Dressing for a Day Trip & Link Up!

October 27, 2016

I love a day trip.  You get to be somewhere else and explore, but you don’t have to pack or find a dog sitter!  Sometimes it’s challenge to figure out what to wear.   I want to look good, be comfortable, and be ready for anything!

Last weekend we took a drive to Big Sur to celebrate the hubby’s birthday. The weather was perfect and the view was amazing. I wore my new bell sleeve sweater and delicate beaded choker, along with my fav leopard booties and distressed black jeans!

what to wear on the day trip over 40


For any day trip, I’d suggest always taking along an extra pair of shoes, a sun hat, as well as some sunscreen!

And if you’re planning a visit to Big Sur,  I’d suggest going to the Nepenthe Restaurant for a casual meal and beautiful view, and then you have to check out the amazing art right across the street at the Hawthorne Gallery.

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Jord wood watch

This outfit ended up being just perfect. I’m loving my latest two purchases from Nordstrom, the Sun and Shadow Bell Sleeve Tunic Sweater (oversized, cozy, stylish, comes in two pretty fall colors as well as black) … and the Carole beaded choker (trendy, affordable, but still looks classy).

Outfit Details and Shopping Links

Watch – Jord


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And have a wonderful weekend, Ladies!


Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Susan October 27, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    OMG those boots!!! Great outfit and hope you had fun…happy birthday to hubby!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy October 28, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks so much, Susan! 🙂

  • Reply Lana October 27, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Love the sleeves on this sweater – and it’s perfect with the leopard booties. Such a fun day! I love Big Sur, although I haven’t been in years. Hope you have a great weekend~

    • Reply Dawn Lucy October 28, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      I’m loving the bell sleeve trend too! Thanks, Lana! 🙂

  • Reply Rena October 27, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    A fabulous look … as always, it’s effortlessly chic and stylish. It sounds like you had a great time (who wouldn’t in such a wonderful place) and thanks for hosting.


    • Reply Dawn Lucy October 28, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks so much, Rena! 🙂

  • Reply MonicaP October 27, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Gorgeous location! Outfit is fabulous too 🙂


    • Reply Dawn Lucy October 28, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks Monica! 🙂

  • Reply Jaymie Ashcraft October 27, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Great look!!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy October 28, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks Jaymie! 🙂

  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes October 27, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    What a fun day trip! Can you believe that I’ve never been to Big Sur?! I’ll have to change that! I love your outfit – it’s perfect for the occasion.

    Thanks for the link up & happy almost Friday!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy October 28, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      I can believe it because this was my first time! It’s a perfect day trip! 🙂

  • Reply jodie filogomo October 27, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Actually…that’s a brilliant suggestion to take two pairs of shoes, Dawn!! Especially because there’s no luggage restriction in the car–ha ha!!
    Love the booties too!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy October 28, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      Right? I always take an extra pair of shoes. Sometimes two! LOL

  • Reply Suzanne October 27, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Great outfit! I too struggle with what to wear on a day trip, especially here in the coast where your never quite sure what the weather will be. You picked the perfect outfit! I love your new tunic and the booties are fab! Thanks for the link up!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy October 28, 2016 at 1:38 pm

      Yeah you never know what the weather will be or how cold the AC might be too!


  • Reply Yvonne October 27, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Loving your day trip outfit Dawn – it’s super cute!
    Thanks for the Link up too – always fun to join your Friday Link up.

    Yesterday I published how to Transition favourite Spring pieces into Fall Must Haves – you might like to check it out too 😉

    xx Yvonne

    • Reply Dawn Lucy October 28, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      I’ll stop by! Thanks Yvonne! 🙂

  • Reply Sheree October 27, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    How fun is this mini trip! Love what you wore as well, especially those leopard printed booties!

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

    • Reply Dawn Lucy October 28, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      Thanks Sheree! OXOX

  • Reply Anna Marcus October 27, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Great outfit for a day trip. The place looks very nice too. Thank you for hosting

    • Reply Dawn Lucy October 28, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks Anna! 🙂

  • Reply Sabina @Oceanblue Style at Manderley October 28, 2016 at 2:07 am

    Great choices for a day trip Dawn. Love the boots with oxblood sweater. Thanks for the pictures. And the gallery was named after “Hawthorne” I almost swooned…xxxxx Sabina

    • Reply Dawn Lucy October 28, 2016 at 3:07 pm

      Thanks Sabina! 🙂

  • Reply Jill October 28, 2016 at 3:46 am

    What a great place for a day trip! The scenery is stunning! Love your tunic!

