Summer White

June 11, 2014
What does one wear to a cottage by the beach?

This is the fun fashion challenge that I have right now as my husband and I are planning our summer getaway.  Here’s one look I came up with ….

Summer skirt, tank, and open weave sweater are all from Old Navy (in stores now).
A closer look at accessories …
Bag from Burlington and wedges from DSW.  Coolibar sun hat.  Beachy boho bracelets and turquoise earrings from Tilly’s.

Sunnies from CVS … seriously!  Trying out bifocal sunnies to see how they work for me.  (How old does that make me feel?)

Vintage ring from Grandma.

Note to self: next time do the non-hat pics first to avoid hat hair!

Necklace from Kohl’s several years ago.

And for my pet lovers out there …
I know my ham-it-up dogs get a lot of press in my blog, but today I wanted to introduce you to this special little guy, Pumpkin.  We found out last week that’s he diabetic and so it’s been a week of learning for both of us … new food, new schedule, and insulin shots twice a day.  He’s been a little trooper.

Love him so much!
So, here’s to cute cats  … and summer vacations!  Anyone else planning a trip?

Take care, Dolls, and thanks so much for stopping by!



  • Reply Gracey the Giant June 11, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Lovely look on you; you're making me want a white maxi skirt of my own.

    Also, you're coming to Oregon?! What part? I live in Salem, about 45 minutes south of Portland.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 11, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      We'll be in Portland and Lincoln City. If we were staying longer, I'd totally try to talk you into a blogger meet up/shopping trip! 😀

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo Style Files June 11, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Awww…Pumpkin is adorable.

    I love all the neutrals here. Very chic classic look.


    • Reply dawnlucy June 11, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      Thanks so much, Suzanne! I wanted to take a pic with Pumpkin AND the outfit, but I was afraid he'd start playing with the yarn on the sweater and there goes my vacation look! 😉

  • Reply Priscilla - Wheelchair Mommy/Stylish Gimp June 11, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    LOVE-LOVE the all white!!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2014 at 1:21 am

      Thanks so much, Priscilla! OXOX

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life June 12, 2014 at 5:23 am

    Great all white look – love the laid back vibe. It's the perfect summer outfit!


    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2014 at 12:11 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Alice!

  • Reply Marta C June 11, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Really love this all white look and all your accessories-great styling!! Enjoy the rest of your week:) Pumpkin is adorable!
    Marta xo

    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2014 at 1:22 am

      Aww, thanks so much, Marta! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Monika Faulkner June 12, 2014 at 1:25 am

    I know all about "fur children" with illnesses, dearest Dawn…one of my ferrets has cancer, so he needs special meals and medication twice a day, too!! And I always forget to mention how cute your canine photo-bombers are; tell them to keep up the good work!! 😉 I LOVE your all-white outfit…and your brave plans to wear it for a cottage holiday; I don't know if I would stay clean for very long!! The turquoise jewellery accents are divine…especially the ring from your grandmother; and you're rocking that hat like nobody's business (what hat hair?!) XO
    P.S. Nice to meet you, Pumpkin…you're very lucky to have a mom and dad that look after you so well!!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2014 at 2:44 am

      Awww, that's so sweet that you're so dedicated to your special ferret. The universe must have put these little dears in our loving hands for a reason. We'd get along so well IRL (In Real Life) sweet Monika! …. And we'll see how clean that outfit stays!

  • Reply Joni James June 12, 2014 at 3:08 am

    I just adore orange kitties! They're my favorite.
    I own tri foculs which turn in to sunnies. It took weeks to get use to them. But so convenient now.
    I love your bag. Perfect for summer.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      Orange tabbies are my favorite too! Don't tell Magick, my black tuxedo kitty (LOVE her too!). So far the bifocals make me dizzy! But maybe I should stick with it and see how it goes.

  • Reply Karen @ MrsLookingGood June 12, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Great white on white look. You nailed it and look very chic and classy! All your accessories are perfect for the beach. Enjoy and have fun in your beach vacation!


    • Reply dawnlucy June 12, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      Thanks so much for the sweet compliments, Karen!

  • Reply Laura B June 12, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I love all white outfits! I am a little scared to wear them with my little one though! The open weave sweater is perfect to stay cool, but when you want a little more arm coverage!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 13, 2014 at 11:32 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Laura! Yeah, with my doggies and kitties, we'll see how often all white really works for me! 😉

  • Reply Lana June 12, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Love your entire outfit, and I want every single accessory! Didn't know they made bi-focal sunnies – going to have to check that out! You look gorgeous & the kitty is cute too!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 13, 2014 at 11:33 am

      Thanks so much, Lana! You're so sweet! So far the bifocals make me dizzy! Oh well! 😀

  • Reply Jessi June 12, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Love this all white look! Reminds me of Spring getaways!


    • Reply dawnlucy June 13, 2014 at 11:33 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Jessi!

  • Reply Audrey Solheid June 12, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    That outfit makes me want to hop on the boat and set sail. Beautiful and I love the accessories too!


    • Reply dawnlucy June 13, 2014 at 11:32 am

      Ooooo … let's go! Sounds lovely!

  • Reply Tina Bradley June 13, 2014 at 12:41 am

    Awesome + chic ensemble! What a sweet kitty (Love his name!)! I've an adopted gray tabby. Her name is Tabitha. She's a real sweety, too! 🙂 T.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 13, 2014 at 11:34 am

      Tabitha is the perfect tabby name! Love my fur babies! Thanks so much for stopping by, Hon.

  • Reply Merrie K. June 13, 2014 at 1:24 am

    Love your beautiful whit outfit…it's prefect for summer! I'm sorry to hear abt ur kitty..I didn't know they could get diabetes 🙁

    • Reply dawnlucy June 13, 2014 at 11:35 am

      I didn't know either! But so far, we're getting through it together! Thanks, Merrie!

