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March 2014

Goodguys Car Show

March 31, 2014

Yesterday my husband and I went to the Goodguys All American Get-Together, one of the biggest car shows in California.
Of course I drove Hubby crazy trying to figure out which cars looked cute with my outfit!
I love looking at beautiful vintage and custom cars.  After all, with a silhouette, color, and style … cars are fashion too.
I have a sudden urge to buy some cat eye sunglasses!
Rule #1 for a car show outfit: comfy shoes. We walked for hours.
Any Metallica fans?
This amazing beauty is James Hetfield’s car.  An art deco driving dream come true!

Besides gorgeous cars, there’s always funky and retro fashion at car shows too.  How fun are these handbags that echo car interiors?

You can find them at A Pin Up’s Closet.  Link here.
I didn’t get a handbag, but I did get a cute graphic tee.  Hubby got a cool garage shirt.
There was even some fashion for the mutts! 
You can check out official Goodguys merchandise here.
It’s also fun to look at vintage décor …

I have a soft spot for VW’s! And for this guy here!
I love this amazing paint job!
The wind kicked up and the sun went behind the clouds … and I ended up putting comfort before fashion and wearing my guy’s new shirt and beanie to keep warm. 
Still goes with my Chucks though!
Just a few more beauties ….

Anyone else enjoy a good car show?
As always, thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere.
Hope you all have an amazing day!
Dawn Lucy

Grey, blue, & turquoise

March 28, 2014
Usually on Friday I show my class spirit by wearing our school sweatshirt, but today I have an appointment after work and wanted to glam up a bit (but still be casual and comfy).  

Linking up with the fun and fabulous Fashion Item Friday!

I went with a grey, blue, and turquoise color theme.
This soft and comfy blazer is from Banana Republic.
The scarf is Sellini (bought on Amazon).
Kenneth Cole Reaction handbag.

 The turquoise is vintage, the rest is from 

Ralph Lauren sunglasses.

Franco Sarto boots.

Old Navy jeans … old and a bit baggy … my attempt at a “boyfriend” jeans look.  Any pear shaped and/or curvy gals out there have a suggestion for a flattering pair of BF jeans?  Please let me know!

Have a fabulous Friday, Dears!  Anyone else have a three day weekend?!

Dawn Lucy

On IG: @fashionshouldbefun

Red, Peter, & Blue

March 27, 2014

Making a post this morning just for Tres Chic Thursday!  Check out the fabulous fashion link up party here!

Last weekend the weather was so gorgeous here that in a premature burst of spring fever, I put away all my winter coats. Well, this week Mother Nature has something else in mind.  It’s chilly and rainy, so out comes the winter gear again!

This pretty cobalt blue coat is from my mom’s closet.  I miss her and wearing her things makes me feel close to her.  (If you haven’t already, you could check out my post “Remembering My Fashionable Mom” here.)

I’m also wearing my Peter Pilotto for Target floral top that I love!  Link  here.  Hey, I just saw that it’s on clearance!  I need to look and see what else is a bargain right now!

Carrying one of my very favorite bags, and if you’re a regular reader, you’ve no doubt seen this purse a lot!  It’s London Fog and I got it at Marshall’s.

And God only knows what those crazy dogs are up to in the background!

Also wearing Gap Skinnies, rolled up over black booties.

You can see the print better in this shot.

And here’s a pretty view of my neighborhood.  I love mountain living!  Especially because the town (and shopping!) is only 10 minutes away!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday Eve!

Dawn Lucy

Anchors & blue

March 23, 2014

For today’s post … a fun nautical outfit … and lots of doggy photobombs!

My new favorite scarf, blue with anchors, from Old Navy.
Almost forgot about this tshirt I bought last year at Target!  How perfect are they together?
A white cardi for the morning chill.
Distressed jeans, flip flops, and sunnies for a casual vibe.
And … a pop of red!

Hard to play stylist, when this pretty girl just wants to PLAY!

