“Don’t Waste Your Days” & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up Party!

August 4, 2016
“Don’t ever waste your days not doing what you dream to do …”

That is the catch phrase for the J. Gerard brand and I had to have it on a t-shirt.  Something about turning 50 has lit a little fire under me.  If there’s something I dream of doing … if not now, when?

One thing I’ve always dreamed of doing is going to New York Fashion Week and yep, this year I’m going!  I’m over the moon excited and could go on and one about that.  Look for posts to come next month. And a huge thanks to Cathy of Bay Area Fashionista who has been showing me the ropes!

So I bought this tee and this cool peace sign lariat necklace at the J. Gerald Design Studio and Peace Gallery on Melrose in L.A.  Lady J has designed for Prince and Rhianna so I felt pretty privileged to wear her gear.
I styled the tee and lariat with my Nordstrom Sale purchases. I’m super happy with these fun Illesteva Leonard 2 sunnies.   And I know this cozy B.P. cardigan is a great wardrobe basic and will get a lot of wear this fall.

Speaking of living in  … again I’m wearing my Old Navy cropped flared jeans.  


Met up with this dear old friend and all-around-fabulous chick, Kim of Northern California Style. She took me to the best little bakery (Amour in Los Gatos) and I’m still dreaming about those scones!

Last Week’s Looks 

A few dolls really made me want to shop last week!
Tiina of Elegance Revisited really makes me want a kimono!

The eyes have it for Lisa of The Sequinist.  Now I need an evil eye dress!
Amy Ann of Straight A Style pulls off the bandana trend with flare. Look for me trying out this trend soon!

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Over 40?  Link up here too!

Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Cheryl Tucker August 4, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Oh you are so lucky! I have wanted to go to NYFW forever. But I would be one lost girl trying to navigate all that. You will have to snapchat the whole thing so it will be like I am there! Peace! Cheryl

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:34 am

      I'm so lost too, but Cathy is really taking me under her wing and showing me the ropes. I'm so lucky! I will IG & FB the heck out of it … and I'm working on my Snapchat skills! Follow me: @FashShouldBFun ….!!

  • Reply Andrea Nine August 4, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Love a great graphic tee, I have one to pop up on the blog next week!! Did someone say fashion week??? How fun and you will be one chic and gorgeous attendee!!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:35 am

      Awww, why don't you come too and we'll make it a party!?!!! 😀

  • Reply Andrea August 4, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Such a cool tee! Love it! And how amazing is it that you'll be going to NYFW! Can't wait to hear all about it!!!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:35 am

      I can't believe it's the end of my summer break and we never got together for a shopping date. Boo! Thanks, Andrea! OXOX

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life August 5, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Great tee and love how you styled it!

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


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:40 am

      Thanks Alice! Muah!

  • Reply Katie D August 5, 2016 at 4:58 am

    What a fun tee! I can't wait to hear about your upcoming trip to New York Fashion Week!


    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:41 am

      Aww thanks. Have you been, Katie? Your colorful outfits would rock the street style page!

  • Reply jodie filogomo August 4, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Really–that sentiment on your tee is absolutely, positively truth beyond truth!!
    And how exciting to go to Fashion Week!
    There's part of me that thinks that would be fun, and then another part that would feel very out of place!!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:32 am

      Oh Jodie, I'll feel out of place too! This is way out of my comfort zone, but I'm super excited too. Wish me luck! 😛


  • Reply Mica T August 4, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    What a cool tee and I really like your lariat necklace 🙂 I'm sure you will have lots of fun at fashion week!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:34 am

      I'm loving this necklace and I should've gotten a close up pic of it. Next time! Thanks, Mica!

  • Reply Tiina L August 4, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Oh, fashion week, that sounds exciting! And thank you so much for featuring me!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:34 am

      I really do want that kimono … anytime you're tired of it! ;P Hee!

  • Reply Anna Parkes August 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

    How very exciting to be going to Fashion Week! Am only slightly green with envy my dear. Love your tee shirt and it's great message. Thanks for another lively linkup party x

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:42 am

      I've been green with envy every NYFW too, so I totally get it. Hope you get to go sometime! Muah!

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga August 4, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    That should be a great time for you. Love the saying of your shirt, your sunnies so hip! I need a pair of these jeans, need to hit Old Navy! They look great on you.
    Have a great weekend!
    jess xx

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:36 am

      I wear these jeans way too often, but they're so comfy and give a little edge to a casual look, right? Pants are hard for me to find and when I find a great pair, I wear them to death! ;P

  • Reply 50 Days Of No Grey August 5, 2016 at 12:29 am

    I just love graphic tees! Your whole outfit is great & the BP cardigan is a good buy from the sale!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:37 am

      It might not be the sexiest pick, but I know I'll be living in this cardi this fall!

