My 50th Birthday & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up Party!

June 23, 2016

This is 50! 

I’m not gonna lie. 50 has some challenges: body parts I never even noticed before are starting to look old (hello elbows?!), I put on and take off a sweater about 20 times a day, and the bathroom scale is obviously broken.

But being 50 also means being confident in who I am.
It means that I have a whole new decade of fun and fashion ahead of me. 

And I was lucky enough to have several amazing celebrations:  
Super sweet girlfriends took me to lunch and shopping.

With Lynn at Santana Row

With Rachel at Stanford Shopping Center

And I have several other celebrations coming up soon too.
Even my fabulous amazing husband bit the bullet and spent a day shopping with me in San Francisco.  


And breakfast at Tiffany’s!

I’m a super lucky lady with so much to be grateful for.  Bring it on, fifties! I’m excited and ready for you!

Last week’s favs … not only are these outfits amazing, but the photos are just so gorgeous too!

Taylor of Pink Heels, Pink Truck channeling some serious Alice!  LOVE!
Monika of Style is My Pudding … cool girl chic at it’s best. Let’s just hope the railroad is not in use. Be careful, Monika!

Dana of Dana Loves Fashion and Music rocks a look chic enough for a triple view!

Let’s make this link up extra fun for my birthday, Dolls!  Link up, link back, and visit each other!

Dawn Lucy


  • Reply vanity andme June 23, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Sending you happy 50th birthday Dawn.I am very envious! Breakfast at Tiffany's ! I would love that. Hope your getting very spoilt xx

    • Reply dawnlucy June 23, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      I really am a lucky bday girl! Thanks so much, Dear! 🙂

  • Reply Monica P June 23, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Welcome to 50! I passed that mile stone at the end of May and yes, indeed, my scale IS broken. I should chuck it for sure 😉


    • Reply dawnlucy June 23, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      Stupid scales! Let's revolt!! ;P

  • Reply Dana Jo June 23, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Dawn! <3
    Don´t matter what number.. most important is how you feel! :-*

    I turned 51 in May and I never felt better! Ok.. I´m older and every day there apprear a new wrinkle but.. who cares.. I enjoy my life, I´m happy married, the family is healthy and well! Everything is good! 🙂

    Thank you sooo much for introducing me and my… tripple! <3

    have a wonderful, sunny and nice day
    Dana 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy June 23, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      Adore your attitude and style, Dana! Let's show the world the our 50's can be the very best decade yet! OXOX

  • Reply Andrea Nine June 23, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    50, fierce, fabulous, and oh so beautiful!! That is what you are inside and out!! I sincerely doubt anyone looks at you and thinks your are 50..too darn cute and beautiful and I believe you shall always look younger than you are!! Love, hugs, and wishes that this year brings you so much joy!!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 23, 2016 at 10:56 pm

      Aww your comments just always melt my heart, Andrea. I wish you lived closer and we could hang out … and of course shop together!! 😀 Thanks for all the support and well wishes. You are definitely beautiful inside and out too, Sweetheart.

  • Reply Jaymie Ashcraft June 23, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    50 and fabulous!!!!!!!!

  • Reply jodie filogomo June 23, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Happy best birthday ever Dawn!!
    The sweater thing is funny—I can totally relate. But, hey…I hardly have to shave my legs anymore—so there is some advantage (besides what you stated!!)

    • Reply dawnlucy June 23, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      It's like my personal thermostat is totally haywire! 😉 Thanks so much for coming by to wish me a happy bday! 🙂

  • Reply Mica T June 23, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    A very happy birthday to you Dawn! You continue to look amazing as always and it looks like you're kicking off your 50s with some great celebrations and time with friends and family 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Reply dawnlucy June 23, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      Thanks so much, Mica! 🙂

  • Reply Rena June 23, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Happy birthday and welcome to the 50's! It's not just a distant decade any more.


