Bomber Jackets & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

March 24, 2016

They’re everywhere lately. What do you think of the bomber jacket trend?  I have mixed feelings.  It’s (usually) a practical, hearty jacket.  But on the other hand, it tends to add a bit of bulk.  I’m trying out the trend with this thrift store find.  

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Outfit details: bomber jacket – Volcom (thrifted), black distressed jeans – Joe’s Jeans, suede booties – Vince Camuto, plain white tee – Old Navy, studded clutch – Urban Expressions (Nordstrom Rack), sunglasses – Smoke x Mirrors via Ditto Endless Eyewear.  (Have you tried Ditto’s Endless Eyewear program? An endless supply of designer on trend sunglasses to borrow for only $24 a month!  Use the code FASHIONFUN to try it for one month for free!)
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So I have a project in mind for this bomber.  I’m going to try adding a few patches. We’ll see how that goes.  Usually when it comes to projects like this I’m all enthusiasm with no patience, which leads to some wacky results. I’ll keep ya posted.
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This week I had the hardest time picking only three looks to feature.  You gals are bringing it big time!
Sheree of Posh Classy Mom
Suzanne of Ask Suzanne Bell
Moumous of La Moumous
Thanks so much for linking up … you’ve made Fun Fashion Friday FABULOUS!
And hey Dolls, if you have a link up party that I don’t get to regularly, please leave a comment with the day and name of the linky and I’ll put you on my list!

Dawn Lucy


  • Reply Andrea Nine March 24, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Hey Bomber Babe!!! Guess who you look like? The Flight Instructor from Top Gun!! Tall, chic and sexy!!! Happy Easter lovely!!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 24, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      Aww made my day!! Thanks Sweetheart! 🙂

  • Reply Andrea March 24, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    I like the bomber jacket on you! I like that it doesn't seem to be too bulky… And I like the color on you!

    Have a fabulous weekend!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 24, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      Thanks Andrea! 🙂

  • Reply Glenda March 24, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    A good army colored jacket is such a badass statement. You're feelin' this look 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:19 am

      Hee … thanks, Glenda! 🙂

  • Reply Pam Greer March 24, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    I love the look of bomber jackets!!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:20 am

      Thanks Pam 🙂

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles March 25, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Can't wait to see what's in store with this fab jacket – Have wonderful Easter!!


    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:26 am

      Thanks Rebecca! 🙂

  • Reply Katie D March 25, 2016 at 4:54 am

    Love the bomber jacket! I think it is definitely a classic! I also adore your clutch! Thanks for hosting!


    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:27 am

      Thanks so much Katie! 🙂

  • Reply jodie filogomo March 24, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    I laughed when you talked about your future project with this bomber jacket—I so know that feeling—great intentions, and dreams but the reality is different! Can't wait to see it though! jodie
    thanks for hosting!!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 24, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      Hee …. if nothing else the patched jacket will make a "fun" post! LOL. 🙂

  • Reply Marta March 24, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    A bomber jacket just gives such a casual cool vibe, love how you styled yours & these are great picks!! Have a great long weekend Dawn Lucy!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 24, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      Thanks so much, Marta! 🙂

  • Reply Tiina L March 24, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    This is definitely a jacket for someone tall and slim… But hey, that's you! And your accessories and heels also help make the jacket more modern and less an 80's flashback. As far as I'm concerned, this is one trend I will pass (since I'm neither tall nor slim and a bomber would make me look twice my size…)

    • Reply dawnlucy March 24, 2016 at 11:01 pm

      It's a tougher one to pull off than I thought, so I don't blame you skipping this trend! 🙂

  • Reply Mica T March 24, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    That jacket looks awesome, it will look even more amazing with the patches I'm sure! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Reply dawnlucy March 24, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      Thanks Mica! 🙂

  • Reply J. Elle March 24, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Your jacket seems thinner than most and I like the authentic military vibe it offers. So cool you found this thrifting! I am looking forward to seeing the patch project 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:19 am

      It will be interesting! 😉 Thanks Jennie! 🙂

  • Reply Monica P March 24, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    I have two bomber jackets and I should get more use out of them .. they are sort of hanging in the closet. I think I prefer a suit style jacket a bit better on me 🙂

    You look super cute .. !!


    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:20 am

      Suit style jackets are more flattering for sure, but hey, now is the time to pull out those bomber jackets and wear them! 🙂

  • Reply Carrie March 25, 2016 at 12:01 am

    Wow, you look amazing in this bomber! I have to second Andrea's comment, especially since I just watched Top Gun again the other day! Good luck with the patches!


    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:23 am

      I SO need to watch Top Gun … it's been years! Muah, Carrie … happy Easter. 🙂

  • Reply Jaymie Ashcraft March 25, 2016 at 1:57 am

    The jacket looks great!!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:26 am

      Thanks Jaymie! 🙂

  • Reply MIS PAPELICOS -Mis P March 25, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Hello Dawn, I do not need a jacket where I live, ut look cool and casual in your bomber.
    Thank you for your lovely link up and Happy Easter.

    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:29 am

      Thanks so much for linking up again and we'd love to see you every week! Happy Easter! OXOX

  • Reply Suzanne Bell March 25, 2016 at 4:06 am

    I am with Andrea, so sassy and chic, right out of Top Gun – I can hear the theme music in my head as I type! I love this look on you, and how you styled it up! Thank you for including me in your picks this week – what an honor to be featured amongst all these fashionable gals! Happy Easter and thank you for hosting the link up!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:27 am

      Loving your style, Suzanne! I totally want to have a Top Gun movie night now! OXOX

  • Reply Mary Murnane March 25, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Love that bomber! Such a great look. Enjoy your weekend!


