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January 2020

Growing out your Natural Gray Hair … An Update & Some Tips

January 20, 2020

In the beginning of December, I decided to try to join the #ditchthedye movement and transition to my natural hair color.  It’s been an interesting process, with some ups and downs for sure.  And I’m just sharing my journey with my readers!



So in case you missed it, I did some transitional coloring in the beginning of December. But I just went back to the salon this week and decided to skip another transitional dye job, just get a trim …  and … see what happens!  I’m so curious to see what color my hair is now.  How gray is it?  How does the gray mix with my dark ashy blond?  Is it pretty? What’s the texture like now with the gray strands?  So the only way to really tell what I’ve got going on is to stop the dye … and wait.  And wait some more. And I’m not going to lie, it’s going to be awkward.  (I reserve the right to ditch the whole idea and do Lord-knows-what with it!)


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Trend Alert: 70’s Collars

January 15, 2020


Harper’s Bazaar and The List are calling them Disco Collars.  In Style prefers the term Exaggerated Collars. Whatever you call them, they’re back, Ladies!  Oversized dramatic collars are hot for 2020!   And apparently you get extra fashion credit if you mix your big collar with some psychedelic florals or graphic prints because Who What Wear announces the return of Retro Prints from the 60’s and 70’s as well!


that 70's vibe


Dolls, you know I’m in late 60’s/70’s heaven!

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Chico’s New Skinny Jeans

January 12, 2020

Truth be told, skinny jeans aren’t my very favorite type of jeans, but you’ve got to have at least one pair in a well-rounded wardrobe!  These new Chico’s skinny jeans are flattering, soft, stretchy, comfortable … and right now you can get them at a super special price!  They are the perfect jeans to wear with knee-high boots and a big sweater!

cozy cardigan sweater, skinny jeans and suede boots

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Urban Combat

January 9, 2020

I’m the last person you would ever find hunting, and I can’t ever image myself in the military, but give me some camouflage pants and combat boots and I feel ready to be chic in the urban jungle!


eco-friendly sweatshirt

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The sweatshirt you might remember from this post.  It’s from the fabulous and eco-friendly I Love Retail Therapy

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Our Rock Star Weekend in LA

January 7, 2020

Last weekend, the hubby and I got to spend a weekend in LA feeling like rock stars!  Okay well mostly him, but I sure had fun too!  Here’s a few fun pics and a couple of suggestions on where to eat, shop and stay.  You might even recognize a few fashionistas who showed up!


After a long car drive, relaxing in the room in my plush Soma robe, was a no-brainer!

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Let’s Talk About Gray Hair!

January 3, 2020

If you follow me on social media, you might have seen me post my new hair color … gray! Or maybe gronde? (Gray + Blonde)  Why I made the change and my thoughts about it so far.


I Needed a Change

In my whole life, I’ve never kept a hair style for more than a couple of years. I just get bored and need something different. Need proof?  Here’s just a few of my hair transformations over the years!

my hair through the ages


I know, I know … so much  … umm … variety!

I was over the moon excited with my icy blonde locks as first, but … I was starting to get that itch for something new. And let’s get real, it’s boring and expensive to spend hours in the salon every four weeks.

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My Dream for 2020! Plus NY Sales!

January 1, 2020

Ladies, I have a dream …

Okay okay, I know I’m not MLK (and ALL the respect to that great man), but here’s my little dream …


My dream is that women of every age, color, shape, and size, wake up looking forward to getting dressed in the morning. Women will open their closets with a feeling of joy.  Everything in that closet fits her, flatters her … her very best colors and silhouettes.  It all works together well and it suits her personality and lifestyle.  She has fun getting dressed in the morning.  She has confidence in putting together an outfit.  She knows what’s up in the world of fashion and she decides for herself what trends to enjoy and which ones to skip.  Her outfits feel comfortable and look fabulous!  Getting dressed every morning is an act of self-love.  And when it’s time to leave she stands in front of her full length mirror and looks herself up and down and says, “Damn girl, you look good!  Go have the best day ever!”  And she does!

That’s the intention I’m holding for all of us in 2020, my dear friends and readers!  Let’s make 2020 the BEST YEAR EVER!  I’m super excited for another year of adventures through style with you!

Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy

PS: A list of sales I’ll be checking out today for sure:

Soma – all kinda of amazing deals!

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

Ruti – Semi-Annual Sale!

Nordstrom – Half Yearly Sale!

Nordstrom Rack – extra 25% off clearance!

Moda Operandi –  Designers up to 80% off!

Macy’s – After Xmas Sale!



About the blog: Fashion Should Be Fun is ME talking to YOU, other middle-aged women who are over 40, but not over fashion.  We still want to look beautiful and stylish.  We still want to have fun with trends.  And we don’t need anyone giving us rules, because we’re all different. This is a place for me to share my love of fashion with you, including style ideas, tips, trends, and inspiration. I know how liking the way we look can translate into confidence and energy. I know we have so much life left to live and so much adventure ahead of us. Let’s show the world you’re never too old to have fun and be fierce.