Middle-aged Goldilocks & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

February 18, 2015
I felt a bit like Goldilocks recently looking for a chambray shirt. The shirt was either too big, too small, too dark, too light, too short, too stiff, or too boxy.  So this middle-aged Goldilocks was thrilled to finally find this shirt that was just right!  It’s Cloth and Stone (an Anthropologie brand) and I found it at Crossroads Trading, a store with new and gently used clothing to buy, sell, or trade.
It was the perfect color and length for me and so soft too.  Isn’t the back detail cute?


Outfit details:
Jeans – Gap Always Skinny
Plain white tee – Old Navy
Shooties – Madden Girl
Black straw bag – Vintage
Necklace – Lucky Brand
Earrings – Nordstrom Rack
Sunglasses – Readers.com
Denim with denim? Of course!  We all know those old rules no longer apply!


And this little guy wanted to come see what Mommy was up to.


Sending out a huge thanks to everyone who has been participating in FUN FASHION FRIDAY! I’m having tons of fun and I hope everyone else is too!
Here are a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day inspired looks from last week …
Debbie of Fashion Fairy Dust is looking hip and chic in her plaid sweatshirt and leather skirt.
Alice of Happiness at Mid-life is a feminine romantic vision in pretty polka dots.
How adorable is Chioma of Chioma’s Evolution of Style in her Barbie pink skirt and denim jacket?
Miriam of Farm Girl outdid herself this week with this precious Valentine’s Day look.  Love those red tights!
Laura of I Do DeClaire looks fabulous in this cozy red sweater and those great pattern pixie pants!
Okay Dolls, time to party …
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Thanks so much!
Dawn Lucy
Linking up with: Passion for Fashion! Fashion Friday! Favorite Fashion Friday! Welcome to the Weekend! All About You! Confident Twosday! Style Sessions! Tremendous Tuesday! Trendy Wednesday! What I Wore! Style Me Wednesday! Throw Back Thursday! Spotlight Weekly!



  • Reply Tina Bradley February 20, 2015 at 12:53 am

    I adore the chambray! It's a classic must have piece! Lovely pics, Dawn and I am in awe of the featured fashionistas you've assembled here. I know Debbie's and Laura's fabulous blogs well–frequent reader of both. Hugs and thanks to you for hosting this link up! xx T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 1:48 am

      I always have so many awesome looks to pick from that it's hard to narrow it down! Yes, a chambray shirt is a must have and something my wardrobe was definitely missing until now! Thanks so much for being my first FUN FASHION FRIDAY participant of the day! WOOHOO!

  • Reply Natalia Lialina February 20, 2015 at 2:33 am

    How wonderful to find something you've been searching for a long time! Love the back of the shirt, lovely find! Thank you for the invitation. Have a great weekend!

    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 2:02 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Natalia! OXOX

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo February 20, 2015 at 3:56 am

    That denim shirt is a great find!

    You're wearing a Texas Tuxedo ; P


    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      Hee hee … I have heard of a Texas Tuxedo … yeehaw & yeah me! 😉

  • Reply Miriam February 20, 2015 at 1:02 am

    Thanks so much for featuring me Dawn Lucy!! I'm a huge denim-on-denim fan myself, and you found the perfect shirt. Fabulous casual outfit, with the heels kicking it up a notch and making it oh-so-sexy!

    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 1:49 am

      Aww thanks, Miriam! Loved this adorable look on you and was so happy to feature you, Sweetheart! OXOX

  • Reply Maricel @ My Closet Catalogue February 20, 2015 at 1:48 am

    Thoroughly jealous of your shirt – the back detail is the bee's knees! And how funny that I was just in the market for a new pair of Madden Girls.

    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 2:09 am

      The bees knees! Love it! Link up a post, Maricel! Love your style! OXOX

    • Reply M @ My Closet Catalogue February 20, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      Just did! The only unfortunate thing about your linkup is that my Friday looks are always so casual (due to my unofficial "Chucks on Fridays" mandate) that I feel a bit out of place amongst the bevy of stylish beauties. Ah, c'est la vie, n'est-ce pas?

