This week’s 40+ style star Jamie is modern and hip and has the best (high heeled) shoes. Find out how to get some of that young, vibrant and youthful vibe into your style!
Hi Jamie. Thanks for taking the time out to answer a few questions for 40plusstyle.com! Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself?
I am fashion blogger from the fabulous state of New Mexico. I also am the fashion expert on 2KASA Style, a local FOX affliate TV show.
As a point of reference, which age group do you belong to or perhaps you are willing to share your age?
I am the rockin’ age of 48! I also answer this question like this; “Ok, if 40 is the new 20 and 50 is the new 30…I’m 28. You do the math.”
Can you tell us a bit more about your blog More Than Turquoise and why you created it?
My blog is (mainly) fashion with a bit of lifestyle and New Mexico. I created the blog because I thought there was a need. Everyone seems to follow fashionable people in New York and Los Angeles, etc…so I thought to myself “Why wouldn’t someone want to follow someone fashionable in New Mexico as well?”
How would you describe your style?
I call myself a bit a of a fashion spaz because, really, I like everything. I simply don’t have a defined style.
What would you consider the most important components of your style?
Just the willingness to try something new. I take into account my body shape and age-appropriate looks…. but I do have an open mind to different styles.
Where do you live and how does that influence your style?
I have lived all over the United States, but for the past 15 years I have lived in New Mexico. There is a heavy southwestern influence here and I incorporate it into my wardrobe. And, seriously, who doesn’t love turquoise and a great pair of cowboy boots?
Do you feel you have a signature style?
I am known for wearing large scale jewelry and pulling my hair back into a ponytail. Other than that, I try to surprise people.
What inspires your outfit choices the most?
I get inspiration from so many different sources. I will say that if something doesn’t properly fit, it does not become part of my outfit.
Do you take things like color profiling or body type into account when you dress?
Absolutely. I have a pretty clear understanding of what colors look best on me and since I sometimes suffer from “muffin-top”, I’m not going to wear something that points an arrow to it.
Has your style changed at all after turning 40?
yes BUT I don’t want to dress too aged or dated. My makeup has changed quite a bit, too.
Do you believe in dressing ‘age appropriately’ and what does it mean to you?
To me this means not dressing like a teen trying to get into a club with a fake ID or to dress like grandmother’s bridge club attendees. I want to always be current and on-trend but I will toss a critical eye on my outfit before I venture out. If my husband chuckles or raises his eyebrow at my outfit, I’ll will go change.
Would you say that at this stage of your life you are now more or less interested in fashion, style and the way you look?
I have always been and will always be interested in fashion. Writing a blog and being on TV keeps me on my toes. I’m OK with this. Actually, I love it.
Why is the way you look important to you?
When I think I look good, I feel confident in everything I am doing.
Which of the outfits on your blog are personal favorites and why?
- I like this picture of me in this blanket coat because it gives a real “nod” to the southwest and has a real Georgia O’Keefe feel.
- I started wearing hats for the first time… and this hat and outfit did, in fact, make me feel fierce.
- Every year my girlfriends and I get together for a holiday lunch and try to out dress/bling each other. I won.
- I received more compliments on these earrings and my outfit as a whole. I felt pretty in this picture.
- I’ve been trying to me more creative with my photography on my blog and I felt that this fit the bill.
Do you follow trends? And if yes, which trends excite you at the moment?
Trends is my middle name. Currently loving the blanket coat and fringe.
Do you have any fashion and style tips for women over 40?
Just be willing to try something new. Never say “I can’t wear that” until you’ve tried it and you know for sure.
What are your plans for your blog and how do you see it develop over the coming years?
I want to consistantly keep my blog fun and relevant and my photography fresh and creative. I want to continue to grow my follower base and continue to develop relationships with existing and potential sponsors. Additionally, I am considering adding “product” to my site.
Anything further you would like to add?
I LOVE to meet new bloggers. If anyone wants to say HI – please do so!
Be sure to check out Jamie’s blog More than Turquoise for more fabulous looks!
Which of Jamie’s outfits is your favorite?