Shades of Violet – Tie-Sleeve Cardigan (& Link Up)

January 25, 2018

Last week, we discussed the color of the year, Ultra Violet.  This week I’m wearing a slightly different and personally more flattering shade of violet, more of a fuchsia, or for those who follow color trends … more of a “Radiant Orchid” or “Spring Crocus.”

trends for spring, casual OOTD



The Cardigan

This pretty lightweight cardigan with the tie-bell-sleeve detail was a Christmas present from my work bestie, Lynn.  (Those of you who follow my Instagram probably know her already).  Isn’t it pretty?  It’s a great winter to spring transition piece … wear it with a little pullover now and a t-shirt or blouse in springtime. (Sale alert: cardigan now on sale in this color and blue, also available in black, gray, pink for regular price.)

Trends for Spring

Shades of violet, raw distressed hems, abalone/black pearl jewelry, white bags, and stripes (oh so many stripes!) are all on trend for spring 2018.

bell sleeves for spring, spring trends


spring casual OOTD, California casual


midlife casual style


Halogen cardigan


Keeping with the spring vibe, I picked the lovely Katie of Hello Katie Girl 

as my look of the week!


How’s your January shaping up, Dolls?  I’ve had New York Fashion Week on my mind … it starts in 12 days!

Fun & Fashion

Dawn Lucy



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  • Reply jodie filogomo January 25, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    It’s such a gorgeous color, Dawn!! I think it’s one color I do have some of already in my closet—yippee!!

  • Reply Kellyann January 25, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    What a wonderful gift! That color is gorgeous on you – stunning with your blonde tresses!

  • Reply Mica January 25, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    That’s a lovely purple cardigan, what a nice shade, and lovely gift from your friend! I’m pleased to see stripes continue to be big, I love striped pieces!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you are having a good week so far! It’s Australia day today, so a public holiday which is nice, we can get some more family time in!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply Nancy January 25, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Fabulous cardigan! Have a good weekend!

  • Reply Gina January 25, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    A white bag has been on my wishlist for a little while and this outfit is the perfect example of why it’s on my list! Love how it stands out and works so well with this gorgeous cardigan. What a nice gift!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  • Reply Andrea Nine January 25, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Woohoo loving violet on you! Makes me smile you pretty babe!

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge January 25, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Dawn Lucy, the tie detail on the sleeves is so adorable! And that shade of purple really is brilliant on you. Such a fun and energizing outfit! I adore it.


  • Reply Anna Marcus January 25, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    What a lovely gift and right on the top of the best colours for 2018. Love the way you styled it

  • Reply Mutton Style January 25, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Love how you’ve pulled these into one look and so wearable.

  • Reply Katie January 25, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    Love this shade of violet on you! Thanks for hosting and featuring me in today’s post!


  • Reply Deborah Stinedurf January 26, 2018 at 2:40 am

    Lynn did a good job! The color and the sleeve detail are gorgeous!

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge January 26, 2018 at 3:20 am

    This color is stunning! I love it mixed with the black and white stripes. Thanks for the link up!

  • Reply Pam Greer January 26, 2018 at 3:22 am

    That violet looks great on you!!

  • Reply Chrissy January 26, 2018 at 4:49 am

    Love everything about this and your background couldn’t be more perfect!!

  • Reply Robin LaMonte January 26, 2018 at 5:05 am


    I love the purple cardigan!
    What great sleeves!
    Now if I can only find that colorful wall in Atlanta……


  • Reply Pamela Lutrell January 26, 2018 at 5:24 am

    Ultra Violet is your color, Dawn! You are going to have a great year with this being the signature color! Thanks for the link up and have a wonderful weekend!

  • Reply Suzanne Smith January 26, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Great mural and I love your jeans!

  • Reply Cheryl Tucker January 26, 2018 at 6:15 am

    I almost drool over the color of your cardigan. It is going to be such a fun color for spring! Beautiful post!

  • Reply Jennie January 26, 2018 at 6:53 am

    Such a fun and Pretty look! I love the beautiful color of your cardigan.

  • Reply Jessica A Jannenga January 26, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Love the tie sleeve detail and such a pretty color on you. love the jeans too!
    jess xx

  • Reply Lisa Richardson January 26, 2018 at 8:27 am

    I have been loving those tie sleeve cardigans all season long. They are so pretty. And I really want to find a pair of jeans similar to yours. I love the fringy detail. XO

  • Reply Cheryl January 26, 2018 at 11:40 am

    I love seeing all the different ways bloggers are wearing ultraviolet—the rich color of your cardigan is so pretty!
    Cheryl Shops |

  • Reply Nailil January 26, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Love the pop of color the cardigan brings to your look.

  • Reply Darlene Messinger January 26, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Love the jeans and sweater, and your photo shoot is beautiful!! As a former English teacher and administrator, I applaud you taking on this blog to showcase your creative side!! Way to go!

  • Reply Laura January 26, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Love the cardigan! Gorgeous color on you!

  • Reply jacqui January 28, 2018 at 2:21 am

    Super cardigan – love the colour. Like those jeans too, frays are a big favourite of mine atm. x Jacqui

  • Reply Emma Peach January 29, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    I love the colour of your cardigan, and the sleeves are so pretty. What an amazing wall for a backdrop!

    Emma xxx

  • Reply Julie January 29, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    I love this look! That sweater is so pretty, and I so want a pair of those jeans! I’ve had a hard time finding jeans like that short enough for me! You totally lucked out finding that wall for a backdrop!

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