Inspiring this week: 40PlusStyle’s blogaversary!

by Sylvia

Happy birthday 40+Style!

It’s exactly a year since the day that I started this blog as Although I started out a few months earlier under a different name, I switched it to 40PlusStyle on 15 September 2011, a name I have been very happy with. I gave myself the task to write every week day with articles in the weekend being a bonus.  Since then I have written 347 posts and this blog has received  408,149 visitors, 932,262 page views (not long before we reach 1,000,000!) and 5,485 approved comments! Thank you all so much for supporting, reading and contributing to this site! I hope the coming year will be even better, bigger and bolder with lots of you participating on the site or the forum.

To celebrate I’m planning a great giveaway in October, so stay tuned for that!

What else is new?

This week was all about the New York Fashion shows. I have been following all the recent collections and have been pinning my favorites on my spring / summer 2013 trends pinboard. Be sure to check out some latest additons from Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. Next week London!

Greetje tipped me of on this beautiful bordeaux wrap that you can wear different ways. You may want to check it out.

Another great Dutch site is Young Designers United where young designers can showcase and sell their new creations.

I just discovered another blog (through The Citizen Rosebud) by a 40+ Dutch woman, called the Dutch lady of fashion. Some great style there.

In the style forum

Greetje is wondering whether her outfit with Cacharel top is too matchy matchy (I don’t think so) while Petite shows off her amazing new shoes.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Playing With Scarves

Happy Bithday 40+ style / Sylvia !
And congratulation for your success 🙂 I saw you pinned a few Marc by Marc Jacobs models. I just fell for all his models. What a fun way to play with scarves, don’t you think? Not sure it fits all women 40 and 40+. Not me for sure but I thought it was a very creative and inspirational line.
xo from Florida,


Thanks Anne. Yes, Marc Jacobs put the scarf back on the map. You must be very pleased with that!

Playing With Scarves

I am Sylvia, I am! I loved his collection so much that I decided to post about it. Not sure all these clothes are really appropriate for a woman 40+ . Nonetheless it’s inspirational (especially the way Marc Jacobs is using the scarf).
Have a great weekend 🙂


Happy, Happy Birthday 40PlusStyle! It has been a year of fabulous fashion and fantastic fun! The second year will be even better. This Blog is the best!


Thanks Suzanne for your continuous support and frequent thoughtful replies to my articles. It has been a real pleasure getting to ‘know’ you through this site!

Practical Paralegalism

Congrats! You are such a talented blogger and stylist.


Thank you Lynne for the lovely compliments!


Happy Blogaversary!


Thanks Whitney!

Anja van der Vorst

Congratulations, Sylvia. I think you are doing a great job and you have achieved a lot in this year!
I hope you keep having enough inspiration for new posts!


Thanks Anja! That’s the advantage of writing about fashion and style. It’s a topic I love and is constantly changing, so always much to write about. If I run out of inspiration I will just hit the streets again with my camera and photograph lots of fabulous 40+ women, something I really love to do more of….


Happy blog birthday Sylvia. It seems so short, just one year. Your blog has become a big part of my life (is that sad? haha). You are doing a wonderful job and I hope you never stop.


Thanks Greetje! No it’s a good thing of course! Nothing wrong with a bit of online fun?


Wonderful blog Sylvia. You keep us young and up to date with everything that’s going on in the fashion world.


Thanks Aileen. I do my best 🙂

Bella Q

Happy bloggerversary to you Sylvia! I can’t believe it’s only been a year for this blog- it feels so incredibly essential to the +40 community. Here’s to many more posts, and visitors and years to come!


Thanks Bella. That is a huge compliment coming from you. Yes, I certainly hope so!

Odyssey Home

Congratulations on one year!




Happy birthday to your blog, I feel like I have some new friends, reading your blog and all the comments, you have become a part of my daily life.


Thanks Marianne. I know, it’s so nice to meet new people through this blog. As you say regular contributors are becoming real friends. Thanks for being a part of my blog!

Heather Fonseca

Happy blog birthday! I’m so surprised its only been a year. Your blog is so sophisticated and informative I just assumed you had been doing it for years.


Thanks Heather!


Happy Birthday 40 Plus style, Congratulations to you Sylvia.
I have been reading you blog for a month, thank you for all your tips.


Thanks for your feedback Joevina. Great to have you as a reader!

Red Tag Chic Los Angeles

More power Sylvia!!


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