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Pop Art and Girl Power

Pop Art Lichtenstein Girl Power- MoMA

For today’s post, I am wearing a Pop Art themed outfit. Why, you might ask?  Well, there is a supportive group of international bloggers called the Fab 40s, each with VERY different style, who get together online once a month to show how they interpret a particular theme.  This month, Samantha, writer of the superb blog Fake Fabulous, chose the theme of Pop Art and chose me for their monthly guest.  So, here I am, very excited to be part of the Fab 40s women this month with my take on a Pop Art theme!

I focused on the graphic, bright, comic book aspect of Pop Art because to me, Roy Lichtenstein is THE master of this genre.  I love the glamour and wit in his work, like this riff on a comic (above).  When I was in my twenties in New York, I remember the thrill of having frequent meetings in a building which had an enormous two-story-tall Roy Lichtenstein painting in the lobby.

So here goes!

Pop Art Patch closeup

Pop Art Monochrome Mural

I wore a bright, graphic, striped skirt and a black cashmere sweater to which I added a sequin patch.  I chose shoes which I imagine a glamorous femme fatale in a Lichtenstein painting might wear!  A bold pair of red sunglasses,  Swarovski earrings (which I love so much I’ve worn them for three blog posts in a row), and my enormous blue Swarovski crystal ring (I have a few for sale in my blog shop) were the finishing touches.

JW Anderson skirt with stripes Kurt Geiger shoes

POP Art jumper, red coat and striped skirt

It was an alternately sunny, shady, and windy day thanks to storm Doris, so taking photos was tricky.  Every time we got the camera settings sorted, the light changed again (let’s not even discuss the wind and my messy hair)!   I brought along my favourite Winser London red coat which has been on the blog a couple of times before. Today, I wore it slouchy and off the shoulder, because I am a blogger and we do ridiculous things like that.

POP Art closeup, red coat

Rainbow door and skirt with Pop Art Jumper
Pop Art main image

Sunglasses- ZeroUV
Sweater- J.Crew (old), patch: Etsy
Skirt- J.W. Anderson (old)
Shoes- Kurt Geiger (old)
Earrings- sold out
Ring: Sequinist

Now to introduce you to the lovely online girl gang of the Fab 40s ladies…

First up is Samantha of Fake Fabulous.  She’s wearing Pop Art brights with her own unique twist– a statement blouse printed with typical everyday items (a favourite motif of Pop Art) and a scattering of cheery brooches on her cosy monochrome coat.  Berry red, from lips to gloves to brooch to trousers and top, pull her whole fun look together.  And don’t miss those socks!  Sam’s outfits always sing due to the small striking details; she never misses.

Pop Art Outfit, Sam Fab 40s

Boots- Vagabond
Socks- Burlington
Trousers- Topshop
Coat- Primark
Shirt- ASOS
Necklace- Online
Brooches- Various
Gloves- John Lewis
Bag- Linea
Charm- TKmax

Next is Diane of Fashion On The 4th Floor (or as I call her, ‘the best legs on Instagram!’).  She’s wearing a cool hoodie dress (you know I love those) with a DIY modern twist.  Pop Artists loved repeated patterns, so she made hashtags out of glitter iron-on fabric, and voila…Modern Pop.

Pop Art Diane

Sweatshirt & Sneakers- Forever 21
DIY die cut, shimmer & glitter heat transfer paper – Hobby Lobby
Bracelet – Boho Betty
Clutch & Earrings – Express

Next is Jennie from A Pocketful of Polka Dots.  I ADORE her fearless colour and print mixing.  I never knew just how much I needed hot pink mesh tights until I saw this photo.

Fab 40s Polka Dots Pop Art
Cardigan- NY&Co.
Cami- Worthington, JCPenney
Skirt- c/o YoShop
Tights- Isadora Paccini
Sunnies- NY&Co.
Necklace, Ring, & Bag- Charming Charlie
Pumps- Nine West “Martina”

Here is Hong Kong blogger Ann Krembs’ take on Pop Art.  Like me, she’s a lady who loves sparkle, so I’m particularly loving her sequin lips top and clutch bag.

