Soft Surroundings & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

March 17, 2016

Do you live soft?

#LiveSoft is a campaign by Soft Surroundings, the brand that encourages women to invest in simple pleasures, small luxuries, and self-care.
spring 2016, spring trends

soft clothing, style over forty, style over fifty
According to Soft Surroundings …

“#LiveSoft represents living an inspired life.  One where no matter what your schedule or daily responsibilities are, you surround yourself with those “little things” that make all the difference.  Our philosophy is that by putting yourself first, you can take better care of your friends, family and community, all while living a happier, more fulfilling life.”

That’s a philosophy that I can get behind %100! I know without a doubt that I’m the best wife, teacher, and friend when I’m taking care of myself, getting enough down time and doing things that make me happy.

Here I’m wearing Soft Surrounding’s special and artistic Chevalier Shirt.  It’s a super soft gauzy gingham material with a gorgeous scarf-like panel in the back.  

#livesoft style over forty, spring trends

I love all the quality details, like the pretty buttons and the print on the cuffs.


Fashion Should Be Fun - Style Over 40

Soft Surroundings gave me this shirt to review. All opinions are my own as always.
Here are some of my fav looks from last week’s party …
Kacie of Regally Soled does casual right in this simple and modern look.

Monika of Style is my Pudding is a creative genius styling a skirt over this dress!

Cathy of Bay Area Fashionista is looking vibrant in this to die for print maxi.
Ready to share your looks?  Link up, link back, and have fun visiting each other!  (Instagram links welcome too.)

And hey, are you on Pinterest?  Stop by the new Fun Fashion Friday Pinterest Board!

Dawn Lucy


  • Reply Andrea March 17, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Such a fabulous shirt! And I love the philosophy of the company!

    Happy (almost) Friday! Have a fabulous weekend!

  • Reply Mica T March 17, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Wow what a beautiful shirt! love the print on the back mixed with the gingham, such a fun piece to wear and it's fantastic with your jeans 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply Carrie March 17, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    I have never seen a shirt like this one with that beautiful pattern in the back, but I absolutely love it. I will definitely be checking them out! Thanks for the link up!


  • Reply Trina March 17, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Love the shirt and totally agree with their philosophy. In fact the more I look at that amazingly fun and unique shirt the more I'm wanting to put it right on. Looking wonderful, as always, you cute lady.

    • Reply dawnlucy March 18, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      It would look fabulous on you, Trina! 🙂

  • Reply jodie filogomo March 17, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Wow…large gingham on the front, and that design on the back—-it's like two shirts in one! Love it! jodie
    thanks for hosting!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 18, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      Right? Thanks Jodie! 🙂

  • Reply Andrea Nine March 17, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Wow, that shirt is so pretty! I am a sucker for cute "backs" to shirts and dresses and this one is lovely. And I have those same booties!! Fun stuff lady, I love that you take time to enjoy life and take care of you. It's probably why you glow with beauty inside and out!!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 18, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      Awww sweetest comment … thanks my dear. OXOX

  • Reply Rena March 17, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    I like that philosophy as well as the clothing. It all looks so comfortable and modern. The shirt you're wearing is right on trend and, as usual, you look fabulous.

    • Reply dawnlucy March 18, 2016 at 10:45 pm

      Thanks so much, Rena. 🙂

  • Reply Jaymie Ashcraft March 17, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Great top!!

  • Reply Doused In Pink March 17, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    That shirt is fabulous! The scarf print detail on the back is a nice surprise!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Marta March 18, 2016 at 12:18 am

    That top looks super comfy & you look adorable as usual!! Enjoy your weekend Dawn Lucy:)

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life March 18, 2016 at 1:02 am

    What a fun top, love all the great details!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Reply Rachel March 18, 2016 at 2:26 am

    Such a gorgeous top Dawn, I love the detailing in the back and those cuffs 🙂
    Thanks for hosting!
    Rachel xo

  • Reply Lynn Tran March 18, 2016 at 2:57 am

    This shirt is so fun. Love the flowers on it and love it even more with you wearing it. Great poses dear

  • Reply Tiina L March 18, 2016 at 4:26 am

    What a pretty shirt! Pattern mixing in one piece.

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles March 18, 2016 at 4:38 am

    That top is beyond FAB – Have a lovely weekend!


  • Reply kim at northerncalstyle. March 18, 2016 at 5:48 am

    Love that shirt and the whole Soft Surroundings catalog. They have so many pretty things. Happy weekend and anniversary Dawn!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 18, 2016 at 10:48 pm

      Thanks so much, Dear! OXOX

  • Reply Sheree Ho March 18, 2016 at 6:07 am

    The embellished print on the back is pretty amazing. Thanks for the linkup.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Reply MIS PAPELICOS -Mis P March 18, 2016 at 9:25 am

    So good to join you.
    Happy Friday

    • Reply dawnlucy March 18, 2016 at 10:49 pm

      So happy to have you here! 🙂

  • Reply Pam Greer March 18, 2016 at 10:19 am

    I love that shirt so much!!!

