Green Gingham and Burgundy

So I turned 40 and this was my birthday outfit. Actually it was work wear for the day I turned 40. I hope you guys will not stop reading my blog because you realize that you've been reading an old lady's blog. 
I'm thankful for another year and for God's goodness, mercy and protection and all He's doing in my life. Now I'm determined to do even much more and accomplish all my dreams. I wish I had known everything I learned in the past few years many years ago. It looks like I'm going to be doing more now than I've ever done before. I've actually done that over the years. I remember when I was single and working I did nothing but work, church and rest. Now I'm married, working, I have kids, run a blog, run two businesses and serve in the kingdom. Life is so much fun now and I'm determined to make it more fun and fulfilling.
Now back to the outfit: The shirt has been sitting in my closet for a while because it never looked right every time I wore it but it worked with this skirt. Again, that's because of my body shape. I bought the shirt to fit over my chest and it's too big everywhere else, so tucking it in or layering it under a jacket or cardigan are the best ways for me to wear it. 
merona pencil skirt, gap gingham, brown wedge
Skirt for apple shape

Gingham Shirt - Gap / Similar / Dress Option
Pencil Skirt - Target / Similar Polka dot Option
Wedges - Payless / OptionDark Brown / Ankle Strap / Peep Toe
Link ups: The Pleated Poppy, I Feel Pretty, Random Wednesday, Mix and Match Fashion


  1. I love the color combo! I have a jcrew shirt like that! I never wear it! Thanks for the idea!

  2. Happy belated birthday. You don't look 40 at all!!!. Love your gingham look.

  3. Happy Belated Birthday! You look amazing!

  4. Happy belated birthday! This color combo looks great together! I love the color of that skirt.

    Nicole to the Nines

  5. Happy Birthday, Kemi! You look great for the big 4-0! I don't think you're an old lady since I'm 42! 😁

  6. Happy Birthday! You look beautiful (and youthful) as always! :)

  7. LOVE this combo! This is probably one of my favorite looks I've seen all week!!! Happy late birthday!

  8. Happy Birthday! you don't look a day over 28 :)


  9. I love this shirt! The pattern and color are both fantastic.

    -- Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

  10. Happy Birthday! You are in no way an old lady! I love the combo of red and turquoise, it's so pretty!
    Chic on the Cheap

  11. Loving the gingham! Such a feminine print!

    Jenna from Visions of Vogue

  12. Okay. Stop right now. YOU ARE FOURTY? LIKE FOUR ZERO? LIKE FOUR DECADES? What in the hell do you do to your skin because girl it is AMAZING.

    This is my first stop on your blog and I love your style. So chic and I'll be honest--thought you were maybe 25.

    Melanie | UnraveledThreads

    1. Thanks. My skin is actually not perfect but I use Avon skincare ;)