guest blogger | fab 40’s

this past month i was asked to be a guest blogger for the monthly rendition of fab 40’s. i know, i know, i’m well beyond the age of forty, but it was fun to participate with all of these stylish bloggers that go by the name of ‘fab 40’s.’  each month these lovely ladies zero in on a different fashion trend and showcase their particular take on it. this month the topic chosen was ‘how to style faux fur.’  so join us today as we showcase six very different, and fun takes on this trend that just might be here to stay.

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first up is jane from My Midlife Fashion who was kind enough to invite me to take part in this style challenge. thanks, jane! jane resides in worcestershire, england where she rocks modern classic fashion on a daily basis. i always love to check out her posts on instagram. isn’t she looking fabulous in midnight blue and black? love this color combination, don’t you just love how brit’s word their outfits. gilet and jumper – fabulous! outfit details:

Faux Fur Gilet – eBay
Polo Neck Jumper – Boden
Bracelets – Bella Jane Jewelery
Skirt – Zara
Boots – Clarks

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next in the line-up is dawn lucy from Fashion should be Fun. i agree! dawn’s blog zero’s in on the over 40 woman from every walk of life – no matter what size or what budget. isn’t that the way it should be? dawn looks delicious in a faux fur vest. but isn’t that tote something else? outfit details:

Cropped faux fur vest – Romwe
Faux fur tote – thrifted
Boots – Banana Republic
Jeans & Sweater – Old Navy
Earrings – Ralph Lauren

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ann from Kremb de la Kremb is sporting a faux fur jacket in hues of charcoal and white. ann is an expatriate residing, and working on the tiny island of hong kong. i’m certain she can recommend a few delectable dim sum spots, or suggest the best places to shop in kowloon. doesn’t she look divine in those black booties? outfit details:

Coat and Sock Booties–Target
Sweater Co-Ord and Earrings–Forever 21
Silver Clutch–Vintage


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dixie from Inside Outer Style writes a blog that promotes freedom, confidence and self-expression. amen to that! dixie is looking particularly festive in her sequined top, and leather leggings. but it’s the addition of the faux fur scarf that brings this outfit home. or maybe it’s those booties. check out the pring. outfit details:

Pants: Zara
Top: Jcrew
Booties: Dolce & Gabbana
Faux fur: Zara
Sunnies: Ray Ban

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sheela, editor of Sheela Writes does just that – writes. i always love a fearless voice out there that speaks their mind, and sheela has no hesitation of voicing her opinion. brava! plus she infuses her blog posts with her particular take on fashion. check out her faux fur jacket topped over a dress. a pair of fierce suede  booties complete this look along with a snakeskin clutch. outfit details:

Invictus Faux Fur Trim PonchoPoshmark
Ombre DressUrbanog
Bootiespurchased in Malaysia
Lizard Skin Clutch10 Crosby Derek Lam
Snakeskin CuffUnearthed
RingsGifts from Eve

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i decided to go old-school with a faux fur vest, plaid shirt, olive-green riding pants and suede boots. oh, and i added a scarf last-minute as the weather has been decidedly chilly these past few weeks.

labels: shirt Ralph Lauren (similar here and here); pants Loft (similar here and here); vest H&M (similar here and here); boots JCrew (similar here and here); scarf JCrew Factory (similar here and here); tote Zara (similar here and here)