  • Reply Carrie ALovelyLittleWardrobe March 18, 2016 at 10:27 am

    What's not to love about that blouse? Love it!

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge March 18, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Love this unique top from this brand! Thanks for sharing. I love the mix of plaid and floral!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 18, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      Thanks Kathrine! 🙂

  • Reply Queen In Between March 18, 2016 at 11:27 am

    That shirt is so adorable and so fun!!! Have a super weekend Dawn Lucy!

    Shelly @ The Queen in Between

  • Reply Regally Soled March 18, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Uh, how cool is your top?! So fun! I am loving turquoise right now so I'm loving all of your jewelry too! Thanks so much for the feature this week, I'm honored! 🙂

    xoxo, Kacie

    • Reply dawnlucy March 18, 2016 at 10:49 pm

      Well deserved, Beautiful! OXOX

  • Reply J. Elle March 18, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Oh, I love the unexpected surprise in the back of this top! And those wedges are so Fun!

  • Reply Mary Murnane March 18, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    The details on this top are amazing! I love this look so much.


  • Reply Laura Bambrick March 18, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Such a cute shirt! I love all the fun details!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 18, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      Thank you Laura! 🙂

  • Reply Monika Faulkner March 18, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    So happy (and flattered!) to be featured as one of your favourite looks from last week, dearest Dawn…sending thanks and a big ol' virtual hug your way!! And absolutely LOVING this fabulous new shirt of yours; that scarf-like back panel is a stunner!! XOXO

    • Reply dawnlucy March 18, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      I could feature you every week, Doll! Muah!

  • Reply Amy Johnson March 18, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Such a great look! And I'm so jealous of your flowering tree and flowers! Everything is still dead and brown where I live.

    • Reply dawnlucy March 18, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      Aww … hope you get some blossoms there soon, Dear! OX

  • Reply Straight A Style March 18, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Cool philosophy and pieces!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply OceanBlue Style March 18, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    What a fun shirt. Such delicate details. Love it. Have a great weekend. Sabina

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga March 18, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Love the print and you get gingham and a pretty print all in one. The wedge boots are sleek , nice outfit,my friend. I also love the name of the company and what they represent. Everything I wear has to be soft, or comfortable.
    jess xx

    • Reply dawnlucy March 18, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      Yay for soft and comfy! OXOX

  • Reply Elise Von E March 18, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    What an awesome top!! Such a great look!

    xx, Elise

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo March 18, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    I love that shirt!


  • Reply Catherine Summers March 18, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Dawn Lucy on paper I bet that shirt sounds like it wouldn't work – but it so does IRL!! I love it!

    Thank you for hosting, happy weekend to you 🙂

    Catherine x

    • Reply dawnlucy March 18, 2016 at 10:46 pm

      I agree! Thanks so much for joining the party! OXOX

  • Reply Cathy OBrien March 18, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Thank you so much Dawn!!

    I love your outfit and your tote is so cute!! Perfect for summer 🙂

    Enjoy the spring-like weather this weekend and thanks again!


    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Enjoy your weekend, Cathy! 🙂

  • Reply carmen March 19, 2016 at 2:24 am

    Such a unique shirt Dawn Lucy! You look FAB!!

    ❤️ carmen

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      Thanks so much, Carmen. OXOX

  • Reply cielofronteras March 19, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    I love your top and accessories! So unique! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      Thanks so much Cielo! 🙂

  • Reply Shellie Bowdoin March 19, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    You are rocking that blouse, Dawn…as usual 😉 Thanks for sharing your flair the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!


  • Reply Carolina Clover March 20, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I am loving this blog for fashion over 40. I've been Reading past posts as well as this post and I love your style, the link up is gorgeous too what a great niche. As an over 40 myself this is lovely to see< what fashion is for this age, I often ask myself is this too junior? I'll be referring to your blog now!

    Carolina Clover

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      Your comment made my day, Carolina! You're exactly the audience I'm writing for … women just like me, over 40, who still want to look stylish and have fun with fashion, but don't want to look like a teenager. Are you on Instagram and Facebook? You can follow me there too. I also love to get styling questions on FB! OXOX

  • Reply Darcy March 21, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    The detailing in that top is so fun! The back is so unexpected.

  • Reply Abril Ponce March 22, 2016 at 12:23 am

    the details on that shirt are amazing!! Love how you style too, the outfit is perfect for spring!
    The Color Palette

  • Reply Emma Peach March 22, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Beautiful shirt, I love the pattern on the back and the turn ups on the sleeves. Sometimes it's the little things that make all the difference! Love your ankle boots too 🙂

    Emma xxx

  • Reply cherie at March 25, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    I LOVE that Soft Surroundings blouse, love the combination of fabrics- very very cool Dawn. May have to hop on over to check it out!


  • Reply Vinay Rana April 4, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Great looks…..Awesome dress collection….i realy loved it….thnxx u so much…
    Fashion design in chandighar

  • Reply Vinay Rana April 4, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Beautiful shirt….I am loving this blog for fashion over 40.
    fashion design in chandighar

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