Mom of Style Jo-Lynne Shane

Jo -Lynne ShaneIt’s easy to get lazy about looking stylish especially when you’re at home raising kids. Blogger Jo-Lynne Shane knows what I’m talking about.

In 2006 Jo-Lynne was a stay-at-home mom who had left a career in elementary education to bring up her three children. She started her blog, Jo-Lynne Shane, on a whim and grew it into a major lifestyle site featuring beauty segments, recipes and food finds, travel tips, and fashion.

Jo-Lynne found that when you work at home all day and the only people you see are your family and the mailman, it’s hard to motivate yourself to get dressed. She calls this the dreaded “frump rut” and has struggled hard to overcome it by creating a few go-to outfits that are casual, practical and stylish.

Today, I’m sharing some of  Jo-Lynne’s casual looks- many of which are based around “an obscene amount of jeans of various shades, colors and styles” which she uses to mix up her daily outfits so they don’t get stale.

Take look at this mom of style. Continue Reading

Midlife Chic ~ She’s Got The Look

NIKKI (1)Recently I started following a blogger whose story is so similar to my own that I instantly felt a connection. For many years Nikki Garnett had a wonderful career in London as editor of  Selfridges magazine. (I enjoyed a successful career as TV producer/host in Toronto.)

We both had fabulous wardrobes, invitations to all the “it” parties and were always surrounded by really creative people. But after our children were born it became difficult to juggle career and family, so we decided to step back and focus on our families.

After a few years away from the corporate world something happened.  Nikki describes this as her “Once I was…” period. She missed her job, she missed the interaction with like-minded people, so to bring some creativity back to her life she reinvented herself by starting a blog.

At Midlife Chic, Nikki shares her personal journey to regain her style in the hopes that it might help anyone else who might also be in the same place.

I got the chance to talk to Nikki about her ideas on style and show us some of her favorite outfits. Continue Reading

Ava Grace’s Closet ~ She’s Got The Look


Follow my blog with Bloglovin I've been blogging for several years now and have made many blogging friends from around the world. But just recently I came across a 40+ fashion blogger who lives … Continue Reading

Favorite Fall Coats of 40+ Bloggers


Follow my blog with Bloglovin The mornings are a little cooler and the leaves are about to change. It's that time of year when you need to start thinking about a cute fall coat. Here's a look at … Continue Reading

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Why is this woman smiling? ...and the one below? These photos were taken back in January at the start of NY Fashion week, when designers previewed their Fall 2014 … Continue Reading

Dressing Creatively in Knits ~ What I Wore

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If you have a creative streak and like to dress that way, then you need to check out some of the interesting knits that are coming out this fall. One of my readers is already ahead of the game. Ela … Continue Reading

Neon Rainbow – What I Wore


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My Readers – Dressed for Summer

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Summer is the perfect time to shed the drab layers and put on a colorful, pretty dress. Take a look at how these readers glow in their favorite summer dresses. Tropical Prints There are some … Continue Reading