Gingham Skirt & Link Up Birthday Party! ?

June 22, 2017

That’s right, today is my birthday!  So of course I needed a fun summer look!

Gingham Skirt

I’ve been wanting a black and white gingham midi skirt and Shein was nice enough to send me one.  When I first tried this on, I wasn’t too sure about the pleated silhouette.  I like A-line, but maybe this was too poof-y? But with the right shirt, I think it really works. Plus it makes you want to swish and twirl when you walk.  And there’s even pockets! The Hidden Pocket Detail Pleated Checkered Skirt also comes in blue!

The Other Pieces

I paired the skirt with a sleeveless denim shirt tied at the waist. I also added my red patent leather pumps and shiny red lips and nails to match. If you’re a regular reader, you know how much I love a pop of red!  Then for extra interest, I added my vintage floral handbag.  Isn’t this a sweet little bag?  I found it at an antique flea market a couple of years ago and I don’t use it often, but when I do it always makes me smile. The sunglasses are Desert Rose by Winkwood (use code FASHIONSHOULDBEFUN for %30 off).

floral vintage bag, sunglasses



Featured look of the week: Amy Ann of Straight A Style is also rocking her Shein gingham look!


So Dolls, help me celebrate my birthday today and link up a blog or Instagram post and show me your style! Can’t wait to see all your fun looks!

And just in case you missed it, also loving this fun summer dress!


Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply jodie filogomo June 22, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Happiest of birthdays, Dawn!!
    I love this skirt. I know what you mean about the pleats and such, because one of my new skirts is like this!! But sometimes, it’s fun to have a different silhouette!!

  • Reply Cheryl Tucker June 22, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Happy Birthday lovely lady! Wow, it seems like you just turned 50! Where is the time going? One thing is for certain! You get more beautiful every day! Peace!
    Cheryl Tucker

  • Reply Laurie June 22, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Happy Birthday, Dawn! Have a fantastic day xx

  • Reply Nancy Baten June 22, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Happy Birthday Dawn!

  • Reply Cathy June 22, 2017 at 11:41 am

    I LOVE this outfit!! You look fabulous!!


  • Reply Lisa June 22, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Happy Birthday, beautiful! I hope you have an amazing day. Your outfit is perfect for a birthday! xx

  • Reply Andrea Nine June 22, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    You gorgeous gorgeous birthday girl in gingham! To me, you are a true perfection and I idolize you! I hope your birthday is as amazing and beautiful as you are!

  • Reply Trina June 22, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Happy Birthday hon! May all your wishes come true. I love your outfit! Thanks for hosting 🙂

  • Reply Getyourprettyon June 22, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Happy Birthday to you!! 🙂

  • Reply Yvonne June 22, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    You look amazing in this outfit – have a wonderful birthday sweetie!
    It’s my Birthday next 29th – if we loved closer we could have had a communal celebration 😉

    xoxo Yvonne

  • Reply Kellyann June 22, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!! The skirt is stunning on you, you look like a mannequin in these photos – everything is perfect!! I’m in love with your vintage bag!

  • Reply Susan June 22, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Happy birthday gorgeous lady!!! XOXO Susan

  • Reply Suzanne@AskSuzanneBell June 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Happy Birthday Beautiful!! And no, I do not think the skirt is too poof-y!!

  • Reply jacqui June 22, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Lovely skirt, and what a fresh look paired with denim. the bag is a real statement piece – I love it. x Jacqui

  • Reply Lanae Bond June 22, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Happy Birthday! Your outfit is a excellent birthday look. I hope you have a awesome birthday!

  • Reply Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style June 22, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Awwwww, happy birthday! And you look fantastic in that gingham midi skirt — such a classic and classy look! 😀

  • Reply Pam Greer June 22, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Happy Birthday!

  • Reply Jaymie Ashcraft June 22, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Happy Birthday!

  • Reply Marta June 22, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Happy Birthday Dawn Lucy! Looking super cute as ever!

  • Reply Robyn June 22, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Happy Birthday! I just ordered your sunglasses! Every time I see them I want them! They were on sale and with your code they were an additional $35 off! Thanks!

  • Reply Anna Marcus June 22, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Happy Birthday and many more! Lovely look as always, love the vibe. Enjoy your birthday!!!

  • Reply Annemarie Moore June 22, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Happy birthday. The gingham looks fab. I’m on the hunt for a nice gingham piece.

  • Reply Laura June 23, 2017 at 5:17 am

    That gingham skirt is just fabulous! Happy Birthday to you!

