Goodbye to my Fab 40’s!

May 30, 2016

This is a special Fab 40’s post for me.  This will be the end of my 40’s!  I can’t believe it.  Next month, I’ll be turning that magic special number 50!  Expect a whole post (or ten) about that, but today it’s all about goodbye to my 40’s.

And this month the Fab 40’s picked boho for a theme. I couldn’t be happier about that! I think it’s the perfect swan song for me.

boho look, style over forty
My 40’s brought me so many amazing gifts: My wonderful love and husband, Shannon, a beautiful home in a neighborhood I’ve always dreamed about, my dear spoiled rotten fur babies, and of course the best hobby ever, blogging. And blogging has lead to connecting with all of you sweet readers.  

I wish I could say my 40’s were all sparkles and happiness, but I lost both my mom and dad. The depth of that pain was rocked me to the core.  I also lost a sweet little kitty. At least I’m fortunate enough to have so many wonderful memories of all of them to keep my company through the years.
forty something style bloggers

Enough serious stuff. Let’s have fun and talk some fashion …

My readers all know that I love the boho vibe.  When I first thought of starting a blog, one name that went though my mind was “Boho Chic … It’s Not an Oxymoron!” Hee.  Chalk it up to a childhood spent in patched bell bottoms, suede clogs, and prairie dresses.
midlife style, style over forty
 Outfit details and shopping links:

Blouse, jeans, bag, and bracelet – exact items linked below
Clogs – old (Zigi Soho)
Jewelry – vintage, Lucky Brand, Salt California, and Michal Golan

boho chic over forty

Let’s see all the other lovely ladies contributed this month …

First of all our guest for the month, the beautiful, Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks.  She looks dreamy!

Dress: Target
Skirt: Thrifted 
Bracelets & Necklace: Gifted
Wedges: Forever 21

Jennie of A Pocketful of Polkadots is looking beautiful in this cool kimono.

Kimono – c/o Cold Water Creek
Dress – Vivid Collection of NY
Necklace, Bracelets, Sunnies – Charming Charlie
Shoes – Lucky Brand

Doesn’t Ann of Kremb de la Kremb look kinda badass here?  Loooove it!

Sunnies–Beach stall in Boracay
Earrings–Amrapali, India
Bag–DIY (one of the most difficult DIYs I’ve ever attempted!)
Off the Shoulder Top–Random boutique in Hong Kong
Cutoff Skirt–DIY from charity shop denim skirt
Fringe Sandals–DIY
Sheela of Sheela Writes rocks this eclectic mix. 
Kimono Cardigan & Fringe Bag – borrowed from Eve
Dress (worn as tunic) – Daily Look
Jeans – Forever21
Hat & Rings – Anthropologie, gifted
Bracelets – Isabel Marant
Platforms – Amici
Lipstick – Disco Baby (purchased in Australia)
Diane of Fashion on the 4th Floor … well, let’s just say I want this whole outfit. Exactly.  And I want to wear it today!
Top – T Bags Los Angeles
Flaress – Express
Clutch – Express
Ring – The Beadery on Main (yes, my hometown of Stillwater, Oklahoma)
Necklaces – Urban Outfitters & Free People
Wedges:  Old Navy
Mary of Curlybyrdie Chirps brings a feminine touch to the boho trend. Very pretty.
Samantha of Fake Fabulous looks wonderful and is sporting my fav print of the moment, ikat!
Skirt- Primark
Cardigan – H&M
Top – Unknown (old)
Necklaces – Various gifts/charity shop finds
Bag – Topshop
Shoes- clarks
I want to end with a big thanks to the sweet and inspirational Fab 40’s crew for celebrating forty-something fashion with me these last couple of years!  Adore you all!

Dawn Lucy


  • Reply Andrea May 30, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    What a great theme for your last post in this series! You do boho so very, very well! Can't wait to follow along through your 50s and beyond!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    P.S.: Let's meet for coffee or lunch with Lynn soon!

  • Reply Rachel May 30, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    You look fabulous! Yay for the big birthday coming up whoop whopp!
    Have a good memorial day!
    Rachel xo

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo May 30, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    We are almost birthday twins.