  • Reply Celia M. High Heeled Life June 24, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Welcome to the fabulous 50s!! ~I'm 6 months in and loving it – !! Happy Birthday lovely lady! 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 2:24 am

      Thanks for the welcome! 🙂

  • Reply Andrea June 24, 2016 at 12:10 am

    You look amazing & you are so sweet & fun! You truly make 50 look fabulous!

    Have fun celebrating your birthday!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 2:25 am

      Aww thanks so much, Andrea! 🙂

  • Reply fancystuffandprettythings June 24, 2016 at 12:59 am

    Happy birthday! You make 50 look amazing.

  • Reply Katie D June 24, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Happy Birthday! You look amazing! Also, it looks like you've had a fun week celebrating your birthday. Thanks for hosting and have a fabulous weekend!


    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 2:25 am

      It's been such a fun week! Thanks Katie! 🙂

  • Reply Marta June 24, 2016 at 1:53 am

    Happy 50th Birthday Dawn Lucy!! You look super fab and love your confident & positive attitude about age! Hope you had a great celebration!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 2:26 am

      Aww thanks Marta! It's been super fun! 🙂

  • Reply kim tuttle June 24, 2016 at 2:40 am

    Happy birthday, lady! You wear 50 very well and I hope you enjoy your bday celebration. Xo

    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      Thanks so much, Kim! 🙂

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life June 24, 2016 at 3:29 am

    Looks like you are bringing on the 50s with some fab fun! Happy birthday!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Reply Tiina L June 24, 2016 at 3:40 am

    Happy birthday! 50 and fabulous!

  • Reply Shannon at Gamine and Stripes June 24, 2016 at 4:24 am

    This was such a fun post. I loved seeing all your outfits. 🙂 xx-S

  • Reply Fabulousandfunlife June 24, 2016 at 4:49 am

    Happy 50th Birthday. I'm not too far behind you, in my late 40s, and in a strange way I am looking forward to my 50s when they arrive in a couple of years time.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      Good for you! Yay for the 50's! 🙂

  • Reply Yvonne Aeberhard Stutz June 24, 2016 at 5:30 am

    Have a fabulous Birthday Sweetie! You look awesome and this is a super cute post!
    …next week it's my 51st Birthday – eek…but I simply don't feel it…and I am sure you are the same!

    Yvonne xx

    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Girl, we make 50 look good! Yay us! 🙂

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge June 24, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Happy Birthday pretty lady! I'm right behind you. 🙂 Love how confident and strong you are! Enjoy this important milestone and thanks for being such an inspiration!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 2:51 pm

      Aww thanks so much, Kathrine! Hey we look good, Chick! 🙂

  • Reply Doused In Pink June 24, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Happy Birthday! You make 50 look fabulous! Wishing you a wonderful year!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Shelbee On The Edge June 24, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Happy, Happy Birthday, Dawn Lucy! You certainly are one lucky and much loved lady, for sure! You are going to completely rock your 50's! Have a fabulous weekend, gorgeous young lady!


    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      Thanks Shelbee! I am so spoiled and lucky! 🙂

  • Reply Fashion Fairy Dust June 24, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Happy happy birthday pretty lady! Welcome to the club! xo

    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      Thanks Debbie! 🙂 OXOX

  • Reply Shelbee On The Edge June 24, 2016 at 11:23 am

    And thanks so much for joining my link up!

  • Reply Tea June 24, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Happy Happy Happy! Hope you had an absolutely wonderful Birthday Dawn Lucy! Keep on being your bright and lovely self.
    xo Tea

    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      Thanks so much, Tea! Very sweet! 🙂

  • Reply The Wardrobe Stylist June 24, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    You are still looking great! Happy birthday!! You age gracefully! Would love if you can link up to

    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      I'll be right over! Thanks so much, Sweetheart. 🙂

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles June 24, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    OMG have a blessed and fun birthday my dear and welcome to the golden years club!!!

    Come check out how this GIVEAWAY I will be hosting for yoga wear brand AIRABELLA ACTIVE at the blog next week – Happy weekend!


