Hello April!

April 1, 2018

I’m ready for a brand new month!  How about you?  I always like to start a month with fresh new plans and goals.  This month feels even better and brighter since we’re getting some warmer weather and my April is starting off with my spring break!

Of course a sparkling new month calls for some fresh new looks …

spring style over 40, style over 50

The Outfit

This pretty sweater is the Adrienne Boat-Neck Pullover (c/o J.Jill).  It’s made of linen and rayon and feels just heavenly!  Plus it comes in such pretty spring colors! (Suggested to hand wash or dry clean, but mine looks great after the delicate cycle and air-dried.). This shade is called Begonia (I want to call it Watermelon Sorbet!) and keep an eye out for my wearing the Snap Pea shade soon as well (still thinking up a new name for that color. Am I the only one who renames colors?!)

The pants are Essential Cotton-Stretch Ankle Pants (c/o J.Jill).  Anyone else have a love/hate relationship with white pants?  Do I even need to explain?!  These are lightweight and stretchy and the perfect ankle length.  Oh, and they come in other colors and prints too!  And of course, I want them in black.


The Straw Bag with Drawstring (c/o J.Jill) is the cutest mid-size tote with feminine details like the floral lining with a drawstring to keep your items safe, as well as a cute little tassel.

Also wearing my Kendra Scott Lacy earrings, Kendra Scott Elton cuff bracelet, Aldo cat-eye sunglasses (back in stock!), also my Chico’s girlfriend bracelet and Italian Shoemaker sandals (both no longer available).



I’ve been experimenting with my make-up recently and have a few fun new products to share.

From 100% Pure …

Long Last Liquid Eyeliner in Black Tea – I’m more of a eye pencil girl, but this goes on and stays on.

Creamy Long Last Lip Liner in Punch – My new go-to lipliner. In love!

Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick in Protea – A bright pretty hot pink/fuschia shade.

Better Naked Palette – a pretty and natural palette.

From NYX …

Love Your So Mochi Electric Pastels Eyeshadow Palette – so much sparkle and fun in box!

Micro Brow Pencil – I’m pretty attached to using powder on my brows, but this might change my mind.

Finishing Powder in Translucent – gives a nice flattering finish.

(All c/o … I know, I’m totally spoiled.)

And wearing my old favorites – Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Covergirl Lash Blast.

midlife style, J.Jill for spring 2018



J.Jill April collection review


J.Jill for April, J.Jill Adrienne Pullover in Begonia


fresh spring looks, classic style over 40


straw basket bag with drawstring









Hope everyone is having a beautiful start to their fresh new month! Let’s make April shine, Ladies!

More spring style ideas … here, here, and here.

Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy


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  • Reply Tracy April 1, 2018 at 9:16 am

    This is absolutely the perfect spring outfit! I hear ya with the love/hate relationship with white pants. You really have to find a good pair that flatters your body in order to be able to pull them off!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy April 2, 2018 at 7:07 am

      Right? It has to be a good fit … and personally I need to be in the mood to wear white pants! lol! 😀

  • Reply Carol Daily April 1, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Hi Dawn,
    Wondering if you have any suggestions where to find spring pants, especially casual ones, that fit pear shapes?
    .I seem to remember that you said you have a pear shape. I am slim, but have the hardest time finding pants to fit. If they fit in hips and thighs, they do not fit in the waist and vice versa. Have you ever blogged about that issue before? I will try the J.Jill pants you are wearing in this post.. I enjoy receiving your newsletter.
    Thanks so much,Carol Daily

    • Reply Dawn Lucy April 2, 2018 at 7:06 am

      Hi Carol! So fun to hear from you and I always love questions! Yeah, I’m pear shape for sure, so I hear ya on this issue. Loft, NYDJ, Gap, and Old Navy all have curvy cuts available and I do well with those options. Also any pants with a little stretch fit better too. These J.Jill pants are stretchy and also I love my Chico’s So Slimming pants (stay away from their Diamond cut, it’s for women with the opposite problem!). Keep me posted on what you find because I always love suggestions too! I’ve been working on a post all about dressing for pear shapes for ages, so now you’ve motivated me to work on that again. Thanks! And thanks for being part of my newsletter crew too! You gals are extra special to me and I love sharing with you all.

      Dawn Lucy

  • Reply Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies April 2, 2018 at 12:09 am

    My problem with white trousers is that one mark and the look is spoilt. I really look the look though – so I’m torn. I love the spring colours. Great outfit x

    • Reply Dawn Lucy April 2, 2018 at 7:08 am

      I feel the same way. White pants are out of my comfortable zone for sure. I like hearty clothes that can take more of a beating throughout the day! But it is a fresh spring look. I’m torn too! ;D

  • Reply Mica April 2, 2018 at 1:08 am

    Your top is such a great colour, perfect for spring! I really like it with the white pants too. I’m too clumsy for white pants, but I admire them on others, haha!

    Hope you had a happy Easter! We have really enjoyed the long weekend, with beach time and family time and some long naps from the boys letting me catch up with blogging!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply Anna at Muttonstyle April 2, 2018 at 1:09 am

    I was really pleased to see Kendra Scott in the UK recently but I can’t remember where. I think Selfridges. Gorgeous bracelet in aqua


  • Reply Patti April 2, 2018 at 4:26 am

    Wonderful Spring-y look! Love the backdrop too, and you look gorgeous. xox


    • Reply Dawn Lucy April 2, 2018 at 7:08 am

      Aww you’re so sweet. Thanks, Patti!


  • Reply Simplement Lui April 2, 2018 at 4:41 am

    Great spring outfit; very nice white pants combined with the pink top!


    • Reply Dawn Lucy April 2, 2018 at 7:08 am

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply Lise April 2, 2018 at 9:35 am

    The color of this top is really cool. Really does look like watermelon 🙂 Lise

    • Reply Dawn Lucy April 3, 2018 at 5:27 pm

      Right? Let’s rename it! 😀

  • Reply Kristin April 3, 2018 at 10:42 am

    This outfit makes me want to head to a coastal destination stat! With the straw bag, bright top, and white pants it’s perfect for strolling the boardwalk. I’m ready for a fresh month, too! And one with some nicer weather.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy April 3, 2018 at 5:28 pm

      Yessss … sign me up for that boardwalk stroll! I’m in!! 😀

  • Reply Jessica A Jannenga April 3, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Pretty mix of pink and white on you! Looks like Spring!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • Reply Dawn Lucy April 3, 2018 at 5:27 pm

      Thanks Jess! OXOX

  • Reply Ada April 3, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    That is a pretty sweater and perfect for Spring. And I love that you renamed the color too, much better. Love how you styled it. =)

    Welcome by and join the Sunday Showcase linkup for this month and as usual stop by Thursdays for my style linkup. =) Thanks!


  • Reply Shelly April 5, 2018 at 4:51 am

    Loving this color on you Dawn Lucy! This sweater looks like the perfect weight.

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