Open Weaves of Summer

May 30, 2014

One of my favorite looks for summer … crochet tops and cardigans.  I love the beachy boho vibe!  
Here are three outfit ideas …

But first of all, how cute are my photobombers?

I’m still wearing my ortho shoe, but I hobbled around in real shoes just for pics.

 Love this H&M cardi with flared jeans, summer sandals, and a pretty lace scarf.  I look so cute, Rox wanted to make out with me!

How ready am I for summer?  Summer begins for teachers when we turn in grades and keys.  For me that was today!

Found this cool crochet top for a steal at Ross.  Also wearing Old Navy distressed skinnies and Seychelles sandals.  The sun hat is from Coolibar, a great website to go to for all things sun protection. Sunnies by Ralph Lauren.

Lucky’s look says, “Are you done, Mom? Can we play ball now?”

And how about one evening date night look?  Just right for a dining al fresco by the shore!

Kika ponte knit pants, Carlos Santana bag,  and Style & Co top.
If I’m starting to look a bit disgruntled, this is about the time my darn broken toe started throbbing, reminding me to put my medical shoe back on.

And that’s all for today, Dolls.

Looking forward to a summer with more time to check out all your fab blogs!

Dawn Lucy

Check out this month’s HIWM round up with Adrienne of Rich Life on a Budget and Jill of Everything Just So!

Linking up with What I Wore Wednesday!
Linking up with Renae for Fashion Item Friday!
Linking up with Rachel the Hat!
Linking up with Patti for Visible Monday!


  • Reply Renae of Simple Sequins May 30, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Fabulous ensembles here Dawn Lucy! I love the bag in the first outfit, the hat and lace top in the next (and the doggie photo bombing, too) Thanks for joining Fashion item Friday, so faithfully! I appreciate it so much!

    • Reply dawnlucy May 31, 2014 at 1:58 am

      Aww thanks Renae! I love being a part of the fun and fab gang on Fashion Item Friday! Thanks for including me, dear.
      Dawn Lucy

  • Reply sylvia @ 40PlusStyle May 31, 2014 at 1:49 am

    Great tops! I never wear these kind of tops but I love how modern they look with your other pieces like your jeans. Especially like your look with the distressed skinnies as well as the all black outfit.

    • Reply dawnlucy May 31, 2014 at 1:58 am

      Thanks so much, Sylvia. Loving your blog so much!

  • Reply The Real Arnolds May 31, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I agree, fun boho vibe! Love your photobomers. 🙂 Thanks for linking up! I had fun co-hosting with Renae!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Reply dawnlucy May 31, 2014 at 11:42 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Amy Ann!

  • Reply May 31, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    A fabulous trio of outfits and a great way to celebrate the begiinning of Summer..You have a sophisticated boho vibe goiing on here!!!

    • Reply dawnlucy May 31, 2014 at 11:41 pm

      Oooo .. I love that description … "sophisticated boho" …. thanks so much for that!

  • Reply TRENDSURVIVOR May 31, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Lucy looks so cute!!!!! Great outfits!!! Loving your total black!

    • Reply dawnlucy May 31, 2014 at 11:42 pm

      Thanks so much, Nina!

  • Reply Glenda May 31, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Each look is smashing Lucy, but then again, you have a models figure. 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy May 31, 2014 at 11:40 pm

      Aww … you're way too sweet, but thanks for making my day.

  • Reply Jen Lawrence May 31, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Gorgeous! And the photobombs are wonderful.

    • Reply dawnlucy May 31, 2014 at 11:42 pm

      Aww .. thanks Jen!


  • Reply Laura B May 31, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Those jeans are so perfect with your wedges! And I love that crocheted top! It's really pretty with the mint underneath. Love, love, love that backyard!! Wow!

    • Reply dawnlucy May 31, 2014 at 11:39 pm

      Aww thanks! I love our little cabin in the woods. You're so sweet.