    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 2:02 pm

      I love casual & I love Chucks! Never let that stop you! OXOX

  • Reply Garaytreasures February 20, 2015 at 2:53 am

    Love the chambray on you! I am right with you Dawn as I have yet to find the perfect chambray top or shirt dress, hopefully soon with spring looming around.

    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      Hope you find your perfect chambray shirt too, Rachel! I said no to a lot of them before I found this one! OXOX Thanks so much for joining the party!

  • Reply Jing Xu February 20, 2015 at 3:57 am

    Perfect outfit for a lady with long and lean figure!

    From Jing at http://www.bejingxu.com

    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      Aww your'e the sweetest, Jing! OXOX

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life February 20, 2015 at 4:03 am

    I feel honored to be honored!! I love your look – those heels are pretty awesome!


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      Loved this polka dot look, Alice! You always look pretty! OXOX

  • Reply The Real Arnolds February 20, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    You said it! I know chambray is supposed to be a wardrobe staple, but I don't have one because I can never find the right fit. I love the back of this one. And those gladiator heels are killer!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      Exactly … it has to be the right chambray shirt! And yeah, I kinda love these shoes for sure … finally warm enough to wear them here (this week anyway!)

  • Reply Tiina L February 20, 2015 at 7:12 am

    It's a great shirt. You do smart casual so well.

    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      Aww thanks! I love smart casual so that's a great compliment! OXOX

  • Reply Mica T February 20, 2015 at 8:29 am

    That is a lovely chambray shirt on you! It's so nice when your search for a perfect item comes to a happy end! Makes the wait and search worth it IMHO! 🙂

    thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue

    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      Yes it makes you appreciate it more when you find it (just like a good man!) 😉

  • Reply Glenda February 20, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    I dig Cloth and Stone. I find their items often at TJ Maxx. You're rocking this look. You look strong and confident and I bet you feel the same.

    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      I do! Thanks so much, Glenda! 😀

  • Reply Nora Minassian February 20, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Love this look, especially you bag and the sandals are fab! And how cute is your cat 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 6:33 pm

      Aww thanks, Nora … nothing better than a cute bag, cute shoes, AND a cute cat!! 😉

  • Reply catherine February 20, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Great find goldilock, I love the back of the blouse

    Joly Look

    • Reply dawnlucy February 21, 2015 at 12:16 am

      Thanks, Catherine! OXOX

  • Reply Doused In Pink February 20, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Your tailored chambray is fabulous! I'm loving this denim on denim look!

    Doused In Pink

    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks so much, Jill!OXOX

  • Reply Laura B February 20, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    So glad you finally found the perfect chambray! That back detail is adorable! And thank you so much for featuring me!

    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      Of course, Gorgeous! OXOX

  • Reply Jeans and a Teacup February 20, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Chambray shirts are the best! I love pairing mine with denim too 🙂
    Jeans and a Teacup

    • Reply dawnlucy February 21, 2015 at 12:18 am

      Thanks so much for linking up, Jessica! OXOX

  • Reply Sabina B February 20, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Thanks for hosting and you are one lucky woman taking pics in sunny CA 🙂 Apparently we both love all denim trend! Posting one today and another one on Monday! Sabina | Oceanblue Style

    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      I know, right? I take it for granted sometimes, but we really do have amazing weather here! Thanks for joining in the Friday fun! OXOX

  • Reply Highland Fashionista February 20, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    LOVE me a chambray shirt! Thanks for the invite to participate! You look fabulous and I love getting to know some of these other bloggers!

    • Reply dawnlucy February 21, 2015 at 12:18 am

      Aww so glad! You're invited every Friday! OXOX

  • Reply Marta February 20, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Love this chambray top especially the back slit detail!! Have great weekend Dawn Lucy:)

    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      Thanks so much, Marta! OXOX

  • Reply Monika Faulkner February 20, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    I'd steal your look from head to toe, dearest Dawn!! The back detail of your new chambray shirt is just the kind of thing I'm always looking for, too…a little twist on a "basic" piece!! That vintage straw, briefcase-style bag has a really luxe vibe; and your shoes?! The perfect balance between edgy and chic!! P.S. Smooches to your photo-bomber!! XOXO


    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      I'd steal your look this week right back, Monika! Thanks, sweetheart. Pumpkin sends smooches back to you!

