Style and Fashion, over 40.

Wide Leg Trousers & Vintage finds | Aubergine, Green and Orange.

Fake Fabulous | Aubergine satin wide legged trousers, orange camisole, green velvet shawl and heels, nude clutch, over 40.

This is one of those outfits that is so comfortable (with the exception of the heels) that I felt like I was cheating getting dressed.
Am I really ready to go out?
Or, am I just slouching around the house?

I could easily swap these heels for some gutties, for ultimate comfort, but I was heading out with a friend.
Being completely comfortable (and confident) in your outfit is the first step towards a great night!

Fake Fabulous | Aubergine satin wide legged trousers, orange camisole, green velvet shawl and heels, nude clutch, over 40.

The whole look started with these aubergine satin trousers.
They have been on my 'wish list' since they hit the shop.
So beautiful.
So impractical.
Too expensive!
{£69 may seem quite cheap to some people, but I am an avid bargain hunter and don't like paying more than I need to.}

I waited patiently for the inevitable money-off-code from the retailer.
I was hoping for a 20%!
Then, I was sent a "Please shop with us Mrs Blair!" £10 voucher.
Double discount?
Yes!
Time to swoop...

Fake Fabulous | Aubergine satin wide legged trousers, orange camisole, green velvet shawl and heels, nude clutch, over 40.

They were not a disappointment.
So wide.
So swishy.
So fabulous.

I love them!

The online model was wearing them with a black polo-neck, which looked very chic but a little too boring for my liking.

What goes more beautifully with aubergine than a splash of vivid orange?
Not much, in my book!
This bright (almost neon) camisole was just the ticket.

Fake Fabulous | Aubergine satin wide legged trousers, orange camisole, green velvet shawl and heels, nude clutch, over 40.

My green vintage scarf was the perfect carefree cover up.

This was such a lucky charity shop find.

Years ago, I was rummaging through one of those grotty "Everything for a £1" bins.
Normally they are full of hideous homemade scarves (not quite long enough to be any use) and cheap and nasty bits and bobs that are not really worth selling and should have been shredded for recycling.
This one was no exception, but I always like to have a look because you never know what could be lurking.
So, deeper and deeper I dug through the junk...
I was almost at the bottom when I found (stuffed into a small plastic bag) this beautiful velvet devoré scarf.

It is a huge square, with a knotted fringed edge.
Soft and supple, with a beautiful drape.

Granted, it smelt a bit foosty, and was crushed to bits, but I checked for holes and saw potential.
One long soak in biological detergent (and two good washes) and it was as good as new.
Beautiful.
Not even a thread missing.

Nothing gives as much (shopping) joy as saving something beautiful from the bin.

{I changed the contrast here so you could see the rich detail.}

Fake Fabulous | Aubergine satin wide legged trousers, orange camisole, green velvet shawl and heels, nude clutch, over 40.

Today, I have worn my beautiful scarf folded in half, like a shawl.
It is warm, but lightweight, and drapes elegantly... slipping seductively off the shoulders if required!

So, with my new aubergine trousers, orange camisole and green shawl, my outfit was complete.
A neutral clutch, green velour heels, a chunky bangle and large geometric earrings finished things off nicely.

Fake Fabulous | Aubergine satin wide legged trousers, orange camisole, green velvet shawl and heels, nude clutch, over 40.

Please share any wish-list items you have your eye on this season?
I would love to have a peep at what you are planning!

Or, please tell me about any Charity/Thrift "scores" you are proud of?
I love hearing from you!

Fake Fabulous | Aubergine satin wide legged trousers, orange camisole, green velvet shawl and heels, nude clutch, over 40.

TROUSERS: Finery
TOP: George (similar)
SHOE: c/o E5P...These are stunning (High end)...similar (cheaper version)
SHAWL: Vintage... I could not find anything similar online. This one is nice though.
BANGLE: Old. This one is gorgeous!
EARRINGS: Anise (these are nice)
BAG: Old as the hills...similar.


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Fake Fabulous | Aubergine satin wide legged trousers, orange camisole, green velvet shawl and heels, nude clutch, over 40.

Here are a few shots of me messing about with the raindrops on the trees.
Simple things make me smile!

12 comments

  1. What a gorgeous color combo! Well played!

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    1. Thank you Susan. The colours in the garden always inspire me to try things out! XXX

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  2. Oh Samantha! These colors are just delicious together!!! You look incredibly beautiful! The close up you standing in front of the turquoise blue wall is quite a shot. Something very special of you came through in that one my dear.
    Love the nod to fall. A lovely season but always brings a bi of melancholy for me. Fashion's colors always cheer me!

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    1. Wow, Judy...thank you for such kind words! I think I was laughing at my husband and his cheeky comments, more of a wry smile :oP.
      I love the late summer-early autumn colours. They fill me will a sense of calm, although the nights get darker so quickly here.
      Already it is dark when I walk the dog at 8pm.
      I miss the long summer days where the sky never truly turns black-as-night.
      XXX

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  3. Great pants! I just love comfortable wide legged pants! And the colors in this outfit are so beautiful together! You look absolutely fabulous!

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    1. Thank you Andrea.... I am getting to appreciate wide trousers more and more! Maybe my skinny jeans will get a break this Autumn?! XXX

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  4. Lovely outfit, I like particularly those colors working together so nicely! Your pants look amazingly comfy and cool!, and they're even more fabulous 'cause they were kinda bargain!
    I love your shawl, such a gorgeous luxurious texture! Love your accessorizing!
    Gorgeous!
    besos

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    1. I love a bargain too Monica :oD... Why should we pay more than we have to? Thank you...I am so glad you like the colours together. XXX

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  5. You look smokin', Samantha! The aubergine purple and the vivid orange contrast beautifully here. And of course, your accessorizing is always top-notch - love the chunky striped bangle, especially since you showcased the purple-orange side of it.

    My favourite thrift purchases are probably my two oversized Levi's denim jackets from Tokyo, which I absolutely treasure!

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    1. Hahaha...well spotted Liyana! The bangle has the punchy orange and purple then a muted stone colour, then peachy pink. And, because it is elasticated it can be 'stuck' up my arm to hold it in place (quite comfortably too...no nippy bits that pull out hairs!). I am so glad you noticed.... thank you. XXX
      P.S. Denim is probably the best fabric to thrift as it gets better with age. Great finds!

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  6. Oooo I love all of these colours together Samantha! It's a really elegant look, but with the bonus of being comfortable too - what a winning combination. Those trousers are to die for, but I can't succumb as I've recently hit the shops again big time. I did find a pair of green Mary Janes very similar to those ones. My reveal with be on Sunday so look out for that post. Lots of charity shopping though which makes it feel not so bad. Have a great weekend x
    Anna

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  7. Hi! Recently I found a beautyful long dress with the same velvet. Love at first sight. Electric blue. I bought inmediatly...:It was at El Rastro (Famous flea market) in Madrid (Spain) where I live...Bye!

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