Alexander McQueen Scarf & Link Up

December 28, 2017

How was everyone’s holiday?!  Did you buy yourself a Christmas gift?  When I was younger, I never did this, but as I get older I realize how important it is to treat ourselves well.  Now I buy myself a Christmas present, birthday treat, and even a Mother’s Day gift (“from my pets”)!

This year I bought myself a Alexander McQueen skull scarf.  This is something completely fabulous and frivolous that I’ve had my eye on for awhile!

how to style a skull scarf

The Scarf

I’m sure Alexander McQueen isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I love the edgy design aesthetic. I went back and forth trying to decide which one I wanted the most. I was tempted to get a wool scarf, but in California that’s only wearable a couple of months out of the year, and I knew that I was going to want to wear this all year around. I decided on this fun print with skulls and stars in black, ivory, and fuchsia. I love the way it pops with this all black outfit.

The Silk Shirt – (c/o)

This is another Lily Silk shirt.  (If you missed my review of Lily Silk, you can catch that here.) I decided that a basic black silk shirt would be a good addition to my wardrobe and I was pleased with the way it worked with my outfit here. Silk just always feels so good and looks luxe!

Black Cropped Flares

Love these flattering Hudson cropped flare jeans.  (The exact ones are unavailable, but I linked a similar pair.)

Studded Boots

My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale splurge, these studded boots always make me feel a bit badass!  (No longer available, but I linked a fab pair now on sale!)


I’m carrying my fav Marc Jacobs tote and wearing Kendra Scott earrings and bracelet, along with my Daniel Wellington watch.

Now, let’s talk about the belt. It’s fine. BUT what it I had this belt to add to the look? Right?  Maybe a Valentine’s Day gift for myself?!  😀

The Coat – (c/o)

Loving my soft, warm and cozy J.Jill Chelsea coat.  It seems to go with everything! And if you’re not a fan of wool, it’s a nice alternate to the classic wool coat.


how to style an Alexander McQueen scarf

studded boots, skull scarf

Starlight skull scarf

studded boots, leather tote bag

A big thanks to my friend, Rachel, who played photographer for me.  She’s always such a great sport at putting up with my blogger ways!




And since I took last week off, here’s my fav photo from two weeks ago.  Who’s having more fun with fashion than these three?!! Be sure to visit Jodie, Nancy, and Charlotte at Jodie’s Touch of Style blog!


Did you catch my blog post about a year of outfit building? I tried something different and would love to get some feedback!

Don’t forget to link up, Dolls, and let’s make 2018 fun, fashionable, and fabulous!


Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Rena December 28, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Fabulous look. I’m always buying myself “gifts” especially when I’m gift shopping for others. You know, one for you and one for me ?. Seems fair to me. Wishing a marvelous holiday season and a happy new year to come. Thanks for the link up.


  • Reply jacqui December 28, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Well I love this idea, I always return home from holidays with a little gift to myself! You’re scarf is divine and looks perfect aired with you black outfit. Jacqui

  • Reply Mica December 28, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Oh there’s usually a gift under the tree from me to me, haha! My sister does the same thing on Christmas! 🙂

    I really like your skull scarf, they are so addictive! I’ve lost count of the number I have, I like to snap them up in the sales (now is a good time to buy!) and accumulate so many of them. The skull print is just the right touch for an otherwise fairly plain outfit I find 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are having a great week! I’m enjoying that quiet lazy period between Christmas and New Years and relaxing a bit.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply jodie filogomo December 28, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    What a fun surprise to see us featured here today Dawn!! Thanks!!
    And I always think it’s great to gift myself. Of course, since December is my birthday month, I usually have no problem with that…ha ha!!

  • Reply Monika Faulkner December 28, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Hard to believe that it’s almost time to ring in another NewYear, isn’t it dearest Dawn?! But you are certainly leaving 2017 behind in a swirl of stylish “dust”…this seventies-inspired look is sooo chic!! I love it ALL – from your splurge-worthy Alexander McQueen skull scarf to your black silk shirt to your studded booties!! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2018!! P.S. I buy myself gifts ALL the time; I don’t even bother waiting for a “special” occasion!! XOXO

  • Reply Emma Peach December 29, 2017 at 4:30 am

    I love your scarf, it’s important to treat yourself. I always buy something for myself when I’m Christmas shopping, I just can’t resist! Fabulous studded boots. Happy New Year!

    Emma xxx

  • Reply Susan Kanoff December 29, 2017 at 4:43 am

    You work hard—so glad you treated yourself! Gorgeous choice too!! XO Susan

  • Reply Laura December 29, 2017 at 4:47 am

    You look incredible! I just love that scarf! Sometimes you just need to splurge!

  • Reply Chrissy December 29, 2017 at 5:26 am

    That scarf is fun and unexpected! Of course I covet the studded boots and don’t you just love those friends that put up with and even greatly support the blogger ways. Thank you for hosting this link up week to week. Have a happy new year!!

  • Reply Kellyann December 29, 2017 at 5:28 am

    Oh those booties are my favorite – totally badass! I say go for it and get yourself that Gucci belt, my husband is always happy when I find the perfect gift for myself, it’s a win for us both!
    Happy New Year!

  • Reply Amy Arnold December 29, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Such a cool scarf, and I love the boots! I always like how you add edge!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Cheryl December 29, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I love the booties with your cropped flare jeans—I’m totally going to steal that look! Also, I am totally a “one for you, one for me” shopper, and I’m not ashamed of it! 😉
    Cheryl Shops |

  • Reply stephanie December 29, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Love this outfit! That scarf is incredible! I always buy a gift for me and say it is from my cats and dog. 😉

  • Reply Ada December 29, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Your friend did a great job shooting this amazing outfit. And I am glad you had a great Christmas and treated yourself to that gorgeous Alexander McQueen scarf. You styled it in such an elegant way. Your booties and coat are beautiful, Dawn Lucy. You have had a great year of outfits and I featured your Emerald Velvet Midi Dress on my Thursday Moda last week so come take a peak. 😉

    Cheers to a Happy and Healthy New Year 2018 and welcome by this week to join my linkup, too. Thanks, Ada. =)

  • Reply Brandi Kimberly December 29, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Super cute scarf! Sounds like an amazing Christmas! Hope your New Years is even better!

    -Brandi Kimberly

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge December 30, 2017 at 9:21 am

    First of all, you know how much I love those boots! And this outfit…it is superb! I adore everything about it. And the scarf is the perfect pick for you. It screams “Dawn Lucy’s rock and roll style”! I look forward to many more fabulous posts in the coming year with lots of inspiration for little ole me! Thank you so much for all that you do, my friend. Happy New Year!


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