Plaid Maxi & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

November 19, 2015

It’s no secret that I’m mad for plaid, so when I saw this plaid maxi dress online at, I couldn’t resist!

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plaid, moto, booties, style over 40

And since I love a party with a theme, here’s a few of my fav plaid looks from last week’s linky …

Katey and Betsy of Two Peas in a Blog

Mary of Mary Murnane 

Have a fun & fashionable start to your weekend, Dolls!  Just think, next weekend is a long one for most of us!  What are your Thanksgiving plans?  I have a FIVE day weekend, so I’m super excited.  As far as Thanksgiving dinner … well, I’m an awful cook.  The last two years the hubby and I went to an Indian restaurant … delicious food and no crowd! I will be hosting Fun Fashion Friday next week and starting the fun on Thanksgiving Day at 3PM (PT).  It might be a light crowd, I know, but hopefully you’ll stop by to share a T Day outfit pic or your Black Friday haul!

Dawn Lucy

Extra credit question: (sorry … such a teacher ….) … Can anyone recommend a good starter DSLR camera?  I’ve been getting by with my iPhone, but am thinking of asking Santa for a camera this year.


  • Reply Laura O in AK November 19, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    I totally love that dress! We have a mad for plaid thing going here at my house, too. Eldest son loves the lumberjack look and gets upset when the rest of us wear anything plaid. (Just for fun, I'll link up a few older posts with some plaid that I love!)

    As for cameras, my husband has a Canon Rebel (older) which does a good job. My advice (given to me from a professional photographer) is to visit a local store and hold different models in your hand. I'm looking to buy a DSLR for my blog work (so I don't have to borrow hubby's) and am considering the Canon 70D. I was going to do the mirrorless camera from Sony, but we want to be able to share the lenses between our cameras. Mirrorless ones are a little smaller, but work fabulously.

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      Thanks so much for the camera ideas, Laura! So cute about your son's plaid love! 🙂

  • Reply Andrea Nine November 19, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Ahhh and I have mad love for this dress and boots!!! So stylish and classic! Festive and Fun and you look so chic and pretty!!! Have a wonderful weekend full of all the things that make you happy!! 😉

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      Aww thanks so much, Andrea! Kisses! 🙂

  • Reply Cheryl Tucker November 20, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Wow! I love that dress! How fun and perfect for the season! Have a great weekend! Peace! Cheryl

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      Thanks sweet Cheryl! 🙂

  • Reply Andrea November 20, 2015 at 3:35 am

    Cute dress!

    Happy almost Friday!!! 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life November 20, 2015 at 4:13 am

    Love this look paired with those tougher looking boots! As for DSLR, I have the basic Nikon D3200 that I bought from Costco a few years back. It's super easy to use but I haven't moved beyond the auto mode! I think most of them are great and you can't go wrong with anyone of them.


    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion link up.

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:28 pm

      I've gotten so comfortable just using my iPhone, so I'm sure I'll be in auto mode for a long time too!


  • Reply Katie D November 20, 2015 at 4:33 am

    What a gorgeous plaid dress! I love all of the other plaid looks you selected too! Thanks for hosting and have a lovely weekend!


    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:30 pm

      Thanks Katie! Have a fab weekend! 🙂

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles November 20, 2015 at 6:52 am

    That plaid maxi looks interesting & chic for Fall!

    BTW – it's not too late to join the huge RAYBAN giveaway I am hosting for the SUNGLASSES SHOP of UK at the blog from Nov. 16-22!


    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks Rebecca! I'm gonna enter!

  • Reply vanity andme November 19, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    I have never worn plaid before, but you have tempted me! I love how you styled it with the biker jacket.
    Thank you for hosting Dawn
    Laurie x

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      Aww thanks for the nice compliment, Laurie! 🙂

  • Reply Petite Silver Vixen November 19, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Ooooh, that's fabulous! Especially with those fierce boots. Have a great week off and enjoy Thanksgiving.

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      Thanks so much Dear! 🙂

  • Reply Monica P November 19, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    Oddly enough, I was trying on a few paid tops at Target this morning and found a cute blue plaid top that I purchased. So looks like I'm mad for plaid too 😉


    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      Yay for us! I'll keep an eye out for that shirt on your blog, Monica! 🙂

  • Reply Doused In Pink November 20, 2015 at 12:13 am

    Love your plaid maxi! The leather jack and booties give it a nice edge!

    Doused In Pink

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      I always like a bit of an edge! Thanks Jill! 🙂

  • Reply Marta November 20, 2015 at 3:05 am

    Loving this edgy look, that plaid dress is amazing!! Happy weekend Dawn Lucy:)

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      Thanks so much, Marta! OXOX

  • Reply Carrie November 20, 2015 at 4:31 am

    That is such a pretty plaid dress on you, I have been wanting one! Plaid is all the rage right now!


