Hook: 40+ fashion Belief: Women should wear what they want Reality: Clothes fit different as you get older Info: 49, 5’7” 135, 2 kids, M-L, 8-10
TGIF! Why is it that short weeks always feel the longest? And as cute athleisure wear and sweatsuits continue to trend into fall and beyond, I am looking forward to wearing more sets with fun prints and colors like this one. 
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This one is almost sold out, but I included a few set and separate options below. Quite a few are on amazing sale!
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What do you have planned this weekend? 
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If you saw my stories last night, I showed you some of the prettiest packaging, that even included a sprig of dried lavender 💜🌾
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But the packaging is one small reason @christydawn is one of my favorite, sustainable brands of all time. 
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As an ambassador and long-time customer, I wanted to let you know about their latest AMAZING initiative, #farmtocloset 
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Two years ago, Christy Dawn leased 24 acres of depleted land in Erode, India. Working directly with farmers and artisans, they’ve been replenishing the soil through ancient practices of regeneration and traditional wisdom. They have been pouring their heart and soul into the Farm-to-Closet initiative — a radical experiment in reciprocal relationships, and a conscious effort to deepen our intimacy with soil, farmer, and ultimately ourselves. Christy Dawn isn’t just buying sustainable cotton, they are healing the earth. 
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This dress is just the first piece of mine from their #farmtomarket collection because I want it all! This floaty dress is perfect for casual summer outings and more (and it passes The Converse Test!). Christy Dawn’s pieces make all your boho, cottage core dreams come true! 
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I hope you will check out Christy Dawn’s Farm-to-Closet initiative, knowing that all of their pieces are sustainably made. I also just learned about their loungewear and I will share once my pieces arrive!
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Are you a fan of the romper? I have a close friend that calls them adult onesies, but I think rompers are a hero piece during the hot summer months. They are great for casual outings to date nights. 
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I am wearing an Isabel Marant romper from a few years ago, but I am eyeing a couple to expand my options. While I wasn’t able to find any that were part of the #nsale @nordstrom has the best rompers. Most of the ones I linked to are around $50 with only one that is $100. That one is a safari detailed cutie by Madewell in a sustainable fabric so #worthit 
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Since this beaded purse was clearly the star of my last reel, I wanted to share where I got it. Linked my exact one and a few other beautiful options below. 
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And all of these bags are handmade @etsy sellers which is a great way to shop small. Not bad for a Monday. 
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Neon colorblocking, fun layers, and satin separates on repeat this summer. Shop my daily looks by following me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app http://liketk.it/3iyFq #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKstyletip #LTKunder100 #LTKsalealert
Loving this kicked up sweatsuit for summer and beyond. The athleisure boho hippie vibes of the color and print really speaks to my soul - and the laid back vibe that is the theme of Summer 2021 for the fam and I. Road trips with no real itinerary or even destination in mind is just what we need! What are your summer plans? 
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Favorite Spring Looks - Coffee Death Grip Edition ☕️
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I cannot wait to break out these two great thrifted pieces on the regular:the floral skirt (it has pockets); and the polo dress (its vintage @ralphlauren). 
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These looks use my #vintagemodernmix modernizing both with the same pair of flatforms. Exact pair and a few other options are linked below, most of which are around $50 or under. 

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📸  @breezyritter
When the future’s so bright you gotta wear shades. And a dress to match. 
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Happy Friday everyone! Kicking off my weekend wearing one of my favorite summer style outfits, for work and for play. I still love wearing faux leather and these shorts are perfect for hot temps. I rounded up many similar pairs, most of which are on sale or under $50 to begin with. 
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My blouse and purse are vintage, but my shoes are from the same brand as my dreamy, patchwork dress. I linked to both the flat as well as the high heel style I am wearing. If you are interested in trying out my vintage modern mix, I linked to a couple of blouses that look exactly like some rather expensive designer blouses currently on the market. 
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Matching two-piece sets in easy fabrics are a summer outfit go-to. They work for everything from lounging at home to meeting friends for brunch. I would wear the pom-pom set I linked to on a date night or an evening with the girls. 
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The best part is that many of the sets are part of the #nsale and most, if not all, come in under $100. What are you shopping for at the Nordstrom’s sale? 
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It’s July which means that one of my favorite seasons is only a few weeks away. You might be wondering what season I am referring to, and the answer is Leo season ♌️
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As a proud lioness, I am fiercely loyal to both people and products I care about, so it should come as no surprise that I have added a few more Better Not Younger beauty products to my life. 

