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December 2022

After Christmas Sales!

December 27, 2022

I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas!


We sure missed our little dog Lucky who we recently lost, and the holidays always make me sentimental missing my folks too.  But it’s also the time to celebrate all the things we’re grateful for and I’m so grateful for my loving, supportive husband, and even this sweet and bratty little husky, Rox.

Now, it’s time for the sales … SO MANY SALES!  Would you believe I had 8 pairs of jeans in my Nordstrom cart yesterday?  I did force myself to whittle that list down to 4 pairs.  The sales are just so good.  And as my friend Lynn reminded me, I have a a bit of a denim obsession.  What can I say? I’m a California girl who lives and works in jeans.  Most of the jeans I picked are Kut from the Kloth.  They have really cute jeans and most of them have a bit of stretch, so they are super comfortable too.  I also ordered a pair of black jeans from NYDJs, another brand I like a lot.  I’ll try to do a try on haul when I get them!


If you’re looking for sales, here are some of my favorites …

Nordstrom Half Yearly – extra 25% off clearance through the 29th

Moda Operandi – This is a site I can’t really afford on the regular, but this time of year, the sales are hot! If you want to treat yourself to something designer, this is the time to do it!

Macys After Christmas Sale is full of amazing deals.

Bloomingdale’s – up to 65% off and get an extra 30% off selected items until 1/2

Neiman Marcus designer sale – up to 75% off

If you do a bit of shopping and would like to share your purchases, please feel free to tag me on Instagram! It’s always fun to see what everyone else is buying!

Hope you get some relaxation in this week too!


Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy

About the blog: Fashion Should Be Fun is me talking to you, other middle aged women like me 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. We all have our own shapes and bodies, parts we’d like to cover and parts we still don’t mind showing off a bit.  This is a place for me to share my love of fashion with you, 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!


Last Minute Holiday Outfit Ideas

December 20, 2022

It’s been a tough start to the holiday season. Some of you know that we lost our sweet little dog, Lucky.  He had a very long and very happy life, but it still hurts so much to say goodbye.  Frankly, my holiday spirit has been lacking, but this past week, I’ve come out of my fog to wear a couple of cute outfits with some holiday cheer.

Most of my Christmas activities are very casual.  Here’s what I wore .. and maybe it can help you decide what to wear this week as well!

Idea #1

Make your sequins and sparkles a little more daytime friendly by adding in a classic blazer or an oversized plaid blazer.  I added black jeans, but you can even wear blue jeans.  It’s a nice juxtaposition to have a classic and casual piece mixed with your holiday bling!


This is what I wore for a fun holiday lunch with my friend Rachel. Isn’t she fab in her gold sequin scarf?

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Mixing Warm & Cool Tones

December 1, 2022

I love rich fall colors, like rust, caramel, and pumpkin!  But with pink undertones in my skin and ash tones in my hair, cooler colors look better on me.  Adding a charcoal gray turtleneck (one of my best colors) to this outfit makes it work for me, I think!

casual fall outfit for women over 50


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