Pink, Plum, Burgundy & Blush & Link Up!

January 19, 2017

Barbie pink, deep plum, rich merlot, apricot blush …

style over 40, midlife style

This is one of those combinations that would’ve been a big “fashion don’t” back in the day, but I’m loving it!

This bright coat is special to me … an old hand-me-down from my mother who passed away.  She was my favorite shopping buddy and I miss her every day.  I started this blog three years ago when she was sick as a fun distraction from the more serious stuff in life and sometimes I like to think of it as her parting gift to me. The coat is big bit on me, which is ironic since Mom was a tiny thing.  In her older years though, she had developed the Mary Kate & Ashely philosophy of fit, the bigger the better!

I paired the coat with what I call my “sweater of the season” (this lace-up style is really on trend right now), my favorite cropped flare black pants (Hudson Mia Raw Hem), and my new boots and Kate Spade bag. I thought the top knot was a good balance with the oversized coat.  And I added my favorite sunglasses, lipstick, and new Kendra Scott earrings!

I’ve had my eye on this pretty wall for awhile but no outfit ever really seemed like a good fit. This worked out beautifully though!  I think I’ll come back to the this pretty mural in the springtime too.

Another fun wall in my neighborhood!


My fav look from last week was Mary Murane’s chic boho-inspired look ….

I told her that I pinned the #$%& out of it!  Hee!

Speaking of, are we following each other on Pinterest?  Follow me and I’ll follow back!

Hope your start to the weekend is wonderful!  Don’t forget to link up!


Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Lizzy January 19, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Dawn Lucy- you look amazing. What a beautiful legacy this blog is from your mother (as is her coat). You look so vibrant in that shade of pink and the wall is simply amazing. Thank you for hosting and have a lovely weekend xxxxx

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 19, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      Aww thanks so much for your sweet note, Lizzy. 🙂

  • Reply Lisa January 19, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Awww, what a lovely story behind your coat. It is beautiful; such a vibrant colour. That wall was MADE for the coat! You look fabulous and stylish and happy! xx

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 19, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      Aww thanks so much Lisa! The wall does seem perfect with the coat, right?! Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂

  • Reply nancy January 19, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    How wonderful it is that you now wear that coat. And what a stunning pictures!

  • Reply Cheryl Tucker January 19, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    You look absolutely darling! I love your story and smile to think of your lovely mother/daughter relationship. I bet you made her very happy and proud! Peace! Cheryl

  • Reply Andrea Nine January 19, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    I LOVE the story on the coat, you are an amazing person Miss Dawn Lucy and I am sure you were your mom’s pride and joy! So very Pretty in Pink!! xo

  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes January 19, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    What a special coat. It is gorgeous, and I’m glad that you are wearing it! I absolutely love the color combo of this outfit (and, yes, how funny that it would have been once a big no-no…).

    Thanks for the link up & have a wonderful weekend!

  • Reply Rena January 19, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    I think that the whole look is stunning and the colors are fabulous together. I’m so jealous of the back drop walls … I haven’t been able to find anything like them near me. Thanks for the link up and try to stay dry this weekend ☔️


    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 19, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      Yeah we’re lucky around here and murals seem to be getting more and more popular! Where are you again, Rena?

  • Reply jodie filogomo January 19, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    It’s so nice to have some sentimental items, Dawn!! That coat is such a lovely color!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 19, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      Thanks Jodie. OXOX

  • Reply Savvy Southern Chic January 19, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Love this fun mix of colors! So glad you have your mother’s coat to snuggle it and great memories.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 19, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      Thanks so much, Dear. 🙂

  • Reply Suzanne@AskSuzanneBell January 19, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    What a great outfit, and that coat is a gorgeous color on you! Stunning!

  • Reply Sarah Bell January 19, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Love all shades of pink! That coat is gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for hosting!

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  • Reply Adi January 19, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Such a cute coat!! I love this look!
    Adi xx

  • Reply Susan January 19, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    I love everything about this look especially that coat and bag…..oh and the boots (can’t forget them!).
    Great outfit!! XO Susan

  • Reply Mica January 19, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    That is a gorgeous coat – love the cheerful colour! And such a nice way to remember you mum 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!
    Hope you are having a lovely week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply Laurie January 19, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    A lovely story about mum Dawn. The coat is gorgeous and I’m sure mum is smiling at you xx

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge January 20, 2017 at 3:12 am

    Stunning statement coat Lucy! Love that is has a special feeling attached to it. Thanks so much for the link up!

