The Fab 40’s in Floral!

March 28, 2016

Welcome to this month’s edition of The Fab 40’s!  

This month it was my turn to choose the theme and I’ve been crushing on florals lately. 

wearing a floral maxi dress over 40

fashion over forty

I have spring fever!  Or was that a hot flash? Either way, bring on the cool comfy ease of maxi dresses blowing in the breeze!

spring trends, style trends over forty

I wanted to try to mix my florals. It was a trickier feat than I imagined, but I like this pink and white floral with the busier vintage floral bag.  

I also tried wearing the rose in my hair but it just looked silly.  Anyone have tips for pulling off that look?  Maybe you need to be on vacation to get away with it?
Outfit details:
floral dress – Calvin Klein
floral handbag – vintage
gold weave wedges – Italian Shoemakers Brand (DSW)
tassel earrings – Bauble Bar

pretty floral maxi dress, Calvin Klein, floral finds


how to do spring style over forty
Now let’s see how the other forty-something and totally fabulous ladies are doing florals this season …
Andrea of Living on Cloud Nine is my pick for fab guest blogger of the month!  She is looking stunning and ready for spring with this lovely floral skirt styled with a chambray shirt.
Chambray Top: Loft
Maxi Skirt: Vintage Emanuel Ungardo
Shoes: Rosela Sandal from Zooshoo
Necklace: Fashion Bella
Bag: Hat Attack Tote from SHOPBOP
Bag Charm: Lenora Dame from SHOPBOP

Sheela of Sheela Writes looks cool mixing florals with polka dots.
Navy Blazer & Top – Thrifted
Polka Dot Leggings – JC Penny
Sunnies – Poshmark
Polymer Clay Rings – Etsy
Camellia Booties – ShoeDazzle

Loving this amazing floral coat on Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots.
Coat – Shein
Camisole – Worthington, JCPenney
Jeans – jcp, JCPenney
Shoes – Bamboo
Ring – Charming Charlie
Necklace – Old

Can you believe that Ann of Kremb de la Kremb actually made this gorgeous skirt?!

Sunnies and earrings–Topshop
Necklace–from my mom
Shirt and socks–Forever 21
Hamsa clutch–ASOS
Blue pumps–Vanilla Suite
Skirt–Kremb de la Kremb (hahahaha!)
Diane of Fashion on the 4th Floor shines in this pretty spring ensemble!
Button-down top:  Target
Skirt:  Beulah 
Sneakers:  Cole Haan (Zero Grand) from Nordstrom
Watch:  Fossil from Macy’s
Bracelet:  Charming Charlie

Samantha of Fake Fabulous mixes patterns for this chic look.

Spotty Skirt: Boden
Floral Blouse: Unlabelled and altered..from a charity shop.
Jacket: Vintage Topshop (a treasured item of mine)
Earrings: H&M
Watch: Ice
Shoes: Topshop

Mary of Curlybyrdie Chirps is channeling her inner goddess in this beautiful floral maxi dress.

Dress- Taylor via Steinmart 
Shoes – Kohls 
Bag Coach
Necklace -Walmart
Bag -Coach 

Are you rocking florals right now, Dolls?  Hope you got some outfit ideas and please tune in again in April to see what we’re up to next!

Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Andrea Nine March 28, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Ahh… are such a breath of fresh air in this divine dress and you know how to rock a pose for the camera!! So so beautiful! I thank you again for the honor of being a Fab 40's guest!! May your week be as brilliant and beautiful as you are!!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 29, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      Aww thanks beautiful Andrea! Loved having you as part of our crew this month! <3

  • Reply March 28, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Loving all the fabulous florals! I wore a floral top on my blog today to celebrate Easter despite the cold, wet weather, lol

    • Reply dawnlucy March 29, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      Thanks Tracey! 🙂

  • Reply Carly March 28, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Floral is so perfect for Spring! Your dress looks beautiful and all of the other ladies look great in there floral finds too
    Carly from Dresses & Denim

    • Reply dawnlucy March 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      Thanks Carly! 🙂

  • Reply Andrea March 28, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Such a great floral look! I love the subtle floral print of the dress mixed with the busier bag! The color of the dress is gorgeous on you!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      Thanks so much, Andrea! 🙂

  • Reply J. Elle March 28, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    You just look gorgeous in this pretty dress! I really like the extra punch of floral with your bag, too. I so loved seeing everyone's stylish interpretation of the theme you chose this month.

