In Austin (more details later this week) I had the great pleasure of meeting Stephanie Clayton; a very stylish 40+er whom you may already know from her site Odyssey Home.  I also featured her before on this site in my style lesson series: how to look great with a minimal wardrobe.


Stephanie was looking fab as usual in one of her signature Rick Owens attires, featuring a short dress and shorts. The shoes are amazing too.


I took the opportunity to photograph her and get her to smile, something she normally does not do in her own photographs.


That was actually not that hard, because she is the funniest and sweetest person! She was also willing to pose and be goofy, which is something I love about style bloggers. They are no longer shy about posing!


We had lunch at a lovely cafe which was suggested by Stephanie and we talked about Austin, Stephanie’s art, my trip to New Orleans and why we blog. Time flew by and I’m sure we could have talked for much longer, as I loved hearing about her experience in Austin (a city she only recently moved to) and her experience of being a blogger. I missed a great opportunity of asking her more about her style and filming her responses for a short video. I really should make a checklist of things to do whenever I meet a fellow blogger so I don’t miss these chances! I’m sure you would have all loved to hear her talk and hear her sweet voice.



I was wearing one of my favorite short dresses for this occasion  accessorized by a hat to protect me from the sun and hide my unruly hair. This hat has been been a staple for me throughout the holiday (you will see more of it later) as well as the Alldressedup necklace. I almost wore this outfit with my new funky shoes, but decided for my more practical (and minimal) Zara sandals instead.


Another staple has been my white jacket during this holiday. Although it is very hot in places like Texas and New Mexico, indoors the airconditioning is extremely cold, so I never go anywhere without at least a cardigan or jacket.


We had a fabulous afternoon and I’m so happy we met up. It’s so nice to get to know fellow bloggers that you have been following for a while on a personal level. It’s one of the great things about blogging too, that you meet and can connect with people from all over the world.


Be sure to check out Stephanie’s website Odyssey Home, as well as her personal site and art journal.


Sylvia is 40+style’s editor-in-chief and has been helping women find their unique style since 2011. An alumni of the School of Color and Design, she is devoted to empowering women of any age to look and feel their best. Read more about Sylvia and 40+style on this page.

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