Camo and Gray – Mommy & Me Style

November 13, 2017

Do you ever get outfit inspiration from unusual sources?  This outfit was inspired by my dog’s cute gray and camo sweatshirt!

mommy and me outfits


Cathy of (Bay Area Fashiontista) and I had planned to meet for brunch at Santana Row, an upscale outside mall close to us.  I couldn’t think of what to wear and I dressed Lucky first and then decided to try to use his cute sweatershirt (gray with a camo skull) as a jumping off point.  Do you ever get outfit inspiration from unusual places?

I got out my camo tee, a great basic that I’ve had for years, added my long gray cardigan which was a Nordstrom anniversary sale find, and my Madewell full leg cropped pants.  I love these cool jeans, but to be honest, they’re not the most flattering on my … umm … junk in the trunk!  I feel cuter in them with a long cardigan or coat.  I added some fishnets and booties, such an easy and fun way to make any outfit feel more trendy right now.


Eleven years ago, I saw this cute scruffy little face in a local shelter and took him home. It was one of the best decisions in my life. Truly.  Lucky taught me about living in the moment in pure joy! He was about two when I adopted him, so he’s about 13 now, but he still acts like a frisky puppy half the time.  If you have the time and money, consider adopting a shelter pet. They’ll fill your life with joy and love!  (And hey, if you’re a nut like me, you can even wear matching outfits!)


casual chic over 40, adopt a shelter pet

Madewell jeans, Jambu Anita boots, long cardigan

faux fur tote bag

adopt a pet, how to style wide leg crops

Photos by Cathy of Bay Area Fashionista



Stay tuned Dolls, for lots of holiday content and fun, including Cyber Week and Black Friday sale alerts, what to wear to a holiday party over 40, and lots of gift ideas!

Want to see more casual outfit ideas?  Check out this one or this one or this one!


Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Lyddiegal November 14, 2017 at 10:14 am

    I agree, what could be better than adopting a sweet dog in need of a loving home? You two look adorable together!

  • Reply Jessica A Jannenga November 15, 2017 at 8:34 am

    This is a darling look Dawn! I love matching with my pup and the camo top with your jambu boots looks awesome mixed with the wide leg jeans. You puppy is adorable too!
    Thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  • Reply Nicole of High Latitude Style November 22, 2017 at 1:20 am

    This look is so cool. I love the fisnet with camo. Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style Linkup party

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