Up Your Sleeve Game & Link Up

February 9, 2017

You seriously can’t be in a bad mood when you’re wearing sleeves like this. They make you want to smile and dance … and maybe shake some maracas!

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I needed a little lift in spirits this week.  I have the flu. And NYFW is going on right now without me. But I am having a ball watching live streams of the show, which is something I couldn’t be doing if I was at work, so …. I guess it all works out in a way, right?

This ruffle sleeve sweater from Shein is so fun maybe I’ll get it in another color too. They have pink and red, perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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Sweater –  Shein

Earrings – Kendra Scott Dee Drops

Jeans – Old Navy (really old) – they don’t make this style anymore,  I found these (though the Rock Stars are very stretchy/clingy) and these are cute too.

Heels – Banana Republic (past season) – Love these and these

Clutch – Nordstrom Rack (old) – Love this Rebecca Minkoff one

Sunglasses – Illesteva

Susan of The Midlife Fashionista is my fav look from last week’s linky.  Isn’t this animal print poncho the coolest?!

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Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply jodie filogomo February 9, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    ahhhh…what a bummer you’re sick, Dawn!! I hope you get well soon!
    I was just thinking about trying to DIY some sleeves like this—they are so fun!!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:49 am

      Can’t wait to see what you come up with, Jodie! 🙂

  • Reply Tiina L February 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Oh, the flu… I’ve been having that for a week, finally starting to feel myself… get well soon!
    Oh, the sleeves are fun and fabulous,

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:49 am

      I”m finally feeling better too. Yay for us, Tiina! oxox

  • Reply Laurie February 9, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Oh Dawn, we are both ill together! I have the same and it’s awful. Hope you have a speedy recovery. Oh and PS I hope you can join me for my first link up. x

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:50 am

      I will join you for sure! When is it? Are you sending email reminders! I’m in!

  • Reply Jennie February 9, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Oh, no! The flu is the worst. Seeing you in these sleeves is certainly fun, though. I recently wore a dress from Shein with the same sleeves and loved it. So funny, when I first pulled it out I thought of shaking maracas, too! Feel better soon, sweet lady.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:50 am

      Haha … we could start our own band! ;P

  • Reply Andrea Nine February 9, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    I am so sorry to hear you’ve gotten the darn flu bug!!! I’ll brighten your day by saying this is now one of my favorite looks on you!!! The ruffles, the sass, the leopard, the smokin’ hot jeans. You seriously look like you’re in your 20’s!! Get well my pretty love, HUGS!!!! xo

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:51 am

      You brightened my day totally, Andrea!!! 😀

  • Reply Susan February 9, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    First of all LOVE this outfit–those sleeves are amazing!! Second, I was VERY surprised to see my photo here. I am so flattered coming from someone as stylish as you 🙂 Third, feel better—bummer about the flu (everyone has it right now). Take lots of vitamin C cuz you’re going on vacation soon!!!! Thank you for hosting the link-up and for featuring me. XOXOXO Susan http://www.themidlifefashionista.com

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:53 am

      Awww you’re the sweetest! OXOX!

  • Reply Jaymie Ashcraft February 9, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Such a fun top!!!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:53 am

      Thanks Dear! 🙂

  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes February 9, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    So sorry you have the flu! I hope you’ll be better real soon!

    That top is super cute! I love the entire outfit!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:54 am

      Thanks Andrea! oxox

  • Reply Mica February 9, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Oh no, hope you feel better soon! On the plus side the sleeves on that top are so fun! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:55 am

      Thanks Mica! 🙂

  • Reply Carrie February 9, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Agreed! Those sleeves have to put you in a good mood!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:59 am


  • Reply Marta February 9, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    You are looking amazing in this outfit Dawn Lucy!! Love those fun sleeves! Hope you feel better soon!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 7:00 am

      Thanks so much, Marta!

  • Reply Monika Faulkner February 9, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    I’d rock this sweater in a heartbeat, dearest Dawn – those ruffled sleeves are A.May.Zing!! 😀 So sorry to hear that you and your hubby have been “under the weather” this week…Robin and I have been, too; but in a much more literal way; we’ve had nothing but snow, snow, and more snow here in Vancouver lately!! Yuck!! Fingers crossed that things shape up for all of us in time for the weekend!! XOXO


    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 7:00 am

      Let’s hope for better weather for you soon, Dear! You would look amazing in this sweater!! OXOX

  • Reply Jackie February 9, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Happy Friday! Sorry to hear you are sick and missing NYFW 🙁 And besides it’s snowing in New York. But you look fabulous in that top! The ruffle detail is so much. Have a great weekend!

    xo, Jackie

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 7:01 am

      Even in the cold and snow, I’d rather be there! Thanks, Jackie! oxox

  • Reply Katie February 9, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    What a fun sweater! The ruffle sleeves are gorgeous! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!


    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 7:02 am

      Aww thanks so much, Katie!

