One of my New Year’s resolutions was to get back to my love of fashion, both on the blog and on my sewing machine. I am planning to attempt to return to my college major, which was fashion design. A few weeks ago, I received a call from my friend Mary of Curly Byrdie Chirps. (We just featured her a few days ago here on The Haute Life.) Mary called to invite me to collaborate every month with the “Fab 40’s.” This is a really cool group of amazing international bloggers, where each creates their individual interpretation of a theme. I was excited by the idea of meeting other fashionista’s from around the world and also reconnecting with Mary, plus this fit right in with my resolution. So, I decided to take on the challenge! This month’s theme was Leather and Lace.
Lace is one of my favorite fabrics and the designer For Love & Lemons carries the most beautiful lace pieces, that to me embody their motto, Confidence and Femininity. In my outfit for this theme, I wore my For Love & Lemons top.
The leather piece was more of a challenge, Jessica and I touched on wearing crop tops over 40 in a post last year. For me and my body type, I will only wear a crop top if it is paired with a high-waisted bottom. I have searched over the last year for a high-waisted leather skirt and am still coming up short!
So, for this theme, I paired my lace top with my Rachel by Rachel Roy high-waisted pants and pulled in the leather theme with black pumps by nine west and a black leather clutch by Brahmin.
who wants to take me to dinner now? lol!
Please welcome my new fashion friends the Fabulous ladies of FAB 40!
Mary From Curly Byrdie Chirps
Say hello to Sam from Fake Fabulous
Tuxedo Jacket – NY&Co.
Lace Tank – Loft
Brooch – Vintage (from my Great Aunt)
Leather Pants – Guess
Lace Pumps – Joey O