Distressed Rocker Tee & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up Party!

August 11, 2016

Happy Friday, Ladies!  Friday really means something after my the first week of school.  Frankly, I’m exhausted! (If you’re wondering what I wore, see here.)  

One thing I definitely did not wear it this funky tee I bought on our trip to LA last month! 

weekend casual look

Isn’t it fun?  A guy onsite at a little boutique on Melrose takes old concert tees and adds the laces and distressed look. 

rocker chic over 40
I styled it in a weekend look with cropped jeans, Vans, and my new fav sunglasses, Illesteva Leonard 2

California casual

fashion should be fun

Thank God the first week of school is (almost) over!
Time for the weekend, downtime, and dog time! And of course, fashion link up fun!

weekend wear, ootd, casual ootd
Last Week’s Favs

EmCi of Prêt-A-Vivre

Enjoy sharing and viewing all the fabulous link up inspiration!

Dawn Lucy
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  • Reply Andrea Nine August 11, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Hey HOT rocker chicka!!! Been thinking of you all week, hope you've got great classes this year!! You sure are looking mighty fine, love the lace up!! Get some rest this weekend sweet pea!!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      Aww thanks Andrea! It's been a heck of a week, but the first week always is! Yay for the weekend! 😀

  • Reply Cheryl Tucker August 11, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    I love this post! Lace up T-shirt is a great idea. The sweet puppy stole the show! Peace! Cheryl

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:30 pm

      My pups always do! 😀

  • Reply Katie D August 12, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Very cool tee! I've enjoyed having practically no concept of time whatsoever this summer, so as you mentioned it will be weird in a week when Fridays and weekends actually mean something! Thanks for hosting and enjoy your well deserved weekend!


    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      That's right you're a fellow teacher so you know how exhausting the first week back is. 🙂

  • Reply Andrea August 12, 2016 at 2:42 am

    What a fun tee! Love it!

    Hope you'll have a relaxing weekend!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      Thanks Andrea! 🙂

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life August 12, 2016 at 2:57 am

    This tee is so fun!!

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


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      Thanks Alice! 🙂

  • Reply jodie filogomo August 11, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    OMG…what a great idea to DIY an old tee!!
    I'm going to get right on this!
    Happy Friday to be!!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:27 pm

      Ooo can't wait to see it! 😀

  • Reply Mica T August 11, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Oh that pic at the end of you and your pup is too cute! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      Aww thanks Mica! 🙂

  • Reply vanity andme August 11, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    I've been thinking about rock t shirts for a while. There are some great designs here and I love that lace through effect. The David Bowie one is cool too.Thank you for hosting x

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      Love Bowie! 🙂

  • Reply Sheree Ho August 11, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    You look so hip and cool and dare I say a little bad ass?!! What a fun rock-n-roll tee with a touch of feminine details.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      I'd love to look a little bad ass, so thanks!! ;D

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga August 11, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Love the lace up and 70s vibe with this tee! WHy didnt I keep all my concert tees? I used to wear my Metallica tee at the music school in college! Going to check on those jeans too. You look awesome and love the sunglasses for that cool vibe! The first week, I remember was always exhausting!
    jess xx

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:31 pm

      I know … why didn't I keep mine too?! I'm truly exhausted, Chick … you remember how it is! 🙂

  • Reply The Midlife Fashionista August 11, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Oh my goodness, I went on your site to read YOUR blog and saw mine posted. Thank you, thank you XO LOVE your very cool outfit. The tee shirt is just amazing. I want one! Have a great weekend–it's almost here! XO Susan

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      Aww you deserve to be featured every week! 😀

  • Reply Petite Silver Vixen August 11, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Clever idea to breathe new life into old tees!
    Wow have you guys already gone back to school? Schools here don't go until September.


    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      Yes already back at it! 🙂

  • Reply Cathy OBrien August 11, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    what a cool idea. love your tee! -and happy Friday!


    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:33 pm

      Thanks Cathy! See you tomorrow! 🙂

  • Reply Jaymie Ashcraft August 11, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Such a fun look!!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:33 pm

      Thanks Jaymie!

  • Reply Anna Parkes August 12, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Thanks for the link up party again Dawn Lucy. Love this tee shirt today – what a novel idea! Your recent feature "Just Chillen" was the inspiration for my down time feature on my blog today, so thank you for that too! Hope you have a wonderful weekend x

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:39 pm

      Can't wait to check out your post, Anna! 🙂

  • Reply Marta August 12, 2016 at 2:06 am

    That tee is definitely super fun! Love the lace-up detail, hope you have a great weekend Dawn Lucy!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      Thanks Marta! 🙂

  • Reply Pam Greer August 12, 2016 at 10:49 am

    I love the t-shirt!!! I hope you have a great weekend!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:45 pm

      Thanks Pam!

  • Reply 50 Days Of No Grey August 12, 2016 at 4:25 am

    I love wearing graphic tees – they really add to any outfit. And your pup is so cute!!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      I love graphic tees too … always a fun look! 🙂

  • Reply Straight A Style August 12, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Enjoy your weekend! Such a fun tee. How neat that he alters them.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      Thanks Amy Ann! Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  • Reply Shelbee On The Edge August 12, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    I love this, Dawn Lucy! That lacing and distressing make it an amazing shirt! So adorable.


