The Fab 40s are Villains


Oh my! Who even like the villains? When Veronica called this theme for The Fab 40s this month I really wondered how I would style my outfit for this blogger collaboration. Then, I thought of one of my favorite movies: Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Both characters are actually the villains in a way. Plus they’re both the good guys in the end with a battlefield reconciliation (how did they live through that who knows!?). One of my favorite scenes is when Jane Smith is in the desert and John Smith interrupts her mission. I love it when later she figures out the intruder is her husband because of his after peeing leg shake. That’s hilarious to me and something only a wife would know. So here I am trying to emulate a very sultry yet hardcore killer while she’s lounging around in her desert hut waiting for her target. What do you think? Do I look like a killer? Hardly!! It was fun to attempt at any rate. Check out all the villains below:

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Veronica, who set the theme, also chose one of Angelina’s characters: Malificent! Also, Vero invited Jaye from Curvatude to join us this month.

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Welcome Annalise Keating from How to Get Away with Murder to this month’s blogger collab! Oops, I mean welcome Jaye from Curvatude. Excellent styling Jaye!!

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Diane chose Professor Snape from the Harry Potter series because she can relate to his loyalty and love for Lily, Harry’s mother. Trust me, Diane is a very, very loyal friend!

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Jennie is Bonnie Parker, circa 2017! Hmmm, makes me wonder how Clyde would look–cuz this Bonnie is a DOLL!

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This month Samantha is Viper… nemesis to the super-sexy Logan/Wolverine.

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Sheela is Poison Ivy–with red locks and all. (I would like to borrow that dazzling dress please!)

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Remember the scene with her legs kicked up? Well, I’m trying…minus the binoculars and lithe physique. Go Angelina go!!

Blazers–Ping Pong Piece No. 2

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Oh this pink blazer….does it have a story! When Anna called this month’s ping pong piece to be blazers, I knew I had to showcase this pink blazer. It haunts me! Here goes….I bought this pink blazer with my dear friend Sandy during a shopping spree in Beijing at an H&M in a fun area called Qianmen Dadjie. Those trips were so great: we’d go to brunch at Capital M and shop the area. Mmmm, memories. Fast forward to Hong Kong, and I found I never really wore this blazer, so I gave it away at this swap. It wasn’t shortly after I gave it away, that I actually went looking for it and realized it was gone from my closet. Darn! Oh well…but then, fast forward to another swap held by the same people, and I couldn’t believe it, but my pink blazer was sitting on the rack! I bought it back!! Ironically, just recently at the Rug Lane Swap, I attempted to sell it again, but it never sold. I guess it’s mine to keep, don’t you think!!?

Do you wear blazers? Describe your favorite one! Plus, read through to see how the others styled their blazers.

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Anna’s Island Style

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I’ve actually been on the hunt for a floral blazer. I think it’d be fun to own one. Anna’s husband gave her this one for Christmas. Isn’t that sweet?! I can’t imagine Kevin ever buying me clothes…. I really admire how Ann has paired it with all white; it’s very elegant.

When the Girls Rule

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Anna invited Julia from When the Girls Rule to join us this month. I really love the color of her blazer. The cornflower blue is right in line with the pink of mine. I’m also interested in trying out the longer length jacket which looks great on her. Julia’s blazer looks really nice with that pretty, spring, floral dress.

Fake Fabulous

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I’d like to rename Samantha from Fake Fabulous to Fabulous Print Mixer. She seems to style as effortless as can be–and the is never, ever anything fake about her! I used to have a blazer like this Sam, but I think I sent it to one of you two when we would mail pieces around the world. Who has that pinstriped suit?

And me, Kremb de la Kremb

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One thing I will never get rid of is this very old navy blue tank from a market in Florence. “Ciao Bella!” Oh what wonderful words!! I love Italy, and I always claim how I’d like to be Italian. Yet, it’s no secret I wear tennis shoes with everything these days, so I attempt to balance out a formal blazer with a tank and cut-off denim skirt.

