Ironically Tacky & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up Party!

July 9, 2015

Have you ever fallen in love with something against your better judgement? I mean, you know it’s straining the bounds of good taste well beyond the breaking point, but for some reason you love it anyway?

That’s how I feel about this crazy graphic tee that I found shopping with my husband last weekend.  The shirt says things like “strike a pose” and “fashion blogger” and “red high heels” …. my inner 9 year old was squealing with delight!  Hubby was just shaking his head.

I read somewhere that hipsters wear normcore clothes ironically. Can I wear this tee ironically? How does one go about wearing something ironically?  Is it all in the facial expression?  Like this …

Or this ….

Outfit Details and Shopping Ideas

Top – Love J (Ross)

Distressed jeans and tank – Old Navy
(Style tip: if you love a crop top but don’t want to overexpose your midriff, a tank underneath is always a good idea.)
Rebecca Minkoff Mab Tote
Earrings – Trina Turk via Rocksbox 
(Special offer: one free month of Rocksbox with the code “fashionshouldbefunoxox”)
Cage/gladiator sandals – Steve Madden
I have no excuse for my crazy self this week …  
but don’t I look happy?!
My very favorite July 4th looks from last week’s linky are …

Heather of Forage Fashion
Rachel of Rachel Lately

These dolls are celebrating the holiday in style!

Now my dear fashionistas, link up, link back, and have fun! 
As always, thanks so much for making Fun Fashion Friday fabulously fun & fashionable!



  • Reply Katie D July 9, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    I love your top! It's fun and quirky, which I always love. Your poses are just perfect too! Have a great weekend!


    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      Aww thanks Katie dear! OXOX

  • Reply Tina Bradley July 9, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Oh, I adore this shirt, Dawn! And, you look super-cute in it, too! Loving the red, white & blue inspirations so much–always fave combo of mine. Alice's blog is one I enjoy reading frequently. Thank you for hosting another wonderful link up. xx T.

    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      Thanks so much, Tina! OXOX

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life July 10, 2015 at 1:15 am

    I think the top is perfect and so fun with those gorgeous heels!! And what a nice surprise to see me featured with these stylish ladies – thank you for the shoutout!


    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion link up.

    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      Truly loved this look , Alice! 🙂

  • Reply cathy July 10, 2015 at 2:16 am

    Your top is so cute! It is pretty funny that it has rockstuds! I am guilty of wearing them too. LOL. Love all your poses and expressions!


    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      Hey, I'd wear a pair of rock studs in a heartbeat! Thanks, Cathy! 🙂

  • Reply jodie filogomo July 9, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    I happen to love this top!! Of course you should have it and wear it any way you want…it has shoes on it…enough said!! jodie
    ps…thanks for hosting the link-up….I finally got brave enough to do them!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      So happy to have you on board, Jodie! 🙂

  • Reply Aleczandra Sallows July 9, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    What a cute top! The print is super fun. Love those heels too!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks Dear! 🙂

  • Reply Carrie July 9, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    That shirt is super duper fun and I love it and it really seems to fit your fun and active personality which you share through all the fun poses you strike up in your photos!


    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      Hee hee … thanks, Carrie! 🙂

  • Reply Mica T July 9, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    That is a very fun tee, and yes you do look super happy, it's nice to see! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up.

    Away From The Blue

    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      Thanks Mica! 🙂

  • Reply Tiina L July 9, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Brilliant! I love dressing with irony… I used to have a t-shirt with the text 'I ❤️ shopping', and I loved it. But then there are always people who don't get irony, and it was so tedious when they wanted me to apologise for my 'shallow consumerism'… But I still think something fun like this top is worth the joy it gives you (the world is full of idiots, sorry, I meant 'intellectually challenged' and we can't cure them all…), so go girl!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      Hee … love the support Tiina! OXOX Thanks!

  • Reply Rachel July 9, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    I love your tee, how cute and cool! That bag is gorgeous!
    Thanks for hosting Dawn!
    Rachel xo
    Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me link up is now LIVE

    Garay Treasures

    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      Thanks Dear! 🙂

  • Reply Marta July 10, 2015 at 12:38 am

    Super fun tee and totally suits you!! Another great look, enjoy your weekend and thanks for hosting Dawn Lucy!:)

    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      Thanks Marta! 🙂

  • Reply Shellie Bowdoin July 10, 2015 at 1:12 am

    Dawn, I think you''re rockin it…too many years around teenagers, hahaha! Just a reminder about #funsummerfinds!


