January 30, 2015
Welcome to the FUN FASHION FRIDAY link up party!  So excited that last week’s maiden voyage was such a success and thanks so much to all the fabulous ladies who linked up! 

Here’s my look for the party today …

Close up of the bead trim …

When I came out in this sweater, the hubby said, “Where in the world do you even buy something like that?!” LOL.  I love his funny reactions to my fashion sense.  And I’m going to take it as a compliment whether or not he meant it as one!

So where do you buy a crazy fabulous sweater with ribbon and bead trim?  The thrift store!  

I had planned to pair the sweater with some flared jeans and clogs for a totally 70’s look, but the proportions just didn’t work. I went with skinnies and flats and was pleased with the results. What do you think?

The very best part of the sweater?  It makes a charming little clink & tinkle when I walk! I wanted to do the twist all day! Hey, did I ever mention fashion can be fun?! 

And speaking of fun, I thought it would be cool to feature a few of my favorite fun looks from last week’s link up. So hard to just pick a few!  But here they are …

Suzanne Carillo of Suzanne Carillo Style Files looking retro and dapper.
Annette of Lady of Style looking perfect for a walk in the snow!

Tina of Tickled Pink Woman in her charming Downton Abbey inspired look.

Okay, so now on to this week’s link up fun!  Please link back and don’t forget to follow along on Bloglovin so you never miss a party!

Dawn Lucy
Let’s link up!


  • Reply Glenda January 30, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Of course a thrift store or eBay – a cool shopping place that allows you to think outside the box. Your sweater is Ka-ute! I can see wearing it a million ways!

    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 3:42 am

      Thanks, Glenda and thanks so much for joining in the link up! OXOX

  • Reply Katie D January 30, 2015 at 1:50 am

    What a cool find at the thrift store! I love the embroidery and details. I seriously need to start exploring my local thrift stores!

    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 3:42 am

      Thanks, Katie! Yeah, it's really hit or miss, but when you find something good, it's a little natural high!! OXOX

  • Reply The Real Arnolds January 30, 2015 at 2:13 am

    Such a fun and unique top!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 3:43 am

      Thanks, Amy Ann! OXOX

  • Reply Megan Crean January 30, 2015 at 2:24 am

    That sweater is too cute! I can't believe it's from a thrift store, it's so fun! I love it with the skinny jeans and flats! Great find!

    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 3:43 am

      Thanks, Dear! Glad you like the jeans and flats with it! OXOX

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo January 30, 2015 at 3:16 am

    Thanks for featuring me and my side-kick : )

    That top is very cool baby! Yeah! (In my best Austin Powers voice)

    I'm glad you took a close-up of the beading. Thrift stores are just full of treasures.


    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 3:44 am

      You and your side kick stole the show! Fab! OXOX

  • Reply My Rose Colored Shades January 30, 2015 at 3:48 am

    That sweater is all about the beading! I think it looks perfect with the skinnies and flats. My husband reacts the same way whenever I try something a little different. Enjoy your weekend! ~Cynthia

    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 4:02 am

      Husbands … ! Thanks so much for linking up and you have a great weekend too, Cynthia! OXOX

  • Reply Mrs C January 30, 2015 at 6:23 am

    This is when sweater turned glam! And it is cool actually.. 🙂

  • Reply Tiina L January 30, 2015 at 10:09 am

    It is a very cool sweater, and I think you made the right call to keep the rest of the outfit simple and let it be the star piece here.

    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      Thanks, Tiina! OXOX

  • Reply Elegance and Mommyhood January 30, 2015 at 10:49 am

    That beaded sweater is gorgeous. And I am joining you with 2 different outfits, today, Dawn. =)

    I love the 3 looks you chose from last week, in particular Annete's.

    Have a great weekend my friend!

    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks so much for joining in the fun, Ada! OXOX

  • Reply Debbie Stinedurf January 30, 2015 at 10:56 am

    The trim on the sweater is gorgeous…it's what makes it special!

    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks, Debbie! Love a fun thrift find! OXOX

  • Reply Doused In Pink January 30, 2015 at 11:48 am

    What a fun top! I love the beading and the 70's vibe!

    Doused In Pink

    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      Me too … thanks Jill! OXOX

  • Reply Mica T January 30, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Such a cute little detail on your top! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up invite too, I've joined in 🙂

    Away From The Blue

    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      I'd love it if you'd join us every week, Mica! Love seeing your cool summer looks! Nice change of pace for us here.

  • Reply Laura B January 30, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Pieces with fun details like that are always winners in my book! You look fab!

    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      Thanks Laura! I voted for you! Let us know how it goes! OXOX

  • Reply Donna Foreverserenity January 30, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    I love that top! You always have such fashionably, unique finds!

    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      Aww thanks so much, Donna! OXOX

  • Reply Tea January 30, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    What a fun find! I love thrifting – the unique pieces that are out there are worth every second of searching the racks! Super-cute!

    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      Thanks, Tea! The hunting is part of the fun for me! OXOX

  • Reply Sabina B January 30, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Love the fun details! Looks great on you. Thanks for hosting! xo Sabina | Oceanblue Style

    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      Thanks so much for being here! Have a great weekend, Sabina! OXOX

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles January 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    That sweater is cuter that cute – the deets are killer!!!