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Now…what should I do with this blazer!?

The Fab 40s in Pop Art


Oh gosh! Sometimes the themes for our monthly Fab 40s collaboration are truly outfits I would wear. Take for example last month’s leather and lace, yes I would wear that outfit; or even the month before with plaid in December, again, I would definitely wear that! But this month’s theme, I am not so sure. Samantha called “pop art,” and I definitely used my librarian research skills for this one. I was not sure what to do! And I know I wasn’t the only one proven by our email strand going back and forth as to what we should all wear. Sam, you got us good this time around! I should take that back: it’s not like we’re trying to stump one another, but a good challenge was surely set. When setting out to dress in “pop art,” I wanted to incorporate both red and blue with hints of yellow. Those are the colors I think of when this art style is mentioned. While I love each of my pieces individually, I cannot say I’d wear this “pop art” outfit all together as one. The shoes are always on repeat, the skirt is leopard so I love it, and I made the shirt so it’s a fave. I also made the clutch just for this post, and I did buy the shirt which I do adore and will definitely wear again. (I used to have a crop top version that I got rid of long ago.) I just don’t think I’d pile all this pop into one outfit.

What do you think of a “pop art” outfit would you wear it all at once or individually? In my opinion I over did it! What do you think?

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A Black Drapey Top–Ping Pong Post No. 12

This was almost going to be our last Ping Pong Post, but luckily the three of us have put our thinking caps on, and we have figured out how to continue. In terms of mailing our items across the seas, this is the 12th time we’ve done it: this time around the black top we’ve styled belongs to Sam, yet I am now the lucky owner as she’s passed it on to me for keeps. She definitely felt buyer’s remorse with this item after she paid way too much. That’s the worse when that happens, and usually the very reason that I wait for the sale. For me, and with some of the (unwanted!) weight I’ve gained, this kind of top is perfect. It rounds in where I’m skinniest at my legs. When I do gain weight I am definitely an apple, carrying my kgs/lbs at my midsection, breasts and even chin. My legs always seem to stay the same. With a top like this styled with an untucked shirt, you have no idea of the muffin top beneath! Hahha! Yes, I do have one–especially now. But! I will do everything in my power to style it away. Wait to hear what I’m going to do about the extra kgs/lbs till Wednesday–the day after I turn 45!

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The Fab 40s in Leather and Lace

Kremb de la Kremb Leather and Lace 2With the last Monday of every month, you can count on a Fab 40s post, and this month’s theme we’re all donning some leather and lace! Lately, there are two colors I’ve been into–green and blush. In fact, this week I plan for all blushing posts (insert two blushing emojis with waving hands). Originally, I thought of a favorite outfit from last winter: my cream lace top with my black (p)leather joggers. But then, with this blush color being on the forefront of my ootd rotation, I opted for this styling. Plus, the weather in Hong Kong hasn’t chilled yet–uh oh. Knock on wood because now that that’s been written it will probably become really, really cold, and when it’s cold outside, it’s the same temp indoors. For this post though, I was basking in the sun on the boardwalk enjoying the blues of my Stanley, Hong Kong neighborhood in some blushing leather and lace with some denim accents. And yes, that includes a fanny pack, op I mean waist belt (for my international readers), thank you very much! (Just like the mullet that I swept back into a pony tail, these little buggers sure get a bad wrap–no pun intended!)

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Mary at Curlybyrdie Chirps

IMG_3497Mary, I love Targé: what a score with that skirt!! And those boots–serious envy for those and Target options. Hey, now I’m inserting the green snake emoji. Heehe. I love the way you styled this month’s theme with accents of snake, and the theme was a good one. Thank you!

Kimberly at The Haute Life Now

IMG_3495Mary invited Kimberly from The Haute Life Now. I cannot believe Kimberly has four kids! You are one hot mama if I do say so myself. AND, more importantly, I love that you are rocking a crop top. I’m the same; I insist on wearing them with the high waist. However, I can’t pull it off nearly as gracefully as you. You look amazing and glamorous. Welcome to the Fab 40s this month Kimberly!!

