The Beginner’s Style Guide for Busy Moms

The Beginner’s Style Guide for Busy Moms
  • If you are a mom over forty, you know that we are busy, I mean, really busy. Who has time to shop or worry about personal style. Well that’s where I come in. I offer inspiration and resources, so that you can find cute outfits online easier and faster…. and who doesn’t want to make life a bit easier?
  • All of my life people have always asked me where I shopped and the truth is that I shop everywhere, because I love it. Over the years, I’ve developed a lot of tips and tricks to making a wardrobe that I love. I know longer struggle with picking out an outfit every day. I no longer stand in front of my closet, with “nothing to wear”. Think of this, as your one-stop resource to outfit ideas, online store reviews, new store recommendations and outfit inspiration for every occasion.

What is Over Forty Style?

  • The rules that my mother followed, no longer exist. Being over forty is amazing! We know ourselves better and know what we like and dislike. By now, we know what looks good on us and are no longer willing to waste money on throw away items.
  • There is a common misconception that style must follow a certain formula. The truth is that style is deeply personal. The rule that I follow is that… if it makes you feel confident and beautiful, then you should wear it.

How to get started with building a wardrobe that you love…

  • In order to create a wardrobe that you love, you must first take stock of the things you already own. I try to do this at least twice a year; once in May and again in late September.

Tips for Success

  • Keep it simple… shop online instead of going to the mall
  • Think about the 3 Q’s: quality, quantity and question (ex. can I wear this item with more than one thing in my wardrobe)
  • Look for outfit ideas in order to reimagine the items that you already own

Common Questions

  • What are your favorite stores?

    • Below, you’ll find some of my favorite stories. Feel free to print it out for the next time you are looking for an online store.
  • Online or in-store?

    • About 90% of the time, I shop online now. I find most stores have better selection online and the majority are offering free shipping. It’s easier and I can try on clothes in the comfort of my own home!
  • How would you describe your personal style?

    • Classic, effortless and feminine.
  • Who is your personal style icon?

    • I LOVE Olivia Palermo’s style (google her!), also love Meghan Markle, Jessica Alba, Kelly Ripa and Charlize Theron.

The Last Thing You Need to Know about My Forty Something Style

  • Have you noticed that a lot of your favorite stores do not carry the same clothes that they show online? There is a whole world of clothes, accessories and jewelry from online retailers that you will never see in the stores. There is also a new crop of online stores offering items that you might not have ever seen before.
  • After years of experience, and many mistakes, I have mastered the art of online shopping and I want to share everything that I have learned with you!
  • Stick with me and I will share my online finds, tips and tricks for shopping online, and where to find the perfect outfit for every occasion without ever stepping foot in a store.
  • I would love to hear from you! I want to know what types of outfits, stores and tips you want to hear. Please leave any ideas or questions in the comments!

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