    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:48 am

      Thanks Mary! 🙂

  • Reply Sheree Ho March 25, 2016 at 7:46 am

    Thanks for the feature doll! Got my eye on the Urban outfitter bomber jacket you picked! Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:28 am

      You know I loved this look, Sheree! OXOX

  • Reply Nora Minassian March 25, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    The bomber jacket looks fab on you, love the color too. I don't have one which is weird considering I love jackets..need to look for one 🙂 Happy Easter Dawn!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:22 am

      Happy Easter, Nora! Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge March 25, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Love this bomber jacket and your wedges! Perfect casual look!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:28 am

      Thanks Kathrine! 🙂

  • Reply Regally Soled March 25, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Love, love, love this look, Dawn! If I had a daily uniform, it would look like this, haha! 🙂 Thanks for hosting the link up!!

    xoxo, Kacie

    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:30 am

      Hee … I'll take that as an awesome compliment!! Thanks, Kacie! 🙂

  • Reply OceanBlue Style March 25, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Love your ootd Dawn Lucy. Its a bit on the softer side. You are right. Mine is all neoprene and quite bulky but short. So works for me. Love your picks here: especially the black ones by Topshop and Urban outfitters! Happy Easter to San José <3 Sabina

    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:47 am

      I love those too. Happy Easter to Germany, Sabina! 🙂

  • Reply Moumous March 25, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    woohoo! Thanks for featuring me on the blog today :-)….And I love your shoes!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:47 am

      Love your Chanel-inspired look here, Moumous! 🙂

  • Reply Suzy Turner March 25, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I di like bomber jackets but I have to be so careful that they're not too masculine (with my pixie short crop!). I do like yours because, as you say, its not too bulky. I love the way you've styled it!
    Suzy x

    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:48 am

      Thanks Suzy. I bet it would look adorable on you, chic pixie cut and all! 🙂

  • Reply Laura Bambrick March 25, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    You are rocking that bomber jacket look!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:31 am

      Thanks Laura! 🙂

  • Reply Amy Johnson March 25, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    I can't believe you found a bomber jacket at a thrift store when they are so popular right now! Lucky you! I think you look great in yours. I would like to try a bomber jacket. I like that they are not stiff. I usually feel so uncomfortable in jackets and blazers because my back is wider than the rest of me and they never seem to fit right. I don't care for the heavily embroidered bomber jackets, but I like the simpler ones.

    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:50 am

      I found it about a month ago and I'm thinking maybe I just barely got it before all the fashionista thrifters went looking for one … maybe? Or yeah, I probably just lucked out! ;P

  • Reply Fashion Fairy Dust March 25, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    I really like the bomber jacket; patches or not! If it was me, it would never see a patch because like you I might have a few brilliant ideas, but my problem is the follow through and the lack of skill…lol! Happy Easter break!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:30 am

      Oh me too … this "project" will probably end up being a good laugh. But the bomber was dirt cheap and … hey … why not?! ;P

  • Reply Doused In Pink March 25, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Cute bomber jacket! I can't wait to see what you do with it!

    Doused In Pink

    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:25 am

      Hee … thanks, Jill! 🙂

  • Reply Cathy OBrien March 25, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    What a great find! I love bomber jackets. I recently bought a pink one! They remind me of the 80s, so much fun! Have a great weekend!


    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:25 am

      Love your pink one, Cathy! 🙂

  • Reply Monika Faulkner March 25, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    I've been rather "on the fence" about the bomber jacket trend, dearest Dawn…but this military green thrifted find of yours?? I think it's made me a convert!! Can't wait to see it all decked out in patches, too…you go girl!! ;D P.S. Sending Happy Easter wishes your way!! XOXO

    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:22 am

      Happy Easter to you too, my dear! I'm on the fence with it still, but … I did feel pretty cool wearing it. And all the Top Gun comments are making me smile! 😀

  • Reply Catherine Summers March 25, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Dawn Lucy your bomber jacket is the bomb… haha, see what I did there!! ;))

    It looks really classic with the B&W, this is my kinda casual outfit!

    It's not a style I've thought of buying, and I don't think I wore them first time around but I do rather like them. I think that an embroidered one might take my eye one day… We shall see!!

    Thank you for hosting, have a great Easter weekend!

    Catherine x

    • Reply dawnlucy March 26, 2016 at 1:21 am

      Hee .. thanks, Catherine. You're so cute & sweet. Happy Easter! 🙂

  • Reply Rachel March 26, 2016 at 2:20 am

    Stunning jacket Dawn, I love that jacket on you!

    Rachel xo

    • Reply dawnlucy March 28, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      Thanks Rachel! 🙂

  • Reply Chichi March 26, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Totally love this chic look! I am excited fir some diy as well!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 28, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga March 26, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Hi Dawn

    I love the look of the olive bomber especially with your black jeans. Nice! I know what you mean, at one point i thought about making jewelry and I just dont have the patience. Just take your time. 🙂
    jess xo

    • Reply dawnlucy March 28, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      Hee .. .thanks Jess! 🙂

  • Reply Caliope Couture March 27, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Great outfit – love your jacket! It goes perfectly with the distressed denim. Happy Easter!
    Christina ♥

    • Reply dawnlucy March 28, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      Thanks Christina!

  • Reply joycew.skidmore March 5, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    All looks are sound good and wonderful 🙂 Agree with all . I recently purchased a Flight Jackets for my husband and now i would like to buy first one for myself because i really love bomber style and your blog makes my day now. Thanks.

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