One Shoulder Trend (& Link Up)

July 26, 2018

This one-shoulder trend is a fun look for a date night or a vacation.

I challenge you to wear a ruffly one-shoulder blouse and NOT feel festive and sassy!

vacation look over 40

Top /Slimming Pants /Earrings /Shoe (option)/Sunglasses /Lipstick

So, I just lucked into this cute top. My buddy Rachel bought it for herself and the size wasn’t quite right … so lucky me!  Since then, they restocked it in her size so we can be twins now whenever we want to. Ha!

What to do you think, Rachel? Salsa lessons or something, in matching outfits?!!  ?

Also wearing my favorite slimming pants from Chico’s and my pretty new lightweight earrings from Kendra Scott.


ruffle one shoulder top over 40

sexy outfit for women over 40





ICYMI, be sure to check out my latest kimono, tips how to rock the oversized trend, and what I bought at the Nordstrom sale.

I know summer officially just started a month ago, but as a teacher who’s going back to work in a couple of weeks, I feel like my summer is winding down.  But before it does, I’m determined to squeeze the absolute most fun out of what’s left!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!


Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy

An InLinkz Link-up


Happy weekend … cha cha cha!


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  • Reply Jodie July 26, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Now that’s a good friend!! And it’s perfect on you!!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 27, 2018 at 6:25 am

      Haha … right?! She is a doll!! OXOX

  • Reply Lori Laverty Gorman July 26, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Chicos Bridgette pants are the BEST!! Every time a new color comes out, I buy a pair!!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 27, 2018 at 6:26 am

      I love them! SO flattering!! OXOX

  • Reply Mica July 26, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    What a fun top! It’s great your friend could give it to you! I’m loving the monochrome black outfit with the leopard print and the little touch of red with the red clutch! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a lovely week 🙂 I have a blogger event today I’m looking forward to! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 27, 2018 at 6:27 am

      Can’t wait to follow along with your blogger event, Mica! OXOX

  • Reply Rena July 26, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Fabulous flirty and fun option. Thanks for sharing your styling inspirations and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 27, 2018 at 6:31 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Rena! 🙂

  • Reply Nancy July 26, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Fantastic! The look and your friend!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 27, 2018 at 6:30 am

      Hehe … thanks!! 🙂

  • Reply Andrea Nine July 26, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Hello HOT Co-Ed. You look amazing, you look sexy and you look sooo young. I am all about one shoulder and I am in love with this outfit!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 27, 2018 at 6:30 am

      Aww you’re too sweet … adore you, Andrea! OXOX

  • Reply jacqui July 26, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    I love this top, I’ve only got one dress like this and it’s growing on me! I featured it a few weeks ago, and love the look. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 27, 2018 at 6:30 am

      I need to go back and check out your dress, Jacqui! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • Reply Emma Peach July 26, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Fabulous outfit! I do love one shoulder tops!

    Emma xxx

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 27, 2018 at 6:29 am

      Thanks, Emma! OXOX

  • Reply Stephanie July 26, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    I am loving that ruffle top!!! So cute!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 27, 2018 at 6:27 am

      Thanks !! OXOX

  • Reply Paul July 26, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    As always, looking amazing in black

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 27, 2018 at 6:27 am

      Thanks, Paul! 🙂

  • Reply Nicole at High Latitude Style July 26, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    That’s a real challenge, but you really know how to master it. You really rock and own that look!.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 27, 2018 at 6:28 am

      Aww thanks, Nicole! 🙂

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge July 27, 2018 at 3:50 am

    Love this glam look and I adore the one shoulder trend! Thanks for the link up!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 27, 2018 at 6:28 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Kathrine! 🙂

  • Reply Kellyann July 27, 2018 at 3:58 am

    So chic and sexy! Love all black with those leopard heels!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 27, 2018 at 6:28 am

      Thanks Kellyann! 🙂

  • Reply Jennie July 27, 2018 at 6:47 am

    Looking Hot, Hot, Hot!!!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 28, 2018 at 5:46 am

      Aww you’re too sweet! OXOX

  • Reply Joi @INMYJOI July 27, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Fabulously styled- you look GREAT!!
    Joi |

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 28, 2018 at 5:46 am

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge July 27, 2018 at 8:37 am

    Dawn, this outfit is sassy! I love it! Of course, the leopard pumps are spot on with this chic all black outfit. Love, love, love!


    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 28, 2018 at 5:47 am

      Aww thanks so much, Shelbee! OXOX

  • Reply Jessica A Jannenga July 27, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Im a fan of the one shoulder and love this chic look on you! Great bag too!
    jess xx

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 28, 2018 at 5:47 am

      Thanks, Jess! 🙂

  • Reply Suzanne July 27, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Oh you are just rocking that top my friends! Fun and sass! Darling on you!
    Have a great weekend!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 28, 2018 at 5:48 am

      Aww, thanks so much, Suzanne! OXOX

  • Reply Darlene July 27, 2018 at 10:14 am

    I LOVE an all-black outfit with leopard pumps, and your outfit is darling!! I tend to shy away from one-shoulder tops, but this one is making me reconsider! Haha! Thanks for sponsoring the Link Up, too.
    xx Darlene

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 28, 2018 at 5:49 am

      You know, it’s funny because I’m not sure I would’ve bought this for myself. But since it was given to me, I tried it, and I have to say I really love it! 😀

  • Reply Cheryl July 27, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Dawn, I love that top so much—that was an incredibly lucky score from your friend! I might have to borrow this outfit idea for my next date night!
    Cheryl Shops |

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 28, 2018 at 5:50 am

      If you do, be sure to tag me! And yeah, what a good friend, right?! Hope she continues buying the wrong sizes! ;D

  • Reply CHERIE July 27, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Oh Dawn, this is such a chic and fun look, I LOVE IT!! And I love the one shoulder top, may need to invest!


    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 28, 2018 at 5:51 am

      Thanks, Cherie! I’m sure you would rock it, just like you rock everything! OXOX

  • Reply Elle July 27, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Yes, absolutely squeeze in as much summer fun as possible. I do love your one shoulder blouse, but for me I find them uncomfortable. You look totally chic!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 28, 2018 at 5:52 am

      It does take some getting used to for sure! Thanks, Elle! OXOX

  • Reply Johlene Orton July 28, 2018 at 4:36 am

    I love one shoulder tops but have a love-hate relationship with strapless bras. However, I recently saw this ** bra on M&S which I thing I just might order… You look stunning btw!!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 28, 2018 at 5:53 am

      Yeah, strapless bras are notoriously uncomfortable …. can’t argue with that one! Will check your idea! 🙂

  • Reply Laura July 28, 2018 at 5:52 am

    So cute! And I am loving those leopard pumps!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 28, 2018 at 5:54 am

      Thanks so much, Laura! 🙂

  • Reply Nailil July 29, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    I love this style! The one shoulder and ruffles are perfect. Love the hint of animal print here too.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 30, 2018 at 3:31 pm

      Thanks so much, Nailil! 🙂

  • Reply Mother of 3 July 30, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    So so adorable but this is not a style I can pull off.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 30, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      It’s always good to know what you can pull off and what you can’t. I could never pull off a romper. I had a cute lil 20-something try to convince me that I could, but hey, there’s a reason these thighs haven’t been out in public in years! ;D.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Reply Trina July 30, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    You look gorgeous! Love those leopard pumps with the Black 🙂

    • Reply Dawn Lucy August 1, 2018 at 4:48 pm

      Aww thanks so much!

  • Reply Ruth August 4, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Ooohhhh I love the leopard heel. You look so chic and ready for a night out!

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