@betternotyounger is a brand founded by women in their 50’s with deep beauty industry experience and a passionate belief that women get better as they get older. Over a year ago, they gifted me with one of their shampoo/conditioner lines and I have since started using their heat protectant, volumizing spray, and even their hair gummies, to name a few, so I was excited when they sent me their Super Brow Serum Duo. 
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The more I take pictures of my face and put them out on social media for the world to see, the more I notice how much I do need pay closer attention to things like my brows. One swipe with the clear gel so they stay in place and another with the tinted gel to help with the appearance of fuller, thicker eyebrows. 
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Is it even summer until you have worn your #lwd or little white dress? From simple silhouettes to special details, there is a LWD for every hot weather occasion. 
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Except summer weddings. It should go without saying, but I actually had a lady wear a white formal gown to mine so consider this my PSA 
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Rixo is a brand I have been stalking on Nordstrom’s and Shopbop for a while, so imagine my excitement at their collaboration with everyone’s favorite fashion and lifestyle addiction, Target 🍾
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This dress is from a few years ago but it is still perfect for so many occasions. From summer weddings to Sunday brunch with friends, I reach for this dress time and time again. 
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Linked to a few Rixo and Rixo x Target pieces I am eyeing. Shop your screenshot of this pic with the LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app and follow along at LIKETOKNOW.it/AFashionatingLife 
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As you may know, I love taking a modern trend, finding its original vintage inspiration, and styling up both in my own unique way. From boho to street style to 90s vibes, patchwork is so versatile. And fun!

I also love patchwork and the fact that designers, from ASOS to Alice & Olivia, are still embracing this trend. Many times these pieces are made out of the material scraps on their own cutting room floor, and zero waste is an important step in cleaning up the fashion industry.

For vintage lovers, or for those who want to incorporate more vintage in their closets, this is an easy style to find on the secondary market. 

I have linked to some very cool pieces from both vintage sellers on Etsy to a few modern counterparts. 