Pop Art Ann Krembs

Sunnies, skirt, and socks- Forever 21
Denim Patch Shirt and Clutch- Kremb de la Kremb DIY
Tee- Shein
Trainers- Asics

Now we have accessories queen, Sheela Goh.  Cultural icons like Mickey Mouse are about as Pop Art as it gets; here Mickey has had a bright painterly treatment.   I love the graphic print mini, and never ever does Sheela disappoint on the shoe front.

Pop Art Sheela

Candy Hoodie – Harajuku Lovers
Mickey Tee – Disney
Riley Print Mini Skirt – Alice & Olivia
Graffiti Art Boots – AmiClubWear
Rainbow Bead Bracelets – WhatWouldVWear.com
Red Glass Ring & Sunnies – borrowed from Eve
Lipstick – Rose from Peak Cosmetics

Next up is Mary Byrd of Curly Byrdie Chirps.  She wows with this fabulous statement jacket and a mix of eye-popping prints and colours.  Her signature curly hair is the best accessory of all.

Pop Art Mary Byrd

Jacket- SheIn
Skirt and top- The Limited
Shoes- JCPenney
Purse- Target Kids dept $3
Necklace- T and J designs

Thank you so much to the lovely ladies at Fab 40s for having me this month.  They’re such a fun and supportive group of women; it is always a pleasure working with clever women who build each other up.

Speaking of supportive clever women, coincidentally, today is the day that the Over40Collective launches its website.  The launch is exactly  a year to the date since we all met each other at an event.  The site is made to target brands who are  interested in working more effectively with our demographic.  We already have several collaborations under our belt pre-launch, and we’ve done some consulting work for a few big companies on how to improve their offerings to stylish women who happen to not be 20 anymore!  Here’s to girl power at any age.

ffLinking to: notdressedaslamb, shoeandtell, turningheadstuesday, stylesplash, fashionshouldbefun

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  • Reply
    What Lizzy Loves (@whatlizzyloves)
    February 27, 2017 at 12:19 PM

    WOW!!!!!! You look amazing Lisa. This genre really suits your confident, sparkly style. The sequin patch looks great too and looks like it was always there. I love the other ladies’ interpretations of the style too. And another wow! Can it really be a whole year since we first met? I’m so proud to be part of the Over40Co. Thank you for your beautiful friendship and support my super-sparkly friend xxxx

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      February 27, 2017 at 9:49 PM

      Awww, thank you Liz. I really liked the outfit too 😀 Sparkle and colour always make me happy.

      It IS shocking that it has been a year! Time flies, and I intend for us all to have lots of fun! xx

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    February 27, 2017 at 5:55 PM

    Now that’s some serious POP! You absolutely rock the look Girls! Thrilled to see so many gorgeous ladies over 40 (here and at Michelle’s) taking the fashion world to a whole new level! Way to go! xx Abby

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      February 27, 2017 at 9:49 PM

      Thank you, Abby! Glad you liked this; it was a challenge for sure, but a fun one! xx

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    February 27, 2017 at 5:57 PM

    Where to begin? Ms Sparkles you will always be yet here you’ve managed to pull off BRIGHT & SEXY! There’s something truly exquisite about how the stripes of your skirt curve when you lean that hip out, wowzers…
    The “POP” is genius & I adore the red ballerina style stilettos bringing the whole outfit home. I can’t go without mentioning photo number 4 of you which is just mesmerising, what are you thinking beautiful?
    As for the rest of the fab 40’s, well you know I love these girls. They all look sensational in their interpretation of pop art & I LOVE what they’re doing with this regular themed link – Bravo ladies!

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      February 27, 2017 at 9:51 PM

      Thank you, sweet Michelle. Those shoes are favourites… they’ve not had a spin on the blog since the Red Winser post last summer, so they deserved an outing. I’m so pleased you liked this look! xx

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    Samantha Blair
    February 27, 2017 at 6:44 PM

    Lisa you are FABULOUS here….I was thrilled to bits when you agreed to join in this month.
    And, I knew Pop Art would work so beautifully for you!

    I try to make my turn picking the theme a little challenging and different.
    It is hard to make an outfit around a theme and still be true to one’s personal style … and (more importantly) for it to be fun yet wearable.
    Your outfit make me smile…so simple (in theory) yet so interesting, colourful and fun!
    A burst of colour during these duller months.
    And those SHOOOOOES….don’t even get me started on how bloody gorgeous they are ….although just looking at them makes me want to reach for a couple of Ibuprofen :oP!

