Split-Shaft Suede Booties & Denim Jacket with Laces (& Link Up!)

August 3, 2017

With fall approaching, it’s time to think about boots and jackets … but boots and jackets that you can wear now too!

trendy over 40, wearing trends over 40

 Shein sent me this jacket.  All opinions are my own as always.

The Booties

Okay, so these Vince Camuto Split Shaft Suede Booties are just the bomb.  So cute and comfortable and on trend!  They’re part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale right now, but don’t forget this is the last week to get the deals (prices go up August 7th).  These booties come in this pretty gray, as well as black and a taupe shade (all perfect neutrals). I’m sure to be wearing these closet staples all fall with jeans, pants, skirts, and dresses!


The Jacket

This denim jacket with the lace up detail is such a fun update on the basic jean jacket!  The laces are black velvet and can be laced so that the ends hang out or tuck in. And if you’re feeling really creative, a trip to the fabric store will give you all sorts of possibilities for switching it up, right?  What do you think of plaid laces?!

casual and trendy over 40

Old Navy curvy jeans, Winkwood sunglasses

wearing graphic tees over 40

trendy affordable denim jacket

must have fall boots

fun with fashion


Jacket – Eyelet Lace Up Detail Denim Jacket (c/o)

Tee – Old Navy (sold out) – Option from Etsy

Booties – Vince Camuto Split Shaft Booties (NSale Deal, price goes up 8/7!)

Clutch – Nordstrom Rack (old) – Cool Option

Jeans – Old Navy Curvy Fit Skinny Jeans

Sunnies  (c/o) – Winkwood Desert Rose

Earrings – Silver Hoops (old) – These are perfect.

Lipstick – MAC Cyber

My look of the week is Kellyann of This Blonde’s Shopping Bag. Not only is the styling adorable, but she’s wearing one of my fav phrases. I even have a poster of this hanging in my classroom!

Anyone else getting ready for back-to-school already?  Teachers? Parents?  My high school starts next week and I’m starting to have that back-to-school freakout that every teacher knows so well, complete with nightmares of uncontrollable children!

But at least I sure had a fun adventure last week.  Did you read about my trip to Pala Resort for the blogger event?

Don’t forget to link up, Dolls! Instagram posts are always welcome!


Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply jodie filogomo August 3, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    What a fabulous saying on KellyAnn’s shirt to have for everyone!! We all need more kindness!!
    And I Love those booties—I’ve been wearing them with shorts lately for a change!!

  • Reply Andrea Nine August 3, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Hello College girl! Yes, you look like you could be in college and you look absolutely spectacular in the graphic tee, darling jacket and sexy sleek boots! LOVE this look my gorgeous friend!!

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge August 3, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    I, too, am loving Kellyann’s shirt! And your outfit is just darling, Dawn Lucy, with a little touch of badass! The lace up jacket is super cool and of course, the booties are just fab!
    I am ready to send the kids back to school, but we still have 5 weeks until school is back!


  • Reply Rena August 3, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    The lace up detail is fantastic and a great way to add a personalized touch to the jacket. What a fabulous find.


  • Reply MonicaP August 3, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    What a FUN outfit and that jacket is a STEAL at $36!!!


  • Reply Kellyann August 3, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Thank you so much Dawn Lucy for liking my outfit! I couldn’t resist the graphic tee because the saying is just pure gold and I know my elementary school students will love it too. You’re a doll and I am so flattered I captured your attention.
    I am seriously loving your shoes – every time you wear them I swoon!!!!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy August 4, 2017 at 5:54 am

      Yeah for us teachers and fashionstas! Thanks so much for being part of our Fun Fashion Friday party! OXOX

  • Reply Laurie August 3, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    A fabulous relaxed look Dawn. I like the two sades of Denim together and that clutch is gorgeous! xx

  • Reply Joi @INMYJOI August 3, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Cute booties and I’m loving this take on denim on denim 🙂

  • Reply Susan August 3, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Please oh please get sick of this outfit so I can have it. Love it all—but those boots and clutch DROOL!). XOXO

  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes August 3, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    That’s such a fun denim jacket! And how fun would it be to switch up the laces… And the booties are beyond fabulous! I know the heel is too high for me; otherwise, I would be totally copying you…

    Thanks for the link up & have a fabulous weekend before you go back to teaching…

  • Reply Cathy August 3, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    I’m in love with that jacket!! It’s so fabulous!!



  • Reply dawn in sac August 3, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Dawn that jacket is waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy too much fun. Reminds me of flashbacks of my college day.s.

  • Reply Jill August 3, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    I love the lace-up detail on that jacket! Such a fabulous look!

    Doused in Pink

  • Reply Nancy Baten August 3, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    I wear a denim jacket a lot on dresses! This one is different! I like it. Happy weekend!

  • Reply Gail August 3, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    Those boots are indeed the bomb, and I love the tie details on the jacket!

  • Reply jacqui August 4, 2017 at 1:28 am

    Although this looks amazing on you, I’m not ready to wear my boots just yet. Although I did have to put on my jean jacket the other day – oh and I think it might have shrunk lol. Love your jacket with it’s stylish tie detailing. xx Thanks for the link up.

  • Reply Marta August 4, 2017 at 3:16 am

    Such a fun jacket and love your booties! Have a great weekend Dawn Lucy!

  • Reply Pam Greer August 4, 2017 at 3:20 am

    That lace up jacket is so interesting!

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge August 4, 2017 at 3:54 am

    What a cool jacket and loving the booties too! Perfect transitional look Dawn Lucy! Thanks for the link up.


  • Reply Chrissy August 4, 2017 at 5:26 am

    Love that tee. I especially like it because is just says “mascara and coffee”. Two things I love but not the only things, and definitely not the only things I need. haha! 😉 I love this whole look and would feel like a million bucks in it! Thank you for hosting!

  • Reply Cheryl Tucker August 4, 2017 at 5:35 am

    I love everything about this outfit. I have been drooling over those boots for a while too. Peace!

  • Reply Amy August 4, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Fabulous look! Love the tee and the booties!

  • Reply Debbie Stinedurf August 4, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Vince Camuto booties are always the best…and that jacket…LOVE!!

  • Reply Amy Arnold August 4, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Such great boots! I have never seen a denim jacket like that. How fun!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply jess jannenga August 4, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Love the boots and the details of your outfit!
    jess xx

  • Reply Paulina August 4, 2017 at 9:35 am

    I’m definitely interested in that denim jacket and the booties! Thanks for sharing, lady!

    Much love from Napa Valley!

    Paulina | Shenska

  • Reply Monika Faulkner August 4, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Oooh…your new Vince Camuto suede booties have me drooling all over my laptop, dearest Dawn!! And the lace-up sleeves of this denim jacket are proof that unique details can totally MAKE a look!! Hope you have something awesome planned for your last weekend of summer vacay; I’ll bet you can hardly believe that “back to school” season is right around the corner. Where oh where does the time go?? XOXO


  • Reply Amy Lynne Kennedy August 4, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Wow! You look awesome! Love it all! The boots! The Jacket! The tee! I love your idea to try plaid laces! That would be so fun!

  • Reply Chloe August 4, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    This look is really cute! I am actually really loving the denim on denim look! The lace-up detail is so gorgeous! 🙂

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/skylar-body-natural-perfume/

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