Summer of Love & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up Party

June 11, 2015
Flared jeans … tie-dye … platforms … can you tell how much I’m loving this 70’s trend?  

Of course with any retro vibe pieces, you need to make the outfit your own.  You don’t want to look like you’ve dressed “70s” for a Halloween party, right?  

I think adding a modern bag and trendy messy up do works here.  And check out this cool deconstructed back detail …

And Dolls, have you noticed how long your legs look in flares?!

Outfit details & Shopping Ideas

Top – thrifted and no label … another fun mystery find at a local thrift store!
As a teacher on summer break, I’m loving having the time to comb through racks of thrift store junk to find a hidden jewel here and there!
No time for that, busy ladies?  Here’s a few fab online finds too …
Flared jeans – KUT (Details Willow Glen)
Platform wedges – Michael Shannon (DSW)
Bag – Kenneth Cole Reaction (Marshalls)
Sunnies – Ralph Lauren 
Earrings – gift

And my wrap beautiful bracelet is from Rocksbox!  Look for my Rocksbox review coming soon!

Some “fashionspiration” from last week’s link up …

Leelo of Beauty by Miss L is rocking this sophisticated jogger pant look.

Loving adorable Jen of Librarian of Life and Style is looking summertime chic in this pretty dress, denim jacket, and cute straw bag.

And the fabulous Tina of Tickled Pink Woman looks stunning in this modern black and white look with pops of red and blue.

Now on a personal note … my kitty Pumpkin has been very sick with serious kidney and intestinal issues.  I would appreciate any prayers and/or good thoughts you could send his way.  He’s the sweetest little guy.

Thanks for your support & please enjoy the link up!

Dawn Lucy


  • Reply Carrie June 11, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    So sorry about your kitty problems! Ugh! That is the worst! 🙁 I will say a prayer for her. I love your top and I have been seeing so many flare jeans, but I just don't think I can do them. They look great on you, tho!


    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      Thanks so much, Carrie! OXOX

  • Reply Mica T June 11, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Love the layered back of your tee! the flared jeans look awesome on you too 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue

  • Reply Nora Minassian June 11, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Love those flare jeans and they look great with your wedges, that's how I like to wear mine too 🙂
    Sorry about your cat, keeping my fingers crossed for her to get better.

  • Reply Katie D June 11, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    You're definitely rocking the 70s! I love your chic spin on the decade. The jeans are fantastic!


  • Reply Tina Bradley June 11, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    First, my thoughts and prayers for Pumpkin. I am a kitty lover and know how heart wrenching it is when my dear Tabitha is ill. You are rocking this fab look, Dawn! I adore the 70's! I graduated from high school in 1980, so love, love, love it. Thank you for featuring me alongside these lovely women, Dawn–honored beyond belief! Hugs to you, sweet Pumpkin and thanks for hosting this link up. T.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      Aww thanks Tina. Pumpkin is improving slowly. You always look great and feature worthy, my dear! OXOX

  • Reply Doused In Pink June 11, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    You are rocking those flares and I love the back detail of your top! Sorry about your kitty! Hope she is feeling better!


    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      Thanks sweet Jill! OXOX

  • Reply Andrea Nine June 11, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Ok, great minds think…and dress alike. LOL. My one link-up is featuring flared jeans and platform wedges. Love them so much. You look FANTASTIC my dear!!!!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      Can't wait to check out your post too! OXOX

  • Reply Trina Grandinetti June 11, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Still praying for little Pumpkin, bless his heart and hers as well. Absolutely in love with the 70's vibe and you just rocked it to the max with this outfit!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2015 at 9:31 pm

      Aww thanks Trina! And Pumpkin and I appreciate the love! 🙂

  • Reply Storybook Apothecary June 11, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    awesome outfit! I love your shoes!! thanks for the link up ♥

  • Reply M @ My Closet Catalogue June 12, 2015 at 12:04 am

    Woman, the 70s is YOUR vibe! You manage to make it look both nostalgic and current and your long, lean silhouette is just to die for! J'adore everything about this outfit!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2015 at 9:31 pm

      Aww thanks Dear … I do love the 70s an awful lot! 😀

  • Reply Cathy June 12, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Love those jeans! Great outfit 🙂


  • Reply Pam @ over50feeling40 June 12, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Love your jeans! Thanks for the link up and have a great weekend!