    Your photographs sing with colour and vibrancy.
    (I am a little envious of your sunshine though!)
    Thank you so much for being part of this month’s Fab40’s… it is a brighter and more beautiful place for it.

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      February 27, 2017 at 9:58 PM

      Thank you SO much, Samantha– for inviting me to participate, and for being so very kind. I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog and am always inspired by the way you put things together so creatively and so brilliantly. I blame you, Catherine, and my friend Greet (journeyofastylist on Insta) for making me experiment more with colour!

      I adore Pop Art, but never thought about it in terms of clothing. This theme will be a hard one to top, well done, Sam! xxx

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    The Fashion Folks
    February 27, 2017 at 7:01 PM

    I LOVE pop art so I’m so happy with the theme and the result! So so fierce and a fun way of doing fashion. Love how you kept the outfit popping with red and that background is perfect to highlight the fun and artsy feeling! Great outfit love! Xx


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    February 27, 2017 at 8:42 PM

    I think this is my favourite outfit yet LL, you look amazing – and that background. Gosh imagine if anyone challenged me to do Pop Art! I think you all carried it off brilliantly. I’m looking forward to our next year of O40Co. x

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      February 27, 2017 at 9:47 PM

      Thanks so much, Nikki! Yes, you might have to do some colour blocking with solids if you had to do Pop Art, no?! Samantha chose a brilliant challenge for sure. Also looking forward 🙂 xx

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    February 27, 2017 at 9:21 PM

    Lisa, it was such a pleasure to be introduced to you and your blog. I can tell already I am going to be a huge fan. As soon as I opened your email with your look for this challenge I immediately thought, “Yes, this is how it’s done!”. I love your fun and sophisticated take on this theme. Adoring your fabulous stilettos and know they would get along famously with my wardrobe.

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      February 27, 2017 at 9:45 PM

      Thanks so much Jennie! Us Carolina girls have to stick together (and share shoes!) right? I’m enjoying catching up on your previous posts, and am very happy to see a few sequins sparkling back at me… Thank you for your kind words xx

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    Anna Marcus
    February 27, 2017 at 11:23 PM

    I absolutely love your outfit, Lisa and I would give everything for those gorgeous shoes. Thank you for a gallery of very inspirational and fashion forward ladies, I was enjoying scrolling through their statement outfits

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      February 28, 2017 at 7:15 AM

      Thank you so much, Anna! I’m so pleased you enjoyed seeing what everyone was wearing… so did I! xx

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    Ann Krembs
    February 28, 2017 at 12:12 AM

    Goodness! I love everything about your contribution: your sweater, skirt, (enviable) heels, the wall, your writing, your blog. You are a pro, and it totally shows! Thank you so much for joining us this month Lisa! And congratulations on the Over40Collective! I admire all of you so much. Like, A LOT!!

    Here’s to SEQUINS!

    Love, Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

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      February 28, 2017 at 7:18 AM

      Awwww, thank you so much Ann. I’m thrilled you like the outfit AND the blog (blogs take a lot more work than I expected, the tech dramas, argh!). I thoroughly enjoyed joining you guys this month. We’ll definitely keep you posted on the Collective and hopefully we can do some bigger inclusive campaigns in the future with you. To SEQUINS! xx

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    February 28, 2017 at 4:53 PM

    I don’t know where to begin Lisa – I love this post! The colour, the sparkle the other ladies’ interpretations. It’s a veritable feast for the eyes and it fills my soul with hope for the 40 plus community.

    It has been my utmost pleasure to have you in my life for the last year you sequinned goddess you!
    Michelle xx

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      February 28, 2017 at 8:49 PM

      I liked doing this post, and I’m glad you liked it too! It is so fun seeing everyone’s spin on a theme.

