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October 2023

Working Toward a Minimalist Closet

October 26, 2023

One popular minimalist tenet is “one in, one out.”  When you buy something new and bring it into your home, you give away one similar thing.  Buy a new dress, give away one dress.  That way you never increase the amount of things in your house. I’ve always liked that idea.  But since I still have more clothes (and shoes, and jewelry, and books) than I want to have, I’ve decided to try a “one in, two out” system!


minimalist closet

But let’s back track here a minute.  Why go more minimalist? Why reduce?  Eventually my husband and I would like to retire and downsize.  I’d like to have a smaller but harder working wardrobe, full of things that fit and flatter and mix and match together.  Full of pieces that I REALLY LOVE to wear!

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My Fall Picks

October 12, 2023

I love fall weather and fall clothes.  Here are my picks for fall 2023!

I looked for high-quality modern classics. Most of my picks are from brands with eco-friendly practices. I tend to look for machine-washable options too, though a couple of gorgeous sweaters suggest a hand wash.

You also might want to check out Peter Do’s collaboration with Banana Republic.

I’ve been taking a bit of a shopping break lately and trying hard to whittle down my wardrobe to a more reasonable size.  But I did buy a pair of Kut from the Kloth ankle flare stretch jeans that I love and recommend.

Have you done any Fall 2023 shopping yet? What did you buy? And/or what do you have your eye on?

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.