That 70’s Vibe – Tropical Bell Sleeve Top + Link Up!

August 31, 2017

The 70’s were such a fun burst of colors … mustard yellow, rusty orange, and avocado green.  It’s hard for me to wear yellow and rust close to my face, but I love them.  Probably something about growing up in the 70’s … watching TV in a bright gold chair, wearing my rust colored Ditto corduroys, and baking cookies with mom in our avocado green oven!

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The Vibe

This outfit feels like a great summer to fall transition outft. Of course it’s basically a summer look, but the more traditionally fall color palette give them a nice pre-fall feel, right?

The Top

I picked up this cute little blouse from Shein. I couldn’t resist those cool bell sleeves and I loved the tropical print.

The Jeans

I’m wearing these flattering Wit & Widsom jeans, one of my Nordstrom Anniversarsy Sale finds.  A hidden tummy control panel keeps the stomach flat and the flared slit hem shows off cute shoes!

The Shoes

These adorable Steve Madden sandals are on sale at Macy’s right now. Scoop them up!


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Top – Shein

Jeans – Wit & Wisdom

Shoes – Steve Madden at Macy’s

Bag – old Michael Kors, love this one

Sunglasses – Illesteva

Earrings – Kendra Scott Lacy


My fav look from last week’s link up is the totally fabulous Monika of Style is My Pudding!Come on now… wouldn’t we look groovy hanging out together?

Don’t forget to link up, Dolls … and have an amazing Labor Day weekend! (Psst … want the scoop on all the best sales?  Sign up for my weekly newsletter!)


Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply jodie filogomo August 31, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    We were just talking about the gold & avocado appliances!! How funny you said this!
    Love it all, Dawn!

  • Reply Andrea Nine August 31, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    This burst of color and 70’s vibe has me smiling! So get this, I got those jeans at the anniversary sale and neither my kids and my husband like them. So back they went. . But I made sure to get a photo shoot with them first before I sent them back, ha ha! I hope you have a beautiful weekend, beautiful lady!

  • Reply Kellyann August 31, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    I love the vibe of this outfit! The top, those jeans, the great shoes – love, love, love!

  • Reply Monika Faulkner August 31, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    We are “personal style twins” for sure, dearest Dawn!! 😀 Thank you SO much for featuring me as your favourite look from last week’s Fun Fashion Friday linkup…muah!! And thank you for giving me some serious wardrobe aspirations with this gorgeous “hippie chic” ensemble!! That new blouse of yours is a STUNNER!! XOXO

  • Reply jacqui August 31, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    It’s almost scary to remember these colours! I’m looking forward to embracing these new colours for the Autumn. Oh and your sandals are so yummy, I’ll be looking for similar on my next shopping trip.

  • Reply Laurie August 31, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Totally love the whole look. And the colours xx

  • Reply Rena August 31, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Fabulous! So fresh and fun for Fall. Have a lovely holiday weekend and thanks for the link up.


  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes August 31, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Such a groovy outfit! You look fabulous!!!

    Have a wonderful, long weekend!

  • Reply Chanda August 31, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Oh, I love everything about this one here!!! So fun and vibrant!!

    xx, Chanda | Birth of a Fashion Blogger

  • Reply Anna Marcus August 31, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Gorgeous blouse and I think these colours look good on you. Love the whole look, it is very fresh and you look fabulous

  • Reply Katie August 31, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Love this modern take on the 70s! Also, that blouse is gorgeous! Thanks for hosting and enjoy the long weekend!


  • Reply Nancy Baten September 1, 2017 at 1:08 am

    You always wear jeans very well! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Pam Greer September 1, 2017 at 3:20 am

    I love this!!

  • Reply Jill September 1, 2017 at 3:42 am

    I love this 70’s inspired look! Those jeans look amazing on you!

    Doused in Pink

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge September 1, 2017 at 3:44 am

    What a cute top from Shein! Love those sleeves. Thanks so much for the link up!

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge September 1, 2017 at 5:16 am

    You always look so great in that 70’s vibe, Dawn Lucy! The top is gorgeous and those jeans are to die for! I also love all those 70’s colors and am very frequently drawn to them. This is such a great look in these beautiful Fall hues!


  • Reply Cheryl Tucker September 1, 2017 at 5:43 am

    I love this 70’s vibe! I am already seeing a denim DIY in my future too!

  • Reply Amy Arnold September 1, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Love the colors, love the retro vibe, love the shoes!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Joi @INMYJOI September 1, 2017 at 7:47 am

    This is so cute- LOVE!!

  • Reply Susan September 1, 2017 at 7:58 am

    That print and those sleeves are beyond amazing! XO Susan

  • Reply jess jannenga September 1, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Love the outfit! Those shoes are a gorgeous color and love the style of the jeans on you.
    Have a nice weekend!
    jess xx

  • Reply Valerie Hansen September 1, 2017 at 8:25 am

    I love that top, and the jeans are to die for!! I love the slit to show off your shoes! I need to up my jean game for sure!

    Have a great weekend!


  • Reply Lisa Richardson September 1, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Love everything about this look. I’m actually wearing a very similar pair of distressed jeans from WHBM today that I love.

  • Reply Christine B, September 1, 2017 at 9:37 am

    I absolutely love your fall color palette with your bag and shoes! Have a fab Labor Day weekend! Thanks for the link-up!


  • Reply Paulina Szczepanska September 1, 2017 at 9:43 am

    You nailed this look! I’d wear every single thing in the exact order you presented! 😉

    Much love from Napa Valley!

    Paulina | Shenska

  • Reply Ada September 1, 2017 at 10:57 am

    When I think of the 70s your outfits come to mind because they are totally your style. Pretty blouse and I love your jeans. I own a couple of pairs of Wit+Wisdom jeans and I love them!

    Welcome by and join my newest Thursday Moda linkup this week, Dawn Lucy!

    Have a great Labor day weekend! Ada =))

  • Reply Jessica September 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    You pull off the 70’s vibe so well! I wasn’t a big fan of this trend at first but it’s grown on me.
    Jeans and a Teacup

  • Reply Chrissy September 1, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    This look is fabulous. I love that purse!! Jeans too! Nicely done. 🙂

  • Reply Emma Peach September 3, 2017 at 5:51 am

    I love the 70s vibe of this outfit! Such a pretty top and the bright bag is fab!

    Emma xxx

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