Empower & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

June 30, 2016

What does it mean to be empowered?!  It’s a beautiful word, right? To me it means being able to channel your own personal power to work toward your dreams and goals.  There’s a new brand that celebrates empowering women and empowering small business entrepreneurs.

MLE Empowering Apparel is dedicated to helping you express your values in a fashionable way that will hopefully encourage sharing and discussion.

The first time I wore this cool tee, I was walking down the street when I heard a banging on the window next to me. A women working out at the local gym was banging on the window to get my attention to give my tee a thumbs up. That was a fun way to start the day.
Not only that, but MLE uses 10% of their profit to give micro-loans to small businesses in Africa.  Not a handout, but empowering help. 
Read a few success stories here. And read about the two fabulous ladies behind MLE Empowering Apparel, Emily & Maud.

A few red, white, and/or blue favs from last week’s party …

Lisa of Peridot Skies looks casual cute and ready for a picnic.

Erin of Happily Howards looks lovely in red and ready for a party.

And Nora of Jacket Society looks ready for a day of lunch and shopping!

Link up, link back, & have fun! 
Here’s to a holiday weekend for a lot of us!

Dawn Lucy


  • Reply Glenda June 30, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Definitely cool – EMPOWER! Such a powerful statement. You wear it well, Dawn. The tee, jeans and leo pumps show a women who's in charge of her destiny.
    Happy 4th!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 1, 2016 at 11:21 pm

      Aww thanks Glenda! OXOX

  • Reply Elizabeth Yeowart June 30, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Fabulous top Dawn Lucy. What a great cause too. I love that it empowers and encourages rather than being a handout as you said. Love your leopard pumps and flared jeans too. Happy Friday xxx http://www.whatlizzyloves.com

  • Reply jodie filogomo June 30, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Well if you're going to have a message on your shirt—that's a fabulous one!!
    Great shoes to go with it—and doesn't 50 look spendiferous on you!!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 1, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      Right? Thanks! 🙂 And … thanks, Sweetheart. <3

  • Reply Lisa Murie June 30, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Thank you so much for the feature. I love your empower tee! You look fabulous! xo Lisa

  • Reply Trina Grandinetti June 30, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Empower is a beautiful word! I would have done the same thing when seeing you wear this tee shirt. Big thumbs up to you!!!

  • Reply Monica P June 30, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Will definitely check out MLE Empowering Apparel ~ who doesn't want to feel Empowered !!


  • Reply The Midlife Fashionista June 30, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Love the tee and the message!! Happy 4th 🙂 XO Susan http://www.themidlifefashionista.com

  • Reply Catherine Summers June 30, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Dawn Lucy I love that tee and its message! That's a lovely story about the woman giving you the thumbs up, hehe 😉

    Catherine x

  • Reply Sheree Ho June 30, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Of course you look fabulous and fierce! Thanks for hosting the linkup as always and look forward seeing you at our linkup parties.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Reply Jaymie Ashcraft June 30, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Such a cute tee!!!

  • Reply Andrea Nine June 30, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    LOVE IT!! Your sweet face Empowers me, you doll you!! Cheers and hugs for a fabulous holiday weekend!!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 1, 2016 at 11:24 pm

      Kisses to you Dear! XXX

  • Reply Doused In Pink June 30, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    What a great tee and company mission! You styled it perfectly and look so chic! Have a wonderful 4th!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Shannon at Gamine and Stripes June 30, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    I love the graphic tee. Although I wear a lot of dresses and skirts in the summer, I'm still and jeans and tee gal at heart. Great outfit! Love that flares are back in. I was scouring the stores last year and couldn't find a good pair that fit. Maybe better luck this fall. 🙂 xx-S

    • Reply dawnlucy July 1, 2016 at 11:24 pm

      I love flares too! Thanks Shannon! 🙂

  • Reply Midwestern Melissa July 1, 2016 at 12:32 am

    Love your leopard heels with your tee! -Melissa

  • Reply Marta July 1, 2016 at 12:41 am

    Such a cute tee & love the message behind it! Have an amazing 4th of July weekend!

  • Reply Mica T July 1, 2016 at 3:16 am

    That is such a great tee, and what an awesome company and message behind it! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life July 1, 2016 at 3:47 am

    Great tee with a great message!

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


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Reply Nancy's Fashion Style July 1, 2016 at 7:52 am

    I like a sturdy but still feminine outfit! Thank you for hosting. Hope to see you later today on Fancy Friday linkup!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 1, 2016 at 11:28 pm

      Sturdy but feminine … yes! Love that! 😉

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge July 1, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Love this brand and what they stand for! Thanks for sharing. Looking strong and gorgeous as ever!