  • Reply The Midlife Fashionista August 5, 2016 at 12:33 am

    So jealous! You look fabulous—love that laid back casual look! XO Susan http://www.themidlifefashionista.com

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:37 am

      Come to NYFW too! We'll make it a party! 😀

  • Reply Marta August 5, 2016 at 1:59 am

    Super cute tee & great message too!!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:38 am

      Thanks Marta! 🙂

  • Reply Bogi RedReticule August 5, 2016 at 2:00 am

    Such a cool, confident and effortless outfit! I love the simplicity of the full look!
    Thank you so very much for the feature last week! What a nice surprise!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:38 am

      LOVE your sophisticated style, Bogi! So happy to have you as part of our link up! 😀

  • Reply Pam Greer August 5, 2016 at 10:17 am

    I love the t-shirt and I'm so excited for you for Fashion Week!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:44 am

      Thanks so much Pam! 🙂

  • Reply Melissa Convertino August 5, 2016 at 4:17 am

    Powerful message!! I am obsess with those old navy jeans, they look great one you 😉
    Thank you for hosting


    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:40 am

      Aww thanks Melissa. As a pear shape, finding jeans can be tough and when a pair fits great, I tend to wear them to death! ;P

  • Reply Shelbee On The Edge August 5, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    I don't know if you could be any cuter! And yay for you going to NY Fashion Week! Follow those dreams. my friend!


    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:47 am

      Aww thanks Shelbee! OXOXOX

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles August 5, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    You always make any outfit look so fun!

    The 3rd and last installment of my festival style campaign is still up at the blog – come check it out & lemme know what you think!

    Happy Friday!


    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:47 am

      I'll be by! Thanks Rebecca! 🙂

  • Reply Straight A Style August 5, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Cool tee. I am so excited about your trip to fashion week! Thanks so much for the feature. Cannot wait to see you rock the bandana. 🙂

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:48 am

      I'll get on that bandana outfit! And thanks sooo much for answering my NYFW questions. You are a doll!

  • Reply Sheree Ho August 5, 2016 at 6:48 am

    Congrats on going to Fashion Week! SO exciting and it is def my dream as well! Great tee and have a wonderful weekend!

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:42 am

      You would fit right in at NYFW! Why don't you come too? 😀

  • Reply Nancy's Fashion Style August 5, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Great tee! And the bakery looks so damn delicious! Hope to see you on Fancy Friday linkup!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:43 am

      Seriously so good …. mixed berry scones with cream and jam …. crazy good! ;P

  • Reply Suzy Turner August 5, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Your tee slogan really resonates with me, perhaps turning 40 late last year has changed my thinking of late, but I really stopped and re-read it a couple of times lol! Clearly, I think it's fabulous!
    Suzy x

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:44 am

      The wording is a bit awkward and makes you stop and reread it,right? But I love it. And yes, those big birthdays do have an effect on us, right?

  • Reply OceanBlue Style August 5, 2016 at 10:37 am

    How exciting is that? Great news about you going to NYC. So looking forward to your posts. Love the pics. Would totally want to check out those scones if I were in NorCal. But will be down in Del Mar later this month. And we got some pretty radical scones there, too 😉 Thanks for hosting. Sabina

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:45 am

      Aww when you make it to NorCal let me know and we'll go shopping! 😀

  • Reply Doused In Pink August 5, 2016 at 10:41 am

    I love the saying on your graphic tee and so excited for you about fashion week!

    Doused In Pink

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:45 am

      Thanks so much, Jill! 🙂

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge August 5, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Love this tee! I am so jealous that you are going to Fashion Week! Can't wait to see the pics. 🙂


    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:46 am

      Thanks Kathrine! I still can't really believe that I'm going! 🙂

  • Reply Pam @ over50feeling40 August 5, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Love the message on your tee, Dawn! Thanks for the linkup!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:46 am

      Thanks Pam! 🙂

  • Reply Amy Johnson August 5, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Love that tee! Looks great with the black cardigan too!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:48 am

      Thanks Amy! 🙂

  • Reply Monika Faulkner August 5, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    OMG…New York Fashion Week?!? I'm absolutely thrilled for you, dearest Dawn; and sooo envious, too!! Looking forward to hearing ALL about what's sure to be an incredible experience!! And yes, this new "statement" tee of yours definitely carries words to live by!! XOXO


    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:39 am

      OMG … you come too, Monika!!!!!! 😀

  • Reply Miriam August 5, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Your statement tee is really speaking to me. It's so true!! I'm excited to see your photos from NY Fashion Week!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 6, 2016 at 11:39 am

      It spoke to me too, Girl. Thanks … Muah!

  • Reply Nora Gouma August 6, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Absolutely amazing, I love your blog, thanks for sharing!!!



  • Reply Suzanne Bell August 6, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    OK, first off – can we talk about the sunnies? I love them on you – so chic! And that t-shirt says it all 🙂 I love the whole outfit – perfect for a day in the sun in Los Gatos! I can't believe you got those jeans over at Old Navy, what a find! So jealous you are hitting fashion week – you will have THE BEST TIME – it's beyond Disney for gals like us. Cant wait to hear all about your adventures!

  • Reply ►Nadush August 6, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    You look great!

  • Reply Emma Peach August 8, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Lucky you off to NYFW! I'd love to go to Paris or Milan fashion week but I wouldn't have a clue! I imagine the general buzz surrounding fashion weeks is pretty amazing though. I look forward to seeing your posts about it 🙂

    Emma xxx

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