THE FAB 40's AND FAIRY TALES


Fairy Tales are just magical, aren’t they? That’s why I was super excited when My dear friend Suzy of Suzy Turner asked to join this month’s Fab 40s and the Tales of the Unexpected Fairy Tale theme. I was lucky enough to join this lovely group of ladies once before and I am a huge fan of their blogs and their style and what they bring as Fabulous 40’s ladies. I knew right away that I would want to feel like a princess. I mean May has been the month of the Princess with the royal wedding nine days ago. I was thinking something along the lines of Cinderella, Rapunzel and with this dress shape, maybe even a bit of The Little Mermaid thrown in. 


This Wayf Penelope Dress stole my heart from the very beginning. The marble ice color is just soooo Good! 


 The Platinum Nickel and Suede earrings are a favorite of mine and I had to wear a black choker like Cinderella.



 My sweet oldest son took these photos in our woods right after a rain where we both endured numerous mosquitoes bites..fashion sacrifices I tell ya!  


All Modern Day versions of course..a cross between Blake Lively’s Cinderella dress and as Suzy reminded me, the Johnny Depp version of Cinderella.



HERE THEY ARE: THE BEAUTIFUL GROUP OF FAB 40's in their UNEXPECTED FAIRY TALE ATTIRE!

SUZY ~ SUZY TURNER


Suzy's Outfit Details Mary's Outfit Details
Dress: Massimo Dutti
Waterfall Cardigan: Local Chinese shop
Shoes: hand-me-downs from a friend
Silver Clutch: inherited
Feather Earrings: H&M
Feather hair clip: Bijou Brigitte
Evil black necklace and silver bangle: local gypsy stall 

JENNIE ~ A POCKETFUL OF POLKA DOTS


Jennie's Outfit Details 
Dress: c/o Zaful
Earrings: c/o Zaful
Shoes: BCBG May Azaria


SHEELA ~ SHEELA WRITES


Sheela's Outfit Details 
Plaid Taffeta Bustier - L.A.M.B. (thrifted)
Velvet Shorts - H&M
Red Heels - Cicihot.com 
Goth Bangle & Raven Skull Ring - Alchemy of England
Red Leather Cuff - c/o Unearthed on Etsy
Punk Choker - c/o ManicPanic NYC
Moonstone Ring - c/o Moonmagic.com 
Ombre Sunnies - Poshmark
Lipstick - #2 MeloMELI c/o Beautytap.com 
Red Apple - c/o husband via Randall’s 

ANN ~ KREMB DE LA KREMB

MARY ~ Curlybirdie Chirps


Mary's Outfit Details
Dress and Earrings - Ny and Company 
Shoes -JCPenney 
Bag -Amazon 
Socks -Target 


Me ~

Andrea's Outfit Details 
Dress – Wayf (HERE) from Nordstrom
Necklace – Amazon HERE
Earrings – Nickel and Suede
Shoes – Sam Edelman HERE


And back to feeling like a Princess! This stunning DRESS with it's crepe overlay material would be divine for a fancy dinner or wedding. Just make sure you don’t lose your glass slipper. 

And for my friends here in the States: 
hope you had a HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!! 


XOXO

48 comments:

  1. This dress was made for you! You look amazing and beautiful. The dress' OTS style and tired hem stole my heart. 💕

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  2. Oh, how I have missed you!! We're HOME! Cinderella is my favorite princess, too, but I didn't get to see her this time on our visit to Disney! I had to BEG Alise to meet Ariel, which was always her favorite when she was in "Princess Mode." Love that gorgeous dress and you as well! Lookin' good, Sista! xoxo

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  3. What a stunning dress. You are a real life dreamy princess- I love it! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend. 😘

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  4. This is pretty!! You do look like Cinderella. I think this one would make a great dinner dress. Love the color too. I see a slight hue of lavender.
    Lisa

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  5. What a fun theme. I love all of these takes, but yours especially. You do look like a modern day Cinderella! <3

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  6. Even without the narrative, Andrea, I knew immediately you were letting your inner Cinderella come out to play the moment I laid eyes upon your picture. Does that tell you how much I adore it? :) xoxo

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  7. You look absolutely beautiful! I hope y'all go out for a fancy date night just so you can wear that out!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  8. Look at you! You are absolutely gorgeous.

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  9. You are a princess, Andrea!!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  10. Oh my goodness, you are a real life princess my beautiful friend! The dress was made for you and the setting for these photos couldn't have been any more perfect! So gorgeous!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  11. That'a a great dress! I'll be joining you in the 40s later this year...

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  12. You are the perfect Cinderella! I love your beautiful look and your gorgeous background. Both were positively perfect for this month's theme. So glad you were able to join us again, Andrea!

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  13. You have just reinvented how I define Fairytale Princess!

