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June 2023

What to Pack for a Cruise to Alaska!

June 29, 2023

Hubby and I just returned from a trip of a lifetime, a Holland America cruise to Alaska.  Alaska is simply GORGEOUS, so be prepared to fall in love!  (Unless of course you hate cold weather, then maybe it’s not for you!)

However, packing for a cruise to Alaska is not like packing for anything else, so here’s some packing tips for you!

What to Pack to a Cruise to Alaska!


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Happy Birthday to Me!

June 22, 2023

Today I’m 57!  What a trip! The years fly by, don’t they?  And I’ve had my burdens, but mostly I’ve had an amazing journey so far! And I’m truly looking forward to what comes next!

summer style for women over 50


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Summer Third Piece – Duster Kimono

June 15, 2023

Have you heard of the “third piece”?  That’s what stylists call a blazer, jacket, cardigan, or kimono that goes with a basic top and bottom. In the summer, I’m often wearing a tee or tank and jeans around the house, and when I go out, I like to put on something a bit nicer. Throwing on a third piece, like a cute kimono, can be an easy and comfortable way to upgrade a look.

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Gingham Dress

June 13, 2023

Sometimes on a hot day, I like to wear a simple “nap dress” around the house, and then throw on a few accessories when it’s time to go out and about.

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Summer Neutrals – Date Night Look

June 8, 2023

Taking a stroll, dining al fresco, listening to some live music … aren’t summer date nights fun?  Here’s an outfit idea for date night look in neutral tones.

summer date night look for women over 40

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Summer Minimalism

June 6, 2023

Sometimes simple really is best!

easy outfit idea for summer for women over 50

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Alternatives to Shorts for Hot Days

June 1, 2023

I hate shorts. That’s just me.  I don’t believe in rules like no shorts over a certain age, but honestly I just don’t feel cute and comfortable in a pair.  If you’re like me, you’re always looking for shorts alternatives on a hot day. Here’s some cute things to consider.



Midi & Maxi Skirts

Summery Pants


Do you like shorts? If so, what kind do you wear?  If not, what’s your favorite alternative?


This week is the last week of the school year for me! It’s been so busy and I’m really looking forward to my time off!  We’re also planning a special vacation, so stay tuned for that as well!


Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy

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.