J.D. Williams for the Holidays! (& Link Up)

December 7, 2017

Hey Dolls, I told you I had a special velvet holiday dress to share and here it is!  Isn’t it pretty?!  Are you crazy over the velvet trend right now too?

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This post is sponsored by JD Williams. All opinions and words are all my own as always.


My Holiday Look with JD Williams

I always have at least one fancy party to go to during the holidays and I always want something really special to wear. I want to look both elegant and trendy.  I feel like I’ve hit the right note here.  What do you think? The dress, bag, and shoes are all from JD Williams!

About JD Williams

JD Williams and their sister company Simply Be have been style powerhouses in Britain for awhile and now they are spreading their fabulous shopping experiences to us in the US.  JD Williams specializes in clothing with a flattering fit in a wide range of sizes.  They carry sizes 6-26, bra sizes up to 50 inches and cup K, and a fabulous shoe selection in both wide width and wide calf.

Along with the fabulous selection and flattering styles, JD Williams offers free shipping over $60 and free returns.  And .. ready for this?  They are generously offering my readers 40% off regular priced merchandise right now with code DAWN40 …!!! (Let the holiday shopping begin!)

The Joanna Hope Crushed Velour Maxi Dress

I was happy to see that JD Williams had so many dresses that I thought would be a good choice for me. It’s no secret that I’m crazy about the velvet trend right now, so of course I had to choose this gorgeous crushed velour Joanna Hope dress.   It’s is so soft and comfortable. I love the stretchy forgiving fabric and the flattering fit and flare shape.  The dress comes in this this beautiful teal as well as black and burgundy.

Lovebirds Embroidered Clutch

How pretty is this beaded lovebird clutch? I love a chic little evening bag or clutch, but I’m not good at all at packing light for an evening out (or for anything for that matter).  I love this special clutch because it’s actually big enough to fit a phone, comb, powder, lipstick and keys!  You will see this bag again in another outfit post very soon!

Gold Block Heels

No holiday look is complete without fabulous glam shoes and I am loving these gold block heels from JD Williams.  Even thought they’re very high heeled and sexy, the trendy thick block heel makes them pretty easy to walk in.

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And since I’m on a velvet kick, I picked Jessica of Jeans & a Teacup as the featured look of the week.  Isn’t she looking gorgeous in this velvet blazer?

Don’t forget to link up, Dolls.  And definitely don’t forget to take advantage of the 40% off code (DAWN40) for JD Williams!

Thank you so much for stopping by Fashion Should Be Fun and sharing this midlife style adventure with me. If I haven’t told you lately, I appreciate you all so much.

Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Trina Morgan December 7, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Beautiful dress! Love the color on you. Velvet is in season 🙂


  • Reply Cheryl Tucker December 7, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    That dress is timeless and should be in everyone’s closet. Those shoes and that bag are glorious!

  • Reply jacqui December 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    This is amazing – love both the velvet and the colour. Nice photos too. x Jacqui

  • Reply jodie filogomo December 7, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    What an incredible dress, Dawn!!!
    I definitely need one with long sleeves!!

  • Reply Rena December 7, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    The dress is beautiful and the color is gorgeous. The whole look is stunning and perfect for a holiday season celebration. Thank you for sharing this fashion find and for the link up. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.


  • Reply Laurie December 7, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Fantastic choices Dawn. I love all the items you have chosen. The bag is gorgeous xx

  • Reply Lisa Richardson December 7, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Wow! That dress is such a gorgeous color and I don’t think you had found a better venue for your photographs. Just lovely!

  • Reply Marta December 7, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Yes I’m with you on being crazy about velvet this season and this dress is beautiful on you! Such a perfect and festive look for the holidays!

  • Reply CHERIE December 7, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    What a stunning holiday dress, the color is amazing and those shoes with that metallic heel, LOVE. And the bag just is the icing on the look. Fabulous Dawn. Thank you for hosting.


  • Reply Mica December 7, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    That is such a beautiful velvet dress! I love those heels with it too. They are perfect for Christmas time but so wearable for the rest of the year too!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a good week so far and all your Christmas preparation is going well! I’m so behind with wrapping presents – need to do more this weekend!

