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May 2015

Mod Chic & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

May 28, 2015

Loving this new top from Showinbuy!  The bold geometric design and boxy fit make me think of a mod 1960s look. 

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First I styled it dressy with a skirt (Kasper) and heels (Kohls).  I always love my red bag (London Fog) with black and white.

Then I thought, who am I trying to kid that I’ll be comfortable teaching all day in a skirt and high heels?  I changed to skinny jeans (Gap) and flats (Seychelles). I really liked both outfits. 

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My favs from last week ….

Katherine Eldridge is looking chic and on point in this great ensemble.

I  never would’ve thought to put these pieces together, but how cool does Monika of Style is my Pudding look in this chic combo? Fabulous!

Happy 30th to Rachel of Garay Treasures!  Isn’t she looking totally adorable?

Link up, link back, visit, comment, and have a blast!

And hey, have you entered this giveaway yet?

Dawn Lucy

Linking up!  Charming Friday! Passion 4 Fashion!

RBX Workout Capri Review

May 27, 2015
Do you enjoy working out? I really wish I did, but I don’t really.  But as long as I’m going to do it to look good, I might as well look good while I’m doing it, right?!

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Today I’m trying out the RBX Digital Camo Legging.  

These workout capris are made for action!  The four-way stretch lets you move every which way while maintaining its shape.  

The fabric wicks moisture away from the body, keeping you comfortable and dry during a kick-butt workout!

Wild prints are totally on trend for workout gear right now, especially camo.  RBX gear is fade resistant so that the colors stay vibrant.

These capris even have a convenient little pocket to carry a key!

You can find RBX at department stores and sporting good stores, as well as  And RBX is offering my readers an extra treat:  25% off (use coupon code: Active25).  Free shipping on orders over $50 (after coupon).

Shop here: RBX Active – The Power Collection!

(RBX gave me these workout capris to review. All opinions are my own, as always.)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dawn Lucy

Linking up:

What I Wore! Trendy Weds! Random Weds! Weds Pants! Thursday Fashion Files! Top of the World Style! Throwback Thursday! Labour of Fashion! Thursday Favorites! Thursday Favorite Things!
Charming Friday!  Passion 4 Fashion!

Bohemian Rhapsody – Showinbuy

May 25, 2015

So Dolls, I found another cool website for shopping called Showinbuy … lots of pretty choices for inexpensive prices!  Showinbuy has cute, trendy, and fun pieces, along with chic accessories.  They also have quite a selection of special occasion dresses should your social calendar be way more exciting than mine.

Today I’m modeling Showinbuy’s Summer Casual Bohemian Ethnic Long Coat Maxi Dress. Yes, the name is almost as long as the dress!  

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Isn’t it beautiful?
You know I love a California bohemian vibe and what says boho better than rainbow tie-dye?
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My usually oblivious husband even poked his head out the window while I was getting pics and said “hey, I like that.”  (Translated into fashionsita speak that means “OMG, I’m obsessed … that dress is everything!”

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I can’t wait to try to style it other ways as well. I even think it would make a cool beach cover up!

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See what else is available … Shop Maxi Dresses at Showinbuy.

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I’d like to thank Showinbuy for gifting me this gorgeous dress.  They were a joy to work with, including friendly, helpful customer service. They even ship internationally. All opinions here are my own, as always.  Keep your eye peeled for another pretty Showinbuy piece featured soon!

Dawn Lucy

Teacher Starbucks Date & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up

May 21, 2015
To be honest, I had no photos ready to go for my Fun Fashion Friday post today. It’s been a crazy week, taking care of a sick kitty and giving finals at school.  So I asked my bestie and fellow teacher, Lynn (IG @lynnnie34) to meet me at Starbucks before school and be sure to look cute for some pics!

So this is us this morning ….

My outfit details:
Kimono – H&M (Shop Kimonos at Shopbop)
Jeans and Tee – Old Navy (Shop Old Navy)
Cage Shoes – Madden Girl (Shop Cage Shoes at Shopbop)
Fringe Purse – Carlos Santana 
Tassel Necklace – Lucky (Shop Tassel Necklaces at Shopbop)
Watch –  Jord (Shop Jord)

Lynn’s Outfit Details:
Gingham shirt and cardi – J. Crew
Flare jeans – Express (Shop Jeans at Express)
Booties -Vince Camuto 
Tote – Coach (Shop Tote Bags at Shopbop)

Isn’t she the cutest?

Of course after the coffee kicked in things got silly … (actually with us together it’s ALWAYS pretty silly!)
Look how excited we are for Fun Fashion Friday!  
(Of course knowing that we only have one more week of school could have something to do it too!)

