The Fab 40’s in Pleats!

April 25, 2016
Every month the Fab 40’s take on a trend and this month we’re all rocking pleats!
pleated midi skirt

40 something bloggers

This theme was a challenge for many of us, but that’s half the fun.  I decided I needed something new and I found this unusual pleated PU leather skirt.  Kinda different and fun, right?

I planned to wear another top, but I found when you’re working with a pleated skirt, you have to be very careful with the top.  It has to be form fitting and stop right at the waist to balance out the voluminous skirt!

And shopping tip: pleats can add a couple of pounds, so balance that out with something. Here I think the black really makes a difference.

trendy over 40


midlife style
And hey, did you notice I got a new tattoo?!  Or did I?!!  Stop by this week’s FUN FASHION FRIDAY to get the whole scoop!

Let’s check out our Fab 40’s crew and see how they wore their pleats …

Diane of Fashion on the 4th Floor picked our theme this month.  LOVE her in this mod look!

Halter Tunic:  Metropark
Coated Denim:  Habitual from NYC Scoop
Sandals:  Coclico
Watch:  Quartz

Samantha of Fake Fabulous looks angelic in this beautiful white pleated blouse.

Pleated Top: Topshop // Jeans: Falmer // Belt: Topshop // Shoes: French Sole // Bangles: Old

Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots is beautiful and ready for spring.

Shirt – NY&Co.
Skirt – Simply Vera Vera Wang
Shoes – Madden Girl
Necklace & Ring – Local Boutique
Bracelet – Gift from my husband
Sunnies – Charming Charlie
Ann of Kremb de la Kremb is looking casual and chic. And how cute are those Star Wars sneakers?!

Evil Eye Earrings and Leopard Backpack–Hong Kong Market
Black Crop Top–Forever 21
Denim Vest–TopShop
Pleated Skirt–Lianjiang Village, China
Slip-ons–Vans Star Wars Limited Edition
Mary of Curlybyrdie Chirps looks lovely in florals.

Dress -Eliza J – Carson’s 
Shoes -Jcpenny
Bag Jcpenney

Sheela of Sheela Writes always brings the drama!  

Vegan Leather Jacket – Charter Club
Blush Slip Dress – Lush
Leather & Lace Leggings – Zara
Swarovski Crystal Boots – Bakers
Studded Blush Leather Granny Purse – LeiC
Rings & Cuffs – Gifted

Yvonne of Funky Forty is our fabulous guest blogger this month.  LOVE her style and attitude!  Be sure to check out her blog.

Vegan Leather Jacket – Charter Club
Blush Slip Dress – Lush
Leather & Lace Leggings – Zara
Swarovski Crystal Boots – Bakers
Studded Blush Leather Granny Purse – LeiC
Rings & Cuffs – Gifted

Tune in again next month for more 40-something fabulousness!

And hey, are you looking for a cool Mom’s Day gift?  Check out my new JORD watch review and get a $25 gift code here!

Dawn Lucy


  • Reply StyleDiaryByOsy Osehie April 25, 2016 at 11:51 am

    I love all the takes on styling pleats, you all rock!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 26, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      Thanks so much, Osy! 🙂

  • Reply Patti April 25, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Love all these pleated looks, and your black skirt is such a great classic! Thanks for sharing, xox


  • Reply J. Elle April 25, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Your black pleated skirt is such a modern and trendy take on pleats! You are not kidding about having to be careful with what top you pair with pleats. whew… Your cropped top with the lace sleeves was a fab choice. I am seriously dying over your Stop and Stare hose. I immediately Googled them to see what other styles they had to offer. Too cool.

    • Reply dawnlucy April 26, 2016 at 7:16 pm

      I'm going to do a whole review on Stop & Stare on Friday! Kinda fun, right? 🙂

  • Reply jodie filogomo April 25, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Now pleats in leather—that's dichotomy to the fullest!! super cool and super stylish!
    As for the tattoo hosiery—that's one way to have a tattoo without all the pain & permanence!! I might have to try that!

    • Reply Sheela Goh April 25, 2016 at 7:31 pm

      Tattoos are worth it, pinkie swear 😛 xoxo

    • Reply dawnlucy April 26, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      Hee. They ARE painful. I have one that I don't think you gals know about. 😉 Anyway, thanks for the comments! 🙂

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga April 25, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Hi Dawn
    I love seeing all of the different looks, each one special and unique. I have an almost exact skirt from Zara, perhaps I'll wear it soon. Yours looks amazing and I love the fitted top .

    • Reply dawnlucy April 26, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      I'll keep an eye out for it, Jess! 🙂

  • Reply Anja April 25, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    wow, you look so beautiful! That skirt looks awesome on you! I also never really saw your tattoo before – that looks really cool!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 26, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      Thanks Anja! Stop by for Friday's post to get the real scoop on the tattoo. 😉

  • Reply Kelly Roy April 25, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    You surely know how to pose! Lovely and powerful style! You are such an inspiration!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 26, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      Aww thanks so much, Kelly! 🙂

  • Reply Sheela Goh April 25, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Wow, Dawn, wow. I didn't know what I was expecting but I most certainly wasn't expecting leather and black and faux tattoos from you. And I love that!! I love how you look 🙂 rock on!!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 26, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      Aww thanks so much, Sheela!! 😀

  • Reply Andrea Nine April 25, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    You are a rock star, a model moonlighting as a teacher!!!!! Gorgeous beyond words not to mention HOT to trot!!!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 26, 2016 at 7:18 pm


  • Reply Abigail Castro April 26, 2016 at 1:42 am

    You are rocking that pleated skirt! Love the lace top too!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

    • Reply dawnlucy April 26, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      Thanks so much Abby! 🙂

  • Reply Darcy April 26, 2016 at 1:54 am

    You all have looked so fab in your pleats today!!

  • Reply Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris April 26, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Like the styles. First one is so elegant 😉

    Mónica Sors

  • Reply Doused In Pink April 26, 2016 at 11:48 am

    This is such a fabulous look on you! Love your pleated skirt! You look gorgeous!

    Doused In Pink

    • Reply dawnlucy April 26, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      Thanks so much Jill! 🙂

  • Reply Rachel April 26, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    You look amazing! love your skirt!

  • Reply Elise Von E April 26, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    AMAZING look! Love the cropped top! Love the tattoo for this edgy leather look!

    xx, Elise

  • Reply Elegance and Mommyhood April 27, 2016 at 4:16 am

    WOW so many gorgeous pleated pieces. I love love the all classy, all elegant black look. I too own a pleated black midi skirt. I noticed your leg tattoo right away and I was like, how have I missed that before? LOL Cannot wait to hear more. All of you ladies look fab! Sheela's oversized hi-lo tunic is the best!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 27, 2016 at 11:15 am

      Hee, be sure to stop by Fun Fashion Friday this week for the whole tattoo scoop, Ada! OXOX

  • Reply Celia M. High Heeled Life April 27, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Great inspiration from everyone! Pleats rock!!

  • Reply Andrea Nine April 27, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Me again love! If you haven't already, make sure to link this up with us today….absolutely one of my favorite stunning outfits on you EVER!!

  • Reply Chichi April 27, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Oh love this look so feminine and also edgy! U look so gorgeous!

  • Reply Kremb de la Kremb April 28, 2016 at 3:58 am

    We did it! And with flare too!! I love how vampy but Audrey you are all at the same time. Nice job Dawn Lucy.

    Love, Ann

  • Reply Midnight Cowgirl April 29, 2016 at 12:26 am

    What a beautiful look! I love the pleated skirt 🙂

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life May 2, 2016 at 1:49 am

    Love this elegant look and the fun hosiery to kick it up!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


  • Reply Jessica Jannenga May 2, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    What a great sillouette, love the lace top and the leather skirt looks great with your long legs!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads tuesday
    jess xx

  • Reply DestinyGirl June 1, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    So many great ideas with pleats! Thanks! I love the all black look, it ideally matches my spirit, the black pleated skirt is fabulous! By the way, check my post about pleats, hope you gonna like it too:

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