Mini Vacation

September 7, 2021


The days go by so quickly. I find myself craving a chance to savor the little pleasures in life more often.  My solution?  A mini vacation every single day! Fifteen to thirty minutes of just pure joy!

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Blue Plaid Summer-to-Fall Oversized Dress

August 31, 2021

Perfect with sandals now and booties later, this super cool and comfortable nap dress will easily transition you from summer to fall!

nap dress from Everlane 

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A-Line Summer to Fall Floral Skirt

August 26, 2021

It’s the third week of school and this old teacher is finally getting back into the swing of things, including getting some photos of a cute teacher/work look!

Teacher style, midi skirt, summer to fall transition

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Kickin It Old School

August 20, 2021

Well, I made it to the end of week 2 of school!   It’s been hard to get this old bod back in the swing of teaching in person. On top of that, we’re all worried about Delta, of course. But it is really nice to be back with the kids again!

I’m just sharing this super casual look from last weekend.  It seems old school to me with the Pee Chee print (who remembers Pee Chee?), the Levi’s, and the Converse.


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Teacher Dress

August 13, 2021

Hi Dear Readers!  This week is the first week back to school.  And for me this means the first time in person with students in 16 months!  I’m happy to be back, but entirely exhausted!  This post is going to be the shortest ever, but I had to share this Amazon dress that I wore on the first day of school. It was such a hit! And it’s a steal! Check out the link below. (I’m wearing a Medium in the Black Floral.)

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Cool, Casual Look & Girl Time Shenanigans

August 4, 2021

I love a cool, casual look, something that looks chic but without trying too hard.  That’s so California, I guess, right? Anyway, this outfit got thrown together at the last minute, but I really loved it.  I wore it for a fun girl afternoon of lunch and shopping with Cathy of Bay Area Fashionista. 

    Easy Spirit Slides, distressed jeans, shoulder pad tank

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Casual Rocker Chic Outfit & Nordstrom Sale Cardigan

July 28, 2021

Well, for once I didn’t go crazy at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I decided to show miraculous restraint this year and only buy what I really wanted, which ended up being this warm and cozy Halogen cardigan!

Also recently I bought this Stevie Nicks tee on Etsy.  Are you a Stevie fan? I’ve been a huge fan since my high school days and I just loved this particular graphic of her.


rock tee, lock and chain necklace, cozy cardigan


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How to Feel Beautiful

July 26, 2021

Do you feel beautiful? I think all women want to feel this way and spend a lot of time, energy, and money chasing this feeling.  In this post, I’m just sharing some of my thoughts on the way I tune into the “I am beautiful” feeling!


Many women who say they want to look different, really only want to feel beautiful and love themselves. I’m here to remind you that you never need to reach a certain goal, a certain weight, get rid of your whatever (wrinkles, cellulite, pimples) to feel beautiful. That feeling will always only come from within you.

But how to access this feeling? I’m not sure what will work for you, but here are some things that have made a difference for me and I hope something here will resonate with you as well.


Body Positivity Movement

For me, the way to feel good about my body was to get in touch with the body positivity movement. I found so much inspiration and strength there. I’m also learning about Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size which are part of the movement. I love the We’re Not Weighting instagram account and podcast, along with Alex Light’s Instagram account.


Mirror Work

I also started looking at myself in the mirror, in the eye, and saying nice things to myself. I’m my own best friend after all, right? About time I started acting like it!

See the Beauty in Others

See the beauty in other women who look like you in some way.  Sometimes it’s a good stepping stone to loving how we look.  Find bloggers who are the same age, size or shape as you are. It might be easier first to see the beauty in someone else who in some way looks like you.


I DO think clothing can be important to our self-love and self-care! We need to dress ourselves in ways that make us happy. Stop holding on to the past and clean out the things that don’t work for you anymore. Never keep clothing for a body or a life style you no longer have. Who you are right this minute is worthy of clothing that fits, feels comfortable, and pleases you.

Do any of these ideas resonate with you at all? How do you personally tune into the “I am beautiful” feeling.  I’d love to hear about it in comments!


Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy

About the blog: Fashion Should Be Fun is ME talking to YOU, other middle-aged women who are over 40, but not over fashion.  We still want to look beautiful and stylish.  We still want to have fun with trends.  And we don’t need anyone giving us rules, because we’re all different. This is a place for me to share my love of fashion with you, including style ideas, tips, trends, and inspiration. I know how liking the way we look can translate into confidence and energy. I know we have so much life left to live and so much adventure ahead of us. Let’s show the world you’re never too old to have fun and look fierce!