Welcome to a special Anniversary Edition of our wonderful link up called My Refined Style, We look forward the first Thursday of every month seeing the fashion goodness you ladies all bring to the table. Today my fellow hostesses and I give you a snippet of what our refined style is. And Linking up with Ageless Style as well.

I just knew the outfit for this post would be my beloved new Blush cold shoulder pleated top from Nordstrom HERE, beautiful tassel necklace, with white jeans and tan caged pumps from I.N.C.

Just LOVE this neutral look...Now let's get to the ladies and all the glorious fashion inspiration!

My Refined Style Celebrates One Year

Monthly Fashion Over-40 Linkup.

This month, the My Refined Style Linkup celebrates our one-year anniversary! We wanted to do a little something special, so we are each sharing the elements that refine and define our own personal styles! We are also happy to welcome a new host, Trina from Tea Time With Trina.

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How Our Hosts Refine Their Style

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Shellie's Style

I am a major fan of black, not because it's easy, but because it's honestly one of my most flattering colors. I prefer classic lines, but I like to mix things up with interesting textures and details. Then, I like to add just a touch of edginess to my outfits to keep things fresh and current.

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Jessica's Style

Here is an outfit that best describes my personal style. I love color, and feminine styles. The shape of this dress is fitted, I love a vintage inspired look with the color and v back. Dressing for my shape is part of my style as well as wearing shoes that are comfortable and stylish. The block heel, vintage inspired, is a versatile shoe! I do love my floral patterns as well!


Elegantly Dressed And Stylish

Dawn's Style

I think this look reflects my personal style. Here I'm wearing all my favorite things: flared jeans, cool shades, and kick a** boots! I'm also loving revisiting the deep burgundy lipstick shades and black chokers of the 90's!
Dawn - Fashion Should Be Fun

Fashion Should Be Fun - Style Over 40

Patti's Style

Here is a recent picture that I thinks expresses features of My Refined Style. I like to mix dressy with casual, have a fun and funky piece as the eye-catcher, and use jewelry to help define the look. I always want my shoes to have a little personality, like these black booties. And I like to incorporate trends (e.g., cropped trousers) with classic silhouettes.

Not Dead Yet Style

Cherie's Style

This particular outfit I saw on Zara's website and just knew I had to have it. It was just so different, but yet so elegant and sophisticated. I love to be comfortable in what I wear so this was right up my alley. Pairing it with metallic slippers or slides seemed to be the perfect mix. Casual elegance. I have a difficult time defining my style, but people have described it to me as just that, casual elegance.

Style Nudge

Andrea's Style

This look captures and defines my style which is often a blend of dressy with a casual piece mixed in or visa versa. There is something about mixing casual and more dressy pieces and soft fabrics that makes me feel polished yet more comfortable. For me, being refined means wearing things you love but always feeling like yourself and exuding confidence.
Andrea - Living On Cloud Nine

Living On Cloud Nine

Trina's Style (Our new co-host)

This bohemian style dress, which I've layered over a peasant blouse, and paired with lace up flats definitely defines my everyday style. I'm not afraid to layer, I feel comfortable running around in flats (even at my wonderful height of 5'3") I am more likely to throw on a dress on any given day for just about any given occasion because it makes me happy! I feel truly confident in this little number and just a bit unique which is what makes us all that much more refined.
Trina - Tea Time With Trina

Tea Time With Trina

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  1. I really like the light neutrals on you...I couldn't wear this because it is an "asking for it" outfit for me...I am just asking to spill coffee or wine on white/light beige clothes!

  2. Love the cut of your blush top! Also great colour combo!

  3. One word Andrea, beautiful! The colors, the pieces, the way they work together...this couldn't be more perfect.

  4. Happy 1st Anniversary to My Refined Style Link-up! So exciting and I cannot believe it's been a year already! I love this entire look on you, Andrea. Blush is just gorgeous on you and I love your fun tassel necklace! Have a wonderful long weekend!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  5. I love the blush pink with white jeans!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  6. Anonymous1.9.16

    Andrea I love the blush top and white pants :) You stylish lady you ! Happy 1 Year Anniversary :) Hugs !

  7. I love this outfit, the colors are great and it looks fabulous on you! That necklace is perfection!

  8. Blush is such a gorgeous color and it looks good on everyone. love how flow-y that top is and those shoes are too fun!

  9. This is such a beautiful look! Love your flowy top and necklace!

    Doused In Pink

  10. Such a cute top!!

  11. I love blush + white together- and this pretty blousy top is such a lovely piece! You look super cute here, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  12. I'm so used to seeing you in pretty patterns and bright colors, that I almost didn't recognize this neutral Barbie doll in front of me! Wow. Wow. Wow. I must say, I think this ranks up there as one of my most favorite looks on you. So pretty for the end of summer! Hope you and your gorgeous family have the best holiday weekend ahead! XO


  13. Love love your outfit!! You look so good in blush. I look like death in it, it doesn't go with my coloring. I wish it did, it's such a pretty color.

  14. What a beautiful blouse! The soft blush colour looks amazing with the white jeans!

    Emma xxx

  15. So fun to read about how everyone defines their style!

    The blush top looks fabulous on you, Andrea! I love your style and I love that you incorporate trends in a way that's always you!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  16. I just want your closet to be my closet. You always have the cutest clothes & put together the best outfits.

  17. Beautiful top Andrea, I love that white jeans with it too.
    Rachel xo

  18. Gorgeous, gorgeous! Such a perfect color of pink. I always look forward to this link up - what a great group of stylish ladies!

  19. Love that neutral outfit on you - your skin still has such a gorgeous tan! Happy "Anniversary!"

  20. As always gorgeous! I love that blush top on you! So pretty with the white jeans and those peep toes. Happy Anniversary to you guys, great job!

  21. My beautiful friend! That blouse looks amazing on you and shows off that summer tan so well! I went to the store yesterday that I bought our necklaces from, but alas! I didn't buy anything if you can believe that?! What was wrong with me?! Hope you are enjoying your Friday Eve! College football starts tonight! Like, DUH!! I'm so excited!!

  22. Wow, looks fab Hun, love those shoes! Great to linkup with you my dear. x Jacqui

  23. Your top is so pretty! I'm loving cold shoulder tops right now :)

  24. Blush looks amazing on you! I really love the style of the top and how you paired it with white! I'm actually wearing this color combo in my post tomorrow!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  25. Beautiful top, I love the color, so feminine.

    Anna xoxo

  26. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great look!

  27. Ideal outfit ;)
    Mónica Sors

  28. This is definitely one of my favorite looks on you!! The color and cut of your top is gorgeous. You look like a Goddess!
    Beautiful Andrea!

    xx, Elise

  29. Love this style! So chic!

  30. What pretty outfit! I love your top!

  31. Anonymous2.9.16

    Where did you get that gorgeous tassel necklace?

  32. I love that top but those shoes are to die for!! I love them! I hope you guys have a great weekend!

  33. Gah! I love the color of that top. Plus white jeans! Love this whole look.

  34. Beautiful blouse, and model! Thanks for linking, xo


  35. I'm loving the cold shoulder trend! That blush color looks stunning with those white jeans
    Thank you for linking up with Weekend Wear,


  36. I know I said it already but such a fun little twist to the bun (see what I did there?)! I love the cold shoulder look and that blush is just perfect on you. Your style and color choices are amazing. I need to start pinning them.

  37. OMG that top!!!!!!!!! how pretty is that blush color on you!?!!??!??

  38. What a great look! Love that top.

  39. You look beautiful in blush! I love your heels too!

    xo, jackie

  40. I have the same sandals - aren't they sooo comfortable?!


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