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March 2015

Fun Graphic Tees!

March 30, 2015

T-shirts are always a spring/summer casual wardrobe staple.  With the graphic tee trend still going strong, they’re a playful must-have this season!

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Saw this tee and had to have it!  Wonder who it reminded me of ….

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Yeah, I had to get it!

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Outfit details:
Denim jacket – Lucky Brand
Maxi skirt – Studio M
Comfy sandals – BOC
Bag – Burlington
Earrings – Tilly’s
Bifocal Sunglasses –

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I’ve been finding tons of cool tees at  Sun Frog Shirts for gifts and for myself.  

I bought this one for my husband. If you’ve ever had a hyper husky in your life, you can relate.

I almost bought this funny tee for my dog loving pal, but picked another super cute one instead.  (Can’t show you because I haven’t given it to her yet!)
More clever things for the animal lover in your life at Sun Frog Pet Tees.

And I bought this for my very favorite math teacher …

How adorable is she?

Can you get the math joke?

More witty Teacher Tees!

Here’s a couple of other darling tees on my summer want list ….

(I think I have a thing for animals in sunglasses!)

Super cute stuff!

Disclosure: Commissions from affiliate links (including Sun Frog) help support this blog. All opinions are all my own as always.  Sun Frog did not not sponsor this post.  I just really like their cool fun vibe!

Ready for fun spring and summer, Dolls?  
Me too!!!

Dawn Lucy

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Floral Bags & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up Party!

March 26, 2015

I found this adorable vintage floral handbag at an antique market in Monterey.  I fell in love with it right away. I love when something vintage echoes something so on trend … in this case, florals!

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It made me feel ladylike and ready for spring!
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Outfit details and Shopping Ideas:
Sweater in Flame – Old Navy
Boyfriend jeans – Old Navy
Purple suede pumps – Aerosoles
Sunnies –
Accessories – earrings (gift), bracelet (J Crew), coffee (Starbucks!)

A few super pretty floral bags I found online …

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Here’s just a few of my favs from last week’s link up  …
(you fab dolls make it soooo hard to only pick a few!)
Here’s Katie of Hello Katie Girl looking springy in this pretty abstract floral skirt, with a striped top and denim jacket.

 Mica of Away from the Blue has been enjoying beautiful weather for awhile now in Australia.  How cute and chic is she in shorts with a kimono and statement necklace?

 And Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 is the picture of classy chic in this leopard coat and red bag!
Thanks for all the gorgeous looks you shared last week. Here’s to another great link up!  Link away, link back, and have fun!


The Spring Break Zappos Gift Card Winner is ….

March 23, 2015

The Rafflecopter gods have spoken … the winner of the Spring Break Zappos $50 Gift Card Giveaway is ….

Megan G.

Congratulations, Megan, and thanks for entering and for following Fashion Should Be Fun.  

Keep an eye out for more giveaways in the future! 

Have an amazing week and I’ll see you all Friday for our Fun Fashion Friday link up party!

As always, thanks so much for reading and supporting Fashion Should Be Fun.

Dawn Lucy

(No, I’m not poolside right now (too bad) … all pics courtesy of our 2013 Kauai vacation.)

The Fab 40’s in Marsala and Denim!

March 22, 2015

A group of 40-something bloggers got together to participate in a fun group style challenge to celebrate being forty, fun, and fabulous!  What better theme to chose than color of the year, marsala, combined with the always classic wardrobe staple, denim. (Thanks, Sheela, for organizing and inviting me!)
Here’s my look … 

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The funny thing was when I got the email about this cool challenge, I had just posted this marsala and denim outfit. I decided I wanted to try something creative and different this time around!  After all, middle age is a time in our lives when we feel confident enough to take risks, right?  So here’s a dress, styled as a vest.

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And it’s not the first time that I’ve played around styling this dress!

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What do you think? A little wild, sure, but fun ….

My outfit details:
Lucky Brand jacket and necklace
Royalty for Me skinny pants
Madden Girl shoes
The Loft tank
Vintage Blue dress (wearing as a vest)
Let’s see what the rest of the fab 40 bunch came up with …
Kirsten of The LIFB Issue is looking so chic and on trend in her wide leg pants, striped top, and denim vest.  Don’t you love her hair too?

Outfit details:
Levi’s Denim Jacket
Topshop Crop Top
ASOS Wide Leg Trousers
Zara Pumps
The Rubz Bracelet
Sheela of Sheela Writes is looking foxy in this fab marsala coat and those sexy denim studded shoes.
Outfit details:-
H&M Marsala Tweed Jacket
Alexander McQueen Tank
Babushka Black Capris
Studded Denim Gladiator Booties
Grey Leather Weekend Millionaire Clutch
Jane of My Mifelife Fashion is casual perfection in boyfriend jeans, with a striped top, blazer, and that cute star scarf. Adorable!

Outfit details

Scarf – H&M
Sweatshirt – Boden 
Blazer – Zara
Jeans – Zara
Trainers – Mango
And here’s Dixie of Inside Outer Style. Who looks so tall, lean, and chic in an oversized poncho sweater? This gal!
Wearing: | Jeans: Diesel | Pumps: Louboutin | Clutch: Diesel | Shawl: NY & CO. |
Ann of Kremb de la Kremb mixes fancy and casual and does it so well!  Great combo, Ann!
Sequin Shift Dress: New Look
Denim Jacket: Gap
Clutch: Janpath Market, New Delhi India
Leopard Kitten Heels: boutique in Hong Kong
Earrings: Amrapali
Lipstick: Bonjour Velvet Rouge Edition in Nude-ist
Henna: Rishikesh, India 
Fashion can be a youth obsessed industry and it’s time that women of all ages stand up and show their style! 
As bloggers in our 40’s we’re loud, proud, and looking pretty darn good!
Thanks for being a part of our little Fab 40’s celebration … and look for more to come!

Dawn Lucy

Spring Patterns & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

March 19, 2015
We’ve had amazing weather lately in San Jose.  I feel a little guilty enjoying it so much, because first of all, a lot of my blogging buddies and readers are still buried in snow, and second of all, California desperately needs rain.  But since I have no control over either situation, I’m just gonna enjoy the sunny 80 degree days!
And one way I’m enjoying the weather is by wearing bright pretty patterns for spring!  
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Outfit Details & Shopping Ideas

Patterned top – Vintage Havana (thrifted) (cute option(cute option) (cute option)
Jeans – Lucky Brand Charlie Flare
Sandals – DSW (option)
Turquoise tank – Old Navy
Sunhat – Coolibar (great floppy sunhat)
Bag – Burlington (beautiful straw tote)
Sunglasses – Ralph Lauren (also RL)
Pink bracelet – vintage (thrifted)
Gold cuff – J. Crew

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Here’s a few fabulous pattern-wearing pretties from last week’s link up party …

Always fab Cathy of Bay Area Fashionista is also enjoying our beautiful weather in this cool 70’s vintage shirt!

Loving this pretty orange and purple print on pretty Olga of Local Fashion.

Is your weather not quite springy enough yet? How about a gorgeous color-block cape, worn here by the beautiful Vale of Fashion and Cookies.

And hey Dolls, I’m having my first ever giveaway … don’t forget to enter!  The winner will be announced this Monday!

Let’s link up!
(Please link back!)

Dawn Lucy

Linking up my link up! A Labour of Fashion! Thursday Favorites! Fab Favorites! Look What I Got! Mummy’s Got Style

Born to be Wild & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up Reminder!

March 19, 2015

Yep, that’s me … riding a Harley … with an otter.

Just born to be wild I guess … 

or silly. 

Definitely silly.

Just part of the fun day the hubby and I spent in Monterey to celebrate our wedding anniversary!  I won’t bore you too much, but here’s one cute pic of us enjoying hot chocolate, cinnamon rolls, and a sunrise over the ocean.

I love this man!

Life is good!

And the weekend is just around the corner and you know what that means … FUN FASHION FRIDAY!  Right here starting Friday Eve every week!  Come by and link up any fashion, beauty, outfit or shopping post!  Can’t wait to see what you all have to share with us this week!

And have you entered my giveaway yet?


Spring Break Zappos $50 Giveaway!

March 15, 2015
Fashion Should Be Fun is holding it’s first giveaway!  … a $50 gift card (or e-card, your choice) to Zappos, a fab place to shop online for shoes and clothing!

And I’m a sucker for a theme, so this is the Spring Break Zappos Giveaway!  I know most of us are too old for a traditional spring break, but that feeling of wanting to get away and enjoy those first warm days at the beach never goes out of style! I had fun picking out spring-break-inspired items from the Zappos site, all $50 and under, to give you ideas how to spend your winnings!  (Of course you can buy whatever the heck you want with it!)

Giveaway starts now and will end on March 22.  Winner will be announced on the 23rd, next Monday.  Best of luck, Dolls!

Dawn Lucy

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Good & Plenty & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

March 12, 2015

Who’s ready for spring?  I love seeing these pretty pink blossoms pop out in my yard!

To go with the blossoms, I’m wearing this pretty pink print silk blouse by Trina Turk.

Does this color combo remind you of anything?

Not that that’s a bad thing!

Outfit Details & Shopping Ideas:

Blouse – Trina Turk (thrifted)
Skinny pants – Royalty for Me (review here)
Cropped Jacket – Kika (review here)
Handbag – Vintage
Black pumps – Apt 9 (Kohls)

Let’s see a few of the fab looks from last week’s party …

Here’s Alex of Funky Jungle looking so urban and cool. Love her style and her attitude!

The lovely Cheryl of Northwest Mountain Living is cozy and chic in this 70’s inspired outfit. Isn’t that jacket wonderful?

And pretty Miss Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish is rocking this plum sweater over a feminine floral print ASOS dress.  (Don’t forget about her fab new link up party Turning Heads Tuesday!)  

Okay Dolls, time to party!  Let’s see what you’re wearing this week!  Please link back to we can keep the love (and traffic) flowing in all directions!  

Dawn Lucy

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