Sweet Gingham Dress

July 9, 2018

I love dressing for my mood.  Sometimes I’m feeling badass and edgy.  Some days I’m feeling girly and sweet.  This is my fav new inexpensive sweet summer dress.

modest summer style, summer gingham dress

Do you dress for your mood?

On this girly day, I went to the little adorable French bakery right down the street.   I treated myself to a croissant and some coffee, but you know … photos first!  (For local readers: try Flower Flour on Willow Street in San Jose. It’s super cute and yummy.)

This dress is new from Shein (c/o), which can be a bit hit or miss for me, but this dress is absolutely a winner.  The fabric is a little stiff, but I actually like it because it gives the dress a crisp look (without having to actually iron).  The length is just perfect on me (I’m 5’7″).   I’m wearing a size small, so it runs true to size. The dress also comes in navy and white, as well as black and red.

The little straw basket bag (c/o J.Jill) seemed like just the right touch for a sweet summer look.  The fun sandals are vintage Prada.  Do you ever shop vintage?  FYI: The Real Real and Vestiaire Collective are both fab sites for shopping vintage/pre-loved designer items.

midlife summer style


inexpensive affordable summer dress

gingham trend, style over 50




Okay Ladies, who’s gearing up for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?!  It’s my favorite sale of the year because it’s all new stuff, not just markdowns. It’s the only time you get to buy something for less FIRST!   The fun starts this Thursday the 11th for Nordstrom card holders and July 20th for everyone else, and ends for everyone August 5th.

Don’t have a Nordstrom close by or just no time to shop?  I’m here for you, Chicks! I’ll be there when the store opens Thursday morning, checking everything out and trying things on.  Stop by for  the sizing scoop, reviews, and of course notoriously unflattering dressing room selfies!  Curious about something in particular?  Leave a comment or send me a DM on Instagram and I’ll be sure to add it to my try-on list!

Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy


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  • Reply jacqui July 9, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    This is truly stunning! Makes a real change from the normal smaller gingham squares. Thanks for sharing. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  • Reply Simplement Lui July 9, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    This gingham dress is beautiful and the red sandals are so stylish with this original heel!


  • Reply Nancy Baten July 10, 2018 at 12:14 am

    Beautiful! Those shoes are stunning. Thanks for the links for vintage shopping as I am new to that!

  • Reply Paula July 10, 2018 at 5:10 am

    Love that gingham dress paired with the red shoes. What a great look!

  • Reply Ada July 10, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    I cannot believe that gorgeous midi gingham dress is from SheIn. I think I want the red+black one. Love the print and bow. The photos by the cafe were perfect with this dress!

    I am doing a very special Skirt Collaboration series on the blog this week and I think you’d love it. Come take a peak. =)


  • Reply Emma Peach July 10, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Gorgeous gingham dress! I love it with the red sandals!

    Emma xxx

  • Reply Julie Caron July 11, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Love the gingham dress. It looks really nice on you. I’m so into gingham this year. Just bought a gingham jacket that I was really excited about, but sadly, the shape of the jacket isn’t working for me so back to the store it will go.

  • Reply Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies July 13, 2018 at 1:06 am

    I’m so in love with your dress Dawn Lucy!! I can’t believe what a deal it is. The shoes are perfect with it too. Big thumbs up xx

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