  • Reply Carrie February 20, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    I love the back of that chambray shirt, how fun! I have three chambray shirts, two are in different washes and my favorite of the three has tiny polka dots on it. My dark wash one, which I wear the most could be a TAD bit longer so that I could layer it under tops better… but, oh well! I will just keep looking. Love this look on you!

    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      I just took some pics with a plaid shirt that I was excited to layer and found it kinda short! So I feel ya! Congrats on your successful new link up party and thanks so much for always being a part of FUN FASHON FRIDAY!

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga February 20, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Hi Dawn!
    Hope you are staying warm, it was 4 here last night! Love the chambray shirt. Great minds think alike, I was looking up chambray tops on ebay this morning. Love the back detail and just cant stop staring at your bag. I love the style, I am a satchel type or structured bag girl too. Lovely!
    from the link up,
    please stop by, jess xx

    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 6:33 pm

      This bag is totally you! I got it for a steal at a local thrift store. Isn't it fab? 4 degrees?!! I can't even imagine! Stay warm and cozy and thanks so much for always being a part of FUN FASHION FRIDAY!

  • Reply Mama and More aka Zaz February 20, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Love the Goldilocks analogy! I have felt exactly the same… until I also found Cloth & Stone, in TK Maxx in London! How funny, huh? Thanks for hosting, do come and join in my linkup, All About You xx


    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 6:33 pm

      I will come link up for sure! Thanks for inviting me! OXOX

  • Reply cherie at stylenudge.com February 20, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Wow! I love your shooties (I've never heard that term, but I love it). Thanks for your great link up!


    • Reply dawnlucy February 20, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      Hee hee …. Shoes + booties …. kinda sandals + booties … oh well … THANKS! OXOX

  • Reply A Labour of Life February 20, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    holy oops, vacation brain, almost missed your link up. My post has been updated tp link to your page. Thanks for doing this and as always you look awesome

    • Reply dawnlucy February 21, 2015 at 12:17 am

      Aww thanks for linking up even with vacation brain! Muah!

  • Reply Fashion Sabbatical February 20, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    I love the back of your shirt! Double denim, funny isn't only a short while we wouldn't dream of it! And now! I am terribly late with my entry (life gets in the way..) but it is quite fitting…about double denim! Thanks for hosting a link up party!

    • Reply dawnlucy February 21, 2015 at 12:17 am

      Can't wait to read your double denim post! Thanks so much for joining in the link up fun! OXOX

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles February 20, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    Yup loving the pretty back details of the chambray and those heels are killing it!!!


    • Reply dawnlucy February 21, 2015 at 12:19 am

      Thanks so much for linking up, Gorgeous! Still think you're lying about being 50 though! ;P

  • Reply Megan Crean February 21, 2015 at 2:54 am

    I know how you feel! I am so picky about chambray tops and I have 3…I don't really love any of them a ton. I need to find the perfect one and I'm glad you did! It looks so good on you! I am jealous that you live in nice weather. Here, we are getting 5-8 inches of snow and the temps are below freezing. help!

    • Reply dawnlucy February 21, 2015 at 12:41 pm

      Oh dear … brrr …. come visit me for some sunshine and shopping! 😀 Thanks so much for linking up your cute post with FFF!

  • Reply Carrie Carson February 21, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    My goodness! Those shoes are fantastic. You look like a model!

    • Reply dawnlucy February 22, 2015 at 2:01 am

      Oh you're just the sweetest! Thanks for making my day! OOXX

  • Reply Clairejustine oxox February 22, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Lovely outfit, denim over a white shirt always looks so good 🙂 great sandals ..

    Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop..

    • Reply dawnlucy February 22, 2015 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks so much! OXXO

  • Reply Bogi RedReticule February 26, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Beautiful casual chic look! Love your denim shirt!
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  • Reply Chineze Anigbogu February 27, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Love the back detail of your denim jacket.

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