Yearly Archives


A Casual NYE Look – Velvet Blazer & Jeans

December 31, 2017

Ready for New Year’s Eve?  Where will you be and what will you be doing … and of course, what will you wear?!

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Alexander McQueen Scarf & Link Up

December 28, 2017

How was everyone’s holiday?!  Did you buy yourself a Christmas gift?  When I was younger, I never did this, but as I get older I realize how important it is to treat ourselves well.  Now I buy myself a Christmas present, birthday treat, and even a Mother’s Day gift (“from my pets”)!

This year I bought myself a Alexander McQueen skull scarf.  This is something completely fabulous and frivolous that I’ve had my eye on for awhile!

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Mixing Trends with Classics – A Year of Outfit Building!

December 26, 2017

So one of my new year’s resolutions is to be more helpful to my readers.  It’s easy for bloggers to get so caught up in “fashionista world” that they forget about real women who need real wearable workable wardrobes.  And hey, since I also have a full-time job and life outside blogging, I need a real wardrobe too! (This doesn’t mean that I won’t also have posts drooling over the latest at New York Fashion Week, because …well, you know I LOVE that too!)

I’ve been spending some time lately thinking about what makes a wardrobe both hard-working AND fun and I keep coming back to this formula: classics/basics mixed with trends.

So here’s my list of favorite outfits of 2017, month by month, built with this simple method!

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After Christmas Sales!

December 26, 2017

Hope everyone had a fun and festive holiday!  Ready for all the after-Christmas sales?!

Here’s our bad attempt at a family Christmas pic. My husband hates photos and the dogs just weren’t having any of it either.  I’m the only photo lover in the family. Sigh. 



Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale – now through January 2nd.

Loft – 50% off everything, code WRAPITUP

Free People – 40% off sale

Macy’s – extra 20% off with code JOY

Chico’s Semi Annual Sale – up to 70% off

J.Jill – 40% off sale and free shipping over $100 – code DECFS17

Banana Republic – extra 60% off sale

Neiman Marcus – up to $100 off regularly priced merchandise with code DECSAVE

Bloomingdale’s – save unto 75% off

Soft Surroundings – Winter Sale – up to 75% off

Nasty Gal – up to 70% off plus an extra 10% with code EXTRA10


I’ll keep adding to the list as fab sales pop up, Dolls.  Check back from time to time … (I’ll link to the list in the SALES menu tab).

And don’t miss my new post about how I build my outfits!


Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy

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Christmas Break!

December 20, 2017



Wishing all my readers a very magical holiday!  I’m taking a short break, but will be back right after Christmas with after-Christmas sales, a guide for cleaning out your closet, and of course new outfits!  In the meantime, let’s stay connected on Instagram & Facebook!

Fun & Fashion & All the Best Holiday Wishes,

Dawn Lucy

Red and Black Gingham (& Link Up)

December 14, 2017

 This cute red and black gingham shirt is another easy-to-wear option from the J.Jill December offerings.

J.Jill is 30% off sale items right now.)

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Red and black has always been a favorite of mine.

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Chenille Sweater and Plaid Scarf

December 12, 2017

Not every holiday event is dressy.  Sometimes a cozy sweater and scarf is just the perfect thing!

Mixed Buffalo Plaid Scarf

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Velvet Poncho – Chic Holiday Party Alternative!

December 10, 2017

What?! More velvet?!  YESSSSSS!!!!  You know I love a poncho, so how could I say no to a velvet poncho?!

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Several items I’m wearing were gifts from brands.

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