I have so much to cheer for! Really, I do!! Besides having pretty much the cutest bomber jacket ever, I have some things to bounce around the bleachers for acting like a cheerleader once again. For one, I’m walking, slowly but surely. I went back to work today–yes, it was only for two hours, but that is a start. Maybe by the end of the week, I’ll work up to four, and ultimately by next week, I’ll hopefully put in full days. And finally, the real thing I was cheering about in these actual pictures was some good news brought to me by my son. He just started high school; as a ninth grade freshmen, he’s now the baby of the school. Yet, his youth didn’t stop him in his tryouts for the baseball team. He made the A-squad varsity team! It’s quite special as a baseball mom to see my son making his dreams come true.
I’ve had plenty of dreams that I’ve had as a youth come true: for one, I wanted travel in my life. Kevin and I have really been able to make that happen when we stumbled upon international teaching over 20 years ago. We both knew we wanted to travel, but we really had no idea how to make it a reality until we got those first jobs in El Salvador. We’ve been traveling ever since. I never dreamed I would become a librarian, but I can admit, that it is the dream job. I love working with kids, reading and talking about books, and helping people find information. Plus, the planning, purchasing, managing, and promoting involved in my job are awesome perks that access other skill sets of mine. The dream that I never once announced, but silently whispered to the extent of evaporation was working in fashion. Now, no, this did not happen, but maintaining Kremb de la Kremb and showcasing what I think to be as my style, that fulfills that unannounced dream I had as a youth.
When Sheela announced that August’s theme was bomber jackets, I have to admit I was pretty stoked. I already own three–the first one being featured for another Fab 40s round up when we dressed up in our sparkles during the day. Since I had already featured this “A” bomber jacket from a date night down in San Diego at the start of the summer, I pretty much thought I’d show off my third bomber not yet seen. (Hey, come again this Wednesday!) But, then, I just couldn’t help but show off this “A” bomber jacket again. I mean, it’s pretty “A”mazing right?! Heehe.
The Fab 40s in a Bomber Jacket
Let’s see how The Fab 40s featured each of their bomber jackets for this super hot fall trend. I’ve tried to link out in tons of ways with either shopping options or Instagram pics, so you too can get in on the bomber jacket craze and get to know The Fab 40s!
You must go visit Sheela’s post (or see it here on her Instagram) just so you can see the back of her bomber jacket. I do believe it might be a phoenix–or something quite elaborate, mystical, and out of this world! I wasn’t able to find her exact bomber jacket; however hers is from Romwe where they have 8, yes that’s eight, pages of options! And, I just want to also compliment Sheela on her heel situation. She’s so skilled. I mean, I look at those smashing red gems on her feet and fall. My name, Ann, might mean “grace,” but it doesn’t make it true! Sheela on the otherhand according to the Urban Dictionary means “A female who is known for being physically fit and is sensual in everything she does.” I could not agree more!!
Color and Grace
Since it was Sheela’s turn to pick the theme, it was also her turn to invite a fellow 40 something blogger. Hence I introduce Grace from Color and Grace. Of course I do love this colorful and bright bomber from a newly introduced shop to me–Choise (where the bomber is only $16.90!), but you can all probably guess what I am coveting from this superbly put together outfit….those shoes! I think I must have them! And! They are only $13 from another new to me shop called YesStyle which happens to be from Hong Kong. I mean, where have I been?! Grace, I have two questions for you: can we please go shopping together?! And are they comfortable? (And Grace, I just totally got sidetracked from your where you shop. I need to get back to writing this post…but do you agree with this one?!)