  • Reply Debbie Stinedurf February 10, 2017 at 2:41 am

    This is a super fun sweater Dawn! Rest up and feel better friend…

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:54 am

      Thanks Debbie! oxox

  • Reply Lisa February 10, 2017 at 2:53 am

    That sweater is made for you! I’d get another colour too. Hopefully you’ll be feeling better and shaking your maracas in no time! xx

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:52 am

      Aww thanks so much, Lisa! 🙂

  • Reply jacqui February 10, 2017 at 2:58 am

    Super – I keep seeing this style of blouse and NEED one! Jacqui

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:46 am

      Thanks Dear!

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge February 10, 2017 at 3:34 am

    Get better soon! Love this sweater and it’s cool sleeves. Thanks so much for the link up!


    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:52 am

      Thanks Kathrine! 🙂

  • Reply Pamela Lutrell February 10, 2017 at 3:47 am

    I hope you feel better soon…I hate to be sick. Thanks for the link up and take care of yourself!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:46 am

      Doesn’t it seem like such a waste of time? Thanks, Pam! oxox

  • Reply Jill February 10, 2017 at 3:55 am

    I’m obsessed with this look! I love the sleeves on that fabulous top! I hope you are feeling better soon!

    Doused In Pink

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:44 am

      Thanks Jill! oxox

  • Reply Pam Greer February 10, 2017 at 4:13 am

    Love this look. I have the flu too! It’s awful!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:44 am

      Nothing quite as UN-glamorous as the flu, right?!

  • Reply Laura February 10, 2017 at 5:01 am

    I am loving that fabulous statement top! Hope you feel better soon!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:44 am

      Thanks, Dear!

  • Reply REBECCA SULLIVAN February 10, 2017 at 5:39 am

    I am such a huge fan of flutter, bell, ruffles – so I give my 2 thumbs up for this top!!!!

    I’m back at blogging as a brand ambassador of Los Angeles-based indie brand Team Baciano – come check out this fab piece I am wearing from their collection!!!

    Happy Friday!


    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:43 am

      I’ll stop by. Thanks!

  • Reply jess jannenga February 10, 2017 at 6:25 am

    I love this sweater on you Dawn! Fab sleeves and the jeans look great with it! Hope you feel better soon. No fun in being sick!
    Make some tea and rest!
    jess xx

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:42 am

      Thanks, Sweetie.

  • Reply LauriePOP February 10, 2017 at 7:48 am

    So fluttering I mean flattering on you! LauriePOP2

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:42 am

      Ha …. well, both!! 😀

  • Reply kim February 10, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Dawn hope you are feeling better soon. Flu stinks! I’m so sorry. That and the bad weather -ugh. Hopefully sunny days soon. At least you can stay cozy and I hope stay home. Love this top and I’m crazy for bell sleeves now. Your hair is cute like that too! Hopefully you have a restful weekend! I shared your hem tip on my blog about new jeans I bought today!Love it! xo Kim

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:42 am

      Thanks for sharing my link! Loving your new shoes and jeans, Dear! oxox

  • Reply Kim February 10, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Obsessed with this too and this trend right now. Love how you didn’t make a fuss with it, it’s styled simply with jeans and flats (leopards a neutral right?! Lol). Perfect weekend look, very editor on a casual Friday chic.
    Enjoy your weekend xo

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:41 am

      Leopards are totally neutrals! Thanks for the compliment … means even more coming from a chic chick like you! oxox

  • Reply Ada February 10, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Hope you feel better soon, friend. I love big sleeves, oversized sleeves, bell sleeves and such. If I can describe that black top in a few names, the title of your blog suits it perfectly. This is such a Dawn Lucy outfit and I mean it as a compliment!

    I hope you join my Thursday Moda linkup which goes live every Thursday. Come share your awesome style with me and my readers. Thanks and enjoy the weekend! Ada. =)


    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 11, 2017 at 6:40 am

      Hee! That’s such a sweet comment! Thanks so much, Ada! 😀

  • Reply Stephanie February 11, 2017 at 7:57 am

    I am loving the sleeves! Such a great outfit!

  • Reply Sabina @Oceanblue Style at Manderley February 11, 2017 at 8:54 am

    OMG I love those sleeves Dawn Lucy. And the shoes as well as your hair. You look fantastic. Thanks for hosting. xo Sabina

  • Reply Yvadney @ Mums That Slay February 11, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    I love your top, because so many of these statement sleeved tops are full length which in my opinion gets in the way, this is a much more stylish and practical length. You look fab! Yvadney x #SaturdayShareLinkUp

  • Reply Joi @InMyJoi February 13, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Love your sweater!!

  • Reply Shelly February 13, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Oh lady…..the flu bug has been going around here too! I hope you are better. You sure look precious in this top!

  • Reply Ruth February 13, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Yuck the flu. Hope you feel better really soon! That top is really cute and I love the ruffles so much!


  • Reply Elise February 14, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Love this casual look. Your sleeve detail and pop of leopard are perfect!

    xx, Elise

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