    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks dear! 🙂

  • Reply Mica T November 20, 2015 at 4:32 am

    Your plaid maxi is awesome with that leather jacket! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks Mica! 🙂

  • Reply Tiina L November 20, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Oh, I love plaid! And a maxi dress, what a great idea!

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:30 pm

      Thanks Tiina! 🙂

  • Reply Straight A Style November 20, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    You know I love anything midi/maxi and plaid, so I am obsessed with this dress!!! It looks so great on you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      This would look amazing on you, Amy Ann! 🙂

  • Reply Mary November 20, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Thank you so much for including me in your group of favorite plaid posts! That just made my day (especially considering how much I struggled styling that scarf 😉 )

    I can see why you couldn't resist that gorgeous plaid dress! Not only do I happen to love that particular plaid, I think the silhouette makes it really unique. I also love the edginess you gave the look by styling it with your moto jacket and booties. Fabulous! xox-M

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:33 pm

      Loving your style Mary! Thanks so much for being a part of FFF! 🙂

  • Reply Debbie Stinedurf November 20, 2015 at 10:40 am

    You really nailed it with this one Dawn…love, love, love it! The plaid, the jacket, the booties; yes to it all! I have a Canon Rebel T3i which I love. I've had no problems with it and the pictures are excellent. I am planning on picking up a new lens one of these days. The kit lens is fine, but I want to try a 50mm so I have a few more options.

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks for the advice, Debbie! Your photos always look great! 🙂

  • Reply In My Prime Time November 20, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Such a great look for this time of year – I love every
    detail! Thank you for the blog party & am wishing
    everyone a great holiday season!

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks for joining the party, Mimi! 🙂

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge November 20, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Love this plaid dress and how you added edge with the jacket!

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks Kathrine! 🙂

  • Reply Amy Johnson November 20, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I LOVE that dress!

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:33 pm

      Thanks Amy! 🙂

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga November 20, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    I love the plaid maxi, something you dont see everyday, the whole outfit is so pretty especialy with the moto jacket. Looking wonderful !
    jess xx

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:33 pm

      Thanks so much dear Jess! 🙂

  • Reply Monika Faulkner November 20, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    This new maxi-dress of yours is a red plaid WOW, dearest Dawn!! I love the way you've added some rocker edge by styling it with those buckle-embellished ankle boots and that moto jacket…I'm not at all ashamed to say that I want to steal this look right off your back!! ;D P.S. Speaking of…isn't it awesome how we're once again on the same sartorial page?? I'm wearing a plaid dress for your linkup, too!! XOXO

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:35 pm

      Aww you're my style sista, Monika! Muah Muah!

  • Reply Ginger Wroot November 20, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Oh, how I love your new plaid dress! It totally speaks the fall season to me, and I loved how you accessorized it! Just lovely!

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:34 pm

      Thanks so much Dear! 🙂

  • Reply Abril The Color Palette November 20, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    I love love that dress, it looks great the way you styled it!
    The Color Palette

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:35 pm

      Thanks Abril! OXOX

  • Reply Spashionista Alicia Searcy November 20, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Plaid is timeless, so you made a great choice and that dress is the bomb on you! Always so chic with a little bit of an edge 🙂


    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      Oooo I like that … chic with a bit of edge … thanks so much, Alicia! Muah!

  • Reply Rachel November 21, 2015 at 3:25 am

    What a lovely combination. I wish I owned more plaid myself but this plaid maxi is so edgy but screams holiday cheer as well.
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:35 pm

      That's a great comment! Thanks Rachel! 🙂

  • Reply Trina Grandinetti November 20, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Well, aren't you just the sweetest? Thanks for the shout out my cute friend, we plaid loving gals sure know how to party it up with our plaids, don't we? That plaid dress!!!! Seriously when I saw it on instagram I wanted to jump through my screen and borrow it right away. Fantastic look!

    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      Hee hee … you're so cute! You can borrow it any time, Lady! Muah! 😀

  • Reply cherie at November 20, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    Love that dress and how you styled it. The moto jacket and the boots are the perfect compliment to the plaid – gives it all a little edge! Thank you for hosting.


    • Reply dawnlucy November 21, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks so much, Cherie! 🙂

  • Reply Elegance and Mommyhood November 21, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    As a lover of plaid and plaid dresses myself (as witnessed by the two posts I linked this week, also) I love this maxi dress. It is perfect for Fall and the Holidays weekend. And hey Indian food sounds great. Enjoy your 5 day weekend next week and your weekend this week!

    <3 Ada.

  • Reply josep-maria badia November 22, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Wonderful dress and gorgeous look. I love this proposal.

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