    Doused In Pink

    • Reply Dawn Lucy October 28, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Thanks so much Jill! OXOX

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge October 28, 2016 at 3:55 am

    What lovely photos! I love the Big Sur. You look is so perfect for this fun trip.


    • Reply Dawn Lucy October 28, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      Thanks Kathrine! 🙂

  • Reply Rachel Garay October 28, 2016 at 5:29 am

    Looks like a fun day trip, I like your tips too.
    Rachel xo

    • Reply Dawn Lucy October 28, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      Thanks Rachel! 🙂

  • Reply Amy Arnold October 28, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Day trips are the best! I love your burgundy and black. The leopard boots are perfect with it!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply Dawn Lucy October 28, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      Thanks so much, Amy Ann! 🙂

  • Reply Amy October 28, 2016 at 6:42 am

    This is on my bucket list, but I doubt I’ll ever get there as it is so far away for me. Love your sweater!

  • Reply Laura October 28, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Love this look! Perfect for a day trip!

  • Reply jess jannenga October 28, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Wow. This looks like a place we would enjoy! I love the pictures, the mountains and the restaurant looks great with the view. Love the outfit and of course the booties. I always have to bring a change of shoes whereever I go. Glad you had fun!
    jess xx

  • Reply Mary Murnane October 28, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Great pictures! Love them all. Sounds like fun!!


    • Reply Dawn Lucy October 28, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      Thanks so much, Mary! 🙂

  • Reply Pamela Lutrell October 28, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Day trips are always fun! Thanks for the link up, Dawn. Have a great weekend!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy October 28, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      Thanks & you too, Pam! 🙂

  • Reply Cathy October 28, 2016 at 8:55 am

    It looks like such a fun day! I haven’t been down there since I was a kid. Definitely need to go soon! I love the artwork!!



    • Reply Dawn Lucy October 28, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      Thanks Cathy! It’s such a pretty drive too! OXOX

  • Reply Nora Minassian October 28, 2016 at 9:02 am

    I have never been to Big Sur, its on my list of places to go. Looks like you had a great day with your hubby and you look great in that burgundy sweater and your fun booties.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy October 28, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      Thanks so much, Nora! 🙂

  • Reply Petite Silver Vixen October 28, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Leopard boots go for a day out! Perfect! Looks like you had a wonderful time.
    Happy Birthday to your hubby!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy October 28, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      Thanks Dear! We did! 🙂

  • Reply Sheela Goh October 28, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Day trips are always fun!!! Not too short, not too long. And I adore your sunnies.

  • Reply Monika Faulkner October 29, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Yep – you’ve definitely got the road trip outfit down pat, dearest Dawn!! 🙂 A jeans-and-sweater ensemble will always and forever be my go-to outfit when I want to look and feel fabulous…no matter where the day takes me!! And a super-chic pair of booties like your leopard beauties here?? Absolutely the icing on the cake!! P.S. Looks like you and your hubby celebrated his birthday in style…those Big Sur views are STUNNING!! P.P.S. Signed up for your newsletter today!! Woohoo!! XOXO


  • Reply Nancy Baten October 29, 2016 at 12:44 am

    I also love day trips! Just the two of us, enjoying the weather or the surrounding, have a great diner! I was glad to see those boots weren t available anymore! Haha, they are prettier than mine!

  • Reply Stephanie October 29, 2016 at 7:19 am

    looks like so much fun! you look beautiful!!! 🙂

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  • Reply Sauniya October 29, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Lovely outfit, You look really nice. Beautiful pictures. I like day trip too. I hope you had a wonderful time on your celebrating you hubby Bday.
    Have a good weekend 🙂
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

  • Reply Laura October 29, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    OMG I love your boots <3 So cute fall outfit x

    Pink Frenzy

  • Reply caitlin October 30, 2016 at 7:48 am

    This looks like SO much fun!! xo

  • Reply Cielo October 30, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    You look so cute! Love those boots! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Reply Mónica - MVAP Blog October 31, 2016 at 5:16 am

    Beautiful picts!!
    Mónica Sors

  • Reply Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb October 31, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Love me a bell sleeve or two!! Looks like you had a fabulous time Dawn Lucy, it looks beautiful 🙂

    Thank you for hosting, you may want to see that I’ve featured you this week in the new #iwillwearwhatilike link up post…!

    Catherine x

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