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THE FAB40S | 8 WAYS TO BE A PRINCESS (YES, REALLY!) OVER 40

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THE FAB40S | 8 WAYS TO BE A PRINCESS (YES, REALLY!) OVER 40

This time Samatha wears ZOHARA "BLUE ORCHID" tights as part of the outfit for which the theme was chosen by the FAB40S

A great fashion tip on how to wear printed tights to accentuate details - thank you, Samantha!

The Fab40's | 8 Ways to be a Princess (yes, Really!) Over 40.

Welcome back to The fab 40's.

THE FAB 40S DRESS LIKE PRINCESSES.

Erm...
Really?!
{Yes, That was my initial reaction too.}

When this month's theme was announced I thought.....
What?!

My youngest daughter thought it was a great idea.
My 12 year old rolled her eyes and said...
"Oh Mum...please don't embarrass us!"

This month it was Sheela's turn to choose what the Fab40's would be wearing, and she wanted to follow last month's tricky 'Pop Art' with something equally challenging.

{Not half Sheela!!}

However, I am always up for a challenge and with such a diverse group of creatively minded women I knew great things could happen.

So, with some trepidation I took Sheela's Challenge and ran with it.

Princesses.
Over 40?
Can we handle it?
Let's find out....

The Fab40's | 8 Ways to be a Princess (yes, Really!) Over 40.

With Princesses as a 'theme' I was expecting one (or more!) of 4 things to happen...
  • Lots of Barbie pink.
  • Layers and layers of frothy tulle.
  • Sparkles, glitter and more sparkles
  • Maybe a tiara or two.
Scary stuff for real life, especially over the age of 5!
Once I had decided that the Disney princess I most admired was Elsa, the rest of my look came together easily.

Elsa is the perfect princess.
She is powerful and feisty.
Yes, she had some serious issues... a troubled childhood and more than her fair share of woes.
Life puts pressure on her and she flips out, going crazy...(we've all done that from time to time haven't we? PMT anyone?)
BUT, at the end of the day she comes good.
All without the need for a "Prince Charming" to save her.
She doesn't need a man to complete her.
She just needs the love of her sister.
Girl power all the way!

The Fab40's | 8 Ways to be a Princess (yes, Really!) Over 40.

This outfit was easy to wear, and lots of fun too!
The main focus of this look (for me) was this icy-inspired top and these gorgeous tights.
The tights are so well made and evenly opaque to the waist, so the slit in these jeans (at the top of my thigh) does not flash a reinforced area (yuck).
This sequined top is quite bold and eye-catching so I toned it down (very slightly) by adding a blue blazer.
I would have worn the top on it's own but the material is irritating, and it was pretty chilly, so this cream polo-neck was perfect.
Elsa-ish and cosy!

The Fab40's | 8 Ways to be a Princess (yes, Really!) Over 40.

White and silver brogues finished things off nicely.

{My wee bag was just for practical purposes (keys, phone etc) but I forgot to take it off!}
JEANS: GAP... these are cool!
SHOES: Aldo...similar
TOP: Topshop...mine was a pound! This one is similar.
BAG: Vintage...similar.
BLAZER: Monsoon...this one is bold.
EARRINGS: Vintage
 
Normally I like to talk about each of the outfits worn by my fellow bloggers, but not this month.
I wanted you to have fun trying to guess who inspired their inner Princess!
Pop over to the blogs (links are in the headings) to find out the full story.

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