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  • Reply Jessica December 7, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Thanks so much for the feature! I love your velvet dress too!

  • Reply Anna Marcus December 7, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    I don’t know what I love the most, probably all three. Stunning shoes, gorgeous dress and beautiful shoes, stunning look

  • Reply Nancy Baten December 7, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Beautiful! And what a rich color! And velvet wears so very smooth doesn t it!

  • Reply Deborah Stinedurf December 8, 2017 at 2:27 am

    That dress is gorgeous…of course the velvet makes it awesome, but the color is super pretty!

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge December 8, 2017 at 3:47 am

    The dress and heels are stunning! This color is so beautiful on you and such a perfect look for the holidays!


  • Reply Jonet Wooten December 8, 2017 at 4:45 am

    This dress is absolutely dreamy. The color, so rich and velvet, swoon. Beautiful post, darling. Xo Jonet

  • Reply Suzy December 8, 2017 at 5:33 am

    OMG Dawn, I’m in LOVE with that dress! It’s absolutely gorgeous and it looks beautiful on you. Love the backdrop too. And those shoes… so dreamy. I wish I could wear such high heels but nope… my feet will just not let me lol!
    Suzy xx

  • Reply Kishina Heaggans December 8, 2017 at 6:22 am

    Hi, Dawn! You absolutely slayed me in this gorgeous velvet dress. I love the fit and the color is amazing on you. Thanks for sharing your personal style and hosting the link up as well!

  • Reply amy December 8, 2017 at 6:36 am

    What a gorgeous holiday look! I LOVE everything!

  • Reply Monika Faulkner December 8, 2017 at 6:44 am

    You look INCREDIBLE, dearest Dawn!! Velvet is indeed a crush of mine – I’ve added both a velvet jumpsuit and a velvet slip dress to my wardrobe lineup recently – and now I’m jonesing to include a pretty party dress (the teal colour of yours is SO rich looking!) in my collection, as well!! And those new shoes and bag?? You’re lucky we don’t live in the same neighbourhood, or I’d be heading over right now to raid your closet for my own holiday parties!! ? ?


  • Reply Jennie December 8, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Beautiful dress and gorgeous color! I love this length on you. I am also crazy about velvet right now. I just purchased the prettiest purple paisley suit and I cannot wait to wear it!

  • Reply Laura December 8, 2017 at 8:05 am

    That dress is just amazing on you! I love the color!

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge December 8, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Dawn Lucy, this is a stunning dress. That color is magnificent on you. And what beautiful photos. I love every bit of this from head to toe!


  • Reply Cheryl December 8, 2017 at 11:39 am

    That is a gorgeous dress—the color looks amazing on you—and I really love your accessories! I’m also wearing velvet in my post this week—tis the season!
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  • Reply Shelly December 8, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Girl! You look like a snow princess…gorgeous. And those shoes…love!

  • Reply stephanie December 8, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    love that dress and the bag! You look amazing the window behind you adds to the whole look!

  • Reply Ruth December 9, 2017 at 8:01 am

    That dress is gorgeous! I love the color and of course the crushed velvet is fabulous!


  • Reply Emma Peach December 9, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Beautiful dress, the colour looks fabulous on you! I love the bird bag, the embellishment is so pretty and it’s a good size too. I have a few items from JD Williams and always enjoy wearing them. The fit and quality is great.

    Emma xxx

  • Reply Theresa Campbell December 12, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Wow,what a gorgeous dress. Love the color and the texture and how it flatters the figure. A great holiday look. Will have to check out JD Williams. And that bird clutch is stunning.


  • Reply Missy May December 12, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    From the sleek hair to the block heels, this is absolutely perfection. You look stunning!!


  • Reply Lanae Bond December 12, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    That is a gorgeous dress! I love the length of it and the color!

  • Reply CTNBEE June 21, 2019 at 7:41 am

    I like such stylizations very much. Very elegant dress. The dress looks fantastic. Of course, all accessories are equally well chosen.

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