Style Tips & Fun with Fashion, over 40.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

It's OK to Cheat (sometimes) #fakeituntilyoumakeit LINK UP

Autumn Style, over 40 | Culottes & Layers | Fake Fabulous

Cheating.
We all do it from time to time don't we?

I'm not talking about the BIG stuff here, where people get hurt, damage done or laws broken...I'm talking about the little things.
The silly things.
The things that don't really matter.
Whether it's out of laziness, or just mischievousness, sometimes we just can't help ourselves can we?
Well, it's impossible to be perfectly behaved all of the time! 😇 ...😈

Autumn Style, over 40 | Culottes & Layers | Fake Fabulous

Today I'm a big cheat and loving it!
But don't worry, nothing serious...
It's just this outfit was supposed to be created entirely from my Autumn Capsule Wardrobe pieces BUT I couldn't resist doing a little swapsie.

Oh dear.
Naughty!
Can you spot it?

Autumn Style, over 40 | Culottes & Layers | Fake Fabulous

My 'cheat' pieces are this green bag ... oh, and the checked scarf (oops).
I know it should have been easy just to grab a bag from the capsule BUT this bag was calling my name.
"Pick ME Sam!"
I couldn't resist.

Autumn Style, over 40 | Culottes & Layers | Fake Fabulous

However, I'm not ALL bad... These culottes are part of my Autumn Capsule Wardrobe and I'm so glad I chose them.
They are very comfortable, versatile and plenty of fun to wear!

An eye catching pattern (👀) in black and white goes with just about everything.
They also have that satisfying swish factor.

Autumn Style, over 40 | Heeled Tan Brogues | Fake Fabulous

Pulling other pieces together from the capsule was easy and effortless.
Especially these heeled brogues.
I love them.

{My husband calls them my "Nanny McPhee" shoes... cheeky!}

Autumn Style, over 40 | Culottes & Layers | Fake Fabulous


GET THE LOOK



CULOTTES: River Island
JUMPER: John Smedley
BAG: Osprey
SCARF: Vintage
SHOES: Clarks
CARDIGAN: Boden
NECKLACE: Tatty Devine

Now it's Over to You...

Last Week the gorgeous Trina turned my head with her post about a particular pair of SHOES.... See them HERE.
I am a huge shoe lover so it's not surprising at all!








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33 comments

  1. I love that fish skellie necklace - so fun!

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  2. A good swish factor always adds to the pleasure one feels from a favorite wardrobe item. The outfit is marvelous even down to the shoes. Thanks for sharing your experience with your capsule and for the link up.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

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  3. These culottes are amazing! A good swish factor is always a positive. :) Great look and your green bag is perfect with it!

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    1. Thank you Jennie..... I knew I would never be able to stick to 4 bags! :oP XXX

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  4. It's the necklace that's caught my eye, Samantha! It's gorgeous! Such fun! As are the trousers too :D
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner at Yogadocious

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    1. I'm always on the look out for interesting necklaces Suzy... this one remains my favourite though! XXX

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  5. I got my eye on you! Haha! I love those culottes! Thank you for hosting Samantha xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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  6. Maybe that's why I wouldn't be good at the capsule wardrobe---I'd always be "cheating"!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I'm terrible Jodie... 3 outfits in and I'm already straying! :oP XXX

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  7. Now THAT'S what I call a pair of trousers... they are flippin awesome, Samantha!! I'll forgive you anything of course, so you flout away when it comes to your capsule wardrobe. Especially when you pile some more pattern on more of those wide leg beauties :D

    Thank you for hosting my lovely! Hope it goes from strength to strength!

    Catherine x
    http://notdressedaslamb.com

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    1. Thank you Catherine, you are always so kind.
      I'm glad you like these 'fancy pants' too....I just can't get enough of them!
      They seem to go with everything :o)
      XXX

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  8. Those pants are so fun! and you know i love your fun necklaces! i love the colors of camel and the green tones too. you could also wear your Eye brooch if you wanted to match to your pants ;-) i love a chunky oxford too!

    have a lovely week!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. I did think about it Jess but it seemed to be lost somehow.
      Maybe too many eyes are not such a good thing?
      I'm so glad you like these shoes too!
      XXX

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  9. Darling outfit, head to toe. I don't consider ANY form of accessories as cheating with regard to a capsule wardrobe. Your clothing and shoes are in the capsule. You complied. Sky's the limit when it comes to scarves, bags, belts, jewelry, etc. That olive bag is divine. I just bought a forest green bag for Fall and now wonder if I must have olive green too. (Sigh - I do.) The scarf is a perfect touch with those fabulous swishy culottes.

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    1. I think you are right Kathleen!
      Obviously a capsule rookie mistake on my part.... I MUCH prefer the idea or limitless shoes and bags.
      Oh.... and clothes too!! (Oops!) :oP
      XXX

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  10. Those culottes are fabulous! They look great with the brogues. Switching accessories isn't really cheating...just being creative ;-) Thanks for hosting!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Creative? Yes!
      That is much better than being a big cheat.... :oP
      Thank you Emma. XXX

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  11. Love your look pretty lady! I have to say that I'm always smitten with your hair cut. So so adorable! Have a beautiful week!

    Carrie
    astylishfit.com

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  12. I definitely agree that it's impossible to resist the siren call of accessories! Haha. This is a great look, Samantha! The culottes are awesome and I always love seeing your fishy skeleton necklace! XXX

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  13. And that's why I've never done a capsule wardrobe....I don't like to be limited. Glad you added the bag and scarf. They are the perfect additions to the outfit.

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    1. I think I might not be a capsule person either Amy!
      Only 3 outfits in and already straying...oops. XXX

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  14. I did think you were rather ambitious/mad to be putting yourself up for a capsule wardrobe - you're a fashionista after all! Love the crazy culottes though, they're fab. Thanks for the link up x
    Anna

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    1. Hahahaha...yes Anna!
      Although we need to try things out, don't we?
      XXX

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  15. I've always read that the best diets are those that don't force you to deny the foods you love...maybe the same could be said of our fashion choices? I love that you're trying the capsule idea! I think it would definitely make my creativity work harder (and for me, maybe smarter?). I love your culottes and of course, the great necklace! Even with a capsule wardrobe, you still stand out! Thank you for the link up!

    Cathy V.
    www.cathyvstyle.com

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  16. Lavvv this outfit! That camel jumper and oh my God I WANT THOSE PANTS SAMANTHA.

    Also, Nanny McPhee shoes? Aside from me totally wanting those shoes for myself, I happen to think Nanny McPhee is AWESOME so I don't mind agreeing with your husband on that one! Although, perhaps he meant the shoes are "men-repellers" but style lovers like us are known to love "men-repelling" items anyway right?

    I first learned about capsule wardrobe-ing from this blog called UnFancy, but the blogger is such a minimalist - totally unlike you, Samantha! (I can see Anna and others commenting about it above, hahaha!) I must say I was interested to see how you get on with it.

    I absolutely commend you for giving the idea a try, and even though you've strayed I still think you're doing great job - MUCH better than if I ever were to give it a go myself! I mean, aside from the "cheat" items, you already have a stellar outfit on, Samantha.

    Can't wait to see what you come up with next with your capsule!


    xo, Liyana | Affordorable

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    1. Thank you Liyana. I find the minimalist look really chic and stylish... but it's definitely not my style!! :oD
      Thank yo for your kind words.
      XXX

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  17. 'An eye catching pattern in black and white goes with just about everything' mwahahah, you made me laugh and agree totally! indeed!
    those lovely culottes and the cute brogues are fabulous pieces!
    That capsule challenge is something very interesting and inspiring!
    besos

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