Diane from Fashion on the 4th Floor

IMG_3496Oh wow Diane! I almost thought of wearing my cream lace top with my (p)leather shorts. We would have almost been twins–yet I’d be in sneakers which I know you also quite possibly could have chosen. Diane, I love your legs! I know I get complimented for mine too, but yours are strong for real. You look elegant and healthy all at once. What a beautiful look on you!

Jennie at A Pocketful of Polka Dots

IMG_3494Jennie, your preppiness is changing so much, yet it’s still the same. There’s such a fun quirky edge these days to all your stylings. I love it! Only you could create such rockerish preppy looks: coated denim with polka dots! Of course!! And your hair….it’s just so cool. Also, Jennie, can we swap clutches? That one is fabulous!

Samantha from Fake Fabulous

IMG_3491Samantha your hair is getting so long. It’s so cute and fresh. As I write I’ve chopped my mullet off, so now I’ll be following all your growing out a pixie tips. Also, hmmm…this top! I really, really like it. I love that your shoes and sweatshirt are almost one in the same. So cool. Plus, the fur ball additions–perfect tough. Basically, you are just cool. There. I wrote it down. (Like I haven’t already before!! I’m full of emojis today, so I give you the sunglass emoji for sure!)

Veronica from Cid Style File

IMG_3488Uh oh, I’m giving out the wrong emojis–you literally need the sunglass one Vero with the guitar too because you ROCK! Seriously. This is such a bad@ss outfit, yet you are wearing a dress! This styling is fantastic–never can one go wrong with all black with gold accents and a moto leather jacket. It’s time for me to pull mine out. And I just picked up a super H&M score, so I do think I will try to copy you with this entire outfit. (I’ll tag you when I do.) Although, you know me, I’ll probably have to pull out some tennies–wait till you see my emoji ones. (No, I am NOT joking! I have a pair….)

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IMG_3490Queen She. I did save you for last. You reign over us all. I think that’s all I can say. You took my favorite color, blush, yet elevated it. All of us can only look to you for cues on how to be better. ‘Nuff said. Oh, and the queen emoji for you. (I just had to hand one more out!)

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Kremb de la Kremb Leather and Lace 3Then there’s me. I swear after commenting on all these fabulous ladies’ interpretations of leather and lace, I kind of feel like the immature kid of the group. I mean, even my shoes are from the girls’ department. Hmmm….is it time for me to grow up? I doubt I could even if I tried. SMIRK!!

Now, do go visit The Fab 40s!

Guest Kimberly at The Haute Life Now
Mary at Curlybyrdie Chirps
Diane from Fashion on the 4th Floor
Jennie at A Pocketful of Polka Dots
Samantha from Fake Fabulous
Veronica from Cid Style File
Sheela at Sheela Writes

*This post has been linked to another Fab 40 blogger, Not Dressed As Lamb’s #iwillwearwhatilike.

Black and Gold Top–Ping Pong Post No. 11

Kremb de la Kremb Black and Gold 6This is the 11th month where an item has ping ponged its way from the Isle of Scilly to Scotland to Hong Kong. This month we are featuring this black and gold long bell sleeved top that belongs to Anna. Anna started the ping pong post almost a year ago! She always imagines the three of us sipping away at a glass of wine while we sit around and swap clothes. For this reason, and also because I envisioned this top (photographed back in October I believe) adding to the perfect New Years Eve outfit, I styled it for a girls night out in Hong Kong in January with my two other ping pong post pals: Anna and Sam. So, here I am, ready to go out; although honestly, it’s a bit of that saying, “All dolled up with nowhere to go!” since the three of us have yet to meet in real life. However, it was fun to imagine that this would be the exact outfit I would wear to hit Lan Kwai Fong–Hong Kong’s nightlife alley–with my two blogging buddies Anna and Sam!

