The Pack is Back & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up Party!

January 7, 2016
My husband told me that this post was going to be the end of my fashion blogging career, that after modeling a fanny pack, no one would ever listen to my style advice again!
Rack Addik

I’m going to admit that it’s not the easiest look to pull off over forty! My first outfit try was a disaster (and no, you can’t see it). But here, paired with some street style and attitude, I totally think it works.

the fanny pack trend, how to wear trends over forty
I was motivated to take this fashion risk by Kelly Dempsey, who charmed me with her fun style and her sweet personality on last season’s Project Runway.  Kelly makes these fanny packs and sells them on her website Rack Addik.
how to wear trends over forty
I choose a simple black quilted fabric, though there’s plenty of bolder choices if you’re feeling adventurous. I adore the cool zebra lining and the personal note from Kelly as well.

So, what do you think, Dolls?  Did I pull off a fanny pack?  
Is the pack back?!
Wishing all my readers the very VERY best in 2016!  
Don’t forget to join the link up party.

Dawn Lucy


  • Reply Andrea Nine January 8, 2016 at 12:37 am

    Sexiest Fanny Pack wearing hottie I've ever seen!! I think it exploded your blogging career, because it's real and that street style tude make us smile who love ya!!! You pulled it off with gusto!! Happy weekend!!

    • Reply dawnlucy January 8, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      You're the sweetest! At least no one can accuse me of not taking a fashion risk, right?! OXOX

  • Reply Andrea January 8, 2016 at 1:32 am

    You made a fanny pack look good!

    Have a great weekend!

    • Reply dawnlucy January 8, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      Thanks Dear! 🙂

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life January 8, 2016 at 3:18 am

    You rock the fanny pack so well! Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Reply dawnlucy January 8, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks Alice! 🙂

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles January 8, 2016 at 6:37 am

    I could never pull it off as easy as you did – Happy New Year!


    • Reply dawnlucy January 8, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      If anyone could, you could! 🙂

  • Reply Pam @ over50feeling40 January 7, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Thanks for the link up, Dawn! Have a great weekend!

    • Reply dawnlucy January 8, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      Thanks, Pam! 🙂

  • Reply Adrienne Shubin January 7, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Well done, Dawn Lucy! I think you styled your pack perfectly! Love the shoes, by the way.
    Thank you for participating in How I Wear My: Gloves this month!
    xo, A

    • Reply dawnlucy January 8, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      Thanks so much, A! 🙂

  • Reply Mica T January 7, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    It's not a look that's for me but I think you wear it well here! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Reply dawnlucy January 8, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      Thanks, Dear! It's a fashion risk for sure. Had to try it! 🙂

  • Reply Rena January 7, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    I think that you are on the leading edge of an up and coming trend. A fanny pack can be very practical when you need your hands to be free but still need to carry a few basic items with you. I recall seeing a spread last Spring in a fashion mag about fanny packs being worn by a few celebs and I'm surprised that I haven't been seeing them in the stores. I gave my 20 yo daughter one with a zebra stripe motif and she loves it.

    • Reply dawnlucy January 8, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      I totally think the youngsters are going to take to this trend. They don't remember them from the first time around! Thanks so much for your comment! 🙂

  • Reply Frannie Pantz January 7, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    I'm personally a big fan of the fanny pack. I got one and I wear it and personally I don't care if it is officially "back" because I am a proud supporter of the fanny pack . . . pack! LOL

    • Reply dawnlucy January 8, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      Yay I found a part of my pack! 😉

  • Reply Jaymie Ashcraft January 7, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    You look adorable! But I just can't do it!! Hahaha! Takes me back to summers at cedar point and everyone with florescent fanny packs.

    • Reply dawnlucy January 8, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      Haha … I totally get that! 🙂

  • Reply Petite Silver Vixen January 7, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Oh you're gonna hate me but I couldn't help but smirk like a naughty teacher at fanny pack! When my American sister-in-law first came to live in the UK when these were still in fashion, I had to explain to her that here, fanny meant something VERY different!!! She couldn't understand why she kept getting odd looks or laughs when she said it!
    Big yes to pulling the look off, not easy to do but you've done it! But no, I think its time has come and gone.

