Moto And Pearls: My Refined Style

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I love to mix feminine and edgy pieces. My overall look is feminine, so I like to avoid looking too “sweet.” A great combination for this goal is: moto and pearls.

Welcome to an exciting link-up for us over-40 fashion lovers: My Refined Style, created by the lovely Shellie of The FABulous Journey. We’re hosting 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 Harpers Bazaar magazine (kidding, for now, about that last thing).

This is a typical “post-career” (sounds younger than “retired”) look for me, but would also work well in a casual office. I grabbed a favorite chambray shirt (similar) and paired it with my tuxedo trousers (sim). That  made a perfectly cheerful look, but I needed the faux leather vest (sim) to make it more fun. Then the faux gray pearls (sim) for icing on the cupcake.


And oxfords, for style, comfort and a tiny scrap of color.


I like the vest worn open, too – not as chic, but easier to eat lunch this way : >

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  1. Top is super. In fact this leather vest is not fun, its trendy, it fit to rest of clothes and this is the best part. Looks great.
    Shoes… not perfect :). I suggest something like mocassins. And dark! It will be better.

  2. Such a fun look on you Patti. Moto and pearls. Perfect! It’s great to co-host My Refined Style with you

    • É como a Dra. Suzana di.rLz.emb.o-me da estátua (vivi alguns anos no Porto), e lembro-me muito bem do texto a que o caro Professor Massano Cardoso se reporta.

  3. It’s a great combination, and you wear it so well! Actually, Patti, I think you could do the full-on Rock Chick thing and look just as fabulous! xxx

  4. You’re smart — since you exude natural femininity, adding a touch of masculine energy to it is alchemical, not only creating interesting looks but emphasizing your feminine beauty by contrast. The perfect style choice for you.

    • Right? It’s genius! I’m just trying to figure out if the magical secret ingredient that makes it all work is Patti’s natural beauty, or if there’s any hope for the more ordinary and faded-cushion-like among us.

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