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Friday, 25 May 2018

How to wear a Tea Blouse, over 40.

Topshop Tea Blouse and Orson jeans, over 40 | Fake Fabulous

Tea blouses are so pretty aren't they?

With a nod to the 1940's, and the 1990's!
That feminine and flirty vibe.

Adorable on girls in their teens (and twenties) but frumpy and dumpy on anyone over 35, right?
Tea blouses are probably a trend for the young, impossible to style without looking like an old maid?

Erm?
Don't be daft!


Topshop Tea Blouse and Orson jeans, over 40 | Fake Fabulous

Tea blouses (much like any other item of clothing) can be worn by anyone who likes the look of them, regardless of age.

As long as they fit well then why not?

BUT...hang on a minute!
How on earth can we style them over 40?

Young women wear them with denim (cutoffs or mom jeans) and mini skirts, don't they?

What can the rest of us do?

Well, I'd style a tea blouse much like I style most other things... with whatever took my fancy!

My Step-daughter (who is 25) wears hers with wrap-over midi skirts or Mom jeans.

Wrap over midi's... yes ladies!
Remember them from the 80's and 90's?
They're back.

Topshop Tea Blouse and Orson jeans, over 40 | Fake Fabulous

Today I'm wearing my tea blouse with some tapered rigid jeans... that are Mom-ish in style.
Very 80's too!
I think they look great with my blouse and I certainly don't feel like a frump.

This pretty little blouse was a bit of a steal!
I found it in my local charity shop... on the "No one wants us, boo hoo!" £1 rail.
Labelled a size 6 but definitely a 10!
A fail for the poor size 6 person who bought it then felt swamped.
A big one-pound-Win for me!

I love the pretty pattern and the super soft fabric.
It shows more 'chest' than I'd like, but having a smaller bust stops it feeling too va-va-voom.
If you're bustier then go for it too!
Tea blouses can certainly amp up the curves.

Topshop Tea Blouse and Orson jeans, over 40 | Fake Fabulous

Staying away from necklaces is the key to keeping the look modern.
Get those statement earrings out and keep the rest of your accessories simple.

I've paired my 'Jeans and a Tea Blouse' outfit with a pair of traditional clog-style sandals and colourful toes.
Job done!

BLOUSE: charity shopped for a pound (oh yes!) Topshop... this one is pretty.
JEANS: Orson @Topshop
SANDALS: Clarks (outlet, for a lot less!)... these are lovely!
EARRINGS: H&M (Old)... these are fabulous!

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25 comments

  1. I love it when thrift shop steals look so good! Lise

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    1. Awwww.. thank you Lise! And a pound too...uber-bargain!
      XXX

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  2. Thrifting is always the best. Love the colours of this on you.

    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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    1. I love a rummage though the pound rail.
      I found a cashmere jumper recently, wrongly sized as a UK20, actually a 10.... it's now mine!! :oP
      XXX

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  3. I've always loved the combination of a flirty feminine blouse with jeans. You absolutely look amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much Mireille...you are very kind.
      I think jeans make anything feel more comfortable and wearable!
      XXX

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  4. Your positive and encouraging attitude just makes me smile all over Samantha. You look so beautiful in this sweet and feminine style. The fluttery sleeves add nice movement and the whole look says easy, breezy and pretty.
    I love those obvious size mistakes. When I thrift I generally look one size down as well as one up. This produces some gems!!

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    1. Me too Judy!
      I recently found the most beautiful cashmere jumper/cape that is a perfect fit (uk 10) in the size 20 section!
      I never look at the sizes and always check the fit with a little tape measure.
      Often, I think the best bargains are hidden in obscure places!
      Wouldn't it be fun to go 'thrifting' together?! :o)
      XXX

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    2. Don't even go there! It would be a dream come true to come to Scotland and meet you Samantha. I still feel saddened by the fact that I'll probably never meet you, Anna ( Island Style) or Liyana A.
      Your cashmere jumper was probably hidden by someone in the size 20 section for later reference. Great find!!

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  5. Awesome blog, thrilled the sandals are clarks, they are the only ones truly comfy for me...
    Will keep an eye out for them on ebay xx

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    1. Thank you so much!
      You should have a look at the clarks outlet website... that's where these are from and they have some amazing pieces at fab prices.
      Of course there are also the hideous designs that won't sell but have a good rummage.... you'll find a gem or two, I'm sure!!
      XXX

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  6. What a fantastic look! And what a bargain!

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    1. I got quite excited when I found it Nancy!
      You can't beat a wee bargain can you?? :o)
      XXX

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  7. It would be so nice to find a tea blouse that is just a tiny bit longer to offer more tummy coverage.

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    1. This one kind of puffs over the offending area... a little bit!
      XXX

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  8. Necklaces are out? A choker would be pretty with this. For bustier women a camisole under this could offer a bit of cleavage cover. Lovely blouse!

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    1. I know Sheila! Who'd 'ave thunk it!! :oP
      Necklaces out with this kind of blouse, big earrings in!
      I agree about a camisole, but struggle to find on that doesn't make tops or wrap dresses look frumpy.
      It's so tricky!
      XXX

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  9. what a cute blouse, and it was a bargain!, You totally rock in it and I love how you styled it with jeans and sandals. Really cool and elegant!
    besos

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  10. Such a pretty blouse! Love the colors on you Sam! Those sandals are just so sweet, love the leather.
    I enjoy thrifting online on Poshmark, but you get some great deals!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  11. The blouse is just perfect on you, and it looks fabulous with jeans! Kx

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    1. Thank you so much!
      TBH I was struggling to find something other than jeans to wear with it... everything else reminded me of my Nan :oP
      XXX

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  12. What a bargain!! You look fab Samantha and not at all frumpy! I love the deep neckline it's very flattering and feminine xx

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    1. It's a smidge too deep for me Maria!
      I felt like my dumplings could boil over at any moment... and pulling/adjusting a top is never flattering.
      I used a little tit-tape! :oP
      XXX

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