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Anna’s Island Style

IMG_3423Anna’s styling is similar to mine in the skirt area–her’s is just longer and the polka dots are just bigger. In retrospect, she has the item that my outfit is missing for January: a jacket or vest. I do like how she has the proper ingredient though: she’s got the cocktail that we’d all be sipping!! Way to go Anna. PS Can I please have your boots? (And be able to wear them!?)

Make sure to follow Anna’s blog Anna’s Island Style and her Instagram handle @annasislandstyle.

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Fake Fabulous

JPEG image-91FA5332CE1C-1Gosh, while I felt all limited and remained within the black and gold color scheme, Sam added color to this top with no problem. She always does that! Look how great the green and blue mix in perfectly with the black and gold top. I would have never thought to add color, but that’s why she’s the color expert!

Make sure to follow Samantha’s blog Fake Fabulous and her Instagram handle @fakefabulous.

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Kremb de la Kremb Black and Gold 5Since I love the combo of black and gold, I pulled out tons of black and gold items to pair with this black and gold top: my earrings, the sequin mini, my tights, and even my waist pack. (I won’t call that purse belted around my waist the other name to spare my UK readers any embarassment.) Because I was imaging a night out, I knew I’d want my hands free. Also, I chose comfortable yet sexy shoes–my over-the-knee boots. My skirt, except for the length, is very similar to Anna’s don’t you think?

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How would you style this black and gold top? Pretend you are ping ponging with us!

*This post has been linked up to #iwillwearwhatilike.

Christmas Sequin Top–Ping Pong Post No. 10

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When I realized my Ping Pong Posting month was December, I was pretty excited to share my beloved sequin top. I’ve had this sequin top for many, many years. It was purchased with my dear friend Mary Kelly during one of our shopping excursions in Caracas, Venezuela. It was on sale at a very chichi boutique. It wasn’t the holiday season, but I knew this top screamed to be worn for Christmas parties and New Year’s too. I have worn it many times for holiday occasions–in Caracas, Bombay, Spokane, Beijing, Seattle, and Hong Kong. This sequin top has been around the world and now even more so with a stop in the Isles of Scilly with a final destination in Scotland. I have passed on this top to Samantha; it now has a new home, but I know Sam will wear it as proudly as I have! Enjoy your new Christmas sequin top Samantha; many more style stories are ahead for this special garment! Merry Christmas to my Ping Pong Post buddies Samantha and Anna.

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Anna’s Island Style

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Anna is having some fun! Yes, this shirt screams for a cocktail, and her’s looks delish! She too paired the top with black pants and fancy heels. (Although, I bet she can actually wear those beauties!) Cheers Anna! Enjoy your holiday parties!!

Fake Fabulous

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Samantha has a very glamorous look going here–very worthy of the sequin top. Didn’t I tell you? It has an excellent new home! And those mint, satin pumps, well those too are a dream. I love how you’ve style this, and now I can’t wait to hear about the parties you’ve been to in this exact ensemble!

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sequin-top-1I mixed and matched two black pieces to create a semblance of a suit. A cape shows off the top nicely and wide legged pants help to accentuate my waist. I only stood in the sparkly heels but one day… one day! A bow clutch seemed appropriate since it is Christmas and all.
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I faked a chignon here with this big red flower hair clip. Hahah, the mullet was swept away here. And these earrings…well, I took matters into my own hands last January when Santa forgot to bring me these Rudolph earrings! Sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!

Merry Christmas from the Ping Pong Posters! Do you have a sequin top to wear during the holiday season?