    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      Yay for our golden years! Thanks Rebecca! 🙂

  • Reply peacockfairy June 24, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Happy Birthday! You look amazing!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      Thanks so much, Dear! 🙂

  • Reply The Midlife Fashionista June 24, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    50 is just the beginning. Happy birthday to a gorgeous woman! XOXO Susan

    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      Yay! Thanks Susan! 🙂

  • Reply Straight A Style June 24, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Happy birthday!! So glad you are getting to do some fun things to celebrate. I always love your honest yet balanced and positive approach to age and fashion.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm

      Aww thanks so much, Amy Ann. That means a lot to me! 🙂

  • Reply Rachel June 24, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Happy 50th Birthday! That is awesome all the places you have been to lately, and what a sweet hubby to go with you.
    Rachel xo

    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm

      He's a good guy for sure. I'm lucky. And seems like you're a lucky lady too, Rachel! 🙂

  • Reply StyleDiaryByOsy Osehie June 24, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Happy 50th Birthday Dawn! I am glad to see you had an amazing celebration (I should say celebrationS since you had so many lol). You look fabulous in every outfit. Enjoy the new year dear.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      I feel like I've been celebrating for weeks now! Hee! Thanks, Dear! OXOX

  • Reply Monika Faulkner June 24, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    *singing* Happy Birthday, dear Dawn…Happy Birthday to you!! XOXO

    Lunch (or breakfast!) and shopping sounds like the PERFECT way to celebrate your big day…and may I just say that you look absolutely fabulous while doing so?! And thank you sooo much for including me in your lineup of "faves" from last week; that railroad shoot wasn't as dangerous as it looked…I promise!! ;D

    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      Haha …. well, you obviously survived, so I won't worry too much! ;P Thanks Dear!

  • Reply Amy Johnson June 24, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Happy Birthday! And welcome to the fifties. Whatever you do, keep your fun style/no rules attitude. Looks like you had a fabulous birthday!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      Aww thanks a million Amy! 🙂

  • Reply Mary June 24, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Happy, Happy Birthday, Dawn Lucy! 50 looks fabulous on you!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks so much, Mary! 🙂

  • Reply J. Elle June 24, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Happy 50th birthday, pretty lady! I enjoyed seeing your many looks and places you went to celebrate. I felt confident about turning 40 and I feel certain I will be the same when I turn 50.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      I'm sure you'll rock 50 as well, Dear! 🙂

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga June 24, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Woohoo, Happy Birthday to you! You look great, you made me laugh with your introduction.:-) Love the hat and you look great. My bday is coming up and I will be 48, so not far behind. So much fun so far huh/ I know my hubby hates to shop, nice of yours to go with you because of your bday. ENjoy my friend and have a great weekend
    jess xx

    • Reply dawnlucy June 24, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      Yeah hubby was a super good sport to let me drag him around Union Square to all the stores. I love my bday! Except the getting older part, lol. Muah!

  • Reply Laura Bambrick June 24, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Happy Birthday pretty lady! You are looking fabulous!

  • Reply Suzanne Bell June 24, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Looks like you have been having a great Birthday month! Whohoo! You look amazing in all of these photos – I really love that dress that you are rocking in the last photo! Looks like you and the hubby had a great visit to the city and a gorgeous day! Happy Birthday, you sure don't look 50.. buts what's a number? You look fabulous!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 25, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      Thanks so much, Suzanne! And again before my summer is over, we need to meet for lunch and some shopping!

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo June 24, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Happy Birthday! We are almost twins : ) I had my birthday June 5th and also turned 50.

    I try not to look at what is happening behind me on my body. Nothing good going on back there! LOL


    • Reply dawnlucy June 25, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      Yay for us, Suzanne! Let's show the world how much 50 can rock!! 😀

  • Reply Emma Peach June 24, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Happy birthday! Looks like you've been having lots of fun…your husband is a good sport for going shopping with you, mine hates it! Growing older is a privilege denied to many so we should just embrace it. Have a great weekend 🙂

    Emma xxx

    • Reply dawnlucy June 25, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      Yes, growing older is much better than the alternative! Thanks, Emma! 🙂

  • Reply Nora Minassian June 24, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Happy birthday Dawn, you look fab no matter what age 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your celebrations, great way to start them with shopping though lol :)) Also if there is anything you like from my shop let me know and I will give you a special "birthday disocunt".

