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Jun 11, 2021

Fashion Over Forty: White and Navy for Summer

Happy Friday! 

Well it's surely been a while since I posted a "Fashion Over Forty" post. I really did plan on it, I even had these pictures taken some weeks ago, but somehow I never got the chance to actually write up the blog post, at least I didn't make it a priority as there always seemed to be something more important occupying my life and my mind. And with summer weather being here I like to spend more time outside. The battery life on my laptop doesn't hold any longer than about 20 minutes now so I can't use it outside and I just can't seem to do any blogging on my I-pad pro. I probably could use a replacement for my laptop, but I'm the type of person that holds on to things until they are officially broke and no longer work. My current laptop is 12 years old and even though it does have its flaws, I don't see the need for a new one just yet. 

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This outfit was actually inspired by Nancy's and Shelbee's upcoming "Good Buy/ Goodbye" monthly blogging series. For this month they have selected the theme of "Nautical" and I knew I wanted to join in as I love Nautical colors! Shelbee and Nancy will share the submitted photos sometimes midmonth  (each month with a new theme), so if you'd like to take a look what other's have shared, you may want to follow them.

So when I think of "Nautical" I always think of white and navy, especially stripes. Not that I needed reason to wear this T-shirt as it's one of my late Spring and especially Summer go-to's. Yes, it's an oldie (from Gap) I've had for several seasons now, and I can't see myself parting with it anytime soon. I just love the color and the style so much! 

Below is Gap's current Navy/White striped t-shirt in organic cotton, you might like it as an alternative. Personally I am not a fan of the high crew necks like on the T-shirt below (they feel too constricting to me), but some of you may prefer it. The shirt on the right side is another option from Old Navy


And I also found this striped t-shirt in a linen blend at Nordstrom Rack in limited sizes for a looser fit.

These white AG Prima jeans you may remember from this post back in April. They were a Poshmark purchase and are my current favorite style of jeans (I have them in blue denim as well.) They are a cigarette style, meaning something along the line of skinny straight. 

This exact pair is the crop style, which actually fits me more like an ankle lengths which is what I was after when I purchased them. 
If you're looking for a pair of white denim, Nordstrom Rack has several to choose from, not this particular pair, but maybe Poshmark is an option for you as well if you don't mind pre-loved items.

You might like these Kylie Crop by Paige as an alternative. 

And there are several more white denim jean styles available at Nordstrom Rack. 

My navy wedge espadrilles style shoes were purchased last year at the end of Summer from DSW. They are by Grasshopper and my second pair from this brand. This exact pair is no longer available from DSW but I did find them on Amazon. Super comfortable and I find them to be true to size or size down if in between sizes. 

I actually remembered to put on some bracelets this time :) The wider one was a souvenir I picked up in Myrtle Beach and is ocean themed, the two smaller bracelets came is a set from Target. The exact one is probably no longer available but they always seem to have some fun styles of casual bracelets to choose from. I love the multi colored metals for a casual look.

I am also wearing a necklace as well as earrings but they're hard to see. I'm wearing my silver infinity necklace (similar options), which is my current everyday necklace. I did switch out my everyday small diamond studs with sand dollar style earrings similar to these  but don't have a picture showing them. 

This straw crossbody bag I got last summer and it's my summer "go-to bag". I love that it can be carried as a clutch (the strap is removeble) as well as a shoulder bag, and then of course my preferred way - a crossbody bag! It's no longer available directly at Sakroots (where I got it from) but I did find it at Peltz Shoes. 

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Jennifer said...

I love this Breton look!!

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Joanne said...

Yep, a lovely classic nautical look.

Avec Amber said...

Stripes and white jeans for summer is always a great combo!

I hope you are having a great week so far!



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Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Jennifer!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Joanne!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Amber!

Jayne said...

I love the white and navy combination. You look fab! #MMBC

Sally in St Paul said...

Navy stripes & white jeans is such a classic summer look. The straw purse looks great with it! said...

Very classic, clean and cool!

the 4 M's said...

Really cute outfit: I always love anything paired with white and the cut of the tee is perfect and yes to any kind of espadrilles!

Gingi said...

I actually LOVE this look, as a Navy spouse, it reminds me of nautical and sea going goodness, hehe!

Shelbee on the Edge said...

Such a great outfit, Ellie! I love nautical stripes and I think espadrilles also have a nautical vibe. I am so glad that you joined us this month! The round up post is live now.


Nancy In Boise said...

Looks great, but having worn white slacks (in a clean office) you just can't keep them clean wherever you sit down. Personally I would do khaki instead. Cute purse!

Amy Johnson said...

Oooh, I love nautical looks! So cute! Great bag too!

Mica said...

You can't beat a classic striped tee! I have a few navy and white striped tees - they are really versatile and I love how it meets the nautical theme! :) Your straw bag is a cute accessory with it too!

Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup :) Hope you're having a nice weekend, it's another cold wintery one here.

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mummabstylish said...

Cant go wrong with white jeans, love your outfit thanks for sharing too. Jacqui x