Casual Friday: You Can Wear That!

TGIF all!

I’ve been eying the camo trend for a few weeks now and was toying with giving it a try.  After checking out my blogger buddy Dionne in a pair of Old Navy camo print Rockstar jeans, I decided to order them. I have to admit when I got these pants I thought they might be too “young” for me. I didn’t want to seem like I was trying too hard but then I thought, why not? “Dressing your age” is another of those “fashion rules” that are meant to make women feel ashamed about aging. It’s based in this notion that women over 40 don’t have the right to be trendy or chic. That’s pure BS! I dress WAY better now than I did in my 20s and 30s! Style doesn’t die after 40, it changes and adapts to what you want it to be. Only you have the power to define who you are. Don’t let  society’s skewered perception of older women stop you from wearing what you want.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Jacket: ASOS Curve

Pants: Old Navy

Sweater: Gap

Shoes: Bandolino

Bag: Philip Lim for Target

22 Comments

  1. Emmy
    October 18, 2013 / 4:49 pm

    I’m sorry- What??! You’re in your 40s? I honestly though you were maybe 30!

    • October 21, 2013 / 1:10 am

      Awww thank you hon! Im 41yrs old btw! 🙂

  2. adelfa
    October 18, 2013 / 5:19 pm

    absolutely elegant. Love the bag!

    • October 21, 2013 / 1:07 am

      Thank you so much for this! I really, REALLY appreciate it!

  3. October 19, 2013 / 2:13 am

    I love that statement! Yes, I also dress so much better in my 40s than I did in my 20s and 30s. And I’m much happier with myself!

    • October 21, 2013 / 1:07 am

      When you feel better about yourself it shows! I couldnt agree with you more!

  4. October 19, 2013 / 4:27 am

    Shhh…don’t tell everyone. You look so young for your age…and Yes you have the right to wear what you like and what makes you feel good!!!

    • October 21, 2013 / 1:06 am

      Thank you so much! I completely agree with you. You should always wear clothes that make you feel good about yourself!

  5. Abbi
    October 19, 2013 / 8:49 pm

    You look fab!

  6. October 20, 2013 / 11:57 pm

    Hehe.Years ago there used to be this shop at the local mall that advertised “fashion for the over 30s”. In reality, it should have been named “fashion for the over 90s”. It was full of that waffle weave cotton, linen and so on, with huge embroidered flowers (you know.. not really embroidered, but rather prints of flowers that are then embroidered round the edges to attach them to the clothing), etc. It was ghastly stuff. Needless to say, I never set foot in that shop and I wonder how it ever lasted as long as it did. Your camo pants look great!

    • October 21, 2013 / 1:05 am

      OMG, really?! Wonder why older women feel they cant be stylish! Older doesnt mean frumpy!

  7. Jenny O.
    October 29, 2013 / 10:40 am

    The fit on those pants looks great- do you like them? I was thinking about trying them out but ON always fits funny in the waist for me. These are so cute, I might give it a shot!

    • October 29, 2013 / 3:06 pm

      Thank you! I do like them but I must warn you, if you are hippy and have a big booty like I do, youre gonna have to go up 2 sizes. I initially ordered my size (a 20) and could barely get them on. I returned them & got a 24 (too make sure they wouldnt be too tight) and they fit perfectly. The jeans have stretch in them but they hold their shape well. Im much smaller in the waist so I just pop on a belt and Im good to go. They are very comfortable!

      • Jenny O.
        October 29, 2013 / 3:19 pm

        That’s REALLY helpful, thanks! The waist is always a problem for me with ON but a belt should solve that, good point. THANK YOU!