Monday, June 27, 2016

Fancy clothes for daytime with the Fab 40's

Jacquard midi skirt and see through lace t-shirt on Fashion and Cookies fashion blog, fashion blogger style

How to wear fancy clothes for daytime: see how a group of international fashion bloggers - including me - wear elegant  party wear in the day !

Today's post is a little more special than usual ! I had the honor to be invited to take part in The fab 40's, a group of international bloggers aiming to show how different women style a different theme, that changes every month. This time the theme was how to style elegant/evening/fancy wear in the daytime. I chose to go almost monochrome with this blue outfit I built around this jacquard golden rose print midi skirt I had bought on Asos a while ago, to attend a party. The fabric of this skirt features an elegant golden rose pattern on a royal blue background. I wore with a golden top back in the day, and to wear it again in the daytime I added a Yumi lace t-shirt with a bit of see through effect. The mixture of textures and prints turn this feminine outfit with a classic vibe into a more modern one. I admit this outfit it's still quite elegant, as I kept my heels on with these gorgeous made in Italy pumps and added a simple blue Zara clutch. My look can turn into a more casual one in a blink of an eye just adding a pair of white sneakers instead of the heels and tossing my clutch into a larger tote bag !.

Fab 40s style, Jacquard midi skirt and see through lace t-shirt on Fashion and Cookies fashion blog, fashion blogger style

Moschino sunglasses
Yumi lace t-shirt
Asos skirt
Zara clutch
Casio watch
Sergio Levantesi pumps

Jacquard midi skirt and see through lace t-shirt on Fashion and Cookies fashion blog, fashion blogger style

Jacquard midi skirt and see through lace t-shirt on Fashion and Cookies fashion blog, fashion blogger style

Jacquard midi skirt and Yumi lace see through lace t-shirt on Fashion and Cookies fashion blog, fashion blogger style

The fab 40s style, Jacquard midi skirt and see through lace t-shirt on Fashion and Cookies fashion blog, fashion blogger style

Zara blue clutch on Fashion and Cookies fashion blog, fashion blogger style

Sergio Levantesi made in Italy shoes on Fashion and Cookies fashion blog, fashion blogger style

Jacquard midi skirt and see through lace t-shirt on Fashion and Cookies fashion blog, fashion blogger style

Jacquard midi skirt and Yumi see through lace t-shirt on Fashion and Cookies fashion blog, fashion blogger style

Yumi see through lace blouse on Fashion and Cookies fashion blog, fashion blogger style

My look with a see-through lace blouse and jacquard midi skirt

Readers of my fashion blog know about my love for midi skirts, I have quite a collection of such skirts and I just love how versatile they are: they can be elegant and also perfect for daytime. I have never been a fan of see-through clothing even tho it's a big trend, and with this t-shirt I went a bit out of my comfort zone, but managed to keep it easy and classy thanks to a matching bra. Well, this was my pick for this theme, a classy daytime look that is something in between evening wear and day wear and that can be quickly turned into something more casual. Now, are you ready to see what my fellow bloggers wore ? Let me introduce you to them and their looks !

Samantha from Fake fabulous

Samantha from Fake Fabulous on Fashion and Cookies fashion blog, fashion blogger style

I love the mix of stripes and polka dots of this look and I think the pencil skirt is very flattering on Samantha! I love Sam's style, she is also a lover of colors even tho this outfit is in black and white ! She lives in Scotland and her outfit details are below:

T-shirt: Me&EM | Scarf: A gift | Earrings: H&M | Dress: Maggy London | Belt: Warehouse | Bag: Topshop | Shoes: Puma

Sheela from Sheela writes

Sheela from Sheela Writes on Fashion and Cookies fashion blog, fashion blogger style

Sheela (from Houston, Texas) went for an edgy look and it works so well ! The touch of red drives me crazy, those heels are so beautiful and love how they look under the sequin pants ! Sheela's  outfit details:

Sequin Joggers - Free People | Top - Thrifted | Heels - Ami Club Wear | Fitbit & Rings - Gifted Suede Choker - courtesy of Ettika X Revolve | Sunnies - Poshmark | Lipstick - I’m Nude from Jeffree Star Cosmetics

Mary from Curlybyrdie chirps on Fashion and Cookies fashion blog, fashion blogger style

This bodycon skirt looks so well on Mary ! I love how she added a belt to define her waistline. She is a blogger from the Midwest and her outfit details are:

Skirt - Carson's | Top - H&M | Shoes - Jessica Simpson | Bag -Call It Spring Jcpenney | Choker - NY and Company

Jennie from a pocketful of polka dots on Fashion and Cookies fashion blog, fashion blogger style

I love Jennie's style ! Never boring and always fun. Her look is totally something I'd wear, love the blazer, the sequin top and those slip-ons (that are also named just like my hubby, LOL). See Jennie's outfit details below:

Jacket - Liz Claiborne, JCPenney | Sequined Tank - NY&Co. | Jeans - jcp, JCPenney |Sneakers - Steve Madden "Eros" | Necklace - Charming Charlie

Anne from Kremb de la Kremb with a fancy to daytime look on Fashion and Cookies fashion blog, fashion blogger style

