60’s Mod Flower Power & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

July 23, 2015
wearing a mod vintage top over forty
Hi Dolls!  Did you notice my new blog look?  I decided to go for something more simple and chic! What do you think? Still making a few tweaks here and there. 

Now on to the fashion talk of the day …
I love that mod 60’s look, do you?  But a lot of it isn’t too flattering to my body shape.  I mean, hello, my thighs haven’t been mini skirt friendly for a decade and sheath dresses are hard for pear shapes to pull off.  So whenever I see a cool vintage 60’s looking top that will work on me, I go crazy for it.  

A bold yellow, orange and green flower?  Polyester sleeveless with a zipper in back?  60s perfection! I have it hanging right next to this in my closet!

I wore it to coffee with this fabulous friend …
Kim and I have been friends for longer than either of us care to admit to being alive.  Check out her cool lifestyle, fashion & travel blog, Northern California Style.

Outfit details and shopping ideas:

Top – vintage (local thrift store)
Jeans – Always Skinny (Gap)
Sandals – Seychelles

Earrings – Trina Turk via Rocksbox
Bracelets – J Crew 
& Gorjana via Rocksbox

This week’s favorites …

Leanne of Classy Yet Trendy is looking so cute for summer in her floral dress, denim vest, and studded heels!

Talitha of Talitha’s Take is an awfully hot sailor girl, right?

And Alex of Funky Jungle of course steals my heart in this batik print maxi!

Looking forward to seeing all your great looks this week! Link up, link back & be sure to give your fellow bloggers some love.

Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Andrea Nine July 23, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Absolutely ADORE this sleek and sophisticated BLOG look! And can we talk about YOUR look this fine fashion day!! Absolutely stunning and screams Summer!!! Love!


    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 12:22 am

      Aww you're the sweetest. Thanks so much, Beautiful! OXOX

  • Reply Katie D July 23, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    I really like your new clean, minimalist blog design. I actually started thinking about having my blog redone. Did you do this yourself or did you use a design service? Anyway, your top looks gorgeous! Thanks for hosting!


    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 12:23 am

      Thanks so much, Katie! I worked with someone. Email me for details … fashionshouldBfun@gmail.com … I'd be happy to share! 🙂

  • Reply Gracey the Giant July 23, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Oh that top is brilliant on you! And the new look for the blog is fantastic. I need to make some updates too…

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 12:24 am

      Thanks, Gracey! You're a doll. OXOX

  • Reply jeanofalltrades July 23, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    Wonderful vintage find! I love the colors and the flower design. Such a cheery top.

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 12:26 am

      Thanks so much! OXOX

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life July 24, 2015 at 12:29 am

    Love the new blog look!! Your tee is so fun for the summer.


    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion link up

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks Alice! OXOX

  • Reply Glenda July 24, 2015 at 3:55 am

    The simple graphic t and skinniest are very refreshing. Love the clean look of the blog.

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      Thanks so much, Glenda! 🙂

  • Reply Casey July 23, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    I LOOOOOOOVE the new blog look, girl!! LOVE LOVE! It's super clean, classy and easy to navigate! SO AWESOME!!! XOXOXO

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 12:21 am

      Thanks so much for the feedback, Casey! Yay! OXOX

  • Reply Mica T July 23, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    That is a lovely top, perfect with your jeans!

    And I really like your new blog design, very clean and polished! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 12:22 am

      Thanks sweet Mica! OXOX

  • Reply Lynn Tran July 23, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    You are such a great shopper. You know exactly what will look good on you. That shirt is just so fabulous and love the flower on it. Great picture of you and Kim too.

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 12:24 am

      Aww .. MUAH MUAH … love you my friend! OXOX

  • Reply Rachel July 23, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    I think this is my favorite look on you yet. I love the tee, and sandals 🙂 thanks for hosting!
    Rachel xo

    Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me is now LIVE here
    Garay Treasures

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 12:25 am

      Really? And your boho look this week is one of my favs on you! We're on a roll, Girlfriend! OXOX

  • Reply Tiina L July 23, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    A very stylish new blog design! The top looks quite coold and mod, too. Have a great weekend!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 12:25 am

      Thanks so much, Tiina. I wanted something simple with cleaner lines for the blog. OXOX

  • Reply S. Thomas July 23, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Love the shirt(s)! You look great in both and this latest one is perfect for summer!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 12:26 am

      Thanks so much, Dear! With your pixie do, you would look so presh in this style! OXOX

    • Reply S. Thomas July 24, 2015 at 7:28 am

      Thanks, and P.S. like the new blog look. I think we must be in similar moods, I've just recently 'redecorated' my own.

