Brooklyn Hat Company & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up Party!

April 21, 2016

I love hats.  Hats always elevate an outfit, don’t they?  Plus they protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun and they can cover up all sorts of sins … bad hair, dirty hair, gray roots. 

wearing a hat over 40

Here I am with my new Coney Island natural toya straw fedora from Brooklyn Hat Company. I’m loving their high quality and attention to detail.

Brooklyn Hat Company was founded in a small studio in Williamsburg, NY.  The designers combine classic styles with new ideas to create beautiful hats made with the finest materials.  
Look for them at Free People, Urban Outfitters, Ruelala, and Fred Segal.

spring 2016, midlife style
I played up the primary color theme with a navy gingham shirt, red suede flats, and yellow bag.


Favs from last week:

I’m crazy over Tiina’s cool graphic tee.  Check her out at Elegance Revisited.
Sacramento of Mis Papelicos is fairly new to our link up party.  This lady knows how to have fun with  fashion!
Andrea of Andrea’s Wellness Notes print mixes like a pro and I think I need to try a bandana around my neck too!
Time to party, Dolls. Link up, link back, and have fun visiting each other!

Dawn Lucy


  • Reply Emily Green April 21, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    I wish I could pull off a hat like that!! Whenever I wear them, they tend to create a triangle out of my hair as it's so big! But you certainly look so cute in it!
    Darling, Dearest

    • Reply dawnlucy April 21, 2016 at 11:32 pm

      Aww …. hee … thanks Dear. 🙂

  • Reply Rena April 21, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    So cute. I'm jealous because hats are not compatible with wild and woolly hair.


    • Reply dawnlucy April 21, 2016 at 11:32 pm

      Aww … I could see that. Thanks, Rena. 🙂

  • Reply Mica T April 21, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    That is a lovely hat, perfect for warmer weather 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply Marta April 21, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    You look great in this hat! Thanks for hosting Dawn Lucy:)

  • Reply Sheree Ho April 21, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Great laid back vibes for the weekend!!

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Reply jodie filogomo April 21, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    I love a hat too—luckily they usually look good on me and they are fantastic for covering up unruly curls!!
    I should have been born in the 20's when you wore hats all the time….either that or I should move to England?
    Thanks for hosting!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 22, 2016 at 6:56 pm

      Yay for fun hats! 🙂 Thanks Jodie!

  • Reply Pam @ over50feeling40 April 21, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Thanks for the link up, Dawn. Have a great weekend!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 22, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      Thanks for joining us, Pam! 🙂

  • Reply Andrea Nine April 21, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    You Hat wearing Hottie!! Man do rock this fedora!!!! Happy weekend sweet friend!!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 22, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      Aww thanks dear friend. 🙂

  • Reply Andrea April 21, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Such a cute hat! I'll have to get some more hats to protect my skin and cover up sins! 😉 Love your bag, too!

    Thanks so much for the shout out!

    And I just love Tiina's tee, and Sacramento truly has fun with fashion! Her IG photos always make me smile! She has such fabulous looks!

    Happy (almost) Friday!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 22, 2016 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks Andrea! Love your coat this week too!!!!

  • Reply J. Elle April 21, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Super cute hat and I really like the casual way you styled it, especially with those red flats. I really need to remember to try layering my shirts like this.

  • Reply Doused In Pink April 22, 2016 at 12:43 am

    What a cute hat! Love this casual chic look!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life April 22, 2016 at 1:17 am

    Great outfit and love the hat on you! I have been wanting a fedora hat but the style does not look right on me.

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Reply dawnlucy April 22, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      I'm not used to a large brim hat, so it took a bit getting used to. Thanks Alice!

  • Reply Celia M. High Heeled Life April 22, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Loving the hat and the punch of colour from the shoes!! thanks for hosting..

    • Reply dawnlucy April 22, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      Thanks so much Celia! 🙂

  • Reply Nicole Mölders April 22, 2016 at 3:05 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love your shirt. Great look!

  • Reply Tiina L April 22, 2016 at 3:29 am

    Thank you so much for featuring me, what a lovely surprise!
    I love your casual outfit, and you wear the hat so well. I think some people have

    • Reply dawnlucy April 22, 2016 at 7:06 pm

      Love this look on you Tiina! 🙂

  • Reply Tiina L April 22, 2016 at 3:33 am

    Oops… ,my comment disappered… Damned iPad!
    I was going to say that some people have a 'hat face', they look good wearing a hat. I must have tried dozens of hats and I always look ridiculous.

  • Reply Kelly Roy April 22, 2016 at 4:03 am

    Fedora hats add so much sophistication and practicality to an outfit! Not that you need any more of those in your outfits!ha!ha!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 22, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Aww you're too sweet. 🙂

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles April 22, 2016 at 5:05 am

    Love this sassy Spring-perfect look! Come check out my latest collab with EXPRESS and let me know what you think of the romper! Have a lovely weekend!


    • Reply dawnlucy April 22, 2016 at 7:08 pm

      That romper is SO CUTE on you!

