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I’m wearing the perfect plum color for Spring and I’m bringing you not one, but two fashion linkups in today’s post! Months ago I signed on to co-host Thursday Fashion Files and wouldn’t you know it…I picked the one Thursday in March where we also run My Refined Style.

Soooo, you can just count yourself doubly fortunate to have twice the fun this week! Make sure to scroll all the way down to catch all the fashion goodness I’ve got to share with you today in both linkups.

perfect plum color for Spring, fashion over 40, linkupPerfect Plum Color For Spring

Spring is in the air and for some of you snow bunnies it’s not a minute too soon! This is that funny time of the year when you are itching to break out your warm weather clothes, but the elements don’t always want to cooperate. Plum is the perfect color for this time of the year because it has the depth of winter, but also the floral notes of Spring.

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For this everyday casual look I chose a peter pan color top and dark washed denim “skinny” jeans. Here’s a tip for wearing skinny jeans over 40. Skinny jeans don’t have to cut off your circulation to be flattering. In fact, they are much more flattering when they don’t cut deep creases into your leg. Choose a light-weight fabric with some stretch that skims the body instead of clinging to it.

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The accessories carry the plum notes throughout this outfit. You’ll notice that I’m wearing the same multi-colored belt that I wore in a post earlier this week. Do not be afraid to purchase vivid, multi-colored accessories. You will be surprised how easy they work with multiple outfits when your wardrobe pieces are kept classic.

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It’s hard to believe we’ve already arrived at week six of the My Refined Style Fashion Over 40 Linkup…my how time flies when you’re having so much fun!

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Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files with Jill at Doused in Pink and Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom! We are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits with us.

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Shellie at The Fab Journey is our co-host this week. She is from the South, but has lived and worked in Asia for the last 21 years. She is married, has two kids and follows Christ. Shellie shares how to live your life journey to your best, shares fashion and health posts as well.

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  1. With the warmer weather coming, I’ve been all about the shoes lately. I’m so tired of boots! These pairs are gorgeous! Thanks for linking-up with Carrie and me this week!

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      It’s funny, when cold weather starts, everyone is ready to pull out their boots and then by Spring we’re ready to get them off!

  2. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Your shoes are awesome!

  3. Elena Peters says:

    I freaking love plum and I tell you, I don’t think I have met an older woman who that colour does not flatter. You look gorgeous as always! Thank you for participating in #blogsharelearn

  4. I love casual, but your wedges are so dang cute with your outfit, love the pop of color!!

  5. amy says:

    Such a pretty color!

  6. Shellie I adore that top… It works so well with the necklace chains (must remember that)! Good point about skinny jeans too, I’m slowly backing away from the tight skinnies 😉

    Thank you so much for hosting, have a wonderful weekend!

    Catherine x

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Hi Catherine. I still wear the skinny skinny jeans, but the looser ones sure feel a lot better!

  7. Jill says:

    I love peter pan collar detail on that top! Those bright pink wedges are really cute too! Thanks for co-hosting with us this week!

    Doused In Pink

  8. Jennifer says:

    You look great! I love this sandals. So great hosting MRS with you!

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      It’s always a pleasure to share this little piece of the month with you as well, Jennifer!

  9. Shea says:

    I love your look, and you summed up the weather this time of year perfectly–I want to wear all the spring things but the weather doesn’t always cooperate. Love those adorable flats!

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thanks Shea…yes, this seasonal transition time takes a little finesse to pull off.

  10. Jennie says:

    Oh, I really like this pretty top, Shellie! It looks so great styled casually. Also your wedge sandals are a beautiful color.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Of course you would love the color, Jennie. You always do such a great job of pulling out vivid colors in your outfits!

  11. Love this Peter Pan top! This is such a chic casual look!


    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Me too, Kathrine. I like how the Peter Pan collar instantly lends polish to a casual look.

  12. Rebecca says:

    Wow I love those wedges – they look so flirty and fun makes me more excited for Spring more! Have a lovely weekend!


    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thanks Rebecca…that plum grabbed me as soon as I spotted them!