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      Yours looks great! Simple and clean, but with the polka dots for an extra touch. Love it!

    • Reply S. Thomas July 24, 2015 at 9:04 pm


  • Reply Carrie July 24, 2015 at 12:21 am

    Your blog design looks great and so does that fun top! Thanks for the link up!


    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      Thanks Carrie! Sorry I was so late getting to Thursday Fashion Files yesterday! Muah!

  • Reply Marta July 24, 2015 at 2:42 am

    Love your new blog design!! That's such a great top & love how you've styled it! Have a great weekend Dawn Lucy:)

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks Marta! OXOX

  • Reply kim at northerncalstyle. July 24, 2015 at 3:32 am

    Dawn the blog looks terrific! I love your clean design! Thank so much for the shout out. You are very sweet. I think we have been friends now almost 27 years!! It was fun to catch up and I hope we do it again soon. xo Kim

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      I'll have to dig out some old pics of us one day to post! Love ya, Chick! OXOX

  • Reply Anna Shirley July 24, 2015 at 3:45 am

    Wow, this blog changed a lot. I like this design. Good job! And back to your outfit. I am happy that 60s are back. Very nice and comfy outfit. And I adore your bag.o)

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      Thanks so much, Anna. I just wanted something new and simple! I'm in a cleaning out the old mood!

  • Reply Alexandra B. July 24, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Love the graphic top and love the new blog look Dawn Lucy 🙂 It's a nice clean look that makes the pictures the center pieces of attraction. I've been looking at templates a lot myself lately, but haven't decided yet upon one, there's always something that isn't quite how I want it.

    Have a nice weekend!

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      Thanks, Alex. I was just in the mood for simple and fresh! Maybe it's time to clean out my closet too! 🙂

  • Reply Tall girl July 24, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    I love your new blog design — so chic and light. Well done! I also love your vintage top. I started tailoring a favourite vintage dress of mine just last night, to make it fit me better. I can't wait to wear it again — I only have to rehem it today, and it's good to go. Look for it on the blog next week! As always, thanks for hosting the link up.

    Anett | Tall Girl's Fashion

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 2:01 pm

      Oooo can't wait to see your new vintage dress! I have some catching up to do on your fab blog. Will get to that this weekend for sure. Thanks for always being so supportive! 🙂

  • Reply Straight A Style July 24, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    I love the new blog look! I also love that RM bag. Such a classic beauty. Hope you have a great weekend!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 2:01 pm

      Thanks, Dear! OXOX

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles July 24, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Oh yes that tee is so much fun – Happy Friday!!!


    • Reply dawnlucy July 25, 2015 at 11:58 am

      Thanks, Dear! 🙂

  • Reply Merci Jowi July 24, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Wow! The blog looks lovely. I remember the glow in my eyes when the link opened. And your outfit is equally lovely. Enjoy the weekend.

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      Aww you're so sweet. Thanks, Merci! OXOX

  • Reply Olga Rani July 24, 2015 at 8:27 am

    I like this simpler and more classy look of your blog! Nice job! The flower tee is superb and love your gladiators.

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks Olga! I'm so happy people are having a positive response to it! OXOX

  • Reply Nora Minassian July 24, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Love the new blog format, a lot of times simple is the best way to go. I also love your look, everything looks great from your adorable tshirt to the sandals which I love and the great bag, fab look Dawn!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 25, 2015 at 12:05 pm

      Thanks so much, Nora! 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous July 24, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Great new format. I'm a newby, so wasn't attached to the old format, but I love not having to scroll down to see the post. Also, just love your rather playful attitude towards fashion. Keep up the good work — hope it's as enjoyable to make as it is to read 🙂 !

    • Reply dawnlucy July 25, 2015 at 12:04 pm

      What a super sweet comment! Thanks so much! Yes, I have a lot of fun with my fashion and blogging! I'm so happy that translates to my readers! 🙂

  • Reply Doused In Pink July 24, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Your new blog design looks fantastic! I'm also loving your vintage top and this sleek summer look!

