Fall Colors, Summer Cool

September 5, 2016
Many of us won’t actually get fall weather for awhile, which means us fashionistas itching to wear our fall pieces are decidedly irritated. 
What’s a gal to do?  
Wear clothing cool enough for warmer weather, but in scrumptious autumn colors!

midi skirt over 40, summer to fall look

Here’s one outfit idea …

midlife style, 40 plus style, style over 40, style over 50

I pulled out my burgundy midi skirt that hasn’t seen the light of day since about Valentine’s Day, I think.  I added a faux wrap top in some pretty fall colors, but still lightweight and short sleeve.  I added my vintage Prada shoes that I’m pretty ga-ga over.  The grommet belt seemed like an unexpected touch, but … #1 the look needed a belt … and #2 I thought the grommets were a nice call back to the grommets on the shoes.  Viola!  A pretty fall look … still cool enough for summer weather.

over 40 cookbook

Arm candy ….

arm candy, tassel bracelet

Jord Watches (enter here to try your luck at $100 Jord giveaway!)

Bag and shoes – vintage, consignment  

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Also Dolls, I can’t believe it, but my dream-come-true New York Fashion Week trip is almost here!   I’ll have Fun Fashion Friday all ready to go so the link up party will go on as usual this Friday. And don’t forget to follow me on social media to keep up to date on my fashion week shenanigans.
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I can’t wait to take you along with me through social media and share the magic!

Have fun & be fab!

Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Mica T September 5, 2016 at 11:25 am

    You wear burgundy so well! 🙂 That belt is just the perfect accessory with your outfit too 🙂

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  • Reply Theresa Campbell September 5, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Great outfit. I live in Florida so won't get to wear any type of fall outfit until about January! So I like your idea of incorporating fall colors and pairing with something like that pretty short sleeved peplum top.

  • Reply Andrea September 5, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Perfect fall look for warm temps!

    Have the best time in NYC!!!! I'm so excited for you! Hope to see all the happenings on your IG feed and IG stories… 🙂

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  • Reply massons September 5, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Very nice oufit

  • Reply Pepper Medley September 5, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity on the give-away! Fabulous looking watches!!

  • Reply Nancy's Fashion Style September 5, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Damn, I just ordered five minutes ago another skirt! Why is my blog s name in small letters with the linkup? Haha?

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga September 6, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Love this color combo on you! I need to find those heels in an 8 somewhere… he! Love the mix of fall colors, burgundy I never tire of, and that top is so gorgous!
    Stop by if you can
    xo jess

  • Reply Elle September 6, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Lovely colors and such a pretty outfit. Grommets are so back! Have fun in NYC, my fair city..
    xx, Elle

  • Reply Rachel September 6, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Such a lovely outfit! Pretty!


  • Reply jodie filogomo September 6, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    That's a perfect way to work the fall colors into your look and not die of heat stroke!!

  • Reply Jennifer Connolly September 6, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    A perfect way to transition into fall when we are sweltering here in Northern California! I love the skirt on you. You've got such great legs!

  • Reply Mummabstylish September 6, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Well what a brilliant idea! I may have to 'steal' this idea. 😉 Fab piccys too Hun. Jacqui

  • Reply Ruth Maldonado September 7, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    What a great look for Fall! Your dress is fabulous!


  • Reply Queen In Between September 7, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    You are so adorable! Doing the same here in Texas and pulling out some fall color but still in cool fabrics because it is still hot, hot, hot!

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga September 7, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    I commented earlier so I wanted to stay
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

  • Reply Brooke Anderson September 7, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Gorgeous colors! I'm so excited for fall.

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  • Reply Kristina September 8, 2016 at 10:25 am

    The skirt is amazing, burgundy is the perfect color for fall!
    ♡ Kristina

  • Reply Joli Closet September 8, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Great outfit! Lovely colors! I love your grommet belt!

  • Reply Rose Nika September 8, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    This color is really great I love the watch

    Life is just Rosie

  • Reply Amy Johnson September 8, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Couldn't agree more with this post and I've done a couple of posts myself as well on this topic. I live in Wisconsin and it's been in the 90's and so humid. I love your outfit. The colors are so beautiful and so autumn.

  • Reply curly wigs September 9, 2016 at 7:19 am

    You look pretty in that wrap top and skirt. Love the colour.

  • Reply Rachel September 9, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Beautiful dress Dawn, I love the fall colors in it.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo

  • Reply cute nicknames November 9, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Extraordinary outfit. I live in Florida so won’t get the opportunity to wear any sort of fall equip until about January! So I like your concept of joining fall hues and matching with something to that effect really short sleeved peplum top.

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