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Over the Knee Boots + Link Up!

January 12, 2017

 

I’ve been wanting a pair of Over the Knee boots, even though I knew it wasn’t going to be a trend that would be super flattering on me or that I would wear very often.

over the knee boots with a fit and flare dress and kate spade bag

When I saw these burgundy ones on a fab sale at Nordstrom Rack, I couldn’t resist giving them a try.

Besides, I figured they would be perfect for this month’s How I Wear My series!

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Brooklyn Hat Company & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up Party!

April 21, 2016

I love hats.  Hats always elevate an outfit, don’t they?  Plus they protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun and they can cover up all sorts of sins … bad hair, dirty hair, gray roots. 

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Here I am with my new Coney Island natural toya straw fedora from Brooklyn Hat Company. I’m loving their high quality and attention to detail.


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Mod Chic & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

May 28, 2015

Loving this new top from Showinbuy!  The bold geometric design and boxy fit make me think of a mod 1960s look. 

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First I styled it dressy with a skirt (Kasper) and heels (Kohls).  I always love my red bag (London Fog) with black and white.

Then I thought, who am I trying to kid that I’ll be comfortable teaching all day in a skirt and high heels?  I changed to skinny jeans (Gap) and flats (Seychelles). I really liked both outfits. 

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My favs from last week ….



Katherine Eldridge is looking chic and on point in this great ensemble.





I  never would’ve thought to put these pieces together, but how cool does Monika of Style is my Pudding look in this chic combo? Fabulous!



Happy 30th to Rachel of Garay Treasures!  Isn’t she looking totally adorable?



Link up, link back, visit, comment, and have a blast!


And hey, have you entered this giveaway yet?

OXOX
Dawn Lucy


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Spring Break with Chadwicks!

April 5, 2015

Chadwicks of Boston is always a great go-to site for pretty, classic styles and their spring collection this year is dreamy and delightful!
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I felt like poetry in motion in this Ikat Print Floral Maxi.
Love the cool uneven hemline and the on trend Ikat print in ocean blues and spring greens.
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This fab skirt even has a little half slip built in. 

(This is the same embarrassed smile I had in most of my childhood pictures.  Gee, I could’ve saved this shot for the backyard, right?) 
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 I have a feeling I’m going to be spending a lot of time this spring in this pretty Embroidered Scalloped Hem Top with such lovely detail around the neckline and the hem.  I love the 3/4 length sleeve and lightweight soft fabric.  Check out the top in beautiful Sea Mist and Sunset Coral too.

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A big thank you to Chadwicks for sending me this lovely outfit to review!  

OXOX

Pre-Mixed Patterns & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

February 26, 2015
Do you love the cool look of pattern mixing but aren’t sure if you’re doing it right or you just don’t have the time to bother with it?  This top is the perfect solution!  The patterns are pre-mixed!  Stripes on the front with a leopard herringbone pattern on the back. Love this!  Of course like most style bloggers, I’m happy to mix patterns on my own, but I still love this top!
And hey, I finally found some boyfriend jeans I really like. 
Yay Old Navy!

Outfit details:
Mixed pattern top –  Charlotte Tarantola (Details Willow Glen)
(exact sweater here, two other cute sweaters here & here)
Distressed boyfriend jeans – Old Navy
Taupe suede booties – Vince Camuto (cute option)
Red leather bag – London Fog (similar)
Moto – Lucky Brand
Watch – Movado
Bracelet – J Crew
Earrings – Tilly’s 

Here are a few of my favs from last week …

Monika of Style is my Pudding is looking fabulous in textured neutrals!  This girl is just always head-to-toe coolness!
Kristin of Highland Fashionista is rocking this fab Aztec patterned wrap. Love the pop of neon and those great boots.

Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots is looking hot in her Royalty for Me WannaBettaButt jeans!   
(See my review of Royalty for Me Hyper-stretch skinnies here).

Now to the link up party!  Don’t forget to link back in your post.  And please feel free to follow me … everywhere … like a stalker … really … I don’t mind!
Thanks so much to all the friends of FUN FASHION FRIDAY! (If you link up, your email will be put on a reminder list, but you’re welcome to unsubscribe anytime.)



Middle-aged Goldilocks & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

February 18, 2015
I felt a bit like Goldilocks recently looking for a chambray shirt. The shirt was either too big, too small, too dark, too light, too short, too stiff, or too boxy.  So this middle-aged Goldilocks was thrilled to finally find this shirt that was just right!  It’s Cloth and Stone (an Anthropologie brand) and I found it at Crossroads Trading, a store with new and gently used clothing to buy, sell, or trade.
 
