When a Girl Loves a Blazer

January 18, 2021

Friends, I’ve had my eye on this blazer for awhile.  Sure I have two plaid blazers, one unstructured and one vintage, but this … THIS .. is the perfect blazer!  Everlane does it again, mixing a classic basic with a modern sense of cool.

the perfect oversized plaid blazer, modern chic

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The Super-Soft Relaxed Jean

January 12, 2021

On the weekends, I’ve been living in these Everlane Super-Soft Relaxed Jeans!  I never thought I’d love a pair of jeans without stretch, but these are sooo soft and broken in that they’re super comfortable, not to mention cool.  I’m wearing the Distressed Indigo version, but if holes at the knees aren’t your thing, there are un-distressed versions in Light Vintage blue and versatile Bone.


Everlane's Super Soft Relaxed Jeans

Everlane gifted me these jeans at my request.  All opinions are all my own.

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Leopard Cashmere for a Weekend Outfit

January 5, 2021

Hi Friends,

Here’s an outfit I wore on a weekend over the holiday break.  I really love this pretty leopard cashmere sweater that my husband got me for Christmas (and I noticed it’s on major sale now)!  I was tempted to go with a leopard with leopard look … and hey, there’s nothing wrong with that … but I decided I was feeling a bit more classic that day and went with my wool camel coat that I’ve had for years and still wear every single winter.  Do you have some things that have stayed in regular rotation for years?


winter outfit for women over 50

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Gifts of 2020 & Looking Ahead to 2021

December 31, 2020

Twenty-twenty came bearing gifts. Some that I’d really like to return.  But I did find a few I’m very happy to keep as well.

cashmere sweater for winter
Nordstrom signature cashmere sweater

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The Dream Pant & One Year Gray-aversary!

December 22, 2020

Hey Friends!  I know it’s only been a couple of weeks but I missed everyone and the blog already!  The break is just what I needed to focus on the end of the school semester, as well as just some self-care!  But I had to pop up to share some great pants and to celebrate my one year dye-free anniversary!

winter style for women over 40


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Organic Cotton Flannel

December 1, 2020

Everlane, my go-to brand for stylish eco-friendly clothing, sent me this organic cotton flannel.  I love how cozy is it and this pretty Persimmon color!

organic cotton flannel

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Black Friday SALES!

November 27, 2020

Hope all my dear sweet readers had a relaxing and fun Thanksgiving.  Remember this Black Friday to stay home, stay safe … shop online!  Here’s my list of sales I’m planning to hit today.

Remember if you click through a link in my blog, I get a small commission which is much appreciated.  This blog has always been a labor of love more than anything, but this year I’ll be lucky to just break even.

Most importantly, have fun and get to shopping!

Nordstrom – up to 50% off, and an extra 25% off clearance

Macy’s – Doorbuster specials online in every department

Nordstrom Rack – One day only FLASH sale, plus 40% off clearance

Everlane – this fab eco friendly brand never goes on sale, so this is exciting!  Lots of items on sale today!

Girlfriend Collective – cool, eco friendly brand, 40-50% off leggings, 30% off select other items, sizes XXS – 6XL!

Chico’s – 40% off full priced items and an extra 60% off clearance,  extra door buster today too!


Soma – 30% off almost everything

DSW – 30% off almost everything, free weekender bag with purchase

Zappos – 20% off

H&M – 30% off everything, be sure to check out their Conscious Collection

Loft – 50% off

Gap – Banana Republic – Old Navy – Athleta – 50% off


Thankful for all my readers who keep blogging fun for me!


Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy


About the blog: Fashion Should Be Fun is ME talking to YOU, other middle-aged women who are over 40, but not over fashion.  We still want to look beautiful and stylish.  We still want to have fun with trends.  And we don’t need anyone giving us rules, because we’re all different. This is a place for me to share my love of fashion with you, including style ideas, tips, trends, and inspiration. I know how liking the way we look can translate into confidence and energy. I know we have so much life left to live and so much adventure ahead of us. Let’s show the world you’re never too old to have fun and be fierce!