  • Reply kim at northerncalstyle. June 13, 2014 at 3:22 am

    Hey Ms Dawn. Just finally catching up on my blogs. I love you in white. What a pretty look and I adore your haircut too. Looks like your foot is all healed already? I hope you are enjoying summer vacation. I am so happy for it.

    Sorry to hear about your little cat. My grandma had a diabetic cat too and he lived a very long time – 10 more years, after diagnosis and was healthy and happy. Hope all goes okay for Pumpkin. xxoo Kim

    • Reply dawnlucy June 13, 2014 at 11:39 am

      Hey Miss Kimi! Aww … happy to hear that about grandma's cat. Thanks for that, Dear. I'm out of my ortho boot! No heels for awhile (cheating a bit with the blog) and no jumping up and down on it, but in a couple of weeks it should be all good! Thanks for the sweet comments! Miss your face! 😀 OXOX

  • Reply Olga Rani June 13, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Lovely ensemble for summer days. I love wearing white when it is hot outside. Great choice of accessories. And my! the kitty is such a beauty. I didn't know that cats can be diabetic too.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 15, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      Aww thanks so much, Olga! I didn't know kitties could be diabetic either.

  • Reply Renae of Simple Sequins June 14, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Great post here Dawn Lucy! You have the perfect model body . .. . you do! You should get professionally involved. I am not kidding. This white elegance looks marvelous on you. Hope you are traveling safely! Thanks for joining with *FiF* and also being on IG with me, too. ♥, Renae

    • Reply dawnlucy June 15, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      You're too sweet to me, Miss Renae! Thanks for making my day!!! OXOX

  • Reply garaytreasures June 15, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Looking lovely, I like your necklace from Kohls, and sunhats are definitely a favorite of mine. Rachel xo

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2014 at 3:04 am

      Thanks so much, Rachel! Oxox

  • Reply Dressing Up For Me June 16, 2014 at 11:40 am

    You´ve got the perefect outfit right there, gorgeous! I´d definitely wear something white on the beach and the perfect straw hat and bag for lounging around under the sun. 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2014 at 3:05 am

      Aww thanks so much!! Oxox

  • Reply Patti June 16, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Oh hey Pumpkin – what a beautiful face! Love your summery outfit and accessories. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2014 at 3:06 am

      Thanks, Patti! I do love that little orange face! Oxox

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga June 16, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    I love this outfit!! All white, the pretty light white sweater, and the lovely long white skirt, just gorgeous . It is funny, as I am writing, I am also looking for a summer hat!! I love yours on you, it looks so chic. I am trying to decide between a floppy lovely hat like this or a 40s style flapper in straw. Being that we are getting some very hot days, we need some sun protection besides fashion huh. Love the kitty pics too, precious.
    From the link up
    Please stop by jess

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2014 at 3:07 am

      Thanks so much Jessica! I love this hat from Coolibar. Packs well! Oxox

  • Reply Garments Speech June 17, 2014 at 2:11 am

    Really love this all white look!

    Alena &

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2014 at 3:07 am

      Thanks so much, Alena! Oxox

  • Reply Lisa June 17, 2014 at 3:24 am

    I need this whole outfit…especially the shoes. You're definitely romantic getaway ready.

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2014 at 3:08 am

      Thanks Lisa! It's been a wonderful trip! New post coming soon!

  • Reply Fit and Healthy Baby Boomers June 17, 2014 at 4:24 am

    Looks like you nailed it. I think you chose the perfect outfit for the occasion .
    Best, Sharon

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2014 at 3:09 am

      Well thanks so much Sharon! Oxox

  • Reply awhite June 17, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    I love white in the summer- it's so fresh, AND it keeps you cool(er) in the sun. 🙂


    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2014 at 3:01 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by Ashley! Can't wait to catch up on blogs when I get home, including yours! Oxox

  • Reply My Rose Colored Shades June 17, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    I love love this look, Dawn! It's so summery and chic, perfect for your summer getaway. I've been wanting to do an all-white look but there are so many options. And this is the perfect inspiration. Have a great week!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2014 at 3:02 am

      Thanks so much, Cynthia! Love your style & you would look so pretty in all white. Oxox

  • Reply Jan Graham-McMillen June 19, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Have you had your B-Day yet? Happy Birthday soon or belated! You are quite ready for the beach … just don't forget the sunblock, and enjoy your beach-ready new cut. You'll look brilliant with beachy-waves in that bob!
    What clued you in that Pumpkin was diabetic? Lucky baby to have you guys for his personal staff. (Dogs want family, cats need affectionate and efficient staff. So my cats tell me, anyway.)

    • Reply dawnlucy June 20, 2014 at 3:00 am

      Haha … So true about dogs & cats! Pumpkin had lost a bunch of weight so I took him to the vet for tests. Heading home tomorrow and can't wait to see my furbabies! My bday is Sunday! How is you know? Oxox

  • Reply Sabina B June 20, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Just totally love that all-white mix. And your pet's name is pumpkin? How cute is that? Got 2 budgies, called Felix and Albert. Blue and green. Have a great vacca! Sabina @Oceanblue Style

    • Reply dawnlucy June 25, 2014 at 3:43 am

      Awww … Felix and Albert .. cute … Kitty cat love!! OXOX

  • Reply Lynn Tran June 25, 2014 at 3:20 am

    Hey pretty lady, you are just like a supermodel. I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing fun things about your vacation. You and Shannon make a perfect couple. Love all your pictures!

    • Reply dawnlucy June 25, 2014 at 3:42 am

      Thanks so much, Sweetheart! OXOX So happy to see your comment!!!!

  • Reply Lynn Tran June 25, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    You looked lovely in white, just like a super model 🙂

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