    • Reply dawnlucy January 8, 2016 at 12:58 pm

      I had to look it up in Urban Dictionary, but now I know why my UK readers think it's funny! 😀

  • Reply jodie filogomo January 8, 2016 at 1:04 am

    Thanks for the link up….but I hope you're wrong. I never loved the fanny packs—maybe some bling on it would do it? jodie

    • Reply dawnlucy January 8, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      Check out the website … most of hers are very bling-y! But yeah, I understand … some of us who lived through the trend the first time aren't quite ready to see them back yet. 🙂

  • Reply Elsie Davies January 8, 2016 at 2:36 am

    Thanks for the party Dawn. I am with Petite Silver Vixen haha. When I read fanny packs I was like whaaaaaaaaat because fanny means something totally different where I come from and in Australia as well. You pulled it off beautifully. Happy 2016.

    • Reply dawnlucy January 8, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      Haha … I had to look it up, but now I know what it means! Here it's just an innocent word for "butt" … really! ;D

  • Reply Carrie January 8, 2016 at 3:10 am

    Ahh, YES! You did pull it off, fabulously!! And, that is the most attractive fanny pack I've ever seen!! You should see the one my mom still has… lol!


    • Reply dawnlucy January 8, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      Oh hee hee …. I remember my dad wearing an ugly vinyl one back in the day! 🙂

  • Reply Tiina L January 8, 2016 at 3:52 am

    Oh well, you can try anything. Once. Maybe twice. The hands free is a good thing, though. Have a great weekend!

    • Reply dawnlucy January 8, 2016 at 1:05 pm

      Haha .. right! 🙂

  • Reply Straight A Style January 8, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Haha I didn't even notice it in the first pic. The street style outfit works with it. Happy Friday!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply dawnlucy January 9, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      Thanks Amy Ann! 🙂

  • Reply Tall girl January 8, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Hmm, I wouldn't say I'm convinced that the fanny pack needs to come back. Belt bags, on the other hand, I really like. They make more sense to me, as they serve two purposes and therefore must be genius inventions! Kudos to you for giving it a go, though!

    Anett | Tall Girl's Fashion

    • Reply dawnlucy January 9, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      I always think of fanny packs & belt bags as the same thing and yes, they are practical! Thanks Anett! OXOX

  • Reply Nora Minassian January 8, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    I am not a big fan of fanny packs but you have made it look great! Love those shoes 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy January 9, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks, Nora! 🙂

  • Reply colleen @ 50 days of no grey January 8, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    While in Cabo last Spring, I saw all the "young" girls wearing fanny packs. Not sure that I would wear one, but that black quilted one really looks good on you.

    • Reply dawnlucy January 9, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks Colleen! I think it will be easier for the youngsters to get on board with the trend, since they don't have the bad memories from before! 😉 Hee!

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge January 8, 2016 at 11:57 am

    We have to always remember to not listen to our husbands! Lol! I actually like this chic fanny pack. Love this casual chic look!

    • Reply dawnlucy January 8, 2016 at 1:05 pm

      Haha … now that's is fabulous advice!!!!! ;D


  • Reply Doused In Pink January 8, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Your quilted fanny pack is so cute and you are definitely rocking this look! I don't think I could pull it off!

    Doused In Pink

    • Reply dawnlucy January 8, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      You could, you cutie you! Thanks for the sweet words! 🙂

  • Reply Amy Johnson January 8, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Your so funny! Yes, you pulled off the fanny pack look! Your husband need not worry.

    • Reply dawnlucy January 9, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      Thanks Amy! 🙂

  • Reply J. Elle January 8, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    You are definitely working this pack! I like the quilted black and think it actually looks pretty chic.

    • Reply dawnlucy January 9, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      Thanks, Jennie! 🙂

  • Reply Laura Bambrick January 8, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    I think you are totally rocking it! I love the heels you added.

    • Reply dawnlucy January 9, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks Laura! 🙂

  • Reply Monica P January 8, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    CUTE! I think fanny packs just need a new name and they would become super popular. I think hands free shopping is the bomb!!


