The Fab40s: Outfit inspired by water

The Fab40s are a group of bloggers in their 40s who get together once a month (the last Monday of each month) to style a theme. Last month the theme was Birds of a Feather and this month it was my turn to choose and because April is so often a month known for its rain, I chose—outfit inspired by water (or April Showers). Here is the result…

So, how exactly do you go about choosing an outfit inspired by water? Hm, that’s a very good question lol. Well, I thought not only about the colour of water (when it’s a body of water, that is!), but also about its iridescence which is why I decided to wear silver and blue. When I chose the theme, I had absolutely no idea what I was going to wear, however I spotted this handbag on the Zara site and thought it would go beautifully. That, and the fact that I just had to have it lol. Luckily, it was in the sale and only cost €15.99 (plus a little postage). Isn’t it divine? The blue crushed velvet just spoke to me. It said, ‘water’. And that was that.

So what about the rest of my outfit inspired by water? To be honest with you, I had seen the most gorgeous blue shirt and trouser suit online that would have been utter perfection. Stupidly though, I ummed and ahhed about buying it and when I eventually went to buy it, it had vanished from the internet. DOH. Gutted. So, I had no choice but to have a little trying on session in my cloffice. LOL. So. Much. Fun. I’m like a kid again sometimes! Speaking of which, did you read my post on Friday (with the Neverending Style link-up) about how my new-found creativity is giving me fire in my belly like a kid? No… what are you waiting for? Go and have a read, link up your posts and let me know what inspires your creativity?

Okay, so back to my outfit inspired by water…what I ended up with was this fabulous look (if I do say so myself)—silver satin skirt from Massimo Dutti which moves like water, a grey tee with silver spots (like rain, right? Do you see what I’m doing here?), a blue denim shirt tied at the waist, silver sandals, blue velvet handbag, several blue necklaces, a pair of earrings that look like snowflakes (which I forgot to photograph) and the most beautiful Swarovski crystal bracelet ever! All in all, it’s a watery outfit, right? I took all the photos out by our little swimming pool, because, well….water lol! I’m quite pleased with the result. What do you think? Is it the kind of outfit that you would put together? How would you do it?

Now though, let’s see how the other Fab40s gals have interpreted this outfit inspired by water theme…

Ada, Elegance & Mommyhood

This is probably one of my all time favourite outfits of Ada’s. It’s like this beautiful blue dress was made for this very theme. She looks absolutely stunning in it. And it makes me so happy that she took her photos by the water!

Daenel, Living Outside the Stacks

I am in love with Daenel’s super pretty floral embroidered top, and I love the reason why she chose this outfit, “April showers bring May flowers.” And she says she’s hoping that after all the rain she’s had lately, that there’ll be ‘looooots’ of flowers. Sadly, we haven’t had much rain here in Portugal, so perhaps we won’t have as many. But you never know!

Shelbee, Shelbee on the Edge

I also just love that Shelbee headed down to the water to take her photos too. And I’m giddy that she chose crushed blue velvet for this theme. It’s like we were all on the same wavelength (did you see what I did there?!! Sorry… couldn’t resist!! he he he). Shelbee, I love everything about this look!

And me…

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Plush Chain Crossbody Bag
Genuine Italian Suede Leather Envelope Clutch Bags Party Wedding Purse Handbag Cross Over Bag
Howoo Women Velvet Lattice Handbag Solid Color Small Square Bag Shoulder Bag Cross-Body Bag Blue
Prom Womens Evening Bag Velvet Clutch Purse Wedding Handbag for Wedding Party
Katie Loxton Womens Medium Valentina Velvet Clutch Bag in Crushed Blue
Hyperbola bracelet White, Rhodium plated
Mesmera bracelet Oversized crystals, White, Rhodium plated
Diamond Snowflake Stud Earrings in Platinum Plated Sterling Silver
Diamond Snowflake Stud Earrings in Platinum Plated Silver
Extremely Rare Premium Colour 220 Ct Tanzanite Beaded Necklace
Blue Chalcedony Quartz Beaded Necklace (Size 18) in Sterling Silver
Blue Howlite Beaded Adjustable Necklace
Treasurebay Handmade 10mm Natural Gemstone Necklace For Women Magnetic Clasp
Avalaya Long Blue Semiprecious Stone, Ceramic Bead, Brown Wood Ring Necklace
TreasureBay FAB 68cm/27″ Agate Gemstone Necklace chain With Spring Ring Clasp
silver skylar two part high heels
Badgley Mischka Women’s Evamarie Heeled Sandal
Allegra K Women’s Glitter Ankle Strap Stiletto Heel Sandals
iiniim Womens Shiny Sparkly Shimmer Sequins Short Sleeve Casual Loose Short T-Shirt Basic Tunic Tops Club Party Blouses
GRACE KARIN Sexy Women Sparkling Sequined V-Neck Sleeveless Tank Top
CHOSERL Women’s Summer Sequins Tops Glitter Party Shirt Short Sleeve Sparkle Blouses T-Shirt
Outgoings Women’s Long Skirt Satin High Waist A-line Maxi Prom Party Skirt with Pockets
Womens High Waist Glossy Satin Trumpet Skirt Long Party Skirts Metallic Shiny Skirt
Blue Denim Pocket Front Shirt
Blue Light Wash Denim Shirt
Silver Glitter 2 Part Slim Flared Heels
Silver Faux Snake Stiletto Sandals
Silver Diamanté 2 Part Stiletto Sandals
ASOS DESIGN puff sleeve sequin t-shirt in silver
Junya Watanabe pleated metallic finish skirt
Rachel Gilbert Tayah sequin-embellished skirt
ASOS DESIGN high shine satin midaxi slip skirt in silver
14 comments so far.

14 responses to “The Fab40s: Outfit inspired by water”

  1. Suzy, this is such a beautiful outfit! And very watery, indeed. I love how our looks are so closely tied together with blue velvet and silver accents! So fun. I am loving what everyone did with this theme! It should be Ada’s turn to choose the next theme!


    • Suzy says:

      Thank you so much, Shelbee! I know I’ve said it before, but great minds think alike lol!!
      I’m excited to see what Ada’s choice is for May.
      Suzy xx

  2. Hi Suzy,
    Such a pretty outfit! I love all of the different textures here. The silky light blue dress and all of the blue tones looks so pretty together! Love the bag 🙂 I love to read everyone’s interpretation!
    Have a great week!
    jess xx

    • Suzy says:

      Thank you so much, Jess! It’s actually a skirt and a separate t-shirt – the silvery colours are almost exactly the same!
      Suzy xx

  3. Hilda Smith says:

    What a clever theme and I adore your outfit and love how you all interpreted it differently.

  4. Nancy says:

    Great theme and I love that skirt! The colors go perfectly together!

  5. Anna Marcus says:

    Totally love your “water” outfit, Suzi. Every element fits perfectly into the theme like piece of the puzzle.

  6. The blues you are wearing are stunning!

  7. mireille says:

    Love the fluidity of the skirt! Definitely makes me think of water. I need to start wearing my necklaces more.

  8. Ada Furxhi says:

    That skirt is divine. The skirt, the bag and the necklace (which now I am learning is several necklaces lol) is what I noticed and loved first, Suzy. In love with this look of yours and so happy that you loved mine too. I too did notice that your photos, mine and Shelbees are taken by bodies of water: GENIUS!

    Welcome by Thursday and link up with me! <3 Ada.

  9. Ashley says:

    Loving this fit, babe! And the turquoise elements are so pretty here!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  10. Lovely says:

    This is a beautiful outfit, especially the skirt! Great theme!

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