  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles August 12, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Love the mix of lace up into a graphic tee!!!

    I’m excited to start a two-peat collaboration with Los Angeles-based brand TOBI this week at the blog via a sexy outfit – come check it out & lemme know what you think!

    Happy Friday!


    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:46 pm

      Thanks Rebecca! 🙂

  • Reply Tiina L August 12, 2016 at 6:03 am

    I also started teaching again this week and I'm exhausted! Could have done with another month off…

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      Sooooo tired … I know you understand! 🙂

  • Reply Nancy's Fashion Style August 12, 2016 at 7:27 am

    No!!!! I am totally in love with that tee(also loooove Ozzy). Can you buy those online? I need this one!?
    It s also Fancy Friday! So I hope to see you later today!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      The store is called "The Shop on Melrose" … I know they're on IG for sure. Hope you get one!

  • Reply OceanBlue Style August 12, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Love the lace up detail!!! So cool. And the jeans too. Basically everything about it. We still got summer holidays going here. So for me it will be back to school some time in mid-September. But first two weeks are always,well, lets say, a bit challenging–:))) Habe a great start and thanks for hosting! Sabina

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:42 pm

      Yeah it's so hard to get back in the swing of things again! Have a great weekend, Sabina! 🙂

  • Reply Anna Marcus August 12, 2016 at 9:05 am

    what a great idea to do with a t-shirt, your weekend look is absolutely fabulous

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      Thanks Anna!:)

  • Reply Doused In Pink August 12, 2016 at 10:32 am

    What a fun addition to a concert tee! I love this rocker chic look on you!

    Doused In Pink

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      Aww thanks Jill! 🙂

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge August 12, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Very cool graphic tee! I love all you picks as well. Thanks for the link up!


    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:45 pm

      Thanks Kathrine! 🙂

  • Reply J. Elle August 12, 2016 at 11:41 am

    You definitely look too cool for school – I love it! Have a wonderful weekend.

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:45 pm

      Thanks Jennie! 😀

  • Reply Lanae Bond August 12, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    You look so cool and trendy in your t shirt! Band t shirts are really popular this year!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      Thanks Lanae! 🙂

  • Reply Fashion Fairy Dust August 12, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    I love the tee! How cool it is with the lace-up detail. You're back already? Wow! I know that first week is a big butt kicker so have a relaxing weekend.

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      Doesn't it seem early? When do you go back?

  • Reply Rachel August 12, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    What a cute idea for a boutique. I love how he repurposed this tee and it looks fabulous on you. Have a good weekend Dawn!
    Rachel xo

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:42 pm

      Thanks Rachel! 🙂

  • Reply Emma Peach August 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Fab T-shirt and great band! I love the lacing on it. I hope you a good weekend after a full on week 🙂

    Emma xxx

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:41 pm

      Thanks so much, Emma! 🙂

  • Reply Monika Faulkner August 12, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Totally looking like the rock star that you are, dearest Dawn!! LOVING that reworked band tee of yours (the lace-up front is the PERFECT update!)…and those mirrored sunnies are awesome, too!! Rest up over the weekend!! XOXO P.S. Cutest pic ever of you and your fur-baby!! 🙂


    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:46 pm

      Awww adore you Monika … have the best weekend! 🙂

  • Reply Amy Johnson August 12, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    What a fun tee! I love the lace up detail!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      Thanks Amy! 🙂

  • Reply Megan Crean August 12, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    I have so many tees like that and love them all!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      I bet you look extra adorable in yours! 🙂

  • Reply Laura Bambrick August 12, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Love the fun lace up detail of your top! So cute!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 12, 2016 at 10:41 pm

      Thanks Laura! 🙂

  • Reply Sheela Goh August 13, 2016 at 4:26 am

    I'm such a fan of band tee shirts. And I love yours, Dawn. So easy and grungy cool all at the same time!! Good to hear you survived school 😛 we go through the motions here in Houston on the 22nd, lord help us xoxo

  • Reply Veronica Cid August 13, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    What an awesome cool tee! Love the lace-up details! ROck on!!!

  • Reply Olivia Aimes August 14, 2016 at 2:27 am

    Cool tee!

  • Reply Darcy August 15, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    What a fun tee! Love the lace up detailing.

  • Reply Mummabstylish August 15, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Yep great T, and love the trainers.. Jacqui

  • Reply Jeans and a Teacup August 19, 2016 at 12:07 am

    You are rockin that tee! I'm also loving the raw hem on your jeans!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  • Reply Clairejustine August 21, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Great look Dawn, love your t-shirt 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  • Reply The Wardrobe Stylist August 25, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    It's definitely a very cool t-shirt! Great way of changing it up with the lace up. Thanks so much for linkup to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/08/21/losing-baby-weight-4-pregnancies-3-kids-later-episode-4/

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