My blue nail polish can’t complete with Rox’s blue eyes!
Yes, Lucky, you’re just as cute!

Loving the sunshine!
Beautiful sunshine even coming through the window!

Honestly kids, I don’t have any treats with me!

Looks like I’m ready for a boat ride!  But just off to breakfast and a tax appointment.

Okay okay, time for you two now!
Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!
Linking up with all the fabulous ladies at Visible Monday!
Linking up! ThePleatedPoppy
Dawn Lucy

Denim with denim

March 17, 2014

Yesterday, my husband and I spent the day in Santa Cruz, celebrating our wedding anniversary!

I started thinking about what to wear (of course) and really wanted to wear my new jeans and new denim jacket.  I never can wait to wear new stuff! I wasn’t sure if I could pull off the denim on denim look, but I wanted to try. I’ve seen bloggers doing it recently and looking super cute! So, this is what I came up with.

Outfit details:

Old Navy The Flirt Distressed Skinny Jeans in Luminere.  On sale now for only $19! Link here!
And Old Navy long sleeve crew neck tee. Also on sale!  Here.
Lucky Brand denim jacket.  Found at Marshall’s, but here’s the Lucky’s link.
Shoes are Michael Shannon from Off Broadway. Several choices here.
Oryany handbag.  Link for Neiman Marcus here. (Found mine for less at TJ Maxx!)

What’s your opinion on wearing denim with denim?

Showing off my spring pedi! (OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui)

My husband and I live a half hour away from Santa Cruz.  We decided to have brunch at The Crow’s Nest at Santa Cruz Harbor. It’s a great place to enjoy a meal and a view, especially on the patio when the weather is nice!

My camera shy husband agreed to let the waitress take this for our anniversary.

The weather warmed up so quickly that the jacket didn’t last long! (Also, later the heels were replaced with sneakers!)

I’m loving all the nautical trends right now, so now I think I need a boat! What do you think?!

Hope all my fashion dolls are having a fun St. Patrick’s Day!

Dawn Lucy

Coral & Cobalt

March 14, 2014
Playing around with some ideas for spring.  Loving cobalt blue and coral red together right now!

Coral & Cobalt

J Crew white tee

Mango brown jacket

High heel pumps

A P C leather messenger bag purse
$685 –

Kate Spade knot bracelet

Kenneth jay lane jewelry

Rose lipstick

Happy Friday!

Dawn Lucy

Feeling spring-y!

March 13, 2014

It’s really starting to feel like spring.  So exciting!  Today, I decided to celebrate the fabulous weather (77 in Los Gatos & San Jose today) with a bright, fun outfit.

Old Navy Rock Star jacket in Orange Crush.

Loving my new anchor scarf!  Also Old Navy!
Link here.

OPI nail polish – “Suzi Says Feng Shui” 
 Link here

Sonoma capris from Kohl’s.  Handbag by Kenneth Cole Reaction.  The shoes are Natural Soul by Naturalizer (comfy for an active day of teaching). White tshirt from H&M.
Also, this is a great look for all us pretty pears out there.  It’s dark and basic on the bottom with all the colors and interest on top.  In my experience, a hip length shirt with a cropped jacket is a  wonderful combination on a pear shape!
Loving all the nautical trends out there right now.  Expect to see more anchors in future posts!
Don’t forget – for daily fashion fun, follow me on Instagram @fashionshouldbefun!
Hope you’re getting a little taste of springtime in your neck of the woods, my fashion dolls!
Linking up!  Très Chic Style Bits
Linking up! Fashion Item Friday!
Dawn Lucy

Maxi skirt – cool & casual

March 6, 2014
Another idea for my new black maxi skirt. Now I just hope it fits!

Cool & Casual

White t shirt

Converse sneaker
$75 –

Stela 9 leather tote bag

Tory Burch cuff bracelet

Mineral makeup

Linking up to Très Chic Style Bits
Dawn Lucy