Rock Steady

September 27, 2014

I had Gwen Stefani on my mind when I put together this outfit.  She always does black and white with red with tons of rock goddess attitude!   

Okay okay, I know I missed the Gwen mark by a mile, but the outfit was badass in my mind anyway …. you know, in a middle-aged school teacher kinda way ….  

Outfit details:
Blazer – Karen Kane (Macys)
Sweater – Old Navy
Pants – Old Navy Flirt Skinnies
Shoes – Madden Girl (Marshalls)
Sunnies – Marc by Marc Jacobs
Bag – London Fog (Marshalls)

Any luck with using celebs as style inspiration, Dolls?

Keep the fashion fun coming …


Throw Back Thursday!


  • Reply The Real Arnolds September 27, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I can totally see Gwen wearing this! You nailed it. I love the red purse with the black and stripes. Have a great weekend!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Reply dawnlucy October 1, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      Aww, thanks so much, Amy Ann!

  • Reply meganposhprime September 27, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    This is so edgy, I love it! The pop of red in the bag is great!

    • Reply dawnlucy October 1, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      Aww, thanks so much, Megan!

  • Reply Whitney September 27, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I think you nailed it 🙂 And I love how Gwen always rocks her red lipstick!

    • Reply dawnlucy October 1, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      Gwen does red lipstick right, no doubt! (Pun intended!)

  • Reply Katie D September 27, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    I certainly love Gwen Stefani's style. She can rock just about anything and make it look amazing. I love how you put this outfit together with the pop of red!


    • Reply dawnlucy October 1, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      Thanks, Katie. She's one of my fav style icons for sure!

  • Reply Monika Faulkner September 27, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    "Inspired by" doesn't mean "copycat," dearest Dawn!! You've taken Gwen's style aesthetic and put your own spin on it…with fabulous results!! Love the way the straps of your sandals echo the stripes of the sweater!! XOXO

    • Reply dawnlucy October 1, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      Yes, inspired not copied. After all, I don't have Gwen's lifestyle or her abs! 😉

  • Reply fancystuffandprettythings September 27, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    You are totally badass! Love this.

    • Reply dawnlucy October 1, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      Yay me! Thanks dear!

  • Reply Alexandra B. September 27, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Love this. I can never get enough of a sleek (almost) total black look and I like how the sandals in their own way repeat the pattern of the shirt. The whole outfit makes the bag stand out even more.

    Have a nice weekend!

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Reply dawnlucy October 1, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      I liked that repeating pattern too! I didn't even notice it until I looked at the pictures!

  • Reply M @ My Closet Catalogue September 27, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    I thoroughly want to hang out with you, Gwen look or no. This ensemble is right up my alley – so chic and badass indeed. Btw, have you said what subject you teach before? New to your blog and am curious, being a fellow educator myself.

    • Reply dawnlucy October 1, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      We would have a blast hanging out!! OXOX

  • Reply Tina Bradley September 29, 2014 at 12:11 am

    You are definitely rocking that chic look! Black, white and red paired together are so fab. Gorgeous! T.

    • Reply dawnlucy October 1, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      Thanks so much, sweet Tina!

  • Reply GnomeLover September 29, 2014 at 6:40 am

    You definitely hit the Gwen! Does that make sense? I mean you look so cool in that outfit. I love the way the stripes in the shirt play off the lines in your shoes. So interesting and structured but playful and hip, too.


    • Reply dawnlucy October 1, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      Thanks so much, Jenni! You have a great eye … and very creative too!

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga September 29, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Hmm. I am not very good with celebrity inspirations, but you certainly are. Love the bag, first off, I just love red and this structure. THe black and white is so chic and fab and yes, you do look badass!
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess

    • Reply dawnlucy October 1, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      Thanks a million, Jess!

  • Reply Monica P September 29, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    I think your inner Gwen S was obtained! You look rocker chick cool .. 🙂 Plus, what's not to like about that fab red bag !


    • Reply dawnlucy October 1, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      My inner Gwen! Love that!


  • Reply Lorna mai ltd September 30, 2014 at 12:14 am

    This is a classic look with a pop of colour, you own such amazing bags. You look great!

    • Reply dawnlucy October 1, 2014 at 7:28 pm

      I DO love my bags! Thanks so much,dear!

  • Reply Mica T October 1, 2014 at 3:30 am

    You are certainly pulling off the Gwen attitude! 😀 You can never go wrong with the black and white and a fun colourful accessory. I hope your day was just as awesome as your attitude and outfit! 🙂

    Away From The Blue

    • Reply dawnlucy October 1, 2014 at 7:28 pm

      Aww, thanks Mica! Dressing a certain way really does affect your attitude that day, don't you think?

  • Reply Doused In Pink October 1, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Gwen is a great style inspiration! Love this look with the pop of red!


    • Reply dawnlucy October 1, 2014 at 7:28 pm

      Thanks so much, Jill!

  • Reply Marta C October 1, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Love Gwen & you are totally rocking this black and white look!! Your poses are so cute. Hope you are having a great week Dawn Lucy:)
    Marta, xo

    • Reply dawnlucy October 1, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      Aww, thanks, Marta! Hope you're having a great week too!

  • Reply Cynthia Yang October 2, 2014 at 12:11 am

    This is such a great outfit and you look so chic in it. That pop of red via the bag is perfection! ~Cynthia

    • Reply dawnlucy October 4, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Aww thanks, Cynthia! Your compliments always mean a lot!

  • Reply Elegance and Mommyhood October 2, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Gwen is awesome, fun and super stylish. You look fantastic in the black monochromes, Dawn. =)

    Welcome by to see my latest. Ada. =))

    • Reply dawnlucy October 4, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      Thanks so much, Ada! OXOX

  • Reply Nancy Crowley October 4, 2014 at 3:02 am

    I love this outfit! I've been meaning to come back and post a comment about it. Killer shoes, and the top pulls it all together. Love that pop of red! Have a good weekend! – Nancy (

    • Reply dawnlucy October 4, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      Aww thanks, Nancy!

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