21; Bracelets, Forever 21; Charming Charlie, H&M
Jennie from A Pocketfull of Polkadots
Outfit Details: Jacket, Shein; Sequined Tee, NY&Co.; Trousers, Worthington, JCPenney; Pumps, Y-Not? Necklace, Charming Charlie; Bag. Kate Spade Small Harmony, Shopbop
Mary from Curly Byrdie
Outfit Details: Skirt, Bisou Bisou Jcpenney; Coat, Worthington Jcpenney; Boots, Nina via Carsons; Clutch, Sam and Libby Target
February, alongside Valentine’s day, is also the month I celebrate my birth–along with a gazillion other people (including Sam in this post–Happy Birthday Samantha!). It’s amazing to me how many people I know were born in Feb. You know that saying, “Spring is in the air?” Well, I think in May it’s totally true!
Ann from Kremb de la Kremb
Outfit Details: Dress, Trousers, and Sunnies, Forever 21; Blazer and Clutch, H&M; Earrings and Pumps, Kate Spade