    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      Thanks sweet Rebecca! OXOX

  • Reply cherie at January 30, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Love your beaded sweater and even better than it's thrifted!! Thanks for the link up!! Make sure to link up to Shoe and Tell Fashion Link Up on Style Nudge on Mondays. Your whole outfit or just your shoes.


    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 4:53 pm

      I'll be there on Monday! Thanks for inviting me, Dear!

  • Reply Trina January 30, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    You struck well on this thrift store find. I love the beaded details and especially the lovely sounds that accompany it. I think my favorite part about it was your husbands response, probably becuase it sound so familiar. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      Haha … yeah, husbands are so funny! Have a fab weekend, Sweetheart.

  • Reply Elsie Davies January 30, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Hi Dawn, thanks for hosting. Loving the trimming on your sweater. Fantastic casual look. xo

    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      Aww thanks Elsie! Thanks so much for being here! OXOX

  • Reply Monika Faulkner January 30, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    You're lucky you saw this sweater first, dearest Dawn…otherwise, it would definitely be hanging in MY closet right now!! ;D That embroidered and bead-fringed hem is to-die-for; and together with your skinny jeans and flats, makes for an adorable gamine/boho combination!! P.S. I'm "all in" for Fun Fashion Friday…can you believe it's spring in Vancouver already?! XOXO

    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      Gamine/boho … love that description! You would rock this sweater, no doubt! So excited that you're in for FUN FASHION FRIDAYS! Woohoo! OXOX

  • Reply Cheryl Tucker January 30, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    I love your top and the jeans you picked to go with it are perfect! Definitely fun! I am looking forward to checking out all the link ups today and over the weekend! Peace! Cheryl

    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Cheryl! Have a super weekend! OXOX

  • Reply Nora Minassian January 30, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Such a cute sweater, you look fab!

    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      Thanks, Nora! You ALWAYS look FAB!

  • Reply Marta January 30, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    I adore the beading on this sweater, so pretty! Thanks for hosting & enjoy your weekend Dawn Lucy:)

    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      Enjoy your weekend too, Marta! Yay for FRIDAY!

  • Reply Fashion Sabbatical January 30, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    A lot of the 70 is coming back now. Weird in a way.I feel like dressing like my mother when I wear '70 items ( I was born in 71) It has o grow on me…
    But I mst say I do like your beaded top and you were very wise to combine it with a skinny, makes it contemporary!

    • Reply dawnlucy January 30, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      I was born in 66 so yeah the 70's remind me of mom and growing up too! Thanks so much for joining in the fun this Friday!

  • Reply Tina Bradley January 30, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Dawn, I was worried my earlier comment didn't take (Blogger was doing some funky stuff this a.m). Thank you so much for featuring me/my blog alongside these talented, lovely ladies! I adore your tunic–the detailing is awesome. Thanks for hosting this fab link up, too! xo T.

    • Reply dawnlucy January 31, 2015 at 1:28 pm

      I didn't see an earlier comment. Don't you hate when that happens? Loved your super chic Downton Abbey ensemble and was happy to feature you! You know I get a lot out of reading your blog!

  • Reply Garments Speech January 31, 2015 at 1:17 am

    Such a cute sweater! I love the embroidery details.

    Alena &

    • Reply dawnlucy January 31, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Alena! OXOX

  • Reply librarianforlifestyle January 31, 2015 at 1:34 am

    Where did you get the sweater? The beaded trim is so fun!

    Jen @ Librarian for Life + Style

    • Reply dawnlucy January 31, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      The thrift store! And no label! I wonder if someone added the trim themselves? A fashion mystery!

  • Reply Milex January 31, 2015 at 2:33 am

    • Reply dawnlucy January 31, 2015 at 1:30 pm

      Love your super cool blog! OXOX

  • Reply Lady of Style January 31, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    That's so cute, Dawn Lucy! I do love flared jeans and it seems yet again there will be a great revival this spring. You are right, in this case, skinnies are the better option. Can't wait to wear ballet flats without socks again… we have so much snow here. Well, as you can see on my photo which you kindly selected and posted!! Thank you so much, dear 🙂

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Reply dawnlucy January 31, 2015 at 1:31 pm

      Your snow looks so gorgeous but I bet the cold get old on some days. We've been having unseasonably warm weather and I'm loving it but feeling a bit guilty because we're in a drought and I know I should be wishing for a storm! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life January 31, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    That sweater is just too fun!!!


    • Reply dawnlucy February 1, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      thanks, Alice! OXOX

  • Reply Carrie February 1, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Haha! You're husbands comment made me laugh, my husband may or may not have said the same thing to me when I've walked out in the morning. 🙂 I really love the ribbon and beads, so pretty and I would have styled it with skinnies, too!

    • Reply dawnlucy February 5, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      Hee, hubbies are funny about fashion! OXOX

  • Reply Taramixandmatch February 2, 2015 at 11:12 am

    The beaded trim on your top is so cute!

  • Reply alissa February 2, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    That sweater looks stunning! 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy February 5, 2015 at 7:32 pm

      Thanks, Alissa! OXOX

  • Reply Anonymous February 2, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    I adore that sweater… Great call on the skinnies and flats. Thanks for sharing! -Michelle

    • Reply dawnlucy February 5, 2015 at 7:32 pm

      Thanks, Michelle! OXOX

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