 
It was the perfect color and length for me and so soft too.  Isn’t the back detail cute?

 

Outfit details:
Jeans – Gap Always Skinny
Plain white tee – Old Navy
Shooties – Madden Girl
Black straw bag – Vintage
Necklace – Lucky Brand
Earrings – Nordstrom Rack
Sunglasses – Readers.com
 
 
Denim with denim? Of course!  We all know those old rules no longer apply!


 

And this little guy wanted to come see what Mommy was up to.

 

Sending out a huge thanks to everyone who has been participating in FUN FASHION FRIDAY! I’m having tons of fun and I hope everyone else is too!
 
Here are a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day inspired looks from last week …
 
Debbie of Fashion Fairy Dust is looking hip and chic in her plaid sweatshirt and leather skirt.
 
Alice of Happiness at Mid-life is a feminine romantic vision in pretty polka dots.
 
How adorable is Chioma of Chioma’s Evolution of Style in her Barbie pink skirt and denim jacket?
 
Miriam of Farm Girl outdid herself this week with this precious Valentine’s Day look.  Love those red tights!
 
Laura of I Do DeClaire looks fabulous in this cozy red sweater and those great pattern pixie pants!
 
Okay Dolls, time to party …
 
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OXOX
Dawn Lucy
 


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Beaded sweater & FUN FASHION FRIDAY LINK UP!

January 30, 2015
Welcome to the FUN FASHION FRIDAY link up party!  So excited that last week’s maiden voyage was such a success and thanks so much to all the fabulous ladies who linked up! 



Here’s my look for the party today …



Close up of the bead trim …


When I came out in this sweater, the hubby said, “Where in the world do you even buy something like that?!” LOL.  I love his funny reactions to my fashion sense.  And I’m going to take it as a compliment whether or not he meant it as one!

So where do you buy a crazy fabulous sweater with ribbon and bead trim?  The thrift store!  

I had planned to pair the sweater with some flared jeans and clogs for a totally 70’s look, but the proportions just didn’t work. I went with skinnies and flats and was pleased with the results. What do you think?

The very best part of the sweater?  It makes a charming little clink & tinkle when I walk! I wanted to do the twist all day! Hey, did I ever mention fashion can be fun?! 

And speaking of fun, I thought it would be cool to feature a few of my favorite fun looks from last week’s link up. So hard to just pick a few!  But here they are …

Suzanne Carillo of Suzanne Carillo Style Files looking retro and dapper.
Annette of Lady of Style looking perfect for a walk in the snow!

Tina of Tickled Pink Woman in her charming Downton Abbey inspired look.


Okay, so now on to this week’s link up fun!  Please link back and don’t forget to follow along on Bloglovin so you never miss a party!

OXOX
Dawn Lucy
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New Link Up Party & Warm Cozy Neutrals

January 19, 2015
Well, I’ve decided to try my hand at this link up party business. I have so much fun at everyone else’s party, that I figured it was time to throw my own! It will start this Friday and be called FUN FASHION FRIDAY!  Because fashion should always be fun, but it should be most especially super duper fun on FRIDAYS! The party starts Thursday evening through Saturday evening. Fellow fashion bloggers, come by and link up!  Readers, stop by and get introduced to new blogs!  Come join in the fun!

Now an outfit … here’s what I wore for a weekend breakfast out with the hubby.  

Santa brought me these fab Michael Kors suede wedge booties.  So cute and comfy, and cozy and warm with the shearling lining (MK Rory Bootie) He also brought me this cool Lucky Brand jacket.  Yeah, Santa is good to me!

The jacket is similar to my little moto jacket which is probably why the hubby thought it looked so much like me.  But the color is bit darker, the length longer, and it’s made of a cool yarn-dyed textured fabric (with faux leather details) … plus he picked it out for me … enough reasons to keep it and enjoy it!  (Found it online in red and on sale here!)

The soft pretty scarf was a gift from my dear friend, Glenda (a little birdie told me she got it at Macy’s).  The chunky sweater was a Zara after Xmas sale purchase.  Also wearing – Old Navy jeans, Readers.com glasses, and an Oryany handbag.

Jewelry: 


Earrings – Tilly’s (loving these lightweight earrings that I’m seeing everywhere!)


Cuff bracelet – J. Crew (great for small wrists)
Chain bracelet – so old that I have no idea where it came from!



Have a great week, Dolls & see ya on Friday!  

OXOX

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