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Going green has never been easier. From nail polish to full head-to-toe looks, this verdant hue is not going anywhere anytime soon. 
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An oversized dress with an oversized collar and oversized sandals is my formula for summer weather dressing that is both cute and comfy. I am really loving the modern sustainable brand called @native_youth 
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Linked to this dress and many others I am eyeing. Another great thing about this brand is that most of the styles I linked to come in plus size too. And most of them are on sale or under $50. 
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If you have been following us for the past month or so, you may remember The Converse Test. This is how I determine whether to buy a certain dress or not. I expect dresses to look good all dressed up, but if they look good with my Chuck Taylor’s, I know it will get plenty of wear. We stan a versatile dress 😊
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Linking to a few new Chuck’s I am thinking of adding to my collection. I love the Roswell themed pair even if they tell the world I am a bit of a sci-fi geek. #thetruthisoutthere 
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. Shark Week!
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Fun fact about me - I am an avid scuba diver. I also LOVE sharks. Exciting things happen when these two passions combine! And since pics or it didn’t happen, the big pic you see is me scuba diving with a shark off of Caye Caulker in Belize. He seemed much bigger in person 😁
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I still need to dive with Great Whites, but my ultimate bucket list trip is to the Galápagos Islands to dive with Whale Sharks. 
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But as a lover of sharks and fashion, finding ways to combine these two passions in a non-cheesy way….. Now that was truly scary. 
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Thankfully designers of all sizes are realizing there is more to this magnificent creature than a certain song about a family of sharks that shall not be named. 
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I love the dress with the shark bite hem and those shark tooth earrings. The candle is already on its way to my house. Check out what else I linked to by downloading the LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app to shop this pic via screenshot. 
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And who’s watching Shark Week! 
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While I love fall clothing the most, I love summer accessories the best. Here are a few purse and shoe combos I am eyeing. They are sure to jush up any summer outfit. 
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One of my favorite style hacks is the tee shirt dress, especially when they have special details like this one. The muted stripes, the wrap detail at the waist, make this dress seem fancier than it is. 
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And when it is only Wednesday in what feels like a very long week, feeling comfy and looking put together is key. Visit www.LIKEtoKNOW.it/AFashionatingLife to get the product details for this look and others. 
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I have decided that a summer uniform of sorts will be easy, breezy pieces in fun retro floral prints and this outfit is a perfect example. 
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While I was lucky enough to find these two pieces separately and on a discount (thank you @therealreal and @springfrost), I have rounded up a few other items I am loving, many of which are vintage treasures on @etsy 
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So many of you have DM’d to share more of my vintage, thrift, consignment finds, so I hope you enjoy these picks. 
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Still love my faux leather pieces, including this fun shacket. I linked to a few more pieces I am thinking of adding to my closet - and the olive colored wide-leg pants might already be on their way!


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Ugly, chunky, flatform, platform, wedge sandal and more. No matter what you call them, they will be on my feel this summer and next. 
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Don’t mind me. I am just over here living out my Sleeping Beauty, Carrie Bradshaw in Paris fantasies in this dreamy patchwork dress. 
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It is the perfect summer wedding guest dress, or any other special occasion you need to get dressed up for. 
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The patchwork trend will be going strong into fall and beyond from both a fashion and sustainable, zero-waste design perspective. 
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I linked to dresses with a similar vibe, including many vintage options. 

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Crop chef, crop drawer, crop dead gorgeous, ZZ Crop ( I live in Texas so I had to throw in that last one!). If you saw my previous post, you know that I am talking about my love of crop tops and puns. I am partly blaming @shop.ltk and the crop it like it’s hot email, but my blog name is fashionating, so there’s that! 
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No summer wardrobe would be complete without crop tops, both basic and statement. They can be worn with shorts, skirts, and jeans, but I love pairing a fitted crop top with wide leg trousers. 
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Easy summer dressing includes crop tops and fun printed bottoms. #partypants
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I wore these checkerboard pants to go axe throwing and I lost count of the number of modern day Viking looking gentlemen who went out of their way to tell me how much they loved them. 
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Could there be a better compliment than that? 
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Linked to a few fun options below. And speaking of fun….. have you tried axe throwing yet? I went with besties and we brought wine and a cheese platter. Highly recommend! 
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Plus, if it’s good enough for modern Vikings a f Jason Momoa, it is good enough for me!
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In full Sunday mode in fun casual pieces like these. You can instantly shop my looks by following me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app http://liketk.it/3iyGc #liketkit @liketoknow.it @liketoknow.it.home #LTKhome #LTKunder50 #LTKunder100
Better Not Younger is my go-to hair care line since they understand how a woman’s hair changes when she reaches her 40s. They also believe that we get better with age! 
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From volumizing shampoo and conditioner to heat protectant to dry shampoo, BYN takes care of all my needs. Take the hair quiz on their website to find the products that work for you!
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And don’t miss their FLASH SALE and enjoy 20% off orders of $75 or more with the code SUMMER20 
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Since these boots always get y’alls attention, I was able to find where they are still available. And I linked to a fun pair of slides in the same pattern that I am thinking about purchasing for when it gets too hot for boots! 

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Current @farmrio favorites have me dreaming of spring and summer. From weddings to date nights, they are perfect for every occasion.

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