The Fab 40s are Grunge!

kremb-de-la-kremb-grunge-4I’m pretty proud of my 90s era, and yes, it did include some grunge, but of course it did: I was attending university in Seattle, Washington at the U of W. While my sorority sisters were donning there pledged initials on their sweatshirts, I was sporting my black babydoll dress with white polka dots. No, I don’t have that coveted dress any longer, but when I found it’s 2016 equivalent at Zara, I had to get it for this post. I’d wear that dress every time I’d hop a bus to go to downtown Seattle–which was often. I was the small town girl hitting the big city, and I wanted to see it all. That babydoll dress, with a pair of Doc Martins and my dad’s authentic army jacket, saw the town. Girls in my sorority would call me an “Ave Rat” since I liked venturing around new, and sometimes not so taste-worthy, neighborhoods, but I didn’t care. I wanted to fit into the grunge scene of Seattle–not necessarily the preppy Greek row thing to do, but oh, I was ecstatic to be living in Seattle, Washington. Meanwhile, bands like Nirvana, Sound Garden, and Pearl Jam were playing at small bars getting known, and I was there to witness it all. And now, here I am still venturing around the cities in which I live. I think the travel bug was instilled in me long ago….

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Diane Calling Grunge

img_4692-1Thanks for the theme this month Fashion on the 4th Floor. It was such fun Diane! I doubt anyone had to Google their grunge looks this time around–especially not you. And yes, let’s go walk that Ave together shall we!? You look so cool in your white babydoll and stud boots!

Guest Blogger Sherry from Petite Over 40

img_6211Diane invited Sherry, ironically a Seattle blogger! Now I wonder if we were stomping around Seattle’s streets at the same time. Sherry is a writer in many capacities–one of which is her style blog, Petite Over 40. Make sure to also follow Sherry on Instagram @petiteover40.

Fierceness from Cid Style File

novemer-fab-40s-grunge-look-cidstylefileYep, Cid Style File can hang with me too. That burgundy eyelash sweater is the perfect compliment to the all black look–and I do believe my grunge sister Vero here sported the Doc Martens too back in the 90s.

Flirty Jennie

the-fab-40s-in-90s-grunge-2-of-2I love how natural pink hair looks on Jennie from A Pocketful of Polkadots. It’s like, I look at her, and think, “Of course, pink hair is her natural color.” It’s amazing how flirty she pulls off this color. One April Fools I joked about having pink hair, but on her it’s just as flirty and fabulous as it should be. I have hair envy for sure!

Rockin’ Sheela

dsc_0076I know I jokingly call Sheela Queen She, but it is with reason. I mean check her out! She’s rockin’ this look. Now her sister from another mister is Courtney. And with a tiara on Sheela’s head it’s no wonder I call her a queen.It truly is her rightful title.

Samantha Babe

img_6000Ummm, Samantha could seriously pass as a student here, don’t you think? She’s so youthful, and hip, it’s as if she’s truly a uni student. I know if she were in my class, I’d always be looking to see what she’s wearing. (Heck, we’re not in the same class, but as my fellow blogger friend, I already do! I’m constantly looking to Sam for how to be Fake Fabulous!)

Gossip Girl Mary

maryI know Gossip Girl is a show beyond the 90s, but there were certainly times when Jenny Humphry’s style, even Blaire’s and Serena’s, verged on grunge, and to me, Mary represents the Gossip Girl grunge look. Curly Byrdie here is party school girl, but way more party tough grunge!

And Me!

kremb-de-la-kremb-grunge-8I copied the dress I used to wear back then. I can remember it was from The Limited–remember that store? I actually worked there in high school–even back then I needed to afford my (growing) wardrobe. Since I don’t own a pair of Doc Martens, I went for the next best pair: the boots my mom gave me. The military jean jacket was a score from my local secondhand shop, Mee & Gee. I love this graffiti wall–I’ve been wanting to shoot in this area for quite some time, and finally this grunge look seemed to suit her. Thanks for snapping my pictures I’m a Norbyah.

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kremb-de-la-kremb-grunge-3I tried to pose all fierce for these pics, but truly I feel better with a smile on my face! Hahaha. Every now and then I try to be something I’m not!

