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The Fab 40s Do Formal Holiday Wear

Morning ladies it's that time of the month again when the Fab 40s get together to show you how we each interpret a theme to our particular style.

This month is was the lovely Dixie's turn to choose the theme & our guest blogger.  Dixie chose the theme of formal holiday wear to coincide with the forthcoming holiday season that is fast approaching - anyone finished their Christmas shopping yet?!!

Needless to say this theme was right up my street as I love the opportunity to get the glad rags out & having recently (well a few weeks ago) attended a ball I've decided to recreate the look.

This jumpsuit is one I bought from Zara many years ago & was only around the £40 mark.  It has certainly been a really great buy as I've dressed it up & down for many occasion - flip flops & pendants for evenings on a summer holiday, as below for a ball & teamed with a biker jacket for a more rock chic kind of vibe to.




Necklace - Zara
Stole - Zara
Jumpsuit - Zara
Belt - Zara
Bag - Boden
Shoes - Zara


And here's how all the lovely Fab 40s ladies have styled this month's theme.




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Top - J Crew
Trousers - French Connection
Jacket - Thrifted
Clutch - J Crew
Shoes - Christian Louboutin




Fab 40s


Top - Calvin Klein
Moto - By Bernado
Skirt - Boohoo
Clutch - Urban Expressions
Shoes - Nine West




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Earrings - Forever 21
Top - H&M
Bag - Vintage
Joggers - Forever 21
Heels - Kate Spade




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Dress - Made Me Chic
Necklace - Chan Luu
Rings - Alchemy of England
Clutch - Ellebee
Boots - Made Me Chic


And finally Natasha our guest blogger for the month who blogs at One Woman's Style Evolution.




Fab 40s


Necklace - Laila Rowe
Dress - American Living
Top - Macys
Shoes - Clarks


Finally here's where you can 'shop my style' to recreate today's outfit.


Formal Attire


Belt - Zara £22.99
Shoes - Miss KG £55


So what do you think.  Do you see any ideas for any of your up & coming Christmas parties?  Or perhaps you've got your look already sorted?  I'd love to hear what you'd choose to wear.  And if you're still looking for inspiration I've got some more party wear outfit inspiration coming up in a couple of days so stay tuned!

Hope everyone's week gets off to a great start &  you survive Cyber Monday.  Just in case you haven't  spent out yet Mango have got 30% off everything, click here & use code 5CYBER15 & Boden's 30% off everything ends today too see here.

Finally if you haven't already entered don't forget today's the last day to enter my Elemis giveaway & win over £100 worth of products, you can find full details here.

See you tomorrow.

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12 comments

  1. These gals certainly know how to get dressed up!....Love your look though Jane, that jumpsuit is perfect, and with the fur stole too, it looks so good! It's such fun to get dressed up, and this time of year you need very little excuse!!
    Helen xx

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    1. Thanks Helen, like you I love the opportunity to get dressed up every once in a while & Christmas & New Year are definitely the season to do so, so bring on the sequins & sparkles! :-)
      Jane xx

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  2. You look as though you'd just stepped off a private plane, ready to sip bubbly with the best of them, Jane :) you never fail to surprise with tiny little accents that make the outfit all yours, in this instance, that stole xoxo

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    1. Aww what a lovely comment Sheela thank you my lovely. It's so fun collaborating with you all & seeing how we each interpret a theme to suit our own personal style.....now if only the private plane & bubbles were true! ;-)
      Jane xx

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  3. Gorgeous look. It's so elegant and beautiful ...

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    1. Gosh thank you Josep-Maria :-)
      Jane xx

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  4. Jane, I can hear the red carpet calling you to walk it. A starlet statement is what you made with this outfit, and I love it from head to toe. Everything about the outfit and the way you put it together is perfect....xoxo

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    1. Oh wow Dixie what a truly lovely comment from such a stylish lady as yourself, thank you so much that means a lot.
      Jane xx

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  5. I love your outfit, Jane bust beautiful. Classic and chic. Perfect. Lynne xx

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    1. Aww thanks Lynne, you can't beat an all black number can you.
      Jane xx

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  6. I scrolled through all your posts to see this one. Cannot believe it is all Zara (apart from the bag). Man this outfit looks like a million dollar. Fantastic. So chic, so sexy.
    Greetje

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    1. Thanks Greetje, Zara certainly came up trumps & you can't beat an all black ensemble can you?!
      Jane xx

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