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Today I’ve got some fun stuff to cover on my Monday fashion post. I’m wearing a colorful sheath dress over pants and I’m sharing my featured looks from the MRS Linkup (My Refined Style) #3.

Colorful Sheath Dress Over Pants

I am writing this post on a Saturday afternoon as my son jets his way to us from the other side of the world. To say I am excited would be a major understatement! He is thrilled to get away from the “cold” Alabama weather and get back to the tropical weather he is accustomed to. I’m sure some of you are already shuffling through snow by now, so I thought you would get a kick out of that.

Colorful Sheath Dress Over Pants

A sheath dress over pants is a flattering choice for fashion over 40. The sheath dress skims over the body, while the slim pants promote a strong vertical line. Pants also work well if a dress is too short to be worn by itself.

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, then you know how much I love to wear black. Not only am I fond of the all-black look, but I find that black provides the perfect contrast for any color.

Colorful Sheath Dress Over Pants

This sheath dress is my final look from KASH, a home-grown Filipino company that designs feminine and affordable dresses. You can see some other fabulous Kash looks I’ve worn in previous posts: mod style and jewel-toned.

Colorful Sheath Dress Over Pants

I have mentioned it before, but I will say it again. You will never go wrong with a quality pair of slim black pants. These Sloan pants from Banana Republic are easily in the top three pieces of my entire wardrobe. Select colors of these pants are currently 50% off.

Colorful Sheath Dress Over Pants

Colorful Sheath Dress Over Pants

Featured Looks From The MRS Linkup

The third My Refined Style Linkup was another fabulous success. Last week, 113 links were added from an awesome array of fashionistas over 40. I am excited to share some of my favorites with you today.

Each of these ladies oozed style and fun in their fashion over 40 choices!

Vale – Fashion And Cookies 

Vale - Fashion And Cookies

Kate – Two Take On Style

Kate & Jeanne - Two Take On Style

Tamera – Tamera Beardsley

Tamera - Tamera Beardsley

Anna – Anna’s Island Style

Anna - Anna's Island Style

They rocked it…wouldn’t you agree?! I pinned each of their looks to the My Refined Style Pinterest Board…come check it out! The holiday season provides an excellent opportunity to add a little extra colorful pizzazz to your style, so get our there and strut your stuff like this gorgeous gals did.

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Photos by Caera Grace Photography

Loving It, Shellie


  1. I really like this look! It looks great & it’s comfortable (and as Patti mentioned easy to get around in…). The turquoise is great with black & looks wonderful on you!

  2. What a great dress, the colors are so pretty on you.

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and had a wonderful Christmas. See you in 2016!


  3. Betty says:

    Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

  4. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I will have a Xmas linkup party on Thursday. I hope you can make it. I always love the dress over pants look.

  5. carmen says:

    I simply love your outfit Shellie, you look gorgeous! I am also a fan of sheath dresses and tunics and longer slimming tops.

    ♥ carmen

  6. carmen says:

    I simply love your outfit Shellie, fabulous colours, you look gorgeous! I am also a fan of sheath dresses and tunics and longer slimming tops.

    ♥ carmen

  7. You always look amazing! I like this combination a lot.

    Greetings from Elegant 40!

  8. Love the colors of your dress! You look fabulous. 🙂

  9. Thank you for the lovely feature my dear!

    You look quite beautiful in your sheath dress!


  10. Freda says:

    You definitely look fab! I love the color on you!

  11. Red Reticule says:

    I adore these fun colors and prints. Such a beautiful look.

  12. Lorna Mai says:

    I love this dress – the style, the patterns and colours. I like how you’ve worn it over the top of trousers. You look great

  13. Anna Parkes says:

    Thanks for today’s feature Shellie, it’s very generous of you to give me a shout out. I love the sheath dress in these gorgeous colours and I can see why you say the trousers are a must-have item. I clearly need to be getting something like this too, as it’s an item I’m lacking. And I just have to add that your smile is infectious – I have to grin right back when I look at your photos!
    Anna’s Island Style

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thanks Anna, as they sing in the Annie musical, “you’re never fully dressed without a smile!”

  14. cherie says:

    Love all the different patterns and colors in your dress Shellie. Your featured posts from the link up are so great!


  15. Shellie – Thanks so much for featuring my look…and I am all for dresses over pants – very cute!

  16. Darcy says:

    The colors in your dress are very pretty!

  17. This outfit is beautiful! I am so loving that sheath dress! Those shoes are looking really cute too…are they a wedge? You nailed another look, Shellie!

  18. Lucy says:

    This is an awesome look. I think I own about four pair of those banana republic pants love the fit and the quality.

  19. Patti says:

    Love, love this look. And it makes getting into and out of the car so much easier! Thanks for linking, xox


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