Sleeveless Swing Top & My Refined Style Link Up!

August 4, 2016
 Welcome to this month’s edition of My Refined Style Link Up, a link up party just for us over 40 babes, always on the first Thursday of the month.

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style over 40, burgundy sleeveless top, stripes, Starbucks,
This is what I wore to meet up with Cathy of Bay Area Fashionista for some chic chat!  It’s always so fun to meet a fellow blogger in person and Cathy is just a doll … a doll with classy style!  Be sure to check out her blog!

casual style, midlife style, transition from summer to fall
I picked up this cute swing top on my trip to L.A. in a little store on Melrose called “The Shop” … lots of fun funky finds there, so if you’re in the neighborhood, check it out!

I think this is a wonderful summer-to-fall transition item.  Still cool enough to wear in summer weather, but the mock turtleneck and the deep burgundy color give it a little fall vibe too, right?

I know, I know … most of you are thinking, geez, August just started, let’s not talk fall yet!  But a smart shopper is always looking ahead … oh, and actually behind too, because it’s a great time to pick up summer clothing on sale!

I’m wearing a few of my wardrobe workhorses here.  These Steve Madden sandals have been a fav of mine for awhile.  I’ve been living in these Old Navy jeans this summer. They’re so stretchy and comfy! My pebbled leather Marc Jacobs tote was a great investment piece. I always feel chic when I’m carrying it. The Prada sunnies are a find from The Real Real. And those fun earrings?  Part of my Charming Charlie haul!


And a big thanks to Cathy for taking these photos!  It was so fun to have a photographer for a change. 

Link up, Ladies!  And don’t forget: come back tomorrow for Fun Fashion Friday!
Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Andrea Nine August 4, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Hey lovely!! I adore that plum color on you and I truly think it's going to be one of the colors of the fall season! That picture of you on your blate is so stinking cute you have the most flawless skin my friend! Pleasure hosting with you and I hope you're having a fabulous day!

  • Reply Andrea August 4, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    How fun that you met up with Cathy!

    I love your swing top! Gorgeous color and the cut is just fantastic! You look amazing!

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  • Reply Jeans and a Teacup August 4, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    The color of your top is gorgeous! Loving your accessories too!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  • Reply Doused In Pink August 4, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Your swing top is adorable! The color is so pretty on you! Its a great transition piece for fall!


  • Reply Patti August 4, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    The purple swing top is fab, Dawn Lucy! Wonderful look head to toe, xox


  • Reply Jessica Jannenga August 4, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Dawn, I especially love the last picture of yours. Sounds like you had fun in LA> Love the swing top! Yes, I know you will wear it in the fall, a great piece to have year round. Those sandals are very cool!
    I enjoy hosting with you!
    jess xx

  • Reply Fashion Fairy Dust August 4, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    That is a great top…definitely multi-seasonal! I think those of us who are teachers are definitely more prone to thinking "fall" once August hits because it's almost time to get back to the grind…

  • Reply jodie filogomo August 4, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Now there's more to this top than what you said!!
    It's a functional piece—since it's not tight and binding, it enables you to eat and not feel unable to move!! So smart woman, for wearing it to lunch!!
    You look fab!

  • Reply Cathy OBrien August 5, 2016 at 12:07 am

    It was so much fun hanging out and it was also a blast taking your picture! Can't wait to see you again soon!


  • Reply Shelbee On The Edge August 5, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Oh, this swing top, Dawn Lucy! This is right up my alley! I love the tunic length, the swinginess, and the color is one of my absolute favorite fall colors ever! How cute this will be in fall, too. Such an adorable outfit! I love it all!


  • Reply Nancy's Fashion Style August 5, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Stylish look , beautiful color! Thank you for hosting and hope to see you on Fancy Friday linkup.

  • Reply The Midlife Fashionista August 5, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Love, love ,love your outfit! You have such a great sense of style! XO Susan

  • Reply Suzanne Bell August 6, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Love it all! Those jeans and that bag again – what great pieces. You will wear them time and time again. The swing top is such a cute look with the frayed denim. Great photos too!

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