Hippie Chic(k) @ 40+

February 21, 2014

I dress according to my mood. Anyone else?  Rocker, preppy, girly, sophisticated, punky, funky …. you get the idea … many moods, many fashion inspirations!  This week the archetype of the free spirited hippie was my style muse ….

Peace, love, and shopping!

Are ponchos still in? Well, I don’t care … I think they’re groovy and full of attitude!   

Carlos Santana handbag.  Guess flare jeans.

My husband seems to love the boho chic look on me and bought me this amazing Free People sweater coat for Christmas.

Our home in the Santa Cruz mountains definitely has a bohemian aesthetic.

Fringe heaven …

Another cool Free People sweater coat from the hubby ….

Love all the colors …

In true hippie spirit, I stopped to smell the flowers ….

And this lil fashion puppy is always on hand, eagerly awaiting any opportunity for a photobomb.

So fashion dolls, do you have any boho pieces that you love?  Do you think this look works past 40?  Do you change up styles or tend to mostly stick to one signature look?  I always love to hear your thoughts!

Dawn Lucy

Linking up to Visible Monday

Linking up to Fashion Item Friday
Linking up to Tres Chic Style Bits


  • Reply Renae of Simple Sequins February 21, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    hey Dawn Lucy! Nice to meet you. Thanks for linking up with Fashion item Friday today with your selections in this post. They are all equally FUN! I love all of the solid blues and then we get a mega stripe sweater coat. Wow!

    • Reply Renae of Simple Sequins February 22, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      Oh well thank you, for coming over and having some fun at my site. I hope I was equally inspiring.

    • Reply dawnlucy February 22, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks so much Renae!

  • Reply Monika Faulkner February 21, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Oh my gosh, Dawn…you are a girl after my own heart!! Dress according to mood?! Check!! Bohemian girl?! Check!! LOVE the third photo (so much 'tude, but in an awesome way!) and that long, striped FreePeople sweater is beyond amazing!! XO


    • Reply dawnlucy February 22, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      Aww thanks Monika! Maybe there's some freedom in using a timer cam … I can be as silly or full of tide as I want! Oxox

    • Reply dawnlucy February 22, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      Not tide … Tude … Hate autocorrect sometimes!

  • Reply Laura B February 21, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Great poncho and sweaters!

    • Reply dawnlucy February 22, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks Laura B!

  • Reply Shon February 21, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Hi, I love it all and say rock it how you please! I am boho chic meets urban prep, etc. I love all of your looks and that clutch earned a post all on it's own.

    • Reply dawnlucy February 22, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      Aww thanks! The clutch is from Nordstrom Rack. Isn't it cute?

  • Reply gangster boyscout February 21, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Stef *loves* Free People. But she's frugal so it's up to me to force the smile on her face by buying things for her there and leaving the receipt in the bag!

    • Reply dawnlucy February 22, 2014 at 12:16 pm

      Dragon boy, I'm just like Stef! Shannon buys me Free People and I stay happily ignorant of the price!

  • Reply Avenue 57 February 22, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I love poncho's! You look very cute

    • Reply dawnlucy February 22, 2014 at 12:16 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply kim at northerncalstyle. February 22, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I still love my poncho that I've had like 10 years. Cute post and you look great in this look.


    • Reply dawnlucy February 24, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      Thanks, Sweetheart! oxox

  • Reply citygirlstyle February 23, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    The boho look is fabulous on you! Love all the fun sweaters! ♡ Great post


    • Reply dawnlucy February 24, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! OXOX

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo Style Files February 23, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    I LOVE that sweater coat! All of your looks are great.


    • Reply dawnlucy February 24, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      Thanks a million for stopping by, Suzanne! OXOX

  • Reply fancystuffandprettythings February 23, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    You have a great sense of style and boho chic looks great on you. Fun!

    • Reply dawnlucy February 24, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      Aww, thanks so much! OXOX

  • Reply une femme February 24, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Oh, to live in the Santa Cruz mountains…I'm so envious!! Peace, love and shopping should be my motto :-D. I've always loved boho looks, and yours are so nicely done. That fringe-y sweater is awesome. Hug a redwood for me…

    • Reply dawnlucy February 24, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      Hee … I will hug a redwood for you, Dear! OXOX

  • Reply Mrs C February 24, 2014 at 4:36 am

    Oh, yes! Poncho is definitely still in, I love them and what a coincidence as I am wearing a fringed/tasseled cardigan too! I especially love the long stripe colorful cardi you have there.. pretty!

    • Reply dawnlucy February 24, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks so much! OXOX

  • Reply Pam @ over50feeling40 February 23, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Love the ponchos and sweaters…you were them so well. Cute pup!!

    • Reply dawnlucy February 24, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      Thanks, Pam! That's my Rox, who always wants to get into every shot!

