Ladybugs, thank you for stopping in for the Ageless Style Link Up, 02.2021. My friend Carrie from A Stylish Fit has invited 7 of her blogging buddies to join her in the revival of this popular series. As more of an after-retirement lifestyle blogger, I am honored to be a member of this lovely group of fashionistas.
Ageless Style Link Up 02.2021
The Ageless Style Link Up will be a monthly series. Each month one of the gals will select a theme and all of us will put together a look or looks to reflect that theme. Carrie is kicking things off this month and she selected ‘sparkle and shine’ for our first theme.
I knew immediately what I wanted to wear…but I was scared to death to try the outfit on after gaining weight during this danged pandemic. The pieces have been hanging in my closet going unworn since I purchased them over a year ago. In fact, when I pulled them off the hangers today to try them on, they still had the tags!! Haven’t had a reason to wear much sparkle and shine in the last year.
My faux leather skirts from H&M. One mini, one maxi. When I tried them on waaaaaaay back in 11.2019 – yes, it has been that long – I couldn’t decide which I liked best. So I had no other choice than to buy them both.
I had planned to wear the skirts over the holidays with a sparkly top I purchased at H&M at the same time. Then life stepped in. And Covid reared its ugly head. For the year to follow, there was very little opportunity to wear sparkle and shine. So these pieces hung in my closet almost forgotten. Until today…
Sparkle and Shine
I was so excited to have a reason to dress up in this look. But waited until the last minute to try on the skirts, which were both a little snug when I purchased them. Practically fainted when they fit. And even fit a little better than they did when I bought them!! Merry Christmas to me.
For today’s post I styled both the mini skirt and the maxi skirt with the H&M sequin turtleneck. Have a look.
Maxi Sparkle and Shine
The blouse has a very loose fit. I tried it untucked first.
A little too blousy, I think. Scandalously, I wore a black bra – who am I? – under this semi-sheet top. But I like it!! Me, the retired elementary school librarian.
Even broke out the good camera for this post. And took my fashion haus outside into the first sunshine we’ve had in days. Decided I liked the top tucked into the skirt much better.
Added pearl and rhinestone earrings and my black patent pumps but felt like no other accessories were needed.
It felt so good to be dressed up again. It’s been a long time!!
Even if it was freezing outside.
Have a feeling this Ageless Style Link Up is going to be a lot of fun. And a good excuse to put on lipstick. Maybe even brush my hair.
Mini Sparkle and Shine
I was about frozen when I came back inside to try on the sequined top with my faux leather mini skirt. So I just snapped a couple of photos from the warmth of the guest bedroom that is my fashion haus.
Looking at this skirt now, I realize how mini it is. Might be time to pass this one along to my daughters or my 10 year-old granddaughter. Ha!!
See that cutie photobomber behind me? That’s Miss Purrsimmony. PC calls her Princess Pantaloons. One last close up and we will call this a post.
Hope you will run by to check out all the sparkle and shine my co-hosts are sharing.
Amy ~ Amy’s Creative Pursuits
Cammi ~ My Happy Place
Carrie ~ A Stylish Fit
Daenel ~ Living Outside the Stacks
Jamie ~ No Delusions of Grandeur
Jodie ~ Jodie’s Touch of Style
Leslie ~ Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After
Mireille ~ Chez Mireille Fashion Travel Mom
And then maybe share a sparkle and shine look of your own.
Thank you again for cheering me on for this first Ageless Style Link Up 02.2021. As you know, I am not the most comfortable in front of the camera. Or in false eyelashes. So this post was a big stretch for me on many counts.
My daughter Brennyn even got in on the action today. She sent me this filtered version of one of the photos above. Can’t lie…I love that it smoothed my smile lines and softened everything in the best way. Now if I could apply that filter to my hips!!
Thank you for coming by friends.
Hugs and kisses,