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo Style Files June 1, 2014 at 2:07 am

    That top from Ross is pretty sweet. The hint of mint with the cami is great too.

    You have the perfect deck and yard for taking photos!


    • Reply dawnlucy June 2, 2014 at 2:21 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Suzanne! My yard is a pretty good place to run around taking timer cam pics with my iPhone … lots of places to prop up the phone … and lots of privacy so the neighbors can't see my silly poses!

  • Reply Monika Faulkner June 1, 2014 at 2:02 am

    You're off for the summer, dear Dawn?! How fabulous is that!! No wonder you're celebrating with these three boho-chic looks!! I'd honestly wear them all!! The flare jeans and lacy scarf of Look One; the gladiator sandals and fringy top of Look Two; and that black Carlos Santana bag in Look Three are particularly yummy!! Better get that boot back on though…I don't want you to need it any longer that absolutely necessary!! XO

    • Reply dawnlucy June 2, 2014 at 2:16 am

      We would have so much fun shopping together, Monika! And yes, off until August! WOOHOO!
      Dawn Lucy

  • Reply Lady of Style June 1, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Fabulous looks, Dawn Lucy! Only yesterday I looked at some crochet cardigans at H&M… after seeing your stylings I better return there sooner than later! Especially love the 70ies inspired styling but also the all black.

    I am so much looking forward to summer but it doesn't yet feel like it, it has been wet and grey and our temperatures are still not summery…

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Reply dawnlucy June 2, 2014 at 2:17 am

      Aww .. it's hard to have chilly weather when you're in the mood for summer. But where you live always looks so beautiful!

      I do love that 70's vibe! Thanks so much for the comments, Annette!
      Love your blog & love your style!

  • Reply Tina Bradley June 2, 2014 at 12:34 am

    You are one elegant woman! Love your style! T.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 2, 2014 at 2:19 am

      Aren't you the sweetest? Thanks, Tina!

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles June 2, 2014 at 3:14 am

    Loving your long and lean figure Dawn Lucy….and you are nailing the boho look with those stuff!!


    • Reply dawnlucy June 2, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      Well, thanks so much, Rebecca! How sweet are you? Loving redtagchicLA!

  • Reply Adrienne Shubin June 1, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Cute looks! Love the wide legged jeans on you. Very flattering. They don't look too great on me.
    And your new haircut is gorgeous!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 2, 2014 at 2:19 am

      Thanks so much, Dear! I love flared jeans so much that it took me a long time to give in to the skinnies trend. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Reply whenlifehandsyouapear June 2, 2014 at 5:02 am

    It must be a wonderful feeling turning in those grades and keys – almost like finishing a marathon? You look so chic in all these outfits, but I really love the look of the flared jeans, lace cardigan and scarf. So very fab!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 2, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      Well, I have no idea what it's like to finish a marathon, but that would be cool! But yeah, it's a great feeling of relief! Thanks so much for stopping by, Dear. Pretty pears rock!

  • Reply Cynthia @ My Rose Colored Shades June 2, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Crochet tops are perfect for summer. Love all your looks especially the one with the hat and Seychelles sandals. And the evening look is so chic. Enjoy your break from teaching!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 2, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      Thanks, Hon. I'm loving those sandals I bought. Still wearing the medical shoe most of the time, but I can cheat here and there now. 😉

  • Reply Patti June 2, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, you look fab in these summer knits!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 2, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      Thanks so much, sweet Patti! Loved your posts from NYC so much! Can't you go back and post more? hee.

  • Reply fancystuffandprettythings June 2, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Love these crocheted tops! That black look is perfecto.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 3, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      Thanks so much! OXOX

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga June 2, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    You look fab. Where to start. I love the all black look, and I can tell you are tall like myself, or it is how wonderful you carry yourself. I used to be a teacher, before my illness. I love the crochet top and the gladiators. Very pretty as well
    Please drop by,
    from the link up, jess

    • Reply dawnlucy June 2, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      I'm 5'7' … how tall are you, Jessica? Love your pretty floral dress on your blog post! Do you miss teaching?

