Metallic Details and Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

February 16, 2017

The metallic trend is in high gear if New York Fashion Week is any indication … and duh, if it’s not an indication then what is, right?!

style blogger over 40 wearing the metallic trend


I’m having so much fun with my new Rebecca Minkoff metallic embroidered floral guitar strap!  Geez, that’s like four trends in one!  Here I attached it to my studded clutch bag and love them together. There are so many fun straps at the RM site right now and some are even on sale.

This tunic is from a small local boutique and the label says Groceries, though I couldn’t find anything like it on their site. I did find an even cuter option from Loft (40% off right now with code HAPPY)!

And of course my favorite cropped flared pants (now back in stock at Nordstrom and on sale too!).

The fun bronze loafers are Donald J. Pliner.

My arm stack has some cool pieces, including a Jord wood watch and an evil eye bracelet from Michal Golan.

And I threw on this old military wool coat, another vintage hand-me-down from mom.

OOTD, midlife style, crop flare trend, guitar strap trend
wearing trends over 40, trendy over 50

metallic details, guitar strap


weekend cool casual, style over 40


My favorite outfit from last week’s link up is Shelly of The Queen in Between in this totally adorable look!

Ladies, be sure to check back here on Sunday for The Fierce 50 Campaign post.  Fifty bloggers over 50 are having a special celebration!

And then Dolls, I’m going to do something I’ve never done. I’m going to take a week off from blogging. I think I’m gonna hate that!  LOL.  But I promised my hubby some relaxing vacation time and it will probably be a healthy break for me too. I’m sure I’ll be on social media here and there though.

Before you know it, I’ll be back with vacation stories and photos!  Get on the list and don’t miss a thing!


Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply jodie filogomo February 16, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    I do love this metallic trend! It’s nice because it goes with everything!!
    I see shoe shopping in my future….

  • Reply Joi @InMyJoi February 16, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Such a chill look, LOVE!!

  • Reply Mica February 16, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    I love your guitar strap! 🙂 Although I’m on a 6 month no shop challenge I’m definitely wanting to get one of these when I’m back buying again. It’s just so hard choosing one! This one you have is really nice 🙂

    Thanks for the link up!

    Hope you are having a lovely week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply Laurie February 16, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Comfortable wear on a lux scale! Love this Dawn. See you at the link up? xx

  • Reply Andrea Nine February 16, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    I have always been a fan of metallics and you look ever so darling!!

  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes February 16, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Super cute outfit! The embroidered guitar strap is fabulous! I may have to get one…

    Have a wonderful vacation! A break from blogging will be so nice!

  • Reply Colleen @ 50 Days of No Grey February 16, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    I have loved metallics for the past few years – they are just like a neutral and go with everything. Great outfit on you!

  • Reply Katie February 16, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    I love the metallic details of your outfit, especially the bag! The guitar strap trend is so fun! Have a fantastic weekend and thanks for hosting!


  • Reply Marta February 16, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Looking so chic & on point in this outfit! The guitar strap is so fun and those bronze loafers are amazing! Happy weekend Dawn Lucy:)

  • Reply Susan February 16, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    SUCH a great look…love how you put everything together. And the details!!! Love the bag and that guitar strap is so cool!!! XO Susan

  • Reply Gail Hanlon February 17, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Metallics is one trend I’ll always buy into! Your outfit and the details is perfect!

  • Reply Lisa February 17, 2017 at 12:57 am

    I adore your clutch bag and the guitar strap! Embellishment is my middle name, so I always zoom straight in on anything with extra details like that.

    Enjoy your break, and look forward to seeing what you got up to! Thanks for hosting xxx

  • Reply jacqui February 17, 2017 at 1:02 am

    Spot on! Just seen another blog with metallic mules and I’m so annoyed I didn’t jump on them in Next yesterday!!! Another visit I think. lol Love you relaxed, stylish look. x Jacqui

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge February 17, 2017 at 3:12 am

    In love with this chic look! I want that bag and love the guitar strap. Thanks for the link up!

  • Reply Nancy February 17, 2017 at 3:44 am

    Oeh, Should I buy a metallic pleated skirt then? I love all pleated skirts! You look great! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Kim February 17, 2017 at 4:09 am

    Love this look!