Here’s my picks from last week ….

Don’t they all look amazing?!
Time to link up, link back, visit, & have fun!  And don’t forget to enter my new AMI Clubwear Gift Card Giveway!

Dawn Lucy 

AMI Clubwear $50 Gift Card Giveaway!

May 20, 2015

AMI Clubwear has cool trendy looks for super reasonable prices! 

Where was AMI Clubwear way back when I was a young hottie hitting the clubs every weekend? I would’ve kept them in business!    

AMI Clubwear is a great fashion resource at any age.  More mature fashionistas can find great pieces to jazz up their wardrobes!

Super cute plus size options too!

And here’s the perfect opportunity to check out AMI Clubwear for yourself.  Enter here (now through 5/30) to win a $50 gift card!  

(Apologies to my international readers … this particular giveaway is open to US residents only.)

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The Shopbop Giveaway Winner Is …

May 19, 2015

I’m very excited to announce the winner of the $50 gift card for Shopbop! 

Rafflecopter had chosen … Monika F!

By the way, Monika is the creator of the fabulous Style is My Pudding fashion blog.  If you’re not a regular reader, you’re missing out.  Monika does cool-boho-rocker-chic better than anyone!

Didn’t win? Don’t despair!  Can you believe I’m holding another giveaway starting tomorrow?!  Keep your eyes open for another great prize!

Dawn Lucy

The Fab 40s in Gingham!

May 17, 2015

The Fab 40’s are at it again! 
Who are we? We are five forty-something style bloggers who share our ideas for rocking the latest trends in over 40 friendly ways. 

(In case your missed them: our take on marsala & denim and jumpsuits)

This month we’re ready for spring fun in our gingham!

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Here’s my casual take on the gingham trend.  This Loft purple gingham shirt is a favorite of mine. You might recognize it from my blog banner. (Who says bloggers never wear the same thing twice?)  And I wanted to add this colorful vintage scarf that was my mom’s into the mix.  I love the way it looks tied to my Lilly tote.

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Outfit details and shopping ideas:
Gingham shirt – Loft
Jeans & Tank – Old Navy
Bag – Lilly Pulitzer for Target
Scarf – Vintage

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Lucky the photo bomber is wondering what mom is up to now.

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And here’s the other fab ladies and their chic gingham looks …

Jane of My Midlife Fashion is looking adorable in her gingham and white jeans.
Outfit details:
Shirt – Zara (borrowed from mum!)
Necklace – bought at antique fair
Bag – Zara
Jeans – Zara
Shoes – Boden
This darling pic of Ann of Kremb de la Kremb makes me want to have a picnic on the beach!

Ann’s Outfit Details
Red Sunnies–market in Shenzhen
Lippy–Bourjois Rouge Edition Hot Pepper (my favorite!)
Earrings and Necklace–Ben (stall 4 on the left) at Jardine’s Bazaar, Hong Kong
Blue Gingham Shirt–Forever 21
Red Gingham Shirt worn as a Skirt–Forever 21
Guatemalan Bag–Precious Hands (bag #1307)
White Clogs–kiosk at Pondok Indah Mall, Jakarta
A few spring showers never stopped a true fashionista … here’s the lovely Dixie of Inside Outer Style.
| Boots: Le Chameau | Jacket: Free People | Jeans and shirt: H&M | Bag: Coach |
And Sheela of Sheela Writes is rocking to-die-for gingham heels!

Thanks for stopping by, Ladies, and we’ll all see you next month when we take on another trend!

Here’s to being fab … at any and every age!

Dawn Lucy

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Eshakti Custom Pants + Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

May 14, 2015

This week’s link up is being brought to you by eShakti and their new custom pants selection! As a pear shape, finding pants with the right fit is always a struggle. What a gift to have pants custom made just for me!  
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I picked out the Stretch Ponte Knit Wide Leg Pants.  They’re a great basic for dressing up, for a professional look or a date/party look.
They fit like a dream!

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You too can have pants custom made just for you at eShakti for a very reasonable price!

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Look how happy I am to have great fitting pants!  Hee!

So many gorgeous looks last week, but here’s a couple of my very favs …

Grace of Color and Grace 
Cherie of Style Nudge

Time to link up, please link back, and don’t forget to visit your fellow linker-uppers!  
Also, don’t forget to enter my $50 Shopbop gift card giveaway … only two days left! For some reason I don’t have many entries this time around. Please enter!  Winner will be picked Monday and announced Tuesday.

“May the odds be ever in your favor!”