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This Week I’m Taking A Break From The Profound
October 10, 2015
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Cuties On The Road – Wordless Wednesday
October 14, 2015
image- waste basket and crumpled paper
This Week I’m Taking A Break From The Profound
October 10, 2015
two Filipino children in a tricycle
Cuties On The Road – Wordless Wednesday
October 14, 2015

Hi girls! This week we have a full fashion over 40 post. I am sharing a super-cute mod print dress and then, my featured looks from the first My Refined Style linkup. So, make sure to check out these featured fashionistas at the end of the post. Also,  this is the last week to enter the Fabulous Fall Giveaway

Mod Print Sheath Dress

Mod Print Dress

I am wearing a dress inspired by the Fall 2015 60’s Mod Trend. Of course, we plus-40 women are never slaves to any trend and most of us would agree that most runway looks were never meant to be worn by the average consumer.

But, we can definitely draw inspiration from them. Here is an example of a mod dress from the Valentino Fall 2015 collection. My primary takeaway inspirations are the print and vivid colors.

Valentino dress - (Source)


I am wearing a dress designed by my friend, Kasey Godoy. Kasey and I first met at the gym several years ago. Even though our lives and schedules took us in different directions, I have always kept up with her. A few months ago I discovered that Kasey and some friends had started a dress line, KASH. I love having an opportunity to showcase a budding Filipina designer.

Kasey creates simple sheath dresses that major on vivid colors and patterns. I was immediately drawn to this print shift dress because it evokes the 60’s mod vibe.

image - mod dress and neutral heels

image - mod dress and black/white flat sandals

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image - mod dress and black/white flat sandals

Apart from the gorgeous color, I like the comfortable cut of the dress because it fit loosely, yet still tapers in at the knee to provide a flattering line. The cut and style of the dress is equally suited for neutral heels or flats.

image - mod dress I followed the patterned motif of the dress by adding a Fossil stainless steel necklace with a similar pattern.

image - mod dress with stainless steel and silver jewelry

For another look I chose a silver tassle necklace (Jones New York), silver bangles (Brighton) and stainless steel rings (Fossil).

Brighton Bangles and Fossil rings

For my friends in the Philippines, Singapore and UAE…check out KASH!

Shop This Look

Charter Club Geo-Print Shift Dress

INC International Concepts Plus Size Border-Print Shift Dress

Jessica Howard 3/4-Sleeve Geometric Print Shift Dress

Featured Looks Of My Refined Style

I was beyond thrilled with the support and interest from so many fabulous over 40 gals for the first My Refined Style Linkup. We had 92 links and over 4800 views…and may I say, you girls looked awesome!

Make sure to follow the My Refined Style Pinterest Board.

I am sharing just a few of my favorite fashionistas from the linkup.  I will be pinning these ladies on the My Refined Style Pinterest Board as well!

Debbie - Fashion Fairy Dust

Fashion Fairy Dust

Debbie shared a super-cute lace trimmed sweater with skinny jeans and I must say her red hair looked absolutely fabulous.

Mary - Mary Murnane

Mary Murnane

Mary  brought us tweed with a twist. The peekaboo cobalt blue color really elevated the whole look.

Ana - Mrs. American Made

Mrs. American Made

Ana  looked so chic in her long tweed blazer and skinny jeans.

Phew, and that wraps it up for this fabulous fashion over 40 post. Have a fabulous week!

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Check out the other fabulous fashion linkups I’m joining this week – My Linkups!

Photos by Caera Grace Photography

Loving It, Shellie



  1. Jennie says:

    Gorgeous dress, Shellie! I love a great shift dress, and this one has such a fun print. I need to add your Refined Style link-up to my list and join the party. 🙂 Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

  2. Love this mod dress on you!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week.


  3. The patterns and colors on the dress are so super pretty and you can’t go wrong with loose fitting and comfortable! Thank you so much for the feature…I’m honored!

  4. Dawn Lucy says:

    I love a mod print! Super cute dress, Shellie! And fab picks from the link up!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!
    Dawn Lucy

  5. Susan W says:

    Shellie, love the Mod dress, so very flattering on you and it looks really comfortable…by the way you have the cutest hairstyle! Would love to know how you style your hair.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Hi Susan, Thanks for the lovely complement. In terms of my hair, a volumizer or root lifter is essential. Other than that I don’t use other styling products because they can get too heavy. I blow dry my hair upside down and then finish off with a metal core round brush in the front. If I want a kick in the back, then I will spray on a little styling spray to piece it out…hope that helps 😉

  6. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love the color combination!

  7. Tara Reed says:

    As an artist I LOVE this post and I NEED that dress! Pattern and pops of color with black and white are my favorite. Thanks for the inspiration for all the accessories too – good to see what other people do so I don’t get stuck in a rut. 🙂 #BlogShareLearn

  8. Linda Hobden says:

    Wow, that mod inspired dress looks fantastic – I too love the colour & patterned 60s/70s trend that is hitting the stores at the moment and have got a few dresses of that ilk.
    Visited via #BlogShareLearn

  9. Your dress caught my attention. Love the print and colors and the fit seems just perfect. I totally missed the My Refined Style linkup, will have to link up next time. ~Cynthia

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thanks Cynthia…we’ll look forward to having you join the first Thursday of November!

  10. Jill says:

    Your mod dress is so fun! Love the pattern and colors!

    Doused In Pink

  11. dan says:

    Hi! You look so nice in your colourful dress! The simple shape and the gorgeous print suit you perfectly!

  12. I love the layering when it comes to fall! Boots and tights and coats 🙂

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Ohhhhh, me too Jen! I really miss it when I am here in Asia. I appreciate you stopping by.

  13. That dress is fantastic!!

  14. Thanks for sharing my photo! And always a fan of a versatile piece, I can see that dress with leggings too like a tunic. I love the print and it looks fabulous as you have styled it. : ) Ana

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      You are so welcome…you look fabulous in that outfit! I so appreciate you adding it to My Refined Style!

  15. Darcy says:

    You dress is so pretty! Love the bold print!

  16. Mary says:

    You look so beautiful in your “mod” dress, Shellie! Love the pattern and colors! The sheath-style silhouette remains my favorite cut. it always looks chic, yet affords so much comfort. You can’t beat that!

    Thank you so much for featuring me today! I am truly honored. It’s been so fun for me to discover and interact with this new community of women who enjoy sharing their personal style. Thanks again and have a wonderful day! xox-M

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      It was my pleasure, Mary! That tweed jacket really is something special and of course you are a gorgeous model.

  17. Patti says:

    Love this mod dress, Shellie – you wear it beautifully! xo


  18. Stacey says:

    Besides the beautiful fall clothes, I love the relief from intense Texas heat.

    You look amazing in that dress!

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thanks Stacey. It is great to be able to dress the way you want to without worrying about how hot you’ll be! I am so glad you stopped by.