Bold Stripes & Link Up!

January 4, 2018

Everything about this pic reminds me of growing up in California in the 70’s   I think I spent a lot of the early 70’s in a poncho knit by my grandma that looked a lot like this bold striped chunky sweater.  And I know I spend hours of every summer at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

bold colors, chunky sweater, California casual




It’s been so fun and relaxing having a bit of a staycation with my husband over the holidays. One day I was craving some ocean air and clam chowder, so we went to Santa Cruz for lunch.


I’m wearing this bold striped chunky sweater from Shein (c/o), with my go-to Old Navy jeans, Topshop sneakers , Soft Surroundings sunnies (c/o), Kendra Scott Lacy earrings, and my Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag.

It’s a fun, easy outfit that seems to be looking forward to springtime!

California casual style

wearing stripes



One of my fav outfit from last week’s link up is this chic look Funky Forty.

Yvonne is rocking that baker boy cap and looks so sophisticated and polished!

On the blog this week, I have my list of tips for a successful closet cleanout!  Please feel free to add any others ideas and tips in the comments section.

Don’t forget to link up and share your style.  Hope your 2018 is off to an AMAZING start!

Fun & Fashion

Dawn Lucy

An InLinkz Link-up

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  • Reply Mica January 4, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Oh what a fun jumper! I definitely get the retro vibe from that colourful knit 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Happy new year! Hope that this first week of 2018 is going well for you! We’ve been enjoying the warmer weather with some pool time, as it has been a particularly humid summer so far the pool has been a good idea.

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 4, 2018 at 2:39 pm

      Can I pop by for a swim?! ;D. OXOX

  • Reply Andrea Nine January 4, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Bold, Beautiful and you are a BABE! I love it! Happy New Year gorgeous!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 4, 2018 at 2:40 pm

      It takes a babe to know a babe! OXOX 😀

  • Reply jacqui January 4, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Super jumper, second one I’ve seen with stripes and i’m feeling I need one in my life. x Jacqui

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 4, 2018 at 2:40 pm

      It would look great on you! OXOX

  • Reply Laurie January 4, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Happy new year Dawn! The jumper is super cute xx

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 4:23 am

      Thanks, Laurie!

  • Reply Cheryl Tucker January 4, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Oh I just love this look! I have been wanting a striped colorful sweater and those shoes are just perfect for this look!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 4:24 am

      Thanks Cheryl!

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge January 4, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Dawn Lucy, this is perfectly adorable! I love all the bright colors in your outfit and your surroundings! My surroundings are currently gray and white, covered in snow and slush which will probably not melt until May at the rate we are going. I think I need a vacation to sunny California! I will let you know if I start heading west!


    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 4:25 am

      West Coast, Best Coast! ;D …. Join us!! 😀

  • Reply Kellyann January 4, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    I can’t believe how well your sneakers match one of the stripes in your sweater – perfect! I love Old Navy denim – all my favorite jeans are coming from them lately!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 4:26 am

      I love Old Navy denim too … just so wearable! So glad I thought to pull out these sneakers with this sweater! Thanks so much for stopping by, Kellyann!

  • Reply Nicole of High Latitude Style January 4, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Happy New Year. Glad you loved your staycation. Sometimes it is right that what one needs as a vacation is involved with some stress too.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 4:27 am

      Yes for sure … traveling is exciting and fun, but also there is some stress involved!

  • Reply jodie filogomo January 4, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    I love how some of the newer things remind us of years gone by!!
    Love this sweater!!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 4:27 am

      Yes, so fun!

  • Reply Nancy Baten January 4, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    I saw that sweater on the site and wanted it because it reminded me of my own knitting adventures……long time ago! It s fabulous sweater!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 4:28 am

      Haha … it looks hand-knit, doesn’t it? 😀

  • Reply Rena January 4, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Great look for a seaside excursion. You’re so right about it having classic 70’s retro elements and it’s still fresh and modern. You look fabulous. Thanks for the link up and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 4:29 am

      Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Rena!

  • Reply Martina January 5, 2018 at 2:37 am

    Happy new year! Your pic are fabulous. I like your style – in Germany we have a Little Winter Wonderland.
    Greetings Martina from Munich.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 4:29 am

      I bet it’s gorgeous there, Martina!

  • Reply Pamela Lutrell January 5, 2018 at 4:19 am

    Love the joyful colors, Dawn! Thanks for the linkup and Happy New Year!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 4:29 am

      Thanks so much, Pam!

  • Reply Laura January 5, 2018 at 4:38 am

    Beautiful, fun sweater! I just love the bright and bold colors of it!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 4:38 am

      Thanks, Laura!