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life June 12, 2015 at 2:57 am

    That tee is so fun and love how these jeans make your legs go on for miles. Prayers for Pumpkin! BTW, what is the brand & name of your polish – love the color.


    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion link up.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2015 at 9:33 pm

      Hi Alice …Just for you and my buddy Sherry, I dropped by the nail place to find out the name of the color …it's OPI Number One Nemesis! I'm glad I found out because I'm going to pick this color again for sure.

  • Reply Marta June 12, 2015 at 3:50 am

    You are killing this look, absolutely love everything about it!! Thanks for hosting Dawn Lucy:)

  • Reply Olga Rani June 12, 2015 at 6:03 am

    These jeans are adorable! Lovely casual look! Sorry to hear about your cat, wish him the soonest recovery.

  • Reply josep-maria badia June 12, 2015 at 6:50 am

    A wonderful shirt, and a very successful and beautiful look.

  • Reply Tiina L June 12, 2015 at 6:56 am

    You rock the 70s styles! Speedy recovery for Pumpkin, have a great weekend!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2015 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks so much, Tiina! OXOX

  • Reply Debbie Stinedurf June 12, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Love the top Dawn! I hope Pumpkin is feeling better. xo

  • Reply Laura B June 12, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Love the 70s vibe on you! Those jeans make your legs look miles long!

  • Reply My Rose Colored Shades June 12, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    That is such a cool top! Love the back. Those flare jeans make your legs look a mile long. Loving the 70s vibe.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2015 at 9:35 pm

      Aww thanks Cynthia! Muah!

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles June 12, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Wow count me in as a fan of this boho-inspired look – you rock those bell bottoms!


    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2015 at 9:35 pm

      Love bell bottoms! Thanks Rebecca! OXOX

  • Reply Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style June 12, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Your poor kitty! Our two senior cats also have kidney problems and putting them on natural herb prescriptions with every meal has helped a lot.

    On the style front it was a lovely surprise to see my pic in the round-up! Thanks so much!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2015 at 9:35 pm

      I"ll have to look into that. Kisses to your kitties, Dear! OXOX

  • Reply Monika Faulkner June 12, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    These flares are FANTASTIC, dearest Dawn!! Adoring the extra wide hem; and yes…their major leg-lengthening ability is pretty amazing, isn't it?! Oh, to be on summer vacay with you right now, so we could hit those vintage shops together…the back detail and tie-dye finish of your thrifted top is making me drool!! 😉 P.S. Sending lots and lots of love and kisses to sweet Pumpkin – and to you, too – a sick "fur baby" is such a stressful thing!! XOXO

    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2015 at 9:36 pm

      How much fun would we have shopping together!! I would love that! Thanks, Monika! <3

  • Reply Beata B June 12, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Love the 70s vibe on you ! Those jeans are awesome . You look fantastic 🙂 have a great weekend 🙂 x

  • Reply Petite Silver Vixen June 12, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Sorry to hear about Pumpkin. It's so hard when our beloved pets get ill. Lots of good thoughts your way.