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge January 20, 2017 at 3:49 am

    Dawn Lucy, this is so fabulous! And it is even more magnificent because the coat is so special to you. I think when we add sentimental pieces to our outfits, we tend to just glow a little bit more. You look stunning and gorgeous as usual….but with a little extra glow, for sure!


  • Reply Jill January 20, 2017 at 4:11 am

    That coat is fabulous and so special! Its’ such a fun and happy color! You look stunning!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Laura January 20, 2017 at 4:57 am

    These colors are gorgeous together! I am in love with that coat! Stunning!

  • Reply Amy January 20, 2017 at 5:16 am

    Such a cute coat! LOVE it! Great boots too!

  • Reply Susan B. January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Oh, this is a FABULOUS combo!!!

  • Reply Monika Faulkner January 20, 2017 at 7:05 am

    I’ll bet it’s impossible to be in a bad mood when you’re wearing this “pretty in pink” coat, dearest Dawn!! Bonus points that it’s a piece you inherited from your beloved mom…from whom you also very obviously inherited your awesome fashion sense!! So fab that you’re rockin’ the cropped flares trend, too; I know a lot of people are (still) on the fence about the silhouette, but I think it’s a really fun, cool option…and I keep looking for another pair to add to my own collection!! P.S. Those mural walls definitely qualify as a neighbourhood attraction!! XOXO

  • Reply Mimi January 20, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Absolutely love these colors and they look great on you!
    I am following you on Pinterest and here is my place:
    Thanks for all you do and have a wonderful weekend, Mimi

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 20, 2017 at 8:45 am

      Following you too! Yay! 🙂

  • Reply jess jannenga January 20, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Aw, I love that you have the coat in memory of your mom. What a beautiful coat , love the collar and vintage look. The pairing of these colors is very pretty and I am in love with thos e black jeans on you. The detail on the sweater is so pretty, I do like lace up!
    Have a great weekend my friend!
    jess xx

  • Reply Gail Hanlon January 20, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Three of my favourite colors! The coat is beautiful, and all the more precious as it was your mother’s. Thanks for the link up, it’s my first time!

  • Reply Joi @InMyJoi January 20, 2017 at 8:33 am

    What a lovely color palette and backdrop!!

  • Reply Elise January 20, 2017 at 9:13 am

    I love a pink and burgundy color combo. Your jacket is beautiful!

    xx, Elise

  • Reply Emma Peach January 20, 2017 at 9:53 am

    What a gorgeous coat and with so many nice memories too. This is one of my favourite looks of yours – the colour palette is beautiful and that amazing lily pond wall is the perfect backdrop. I wish I had some wall art near me…maybe I should paint the side of my house 🙂

    Emma xxx

  • Reply Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style January 20, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Lovely color combination! You definitely found the right outfit for that backdrop — you and the backdrop both manage to shine!

  • Reply Coco January 20, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Thank you for hosting dear! I’m linking back to you HERE Hope you’ll check out my latest Fashion post

  • Reply Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb January 21, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Oh wow Dawn Lucy these are EXACTLY my sorta colours – love this outfit from head to toe!! That’s so lovely that you wear your mum’s coat… What a wonderful way to remember her. The colour is beautiful 🙂

    Thank you for hosting, have a fabulous weekend!

    Catherine x

  • Reply jacqui January 21, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Love these colours, makes me think of spring, and wow that coat looks fab against the wall backdrop. Clever you. x Jacqui

  • Reply Jennie January 21, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Beautiful mix of colors. I really like the pink coat and think it is so much better because it was your mother’s. I enjoyed seeing the cool background walls, too.

  • Reply Patti January 22, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Beautiful color combinations, and beautiful you! Thanks for linking up, xo


  • Reply Lauren January 23, 2017 at 6:08 am

    This coat is so gorgeous. I love that it was your mothers. It makes it that much more special!

    By Lauren M

  • Reply Rachel January 23, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    You look amazing! Love the combo!

  • Reply Lyddiegal January 24, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    What a gorgeous pink coat – and the memories associated with it make it even better!

  • Reply Shelly January 25, 2017 at 5:06 am

    My burgundy booties have been such a fave this fall/winter! I just adore that pink coat!!

  • Reply Roxanne January 25, 2017 at 7:28 am

    I LOVE these colors together! Barbie pink reminds me of my mother, too.
    I just followed you on Pinterest! Super excited to see all your boards!

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