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August 2014

One Floral Dress, Two Looks!

August 28, 2014

At an impulsive thrift store stop on the way home from work, I found this pretty floral dress for $3!

Not only was it a steal, but I also thought of two ways to wear it right now and a way to wear it into fall!

Here I’m wearing it as a dress …

Dress – Vintage Blue (thrifted)
Shoes – Madden Girl
Belt – Perry Ellis
Bracelets – Tilly’s & a vintage cuff
Purse – ? (thrifted) 

For teaching today, I went for look #2.  Here I’m wearing the dress as a vest!
Jeans – Gap Always Skinny
Shoes – Michael Shannon
Tank – Ann Taylor Loft
(same purse, dress, and jewelry)

I had planned to wear the dress all open, but I decided it was cute buttoned at the very top.  What do you think?

I think I could wear this dress in the fall with tights, riding boots, and a denim jacket!

Gee, that’s a lot of ideas for three bucks!

I have a decent wardrobe budget and certainly could (and have!) spent so much more, but there’s something so fun about a $3 impulse purchase with so many possibilities!

Do you enjoy a thrift store adventure or are you more of a Nordy’s girl?  I’m totally both!

Dawn Lucy

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Snakeskin & Shooties

August 24, 2014

It’s the weekend and time to put away the teacher outfits and look a little bit sexy!
Nothing says sexy like a snakeskin print and some new hot shoes!

Outfit details:
Top – Newport News (thrifted)
Jeans – Gap Always Skinny
Shoes – Madden Girl (Marshalls)
Bag- Nine West
Sunnies – Target 
Brushed silver necklace and earrings (old)
Moto jacket – Members Only (TJ Maxx)
Lipstick – Clinique “Rock Star”

Hope all my dolls are having a fabulous & fashionable weekend!

Dawn Lucy
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Mellow World – Mia

August 20, 2014
If you’re a teacher on the go, mom on the go …. (or anybody on the go!) … you really need a durable and roomy everyday handbag in your life.  And of course it must be fashionable! Mellow World sent me this Mia bag and it’s all those things and more.

Isn’t the little gold lock cute?
There’s even a cute little key for it!

The black and ivory goes with everything, but check out the other cool colors too.
My very favorite feature?  It’s so roomy and has so many compartments! No more tough decisions about what to bring with me. It will ALL fit!

The Mia is so practical. For one thing, it’s water resistant.  And you can even wear it with the cross body strap when you need to be hands free.

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Have a great day, Dolls!

Dawn Lucy

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Touch of Burgundy

August 14, 2014
The first week of school for a high school teacher is all about looking professional.  Soon I can be a little funkier. But for a first impression, I need the kids to know I mean business!

Outfit details:
Top – Ann Taylor
Skirt – Kasper
Shoes – Franco Sarto 
(Yes, I finally bought some shoes for work with a practical heel height!)

The little burgundy bag is a thrift store find.  I thought it punched up the look a bit. Plus, I’m loving burgundy right now with fall just around the corner.

Look at those white legs … and at the end of summer! 
 What kind of California girl am I?!

Okay, back to correcting papers …

Hope all my dolls are having a fabulous week!

Dawn Lucy

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First Day of School

August 10, 2014
It’s time for this teacher to go back to school!  Remember when school didn’t start until after Labor Day? Me too!  Oh well, we get out in May, so I can’t complain.

Thanks to all my Instagram followers who voted on what I should wear for the first day of school!  This outfit was the winner!  I did change from a white tee to this dressier black top, realizing that the jacket probably won’t last long in the heat, so I better have something nicer on underneath.

The heels might not last all day either, so I’ll stick some flats in my book bag!

 Details: Karen Kane blazer (Macy’s), Calvin Klein tank (also Macy’s, also worn here), b.i.y.a.y.c.d.a. skirt (thrifted), Apt. 9 pumps (Kohl’s), & London Fog handbag (Marshalls).

And a doggy photo bomb shot …

So, if you were a high schooler, would you want to learn literature from this lady?!

What if I brought the dogs with me?!

Wishing all the teachers and parents a very happy back-to-school transition!


End of Summer Vacation

August 6, 2014
There’s a time in every teacher’s summer when the new school year starts to loom large … we start thinking of lesson plans in the shower, planning what books to teach while doing laundry, and wake up in a cold sweat from nightmares about uncontrollable kids!   Then there’s the deciding what to wear on the first day of school.  If you’re following me on Instagram, you’ve probably already voted for a first day outfit, but if you’re not following me … well, why not?!  Follow me! (@fashionshouldbefun)  We’re having fun over there!

I’m sure to do several posts on back-to-school outfits, but I felt like doing a fun outfit post today!  And what’s more fun than leopard print, purple suede, and a new fav designer bag?!

Wearing an Old Navy perfect tank and distressed Flirt jeans, Merona (Target) leopard print cardigan, Aerosoles “Dolled Up” pumps in purple suede, Ralph Lauren sunglasses, and my new fabulous MK bag!

These new suede pumps are so comfortable that I could wear them anywhere.  

Of course I added some arm candy, including vintage cuffs, a J. Crew gold cuff, and a wrap bracelet from Jest Jewels.

I love the color of my new Michael Kors Fulton Chain bag.
MK calls it “vintage yellow” … what would you call  it, Dolls?  

Aww … the calm before the storm that is the first week of school.  I’ll try to keep up on my blogging, but if I do fall a bit out of the loop, you’ll know why.  And I will be back!  I have some fab collaborations just around the corner … think FALL!

Didn’t quite make my mark on this last shot, but I liked the photo anyway.  You can see our little cabin nestled in the California redwoods!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog …
and enjoy every precious moment of summertime, my sweet fashion dolls!