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The Fab 40s Goes Glam

Hedy Lamarr once said, “Any girl can be glamorous.

All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.”


Hahahaha.  Give yourself some credit, Hedy, it takes work to look as though you woke up looking all put together.

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To give off an appearance of effortlessness, seemingly to transcend the mundane and the bland.

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To exude an air of intrigue without innumerable waves of the editing wand.

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To appear idealised, almost, but never to the point of being unattainable. Realistic done fancy, so to speak.

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Looking glam is not easy.  For someone as tomboyish and devil-may-care as myself, it was hard work.  Hard work, indeed.

Not to be confused with glamour as a style, glam extends beyond the appearance. It’s external.



These ladies made it look terribly easy though.

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Dixie of Inside Outer Beauty with that rocker babe chick chic she does so well.

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Jane, Jane, how lovely art thou in thy silver screen ensemble.

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Ann of Kremb de la Kremb does not fail to impress with her ever quirky, bold style.

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I adore how Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun has the most austere outfit yet she looks so sexy still.

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Now, I’m very pleased to introduce Natasha of One Woman’s Style, our Guest Blogger for November. Let me be the first to say that she wears the Black Dress + Ankle Booties ensemble better between the two of us.  The fit of the dress is genius for her shape and I like how sassy her boots are.

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So there you have it.

The Fab 40s (which is comprised of Ann, Dawn Lucy, Dixie, Jane and I) getting all dolled-up for this time of the year wherein parties abound and social calendars fill up at the tip of a champagne flute.  In the past, we’ve covered Marsala & Denim, Jumpsuits, Gingham, Lace, Leopard Print, Menswear Inspired, Fringe and Goth (but of course for October).

What about you?

What’s your idea of glam?


Love, Sheela

p/s photos by Eve

Linking up with Sincerely Jenna Marie, A Labour Of Life, Forage Fashion, Book Of LeisureThe Sydney Fashion Hunter, My Girlish Whims, The Red Closet Diary, A Good Hue, Shoe & Tell, Tucker Up, Color & Grace, The Stylish Housewife, Trend Spin, Fresh Fashion Forum, Two Peas In A Blog, Trendy Wednesday, Happiness At Midlife, Bloggers Who Inspire Me, Visible Monday, Style Elixir, Turning Heads, Let It Shine, What I Wore Wednesday, Style Swap Tuesdays, Style Me Wednesday, Confident Twosday, More Pieces Of Me, On The Daily Express, Personal Style, How I Spring, Watch What I’m Wearing, Walking In Memphis, Tremendous Tuesday, Pumps & Push-Ups, Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays, Fun Fashion Friday, Casual Friday, Whitney a la Mode, I Will Wear What I Like, Style Story, Jersey Girl Texan Heart, Classy Yet Trendy, A Little Bit Of Cheer and Midweek Muse.


    • Thank you so much, Patti, and you described it perfectly. That dress made me feel so liberated and sexy, far more than a form-fitting sheath would’ve done 🙂 as for them boots, it wouldn’t be me without boots now would it? 🙂 xoxo


  1. Ha ha! Funny quote ; P

    You are all rocking your own version of glam. So wonderful to see so many unique styles on display.

    You have quite the collection of booties lady.



    • Aren’t we just? It really goes to show how so very individual style is and how so closely intertwined style is with our personalities. Yeah, I have a thing for booties. They’re so comfy. I can literally jump up and down and shake my booty whilst wearing booties xoxo


    • Thanks, babe 🙂 I had loads of fun picking this dress out in (literally) 1 minute before we started shooting. I just couldn’t figure out which black dress to pick xoxo


  2. The Fab 40s!! We are fab!! Heehe if I do say so myself. All your pictures are so glamorous Sheela. It must have been tough to choose which one to send us to share.

    And you know I’m going gaga over your adorned feet–cuz that’s what those heals do, they adorn your feet. I love your shoe collection. I think I would love just oohing and awing over each and every pair!

    Big hug Dear!

    Love, Annie

    PS Thank you for coming over and linking up!


    • Eve did a fabulous job with the shoot. She was so sassy and bossy and I loved the outcome LOL my love affair with shoes stems all the way back to pre-baby (although I did convert my shoe room to a playroom for her) and booties are just the comfiest option for my feet these days, despite how unnerving their height might appear. I loved your outfit, I have to say, I love the idea of sequin joggers, so cool. Too cool. You’re cool. Ok, I’m done xoxo


    • THANK YOU!!!

      That’s precisely what I always hope to achieve, the unexpected. Ahhh, my heart feels all sorts of happy fluttering now, Samantha. Thank you so much for putting that first big smile of the day on my face xoxo


    • Hey beautiful 🙂 thank you so very much!! You know what a big fan I am of your style. You’re always fierce and fearless and free in the outfits you showcase. So empowering xoxo


  3. Sheela! This monthly style mission couldn’t be more fun and liberating. The ladies rocked their Fab 40s selves and fashion as usual. I absolutely love your flowing midi dress and shoes. And the jewelry, gorgeous. Fave piece is the ring. I gotta a ring tang.


    • I gotta a ring thang and a shoe thang. And a love for black that is, at times, overwhelming. I had around 30 black dresses from which to pick for this shoot, I definitely need me some colour and some sequins. You look GORGEOUS. I mean, c’mon. Sequin blazer. Sequin pants. And traffic-stopping stilettos??? You rock da house.


    • I’m not a big fan of up there lengths nor anything which shows my shape too much. I love easy lines which flow with the body, you know, and this dress met all the criteria 🙂 thank you so much for stopping by, Michelle xoxo


    • You’re absolutely right, Rachel. It’s a dress which I could easily sip champagne in whilst seated beside the upper echelon of society and then ditch them booties for slippers (or go barefooted) for a walk on the beach. Such a versatile piece 🙂


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