Anne's look is totally inspiring, with that sequin skirt paired with a graphic tee, and the bomber jacket - one of this season's must haves. This must also be perfect for Hong Kong weather, I suppose ! Anne lives there and I just love her attitude and her fierce style. Her outfit details:

Sunnies and Waistbelt from ASOS | Rose Earrings from a colleague way back from my time in El Salvador | Zara Bomber | Graphic Tee from Nordstrom Rack | Forever 21 Sequin Skirt | Teva Flatform Sandals

Sequin top with shorts on Diane from fashion on the 4th floor on Fashion and Cookies fashion blog, fashion blogger style

The combo sequins/denim shorts is so adorable, and Diane can surely wear them ! She has killer legs - she is an athlete and it shows ! - and also a lovely, modern style. The details of this look can be found below:

Sequin Top: Express | Denim Shorts: H&M | Sneakers: Bebe |Watch: Fossil | Earrings: Express | Crossbody Bag: Mofe inc.

And...that's me, of course ;)

Lace top and jacquard skirt on the fab 40's on Fashion and Cookies fashion blog, fashion blogger style

I hope you enjoyed this post, I was all excited to join my friends, it was fun and hope we can do it again soon ! Actually, I hope my fellow bloggers will understand that since it was my first time with them and I was all excited about it, I couldn't help to keep my fancy clothes for daytime still quite elegant. Ladies, after seeing your looks, I had thousands of other ideas on my mind - and this means that you are all inspiring women, and the real purpose of blogging is to share and also to get inspired by the others, so thank you for this opportunity ! To my readers, please check out these other bloggers' blogs for more inspiration because they are all outstanding and don't forget to share the love ! Thanks everyone for reading and commenting Fashion and Cookies fashion blog and thanks to my blogger friends for inviting me into this lovely group of smart and stylish women !

Note: Post linked on Visible Monday

Lettori italiani: Il post di oggi è un post in collaborazione con un gruppo internazionale di blogger e, per questa volta, è solo in inglese. Si tratta di post a tema e quello di questo mese era "indossare abbigliamento elegante/da festa durante il giorno". Ho scelto una gonna midi Sister Jane presa su Asos per una festa e ho abbinato una t-shirt in pizzo di Yumi con un effetto vedo-non vedo. Che ne pensate di questo outfit nel mio colore preferito ? A presto !


  1. Posso dire che quando indossi le midi dai il meglio di te? Look strepitoso, elegante, raffinato, mlto bello il fatto che sia praticamente monocromatico, bellissima davvero!!
    Un bacione! F.

    La Civetta Stilosa

  2. love all of these looks! you skirt is just stunning Vale, cant believe its from Asos! I need it!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  3. Bellissima la gonna, mi piace proprio tanto!

  4. Loving the skirt so much, you look so beautiful and elegant!
    Have a great start of the week! :)

    xx, Matea

  5. Il Look mi piace molto! È' di gran classe, la maglia in pizzo con la midi fa un effetto pazzesco, super chic!

  6. In love with that outfit Vale!
    Stylish and chic,

  7. Anche io la penso come Francesca, con le gonne midi maggiormente se floreali riesci ad esprime il massimo della tua eleganza e femminilità! baci Elisabetta

  8. My dear Vale, I'm at loss for words once again! You've nailed this outfit just like that! Wow!
    You're looking like a royalty!

  9. I love your look, feminine as always!
    The skirt... if it has pockets I'm conquered!

  10. Vale, I am so happy to have discovered your blog through this month's collaboration! I can identify with so many of your style choices and find them quite inspirational. I truly enjoyed your take on this month's style theme and its mix of femininity and sass.

  11. Gorgeous look ! and I totally agree with you: the real purpose of blogging is to share and also to get inspired by the others. Hugs.

  12. Oh, i forgot to say: you have a new follower ;)

  13. Vale ma che idea carina! Siete tutte carinissime ma tu sei figherrima con quella gonna!

  14. Sempre bellissima e raffinata

  15. Che dire Vale, sei strepitosa!!! Questo colore è proprio il tuo!
    UN bacio


  16. Molto bello il tuo look giocato con il colori del blu!
    new post

  17. Outfit strepitoso Vale! Questa gonna è spettacolare!!
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

  18. Oh Vale...I was DELIGHTED when you agreed to join us this month (I did a little celebration dance when you said yes!).
    Your style is an inspiration to so many women and this feminine, elegant and totally sexy look is a knockout!
    You are right when you say that this outfit would look just as good with white trainers.... if you want to parcel those gorgeous blue Sergio's up, and send them over here, that would be great!! :oP
    Thank you for joining in the fun.