    • Reply dawnlucy June 25, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      Ooo what a nice offer. Thanks, Nora! OXOX

  • Reply Petite Silver Vixen June 24, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Welcome to the 50 club Dawn! It's a big year for you me and Suzanne Carillo. We've all turned 50 this month. I was at the beginning of the month, so I give you a big toast from a fellow June Birthday girl and a 1966 baby!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 25, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Oh wow! I'm so happy to celebrate with you two rad chicks! Yay for us & yay for 50! We'll show the world how fab and fun 50 can be! 🙂

  • Reply Cherie James June 24, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Well Happy Happy Birthday Dawn! 50 is a big one, celebrated mine 5 years ago!! Yikes. Looks like you had a wonderful one. Love all the photos!!!


    • Reply dawnlucy June 25, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      You look amazing, Cherie .. .and have the coolest best style! Muah!

  • Reply Dasha Guyton June 24, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Pop. Fizz. Clink. Cheers to aging with grace & style! Happy Birthday!!!


  • Reply Elegance and Mommyhood June 24, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    It looks like you had an amazing week of fun for your 50th birthday. Such great outfits too, especially the maxi with the hat! Happy belated 50 once again beautiful Dawn Lucy!

    <3 Ada.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 25, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      Thanks so much sweet Ada! 🙂

  • Reply Veronica Cid June 24, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a wonderful time celebrating! Cheers to 50!
    Thanks to linking up to #UntamedStyle and hope to see you next week!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 25, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      I'm really enjoying your new link up, Veronica! 🙂

  • Reply Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style June 24, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Happy milestone birthday! I love your style and humor and confidence, full stop. 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy June 25, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      Aww what a nice comment. Thanks a million, Jen! 🙂

  • Reply Megan Crean June 24, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Happy happy birthday! I hope you have a fabulous day!

  • Reply kim at northerncalstyle. June 24, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Yay you! Fifty is fabulous. I hope you had a great birthday. I'll send you a note because we have to do lunch and celebrate. Extending the birthday is good too! Here's to getting spoiled ! Hugs! xo Kim

    • Reply dawnlucy June 25, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      I would love that, Kimi! Thanks!! OXOX

  • Reply 50 Days Of No Grey June 24, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Happy 50th! You look fab and I hope you enjoy all your celebrations. I've got another 6 months to go before I turn that milestone, but I'm looking forward to it!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 25, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      Yay for 50 & yay for us! 🙂

  • Reply robincharmagne June 24, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Welcome to Club 50, have a fun and fabulous birthday!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 25, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      Woohoo! Thanks Robin! 🙂

  • Reply Nancy's Fashion Style June 25, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Happy birthday!???Hope you have a fabulious day!

  • Reply Erica Valentin June 25, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    50 looks fantastic on you!

  • Reply Lanae Bond June 25, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Happy Birth Day! You looks like you had a fab time celebrating the big 50!

  • Reply Carmen Varner June 25, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Wishing you a very happy 50th birthday. Aging doesn't have to be bad, it means that you're alive & still creating wonderful memories. Although it is fun to look back over the years & see how you've grown or changed. :]

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  • Reply trendy chickadee June 25, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Happy birthday!! 🙂


  • Reply Sheree Ho June 25, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Happy Birthday lady! You look fabulous. Thanks for hosting the linkup!

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Reply nancy baten June 25, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Thank you for linking up!

  • Reply Suzy Turner June 27, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Looks like you've been having a wonderful time. I hope you continue to celebrate for the next year at least 😉
    Suzy xx

  • Reply Jeans and a Teacup June 30, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Happy Birthday! You look fabulous for 50!
    Jeans and a Teacup

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