What style stories do you have from the 90s? I bet you have some!! Do share.

Pink Pong Post No. 9

Pink Pong Post kremb-de-la-kremb-10This month I’m calling this PPP a Pink Pong Post! This stretchy top belongs to Samantha from Fake Fabulous. At first, I was a bit discouraged because my bustiness makes the black buttons on this top pop out demonstrating that it does not fit me. But, then I found the perfect concealer: a polka dot long scarf. Presto, button popper concealer and my ego wasn’t hurt any longer! I seem to always be coming up with tricks to adjust my more full figure, and that’s what it is. I shan’t be discouraged; rather I shall embrace what I have and figure (no pun intended!) out how to style accordingly. In the end, I feel preppy cute–this preppiness seems to be recurring often for me. In fact, a good friend recently remarked that she’s always thought of me as a bit preppy. Funny, as I never have. But, here I am, sporting a school girl take! Keep scrolling to see how Anna and Sam faired with this pink pong post….

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My hair kind of fits into a pony tail. I see you!! Also, notice how you can’t see any buttons popping. I’m a concealer!

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Sam from Fake Fabulous

samantha3It’s kind of funny. As I was having my little tantrum that the top was too small, Samantha mentioned I could wear it open. I never even thought of doing that, but look how perfect it looks done so. It turns the pink pong post into a vest. I love the bold pattern that Sam layered underneath, and of course she did. She’s both the master of layering and mixing prints!

Blog: Fake Fabulous
Instagram: @fakefabulous

Anna from Anna Island Style

anna1Have I mentioned that Anna works at an art gallery? I think this fanciful, and very artistic styling exemplifies Anna’s line of work. Look at that gorgeous pink ruffle top. It’s so pretty. Yet as for me, I would never have thought to layer pink under pink, but it magically works. Anna is also a very bold pattern mixer always as proven with her artsy pants.

By the way, guess what!? It is such a small world. This month I was visited by one of Anna’s friends. He hand delivered a beautiful top for future ping pong posting. It was so neat to meet a friend of Anna’s. I love a small world! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Hong Kong Ben!!

Blog: Anna’s Island Style
Instagram: @annaislandstyle

Me, Kremb de la Kremb

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Blog: Kremb de la Kremb (Duh! Hahah, you’re here, so thank you!!)
Instagram: @krembdelakremb

*Thank you for the pics I’m a Norbyah!

**Also, this post has been linked to Sheela Goh’s #projectsisteract and Catherine Summer’s #iwillwearwhatilike linkups.

The Fab 40s Attempt Preppy

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I knew what I was going to call for this month’s Fab 40s’ theme: preppy! It was during May when we were all dressed in boho style that the idea came to me. Jennie, who used to be our most preppy, and who has now become one of our most boho, asked me if it would be hard for me to dress preppy. I had to think about that…I am not every very preppy in my sartorial ways even though I love so many elements of preppy: plaid anything, white and pinstripe shirts, navy blazers, and rolled up pant legs. I definitely have all these elements in my closet, but I would never call my style preppy. I have to many other things to add to my looks: patterns like paisly, texture in favor of sequins, and frequent short hems. Plus I always end up adding some element from one of the places I’ve lived making my style way more boho than preppy. But it was funny; when I was required to dress in a bohemian way, I struggled, yet for this look, my preppy came out easily. Maybe it’s the librarian in me!

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RetroChicMama

preppy-look-from-rcmFor this month’s blogger collab, I invited someone I have admired for a long time: Michelle from RetroChicMama. I love Michelle’s style, but I love the story behind her blog even more. Wow! She has so many different experiences in her life–some of which I wanted way back from when I could daydream about what I would become when I grew up. Besides visiting her blog and becoming addicted to her beautiful style, do take a moment to read her story. It’s pretty awesome! As is her wide legged, casual blazer, preppy lewk!

