Your Over 40 Style Guide

Woman in pink dress with black bag

Have you ever found yourself wondering, where do I go from here? As midlife women, many of us are in the midst of a reinvention, yet often we derail our own dreams with self-doubt.

As an Administrator on the popular Forever Fierce Revolution Facebook page, I’ve read your posts and know we have much in common, you and I.

While traveling a few weeks ago, I popped into a bookstore on a layover and picked up the fabulous Chrissy Metz’s new book, THIS IS ME. You probably know this lovely soul from one of the most heart-felt, popular shows on television, This Is Us.

For those of us in need of a compass or a you’ve got this girl pep talk, Chrissy’s filled her tell-all book with brilliant nuggets of life-changing stuff you’re going to want to write down. She also challenges us to both show up for ourselves and gives us a roadmap on how to discover and live our dreams.

Woman in pink dress with black handbag

I’m hoping beautiful Chrissy won’t mind if I share some of her sage words of wisdom with our tribe, because they are SO GOOD!

Showing up for yourself is sometimes the lesson. It’s only a failure if you don’t try in the first place. Your dream might evolve.

Chrissy Metz

So good, right?

Woman in pink dress with black handbag

Your mind is a garden and your thoughts are the seeds.

Chrissy Metz

In other words, that negative self-talk dance we do is undermining our beautiful gardens.

To order Chrissy’s book, click here ~ THIS IS ME.

Now that we are pumped and motivated, let’s chat fashion, shall we darlings? If you’ve ever stopped yourself from wearing a certain fashion trend or color, check yourself, girlfriend. Wear what gives you joy and makes your heart sing!

Slip into that outfit, take a good long look in the mirror, then give yourself a high five for staying true to yourself.

I fell in love with the geometric pattern and joyful color of this chic spring dress. It’s lightweight and will be a “cool” choice both for spring and on hot summer days.

As for accessorizing your look, black is always in style, and spring/summer offers even more exciting color options. For this look, I wanted to showcase the dress, so I kept my accessories simple, classic and understated.

To shop this look, click on Southern Girl Chic Boutique ~ thanks SALLY!

Photography by Julia Vyaz Photography

Have you read Chrissy’s book? We’d love to hear your thoughts and what you took away from This Is Me.

Until next time, darlings, break all the fashion rules and make it your own!

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Jonet Wooten is a 56 year old former investigative newspaper reporter/photographer. She's always in search of the latest and greatest in Fashion, Beauty and Travel, which she writes about on her AWARD WINNING blog. Creator of the popular global fashion series She's Got Style.

4 Comments on The Pink Dress + Advice From This Is Us Actress Chrissy Metz

  1. Jessica A Jannenga
    April 27, 2018 at 1:18 pm (7 months ago)

    Hi Jonet!
    First, I suppose I need to watch the show, right? I know I have heard great things about This is us. The book sound good. I love your pink dress, such a pretty color on you! That bag is so fab too, the color caught my eye for sure. I need to check out some of these southern boutiques! Thanks for the info. Have a great weekend!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • Jonet
      May 2, 2018 at 9:46 am (7 months ago)

      Hi Jess, thanks for your kind comments. I think pink is such a cheerful, vibrant color, it just makes ya feel all warm and happy inside. Hugs to you, friend. Xo Jonet

  2. jodie filogomo
    April 24, 2018 at 7:38 pm (7 months ago)

    We all need a great cheerleading session like that….it sounds like a book we all need to read!!
    And can we talk about this dress?? It’s the most perfect dress on you, Jonet!!! I hope you bought it???

    • Jonet
      April 25, 2018 at 8:54 am (7 months ago)

      A big YES to cheerleading sessions. We can all do the same for ourselves, friends and family. The dress, ahhhh, so dreamy. I love the cheerful color and the pattern, just love it. Xo Jonet


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