    I adore the t-shirt you're wearing with the flares. It's fabulous and just the right print to rock the flares!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      Thanks so much for the nice comment and for stopping by! OXOX

  • Reply rosie June 12, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Poor Pumpkin. I will remember your kitty in my good thoughts and wishes for the day. My chihuahua has kennel cough again, and even though it's not serious, it makes me so sad to hear her coughing. On a nicer note, I love the nail polish? Is it hard to remove? And….. I love your blog.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2015 at 9:39 pm

      Thanks so much Rosie. It hurts when our babies hurt. It's OPI Number One Nemesis and is just regular polish (not gel). OXOX

  • Reply Beata B June 12, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Love that 70s vibe on you ! Those jeans are awesome . You look fantastic . Have a great weekend 🙂 x

  • Reply Melissa Convertino June 12, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Loving your 70s outfit. I absolutely LOVE your top, Love the back. I always said the same thing about flare jeans, for a girl as short as me, they do make my legs look great.

  • Reply Straight A Style June 12, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    The 70s trend is so fun! Love your flares.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2015 at 9:40 pm

      Thanks Amy Ann … you know how much I dig it! OXOX

  • Reply Cheryl Tucker June 12, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    As always I love the 70's look and you wear it perfectly!
    That top is so cute and the whole outfit looks comfy! Peace! Cheryl

    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2015 at 9:39 pm

      Thanks Dear & peace back to you! 🙂

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga June 12, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Hello my friend , first I love these flared jeans on you, you really rock the 70s look! I have been wearing my hair up to as it has been very hot, yours looks great! Love the bracelets I am a silver fan. Second, I am soooo sorry to hear about Pumpkin, I just know what my pets mean to me! Iwill say prayers that she gets better soon.
    XO jess

    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2015 at 9:38 pm

      I know you would understand about the pet love, Dear! Thanks Jess! OXOX

  • Reply Catherine Verdonck June 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    I'm not a fan of flared jeans, but you look great in them. They are made for you. Love the top


    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2015 at 9:38 pm

      Thanks Catherine! They are not for everybody for sure! 😉

  • Reply Aleczandra Sallows June 12, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    The top you're wearing is so cool, and I love the bellbottom jeans!

    I hope Pumpkin feels better soon!

  • Reply Kelly Roy June 12, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    70s were awsome . A great inspiration in style. Flares are so much fun and you styled them nicely!

  • Reply Garaytreasures June 13, 2015 at 1:35 am

    What a great and classy look! You can't go wrong with a tie dyed thrifted top 🙂 Looking cute Dawn!
    Rachel xo
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    Garay Treasures

  • Reply Nicole Mölders June 13, 2015 at 5:28 am

    Thanks 4 linking up 2 Top of the World Style. Your outfit is very brave, but you pulled it off

  • Reply Sabina B June 13, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Really fabulous Dawn Lucy love the jeans and you are right: Its a leggy thing 😉 xo Sabina | Oceanblue Style

  • Reply jennifer miller June 13, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Ah, the summer of love, I remember it well. So enjoy your style (might join your link up one of these days), and sending good thoughts to your sweet kitty.

  • Reply Nina Kobi June 14, 2015 at 1:49 am

    Love this flared jeans on you. xx


  • Reply fashionableover50 June 14, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    WOW! You look so tall with mile-long legs! I missed the link up! But I can still drop by to see you and all the fashionable ladies. I have the same pants as Leelo, Jen looks like a sweet country girl in denim and a pretty summer dress, and Tina's outfit is beautiful – a lovely selection!

    Happy Sunday!
    ♥ carmen

  • Reply fashionableover50 June 14, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    My dear Dawn Lucy, I know the heartache of when a "family member" is so sick! Pumpkin looks adorable!

    I am praying for Pumpkin and you!
    ♥ carmen

  • Reply Heather Lindstrom June 14, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Happy summer Dawn!! I'm finally off for summer, I hope you are too. The flared jeans are fab on you (legs for days;)! I'm enjoying the 70's trend myself. I've always had a weakness for maxis-especially poolside. Thanks for joining our #stylefocus linkup this weekend. Hope your kitty is on the mend. xx, Heather

  • Reply Leisa Hammett June 21, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    What a handsome woman you are! I love every detail of this outfit!

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