it’s all in the details – ageless style linkup

As I mentioned on Friday I’m so excited and flattered to be asked to join the ladies of the Ageless Style Linkup. In case you’re not familiar with what The Ageless Style Link-Up  is here’s a little info. 

The first Tuesday of every month ten over 40 bloggers present a different style theme and show a myriad of ways to wear it, all the while proving you can still be fashionable and on trend over 40 and beyond.

This month we’re talking details. Details are what can take a few everyday pieces and turn them into a not so everyday outfit. Are you familiar with The Rule of Three? The rule of three comes into play in many areas of life. You can apply it to everything from writing, to photography, to decorating and even fashion. Especially fashion. I choose to add details through accessories. For me this is the easiest way to take apply this rule and amp up your wardrobe.

To start I chose 3 very basic pieces that I’m betting can be found in a lot of closets and will be ideal for the upcoming season transition.

A pair of white jeans, chambray shirt and neutral shoes.

Okay, there’s nothing wrong with this outfit, but there’s also nothing special about it. Watch what happens when I start adding other pieces.

{Basic outfit + cardigan}

Better, right? Just that one added piece took it up a notch and added some more visual interest, but now let’s see what happens when I add a big pearl necklace.

{Basic outfit + cardigan + necklace}

Wow! I don’t know about you, but that looks so much better to me. I also went ahead and did a front tuck with my shirt.

{Basic outfit + cardigan + necklace + animal print tote}

Now we’re talking! So much better. Much more put together and visually interesting.

I’m telling you, with a little thought you can take your everyday outfits and turn them into something eye-catching. I mean, which one of these crazy ladies do you think you’re going to pass on the sidewalk and think, “I really like her outfit”. And I’m telling you, my confidence is so much higher when I feel like I look good. Even taking these pictures, with every layer I added, I felt better about how I looked. So this is more of a formula if you think about it. Try to think about adding layers to your outfit until you feel good about it.


Every month we also have a guest co-host and this month is Shelbee from Shelbee On the Edge. Shelbee is such a sweet heart and a die hard when it comes to sharing her fashion sense (which is totally fun). Not only does she share her passion for fashion (somebody stop me?) but she also shares her heart for women’s health issues and well being. She’s truly inspirational.  She’s also a perfect example of what I’m talking about today. Shelbee knows how to add layers to outfits and really grab your attention. Check out this post and see what I’m talking about. You can also click on the following links to follow Shelbee on InstagramFacebook, TwitterPinterestBloglovin’Google+

Now make sure you check out how these other ladies are styling with details. We can all learn from each other.

Daenel ~ Living outside the stacks bloginstagrampinteresttwitter

Debbie ~ Fashion Fairy Dust bloglovinbloginstagrampinterestfacebooktwitter

Jennie ~ A Pocketful of Polka Dots bloginstagramfacebooktwitterbloglovin

Jodie ~ Jodie’s Touch of Style blogfacebookinstagrampinterestbloglovintwitter

Kellyann ~ This Blonde’s Shopping Bag bloginstagrambloglovintwitter

Lisa ~ Classic Style by Lisa blogfacebookinstagram,

Paula ~ Dimples on my What blogfacebookpinterestinstagramtwitter

Shelly ~ The Queen in Between bloginstagrambloglovinpinterestfacebook

Lisa ~ Coast to Coast blog, instagram, bloglovin, pinterest, facebook

Thanks for joining me today. I love to hear what you think so chime in in the comments. They are the highlight of my days!



  1. March 6, 2018 / 7:51 am

    Lisa, I am seriously blushing now! Thank you so much for those amazing words! You are too kind. When Debbie told me the theme for this month, I was excited beyond belief! I am really truly a jeans and tee shirt kind of girl, but also a self-proclaimed master of layering and accessorizing! It is funny because when I am going out with friends and they ask, “Hey, what are you wearing?” I usually reply with “Oh, just jeans and tee shirt.” And then they laugh and say, “Oh. Ok. Yeah right.” Ha. I am loving this look that you put together. Chambray and white denim is always such a good baseline for accessorizing like a pro! I am loving that long gray cardigan and your shoes and bag are spectacular! And of course, I am loving the pearls. Thanks for having me along for the ride this month! It was so much fun.