  • Reply Paula Ruta February 23, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    I can slip back into my hippie roots at any given time! Love all these boho looks on you and I love free people. It took me a while to buy flares jeans, but I bought them and love them. xoxo

    • Reply dawnlucy February 24, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      Thanks, Paula! Flare jeans are flattering on many figures, I think. For me, they help to balance my hips. A hippy hippie! 😉

  • Reply Heather Lindstrom February 23, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Dawn you are a doll! This is such a fun post and it looks like you are having some fashion FUN ;). Not only can you pull off these colorful boho looks you look happy. I'm glad to see that life is good. I still love a poncho type wrap-the most comfortable style of dressing. I just wore a loosely woven one in Los Cabos as a matter of fact. Thanks for following along on my travels!
    Happy Sunday!
    xx, Heather

    • Reply dawnlucy February 24, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      Hi Heather! Your trip to Cabo looked so fabulous! Wow! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Can't wait to meet you and Adrienne in person one of these days! OXOX

  • Reply Patti February 23, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    You really own the cool boho look with these ponchos. Adorable doggie too! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

    • Reply dawnlucy February 24, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks so much, Patti! I'm loving Visible Monday. What a cool bunch of fashion blogs! OXOX

  • Reply Bastoni di fashion February 24, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    very nice look…. http://bastonidifashion.blogspot.com/

    • Reply dawnlucy February 26, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      Thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂

  • Reply Dressing Up For Me February 24, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I do too dress depending on my mood! Loving that wide leg pants you´re wearing and those colorful sweater coats are to die for. 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy February 24, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      Thanks so much! Yeah, the day after this, I was feeling preppy. You just never know with me! 😉 But I entertain myself!

  • Reply Trina February 24, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Dawn, Love it! I, too, dress according to my moods. And this boho mood is quite splendid and so much fun. I'm a die hard fan of anything Free People so that sweater coat is fabulous as well as your free spirit for the day. And, ues, of course it works past 40.

    • Reply dawnlucy February 26, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      Aww, thanks Trina! OXOX

  • Reply Jan Graham-McMillen February 25, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Of course I did! Then. I did way back when in the late 60s … I remember an Indian cotton skirt, midi length with self-fringe. And a full length military coat, fitted, with brass buttons. And rough-out, knee-high moc boots with little turquoise colored beads on the zipper pull tabs.
    You, of course, look fabulous and retro rather than lost in the era! You wear the period very well. Love your husband's taste in gifts!

    • Reply dawnlucy February 26, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      Jan, I would LOVE to see a pic of that outfit!!!! OXOX

  • Reply fashionableover50 February 25, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Hi Dawn! Love the name of your blog FASHION SHOULD BE FUN!!

    You can wear whatever your heart desires, you are beautiful and I love your style! Like you, I don't care if something is "out of style" (says who?) if I like it – I wear it. Actually, I'm glad we live in a time when everything goes: maxi and minis, skinnies and flares, vintage and new. I think the important thing about fashion is to have fun with it.

    Fashion is fun!!
    ♥ carmen

    • Reply dawnlucy February 26, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      Carmen, you're a gal after my own heart! Yes, yes, & yes! OXOX

  • Reply fashionableover50 February 25, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Hi Dawn, I just wrote a comment for you and it disappeared after I clicked "publish" Please check spam.

    ♥ carmen

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2014 at 4:46 pm

      OXOX 🙂

  • Reply Dawn Elliott February 25, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Thanks for your recent visit to my website! I was delighted to see your post on Bohemian fashion featuring my favorite brand Free People! I tend to dress boho most of the time, but that being said, I'm fairly moody fashion-wise myself! Love your FP pieces…my husband buys them for special occasions, as well…what smart guys we have! I love that red fringy sweater and have one very similar to your other one…a killer piece! Oh, and I'm over 50 and have no problem dressing any way that I want!

    • Reply dawnlucy February 26, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      Good for you, Dawn! Great name too! Enjoying your blog! OXOX

  • Reply Seeker February 25, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I'm also a moody dresser, despite some bouderies because of my work, I very much dress according my mood.
    You look really fabulous, the fringe-y sweater is so nice and the long cardigan is such an awesome piece and looks comfy.
    Oh, and of course the boho mood works past 40.
    Thank you so much for linking with Très Chic Style Bits.
    By the way love your motto "Fashion should be fun"

    • Reply dawnlucy February 26, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      Thanks for letting me be a part of Tres Chic Style Bits! OXOX

  • Reply Jill James February 26, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Your boho pieces are great and you wear then so well. Love a fringed poncho, never out of style. That is one adorable pup.

    • Reply dawnlucy February 26, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Jill! OXOX

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles February 27, 2014 at 5:56 am

    I'm a huge fan of ponchos….they look great with skinny jeans and boots!


    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2014 at 4:46 pm

      I'll have to give mine a try with skinny jeans! Thanks for stopping by my blog, Rebecca! OXOX

  • Reply Genesis Aguilar February 28, 2014 at 3:20 am

    love all of these looks, I'm obsessed with the bohemian style! nice blog!


  • Reply Vanessa Culpepper February 28, 2014 at 6:55 am

    i am loving that long, striped sweater! ~ http://buddingfashionista.com/

  • Reply Bastoni di fashion February 28, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Very nice…..http://bastonidifashion.blogspot.com/

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  • Reply pastcaring March 1, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Hi there, good to meet you! I love the name of your blog, and yes, I too am a where-my-mood-takes-me kind of dresser. Love your cool hippy boho vibe, it suits you so well.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting, I appreciate it.
    Love Curtise xxx

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