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Voyager Coffee + a Bottle Green Strathberry

December 20, 2023

I pulled out one of my favorite Strathberry bags (the Crescent Shoulder Bag in Bottle Green) for a fun girl time coffee date with Lynn.  Did I coordinate my bag to match the seating at Voyager Coffee?  I’ll never tell.

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Voltaire Coffee Date

December 13, 2023

My buddy Lynn and I met in downtown San Jose for a wonderful coffee experience at Voltaire Coffee House!

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The Outfit

I wore a lot of oldies-but-goodies for this morning coffee. I’ve been trying to wear what I have rather than buying a lot of new things (though to be honest, I do hope Santa will bring a few new pieces my way.)  I love my classic houndstooth wool coat and my paired it with my sassy houndstooth booties (a Nordstrom sale pick from years ago).  The red sparkle turtleneck also several years old (from Chico’s).  The NYDJ black denim and the pretty earrings are current and shoppable!  My Marc Jacobs tote was a splurge from many years ago, but shows you that a classic leather tote never really goes out of style. Doesn’t Lynn look amazing in cobalt blue?  Get her adorable puff sleeve sweater on sale here!


The Coffee

Lynn and I both got cappuccinos and monkey bread pastries for our morning treat. Everything was delicious and the location was super cute.  On our way out, we got some cold brews to go and those were wonderful as well.  We definitely recommend Voltaire for a perfect morning cup!

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Gift Ideas for Women Over 50

December 6, 2023

Do you have a woman over 50 on your holiday shopping list?  As a woman over 50, who has women over 50 to shop for, here are some ideas for fabulous presents that are sure to delight!

Gifts under $50

Gifts $50-$100

Gifts Over $100


See anything you you think would make a good present for a woman on your shopping list?  Honestly, I’m kinda rushing to get this post out.  How is it this far into December already?!

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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!

Holiday Outfits for Women over 50

November 30, 2023

I LOVE the holidays!  And I love adding some extra sparkle and bling to my look to celebrate. Usually I won’t buy a new dress or outfit just for a holiday party. Instead I will take some basic pieces that I already have in my closet and add a little color, texture, or sparkle (or all of the above!).

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Black Friday Sales!

November 24, 2023

Remember when Black Friday meant getting up at first light, and fighting your way through the crowds at the mall?  Luckily life is easier now and you can grab some leftover pumpkin pie, some fresh coffee, and get on your device and shop from home in your pajamas! Or put on something casual and shop from your favorite coffee shop!


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Fall Outfit + Red Velvet Latte

November 22, 2023

My buddy Lynn and I had a fun coffee date recently at Crema Coffee on The Alameda in San Jose.  We were excited to try their Red Velvet Latte, which was wonderful iced and is probably even better hot!

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What to Wear to Chase Center San Francisco

November 16, 2023

My husband and I don’t go out in the evening too often anymore, but recently we ventured to San Francisco Chase Center to see the iconic Jerry Seinfeld do stand up comedy, with Jim Gaffigan opening. When my husband surprised me with the tickets, of course the first thought was “what am I going to wear?”



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Styling Southwestern Patterns

November 9, 2023

I’m loving southwestern patterns right now. I see so many fabulous coats and cardigan sweaters with cool graphics that have a southwest and/or an Aztec vibe to them.

Here I styled my gray and blush patterned coat with a gray leopard print sweater and snake patterned boots.  It sounds awfully busy, I know, but I think it totally works because the color palette is so soft. What do you think?


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