    I sure hope Nicole isn't right because 49 was NOT my favourite year. LOL

    I raise a toast to your 50's! Let's hope it's as good as everyone else claims!


  • Reply Monica P May 30, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    I am saying goodbye to my Fab 40's today 🙂


  • Reply Elegance and Mommyhood May 30, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    First of all, you look great for your age. I absolutely love this outfit and is something I would wear head to toe, not just the bohemian but also the whole 70s part – each item is 70s inspired! All the crew looks amazing this week. You know how much I love a Bohemian Look. I did an entire week of Boho looks, last week. I love Ann's, Diane's and Jennie's outfits, too. =)

    Happy Memorial Day! I did a different, fun post today! 😉

  • Reply Mica T May 30, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Love the jewel coloured top on you, so nice with the denim.

    A very happy birthday to you when it arrives! Shame your 40s had some downsides, and sorry for your losses.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply Samantha Blair May 30, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Farewell Dawn Lucy.
    May your 50's involve much less "serious stuff" and much more fun.
    My neighbour once told me that your 50's is a time to throw caution to the wind, and grab life with both hands.
    Wise words.
    She is in her late 70's and still fabulous.
    Have fun!!

  • Reply Nicole Mölders May 30, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Happy birthday. Remember: The best years in the life of a women are between 49 and 50

  • Reply Rena May 31, 2016 at 3:35 am

    Like you I grew up loving all things boho even before we knew to call it boho. Love your spin on it as well as all the other ladies. New adventures await you in your 50s.


  • Reply Andrea Nine May 31, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    How can it be? Are you sure you're not turning 40? Or maybe even 35? You are fabulous beyond measure my friend! Your style, your sweetness, and your positive outlook on life. You just radiate beauty from the inside out and I'm happy to know you. LOVE this outfit!!

  • Reply Shelbee On The Edge May 31, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    What a fabulous post, Dawn Lucy! The serious stuff and the fun stuff. You are going to be even more fabulous in your 50's! You look amazing in this outfit and now I want it! All of it! Every single piece…to wear tomorrow! Cheers to the fabulous 40's and let's go 50's!


  • Reply Doused In Pink May 31, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Happy Birthday! Love this boho chic look on you! You look fabulous!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply jodie filogomo May 31, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    The only good thing about the bad things, is for me, it makes me appreciate the good things more (did that make any sense).
    So happy wonderful 50th—you look fantastic!

  • Reply Rachel May 31, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    You look amazing!

  • Reply Julia @ When the Girls Rule June 1, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    I have another year until I say goodbye but reading your post makes me think it might be a bit sad. I've actually always imagined it as saying Hello to my 50's! It is a milestone though and probably a good time to take stock in the good, the bad, the memories and the future plans. You've got me thinking….


  • Reply Mummabstylish June 1, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Happy Birthday, and welcome to the fab fifties, still the same person, but feeling more relaxed – brilliant! Jacqui

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga June 2, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    happy Birthday Dawn!! Big celebrations! I love these looks all of them, and boy, Anne knows how to DIY , I am not crafty! A lovely tribute to the fab 40s. Great clogs and I am looking for a pair of those fashionable kick crops, you look FAB!
    jess xx

  • Reply vanity andme June 2, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Welcome to the club Dawn ! Happy birthday, I hope you get spoilt x

  • Reply The Wardrobe Stylist June 3, 2016 at 12:04 am

    That's a huge milestone you are passing! Wow how awesome! I am happy to hear you had great memories from your 40s but sorry to hear about your losses. Would love if you can check out my latest post about useful gifts for Dad and enter the giveaway to win a Father's Day gift

  • Reply Jill June 3, 2016 at 2:38 am

    I hope you throw yourself one amazing 50th birthday party. You deserve it! xx

  • Reply Angie June 4, 2016 at 2:35 am

    I'm so happy to have found you! My blog's subtitle is Age Doesn't Matter. I am a fellow bohemian at heart…in my own way…classic and urban, too. I'll be following you from now on. Happy Birthday! P.S. The 50's were just fine.

  • Reply Nicole Mölders June 4, 2016 at 4:06 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life June 7, 2016 at 5:03 am

    Always love your boho style! Happy birthday!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


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