  • Reply Chrissy January 5, 2018 at 5:41 am

    This makes me want to travel. I and think your sweater and shoe combo is so fun!! Most of my week is casual so I love ideas for more looks.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 4:38 am

      I love a casual look! It really fits my lifestyle best too!

  • Reply Jessica A Jannenga January 5, 2018 at 6:41 am

    Love the colors in your sweater, a retro vibe and those sneakers are so cute! sounds like the perfect getaway for awhile.
    Jess xx

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 4:37 am

      Thanks Jess! OXOX

  • Reply Deborah Stinedurf January 5, 2018 at 6:43 am

    I love the sweater…the colors are so happy! And the shots are simply gorgeous. Happy New Year my friend!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 4:36 am

      Thanks so much, Debbie!

  • Reply Ada January 5, 2018 at 9:36 am

    I love that rainbow sweater and that it is a chunky knit. Fabulous neon sneakers too. I bet growing up in California was a lot of fun!

    Happy New Year Fabulous Dawn Lucy and come join my recent Thursday Moda with your wonderful stylish looks!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 4:36 am

      Thanks so much, Ada! OXOX

  • Reply Nailil January 5, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Love this casual look. It’s so chic and vibrant.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 4:35 am

      Thanks, Nailil!

  • Reply Susan Kanoff January 5, 2018 at 10:21 am

    This sweater is so cute and fun. It makes me happy just looking at it (and you of course!). XO Susan

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 4:35 am

      Aww you’re the sweetest! OXOX

  • Reply Cheryl January 5, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Aren’t we lucky to live in a place where we can go jacketless in January?! Fun sweater, and happy new year to you!
    Cheryl Shops |

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 4:34 am

      We really are!!! 😀

  • Reply stephanie January 5, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    love your outfit!!! The stripes so colorful and fun!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 4:34 am

      Thanks, Stephanie!

  • Reply Monika Faulkner January 5, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Ohhh…these photos are making me pine for springtime in the BIGGEST way, dearest Dawn!! Your brightly striped sweater is beyond cute; and even though I’m not an athletic shoes kind of girl, you’ve given me some serious sneaker envy with these yellow kicks!! Hope you get to enjoy your last few days off before it’s back to school (ie. work!) just as much as you obviously enjoyed your visit to Santa Cruz!! XOXO

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 4:34 am

      Yessss, I’ve enjoyed this time off SO MUCH! Can I retire now? Hee hee …. Yep, you would love Santa Cruz, I think, Monika! OXOX

  • Reply Lisa Richardson January 6, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Dawn Lucy! I’m so glad you mentioned Santa Cruz in this post. I hadn’t read your bio to learn you live in San Jose. We live in Dublin (right up the road from the outlets). Your sweater is darling and the pictures are great. I can totally picture you as a little blonde headed girl in your colorful poncho.? Have a wonderful weekend! XO

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 4:33 am

      Haha … that’s so cute, Lisa. Now I just need to find an old pic of that poncho!! You’re so close to me! I actually love Dublin … the hubby and I have looked at houses at Wallis Ranch, but I’m afraid of the commute. Do you commute? OXOX

  • Reply Rosie Holtzman January 6, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Happy New Year, Dawn Lucy !!! I have lived in California my entire life, and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else!! I grew up in San Diego and have now lived in Huntington Beach for almost 30 years. Time flies. I love your blog and get a lot of inspiration from you.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 4:30 am

      Doesn’t time fly, Rosie? Yay for California and a life time of memories here!! OXOX

  • Reply FunkyForty January 7, 2018 at 5:26 am

    OMG thanks so much for featuring me Dawn – such a sweetie!!!

    Loving that sweater on you. If I had to have one New Years goal it would be to go to NY this year and meet you and a few other bloggers in person… was thinking of planning a trip for the Sept Fashion week? What do you think?

    xx Yvonne

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 7, 2018 at 6:10 am

      Yesssss! Come to NYFW in Sept! I would LOVE to meet you! OXOX

  • Reply Claire January 7, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Happy New Year Dawn. Lovely outfit, love your jumper.

    Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop, hope to see you tomorrow 🙂

  • Reply Leelo January 7, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    This is such a great colourful outfit that reminds me of summer!

  • Reply Lise January 9, 2018 at 8:07 am

    Absolutely reminds me of my jerseys and tank-tops as a child in the 70’s hand-knitted by my late Mom. So cool! Lise

  • Reply Ruth January 9, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    That sweater is perfect! I love the bold colors and paired with those tennis shoes it’s a great outfit of color!

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