Denim Jackets & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

October 15, 2015
Sometimes I get so excited about the latest trend that I forget how important modern classic basics can be for building a wardrobe.  

My fellow teacher and bestie Lynn and I take daily photos every morning before school to share our outfits on Instagram.  (Follow us: @fashionshouldbefun & @lynnnie34!)  I was scrolling through our pics one day and noticed how often we both wear a denim jacket.  

Here’s a few outfit pics …

Lynn and I both love a denim jacket as a chic topper to white jeans.

Or khakis …

 And even a dress!

Sticking with the theme, here’s a few fab denim jacket looks from last week’s party …

Jaymie of Shop Your Closet by Jaymie Ashcraft looks perfect for fall.  Check out those pretty leaves in the background!

The gorgeous Rebecca of Red Tag Chic Los Angeles adds a denim jacket to her LBD and OTK boots.

And two stunning looks from the always fabulous Heather of Forage Fashion …

Do you have a denim jacket that you love?


Can’t wait to see what all my fab fashionistas are rocking this week! Inspire me, Ladies!  (You always do!)

Dawn Lucy


  • Reply Andrea Nine October 15, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Most GORGEOUS teachers in all the land right there!!!! LOVE a jean jacket like mad, you have some awesome versatile looks with it. Just perfection every.single.time!!! Have a splendid weekend beauty!!

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      Aww … you're the sweetest, Andrea! Muah!

  • Reply Glenda October 15, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    You can't have too many denim jackets. Quintessential classic they are. How sweet you look in the white dress with denim jacket. Very nice.

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks so much, Glenda! 🙂

  • Reply Straight A Style October 15, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    I love that you all have a picture taking routine! You both look so great in your denim.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      Thanks, Amy Ann! 🙂

  • Reply Cheryl Tucker October 16, 2015 at 12:12 am

    Nothing is better than a jean jacket. I have worn them my whole life! I finally found a pair of wedge booties like your adorable ones! Can I end a sentence like that? Yikes! Anyway, everyone looks amazing! Peace! Cheryl

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 8:57 pm

      It's all good to me! 😀 Yeah for denim jackets and booties! OXOX

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life October 16, 2015 at 1:35 am

    You two are the cutest! I love wearing my denim jacket too – it seems to go with everything.


    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion link up.

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks Alice! Hasn't it been so hard to dress lately with the extra hot weather?

  • Reply Mica T October 15, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    It's funny, the latest post on my blog is a maxi skirt…and a denim jacket! I just linked it up!

    I definitely wear my denim jacket a lot in spring, so I've been embracing it lately. Doing the Frocktober fundraiser too I've found it's the perfect partner with my dresses many times.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      I included your adorable denim jacket look on my IG pic … hope you got to see it! OXOX

  • Reply Jaymie Ashcraft October 15, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Wow!!!!! I was so excited to see my picture!!!!! Thank you. 🙂
    I love the denim and white dress!

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      Super cute fall look, Jaymie! 🙂

  • Reply susan burpee October 15, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Love my Paige denim jacket. Love yours too. Like you and Lynn, I love mine with white pants and khakis and pretty much everything.

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      You always look fab in your denim jacket, Susan! 🙂

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles October 16, 2015 at 5:43 am

    OMG THANKS sooooo much for the feature my dear! It is always fun and an honor to grace your blog – stay FAB and have a weekend as lovely as you!


    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      You always look amazing, Rebecca! So glad being featured made you happy! OXOX

  • Reply Elegance and Mommyhood October 15, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Dawn, you and your buddy from work look great in your outfits, denim jacket or no. I too love my denim jackets and wear them A TON! My favorite outfit of you two is the last one with the dresses (of course). BTW, what do you teach?

    I am glad that you kept up the theme and included some stylish ladies in their denim jackets. Heather's sense of style is fabulous, always. Also, how cool that the first three link-ups this week (from what I noticed) feature denim toppers. While I don't have on a denim jacket, I think you will like my denim dress today.

    Longest comment ever lol.

    Have a great weekend! Ada. =)

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      I love chatty comments! I teach high school English. Fun but exhausting job! OXOX

  • Reply cherie at October 15, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    You guys are too cute together. I wear denim all the time, not sure what I would wear if I didn't have it. A denim jacket is a must have for everyone, it's just so versatile and always looks stylish. I happen to be wearing a denim jacket in my current post, so I fit right in with your theme. Thank you for hosting!


