Fashion Over 40 : Creative Mondays Blog Hop..

Happy Monday everyone. Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend?

Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas. Link up, have fun reading other posts on the hop and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post.

I brought this dress a few weeks ago for my holiday. When I seen it in the shop I loved it straight away. It screamed buy me! When I got it home and tried it on, I hated it! Far to wide, too baggy around the top.  So it was take it back to the shops and not have a new dress for my holidays or pack it in the case..

Then  though came into my head. What about wearing a black top underneath and finding a chunky belt to wear with it!? I tipped my t-shirt draw upside down and emptied my wardrobe to find a belt.

I am so glad I did as it looked a lot better.

Now I love it again!!

So floaty and keeps you cool or keeps you warm in cold weather.

Do you have anything that looks completely different with a belt or another item of clothing?

What I Wore~

  • Dress : Next
  • Vest : Primark
  • Shoes : Peacocks

To join in the fun:

  1. Link up your creative, recipe, crafty, outfit or anything creative posts on the blog hop below.
  2. Visit a few blogs on the list to make the hop fun for everyone.
  3. Please try to include the Creative Monday button or a text link back to my blog in the post you are linking up.
  4. Be great if you would like to follow? let me know if you do, so I can stop by and follow back.
  5. Don’t forget to tweet me your links so I can re-tweet them.


Creative Mondays 13/06/2016 has now finished.


Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.



    June 12, 2016 / 8:32 pm

    You're all set for Summer dear friend with that lovely dress. Everything looks lovely on you too!Thank you for hosting the party sweetie.Hugs,FABBY

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 14, 2016 / 5:02 pm

      Aww thank you for the lovely Comment Fabby 🙂

  2. Tamar SB
    June 12, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    So creative to smake it work in that way!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 14, 2016 / 5:31 pm

      Thanks Tamar 🙂

  3. Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas
    June 12, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    Thanks so much for the party and for your visit, Claire!! You in that dress is a great look!!Hugs,Deb

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 14, 2016 / 5:31 pm

      Aww, thanks for stopping by Debbie 🙂

  4. Coombe Mill
    June 12, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    I love the way you've dressed up the dress with belt and vest.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 14, 2016 / 5:31 pm

      Thanks Fiona 🙂

  5. Winnie
    June 12, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    Gorgeous dress Claire! The kind I love to wear 🙂 I also like the colorThank you for hosting this party, and I hope you're having a good weekend

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 14, 2016 / 5:32 pm

      Thanks Winnie 🙂

  6. vanity andme
    June 12, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    You styled it perfectly. LOve it !x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 14, 2016 / 5:32 pm

      Aw, thanks Laurie 🙂

  7. Julia Nyanyo
    June 12, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    Good call with the belt and vest top – looks great. The print is really pretty and maxi dresses are so great for holidays.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 14, 2016 / 5:32 pm

      Thanks Julia, I am glad I kept it now!!

  8. Mary
    June 13, 2016 / 12:57 am

    Very cute dress! The belt makes it! 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 18, 2016 / 2:47 pm

      Aww, thanks Mary 🙂

  9. Veronica Cid
    June 13, 2016 / 5:37 am

    Dress looks great! Sometimes a belt or other accessories can really transform a look!I just started a link up too and would love it if you join. Come take a look at #UntamedStyleThanks Veronica

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 18, 2016 / 2:48 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, hopping over now 🙂

  10. Anna
    June 13, 2016 / 6:25 am

    You could easily take it in Claire, although it looks lovely with what you did 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 18, 2016 / 2:52 pm

      Thanks Anna, they way I am going I might grow into it! I have put so much weight on since Christmas 🙁

  11. Sheree Ho
    June 13, 2016 / 6:55 am

    What a beautiful dress!! Thanks for hosting the linkup.xo Shereehttp://poshclassymom.comIG: @poshclassymom

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 18, 2016 / 2:52 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Sheree 🙂

  12. Shelbee On The Edge
    June 13, 2016 / 10:14 am

    It is such an adorable dress! I love it with the belt. Although, I think you are exaggerating and I bet it was super cute without the belt, too! 🙂 But it really does look amazing belted. I love the pattern, too. I have a post to be published tomorrow about a tunic that I had to be creative with in order to make it cute again….I will link it up with you on Wednesday!

  13. Rajesh
    June 13, 2016 / 10:52 am

    Beautiful and fashoinable.

  14. RedTagChicLosAngeles
    June 13, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    Whoa you rock that maxi!!!Come check out how I styled some ruffles for work & play at the blog this week – Have a lovely week!Rebecca

  15. pixiedusk
    June 13, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    You look really long while wearing it and the belt gave it shape! What a great way to style this dress =)

  16. Fashion Fairy Dust
    June 13, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    I'm glad you kept it Claire! The layered tank underneath is such a cool look and the belt gives it just the right amount of

  17. Elegance and Mommyhood
    June 13, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    I love this maxi dress and how you styled it with the cami underneath. Do come by on Thursday and link this up with me. Thanks.

  18. Jessica Jannenga
    June 13, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    Great job, thinking outside the box. Love the top underneath and that belt is so pretty! I really am falling for maxi dresses! jess

  19. Julie's Lifestyle
    June 13, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    That dress is so pretty Claire. Thanks for hosting and have a nice week. 🙂

  20. Lauren at Wonderfully Made
    June 13, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    Hi I'm new to your blog and party and will be adding your link today. I love that dress and how you made it work. I also love the red polka dot top you posted earlier!

  21. Salma Saquaf
    June 13, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Wow…love it!

  22. Jill Shepherd
    June 13, 2016 / 11:59 pm

    Thanks for hosting Claire, love the dress and the belt too! Hope you have a fabulous week!

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