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July 2015

In a Clutch …

July 8, 2015
In honor of this month’s “How I Wear My” (here & here), I’m styling my favorite clutch two ways.  Are you a clutch gal?  I love the way they look, but I fully admit to being one of those types who carry everything but the kitchen sink in her purse and have trouble with paring down.  But you know what?  When I try, I realize that I really don’t need half the stuff I carry around all the time.  But even so … don’t expect me to give up my big totes anytime soon.  I mean … you never know when you might need bandaids, a lint roller, bobby pins, Ibuprofen, or extra pairs of sunglasses ….

Here’s my funky casual look.  I used the studs on the clutch to inspire a bit of a rock & roll vibe. 

Outfit Details and Shopping Ideas:

Clutch – Urban Expressions (Nordstrom Rack)

BF jean shorts – my own crazy creation from Old Navy jeans

Leopard belt – I cut off the tag and I have no idea! (Marshalls)

Cage/gladiator shoes – Steve Madden/ Madden Girl

Tank – Fallon Ikon

Then I glammed up a bit. Here I spiced up my LBD (little black dress) with red heels and sunnies and the studded clutch.

Outfit Details and Shopping Ideas:

Dress – New York & Company

Red shoes – Vintage Prada (thrifted)

Sunnies – Marc by Marc Jacobs

So tell me the truth … how much stuff is in your bag?! 

Be sure to check out all the fashionistas styling clutches for this month’s HIWM!

And hope to see you all for the Fun Fashion Friday link up party, starting Friday Eve (AKA Thursday afternoon)!  Just wait ’til you see the crazy tacky shirt I try to pull off this week!!

Dawn Lucy

Link Ups:

Goddess Dress

July 6, 2015

I hope everyone had a fun weekend! If you follow me on Instagram, you know the hubby and I went to a July 4th parade and then fireworks! I just love the little traditions that make a holiday special! 

So tell me I’m not the only one who buys things and then forgets about them.  I got this dress for a steal at the late end of the season sales last summer. So fun to find it in my closet! Like a surprise present from my past self! (Okay okay, I watch too much sic-fi).

goddess dress, maxi dress

Something about the drapey maxi style reminds me of a goddess so I continued that feel with the gladiator sandals.

Then I gave it a 70’s vibe with this funky vintage purse.

styling a vintage bag

What do you think? Does it work?  I liked the odd combination quite a lot, though after the photos I switched to a big practical straw tote for going out and about that day.

goddess look
house of harlow and gorjana necklaces
Outfit Details & Shopping Ideas

Dress – Old Navy 

Gladiator sandals – Seychelles

Necklaces – House of Harlow and Gorjana via Rocksbox

Bag – Vintage (thrifted)

maxi dresses, summer looks over 40

styling a goddess dress over forty

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and supporting Fashion Should Be Fun!

Dawn Lucy

Red, White, & Chambray & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

July 2, 2015
Happy July 4th holiday weekend, Friends! 

And for my international readers, happy weekend!

I just had to do a red, white, and blue look this time around.  

Outfit details and shopping ideas:

Exact chambray dress from eShakti. (Also, as most of you know, you can customize eShakti dresses and I made this one knee length.)
Red shoes – vintage Prada

Sharing some fabulous red, white, and blue looks from last week’s link up:

Jill of Doused in Pink

Don’t they all look adorable and ready for a fun weekend?
As always, I’m excited to see what my chicks are all wearing this week! Link up, please link back, and try to visit other blogs so the love and support flows in all directions! 

Have a fun & fabulous 4th!