  • Reply Fashion Fairy Dust July 1, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Love a good graphic tee…and love it even more when it's rocking such a powerful message!

  • Reply Celia M. High Heeled Life July 1, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    That is such a great T-shirt – love the message and the mission of the company. Thank you for hosting!

  • Reply Shelbee On The Edge July 1, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Dawn Lucy, this is the second post I have read about this company and this tee! I am totally getting on board with this! How fabulous! Thanks for the link up as usual. And please stop by and link up with me as well. Have a magnificent weekend!


    • Reply dawnlucy July 2, 2016 at 12:12 am

      Oh cool! Thanks Shelbee! 🙂

    • Reply Shelbee On The Edge July 2, 2016 at 11:51 am

      Thanks for linking up, Dawn Lucy! I hope to see you again next week!

  • Reply Straight A Style July 1, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    It is a beautiful word and you always have such inspiring posts! Happy weekend!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply dawnlucy July 2, 2016 at 12:12 am

      Aww thanks sweetheart! <3

  • Reply Amy Johnson July 1, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Love that tee!

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles July 1, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    What a power tee!!!

    Come join this GIVEAWAY I am hosting at the blog for yoga/activewear brand AIRABELLA ACTIVE till July 3 – Have a great weekend!


  • Reply Rachel July 1, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Nice message and tee. Have a lovely 4th of July and weekend!
    Rachel xo

  • Reply Mary Murnane July 1, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Love this post and the tee! Enjoy your weekend!


  • Reply Jessica Jannenga July 1, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Great Tee. Love the leopard shoes with the look too my friend. I feel this way with my health. I have to take charge and empower myself to research, see docs I need to, and do what I can to feel better. Its a strong word and message!
    Happy 4th weekend!!
    jess xx

    • Reply dawnlucy July 2, 2016 at 12:13 am

      Good for you, Jess! Adore you!

  • Reply Nora Minassian July 1, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Thank you so much for the feature Dawn! Love that t shirt, looks fab on you. Happy 4th!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 2, 2016 at 12:13 am

      Of course! Happy 4th Nora! 🙂

  • Reply Monika Faulkner July 1, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    It's such a wonderful message to share, dearest Dawn…and when you can look this good doing it?? That's even MORE power to "empower!!" Enjoy your holiday long weekend (we've already started ours with Canada Day!!) XOXO


    • Reply dawnlucy July 2, 2016 at 12:14 am

      Happy Canada Day, Monika! Woohoo for a 3 day weekend! OXOX

  • Reply CaseyGirlHeard July 1, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Your heels are perfect for this outfit!!!!

  • Reply Veronica Cid July 1, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Cute shirt and love the message. So simple but so powerful!
    Love the way you styled it as well, with the jeans and leopard print shoes.
    Thanks for linking up to #UntamedStyle this week!

  • Reply Laura Bambrick July 1, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Love the tee and the story that goes with it!

  • Reply Andrea July 1, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Very cool tee! Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Reply Rena July 2, 2016 at 2:54 am

    fantastic message and attitude. thank you for sharing your post on my Up Down All-Around link up.


  • Reply Lanae Bond July 2, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    That is such an inspirational top and I think it is great that part of the proceeds goes to help people!

  • Reply Kelsie Galis July 3, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Such a great top, love that it's cute AND inspirational- good find!


  • Reply The Wardrobe Stylist July 4, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    A great brand to empower women all over the world. I love how bold it is. Happy 4th of July! I would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/07/03/mess-free-diy-nail-art-tutorial/

  • Reply Karen July 5, 2016 at 4:41 am

    Wow, that top is inspiring. And pairing it with those flared jeans is just perfect!


    • Reply dawnlucy July 5, 2016 at 4:28 pm

      Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  • Reply Rachel July 5, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Love the tee! Very comfy look!


  • Reply Kristin Kohler July 5, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    I love graphic tees and I love that this one does what it says– empowers women! I wish that all of my graphic tees did what they said…especially one that says 'Rose all day' 🙂

  • Reply Aditi Oberoi Malhotra July 5, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Stunning! That graphic tee is too cute!

    Adi xx

  • Reply Jeans and a Teacup July 7, 2016 at 12:15 am

    Super cute tee! I love the message and the brand.
    Jeans and a Teacup

  • Reply Anna Marcus July 7, 2016 at 4:23 am

    I totally agree with the lady from the gym, you rock this outfit


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