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September 2023

Fashion Week Favorites

September 28, 2023

I’ve been following along all the fashion weeks, from New York to London to Milan, and then Paris. I love checking out the runway shows and finding all of my favorites.

Honestly, I found a lot of the collections were just … okay … this season.  Anyone else feel a bit disappointed in the Spring/Summer 2024 offerings?

But even so, of course, I always find something that I LOVE!  Here are my favorite collections:



Melitta Baumeister

This is a new name to me.  And there’s just something about the oversized look, the platform shoes, the “bat girl” bag that really says to me “badass cool girl.”



I found Fendi’s spring color palette just so pretty.  The tan and grey, with bright orange and sky blue accents really caught my eye.


Dion Lee

Something about the overalls worn hanging down like this is really interesting to me!  I also like the hoodie with the long skirt, because it’s kind of a delightful mix of athleisure and dressy.


Prabal Gurung

The intriguing mixes of color and texture create  beautiful dresses. I also adore the oversized gold earring, especially when worn on only one ear.  It seems to me a perfect cool accent to a gorgeous dress.


Peter Do

Peter Do just always looks so expensive and yet so wearable to me.  I love it and if I had the money and the lifestyle, I could see being a regular customer for sure. Did you know that Peter Do is now the creative director for Helmut Lang as well?  Unfortunately, I was not a fan of that collection this time around. But his eponymous brand is always amazing to me!

I also heard that Peter Do will be designing a collection for Banana Republic soon and I’m super excited to see what pieces will be available!

Do any of the designs above speak to you?  Do you have other favorites from the fashion week runway shows? Please feel free to share your opinions in the comments!

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.



Daily Dressing Hacks

September 14, 2023

When I took two months off from blogging and posting on social media, I felt a new freedom in dressing. I didn’t have to think about taking photos of myself or what anyone else thought of my looks.  But honestly, it left me a little lost and bored with my outfits.  So I came up with a few ways to spice up my daily dressing.

The Daily Diary

Ironically, the first thing I did when I was finally free of taking photos was … take photos!  LOL.  But these photos were just for me. And honestly I had no intention of sharing them here on the blog. These were mostly quick snaps, taken running out the door in the morning. Each day, I added the pic to a “Clothing Diary” album on my phone. I will include a screenshot of them for an example, but please don’t judge. They were never meant to be shared!

Now that I have a record of what I’m wearing on a daily basis, I have some helpful  knowledge at my fingertips.  What items get the most wear? When was the last time I wore that piece … last week … last year? What did I wear last time I had lunch with a particular friend, meeting with the department, or dinner with the family? (I don’t want to accidentally wear the same exact thing again, right?) Sometimes I’d put together an outfit for the weekend and then look at the photo later and think oh that’s cute for school too (or vice versa).  And sometimes I look at my quick pic and think, gee, that’s not really working as well as I thought it was (or nicer … hey that looks better than I thought so put that into the rotation more often!)

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What I Learned from 2 Months Off

September 8, 2023

Hi Dear Readers and Friends!

I’m back after a much-needed social media and blogging break!


I learned some things from taking two months off!  First of all, I’m dedicated to making blogging a nice, relaxing hobby again. Fashion should be fun, but so should blogging about it! I’m ALL about enjoying fashion, blogging, and most importantly LIFE! And though I’ve always been choosy about my collaborations, I’m going to take a complete break from them for right now. I don’t want to be on anyone else’s schedule. I’m just going to write and share what I feel like, when I feel like it!

Second of all, I switched from dressing for photos to just dressing for me!  It was interesting to see what choices I made with that difference. In the process, I feel like I faced some typical issues that we all face getting dressed every day and I came up with some fun and useful ideas to help myself.   Originally these ideas were totally just for me, but now I’m thinking that you all  might enjoy hearing about them too eventually, in a separate post.

Taking a break from all social media for a full month was a cool experiment too. The first interesting thing about it is that I would find myself holding my phone with Instagram on the screen without even realizing what I was doing.  It was so strange.  But after about a week, that went away, and it was nice to just let the virtual world turn without me for awhile.  It was very relaxing to go somewhere and NOT think of taking pictures!  If I did take photos, they were just for me, and so they were spontaneous, silly, and oftentimes downright unflattering! If you’ve never gone on a social media “fast” and the idea sounds interesting, you might want to try it. I didn’t miss it as much as I thought I would, but I missed it enough to come back, albeit with a more detached and balanced approach.

I’ve always loved fashion and clothing, and my original idea with the blog was to let go of any rules and just have fun with fashion.   I’m definitely back to those roots, though with a little twist. As time goes by, a more minimal approach is more appealing to me. I find myself turning away from over-consumerism and making less and more careful purchases. One beautiful gift of age is caring less and less what anyone thinks of you, making choices that just suit you, including what you buy and what you wear!

As I blog with complete freedom from schedules or metrics, I hope you’ll stop by and join me on this continuing journey through fashion and aging!

Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy