Black And White And Thrifty All Over: My Refined Style

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Welcome to an exciting new link-up for us over-40 fashion lovers: My Refined Style, created by the gorgeous Shellie of The FABulous Journey.

We’ll do a link-up once a month, that all you 40+ beauties can participate in, and share the love. All you have to do is leave a link below, using the ever-familiar InLinkz tool, and mention My Refined Style in your post. Your link-up will be shared over seven fab blogs, and the New York Times Style Section (kidding, for now, about that last thing).

For my contribution, I went all black and gray and white. Moody, that is so me. Refined too, except for my bad language. The necklace is vintage (sim) and I found it at a local consignment. The scalloped black lace top (sim) is from Revolve Consignment in St. Pete, and the striped skirt (sim) is thrifted via my home base, Molly Mutt Thrift.

Good swirl factor on this midi skirt. I’m wearing my Calvin Klein oxfords (sim).



Layering a navy blazer (sim) is an easy way to make the outfit more Fall-ish.


Here’s all the scoop on the new link-up!

My Refined Style Hosts
Monthly Fashion Over-40 Linkup
Women shouldn’t have to follow a set of rules once they reach a certain age. However, the over-40 woman does develop the confidence to refine her own personal style and that’s what My Refined Style is all about!
This monthly Linkup goes live on the first Thursday (12:00am ET) of every month on 7 blogs and runs for one week.
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My Refined Style Host - Shellie


MRS Profile Pic - Jessica


MRS Profile Pic - Dawn


My ReFined Style Host - Patti


My Refined Style Host - Cherie


My Refined Style Host - Andrea


My Refined Style Host - Jennifer


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Stay fabulous, and show us your refined style,


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  1. Hi Patti, I’ve just discovered your blog and am so happy to see you thrifting! I live in the UK and we call it charity shopping of which I do a whole lot. Anyway, I do love this skirt – it looks like you could do a bit of swishing about in it. Am also loving your flat shoes. I wear brogues a lot too. Great blog, great style!
    Anna x

  2. Looking lovely in stripes, Patti!
    PS. I seem to be having a problem with your new blog address though – I have updated the link in my blog list, but it just reverts to the old one and I’m not getting the new posts. Help! xxx

  3. Hi Patti. I love that midi striped skirt with the lace blouse and oxfords. The oxford shoes and blazer make it a little masculine, but the rest is pretty feminine. I am so happy to join your new link-up, beautiful!!

    On Mondays and Wednesdays this month starting on Oct 5th I am doing a pink-themed link-up in honor of Breast Cancer but all outfits and pink things are accepted. Please join me. Thank you. =)

    Have a great weekend! Ada. =)

  4. Patti
    Love your detailed black top and the bit of the stunning burgundy in your shoes! Love your new website look! Great

  5. Oh loving that skirt and the detailing in the top is fabulous!!! Happy first MRS linky, you look gorgeous!!!

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