    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      Awesome! I don't know what I would do without denim either! OXOX

  • Reply Marta October 15, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Both of you look super cute and classic in all of these looks!! Thanks again for hosting Dawn Lucy:)

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      thanks Marta! Muah!

  • Reply Doused In Pink October 16, 2015 at 12:53 am

    You and Lynn look fabulous styling your denim jackets! I really love them layered over a dress! Have a great weekend!

    Doused In Pink

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks Jill! 🙂

  • Reply Laura October 16, 2015 at 8:04 am

    A denim jacket is high on my wish list. I only own a yellow one.

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm

      You would look super adorable in a denim jacket! 🙂

  • Reply Carrie October 16, 2015 at 3:21 am

    It is too cute how you both always share a fashion photo in front of school to start the day! Love it!


    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      Aww thanks! We're silly but we have fun! 🙂

  • Reply Nora Minassian October 16, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Can't go wrong with a denim jacket over anything, its such a classic. Love all your looks especially over the white dress.

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 9:08 pm

      Thanks Nora! Can't wait for my merlot poncho! Yay!

  • Reply Michelle Tyler October 16, 2015 at 9:14 am

    You're always right on the money with the wardrobe staples Dawn! Yep I love my veeeery old Wrangler denim jacket, think it's probably past vintage & made it to antique hahaha.
    btw Have you always had your age in your side bar bio? I like it, you look amazing for 49 years young xxx

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 9:01 pm

      Aww thanks so much, Michelle! Yes, I've always had my age there. I figure we should be proud of our years, right?! Muah!

  • Reply Ginger Wroot October 16, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    I just found a lightweight denim shirt/jacket at the thrift store last week for 3 bucks, and I've already worn it twice! Such an essential and versatile piece, and you and your friend are totally stylin' in your denim jackets!

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 9:08 pm

      Oh awesome! Don't you love a great deal?! 🙂

  • Reply Nora Minassian October 16, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Hi Dawn,
    I couldn't find your email anywhere so I thought this is the best way to let you know that we just received more of the Merlot hooded ponchos and they are back in stock. I know you were interested in one. If you are interested in getting one, I wouldn't wait very long as they will go fast. Thanks and I hope you get one, I would love to see how you style it!

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 9:09 pm

      Super excited to get it, Nora! Thanks!!!!! OXOX

  • Reply Laura Bambrick October 16, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Denim jackets are the best! I wear mine al the time!

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 9:02 pm

      Yay! 🙂

  • Reply Heather Wyancko October 16, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Thanks for the featue Dawn Lucy! What a nice surprise!
    Thanks you thank you thank you!
    Heather Wyancko

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 9:02 pm

      You're always a super star, Heather!!!!

  • Reply My Rose Colored Shades October 16, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    How fun to have a colleague who shares your passion for fashion and you can take pictures with every morning. You guys look fabulous. Denim is such a staple, can't live without it.

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 9:02 pm

      Yeah, I am lucky and we have a lot of fun together! Thanks, Cynthia! 🙂

  • Reply Monica P October 16, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    The denim jacket ~ probably the best topper of them all !!


    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      Agreed! 🙂

  • Reply Amy Johnson October 16, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Love your denim jacket looks!

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  • Reply Monika Faulkner October 16, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Having a BFF who loves fashion as much as you do is such a bonus, dearest Dawn…how awesome that the two of you do daily outfit photos together!! I've unfortunately had to start going it alone when it comes to photography for my blog – my hubby has retired from his position as my camera man! – but I'm determined to keep the outfit posts coming!! XOXO

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      Girl, I feel your pain! I always wished I could talk my hubby into playing fashion photographer but he hates it … no patience for it at all! I do all my own photos with a timer cam on my iPhone!