    • March 7, 2018 / 3:21 pm

      Shelbee, this was a first for me too and I’m so happy we coincided. You always look so adorable and are such a style inspiration. Thanks for the sweet words. It was fun to do and I’m looking forward to more challenges. Hope you’re having a great week. XOXO

  2. Tammy Nelson
    March 6, 2018 / 8:08 am

    Love how you transformed that basic outfit into a classy looking one with adding the cardigan and necklace !!! Love this 🙂 Have a great day lady !

    • March 7, 2018 / 3:18 pm

      Thanks Tammy! Sometimes more is more. Hahaha! XOXO

  3. Kellyann
    March 6, 2018 / 8:14 am

    Well friend, you knocked it right outta the park! And hello hair?Gorgeous and sassy – I LOVE it! I am so thrilled you joined us!

    • March 7, 2018 / 3:17 pm

      You’re too sweet! So much hair. It’s crazy. I’m so happy to be a part of this group! Thanks friend. XOXO

  4. March 6, 2018 / 8:56 am

    Fab post, Lisa. I loved my layering journey tutorial, a step by step on layers moving simple outfit to Sassy Miss! And I’m with Kellann, your hair looks amazing! Well done, my pretty. Hugs, x.

    • March 7, 2018 / 3:16 pm

      Hey Mary! Thanks so much. I’ve sure got a ton of hair. Hope you’re having a fabulous week.

  5. jess
    March 6, 2018 / 9:03 am

    Love this Lisa! It is really something we arent used to, right? I would feel bare without my accessories! ha! Love the mix of the chambray and white along with your leopard bag makes for a fab look! and I second what Kellyann says, love your hair, lots of volume!
    jess xx

    • March 7, 2018 / 3:16 pm

      Thank you Jess! I have so dang much hair, it’s crazy. I feel naked without my accessories these days. Love them!

  6. March 6, 2018 / 9:17 am

    Seriously loving this, Lisa! We both went the same way with building our looks for this post and it was so fun to see how you added your pieces. Fabulous final outcome! Welcome to the group – I knew you would be a perfect fit!

    • March 7, 2018 / 3:15 pm

      I love that we both took the same approach. It was great to watch the outfit get better with each and every piece. Great minds, Jennie? Thanks for the warm welcome. I just hope I can keep up with you stylish girls!

  7. March 6, 2018 / 9:56 am

    I love that you and Jennie both did a step by step approach to this theme, Lisa!! That’s so brilliant and really drives the point home so well!!
    Can I just say that your necklace is so amazing??? Pearls go with everything in my book!!

    • March 7, 2018 / 3:14 pm

      Great minds think alike, or at least that what I’m going with. HA. I loved Jennie’s post to and how you could watch the outfit evolve. I just recently purchased that necklace and I love it!

  8. March 6, 2018 / 11:19 am

    What a transformation, Lisa! I might be able to wear something like that to the office! LOVE the addition of the pearl necklace!

    • March 7, 2018 / 3:13 pm

      Thanks Laura! I think you could definitely pull this off for the office and of course you’d look cute as can be.

  9. Living on Cloud Nine
    March 6, 2018 / 11:19 am

    Gosh you are cute!! Chambray and white denim is one of my all time favs!!! And always will be. You have tied it all together in a nice little package and bam~instant darlingness!!

    • March 7, 2018 / 3:12 pm

      Aw, thanks friend! I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do, but I love the way it turned out. Who knew…LOL

  10. Paula Mullins Holloway
    March 6, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    This is great Lisa. I’ve always used the rule of 3’s in decorating but I actually never thought about applying it to fashion. Now I have no excuse to suck at accessorizing. 😉 Welcome to our group. We’re lucky to have you.


