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June 2015

Scala Collezione Sun Hat Review

June 30, 2015

I love having a collection of summer hats for sun protection!
My latest addition is this practical and stylish Scala Collezione Lahaina Sun Hat.

coral sun hat

Crafted with a heavy 100% cotton fabric, this hat is built to last through many summer adventures.  You can pack it and crush it and it will return to its original shape.
summer outfit
The brim can be worn up or down for two cute looks.

pop of coral

The hat comes in 25 colors so you can match any mood or outfit. I’m wearing coral … and I’m beginning to think it’s my color! What do you think?

The inner drawstring gives it a perfect fit.
scala hat review
Best of all?  The hat has a 50+ UPF rating to protect the health and beauty of your skin!

Thanks to Scala Collezione for giving me this hat to try out and review. All opinions are my own as always.
Dawn Lucy

Link ups: Turning Heads Tuesday! What I Wore! Color and Grace! Trendy Wednesday! Wednesday Pants! Thursday Favorite Things! Thursday Fashion Files! Throwback Thursday! Labour of Fashion! Fun Summer Finds!

Brandzaffair & Summer Neutrals

June 29, 2015

Looking for a new way to shop online? How about a site that informs you of the best deals on your favorite brands? And lets you interact with friends who love to shop as well?  Try out Brandzaffair!! I was invited to try out the Brandzaffair experience and had so much fun browsing their site. 

I picked out this luxe open cardigan from Bobeau at Nordstrom.  That’s right … Brandzaffair is linked up to all your favorite stores and brands, like Ann Taylor, Old Navy, Free People, Macys, Eileen Fischer, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, DVF, etc!

Along with great deals at your fingertips, Brandzaffair also supports several charities, including one of my favorites, The Humane Society.

With my pretty new cardigan, I decided to go with an all neutral look.  Isn’t there something sophisticated about wearing all neutrals?  

Outfit details and shopping ideas:

Gold weave wedges – Italian Shoemakers Brand (DSW)
Super cute option

Sylca necklace

 Jord Watch

Tank and sunnies – Old Navy

Hope all my friends and readers are having a wonderful and fashionable day!

Dawn Lucy

Karina Dresses & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

June 25, 2015
Welcome to this week’s Fun Fashion Friday.  Before we start the fashion fun, I want to thank everyone for the sweet compassionate comments last week.  It really meant a lot to me.

This week I’m excited to be showing off my first Karina Dress! Gee, I kinda feel like the last fashionista on the planet to have one, and now I know why they’re so popular … easy dressing at it’s best!

style over forty

I picked the “Megan” in a black and white clover print.  It was hard choose just one dress because so many options looked so pretty!  One of my favorite features of Karina Dresses is that they help you pick a dress based on your body type for the best fit.  I totally recommend the “Megan” style for fellow pear shapes. It couldn’t be more flattering.

classic dresses

I love so many things about Karina. All their dresses are machine washable and wrinkle free.  I also noticed that pet hair doesn’t stick to this material … a big plus in my home. And one of my favorite features?  A wrap style top that stays … wrapped!  I never had to fuss with pulling it closed or pinning it.  I’m betting that this pretty number goes into regular teacher rotation once the school year starts again.  

Here I styled the dress with a vintage bag and shoes.  I thought it echoed the classic retro styling nicely.  And by now you all know I’m a sucker for black and white with a pop of red!
Karina Dresses

Disclosure: Karina Dresses gifted me this fabulous dress.  All opinions are all my own as always.  Post contains affiliate links that help support this blog.
Karina Megan Dress Review

Isn’t it time to own a Karina dress that you love?

Karina Dresses Spring 2015

Time for the link up party, Dolls!  Please remember to link back and try to visit your fellow linkers for more fashion fun. Can’t wait to visit everyone’s posts and see what all my beauties are wearing this week.


The Fab 40’s in White Lace

June 23, 2015
The Fab 40’s are at it again … this time around looking sweet and summery in the white lace trend. 

Here’s my take on it …

the fab 40s in white lace

When Dixie picked white lace for the theme this month, I knew I had to revive this outfit (also worn here).  It’s my perfect lacy summery look!  This time I added gold weave wedge sandals, a pretty wrap bracelet, and even curled my hard to curl hair to give it a bit more of a romantic look.

wearing trends over forty

Outfit details & shopping ideas:

White lace top – Lilly Pulitzer for Target
Adorable option from Jolly Chic.
Sandals – Italian Shoemaker Brand (DSW)
Pretty gold weave wedge sandals from Dune at Zappos.
Wrap bracelet – Nakamol via Rocksbox … details here (including a code for your first month free!)

Now to the other lovely ladies …

Dixie of Inside Outer Style looks chic and sophisticated in this outfit.
Outfit Details
Whit Jacket: Banana Republic
Lace Blouse: NYC Boutique
White Jeans: Zara
Shoe: Rebecca Taylor
Clutch: BCBG
Jane of My Midlife Fashion looks cool and casual in her pretty lace tunic.
Outfit details:
Top – Zara
Bracelet – Coco Bay
Jeans – Mint Velvet
Sandals – Zara
Ann of Kremb de la Kremb is looking hot in her white lace beach cover up!
Outfit details:
Lace tunic–TJ Maxx
Puca Shells–Boracay
Sheela of Sheela Writes looks modern and sexy, paring white lace with joggers.

Outfit details:
White Lace Top with Beaded Collar – Indie Label
Grey Knit Jogger Pants – Forever 21
Grey & Chartreuse Heels – JustFab
White Snakeskin Cuff – Unearthed
Gold Snakeskin Ring – Karla Deras
Brown Horn Ring – Walk in Wonderland
B&W Polka Dot Clutch – ElleBee2006

Join us once a month to see how five forty-something fashion bloggers style a current trend!

