Goddess Dress

July 6, 2015

I hope everyone had a fun weekend! If you follow me on Instagram, you know the hubby and I went to a July 4th parade and then fireworks! I just love the little traditions that make a holiday special! 

So tell me I’m not the only one who buys things and then forgets about them.  I got this dress for a steal at the late end of the season sales last summer. So fun to find it in my closet! Like a surprise present from my past self! (Okay okay, I watch too much sic-fi).

goddess dress, maxi dress

Something about the drapey maxi style reminds me of a goddess so I continued that feel with the gladiator sandals.

Then I gave it a 70’s vibe with this funky vintage purse.

styling a vintage bag

What do you think? Does it work?  I liked the odd combination quite a lot, though after the photos I switched to a big practical straw tote for going out and about that day.

goddess look
house of harlow and gorjana necklaces
Outfit Details & Shopping Ideas

Dress – Old Navy 

Gladiator sandals – Seychelles

Necklaces – House of Harlow and Gorjana via Rocksbox

Bag – Vintage (thrifted)

maxi dresses, summer looks over 40

styling a goddess dress over forty

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and supporting Fashion Should Be Fun!

Dawn Lucy


  • Reply Suzanne Carillo July 6, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    I'd wear that in an instant. Gorgeous, and it looks super comfy.


  • Reply Darcy July 6, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Great dress! Love your necklaces too!

  • Reply Oh to Be a Muse July 6, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Love the dress and your Rocksbox House of Harlow pieces.

  • Reply jodie filogomo July 6, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    It totally works!!! I think the purse adds some great personality to the mix!! And yes, I have bought something and totally forgotten about it (only once though…I usually try to wear it as soon as I buy it to make sure it's going to work) jodie

  • Reply Doused In Pink July 6, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    What a fabulous outfit! So comfy and chic! Love your bag!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Grace Liang July 6, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    I agree! It totally works! I found you have quite bit vintage finds! They are very unique and cool! Those necklaces are really cute too!
    Take care and keep in touch!
    Don't forget to stop by for my linkup on Wednesday! 🙂


  • Reply Beata B July 6, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Such a beautiful dress ! You look fabulous . Love the bag too 🙂 x

  • Reply Susan Winham July 7, 2015 at 12:30 am

    LOVE the combo of black and brown tones and you did a great job with your outfit! You have some great inspiration going on there 🙂

  • Reply awhite July 7, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Great maxi, girlfriend! Love it!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Reply Kelly Roy July 7, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Great details to a very flattering and practical dress!

  • Reply S. Thomas July 7, 2015 at 8:30 am

    You're not alone. I just found some black capris I bought in Paris in June, hung in my closet and…forgot about! You look lovely in this dress, it so suits you, and shoes/accessories are spot on.

  • Reply Cathy July 7, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Cute outfit! I love your necklaces. Tres chic!


  • Reply Mica T July 7, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Of course your clutch works, it's beautiful! 🙂 And I like the necklaces too 🙂

    After my big wardrobe downsize as I cleaned out to make space for a nursery, I found so many things in my wardrobe still NWT! I'm trying to stop that happening again, as often I didn't want them when I found them and they went right in the donate pile!

    Away From The Blue

  • Reply Elegance and Mommyhood July 7, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    You look stunning in this elegant black maxi and I love the necklaces. =)

  • Reply Monika Faulkner July 8, 2015 at 6:37 am

    Um…forget about purchases I've made?? Oh no…that NEVER happens, dearest Dawn!! ;D Your "goddess" combination of this Old Navy maxi-dress and studded gladiator sandals is lovely; and I agree that your little vintage bag adds a wonderfully quirky finishing touch!! P.S. Are those gorgeous necklaces from Rocksbox going to be keepers?! XOXO


  • Reply Tanya July 10, 2015 at 12:46 am

    Love, love, loveee this outfit.


  • Reply LyddieGal July 10, 2015 at 2:46 am

    A simple black maxi is so lovely – super comfy and easily dressed up or down. Love your layered necklaces, the turquoise is beautiful.
    Chic on the Cheap

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life July 13, 2015 at 5:49 am

    So guilty of doing the same thing – I am glad you "gifted" this pretty dress to your future self 😉


    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.

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