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June 2014

eShakti – Customized Cuteness!

June 26, 2014
I was thrilled when eShakti asked me to pick one of their lovely dresses to review on my blog!  I had seen a few other eShakti reviews and was so impressed with their feminine and chic look.  But when I browsed their offerings, I had a problem …. soooo many amazing choices!  How could I ever pick just one?!

I’ve been keeping an eye out for a LRD (Little Red Dress), since that’s my favorite color and when I saw this red trapunto stitch trim poplin dress, I knew I had to have it!  

The bright poppy red is so eye-catching.  The fit and flare cut is feminine and flattering.  And the side pockets and midi length make it fresh and on trend.

How pretty is the stitching?

And check out the cute back view!

This is a dress that makes you want to twirl!

I can’t remember the last time I felt this pretty in a dress!

Part of the eShakti difference is that you can customize your garment!  You give specifics for size, shape, and height, and they create something made just for you!

All this for a very reasonable price that will have me going back to eShakti again and again.

Dolls, you have to go check out the eShakti website and see all the adorable and chic looks available!

Use the coupon code “fashfun” for 10% off 6/26/14-7/26/14!

Dawn Lucy

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Dog Days of Summer

June 25, 2014
Taking the dogs to the beach requires a comfy, hearty outfit.

Who could blame a gal for giving up and wearing sweats? 

But I tried to do a bit better … 

This weekend, I headed out dressed in distressed skinnies with an open weave black sweater over a white tank. 

 (Click HERE for the same sweater with a dressier look.)

Flip flops and a tote are beach musts!

This pic is my dorky attempt to show off all my jewelry at once!  Sand dollar necklace, seahorse earrings (see here), and an arm party of boho beachy bracelets.

Here’s the outfit in action at Rio del Mar beach in Aptos, California. 

Lucky is also in action, digging his way to China, I guess …

Cute dogs are the best accessories!  

A handsome hubby doesn’t hurt either!

Here’s to the happy dog days of summertime!

What do you wear when you know you’re sure to get covered in doggy slobber and sand?!

Dawn Lucy

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Beach Cottage Dreams on the Oregon Coast

June 21, 2014
My husband and I just got home from a fabulous week in Oregon.  After our fun weekend in Portland, we spent five days exploring the Oregon coast.

We rented this adorable beach cottage at Olivia Beach in Lincoln City!  

A great place to unwind and reconnect.

Love this man so much!

Wearing Gap skinnies, Converse sneakers, striped breton tee from Old Navy, and a H&M cardi.

There’s nothing quite like sipping coffee on the porch of a beach cottage and enjoying the ocean breeze.

I adore all the little beachy decorating touches!
Distressed skinnies, Roxy leopard sneakers, and this cozy Old Navy sweater made a perfect beach combing outfit.
Beach silliness.

Sunset over the Pacific.
Dune buggy-ing adventure in the sand dunes of North Bend.
So many pretty lighthouses and gorgeous beaches!
Enjoyed yummy clam chowder and this pretty Wyland wall in the fishing village of Newport. 

Yes, I wore my all white ensemble from this post!  It was perfect for a dinner out at an amazing seafood restaurant, Kyllo’s.

How cute are these seahorse earrings I picked up at an art gallery? I even got to meet the woman who made them, Linda Cline (

I also did some bargain hunting at the Tanger outlet mall in Lincoln City.  Love this Ann Taylor Loft sweater I got for a steal!  

Relaxing by the fire … beach cottage heaven.

Another shot of the gorgeous Oregon coast. 

We had such a wonderful trip!  But as always, it’s good to be home.  We sure did miss our furbabies while we were away!

Hope you all are having an amazing June!
Can’t wait to catch up on my blog reading!

Dawn Lucy

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Sightseeing in Portland

June 18, 2014

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I’m in the middle of a vacation, so this will be short and sweet, Dolls.

This is what I wore for sightseeing in Portland … Free People hoodie, stripe tee and distressed skinnies from Old Navy, Roxy leopard sneakers, and a big tote to carry everything!

This is my first time using the blogger app on my phone so sorry if this post doesn’t look quite right!  Taking pics for a post I’ll do when I get home.
Back to relaxing … at the coast now …

Hope you all are having a wonderful June so far!
OXOX Dawn Lucy

Summer White

June 11, 2014
What does one wear to a cottage by the beach?

This is the fun fashion challenge that I have right now as my husband and I are planning our summer getaway.  Here’s one look I came up with ….

Summer skirt, tank, and open weave sweater are all from Old Navy (in stores now).
A closer look at accessories …
Bag from Burlington and wedges from DSW.  Coolibar sun hat.  Beachy boho bracelets and turquoise earrings from Tilly’s.

Sunnies from CVS … seriously!  Trying out bifocal sunnies to see how they work for me.  (How old does that make me feel?)

Vintage ring from Grandma.

Note to self: next time do the non-hat pics first to avoid hat hair!

Necklace from Kohl’s several years ago.

And for my pet lovers out there …
I know my ham-it-up dogs get a lot of press in my blog, but today I wanted to introduce you to this special little guy, Pumpkin.  We found out last week that’s he diabetic and so it’s been a week of learning for both of us … new food, new schedule, and insulin shots twice a day.  He’s been a little trooper.

Love him so much!
So, here’s to cute cats  … and summer vacations!  Anyone else planning a trip?

Take care, Dolls, and thanks so much for stopping by!


Anchors & Hot Rods

June 8, 2014
One weekend a year the adorable little village of Capitola turns into my husband’s dream come true, a car show with classics, customs, and hot rods, right by the beach!  

I gathered together some cute nautical accessories for the day.

Love this monogrammed heart and anchor necklace I bought on Etsy! 

I wore a red and white striped Breton tee, my blue and white anchor scarf, and cuffed skinny jeans.

I always love a red VW bug!

Lunch at Margaritaville.

Lots of walking and gawking at pretty cars.

Very fun day!

Hope you dolls are having a fabulous weekend too!  

Summer is off to a wonderful start!

Dawn Lucy

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New Ideas for Last Year’s Sundresses

June 4, 2014

I’ve never been a huge fan of the sundress, except for the maxi version.  But last summer when I was planning what to wear for a Kauai trip I knew I needed something short, simple, and unstructured to throw into a suitcase and wear on the beach. 
These Old Navy sundresses were perfect!  

The grey dress I also have in olive green.  

Now, what am I going to do with these dresses this year? I decided to play around and try to come up with a new look for each dress.  Here are my five four looks … (I decided that navy dress was too short and better left as a beach cover up!)

Olive sundress with a safari style jacket, Seychelles gladiator sandals, and an Oryany bag.

Same exact dress in grey, with a moto jacket, Michael Shannon wedges, vintage cuffs and a spiked clutch.

 Simple black sundress with a Lucky denim jacket, Carlos Santana bag, and silver Impo sandals.

Fuchsia sundress
 with classic pumps, a clutch, and a snow leopard cardi.

So now I have plenty of sundresses for the beach … 
that I can wear in other ways as well!

Are you a fan of sundresses?  

Are you feeling ready for summer?

Dawn Lucy

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