  • Reply Jessica Jannenga October 16, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Great that you have a friend in another teacher, a support system as I needed one in school! I love that you both share you fashion ! Love the looks here especially the Karina dresseson you. Love the grey wedge booties and the jean jackets!
    Have a great weekend!
    jess xx

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      Thanks, Hon. I always get a lot of compliments when I wear my Karina dresses. I think the cut is really good for me. And yeah, having a buddy at school is a great perk for sure. OXOX

  • Reply Sabina B October 16, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    You are so lovely. It took me some time but then I found a post with jean jacket…so here goes xxx Love your white dress with it. Suits you sooo well Dawn. Sabina | Oceanblue Style

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 9:07 pm

      You didn't have to use a denim jacket post but that's awesome! You rock, Sabina!

  • Reply Carrie ALovelyLittleWardrobe October 16, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Love! This is precious! Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 9:09 pm

      Thanks Carrie! 🙂

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge October 16, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Love seeing all your looks on IG! You can never go wrong with a denim jacket. 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 9:09 pm

      Thanks, Katherine! 🙂

  • Reply Cathy OBrien October 16, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Love your outfits! Denim jackets are perfect for our weather. They are a year round staple! Great post 🙂


    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      Thanks Cathy. I'm so sick of this weather, aren't you?

  • Reply Happy Medley October 16, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Love you two! putting denim jacket over white dress is gorg

    Happy Medley

    • Reply dawnlucy October 16, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      Thanks Dear! 🙂

  • Reply Petite Silver Vixen October 16, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Denim jackets are so versatile – you can dress them up or down! This is so timely as I posted an outfit on Monday with a denim jacket so I've linked to join the denim party! That's so sweet you meet every morning and take photos.

    • Reply dawnlucy October 18, 2015 at 11:33 am

      Thanks for including a denim post! Cool! Yeah, luckily her classroom is right across from mine, so it's easy to sneak in a pic before class. We have a couple of sweet girls who are always happy to play photographer! 🙂

  • Reply Tiina L October 16, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Cute denim, both of you, cool enough for school.

    • Reply dawnlucy October 18, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Thanks, Tiina! 🙂

  • Reply Jeans and a Teacup October 17, 2015 at 6:04 am

    You guys are so cute! A denim jacket is definitely a closet staple. I wear mine all the time!
    Jeans and a Teacup

    • Reply dawnlucy October 18, 2015 at 11:34 am

      You look adorable in yours, Jessica! 🙂

  • Reply kim at northerncalstyle. October 17, 2015 at 1:08 am

    Thank you dear Dawn! Sorry I am late to the link-up as usual.. I love all these cute looks.. I've got to pull my jean jacket out again! Hope we can get together soon. Hoping we have a cooler weekend!! xoxo

    • Reply dawnlucy October 18, 2015 at 11:36 am

      Let's do coffee soon! The link up is always open for several days after Friday, so you're always invited to link up … early or late! OXOX

  • Reply Lynn Tran October 17, 2015 at 4:06 am

    Oh my dear, you are so sweet. I love our fun time taking pictures in the morning. It makes our job so much more enjoyable. I am so glad to have such a bestie like you. I really wasn't a big fan of denim jacket until lately. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your wonderful stylist party. I really love reading so many sweet comments from all fashionable ladies 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy October 18, 2015 at 11:35 am

      You make school SO much fun, Lynn! Love you, Girl! And yeah, isn't everyone super sweet? OXOX

  • Reply Lanae Bond October 17, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Love the outfits you and Lynn came up with!

    • Reply dawnlucy October 18, 2015 at 11:33 am

      Thanks Lanae! 🙂

  • Reply Debbie Stinedurf October 18, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    You two are so adorable I can't even stand it! My principal (who I taught with for years) is actually my "fashionista friend" at school. I need to get some shots of us together!

  • Reply Christie Geiger October 20, 2015 at 2:27 am

    Cute looks! You have the best shoes!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Friday Favorites! Hope you have an amazing week ahead of you!

    The Closet by Christie

  • Reply Amy's Fashion Blog October 20, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Thank for linking up to Pink Theme.

  • Reply Héloise Roubaud October 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Great blog!
    Would you like to support each other by following each other´s blog? ^_^

    Et Omnia Vanitas

  • Reply J. Elle October 22, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Denim jackets for the win! Is there anything they don't go with?! Y'all look so cute together in your stylish looks! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Dawn Lucy!

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

  • Reply Rachel October 25, 2015 at 1:48 am

    You and Lynn are too cute, I enjoy your IG feeds together. This is definitely one way to keep each other accountable for being super stylish and cute for sure.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

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