    Doused In Pink

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks, Jill! I was a little worried that it's too plain, but it just suits my "paring down" mood lately! 😀

  • Reply Talithas Take July 24, 2015 at 11:32 am

    OMG… Thanks for the feature. You look great and I'm loving the new blog look.

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      You're so welcome! You look fantastic, Talitha!! OXOX

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge July 24, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Love this t-shirt and dying over that bag. I really love how streamlined your blog is now. Looks great!


    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks Katherine! You're a doll! OXOX

  • Reply Elegance and Mommyhood July 24, 2015 at 11:42 am

    First of all I love the new elegant, clean, modern look of the blog. Do you recommend the designer? I am shopping for a blog design myself.

    Secondly, I love that fun rose tank. It is beautiful. And Alex's Maxi Dress from last week was lovely, I agree.

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 1:59 pm

      Hey Ada … email me (fashionshouldBfun@gmail.com) and I'll give you all the designer details! She was super sweet and so nice about all my dumb questions. OXOX

  • Reply Megan Crean July 24, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    I love that pretty flower top & those gladiators! I hope you have a great weekend!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks my lovely! OXOX

  • Reply Laura B July 24, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Your blog looks fantastic! Loving your outfit too!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 1:59 pm

      thanks so much, Dear! OXOX

  • Reply Amy Johnson July 24, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    What a great look! I love your top and bag.

    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      Thanks Amy! 🙂

  • Reply Shauna C July 24, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    I adore that oversized bag!



    • Reply dawnlucy July 24, 2015 at 2:01 pm

      Is it oversized?! haha …. I need a big bag for all my junk! 😉

  • Reply Monika Faulkner July 24, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    As you know, dearest Dawn, I adore adding a touch of sixties-inspired fabulousness to my own outfits every once in a while…and you've made another terrific find with this pretty "flower power" top!! So chic paired with your flattering, dark wash skinnies and those studded gladiator sandals!! P.S. The sleek new blog look gets an A+ from me…you're obviously putting your summer holidays to very good use!! ;D


    • Reply dawnlucy July 25, 2015 at 12:02 pm

      Aww thanks, Monika. So glad you like the new look! OXOX

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga July 24, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Love the look and the green and yellow is such a fun print on you. Happy weekend!
    jess xx

    • Reply dawnlucy July 25, 2015 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks Jess! 🙂

  • Reply Petite Silver Vixen July 24, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Very sleek design with the blog. Love it. And yay, for gladiator style sandals! I'm did a post this week wearing hot pink ones. Gee, we're so in sync Dawn! The whole look is great – that tricky balance of fun, casual yet stylish. I especially like the roll up hem on the jeans just so we can see those great sandals a little more and is another little eye-catching details.


    • Reply dawnlucy July 25, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      Can't wait to check out your hot pink gladiators! Thanks so much for the sweet and thoughtful comment! OXOX

  • Reply Charming Lucy July 24, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Love that tee!! And it is perfect with your denim and sandals!! Great look! Thanks for the link up and for joining us today too! Susan

    • Reply dawnlucy July 25, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      Thanks Susan! 🙂

  • Reply Debbie Stinedurf July 24, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Looovvvee the new blog! Love that fab retro top….you're officially my girl crush for today! 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy July 25, 2015 at 12:05 pm

      Oh yay! That makes my day, Debbie! OXOX

  • Reply Catherine Verdonck July 24, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    I love your floral top, very summery. The new look of your blog is fantastic.


    • Reply dawnlucy July 25, 2015 at 12:04 pm

      Thanks Hon! 🙂

  • Reply Aleczandra Sallows July 24, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    That floral shirt is TOO CUTE! What a great piece!


    • Reply dawnlucy July 25, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply Pam Greer July 25, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    I love that top!!

  • Reply Cheryl Tucker July 25, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    I love your top! It is very mod! I would certainly wear it! Everyone looks great today! Have a good weekend! Peace! Cheryl

  • Reply Jeans and a Teacup July 26, 2015 at 12:46 am

    I love the new blog look! And I think that RM tote is fabulous!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  • Reply Nicole Mölders July 26, 2015 at 1:44 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style

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