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  15. A Fairytale Princess - perfect description of what you look like. Just stunning and oh, so lovely.

    NOTE: Blogger has screwed up mine and many other bloggers and made us "no reply" and also we're not getting our comments through our email. Have mercy, so aggravating. My blog designer says they should have it fixed shortly and one would only hope so. Those "cookie things" they did caused all of it. They need to stay out of our business. :o))

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  16. What a wonderful dress, Andrea! You look absolutely stunning as Cinderella :)

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  17. OH MY STARS...you are a real life Fairytale Princess!! You blow Cinderella out of the water, HANDS DOWN! From the backdrop, to the dress to your hair...all of it is SO perfect and so on theme (which I love!!). Can't wait to check out these other fabulous ladies too. Thanks for introducing all of us! Happy Memorial too, babe!!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  18. Love your take on this and you look absolutely stunning- what a great backdrop for your pictures!

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  19. Fantastic theme and what a fabulous dress! You really look like a fairytale Princess!

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  20. You all like you've stepped out of a fairy tale Andrea, love all your designs. Thanks for sharing this fabulous theme. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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  21. Andrea, you really do look like such a beautiful real life princess! You're giving Megan Markle a run for her money!!
    Thank you so much for taking part with the Fab40s this month. It was such a pleasure having you on board with us!
    Hugs
    Suzy xxx
    www.suzyturner.com

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  22. OMG you do look like Cinderella! I forgot she wore a black choker. Love the dress and it looks gorgeous on you! Too funny about the fashion sacrifices you sometimes have to make. Have a wonderful short week ahead! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  23. You look like a princess! Funny - even before you mentioned the mosquitos - I was wondering how you took those photos - those bugs are crazy right now!

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  24. So gorgeous, Andrea! You definitely look like a princess! And I love the earrings you paired with the dress. Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  25. You are just gorgeous! You are seriously ageless, I tell you! Love love love this gown on you!

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  26. You look absolutely stunning!

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  27. Oh Andrea - you look like Cinderella come to life! Not only are you stunning, but your heart is a gem, too. I love all these looks the bloggers showcased (so unique), but you're secretly my fav ;) <3

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  28. You are totally Cinderella here and I LOVE IT! How fun and I love this collab!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  29. Absolutely stunning! The hubs better be taking you out somewhere fancy in that dress. Gorgeous and it totally fits the fairy tale theme --as does your forest-y background! My daughter did the black choker with her prom gown like Cinderella too!

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  30. This post/theme idea is SO FUN! And you seriously look like a princess! That dress and these photos of you are just GORGEOUS!

    Rosy Outlook

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  31. You look just like Cinderella!!! I love it! Totally worth the mosquito bites ;)

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  32. Beautiful, just beautiful. I love every detail. You look like a gorgeous princess! Hope your weekend was magical!

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  33. You are rocking that dress! I love this super glam look on you!

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  34. I love how you included those two other pics of two other Cinderellas. You look right at home nestled between the two other beauties. Your dress and your presence is just gorgeous. I wish I could have borrowed this dress for the ball I attended last Friday night.

    It was so fun to "meet" you Andrea!

    Love, Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

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  35. Wow! You are a dead ringer for Cinderella! This just reminds me I need to send you and email because I want you to be the guest for Ageless Style on my month....of course first I need to see what month that actually is. lol...crazy town over here.

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  36. You look so beautiful and what a fun blogger collaboration! Your son did great with these pictures but yikes about the mosquitos!! They are so horrible this time of year. Sierra Beautifully Candid

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  37. Oh my gosh you look stunning! What a gorgeous dress for a gorgeous lady! :)

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  38. These photos are gorgeous and you look like a princess! What a beautiful dress, you look amazing!

    xx, Elise

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  39. Girl you look fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story and have a great weekend!

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  40. Okay, good. Chrome worked but Safari was acting all weird. Oh my goodness. You look DREAMY in this beautiful dress and truly like a princess. Taking the pics in the woods was genius and worth the mosquito bites in my opinion. So beautiful!!! XO

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  41. What a dress I love it! Your look amazing! So pretty! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
    Kim

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  42. I love this cinderella look. That dress is so pretty. Thanks for linking up for The Weekly Style Edit. xo ~ Megan

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  43. Thank you so much for linking up to #Fakeituntilyoumakeit.

    You look stunning!
    What a fun theme.

    Have a fab week!
    XXX
    Samantha
    Fake Fabulous | Style Tips and Fun with Fashion, over 40

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  44. That dress looks marvelous on you!

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  45. Oh my gosh, YES! Such a perfect Cinderella look...even down to the black choker!

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  46. You look stunning in that column tiered pale grey gown. I can see the resemblance both with Blake and Cinderella. =) And oh the things we do for blog photos lol.

    I also super love Jennie's and Mary's outfits. So fabulous in yellow!

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