Cold-Hearted Snake … Sleeves + Link Up!

March 16, 2017

How edgy and fun is this sweatshirt with embroidered snakes?!

embroidery trend over 40


Can we pull off a badass look like this in our middle years, Dolls? Hmm …. laughing at our laugh lines, loving ourselves through the changes, following our dreams … Let’s face it, we ARE badasses, Ladies, and have earned the right to dress like one when we feel like it, right?


Top – Shein Black Snake Embroidery Sweatshirt

Jeans – Old Navy Crop-Kick Flares

Boots, Clutch – Nordstrom Rack finds

Sunnies – Topshop SEBB Round Flat Sunglasses

Earrings – Kendra Scott

So many cute looks from last week’s link up, Ladies!  Loving Emma of Style Splash in this cool military jacket and can’t beat the Tower of London for a backdrop!

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  • Reply jodie filogomo March 16, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    I say a resounding yes to the question!! In fact, my mom (the 70’s model on my blog) and I were just having a conversation about this. She made the comment that the raw hemmed jeans are only for the young girls and I made a stink about it!! Of course we can wear the fun, bad things!! We have the personality to go with it, right?

  • Reply Lisa March 16, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    I’m a big believer in wearing whatever makes you happy. Those embroidered snakes are fabulous, and would make me happy! You look fabulous in this outfit, edgy and chic… love it. xx

  • Reply Laurie March 16, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    I love the Badass look. And your’e rocking it here Dawn! xx

  • Reply Jill March 16, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    This is such a cool look! I’m loving everything embroidered right now and those snakes are so fun!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Jennie March 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Love this fun and edgy tee. You wear it so well! The raw hem jeans and burgundy booties are perfect with this.

  • Reply Andrea Nine March 16, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    You sexy slither Star!!! LOVE it and those booties, the color slays!!! LOVE this fun look and Happy Weekend to ya!!

  • Reply Stephanie March 16, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    love that sweater!! so cool!

  • Reply Susan March 16, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    You my dear are a force to be reckoned with. Amazing!!!! XO Susan

  • Reply Carrie March 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    That blouse and boots create a gorgeous look!

  • Reply Mica March 16, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    The embroidered snakes are a really cool touch on this top, and I like your studded clutch with it! I agree we should all wear what we like no matter our age -like your blog says fashion should be fun!

    Thank you for the link up!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply Cathy March 16, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Love your outfit! That top is soooo cool!


  • Reply Marta March 16, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Love your confidence in this cool top, total badass!!

  • Reply Rena March 16, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Don’t look now but you’ve got bad ass on your sleeve and it looks fantastic! Such a fabulous look and why should only the youngins get to have fun? Thanks for sharing this awesome idea and for hosting.


  • Reply Glenda March 16, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Fashion is most definitely having a love affair with sleeves. Cook top, Dawn!

  • Reply Nancy Baten March 17, 2017 at 12:47 am

    I certainly think that you can pull it off! Great look and fabulous jeans!

  • Reply Anna Marcus March 17, 2017 at 1:51 am

    I am totally with you on that, we can wear what we like and look great. I absolutely love your look, the jacket is so cook and I love burgundy boots. Funny, but my last post is also about raw hemmed jeans.

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge March 17, 2017 at 3:42 am

    What a cool sweatshirt! That snake detail is awesome and I adore the boots. Thanks for the link up Dawn Lucy!

  • Reply Laura March 17, 2017 at 4:49 am

    Those snake sleeves are so fun! What a great top!

  • Reply Amy Arnold March 17, 2017 at 5:36 am

    You are totally pulling it off! And looking amazing doing it.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge March 17, 2017 at 5:57 am

    You are totally rocking this bad ass look! I absolutely love it. The cropped flares with boots are fabulous. And the edgy snakey on your sleeve is over the top cool!


  • Reply Mary March 17, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Ha! Amen, sister! Love your badass-ness 😉 in this fun sweatshirt! I absolutely agree that no matter our age (because what is that anyway?!) we should wear whatever we want. How boring would it be if we didn’t?

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  • Reply Monika Faulkner March 17, 2017 at 7:01 am

    I hope your cute-and-cool Old Navy cropped flares are still in stock, dearest Dawn…’cause I’ve been wanting to add another pair to my denim collection for AGES, and these seem like just the ticket!! And if you ever decide that your embroidered snakes need a new home?? Just remember that I asked you first!! 😀

  • Reply Elise March 17, 2017 at 7:06 am

    This entire look is so fabulous! That top is amazing and love your boots!

    xx, Elise

  • Reply jess jannenga March 17, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Hi Dawn~ I am out of town but wanted to stop by. How fun is that sweatshirt! I love the snakesprint on you.! Looks great with the burgundy sandals. Have a wonderful weekend!
    jess xx

  • Reply Joi @InMyJoi March 17, 2017 at 8:14 am

    I so LOVE this look- and that last shot is LIFE!!!!

  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes March 17, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Such a fun look! And, yes, we deserve to wear what we want!

    Thanks for the link up! Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Reply Emma Peach March 17, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Thank you so much for featuring me Dawn Lucy! That’s got the weekend off to a good start 🙂 Your sweatshirt is fab! I’m loving all the statement sleeves around at the moment. I love those berry-coloured boots too. Hope you have a great weekend 🙂

    Emma xxx

  • Reply LauriePOP March 17, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Fun snakeys!

  • Reply Janea March 19, 2017 at 7:46 am

    I am really loving embellished sleeves lately, and that sweatshirt with snakes on the sleeves is just perfect. Love your look, and I totally agree that this is our time to dress bad-ass! 🙂
    xo, janea

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