    • Reply dawnlucy March 29, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      Thanks Jennie! Your coat was a show stealer for sure! 🙂

  • Reply Nikolatina N March 28, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Love all of them!
    Your dress is so nice and festive!
    I am so happy spring is finally arriving! 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy March 29, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      Thanks .. and yes, yay spring! 🙂

  • Reply Midnight Cowgirl March 29, 2016 at 1:14 am

    Your dress is so pretty! Love the floral theme 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy March 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply Midwestern Melissa March 28, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    The floral maxi looks great on you! I just bought a floral scarf for the spring and love it!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 29, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      Thanks Melissa! 🙂

  • Reply Sheela Goh March 28, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    I always have the greatest of admiration for anyone who can pull off a head-to-toe floral look, which you do, beautifully. That pink is so pretty and the rose, the loveliest finishing touch 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy March 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      I'm sure you could too, Sheela! You're rocking your floral game, Dear! 🙂

  • Reply Fashion Fairy Dust March 29, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Love florals…all year, all of the time! And I love that so many of my favorite ladies are all in one place rocking floral!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 29, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      Thanks so much Debbie! 🙂

  • Reply Rachel March 29, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Pretty floral outfits! great post!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 29, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply Heart March 29, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Your floral dress is perfect just the way it is. You look so young on it.

  • Reply Earth to Style March 29, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Gorgeous maxi dress!!

    xo Lauren

  • Reply Alyssa Renee March 29, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    What a lovely dress! =)

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  • Reply Nathy F. March 29, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Floral is ALWAYS a good idea! All of you look fabulous.

    P.S. Love that you have that convenient list of link-ups! I haven't been linking up like I used to and am now out of date with the functioning linkups.

    -Nathy @ Earnestyle

  • Reply Elise Von E March 30, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Gorgeous maxi!! Loving all your floral picks!

    xx, Elise

  • Reply Jacquard Flower March 30, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Love your dress and all of the floral looks are fabulous. Have a great day! Gemma x

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga March 30, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    I think i commented already… my memory is going to pot! ( figure of speech) You know how I love floral, you may be sick of me wearing it as i have many dresses. I am in love with this pink maxi of yours so beautiful a color, and the cut. I forget, are you 5 9 like me, you always look tall in your pictures.the floral bag is darling.

    jess xx

  • Reply Arcuri Vivaldo March 31, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Wow, you look fabulous in the floral dress!

  • Reply StyleDiaryByOsy Osehie March 31, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Floral is always an amazing pick. All beautifully styled.

  • Reply vanity andme March 31, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Looking fabulous Dawn! I like your other floral choices too
    Laurie x

  • Reply My Cozy Corner April 3, 2016 at 5:35 am

    Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

  • Reply Nicole Mölders April 3, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great floral outfits! That reminds me that I still have to find the floral skirt for this summer. LOL.

  • Reply Rena April 6, 2016 at 5:20 am

    you look fabulous as always and I love the floral collaboration. thank you for adding your post to my Powers the Flower link up.

  • Reply Foxy's Domestic Side April 7, 2016 at 8:14 am

    OH my goodness, this dress is so cute! Actually all of your picks are great! I'm fairly certain that the rose behind the ear is definitely a vacation thing, although no one would know if you were on vacation or not taking this picture 🙂 Stopping by from your feature on Curly Crafty Mom.

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