You will not believe the owner of Samantha’s super cute, floral bomber! It’s her daughter’s. This goes to show that it is always worth taking a look through the girls department. While I don’t really fit in the girls’ department I will admit that over half of my crossbody bags come from Zara Girls. They have the BEST little purses! Also, sometimes the girls’ department has the best tees–like this one that’s a size 13-14 with the very best message. Come on, we all know how to tuck our knees into the shirt and stretch the heck out of it until it fits! Right?! Samantha, aside from loving the fact that you are wearing your daughter’s jacket perfectly–in fact it looks large on your tiny frame, your pixie is growing out nicely. For anyone doing the same, make sure to read Samantha’s nine tips on the first stage of growing out your short hair! Look how long it’s growing (and admire what Sam did with this revealing top!).
A Pocketful of Polkdadots
Jennie has introduced me to another winner of a store: Allegra K. That’s where she got this beautiful floral bomber. And now, with three newly introduced shops I do delcare I’ve been living in a cave and only relying on Forever 41-op, did it again, Forever 21 for all my wardrobe. Jennie, thank you for the introduction. Her beautiful navy bomber–that also comes in pink shades–is only $17! I mean really!?! Where have I been!? And also, I have a feeling this compliment is given out in abundance, but Jennie, your hair and its color is so very pretty.
Mary here has the perfect fall colored bomber jacket. Paired with that slimming skirt, it creates one of my favorite color combos: rust and navy. Mary picked up her bomber from H&M–a favorite high street option for picking up a blazer. In fact, on H&M’s website, they have a whole section dedicated to bombers. Unfortunately, Mary’s isn’t still there, but hey, have a look through 24 more styles! While a bomber jacket is typically a casual clothing item, Mary once again styles with femininity–which is just simply her nature.
Cid Style File
Now this is what I’m talkin’ about! Nice and fierce with the bomber jacket in its original color: army green. I’ve been contemplating this exact color Vero…I like that this version replicates the reason the bomber jacekt is called a bomber jacket–or rather a flight jacket. This style was created for pilots during WWI; the cockpit was not enclosed therefore these jackets were made to help keep the pilots warm. I’ve been thinking how cool it would be to purchase one just like yours and then patch it up with militarise paraphernalia. At any rate, you look very, very cool in this one Vero. Very cool indeed! And I can see you can do fierce very well. Check this pic out! I love it!!
Fashion on the 4th Floor
Here we have peachy goodness that’s flirty and sporty all at once. I think if Diane and I were to compare our sneaker collections we would be onto something. By chance are you a 37 Diane?! I love how she manages to always delicately pair her runners with the feminine pieces she styles. She did this last month in our all white ensembles too. The reality difference between Diane’s wearing of sneakers and mine however is that she wears them for real while I wear them out of necessity. Have you ever seen one of Diane’s workouts? Check this out: lifting while balancing on balls, abs galore, and dexterity beyond belief! I get breathless just watching! Not to mentioned very motivated to one day also work out again. (By the way, is that a tattoo on your hip? I’m thinking of getting one…!)
And me, Kremb de la Kremb
Like I said up above, I’m pretty smitten with this bomber jacket. It’s in one of my favorite colors, red, and accented by my favorite color, blue. It’s shiny and does offer the perfect layer. But most specially, it carries my initial. I “A”dmit. I like that part the best. while this exact “A” is no longer available, I got it over at Boohoo.com where there are over 150 reasonable priced options. The searching options at Boohoo are very convenient, so as the last option mentioned in this post, I highly recommend checking out their selection. I can’t finish this post without mentioning three other notable items within my styling of this bomber jacket: first, of course, I’ve paired it with a cute “K” tee. It’s pretty obvious I’m into branding! Also, this outfit features my newly upcycled boyfriend jeans that I made and posted about last Friday. I was ready to get rid of this old pair recently, but now, with the star patches I had put in, they will definitely return to being my favorite pair of jeans once again. And finally, these star shoes. Awwww, I sigh. I never, I mean never spend this much on myself, and so I will not admit their price (if you want the link you will kindly have to ask–oh all right, I’m such a pushover. Here’s the link!). I will say that these are my recuperation pair. The pair of tennies that I felt entitled to splurge on as I know my cost per wear will make the purchase totally worth it!