      The pleasure has absolutely been mine as well, sweet gorgeous friend! xx

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    No Fear of Fashion
    February 28, 2017 at 7:12 PM

    This was fun. Of course I know the fab 40. And you all did very well. Your skirt and shoes are very good. Applaus for that. The sunglasses, fun sweater (clever to put that patch on it) and red coat all contributed to finish the look. Fantastic background!! Kudos.
    And although everybody really did really well, I want to mention Jennie and Mary Byrd as two who really nailed it.
    Am I making enemies by saying this?

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      February 28, 2017 at 8:46 PM

      Hahaha, not making enemies at all! That is the fun of these themes, to see what everyone comes up with. On a different day, we might have worn something totally different! I almost wore a pop art black and yellow tee shirt, where the girl is crying and saying “I have nothing to wear!” but it was far too cold for that. xx

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    mithra ballesteros (@findernotkeeper)
    March 1, 2017 at 1:38 AM

    You went all in and such super-hero behavior is what I appreciate most about this post. At the same time, you stayed true to your own personal style. If only you had a ComicCon to attend. They would anoint you their queen!

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      March 1, 2017 at 8:08 PM

      Thank you Mithra! Imagine me at ComicCon 😀 I’d be in a full sequin catsuit or something equally ridiculous. xx

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    March 1, 2017 at 3:31 PM

    BLOG SHOP!!!!!!!!?
    OFF TO SHOP AND CRUISE THE OTHER SITES………BUT I’am WAY PAST 40!think they will mind?

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      March 1, 2017 at 8:06 PM

      I’ve not really LAUNCHED the Blog shop yet. I have to stock it with many more pieces; hopefully I’ll have them all photographed and ready to have an official launch in two weeks.

      Thanks so much, Elizabeth! My photographer is my husband! He’s getting really good, isn’t he?

      I hope you enjoy cruising the other sites, they’d love to have you! xx

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    jessica jannenga (@jessicajannenga)
    March 1, 2017 at 5:17 PM

    Lisa, Love this theme! Lots of color and creativeness! Everyone looks great in their interpretation, and it’s wonderful to see the variations on this theme. Love the wall behind you! Did you seek that out, or did you know where it was? Perfect. The bright stripes of color along with the bold red coat, sexy shoes are fab, and I loved that you added the Pop patch.
    So fun!
    Thanks for linking with Turning heads tueaday
    jess xx

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      March 1, 2017 at 8:04 PM

      Thank you, Jess! The wall is one near me that I’ve used before. It is pretty fabulous, isn’t it?! I’m pleased you liked the Fab 40s theme this month. It was a great challenging theme. xx

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    March 1, 2017 at 10:28 PM

    I love pop art and have a similar sweater, plus I am impressed by your use of colors, pretty outfit ! Kisses from Italy

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion & beauty blog

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    March 3, 2017 at 1:27 PM

    I love everything pop art! You look fabulous Lisa! What a great idea to put a patch on the sweater – I thought you’d bought it like that. Wonderful backdrop for the photos…I need to find some wall art for blog photos. Thanks for linking up 🙂

    Emma xxx

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      March 4, 2017 at 7:07 PM

      I also love Pop Art, Emma! Thank you so much! xx

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    Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    March 3, 2017 at 11:11 PM

    Adore all you ladies and you totally ROCKED this look, Dear! Love the colors and patterns and the perfect backdrop too! Congrats to the collective, Lisa! What a great group of ladies!

    Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday. It feels good to catch up with everyone!

    Dawn Lucy

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      March 4, 2017 at 7:08 PM

      Thank you so much, this was such a fun post to do. Girl Power gives me ALL the feels. Welcome back from your gorgeous hot holiday! xx

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    Little Red
    March 4, 2017 at 3:56 AM

    Incredible outfit! And the same goes for the other bloggers. Certainly, the sense of color appeals to me. And your ring is insane. What are the dimensions?

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      March 4, 2017 at 7:14 PM

      Thank you, Little Red! I also love the colour explosion. I ADORE the ring too. That is a very good question on dimensions, than you for bringing that up! I’ll make a note of the dimensions on the Blog Shop. I’ll also offer this same ring in an oval shape (same enormous size) in case that appeals to you more. I’ll come back to you. xx

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    Robin Jameson
    August 15, 2019 at 9:40 PM

    Very stylish outfits. Love the colors!

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      August 31, 2019 at 8:09 PM

      Thank you, Robin! xx

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