About Me

Hi there, I’m Dawn Lucy and welcome to my blog Fashion Should Be Fun – Style Over 40

I have a background in fashion, including a degree in Fashion Merchandising, but ultimately followed a different career path and became a high school English teacher.  All along the way though, I’ve been indulging in my passion for fashion: Saturday mornings spent watching “Style with Elsa Klensch,” devotedly watching  “What Not to Wear,” being the go-to style advisor for my friends, hours spent reading all the fashion magazines I subscribed to, and of course SO many hours of shopping!

In my 40’s, I felt like I was in a bit of a style slump and I turned to style blogs to help me find my inspiration again. I was a bit discouraged with some of the judgmental voices I found online, some giving a strict lists of do’s and don’ts and others making me feel like a fashion loser if I didn’t have the an all designer wardrobe.  So, I decided to start my own blog.

Fashion Should Be Fun is me talking to you, other middle aged women like me 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. We all have own shapes and bodies, parts we’d like to cover and parts we still don’t mind showing off a bit.  This is a place for me to share my love of fashion with you, 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!

Along with being a style blogger, I’m also a high school English teacher. My husband and I live in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose, California, along with our rescue dogs, Rox and Lucky.  I’m 55 now, and finding my middle years to be the happiest of my life!

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Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy

  • Susan June 16, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Hello. I just found your blog and am happy I did. I hope your kitty is doing better.

  • Katherines Corner June 14, 2016 at 12:56 am

    Sorry I have been neglectful regarding your about page. I enjoyed learning a bit of the behind the scenes goodies. Oh my goodness I love and I mean love your fringe sweater! I think you look amazing in all of your outfits. you have great taste. I'm happy we are bloggy friends. xo