Red and Black Gingham (& Link Up)

December 14, 2017

 This cute red and black gingham shirt is another easy-to-wear option from the J.Jill December offerings.

J.Jill is 30% off sale items right now.)

trendy style over 40

Red and black has always been a favorite of mine.

Gingham Shirred Sleeve Top (c/o)

Loving the loose flattering fit, low hip length, 3/4 gathered sleeves, plus it’s machine-washable!  This J.Jill top is a good transition piece into spring too, right?

Wearing With

I decided to give the gingham a little edge with my distressed Joe’s Jeans, Anita Jambu booties (c/o), and then accent the red with this cute little crossbody bag (not a real Chloe, but a cute dupe, no longer available).

trends, chic over 50, casual style over 50

J.Jill Gingham Shirred Sleeve Top

J.Jill Gingham Shirred Sleeve Top



My pick for look-of-the-week is Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood,

How adorable is she in her beret and stripes and plaid?!

How’s everything, Dolls?  I’m home sick right now with the flu.  Argh … hate it!  I have two Christmas parties to go to tomorrow and I’m really hoping that I get to go! Trying to look on the bright side and enjoying my Christmas tree and cuddling with the fur babies today.

Oh, and also, if you tried the 40% off coupon code for J.D. Williams and it didn’t work, you’ll be happy to know that it’s fixed!  Get 40% off all regularly priced items!  (DAWN40 at J.D.Williams …. see my pretty velvet dress if you missed it.)

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to link up, Babes!

An InLinkz Link-up


Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply jodie filogomo December 14, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Here’s hoping you feel better soon, Dawn!!! It’s always a bummer to be sick during the holidays!!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy December 14, 2017 at 1:50 pm

      Aww thanks Jodie. I can tell I don’t feel like myself because I couldn’t think of much to say on today’s post. Usually I can chat on and on about everything and nothing. ;P


  • Reply Mica December 14, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    That is such a cute top, I love the peplum and it looks great with your skinny jeans! 🙂 The red bag is a nice touch with your outfit too 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a good week so far and you’re getting organised for Christmas! I finished my shopping, just waiting for it all to arrive in the mail now haha.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply Nailil December 14, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Love those jeans, I have a true obsession with distressed jeans. 🙂

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge December 14, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Dawn Lucy, I adore this combination! The top is so cute and the distressed denim and boots add just the right amount of edge! Perfection.


  • Reply Lisa Richardson December 14, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    I love the red buffalo plaid trim and need to get some in my wardrobe. This is a darling outfit!

  • Reply Monika Faulkner December 14, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    My own red plaid jeans are at the top of my personal faves list, dearest Dawn…so this cute new top of yours definitely caught my eye!! I love the tunic length (it’s going to be perfect for pairing with leggings, too!) and the button front and “peplum” details are adorable!! And together with your black skinnies and block-heeled booties, this look is perfectly “holiday lite”…appropriate now, but also just as wearable once Christmas is over!! (But we’re not going to think about that right now when we still have the big day to look forward to!!) ?

  • Reply jacqui December 15, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Get well soon! Love the casual outfit, I’m definitely needing a checked shirt in my wardrobe. Jacqui

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge December 15, 2017 at 3:48 am

    Love this casual chic top! Get well soon and thanks for the link up!

  • Reply amy December 15, 2017 at 5:26 am

    That top is so cute!

  • Reply Rosemary Davi December 15, 2017 at 6:07 am

    So sorry you’re not feeling so well. Great top!
    Take care and thanks for hosting.

  • Reply Theresa Campbell December 15, 2017 at 6:40 am

    It’s horrible to have the flu, but this time of year especially. Hope you recover soon so you can enjoy the holidays. Red and black is a fav color combination of mine too. That top is adorable. Love the sleeves.


  • Reply Chrissy December 15, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Dawn, I truly like this outfit! The jeans need to be in closet (I’ve outgrown mine – sad, sad!) and of course that gingham top is so fun. I’m sorry to hear you’re down with the flu! Hope you feel better soon…

  • Reply Cheryl December 15, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I love red and black—especially with the pop of red in your adorable bag! Thanks for hosting the linkup, and have a fantastic weekend!
    Cheryl Shops |

  • Reply Nina December 15, 2017 at 11:57 am

    What a cute top! Also that style of boot is everywhere in Spain right now! They look super easy to wear and put with everything.


  • Reply Jessica A Jannenga December 15, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Hi Dawn, love the red checked top with this look. And the bag is adorable, everyone needs a red bag!
    jess xx

  • Reply Nicole of High Latitude Style December 15, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Great shirt! Perfect for the season and beyond!

  • Reply Ada December 15, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    You have convinced me to check out J. Jill this Winter. Your small print Gingham Red Shirt is awesome. I actually wore a similar red buffalo print shirt in my latest post styled casually. You know how much I love red. =)

    Also, thank you so much for the feature. It totally made my day and I have had a crappy week between car troubles, lots of migraines and having snow every single day.

    Have a great weekend snuggled by the tree, Dawn Lucy! Thanks again!! <3 Ada.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy December 17, 2017 at 8:44 am

      Aww, I’m so sorry to hear about your tough week, but yeah, I loved this chic little outfit on you! Adorable, Ada! Sending a BIG HUG!!! OXOXO

  • Reply Sheela Goh December 16, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Lady, you keep looking better and sassier each time I visit xo

  • Reply stephanie December 16, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    love that plaid shirt!! SO cute, and love the black booties!

  • Reply Patti December 17, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Ah, get well soon, Dawn! You look great in red checks, and thanks for linking up, xo


  • Reply Jessica December 21, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Such a cute top! Love it paired with the red bag!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  • Reply Nicole of High Latitude Style December 22, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Thanks for hosting the party all year and for linking up to Top of the World Style. I wish you and your loved ones happy holidays and a happy New Year. Nicole at High Latitude Style

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