8 Ways to be a Princess (yes, Really!) Over 40.

the fab40s 8 ways to be princess yes

Welcome back to The fab 40’s.

The fab 40s Dress Like Princesses.


{Yes, That was my initial reaction too.}

When this month’s theme was announced I thought…..

My youngest daughter thought it was a great idea.
My 12 year old rolled her eyes and said…

“Oh Mum…please don’t embarrass us!”

This month it was Sheela’s turn to choose what the Fab40’s would be wearing, and she wanted to follow last month’s tricky ‘Pop Art’ with something equally challenging.

{Not half Sheela!!}

However, I am always up for a challenge and with such a diverse group of creatively minded women I knew great things could happen.

So, with some trepidation I took Sheela’s Challenge and ran with it.

Over 40?
Can we handle it?
Let’s find out….

the fab40s 8 ways to be princess yes

With Princesses as a ‘theme’ I was expecting one (or more!) of 4 things to happen…

  • Lots of Barbie pink.
  • Layers and layers of frothy tulle.
  • Sparkles, glitter and more sparkles
  • Maybe a tiara or two.

Scary stuff for real life, especially over the age of 5!

Once I had decided that the Disney princess I most admired was Elsa, the rest of my look came together easily.

Elsa is the perfect princess.
She is powerful and feisty.
Yes, she had some serious issues… a troubled childhood and more than her fair share of woes.
Life puts pressure on her and she flips out, going crazy…(we’ve all done that from time to time haven’t we? PMT anyone?)
BUT, at the end of the day she comes good.
All without the need for a “Prince Charming” to save her.
She doesn’t need a man to complete her.
She just needs the love of her sister.
Girl power all the way!

the fab40s 8 ways to be princess yes

This outfit was easy to wear, and lots of fun too!
The main focus of this look (for me) was this icy-inspired top and these gorgeous tights.
The tights are so well made and evenly opaque to the waist, so the slit in these jeans (at the top of my thigh) does not flash a reinforced area (yuck).
This sequined top is quite bold and eye-catching so I toned it down (very slightly) by adding a blue blazer.
I would have worn the top on it’s own but the material is irritating, and it was pretty chilly, so this cream polo-neck was perfect.
Elsa-ish and cosy!

the fab40s 8 ways to be princess yes

White and silver brogues finished things off nicely.

{My wee bag was just for practical purposes (keys, phone etc) but I forgot to take it off!}

JEANS: GAP… these are cool!

SHOES: Aldo…similar

TIGHTS: Zohara c/o MyStockings

TOP: Topshop…mine was a pound! This one is similar.

BAG: Vintage…similar.

BLAZER: Monsoon…this one is bold.


Normally I like to talk about each of the outfits worn by my fellow bloggers, but not this month.
I wanted you to have fun trying to guess who inspired their inner Princess!

Pop over to the blogs (links are in the headings) to find out the full story.

Our Guest blogger this month… 

Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge.

This one seems obvious to me… but then I am here in Scotland!

the fab40s 8 ways to be princess yes

Sheela from Sheela Writes.

Sheela’s princess is a very popular one, can you guess who?
(Think inside the box, or case..in this case!)

Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

Ann’s Princess is slightly different …

Pop over to her blog to find out the full story.

Jennie from A pocketful of polka dots

Jennie is the most obvious princess of all… if you don’t get this one I will be VERY surprised.

She has been busy DIYing and even her hair is in character!

Diane from Fashion on the fourth floor

Diane has gone down a different route.

She is a tomboy at heart so had to make a few tweaks.

Mary from Curlybyrdie Chirps

Mary is channelling her inner princess, and celebrating herheritage! 

Veronica from CID Style file.

Veronica has gone all girly! 

She is inspired by a not-really-a-princess-type-princess, but who?

Which of our Princess-inspired outfits would you wear?

Please let me know your thoughts by leaving me a comment.
Or contact me!
I love hearing from you.

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