    • March 7, 2018 / 3:11 pm

      Thanks for the welcome and the compliment. Yep, that rule of 3 is good lots of places…LOL

  11. leaculp
    March 6, 2018 / 3:18 pm

    Well, that is just so cute and I have all of the pieces of clothing and jewelry and bag. So, when I put it all on I’ll be thinking of you and your great rule of 3. Fun post!

    • March 7, 2018 / 3:10 pm

      Well you have to share when you do it. I know you’ll look darling and I want to see it. Thanks Lea!!

  12. March 6, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    I agree, ALL the layers make that outfit so much better. Your hair, pearl necklace, animal print tote and flats are all gorgeous. So wonderful that beautiful Shelbee joined you this month and she put together such an amazing outfit, too.

    Welcome by Thursdays to linkup with me and now on the very first Sunday of each month we have a new linkup too. Come share your beautiful style. Thanks!! Ada =)

    • March 7, 2018 / 3:09 pm

      Thanks Ada! There was a time I would have ever been comfortable wearing pearls with a casual outfit but I really like the look now.

  13. Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    March 6, 2018 / 4:16 pm

    Now you have me wanting to recreate this entire look. I have all of the pieces… and, well. I kind of have the bag, just the deer print one! lol! I love, love, love that necklace. Your hair looks extra amazing in these photos!


    • March 7, 2018 / 3:08 pm

      That’s probably one of the best parts about using real basics. Easy for others to copy. Can’t wait to see you style your bag. It’s so awesome.

  14. March 6, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    I love this month’s theme! I love all the variations of your outfit, but the accessories definitely make a difference!

    • March 7, 2018 / 3:05 pm

      Thanks Lana! It was fun to do and watch the changes as I did them. Such a huge difference.

  15. Laura
    March 6, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Accessories make such a difference! I love the way you’ve added to this outfit with your layers and jewelry to really make it more put together and interesting! Your hair looks gorgeous today by the way!

    • March 7, 2018 / 3:07 pm

      Thanks Laura! It was fun to watch even as I was doing and see what a difference they make.

  16. March 7, 2018 / 4:42 am

    Love, love, love how you upgraded this outfit! I my just have to copy this for work today. And your hair looks adorable all curled up. So excited to have you as part of our Ageless Style group!

    Shelly | The Queen in Between

    • March 7, 2018 / 3:04 pm

      Well thank you very much and copy away. Thanks for the invite to join the group. I hope I can keep up with you girls!

  17. March 7, 2018 / 6:08 am

    This so the perfect example of how just a few changes can up an outfit! I love it and I love your cute tote!

    pumps and push-ups

    • March 7, 2018 / 3:04 pm

      Thank you Brooke! There was a time I wasn’t as big on accessorizing but now I feel naked without them. That bag is the best.

  18. March 7, 2018 / 4:09 pm

    I love the whole outfit and how you can easily change it up!

    • March 9, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      Thanks Danielle. It really is more of a formula or equation. Have a great weekend! XOXO

  19. March 7, 2018 / 5:34 pm

    What a difference just three things can make! And I LOVE your hair like that!

    • March 9, 2018 / 1:43 pm

      Aw, thank you Bethany! Sometimes I worry it’s too BIG when I curl it. HA! Have a wonderful weekend! XO

  20. Katrina Rose
    March 9, 2018 / 5:58 am

    I love how easy you made this! It is crazy how simple details make such an impact on an outfit and you’ve just shown how easy it is to get that finished look. Thanks!


    • March 9, 2018 / 1:42 pm

      Thanks Katrina! I think it helps to watch the outfit evolve. Now if I can just always remember it myself.? Thanks for reading and commenting. Have a wonderful weekend!

  21. March 11, 2018 / 8:57 am

    Welcome to the group Lisa! I always follow the third piece rule which is the same thing. It’s amazing how much difference adding extras makes! And I love how you did shots of each step…it really illustrated the point!

    • March 22, 2018 / 8:15 pm

      HI Debbie!
      Thanks so much! I’m so excited to be a part of it with y’all. So sorry it’s taken me so long to get this comment up. Life’s been a little hectic the last few weeks. Hope all is well with you. Happy almost Friday!!!

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