  • Reply Jill February 17, 2017 at 4:14 am

    I’m loving the metallic details on this chic look! Your guitar strap is so fun! Enjoy your vacation!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Carrie February 17, 2017 at 4:25 am

    As always, great pieces and style! Have a beautiful weekend!

  • Reply Amy February 17, 2017 at 5:36 am

    Amazing look! Love everything about it, especially those shoes!

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge February 17, 2017 at 6:02 am

    Okay, Dawn Lucy, I am swooning over here! That tunic is so fabulous! Totally my style. And I love it with the cropped pants. The bronze loafers are making me green with envy and the guitar strap is completely amazing! Just perfect! I will be copying soon, I think!


  • Reply Mary Murnane February 17, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Such a cool strap and it goes perfectly with your purse. Amazing combo. Love this look!


  • Reply Emma Peach February 17, 2017 at 6:38 am

    I love your bag! The guitar strap is gorgeous – and matches your bracelets. Fabulous outfit!

    Emma xxx

  • Reply Mary H February 17, 2017 at 6:46 am

    I love the fun details on your crossbody bag and the metallic loafers! Thanks for linking up at Fabulous Friday!

  • Reply Monika Faulkner February 17, 2017 at 7:07 am

    I’ve had feelers out for a guitar strap to zshuzsh up my bag collection, dearest Dawn…but I haven’t yet found anything as perfect as your Rebecca Minkoff version!! I LOVE the floral detail; it’s exactly the little “pop” – together with those major metallic loafers! – to take this taupe and black ensemble from cute all the way to WOW!! P.S. Enjoy your well-deserved week off with your hubby…I’m definitely envious!! XOXO

  • Reply Terri Gardner February 17, 2017 at 7:55 am

    I love Michael Golan-great choice!

  • Reply Cathy February 17, 2017 at 8:31 am

    I love your guitar strap-we’re twins! So we need to get a photo together in our matching straps 🙂

    Love your outfit too!!


  • Reply Sabina @Oceanblue Style at Manderley February 17, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Those metallic loafers are just awesome Dawn Lucy. Love the way you styled them in a very modern subdued way. Makes it even more outstanding. I just got a pair of silver loafers and cannot wait for spring to arrive over here. Hope you haven’t gotten any more of that rain??? xo Sabina

  • Reply Oh to Be a Muse February 17, 2017 at 9:48 am

    The bag and guitar strap are my fave!

  • Reply jess jannenga February 17, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Dawn, I am a big fan of details with my outfits! love this and Donald Pliner makes some great shoes! Love the metallic look and Im going to have to check out Hudson some time. I have plenty of designer denim but never tried them and you look amazing in this Have a gtreat weekend!
    jess xx

  • Reply Stephanie February 17, 2017 at 11:32 am

    such a great outfit. Your shoes and bag are amazing! Thanks for having such a great link up!

  • Reply Ruth February 17, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    I love the metallic trend and these loafers are absolutely fabulous. You look beautiful!

  • Reply Amy Arnold February 17, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    You look amazing! I am loving all the fun trends in this look. The bag is so cool, and those crop flares look so good on you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Rena February 17, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Oh, I’m swooning over those chunky metallic loafers. So perfect for running around in on the weekend or for any occasion that you know you’ll be on your feet. The whole look is great. Thanks for the inspiration and for the link up.


  • Reply Suzanne February 17, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    First off the guitar strap, fabulous! Next the metallic shoes, love! This whole look is so on trend! Good for you for taking a week off, you deserve it, enjoy! See you Sunday for the big #Fierce50!

  • Reply Rachel February 21, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Love the details of the whole look!

  • Reply Jennie February 21, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    You wear minimalist looks like this so well and know just how to add the right details for extra sass. The bronze loafers are Amazing. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

  • Reply Cindy L February 22, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    So glad I found you on Instagram through the Fierce 50 campaign — I have enjoyed your blog for the first time, and have signed up for a subscription. I so appreciate this inspiration!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy February 26, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      Oh thanks so much for the sweet comment, Cindy. Sorry I’m just getting back to you, but I’ve been on vacay! Thanks so much for signing up for my newsletter! Looking forward to connecting!


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