Practicing What I Preach and Wearing My Work Horses

Warmer weather has FINALLY arrived here in Michigan! YES! I live for this time of year. Spring was seriously dragging it’s heels, but the next few days in the forecast look glorious. I don’t like to be in the sun per se (wrinkles and melanoma), but I love warm temperatures. It’s time to bring on the dresses and skirts.

I bought this Everlane striped cotton poplin shirt dress last summer and still love it. (Review post here.) Although…  It’s a bit tighter in the hips since last year because I have put on some weight. It’s amazing what 7-8 (OK 9 or 10) pounds will do. I’m working on getting back on track. I actually rejoined Weight Watchers because I need a little refresher course and the accountability. It’s amazing how many points are in some items that I was eating all the time. Yikes. While I am nowhere near my highest weight I needed to stop the creep.

I’m a big believer in wearing items in my closet over and over. Work horses. If I don’t wear it, it needs to go. I’m continually culling the herd of garments in my closet. I look at some people’s jammed packed, overstuffed closets and it seriously give me an anxiety attack. I would rather have less items that are good quality work horses, than a zillion things that I don’t wear. That’s what I like about every item I’m wearing here. This shirt dress can be dressed up, or down as I have done here. I chose to go super casual and wear it with a denim jacket and some fun colored sneakers. However, it would look great with some nude strappy heeled sandals, white blazer, and smashing gold necklace. Hmmmm…  If I only wore heels.

And seriously, if you don’t have a denim jacket yet, just go buy one already. My price per wear on this thing is less than a cent at this point . I wear it all the time. It’s a perfect topper for dresses. Especially, if you don’t love your arms.

Everlane midi shirt dress, denim jacket, Adidas Gazelles, over 40 fashion blogger, over 40 style blogger Spring look featuring an Everlane shirt dress, denim jacket and sneakers. over 40 blogger, over 40 style blogger blue and white pin stripe shirt dress, yellow and blue Adidas gazelles, 40 + style blogger, 40 + style blogger why you need a denim jacket in your life denim jackets are the best toppers for simple dresses, 40 + style blogger, 40 + fashion blogger showing a little leg in an Everlane shirt dress, over 40 fashion blogger, over 40 style bloggerWearing: Dress – Everlane, Denim Jacket – J. Crew Factory (old), Bag – Coach (old), Necklace – J. Crew, Sneakers – Adidas.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XOXO,

Ashley