    • Reply dawnlucy January 9, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      Hands free shopping! That's the perfect advertisement for them! 🙂

  • Reply Monika Faulkner January 8, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    You know what they say, dearest Dawn…everything old is new again!! 😉 I think your quilted belt bag ("fanny pack" doesn't really do it justice!) adds the perfect bit of swagger to this edgy "street" look…waaay more than a handbag every could!! And besides…isn't it kind of nice to have BOTH hands free when you're sorting through all those January sales racks?! XOXO

    • Reply dawnlucy January 9, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      Quilted belt bag sounds oh so chic! Good call, Monika! And yes to January sales racks! WOOT WOOT! OXOX

  • Reply Heart January 8, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    I think you made it this time. Cheers!

    • Reply dawnlucy January 9, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      Hee hee … thanks! 🙂

  • Reply kim tuttle January 8, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Fanny pack fab! You nailed it, effortlessly stylish and cool, this look is amazing
    Xo Kim

    • Reply dawnlucy January 9, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      Aww you're the sweetest! Thanks, Kim! OXOX

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga January 8, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    I would need to turn mine around so it litterally was a "fanny pack" , could use some more there….hehhe.. Love the black and grey too, like the quilted.

    jess xx

    • Reply dawnlucy January 9, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      Hee hee … you can have some of my booty, Girl! 😉


  • Reply ►Nadush January 8, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Amazing look ! 🙂
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    • Reply dawnlucy January 9, 2016 at 1:19 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  • Reply Elegance and Mommyhood January 8, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Your husband is wrong because that fanny pack is just right, especially how you styled it. Love your baseball tee too. I loved Kelly on PR. I need one of her fanny packs. I love yours. =)

    • Reply dawnlucy January 9, 2016 at 1:19 pm

      Yay another PR fan! Thanks Ada! 🙂

  • Reply Ginger Wroot January 8, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    This is totally my style…love the shoes and top! You always look so gorgeous and chic!
    Happy New Year to you!

    • Reply dawnlucy January 9, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      Aww you're the sweetest. Thanks, Dear! OXOX

  • Reply cherie at January 9, 2016 at 1:07 am

    You did it! You made the fanny pack look cool. I think they may be making a comeback and oh so practical. And, the fact that it is a black quilted fabric makes it oh so chic!! So great to co-host with you on My Refined Style.


    • Reply dawnlucy January 9, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      Thanks so much, Cherie! OXOX

  • Reply Unknown January 9, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Love this sooooo much!! Thanks so much Dawn! You wear it well 🙂

    Kelly Dempsey

  • Reply Jeans and a Teacup January 9, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Haha…I haven't seen a fanny pack in a long time! I have to admit they are really convenient – you don't have to worry about holding or losing your bag. But if anyone can pull off a fanny pack its you. You are giving it some sass and style!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  • Reply Catherine Summers January 9, 2016 at 11:09 am

    I've been meaning to regularly link up to FFF regularly, Dawn Lucy – I think I'm on the case now! I can't bring myself to say (write) what we call bum bags, being British… I'm sure you know why, haha!! But then we call erasers "rubbers" – we're divided by a common language as they say ;))

    That said I do think you've totally pulled it off – it's so long since they were first around that they're kind of retro now. Loving the t-shirt too, it's like those gorgeous heels and the tee were made for each other!

    Thanks so much for hosting, see you at #iwillwearwhatilike on Monday!

    Catherine x

    • Reply dawnlucy January 9, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      It makes me so happy to see you linked up with FFF, Catherine! Thank you!
      I had to look up 'fanny" on Urban Dictionary to see why my UK readers thought it was so funny! ;D

  • Reply Clairejustine oxox January 9, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Great look Dawn, hehe I love the word fanny pack, as I see in the comments you know why I had a little laugh 🙂 We call it a bum bag here, still a fun name eh!?

    Thanks for hosting..

  • Reply kim at northerncalstyle. January 9, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Dawn, It's a cute style for a fanny pack. They are great for hikes and trips so maybe they'll make a comeback. You def look cute wearing it. Have a good weekend hun. xo Kim

  • Reply Kelsey & Kenecha January 9, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    Looking great!!


  • Reply Life's a shoe January 10, 2016 at 6:54 am

    you look so chic! loving your outfit!


  • Reply Emma Peach January 11, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    I think it looks great! It's also very practical – you may have started a new trend!

    Emma xxx

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