  • Reply Mica June 23, 2017 at 5:31 am

    What a cute skirt! A very happy birthday to you!

    Hope you have a great weekend ahead of you! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply Jill June 23, 2017 at 5:32 am

    Happy Birthday to you! That is such a cute skirt! Love the vintage vibe to this look!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Katherine June 23, 2017 at 5:39 am

    This is an adorable skirt!! Happy Birthday!

    Katherine |

  • Reply Gail June 23, 2017 at 6:01 am

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday! I love gingham and your skirt is so swooshy, love it!

  • Reply Amy June 23, 2017 at 6:10 am

    Happy Birthday! I love your skirt, it looks great paired with the chambray top!

  • Reply Elise June 23, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Happy Birthday!! what a beautiful look! I love your gingham skirt and how you styled it!

    xx, Elise

  • Reply Monika Faulkner June 23, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Happiest birthday wishes to you, dear Dawn!! I think this new gingham skirt of yours is DIVINE – hello, black and white AND pockets! – and you’ve created the perfect “party girl” look with this denim top and the red finishing touches!! P.S. Yes, that vintage floral bag is super cute!! P.P.S. I hope you’re going to celebrate your special day right through the weekend!! XOXO

  • Reply Ada June 23, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Happy Birthday gorgeous lady. You look great! Love the skirt and knotted chambray with it. The bag is beautiful. =)

  • Reply Christine B. June 23, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Happy Birthday Dawn! Hope you had a lot of champagne to celebrate!

  • Reply Rosemary Holtzman June 23, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Happy Birthday !!!

  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes June 23, 2017 at 8:36 am

    You look fabulous! Such a great summer outfit!

    I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  • Reply Debbie Stinedurf June 23, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Happy Birthday pretty lady! Love the skirt; the tied top works really well with it. 🙂

  • Reply Jennie June 23, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Happy birthday, beautiful! I love this look and especially the skirt. Styled to perfection!

  • Reply Mary Colleen June 23, 2017 at 9:29 am

    I love the vintage vibes from this outfit. You always put together a stunning look. Happy Birthday!


  • Reply Kristin June 23, 2017 at 9:29 am

    I love this gingham skirt! I am all about these retro vibes in this outfit. Happy Birthday and have a great weekend!

  • Reply Amy Arnold June 23, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Happy birthday beautiful!!! I love this gingham skirt on you so much! Thank you for the feature too. You made my day!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Theresa Campbell June 23, 2017 at 11:09 am

    I love everything about this outfit. The gingham skirt looks great on you, pleating and all! And pairing with the sleeveless blouse is perfection, as well as those fierce red pumps. And is that a Margaret Smith handbag by any chance? It looks like one of hers. She was a designer from Maine who is known for her floral print purses from the 40s, 50s and 60s. Its adorable and so summery.


    • Reply Dawn Lucy June 24, 2017 at 11:45 am

      Hi Theresa … The only tag I could find says “Melbourne” on it! But now I want to check out Margaret Smith handbags for sure! :D. Thanks for the tip! OXOX

  • Reply Amy Lynne Kennedy June 23, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Happy birthday! What pretty things you’ve chosen for your special occasion! Hoping your days and years just get sweeter and sweeter!

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge June 23, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Dawn Lucy, I hope you had the happiest of birthdays! Getting better every year. This outfit is one of my favorites ever on your blog! I love the vintage vibe with all the little details. You are fabulous and so fun!


  • Reply Ruth June 23, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day and year!

  • Reply Sheela Goh June 23, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    You are so tall and statuesque that you’d look divine in a burlap sack, Dawn 🙂 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, friend xoxo

  • Reply Jackie June 23, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Happy birthday, Dawn! You look so fab in this gingham skirt, so chic!

    xo, Jackie

  • Reply Katie June 24, 2017 at 9:34 am

    I hope you had a fantastic birthday Dawn! You look stunning in this gingham skirt! Have a great weekend!


  • Reply Emma Peach June 24, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    I love your skirt…and that it has pockets! I hope you had a wonderful birthday 🙂

    Emma xxx

  • Reply Nicole June 24, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Happy birthday! You look stunning in this outfit! Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style party!

  • Reply Suzy Turner June 26, 2017 at 1:56 am

    Suzy xx

  • Reply jonet wooten June 26, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    A very happy birthday to you, stylish lady! I love the pairing of light denim top with your fab black and white skirt! The red shoes add that bit of surprise and pull the look together beautifully. Xo Jonet

  • Reply Tracey Crockett June 29, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Happy belated birthday beautiful! Loving the gingham denim combo!

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