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THE FAB 40'S | 8 WAYS TO WEAR TARTAN, OVER 40

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THE FAB 40'S | 8 WAYS TO WEAR TARTAN, OVER 40

We welcome back the woman behind Fake Fabulous, Samantha from Scotland, UK, whose favourite quote: 

"BETTER TO BE LOOKED OVER THAN OVERLOOKED"(MAE WEST) well represents her credo.

 This post was originally published 26 December 2016.

The fab 40's in Tartan | Vintage pencil skirt and purple peep toes!

WELCOME BACK TO THE FAB 40'S.

I am delighted to be part of a group of international bloggers, called The fab 40's.
The purpose of this diverse group is to show how eight (very different) women interpret a specific style.
Each month there is a new theme chosen by one of the group.

The fab 40's in Tartan | Vintage pencil skirt and purple peep toes!
THIS MONTH'S THEME IS PLAID.
Plaid is a word I never use.
Of course, I have heard it used a lot online but I was not 100% sure what it really meant!
So I looked it up.

I was very pleased to read that plaid does not necessarily have to be a full on tartan pattern, and can include other checks like Madras, Gingham, Windowpane and Houndstooth.

This came as a huge relief as wearing tartan, in Scotland, at Christmas can look a little obvious.

I LOVE a splash of tartan, but sometimes I like to think outside the box.... or the checks, in this case!

{See some other Tartan outfits HERE, HERE and HERE}
The fab 40's in Tartan | Vintage pencil skirt and purple peep toes!
This outfit came together very easily.

My (much loved) vintage skirt was feeling far too "daywear", and deserved a little evening glamour.

{See it looking all sensible(ish)  HERE and HERE}

Tucking in a purple satin top picked up the purple in the skirt's pattern.
An obi belt pulled everything together and gave me a waist!
Result.

The fab 40's in Tartan | Vintage pencil skirt and purple peep toes!
 
Sparkly tights and peep toe heels glammed things up some more.
Simple, but noticeable, jewellery finished my look off nicely.

The fab 40's in Tartan | Vintage pencil skirt and purple peep toes!
TOP: Topshop
SKIRT: Vintage
NECKLACE: V&A in London.
SHOES: Boden, found in a charity shop.
BAG: Fiorelli
CARDIGAN: old 
OBI: Tkmax
TIGHTS: Gerbe c/o Mystockings.
EARRINGS: Matalan
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