  • Reply Anna Parkes April 22, 2016 at 5:58 am

    I love this hat on you! Try as I might I rarely find a hat that suits my face. You look so cute. The gingham shirt and red shoes work so well to echo these colours too. Thanks for the link up party today x

  • Reply MIS PAPELICOS -Mis P April 22, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Thank you sooooooooooooooooooooo much, dear Dawn for the shout out, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh I am so flattered. And thank you for yet another wonderful party link up
    Besos from Málaga- Spain

    • Reply dawnlucy April 22, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      Love having you as part of your linky, Dear! 🙂

  • Reply Rachel The Hat April 22, 2016 at 8:26 am

    lovely hat! You rock a hat so so well!
    Thanks so much for hosting, a pleasure to join in!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 22, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      Thanks so much, Rachel! 🙂

  • Reply Irene Papadopoulou April 22, 2016 at 9:10 am

    love the hat! so cute!

  • Reply Pam Greer April 22, 2016 at 10:21 am

    I was just thinking the other day that I needed to get some more hats!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 22, 2016 at 7:12 pm

      They sure do come in handy! 🙂

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge April 22, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Love this hat and your cute casual look with it! So perfect for the weekend!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 22, 2016 at 7:13 pm

      Thanks so much Katherine! 🙂

  • Reply Evelyn Halim April 22, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    what a lovely hat!
    have a great weekend

    • Reply dawnlucy April 22, 2016 at 7:13 pm

      Thanks so much Evelyn! 🙂

  • Reply Amy Johnson April 22, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    You are so cute! Love your hat!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 22, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      Thanks so much Amy! 🙂

  • Reply Straight A Style April 22, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    I just ordered two new hats! I have been on a kick. So good!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply dawnlucy April 22, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      Can't wait to see your new hats, Dear!

  • Reply Cherie James April 22, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Oh how I wish hats looked good on me. I love your hat! And, how you paired it with gingham and red. Perfect Dawn! Thank you for hosting.


    • Reply dawnlucy April 22, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      I'm surprised hats don't work on you, Cherie!

  • Reply Rachel April 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Such a fun weekend wear look and yes hats are amazing for so many reasons as I agree with your list. I love how they complete a look too.
    Thanks for hosting, have a good weekend!
    Rachel xo

  • Reply Elegance and Mommyhood April 22, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    What an Americana look. I love your hat and red loafers. In the latest post I may have worn a hat for one of those reasons you mentioned too lol.

    Enjoy the weekend DAWN LUCY!

  • Reply Monika Faulkner April 22, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    I've been a fan of hats for so long now it's hard to imagine that I once HATED to wear them, dearest Dawn!! I predict that this new fedora of yours will be a go-to all summer long…and today?! It's adding the perfect touch of "tomboy chic" to your adorable gingham shirt, cropped jeans, and red flats combo!! Sending happy weekend wishes to one of my fave fashion mavens!! XOXO

    • Reply dawnlucy April 22, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      I can't imagine that either, Monika! You look adorable in hats! 🙂

  • Reply DAUGHTER OF REMEMBRANCE April 22, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    I adore those red suede flats and the look!

  • Reply Laura Bambrick April 22, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Love the adorable hat and your fun, bright shoes!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 22, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      Thanks so much Laura! 🙂

  • Reply Lyosha Varezhkina April 22, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    great hat! so chic!

    Inside and Outside Blog

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga April 22, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Dawn, love this hat on you , the style is perfect! Also the gingham shirt and red snappy shoes look super with this look! Love red shoes..
    jess xx

  • Reply colleen @ 50 days of no grey April 22, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    That hat totally suits you! I occasionally wear a floppy one around the pool or beach, but haven't yet ventured into wearing a hat as a real accessory. Maybe one day!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 24, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      Give it a try! I love a big floppy hat at the beach or poolside too. 🙂

  • Reply Catherine Summers April 22, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Dawn Lucy I'm a hat girl through and through – and I have a fave orange bag at the moment so this outfit speaks to me!! Love that you added an extra pop of colour with the red flats too, this is my kinda outfit, I love it! 🙂

    Thanks for hosting the linky, enjoy your weekend!

    Catherine x

    • Reply dawnlucy April 24, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      You look stunning in hats, Catherine! Thanks so much for joining us! 🙂

  • Reply Alix Niyonkinzo April 22, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Great read! and beautiful photos 🙂 <3

    x Alix N @

  • Reply cielofronteras April 22, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    What a cute hat! love this chic look! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Reply robincharmagne April 23, 2016 at 1:43 am

    Love the hat and red is always a good pop of color!

  • Reply Brooke of Passport Couture April 23, 2016 at 5:12 am

    I'm so glad you featured hats! I learned millinery, hat-making, a couple of years ago and wish hats would make a comeback.

    • Reply dawnlucy April 24, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      How cool, Brooke! 🙂

  • Reply Bash Harry April 23, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Loving the cute hats you featured! I love your look, it's so cool! What an awesome company <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

  • Reply Chelsea Marrs April 23, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    You are rocking that hat, it's perfect for spring! Thanks for hosting this linkup for us!

    Chow Down USA

  • Reply Petite Silver Vixen April 24, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Well, I'm all for hats! And yours is fun especially with the red flats!

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