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The FAB 40's | 8 Ways to Wear Leather and Lace

The Fab 40's | 8 Ways to Wear Leather and Lace | Fake Fabulous

Welcome back to the fab 40's.

I am delighted to be part of a group of international bloggers, called The fab 40's.
The purpose of this diverse group is to show how eight (very different) women interpret a specific style.
Each month there is a new theme chosen by one of the group.

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This month's theme is Leather & Lace.

Leather and lace....hmmmm.
This one is a good one!

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This outfit came together very easily.

I had just bought a vintage leather skirt and was deciding how to wear it.
Well, that question was just answered for me!

My lace boots were a MUST for this look.
They are very comfortable and have stayed surprisingly clean despite walking miles in all weathers!
A lace panelled (and studded) sweatshirt, and a thermal rollneck, were the perfect partners.
The studded neckline took away the need to think about jewellery.
This was a throw-on-and-go outfit.
Some cosy opaque tights and my grey bag finished things off nicely!

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SKIRT: Vintage... but new to me! from eBay.
JUMPER: Charity shop
BOOTS: Clarks
TIGHTS: Falke
Undertop: Uniqlo
BAG: Dune
POMPOMs: Various

Introducing our Guest blogger this month... 

Kimberly from The Haute Life

Kimberly is another mum of 4 (a lady on my wavelength) and lives by the moto... 
"Life is short, live it Haute!"
Click through the link above to read her story.

Over 40 AND a cropped top?... Yes indeed!

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Top: For Love and Lemons 
Pants: Rachel by Rachel Roy
Shoes: Nine West 
Clutch: BRahmin 

Sheela from Sheela Writes

We can always rely on Sheela to push the boundaries and make us think outside the age-appropriate box.
Sheela is NOT intending on disappearing into the background anytime soon!

This lace skirt (that she is wearing as a dress) is both sexy and perfectly demure.
A nude leather jacket and trademark fierce shoes makes for a knock-out look!
LOVE.

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Blush Leather Jacket: Sans Souci
Black Lace Skirt (worn as dress): StyleWe
Combat Booties: Bakers
Necklace: Mirina Collections
Bangle & Ring: Happiness Boutique
Sunnies: Poshmark
Lipstick: Palladio

Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

Ann is so cute here!
She has kept the colour palette light and spring-like.
{It looks like the weather in Hong Kong is slightly warmer than here in Scotland!}
Ann looks feminine and comfortable.
A practical and fun look.
Loving those shoes BTW Ann!!
If you ever get tired of them...

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Sunnies: Hua Hin Night Market
Top, skirt, earrings, and waist bag: Forever 21
Denim sleeveless jacket: Topshop
Nude fishnets:Ladies' Market, Hong Kong
Silver anklets: new(!) from India
Wink-wink slip-ons: girls department Target

Jennie from A pocketful of polka dots

Jennie always manages to mix the masculine with the feminine.
This outfit is a great example of a everyday-wearable leather and lace look.
Leggings, top, blazer and heels.
So simple.
SO effective.
Proving that 40+ women can (and should) still smash it when it comes to style!

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Tuxedo Jacket - NY&Co.
Lace Tank - Loft
Brooch - Vintage (from her Great Aunt)
Leather Pants - Guess
Lace Pumps - Joey O


Diane from Fashion on the fourth floor

Diane is undeniably genetically gifted!
Her long lean limbs make these leather shorts look easy to wear, and utterly glamorous.
The white lace top is elegant and feminine.
If you're lucky enough to have gorgeous legs then this could be the look for you.
The whole outfit is ageless, fresh and fabulous!


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Lace/Crochet Top - Shein
Tank Top - Greige Goods in Stillwater, Ok.
Leather Shorts - Banana Republic
Tights - Macy's
Boots - Target
Clutch - Kent Stetson

Mary from Curlybyrdie Chirps

Mary's got it down when it comes to wearing a pencil skirt.
I mean...come on!! How good does this green leather skirt look?

Her blouse is feminine (and demure) and those ankle boots keep the whole look fresh and modern.
Top marks Mary!

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Skirt and Booties: Target 
Blouse: Lauren Conrad - Kohl's 
Scarf: Calvin Klein 
Bag: Jcpenney 

Veronica from CID Style file

Veronica is FIERCE in this leather and lace combo.
Simple and super-cool.

This is how to execute the classic "floaty dress + leather jacket" look.
AND accentuating her fabulous pins at the same time.
She does it with ease.

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Dress: Avenue
Moto Jacket: Simply Be
Boots: Jeffrey Campbell
Sunnies: Burberry
Tights: Lane Bryant
Earrings: Macy's 

Which of our Leather and Lace outfits would you wear?

Please let me know your thoughts by leaving me a comment.
Or contact me!
I love hearing from you.

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11 comments

  1. It's great to see a challenge like this with all the different interpretations. Your lace shoes are so unique! And those furry pompoms add a fun touch.

    Gail
    Isthismutton.com

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    1. Thank you Gail. These shoes are among my most treasured... they always make me smile.
      I'm so glad you like them too! XXX

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  2. Ah you are all so smashingly fabulous. I love your lacy shoes! Thanks for linking up, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  3. Love you spin on this theme . I love the pom poms on the bag and those shoes are everything 😍😘

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    1. Thank you Mary.... I'm so glad you like them too! XXX

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  4. I am so glad you showed a close up of your amazing lace booties! Wonderful layering, as always, and I like the choice of muted shades. I also really liked that you did a casual half-tuck of your sweater for a better balance.

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    1. Thank you Jennie, it was a great theme wasn't it? XXX

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  5. Don't you love it when the outfit comes together easily! Feels so good! So perfect! That sums up your style pretty lady. I love seeing and listening to your assembling of an outfit. I can hear you. And I love it!

    You've reminded me of a sweatshirt I must pull out and wear too... Eek! I have too many clothes. These shoes though--I'll be wearing them till they're threadbare. They're too cute not to!

    Love, Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

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  6. Only now am I able to appreciate the studded neckline of your sweatshirt, Sam, so lovely!! And equally lovely are your lace booties. How cool is it that you have a pair of lace booties. I heart them so badly.

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