(I just turned 49, so next year I may need to get together a 50-something gang!)

Hope all my fabulous readers & friends are having a wonderful week.

Dawn Lucy

Link ups: Turning Heads Tuesday! Confident Twosday! Celebrate Southern! Trendy Wednesday! What I Wore! Closet by Christie! Passion for Fashion! Charming Friday!

Summer Shoe Trends Part 2 – Comfortable!

June 22, 2015

Well, we can’t be glam all the time. How about some comfortable summer shoe options? No reason to give up style for comfort when you can have both!

Trend: Flip Flops

Flip flops are always on trend in the summertime!  These are Tkees Lip Liner Flip Flops in Pink Venom. Aren’t they fun? Isn’t it time to upgrade your flip flop game?

Tkees flip flops: options here. (Shopbop)

Trend: Utility Slides

Some are calling this trend the “ugly sandal” trend. Whatever you call it, these shoes are so comfortable and on point right now too!
Utility Sandals and other slides: options here. (Zappos)

Trend: Espadrilles
Another summer classic looks fresh here with an ankle strap and fun color.
Espadrilles: options here. (Kenneth Cole)

Trend: Studded Flats
Add some attitude to your summer looks with these funky fun flats.
Studded Flats: options here. (JollyChic)

Trend: Patterned Sneakers

Casual comfort with a fun pattern to add some sass!

More sneakers and other flats from SheIn.

What type of comfy shoes do you tend to wear most often in the summertime?  Are you liking these trends?

Happy feet, happy life!

Dawn Lucy

Link ups: Shoe & Tell! Mix It Mondays! Manic Monday! Let It Shine! Trendy Wednesday! What I Wore!

Summer Shoe Trends Part 1 – Glam!

June 21, 2015
First of all, a personal note: I can’t thank everyone enough for the super sweet comments and support over the loss of my kitty.  Your kindness truly warms my heart. 

This post is part one of a two part series on summer shoes trends.  Today let’s take a look at the more glamorous trends for summer ’15.  Who couldn’t use a little more va va voom in their summertime?

Trend: Suede 

Stuart Weitzman Suede Pumps in “Makeup”

Suede for summer?  Yes!  It looks especially luxe is this 
pretty blush pink.

Pink suede pumps: options here. (Shopbop)

Trend: Gladiator 

Gladiators are still a strong trend this summer in heels and flats.

Gladiator Sandals: more options. (Kenneth Cole)

Trend: Fringe

Chinese Laundry Santa Fe

How much do I love this cool pair? Red? Check!  Heels? Check!  Suede? Check! FRINGE?!  Check! Check!

More fringe heels. (Zappos)

Trend: Floral

Ted Baker Adecyn Cascading Floral

Add some style and romance to your LBD with these beauties.

Floral heels: options here. (Zappos)

Trend: Flatforms

Black with Rivet Back Zipper Wedge Sandals

These actually looks pretty comfortable for something with this much attitude!

Sandals from SheIn: more options here.

Which trend is your favorite?

Keep an eye out summer shoes trends part 2, focusing on comfy options (link here)!

Dawn Lucy

Link ups: Shoe & Tell! Mix It Mondays! Manic Monday! Let It Shine! Trendy Wednesday! What I Wore!

Grieving … no link up this week.

June 18, 2015
Readers and friends, I’m not going to host Fun Fashion Friday this week.  I’m grieving the loss of my sweet kitty, Pumpkin.  I’m totally heartbroken.  
  The last couple of weeks have been so hard and stressful, with the saddest outcome.  I apologize for not getting around to all my favorite blogs lately, but I know you understand. 

In Pumpkin’s honor, take an extra moment today to hold your furbabies close.  

Dawn Lucy

Rocksbox Review – 1st Month!

June 15, 2015
When I first heard about Rocksbox, I was a bit skeptical.  Like anything new, it takes me awhile to get used to the idea.  But now that I’m trying it out, I honestly couldn’t be more excited about it! 

If you haven’t heard about it, Rocksbox is a $19 monthly subscription for unlimited jewelry rental!  You receive three pieces at a time and can swap anytime. Shipping is free both ways.  And if you fall in love with something you’re borrowing, you can buy it for an insider price.  Rocksbox even gives you $10 each month to spend toward a purchase!  And the very best part? The jewelry is heavenly! House of Harlow, Gorjana, Kendra Scott … all the most stylish and high quality fashion jewelry!  

On the Rocksbox site, you can take a survey and make a wish list so that your Rocksbox stylist knows your taste. 

When you get your Rocksbox in the mail, it’s like Christmas morning!  

Here’s my first box …

You get a list of the jewelry you’re currently borrowing and the insider price, should you happen to fall in love.

Rocksbox is perfect for someone like me, who loves trends and gets super excited about new pieces, but then bored a bit easily and wants something different.  New gorgeous jewelry to borrow?  Trade anytime you’re ready? Yes please!  So fun!

Here’s my Nakamol wrap bracelet ….

And here I’m layering my delicate Gorjana V charm necklace with my cool House of Harlow pendant …

Curious but aren’t quite sure if Rocksbox is for you?  Well, here’s your chance to try Rocksbox for a month for free! Just use this code when you sign up: 

If you try Rocksbox, be sure to tag me in your IG, FB, or Twitter photos, so I can see what rocks you’re rockin’!  And then look for yourself in a Rocksbox post to come!

And keep an eye out for all these pieces in my blog posts and social media accounts, because I’m sure they’ll be part of lots of outfits!