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Striped Cardigan for Spring

April 11, 2024

While picking up some house stuff at Target, I saw this perfect spring cardigan and had to get it. I’m a big lover of cardigans AND black and white (ivory) stripes, so this was a no-brainer.


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Dot Dress Styled for Spring, Our Anniversary

March 28, 2024

To celebrate our 12 year anniversary, Shannon and I spent the day in Sausalito.  The weather was spring perfection and we really enjoyed walking around, checking out the swanky boats, pretty houses, and cute boutiques.  We ate lunch at the Barrel House which was yummy, with great service and beautiful views.

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Shoes: Jambu Dara(Use code DAWN15 for 15% off)

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Polka Dot Dress – Winter to Spring

March 14, 2024

I love polka dots, especially for spring.  I got this adorable midi dress at Gap on sale right after the holidays and finally got around to wearing it.  Eventually it will be cute with sandals and denim jacket, but right now I styled it for winter weather.

review of Nirvana Soul in San Jose


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Jambu’s Chic Sandal – Dara

March 3, 2024

A sandal that looks cool and chic AND keeps my feet comfortable all day?

Yes, please!

That’s the Jambu way, which is why I’ve been a big fan of the brand for years and years!

Jambu Footwear Review


comfortable sandals

This post is a collaboration with Jambu Footwear, a brand that I whole-heartedly support!


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What I’m Living In – Winter 2024

February 1, 2024

While I might be enjoying the fantasy of latest couture runway shows (Mason Margiela, anyone?), my sartorial choices have been far more ordinary.  These are the staples I’ve been wearing on repeat lately.


winter outfit ideas for women over 50, teacher style


So, I’ve really been into buying multiples of my favorite things lately.  When I find something that really fits just right … is chic, comfortable, and flattering, I’m happy to buy more than one color. Anyone else do this? I find that the older I get, the fussier I am about how something fits and feels. AND the happier I am when I find something that passes all my tests!

I have two pairs of Kut from the Kloth Kelsey kick flares (medium blue denim and a washed out black) and they are so flattering and comfortable that I’ve been LIVING in them!

I also have the Franco Sarto Waxton boot in black AND brown, and I’m wearing one or the other most days.  They are the perfect boots with the ankle flares and are comfortable for even a day of teaching.

My go-to tee shirt is from Gap Factory.  For some reason this particular cut fits just right, the V is not too deep and not too shallow.

And I bought a hoodie cardigan sweater from Macy’s in both black and marled charcoal gray from after Christmas sales.  These sweaters are comfortable and affordable teacher staples.

Also, in love with my new Warby Parker Masha prescription sunnies! And these gorgeous Ashton heart earrings and necklace, brand new from Kendra Scott!

So, that’s what I’ve been wearing lately. How about you?  What are you wearing this winter? Are you getting any spring weather yet?  And do you buy multiples when you find something you love? Let us know in the comments below!

ICYMI, here is my latest “coffee adventure” …!


Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy

About the blog: Fashion Should Be Fun is me talking to you, other middle aged women like me who are over 40, but not over fashion.  We still want to look beautiful and stylish.  We still want to have fun with trends.  And we don’t need anyone giving us rules, because we’re all different. We all have our own shapes and bodies, parts we’d like to cover and parts we still don’t mind showing off a bit.  This is a place for me to share my love of fashion with you, style ideas, tips, trends, and inspiration. I know how liking the way we look can translate into confidence and energy. I know we have so much life left to live and so much adventure ahead of us. Let’s show the world you’re never too old to have fun and be fierce!


Nirvana Soul + Winter Looks

January 18, 2024

The Lynn and Dawn coffee diaries continue into the new year with a trip to Nirvana Soul and some classic winter looks.



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Voyager Coffee + a Bottle Green Strathberry

December 20, 2023

I pulled out one of my favorite Strathberry bags (the Crescent Shoulder Bag in Bottle Green) for a fun girl time coffee date with Lynn.  Did I coordinate my bag to match the seating at Voyager Coffee?  I’ll never tell.

fall outfit for women over 50

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Voltaire Coffee Date

December 13, 2023

My buddy Lynn and I met in downtown San Jose for a wonderful coffee experience at Voltaire Coffee House!

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The Outfit

I wore a lot of oldies-but-goodies for this morning coffee. I’ve been trying to wear what I have rather than buying a lot of new things (though to be honest, I do hope Santa will bring a few new pieces my way.)  I love my classic houndstooth wool coat and my paired it with my sassy houndstooth booties (a Nordstrom sale pick from years ago).  The red sparkle turtleneck also several years old (from Chico’s).  The NYDJ black denim and the pretty earrings are current and shoppable!  My Marc Jacobs tote was a splurge from many years ago, but shows you that a classic leather tote never really goes out of style. Doesn’t Lynn look amazing in cobalt blue?  Get her adorable puff sleeve sweater on sale here!


The Coffee

Lynn and I both got cappuccinos and monkey bread pastries for our morning treat. Everything was delicious and the location was super cute.  On our way out, we got some cold brews to go and those were wonderful as well.  We definitely recommend Voltaire for a perfect morning cup!

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