Spring Patterns & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

March 19, 2015
We’ve had amazing weather lately in San Jose.  I feel a little guilty enjoying it so much, because first of all, a lot of my blogging buddies and readers are still buried in snow, and second of all, California desperately needs rain.  But since I have no control over either situation, I’m just gonna enjoy the sunny 80 degree days!
And one way I’m enjoying the weather is by wearing bright pretty patterns for spring!  
spring patterns, boho over 40, style bloggers over 40, California casual over 40
Outfit Details & Shopping Ideas

Patterned top – Vintage Havana (thrifted) (cute option(cute option) (cute option)
Jeans – Lucky Brand Charlie Flare
Sandals – DSW (option)
Turquoise tank – Old Navy
Sunhat – Coolibar (great floppy sunhat)
Bag – Burlington (beautiful straw tote)
Sunglasses – Ralph Lauren (also RL)
Pink bracelet – vintage (thrifted)
Gold cuff – J. Crew

style bloggers over 40, midlife style, boho over 40, boho chic, Calfornia casual

Here’s a few fabulous pattern-wearing pretties from last week’s link up party …

Always fab Cathy of Bay Area Fashionista is also enjoying our beautiful weather in this cool 70’s vintage shirt!

Loving this pretty orange and purple print on pretty Olga of Local Fashion.

Is your weather not quite springy enough yet? How about a gorgeous color-block cape, worn here by the beautiful Vale of Fashion and Cookies.

And hey Dolls, I’m having my first ever giveaway … don’t forget to enter!  The winner will be announced this Monday!

Let’s link up!
(Please link back!)

Dawn Lucy

Linking up my link up! A Labour of Fashion! Thursday Favorites! Fab Favorites! Look What I Got! Mummy’s Got Style


  • Reply Glenda March 19, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    We are spoiled in California, that's for sure. I wish it would only rain at night and go back to warm, sunny days for the day time. I don't mind the rain while I sleep 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 12:15 am

      I'd totally sign up for that program! 😉 OXOX

  • Reply Tina Bradley March 19, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    LOL! I left my comment for this post in one of your earlier posts, Dawn. Oh well, something tells me you understand it's been one, long week! 🙂 Thanks for hosting this link up. xx T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 12:15 am

      I've done that SO many times! No worries, dear! OXOX

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles March 19, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    It's also so perfect down here in L.A. – and I am loving your super fun top!


    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 12:16 am

      Thanks Rebecca! OXOX

  • Reply sheelagoh.com March 20, 2015 at 1:04 am

    There's just something about a bared shoulder.

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:34 pm


  • Reply Katie D March 20, 2015 at 2:30 am

    Love the pattern of your top! Perfect for spring. I feel the same way about enjoying the weather. Nothing but blue sky and warm temps here in Los Angeles!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      Cali life! 😀

  • Reply Cathy March 20, 2015 at 2:54 am

    Love your blouse! Thank you so much for showing me! Made my day!!!


    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      Well deserved you chic chick you! OXOX

  • Reply Garaytreasures March 19, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Lovely outfit, especially the bag. I will link up when kids are in bed 🙂 thanks for hosting!
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 12:13 am

      Yay! thanks Rachel! OXOX

  • Reply Tiina L March 19, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Beautiful spring weather, and your outfit matches it perfectly! The top is just gorgeous! Have a great Friday!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 12:14 am

      Thanks so much, Tiina! OXOX

  • Reply J. Elle March 19, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Gorgeous top! It looks wonderful styled with your flares and wedges.

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 12:14 am

      Thanks Jennie! OXOX

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life March 20, 2015 at 4:47 am

    You do boho so well!! I am so happy wit this beautiful weather too!


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      Aww that's sweet … that's Alice! OXOX

  • Reply Carrie March 19, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Your top has such pretty spring colors in it! I also love your pink bangle, I just ordered a monogrammed one and I can't wait for it to arrive.

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 12:14 am

      Ooo I bet that's pretty! Can't wait to see it on your blog! OXOX

  • Reply Pam @ over50feeling40 March 19, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Your outfit is such a great way to kick off spring…it is lovely…great top and hat! Thanks for hosting the link up!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 12:15 am

      Thanks so much for being a part of it, Pam! OXOX

  • Reply M @ My Closet Catalogue March 19, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Now this is a top I could totally fall in love with. You look super classy and sassy.

    I think it's funny that you "enjoy" this 80-degree weather and here I am, in SoCal, trying desperately to cling to winter by wearing blazers and velvet. Eheh. ;p

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 12:16 am

      Haha … I'm enjoying it now because it's new, but in September I'll be bitching about the same weather for sure. OXOX

  • Reply Mica T March 20, 2015 at 1:56 am

    Thank you, as always, for the link up! 🙂

    I love your outfit – very boho and 70s inspired! 🙂 That top is beautiful with the flared jeans 🙂

    Away From The Blue

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      Thanks Mica! OXOX

  • Reply Marta March 20, 2015 at 2:38 am

    Love the pattern of your top, super cute look on you Dawn Lucy!! Enjoy your weekend:)

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      Aww thanks Marta! OXOX

  • Reply The Real Arnolds March 20, 2015 at 11:39 am

    You should enjoy your amazing weather! Love your fun pattern.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:49 pm

      Okay I think I will! 😉

  • Reply Merci Jowi March 20, 2015 at 5:16 am

    You look amazing. That top is a keeper.

