If you have a fairly casual lifestyle, like I do, you probably rely on simple formulas for getting dressed. If you’re over 40, you know yourself pretty well, and recognize which pieces, shapes, and colors make you feel your best. Whether you have analyzed it in a formal fashion or used your own inner wisdom, you likely are familiar with your core style.
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I know how I like to dress on a daily basis. True confessions: I sometimes dress-up nicer for Visible Monday pictures than I do on other days of the week. I guess I want to impress you all 🙂 What I’m wearing here is a typical any-day look, for Florida Spring, Summer, and Fall. The sheer red print top (similar) was thrifted in St. Petersburg, at the Revolve consignment store. The jeans (sim) are from who-knows-where. The indispensable walking sandals (sim) are by Naturalizer.
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Here are some pieces that play well with my core style:
I would have been surprised if you hadn’t touted the boho vibe here. That little red print is very cute on you. There’s something perfect zbou red with anything denim I think!
I love that you wear what you like and that you like bright colors! You always look lovely. I love dressing up when I go out and explore, it makes our day trips more special. And it’s fun to actually create outfits, come up with something new. When I am at home, I don’t wear jewelry, hats or shoes. I like to stay comfortable and wear dresses that are easy. Or even PJs. 🙂 But that wouldn’t be especially exciting to share. 🙂
That’s not you live now is it? How are you doing? What are you wearing for real these days. And how is your core self? I bet you’re still cute, even if you don’t feel it.
Hi Pao, no this is not a current picture. It’s from three weeks ago, before the Big Wrist Event. I didn’t think you all wanted to see me in my tank tops and gym shorts. 🙂
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Great color on you Patti! Yes, core style is all about feeling comfortable in ourselves and what we wear. I love color.. and certainly dont dress up all of the time.. casual for days at home. Great looking jeans too. BF jeans are my fav.
have a great week Patti!
PS. I should have pics from the total eclipse on Friday’s post. It was great!
Nothing wrong with wanting to dress to impress :))) But you got such a great style Patti. Your core outfit here speaks volumes. Thank you for hosting. xo Sabina
Absolutely love the cute casual look Patti…and the hair! xo
Your sense of style always impress me 🙂 This casual outfit is on point and chic!
I just love this casual style! Perfect!
Oh and I will link back to Visible Monday next Sunday when my post is fresh and new. So as many readers as I can drum up, can see the link.
I like your core style, Patti. Relaxed and breezy. For me it’s patterned oversized men’s button-downs with bell bottom stretch pants in a variety of colours and/or patterns. Not too different than my blog photos, although my hair can be a bit more droopy. And I don’t wear lipstick at home.
Don’t think this style is worth less than your dress-up style. I love it. This is so my choice. Your fuzzy hair is something I envy. Is your arm getting better?
Looking very good dear.
I can be found in cut off jeans and a tee most of the time when I’m at home or walking the dog : )
Love the bold colour and pattern on the top.
Gorgeous in red, Patti! I always dress in vintage clothes but on non blogging days I rarely bother to comb my hair! xxx
Cute top! I’m not far from St Pete…is Revolve a good place to check out? How are their prices?
It’s a great place – more for the younger women, but still plenty for the over-40’s. xo
I definitely put the “dressier” outfits on the blog… 😉 And I agree with you that it’s important to know what makes us feel our best. I also often wear jeans and usually try to dress the outfit up with some fun accessories.
Have a great week, Patti!
This Tee is so perfect for jeans, and looking so darling!
Have a great day lady!
Hello gorgeous lady! Rocking the red florals!
This is so cute, Patti! I love this color on you! Very vibrant and energetic. You look fabulous.
I dress pretty much the same as you if I am not doing a shoot for my blog. And even at that I end up in my comfy loose jeans and and a sweatshirt or tee. I love to play dress up but the rest of the time it is about comfort. Great post! Peace!
I’m amazed you wear jeans at all in Florida and don’t live in shorts or skirts. Cute casual look! LOVE that top!
I love the pretty red top paired with jeans. That’s pretty much my everyday type of outfit (when I actually get out of my pajamas!). Thanks for hosting Patti, hope you have a great week!
Such a youthful and relaxed look Patti, suits you to a tee.
Absolutely agree that a wardrobe has to fit a lifestyle! And the climate – always seems sunny where you live! X
Getting dressed is wonderful once you have found your core style. I love your top and sandals, and wish I could do casual as well as you do. I only found my core style when I turned 50, and now it’s vintage dresses almost every day for me! xxx
Absolutely love what you call your core style! It’s what I gravitate to on most given days as well.
I like the look, even the flat sandals. It’s colorful and perfect for the weekend. You look great!
I only have one pair of jeans and I can’t wear them in summer. Red and denim look great together, casual but still stylish!
Have a great week and thank you for hosting!
It’s nice to get off guard sometimes, let you hair loose and slip on something extremely casual and easy to wear. Your outfit has a nice casual vibe with a punch of colour
You are wearing my Florida winter outfit! I can’t wear jeans in the summer. I like your blog because it’s warm weather/casueal focused.
I think the blog is a perfect reason to take a little more pride in our appearance!!
It used to be because we went out in public, but now it’s for the blog, LOL!!
Thank goodness for my blog otherwise I probably wouldn’t get as nicely dressed for when we go out… Or maybe I would? I don’t know anymore!!
Love the casual vibe on you Patti – still looking fab! Thank you for hosting 🙂
I think we all spruce up a little extra for our blogs! Sometimes I walk the dogs in God-knows-what … my hubby always makes fun of me and says if only my readers could see me now. ;D
hehe that’s exactly what my OH says to me when I walk the dog, Dawn Lucy 😉
Feminine looks like this can be dressed up perfectly like you say, Patti. Pretty and versatile all rolled into one. Have a great week xx
Love you in red!!! Pretty pretty print top, such a sweet vibe!