  19. Mi piace da matti il mix di tessuti, imprevidibile e cool, tu sei una delizia!

  20. Trppo carino questo post in collaborazione con le blogger di tutto il mondo! :D
    Però, e non lo dico per ruffianaggine, il tuo outfit è di gran lunga il più bello!
    Adoro come hai abbinato quall gonna, quel top è un'amore! :D

  21. Beautiful, Vale! What a great collection of women, too. Thanks for sharing, xox


  22. Ma tu sei di un altro pianeta
    Mi sa che ti porto su Mercurio con me...

  23. Vale sei stupenda davvero e poi io, come ben sai adoro le midi skirt...sono stata tentata a comprarne un'altra l'altro giorno, tutta blu, ma poi ho desistito!
    Un abbraccio

  24. Che bella questa idea, tu sei ovviamente la più stilosa, sarà che con la midi mi piaci da impazzire!!!!
    Splendido look Vale!
    xo Paola
    My Facebook

  25. Congrats! Participating in things like this is fun. And your outfit is outstanding!

  26. I really adore the way you put together fabrics and deep blue shades! Amazing!

  27. These blue hues look so flattering on you! I just adore how you paired lace with those floral prints. Such a vibrant and feminine look.
    Red Reticule

  28. Look di gran classe, Vale!
    Bellissimo l'abbinamento della gonna a fiori con il top di pizzo!
    Un bacio

  29. Sono d'accordo con i commenti sopra, quando indossi le midi dai il meglio di te! Sei bellissima Vale!


  30. Sei adorabile con questo gonna ti sta d'incanto ed è bellissima!!!
    Be Happy with Fashion

  31. Fantastico questo Look!!!

  32. Bella bella anche con questo look in blu!! Un bacioneeeee

  33. Absolutely stunning! This color blue is fabulous! And I love that you stuck with the see-through top and didn't layer a camisole underneath. It is super classy and sexy. I absolutely love this look!


  34. Posso essere sincera senza offendere nessuna ovviamente?
    Vale, scusami, ma il tuo look è assolutamente il migliore eh. Non ce n'è proprio e come sei chic tu poche al mondo. Poi davvero, con le midi non temi rivali e questo blu è assolutamente il tuo colore. Bellissimissima in tutto e per tutto. Diciamolo.
    Mhuà! :*

  35. Vale non sono di parte, ma non posso negare che sei in assoluto la più chic ed elegante. Non c'è storia. Troppo bella in ogni dettaglio. Bella la stampa della gonna e bella la maglietta in pizzo. sei favolosa. Carina come iniziativa.

  36. Gorgeous outfit, Vale! I love the shade of blue, and the print of the skirt works beautifully with the top. It's always so much fun to see everyone's interpretation of a theme!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  37. You look amazing, the colour suits you so well too!

    Anika |

  38. awwww, what a fabulous and feminine look, i totally loved it and felt inspired

  39. Che outfit meraviglioso, da diva! Mi piace molto come hai abbinato maglia, gonna midi e accessori :)))


  40. Ti dona sempre tanto il blu Vale! Non potevi essere più chic e stilosa! Un bacione Cara!

  41. A wonderful way)! Never cease to amaze!

  42. Simply wow!!!! I adore your look from head to toe.

    ♘ ♘

  43. Non voglio essere maleducata , ma te queste sicuramente bravissime colleghe , tu spicchi , per bellezza, stile e naturalezza.
    Sarò anche di parte , ma ti trovo bellissima e quella gonna 😍😍😍, brava Vale sono davvero orgogliosa di averti come amica ! Baci

  44. Mi piace questa idea del post in collaborazione con altre blogger! Che bello il tuo look! Bacione!
    Passa a trovarmi VeryFP

  45. il tuo outfit...è il più bello! naturale!!!
    baci Gina

    new post

  46. Dici "blu e gonne midi" e pensi subito a "Vale, Fashion and Cookies"!:-)
    Hai interpretato il tema con la tua solita classe in modo perfetto e, shhh non dirlo a nessuna, ma secondo me il tuo è il look più bello!
    La gonna è bellissima e a me piace tanto anche la t-shirt in pizzo!
    Un bacio
    Paola ♡

  47. occhi a cuoricino per la gonna Vale

    Mrs NoOne

  48. It´s a perfect look, I love it

  49. You are such a lovely person, dear, gorgeous and radiant and wow! Beautiful, classic skirt and sexy, see-thru top. A brilliant and wonderful look! Kisses

    All Things Bright and Lovely

  50. I am in love with this entire look! The lace top is fabulous! I'm hosting my first ever Wednesday Linkup and hope you can stop by!

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  51. Mi piace molto quando indossi le Midi Skirt….ti donano!!!!
    Bellissima quest'idea tra blogger!!!!
    Baci e buona giornata!!!!

  52. Sei bellissima Vale, il blu ti dona molto! Mi piacciono tantissimo sia la maglia che la gonna, sei stata poi davvero brava ad interpretare bene il tema del post. Un bacione!:**

  53. Buona giornata tesoro!!
    complimenti di nuovo !!

  54. Is so cutee ^_^

  55. Is so cutee ^_^

  56. Penso che il blu ti stia divinamente. Un look raffinato, di classe.
    Un bacio

  57. Amazing dresses in these pictures ! Loved them all styles and pictures. I usually browse,, and sites a like as they really help me save big.

  58. Chic and elegant, fun and flirty - the look is all of this and more. I think your necklace is the prize feature, but only because it's so much the glamour piece that I covet the most.
    Anna x


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