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      Yay for great thrifting finds! Thanks Merci! OXOX

  • Reply Elegance and Mommyhood March 20, 2015 at 6:16 am

    You look beautiful first of all. I love the top, bag and hat. Such a Springy outfit. All the ladies you featured look beautiful also, I bet they are very honored.

    Happy Friday Dawn!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:46 pm

      Aww thanks so much sweet Ada! OXOX

  • Reply Alexandra B. March 20, 2015 at 6:19 am

    I feel a little envious as we haven't got the temperatures to completely drop the winter wear yet, but we are getting there 🙂 That top is lovely, I am a huge fan of large sleeves and green-blue shades.

    Sorry that I couldn't stop by last week, my son was home with high fever and I didn't get to do half of what I wanted. And after that passed, I took a semi break to get the house spring ready 😉

    Thanks a lot for the feature and for hosting 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:47 pm

      So sorry to hear about your son. I totally understand. Some weeks I just can't keep up with everything. Thanks for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday! OXOX

  • Reply Olga Rani March 20, 2015 at 6:41 am

    Beautiful top, perfect for spring! I like how it drops off your shoulder on one of the photos. I am glad you liked my outfit from the previous party, thank you for featuring it here!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      Thanks so much Olga! OXOX

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo March 20, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Very cool 70's vibe here. Love it! Can't believe you scored that top thrifting! I have a feeling you and I can't thrift together…there may be some fighting over pieces! ; P


    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      Hee … I bet we would have a ball fighting over clothing together!! 😉

  • Reply welovefur March 20, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Wooow! I love your blog. I hope you will like mine



    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      Thanks! I'll check yours out soon! OXOX

  • Reply Nora Minassian March 20, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    I know what you mean about the weather, I feel the same way being in LA 🙂
    You look fabulous and ready for spring, love that top with the wider jeans and the hat just finishes off the whole look.

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      Thanks so much Nora!OXOX

  • Reply Doused In Pink March 20, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Your top is so pretty! I love the colors and the pattern! Thanks for hosting the linkup!

    Doused In Pink

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      Thanks Jill! OXOX

  • Reply Laura B March 20, 2015 at 11:24 am

    You look so chic and ready for spring!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      Thanks Laura! OXOX

  • Reply StyleDiaryByOsy Osehie March 20, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Beautiful top.

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      Thank you! OXOX

  • Reply cherie at stylenudge.com March 20, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    That top is so great Dawn and paired with the floppy hat, straw bag and flared jeans it's a fab look! Thank you for hosting your link up!


    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:49 pm

      Thanks for the sweet compliments, Cherie! OXOX

  • Reply Sydney Fashion Hunter March 20, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Loving your flares! Weather in fabulous in Bali where I'm holidaying at the moment. I can't even imagine being buried in snow when it is sweltering here. I'm hosting a link up this week so stop by if you get a chance 🙂


    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:50 pm

      Ooo Bali! How fab! OXOX

  • Reply Sabina B March 20, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Thanks for hosting Dawn Lucy. Love the Jeans. xo Sabina | Oceanblue Style

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      Thanks Sabina! OXOX

  • Reply My Rose Colored Shades March 20, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    I love that top! It goes perfectly with your flare jeans. Please enjoy the weather for me. I will live vicariously thru you for now. ~Cynthia

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      Hee … okay Cynthia! OXOX

  • Reply Monica Roese March 20, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    I am in love with your outfit! Looks like you are ready for a great vacation! Perfection!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      Vacation … sounds wonderful to me! Thanks! OXOX

  • Reply Monika Faulkner March 20, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    I cannot even tell you how much I love this gorgeous vintage top, dearest Dawn…it's boho perfection!! And you're already looking like a summer-time goddess on this first day of spring…I'm grateful that we don't have snow in Vancouver, but 80 degrees it definitely ain't!! 😉


    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:56 pm

      Awww you're the sweetest! OXOX

  • Reply Amy Johnson March 20, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I love your outfit! Your jeans are so fun!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      Thanks Amy! OXOX

  • Reply adoringfamily March 20, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Thank you for hosting! Your outfit is gorgeous and has me craving spring! New follower 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy March 20, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      Welcome aboard! Thanks for joining in the fun! OXOX

  • Reply Garments Speech March 20, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    You look stunning! I would love to wear this outfit! … but we have snow today:(

    Alena & http://garmentsspeech.blogspot.com

    • Reply dawnlucy March 24, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      Aww let's hope for some spring weather for you soon! OXOX

  • Reply A Labour of Life March 22, 2015 at 1:19 am

    what a great blouse and I so want warm temps here.

    • Reply dawnlucy March 24, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      Thanks Linda!OXOX

  • Reply Anja March 22, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    I adore that blouse, watch out maybe one day it is missing from your closet 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy March 24, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      Hee hee …. okay Anja! 😉

  • Reply mummy's got style March 26, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Gorgeous summery style! Thanks for linking up to #fashionfriday x

  • Reply Daily Sports USA May 29, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    That top is gorgeous, I love the colors and the pattern, the whole look is perfect for spring.

  • Reply Varuna Jithesh March 22, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Nice and perfect looking outfit..

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