  • Reply Lana June 2, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Doggie photo bombers are the cutest! I love all of your looks, but I think my favorite is number two. That crochet top is so pretty! You look gorgeous in everything!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 3, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      Aww, thanks, Lana. What a sweetie.

  • Reply susan burpee June 2, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    All these looks are great on you. My fav is the first one. Now that I'm a FORMER teacher (retired as of Feb 2013) I don't have to be jealous about your shorter semester. In the past ten years ours has been extended and extended. We always worked until the end of June but had almost 3 weeks for exams, marking , preparing report cards and planning meetings for next year. Not to mention prepping for Commencement exercises. Now exams start on June 23 or so..and Commencement is on June 30…CRAZY!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 3, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      Yeah, we get out early, but then we go back to school on August 11th! Thanks for stopping by, Susan!

  • Reply Monica P June 2, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Fav photo bomb ever .. lol. My fav is just the fluffy tail 😉


    • Reply dawnlucy June 3, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      HAHA … Sometimes I do put those little rascals inside, but they're just so happy when they're part of whatever I'm doing. They're spoiled rotten!

  • Reply trinagrandinetti June 3, 2014 at 5:02 am

    Well, you did bring the start of summer! Love this beachy boho vibe you've shown us. And all three looks are fabulous, but that all black attire is so chic, it's a definite "take me to dinner, please" kind of outfit.
    I taught school for many years and I still remember the pure joy of freedom when the last bell rings. Happy summer vacation to you, cute lady.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 3, 2014 at 2:56 pm

      Love your style and your blog, Trina, so your compliments mean so much to me!

  • Reply Tiina L June 3, 2014 at 6:54 am

    Fabulous relaxed looks! As a TEFL teacher I know how hectic it can get towards the end of the school year…. But then you have some time to do whatever you please, no work interfering. I think that's one of the best things about being a teacher: you know what's in store at a certain time and can plan your activities accordingly.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 3, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      LOVE summer! Thanks so much for stopping by, Tiina!

  • Reply Jan Graham-McMillen June 4, 2014 at 12:20 am

    Vacation is for faculty, too! So enjoy. Looking very sophisticated with your new hair, in your vacationy togs. Each piece a winner … pretty tops, especially. Each sweater better than the previous one. I've got kind of a crush on the black one,You have your model-y moue down pat. Must have been hard to stay ethereal looking with your doggies begging for Mom-time. Adorable, all of you.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 5, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      Hee …. you're the sweetest Jan! So happy to be on summer break and have a bit more time to indulge my inner fashionista and my adorable photo bombers. Oh, who am I kidding .. those brats get indulged all year long!
      Dawn Lucy

  • Reply Joni James June 6, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Hi, I just found your blog! You look great in every pic too. Even look great in all black which does not suit everybody. I'll be checking in now and then.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2014 at 2:46 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Joni! I do love wearing all black, so thanks for that sweet compliment!

  • Reply Merrie K. June 7, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Looks like you had a lot of fun taking pics…I love it when my cats wander randomly into my pics…you doggies look so cute too 🙂 All of you outfits are cute, but I especially love the first look…very 60s!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2014 at 2:47 am

      Oh thanks! I love a 60s vibe, so that's a great compliment! OXOX

  • Reply Gina G June 7, 2014 at 5:06 am

    You have the cutest fur babies! And you have lovely style~

    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2014 at 2:47 am

      Aww, thanks, Gina! They are so spoiled and loved!

  • Reply garaytreasures June 15, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    I love your purses here, sorry about your foot 🙁 Rachel xo

  • Reply garaytreasures June 15, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I love your purses here, sorry about your foot 🙁

  • Leave a Reply

    I accept the Privacy Policy