The Fab 40s - Birds of a Feather. Plus Linkup.

Today, the Fab 40s group and I are back and the focal point of our outfits are BIRDS. That's because the metaphorical theme of this month's style challenge is called "Birds of a Feather", smartly chosen by Shelbee. You can interpret this theme many ways: choosing bright bold colors of several birds like peacocks, toucans, humming birds, ducks and flamingos; wearing something with a bird on it - like I chose to do; doing an artistic version of the look with artsy prints; or something with actual feathers or a feather print. You can also feature a sibling or a twin like Daenel did, totally birds from the same feather. If you like fun fashion challenges, you can join ShelbeeSuzy and Daenel in this collaboration that we do the last Monday of each month, we each rotate the themes/challenges for our outfits. And we have so much fun with it!!

For my "Birds of a Feather" challenge I indeed went literal and wore a bird lol. My gorgeous bird sweater is from Old Navy. I bought it the Summer of my maternity leave, back in 2013 when Vivian was a baby. Old Navy had the prettiest animal intarsia sweaters back then and I purchased all three: this bird one, the fox one and the owl one. I love how light this sweater is - the perfect Spring sweater - and the cream color is beautiful, makes the bright colors of the bird stand out even more! It looks so good with the light cream moto jacket on top - by Abercrombie - from last year. The skinny jeans/pants are the infamous Rockstar jeans by Old Navy while my cute, buckled, strappy, pointy black flats are by Steve Madden. I ended up wearing this outfit a couple weeks ago, on Saint Patrick's Day and even-though I didn't go with a full-on cheery, bright green in my look, I do have on quite a bit of green in small doses. Besides my olive green skinny pants I have on olive green flower studs (by Loft) which match the pants perfectly; plus my bird is colorblocked in bright green, teal and bright blueish-green; last but not least I have on 3 beaded bracelets in different shades of green. This outfit is the perfect example of "Shopping My Closet" because of these pieces are old, the only new-ish thing is the little moto jacket (purchased last Summer). I am loving this neutral combo of olive and cream too and I will pair these colors again. I am thinking this cute moto jacket over one of my olive dresses or jumpsuits, what do you think?! I have linked the current version of the Rockstar Old Navy olive jeans, some gorgeous bird sweaters and other cream intarsia sweaters, plus similar beautiful+cozy moto jackets and similar black Mary Jane flats.

When your outfit blends in with the background of Mother Nature. It was such a beautiful day that day.

The Fab 40’s is a group of four fashion bloggers from around the globe. Each month we choose a different theme with the goal of taking on style trends and showing how we each interpret and incorporate them into our own lives. With four widely varied views, you are certain to find something that speaks to you each month and encourages you to continue to have fun with fashion after the age of 40.

Let's take a closer look to what my friends wore. Everyone interpreted this fun, satori-cal theme very differently. I love Suzy's look. It is monochromatic yet bold with that to-die for tie-dye top!

Daenel went for it literally and introduced us to her fabulous, just-as-stylish twin sister in her post. Love this photo of her and her fraternal twin matching. One can never go wrong with an off-shoulder black top and medium wash blue jeans that fit well. Go read her post where she talks about how similar or different she is to her twin.

Like I said, I am in love with Suzy's outfit. Her take on the birds challenge is an interpretation of art. Under different lights (indoor or outdoors) her tie dye top looks either navy with baby blue or black with gray.

Last but not least, the challenge chooser Shelbee went for a fit+flare swan-print dress and added lots of feathers via that fabulous red fascinator. This black+red look is flirty and fun with a lot of retro fabulosity! 


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  1. Ada, I absolutely love this bird sweater! I really like animal motif tops like this. Now I want to see your fox one and your owl one! Your pointy flat shoes are wicked cute, too. I am looking forward to our next theme! I believe it is Suzy's turn to choose.


  2. I think you look super cute, Ada! And I hadn't really noticed your shoes until now. OMG they're absolutely gorgeous. I've always loved Mary-Janes, and these are such a gorgeous version of them. I also love that you bought that top in three different designs. I adore owls so I hope to see that one on here soon lol!!
    Suzy xx

  3. This is an adorable, whimsical bird motif sweater, Ada! I like the way you styled it with soft colors for spring. I enjoyed seeing all of the group's unique interpretations of the bird theme. All the participants look fabulous! Thanks for sharing, and have a great weekend!

  4. Absolutely love your sunglasses and those cute flats!

    Miles of smiles,

  5. A lovely whimsical sweater! I do like that moto jacket: the neutral is a great addition to your closet!

  6. This is such a great example of shopping your closet for a new outfit! You look awesome, Ada!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!



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  7. I have been shopping my closet and buying secondhand lately. I love the pretty blue bird , a sign of Spring on your sweater, and the fern green pants are lovely too!
    jess xx

  8. Ada, your bird sweater is so darn cute!! Looks great with the cream moto jacket and the the olive jeans. And the outfit shot where it blends in with the background is genius, my friend! Love it!

    xx Darlene

  9. Such a cute a bird shirt.

  10. This is such a great look! I love that bird sweater and how you styled it!


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