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Great Northwest medium wash denim jacket, GNW tight, Puma silver sneakers, DIY necklace (all own) and knit dress c/o AMICLUBWEAR

Wear a piece outside of its purpose

Last week it was pretty cold here in the Interior. Thus, I took the opportunity – ok, this sounds weird in spring – to wear my thick knit dress again. This time around, I styled it with a denim jacket. Nope, not worn over the dress as an extra layer for insulation, but to belt the dress.

Go for texture in neutral outfit

To increase interest I went for different texture: Shiny, plain no texture silver sneakers, matte denim fabric, small rib with the tight and wide rib with the dress. Instead of the sneakers I could have worn my suede booties, which would have added a rough texture instead of no texture at all. I liked the stark contrast better than adding a rough texture. <3

fashion over 50 woman in neutral color outfit

fashionover40 woman in warm casual winter look

DIY self-made necklace

fashion over 40 woman in knit dress
Great Northwest denim jacket, GNW tight, Puma sneakers, DIY necklace (all own) and knit dress c/o AMICLUBWEAR

Pair neutrals with a statement necklace

To increase interest I added a statement necklace. I made this necklace from little silver and steal disks and silver wire in a recreational silver smiting class when I was in college. I saw the disks from a piece of metal, drilled two bore wholes at the opposite edges of each disk, and put a wire thru the wholes and the wire of the next disk-wire piece. Then I soldered the end of the wire together.

Do you have some jewelry that you made yourself? What is it? Let me know your styling challenges by email so I can help you.

When you like knit dresses, but fear that they “add pounds” you may be interested in reading these tips how to look great in a knit dress over 40. You can find another inspiration of how I styled this dress with a belt and a review of this AMICLUBWEAR knit dress at the links.

Welcome to the 102nd Top of the World Style linkup party

Thanks to all of you who linked up in the past and make this party great and exciting with your inspiring outfit ideas. Welcome back! You are an awesome crowd!

As a “Thank You” for linking up, I pin photos from this party’s posts to the Top of the World Style pinterest group board. When you want to pin all the photos of your posts to this group board, please follow my boards on pinterest (pinterest requirement to add you), and send me an email with the request to be added to the group board contributors. I will email you an invitation. All you have to do then is to click accept and start pinning your outfits.

By linking up you agree that I may feature you as Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav or Top of the World My Fav and use a photo from your linked up post in the feature. Thank you.

This week’s co-host is …

… Anna Marcus the blogger at Looking Fabulous at 50.

Top of the World Style linkup party co-host Anna Marcus
Anna Marcus at Looking Fabulous at 50 is this week’s co-host of the party


Anna grew up in the former USSR. Since the last 20+ years, she has been living in Sydney, Australia. She finds it is more and more challenging to buy clothes that don’t look she rioted her daughter’s closet or like hand-me downs from her great-grandmother. Like many of us (including me) she feels that many designers only concentrate on the 20 somethings, but totally ignore consumers over 40. Therefore, she started her blog to share her style and coping with the shopping reality with other women who want to look fabulous in midlife.

Co-hosts wanted

When you want to get a free feature at the Top of the World Style party as a co-host, all you have to do is to click the link and let me know. We then will agree on a date and I will send you the linkup code that you add to your post.

Top of the World OOTDs

To support other fashion and style bloggers, I added a new feature to the Top of the World Style linkup party last week. A random generator picks one post. The blogger who submitted the post becomes the Top of the World Style Winner. S/he is featured at the next party in addition to the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav and Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Of course, the winner also gets a cool logo for their sidebar, featured or awards page (see below). 🙂

Top of the World Style Winner of the Week
Top of the world style winner of the week


Since the party runs a week minus 5 minutes, this feature will have temporal delay of two weeks for technical reasons. At the time of scheduling a new party, the old party is still in full swing and blogger still can join. To give all guests the same chance, the old party has to have closed before drawing the winner. In plain English, the Top of the World Style Winner visited the linkup party two weeks ago.

Top of the World Style Winner Linda
Linda at A Labour of Life became the Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post


The winner of this week’s feature is Linda, the blogger at A Labour of Life who submitted her winning post at the 100th linkup party.

Top of the World OOTD Readers' Fav Andrea Nine
Andrea Nine, one of the contributors to The Blended Blog became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from their post


Andrea Nine, one of the many stylish contributors to the The Blended Blog became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav as this post was the one you clicked the most. This blog is a blogger collective with regular contributors. They spent a lot of time creating link ups and working together and finally decided that it would be fun to put together a collective blog. How fun is that?

Top of the World OOTD My Fav ChiChi
Chichi became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post


Chichi, the blogger at The Style Tune, became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Growing up in the 70s I have a knack for the dress over pants look. I also have a deep love for the denim-on-denim look even when it comes down to the famous Texas tuxedo or Canadian tuxedo – as we call the combination here in Alaska. Chichi blended both looks together in a genius way! I am not a big fan of ruffles, but here they are used right on and make the look fly! <3

Congrats ladies! Please grab your respective featured Top of the World OOTD button from my Linkup Page.

Speaking of this Linkup Page, when you host a party, please send me an email with the day, name and your blog URL. I then will add you to the linkup directory. It’s a free promotion for your party!

Now let’s party. Everyone of any age and gender is welcome to share their fashion and style posts.
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  1. Grab the above banner and put it into your sidebar if you like
  2. Please follow your co-hostess via instagram
  3. Please follow your hostess via email
  4. Linkup up to four of your fashion/style posts by simply adding your link below
  5. Please be a good sports and visit the posts of at least three of your linkup-fellows, introduce yourself to them to network and to make new friends. If you know them all already, I am sure they will still appreciate your stopping by and saying Hi. We all like traffic, don’t we?

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