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The Fab 40s In Marsala & Denim

Project Sister Act has opened my eyes to so many things,
not the least being to meet scores of fierce, independent women in their 40s.


When I started Project Sister Act, little did I know how many epic bloggers in their 40s were out there. Sharing their thoughts. Expressing their style. Having a blast making strides in the blogosphere. It’s quite evident how much the entire landscape has shifted and embraced an entire generation of women who don’t fall into the PYT category. Certainly, it makes sense.

For sure, we have wrinkles, and more responsibilities, and bits which no longer defy gravity but typically, women in their 40s are comfortable in their own skins, calmer about the challenges they face. We are more confident, more aware of ourselves and what we will not put up with. Of course, we still don’t understand it all, but there is now an acceptance of how this whole life thing works. We are quicker to appreciate the most minute of things. Slower to linger in negative spaces, and generally, liberated from 80 percent of the shoulda-woulda-couldas which (very likely) dominated the years before.

The most important bit? We know that the best is yet to come.

Without any further ado, I am very proud to present the very first instalment of a brand new series here on the blog aptly entitled The Fab 40s, with the theme of Marsala & Denim.

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H&M Faux Fur Marsala Tweed Jacket worn over an Alexander McQueen Baroque Tank Top, Babushka Capris and Distressed Denim Laced-Up Gladiators (I heart these).

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Such tongue-in-cheek chic is this clutch. It could happen.

Sheela Writes, The Fab 40s in Marsala & Denim

Tell me these glorious wonders don’t make your heart skip just a wee bit faster.

And now, please please welcome the other ladies in the Fab 40s project 🙂

Ann, KrembdelaKremb, The Fab 40s in Marsala & Denim

Ann, Kremb de la Kremb

Dawn Lucy, FashionShouldBeFun, The Fab 40s in Marsala & Denim

Dawn Lucy, Fashion Should Be Fun

Dixie, Inside Outer Beauty, The Fab 40s in Marsala & Denim

Dixie, Inside Outer Beauty

Jane, MyMidLifeFashion, The Fab 40s in Marsala & Denim

Jane, My Midlife Fashion (yes, Eve, I know, this is your fave look ;p)

Kirsten, TheLIFBissue, The Fab 40s in Marsala & Denim

Kirsten, The LIFB Issue

I am loving every single look. Everyone has such a distinct style that despite the one same theme running through, no two outfits look remotely similar. And that, fab bloggers of all ages, is what it’s all about.

Love, Sheela

Linking up with Visible Monday, Let It Shine, Sunday, Funday, Style Sessions, Shoe & Tell, Mix It Mondays, Style To Inspire, Manic Monday, Turning Heads Tuesday, Confident Twosday, Celebrate Southern, Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays, What I Wore Wednesdays, and Link-Up With Lisa.


  1. I’ve loved working on this project with everyone Sheela & like you say it’s fab to see how we’ve each interpreted the look differently to suit our individual styles. I think it’s definitely safe to say that life begins at 40!! 🙂
    Jane xx


  2. Your shoes are so amazing! Distressed items, denim & gladiators are my wardrobe staples & to see them combined in one shoe is delightful!


    • They were SUCH a find 🙂 guarding them preciously, possessively, fiercely LOL thank you for stopping by, Rebecca xo


  3. What a lovely sight. There’s something to take away form each look. Sheela, I love your sandals, makes me want to move to warmer ground immediately. All round awesome.


  4. Sheela, you’re a super star stud! That’s all there is to it. Thank you so much for getting all six of us together for this post. I’m really excited about it. You remind me so much of a really good teacher friend of mine who I worked with in Beijing. (And now she’s moving to Hong Kong next school year.) Anyway, I have to remind myself that you two aren’t the same person, but because you’re so alike in fabulous style, it’s as if I feel I know you even more than you know. Anyway, you rock it all! And again, thank you for getting us together. I love meeting such fabulous others–The Fab 40s!


    Ann of Kremb de la Kremb


  5. thelifbissue says

    Love this post dear Sheela and everything you say! You look so great as well, Marsala is really flattering on you. I just love your clutch too – so fun! Thanks so much for this project, I just love to connect with all of you, I’m really grateful. Sending lots of love, Kirsten xx


    • You’re a blogger I thoroughly admire and respect, Kirsten, and it was such a pleasure working with you on this project 🙂 xoxo


  6. Every one of you is a rock star, Sheela! I love this roundup, and think back fondly on my 40’s : > Just kidding, style knows no age. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.


    • Patti, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it repeatedly, you are a class(y) act and I so want to be you when I grow up. Muack!!!


  7. Jess says

    Hi Sheila
    Great to “meet” you! I look forward to reading your blog. I love your jacket, this is one of my favorite colors, those shoes are amazing too!!

    thank you for being a part of Turning Heads Tuesday!
    See u next week! jess xx


    • Hey there, Jess, yes, Marsala appears to be quite universally flattering 🙂 thank you for hosting Turning Heads Tuesday, it’s open up an entirely new platform of meeting like-minded ladies for me xo SHEELA xo


    • Yes, they are 🙂 Bleached Denim with metal studs, and the laces are genuine leather, the platform as well as heel, wood. They’re from ZigiNY. Let me know if you find them 🙂 xoxo


  8. I love that coat! Thanks for linking up at Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays at Pastries, Pumps and Pi!


    • My only wish is that there’d be more cold spells here in Houston so I could parade it frequently 🙂 wishful thinking, I know. Thanks very much for visiting, Tameka xoxo


  9. thevoguevoyage says

    Oh Darling such a nice and lovely article I am only in my twenties and hopefully look as good as all you and all the other women someday. I didn’t know that there are so many 40′ bloggers out there. But it’s inspiring, really I am addicted.

    Bisous from Berlin, Patricia
    THEVOGUEVOYAGE by Patricia Sophie Petit


    • Thanks loads for the kind words, Patricia, our mantra is to demonstrate how ageless style is and that, above all, fashion must be fun 🙂 it should never ever be taken too seriously as many are want to 🙂 thank you also for dropping by, I hope to see you back here soon xoxo


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