    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      OMG … that's so true … many years with teens make it hard to grow up! 😉 LOL

  • Reply Megan Crean July 10, 2015 at 1:47 am

    That top is so fun! Unique too 🙂 I love your bag as well!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      It IS fun! Hee! Thanks Megan! 🙂

  • Reply peacockfairy July 10, 2015 at 2:15 am

    Great find! I love it!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply StyleDiaryByOsy Osehie July 10, 2015 at 2:26 am

    You were having so much fun with this top, love it.

    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      I am having fun! Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply Pam Greer July 10, 2015 at 10:26 am

    I love that tee-shirt – so fun!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks, Pam! 🙂

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo July 10, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Ha! This is a fun top : )


    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Hee … thanks, dear! 🙂

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles July 10, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    On the contrary, you make it look so fab and fun! Have a great weekend!


    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      Thanks Rebecca! 🙂

  • Reply Merci Jowi July 10, 2015 at 6:13 am

    Lovely top and you rock girl! Thanks for hosting.

    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      Aww thanks so much, Merci! 🙂

  • Reply Straight A Style July 10, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    You are so funny. And your blog posts always make me smile. I just love that you really do have fun with fashion! Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      Hee … I really do, Amy! 😀 thanks so much!! OXOX

  • Reply Nora Minassian July 10, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Your smile and fun poses show how much you like the t shirt and are having fun wearing it and sometimes that's all you need, you look fab!

  • Reply S. Thomas July 10, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Love that tee! So beautifully (and ironically) worn.

    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      Hee … thanks!! 🙂

  • Reply Irene Papadopoulou July 10, 2015 at 10:54 am

    so casual and fun!
    thank you for hosting the link up!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks Irene! 🙂

  • Reply Doused In Pink July 10, 2015 at 11:06 am

    That top is darling and so fun! You look fabulous!


    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks Jill! 🙂

  • Reply Charming Lucy July 10, 2015 at 11:33 am

    I love that you have so much fun with fashion! Great tee! Thanks for the link up and be sure to link up with Charming Friday today! Susan

    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      I really do! Thanks Dear!

  • Reply Laura B July 10, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Love how you styled that awesome tee!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      Thanks Dear! 🙂

  • Reply Amy Johnson July 10, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Such a fun shirt and photos!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks Amy! 🙂

  • Reply Heather Wyancko July 10, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Thanks for the feature Dawn Lucy! What a nice surprise!
    Thanks for having this AWESOME link-up!
    Heather Wyancko

  • Reply Monika Faulkner July 10, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    I don't think I could have resisted this "fashion blogger" graphic tee either, dearest Dawn!! 😀 And layering it over that red tank is a smart way to make the cropped silhouette completely street-worthy…two thumbs up from me for sure!! XOXO

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge July 10, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    You look fabulous and look like you are having so much fun! Such a fun top. 🙂

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga July 10, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Of course you have the poses NAILED .. I would just look foolish! Love the t- and I think the messages and pics on it are so cute!
    Happy Weekend!
    jess xx

  • Reply Denise Kokinis July 10, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    That top is so fun! I love how it has prints of fashion items on it, such a cute idea! Love how you styled it!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • Reply Petite Silver Vixen July 10, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Sometimes good taste has to be thrown out to be replaced with some serious fun! The poses are hilarious and wonderful; utterlly befitting the mood of the whole outfit. You totally own it.

  • Reply Alexandra B. July 11, 2015 at 6:37 am

    I think the tee is fun 🙂 Not sure about wearing ironically either. It's one of those phrases that can easily tossed around, meaning everything and nothing. Maybe it is that you know others would "judge" but you are wearing it anyway. Or because you are poking fun of yourself. Buh?

    Thanks for hosting the link-up & have a great weekend!

    Alex – Funky Jungle

  • Reply My Rose Colored Shades July 11, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    That's such a fun top and so appropriate for a blog post. You always put a smile on my face with your fun poses. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Debbie Stinedurf July 11, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Love the top Dawn…I would totally wear it! And those sandals along with your attitude are perfect with it. 🙂

  • Reply tara langdale July 11, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    amazing post! Your shirt is so fab!
    Tara Belle
    Northern Lights – Southern Belles

  • Reply NotJessFashion July 12, 2015 at 10:26 am

    you go girl! fashion should also be about feeling. if you feel happy and confident with what you're wearing who cares if people say its tacky!

    Jessica |

  • Reply Tall girl July 13, 2015 at 10:23 am

    I love your photographs — so much fun! — and who knows what you're supposed to look like while wearing something ironically. I think you just have to look really cool and indifferent, and if someone asks about your top (or any random question), make sure to point out that you're being ironic. Just in case.

    Anett | Tall Girl's Fashion

  • Reply J. Elle July 16, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    I am completely with you on this one – fabulous and fun graphic tee! What do husbands know about fashion, anyway? You styled it marvelously! Thanks for linking up with Charming Friday – hope to see you back tomorrow!

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