Curlybyrdie Chirps

photo-23-10-2016-3-31-11-amWell isn’t Mary perfectly preppy! Look at this striped dress–yes, I do not believe Mary has featured anything other than a super stylish dress (maybe there’s been a skirt or two, but she is OUR dress wearer!). The thing about Mary is I do have a hard time believing she is a day over 30. We (The Fab 40s) need to request her beauty regiment, because that lady looks like a twenty-something in my honest opinion. And that youthful dress proves it!

Sheela Writes

dsc_0229Is this a Blair Woldorf double? I do see it as so. Oh, Queen She, I’ve been meaning to watch Gossip Girl all over again, and you have pushed me over the edge into the binge. You may be all sultry shy sitting there, but I know better: you are a true vixen!! As per usual dear Sheela.

Fashion on the 4th Floor

photo-1-1-2000-12-02-00-amOk, the preppy outfit is amazing. Diane has rocked the look. But, for just a second I want my readers to notice something else: look at all the perfect lines. The “V” of her vest, the perfect symmetry of the handbag, the cross section lines of her body as well as her feet. I get really into editing pictures, and my goodness Diane, yes the outfit is amazing, but the edit is equally spectacular. Call me geeky, but this pic and styling could be an advert in a magazine!

A Pocketful of Polka Dots

fab-40s-go-preppy-5030Jennie, my preppy friend! Of course you got the preppy look nailed with a mix of stripes and gingham, perfectly worn jeans and riding boots, the blazer and pearls. I am so anxious to read your post to see what you thought of styling preppy–especially since you have become so much more bohemian in your style since May. It’s funny isn’t it? We are chameleons–especially when we have such fun playing dress up with one another. Great look here Jennie! And now, I’m off to read your post…You’re post sounds similar to mine from Boho May!

Cid Style File

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When I look at Vero‘s styling it made me remember I missed something vital in my own interpretation of preppy: leopard! I love the shoes she’s got on here. Of course that bold yet subtle pattern makes the outfit–along with plaid, a vest, and some skinny maroon pants. Veronica even has the leopard accent with your handbag too. Yes! I love a hashtag (or two) for this: #leopardlove or #loveleopard. Take your pick!!

Fake Fabulous

photo-16-10-2016-9-42-57-amI love this modern preppy rendition from Samantha! Everything is typically preppy–BUT the cold shoulder adds such a marvellous modern take to the preppy look. It’s still gingham, with pegged pants and tobacco pairings with the brogues and handbag, but the cut out shoulders and ruffle add a real youthful, 2016 spin to preppy today. I love this outfit, and Sam, I love your hair! That side sweep part with your grown out pixie are super chic!

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kremb-de-la-kremb-preppy-7There are two proud pieces that I have been holding out for with this post: first my penny loafers! I am pretty darn excited to proudly wear these shoes again. I won’t go into the long story of the last time I wore this style of shoe, but I’ll leave a hint by saying that when I last wore penny loafers, I lost one during a very scandalous moment of my 16th year. (Please go ahead and ask if you’d like to know more…) The other proud piece of this outfit is my spectacular tee because, yes! Reading is sexy!! I’m a librarian by day, and of course, I wore this exact outfit to work, and these pictures were taken in my very own library. I’m so proud of being both a librarian and a reader. You’d think by definition I would definitely be preppy, but pretty much every librarian I’ve ever met also has a little spark of boho in her. Just check out a librarian’s jewellery–it’s usually always overly artsy! Which by the way, I scaled down my accessories for this post. I opted for heaps of sentimental gold, especially with the charm bracelet, and I even wore my glasses which I never ever wear. (They’re only for one eye, so I usually just let the other one see.) I guess there’s more to this outfit like plaid pants and a navy blazer that I added gold buttons to just to be a perfectly preppy as possible. Yep, it’s definitely in me!

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Sshhhh!

I couldn’t resist! It is my library afterall!

So, are you a preppy dresser? If you are, what’s the signature to your preppiness?

(This post has been linked to #iwillwearwhatilike.)