Touch of Burgundy

August 14, 2014
The first week of school for a high school teacher is all about looking professional.  Soon I can be a little funkier. But for a first impression, I need the kids to know I mean business!

Outfit details:
Top – Ann Taylor
Skirt – Kasper
Shoes – Franco Sarto 
(Yes, I finally bought some shoes for work with a practical heel height!)

The little burgundy bag is a thrift store find.  I thought it punched up the look a bit. Plus, I’m loving burgundy right now with fall just around the corner.

Look at those white legs … and at the end of summer! 
 What kind of California girl am I?!

Okay, back to correcting papers …

Hope all my dolls are having a fabulous week!

Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Tina Bradley August 15, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Very elegant, my classy friend! 🙂 The pop of burgundy is a great choice. T.

    • Reply dawnlucy August 15, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      Thanks so much to my elegant and classy friend! 😀

  • Reply Jing Xu August 15, 2014 at 12:45 am

    I have been a fan of Ann Taylor for a long time. Kinda of surprised that it was not as popular as it should. I see this outfit transformed to night-out with your pair of red pumps.

    From Jing at

    • Reply dawnlucy August 15, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      What a great idea! The red pumps would turn this professional look into a date night outfit for sure! And yes, I love Ann Taylor too!

  • Reply Mamainheels- Janise August 15, 2014 at 4:07 am

    LOVE this look…elegant and classy!!

    Mama in Heels
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    • Reply dawnlucy August 15, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      Thanks so much, Janise!

  • Reply The Real Arnolds August 15, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    That bag is the perfect addition!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Reply dawnlucy August 15, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      Thanks, Amy Ann!

  • Reply garaytreasures August 15, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I love the seriousness of letting us know you mean business 🙂 how was your first week back? Rachel xo

    • Reply dawnlucy August 15, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      Hee, thanks, Rachel! It was a good start to what I hope is a great year!!

  • Reply Monika Faulkner August 15, 2014 at 6:50 am

    Chic, chic, chic, dearest Dawn!! LOVE the neckline detail of your Ann Taylor top!! You've paired it absolutely perfectly with that box-pleated black skirt…and your new "I mean business" pumps!! But the pièce de résistance is that lady-like burgundy bag; what a wonderful find!! XOXO

    • Reply dawnlucy August 15, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      Aww, thanks so much, Monika! Isn't that little bag cute? Adore you!

  • Reply Elegance and Mommyhood August 15, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Another great bag Dawn and I love the tailored top. Have fun correcting papers this weekend!

    <3 Ada.

    • Reply dawnlucy August 15, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      Correcting papers is not fun! LOL. But thanks so much, Ada.

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga August 15, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Hello Lovely!! Funny great minds… I am wearing Franco Sarto too in my post. I found some comfy….1.5 inch heels. I love the burgundy bag, and you know how much I like Ann Taylor, love the printed top and black skirt! So classic and classy!!
    Have a great weekend!
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess xo

    • Reply dawnlucy August 15, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      Gee, first we both did red and black and now we're on both on a Franco Sarto kick. Great fashionista minds for sure!

  • Reply M August 16, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Lovely outfit! So elegant. I also love your sunglasses.

    Made in Mauve

    • Reply dawnlucy August 17, 2014 at 12:40 am

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply Carylee August 16, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    This is very figure flattering on you! Love the pop of color, too! Carylee |

    • Reply dawnlucy August 17, 2014 at 12:41 am

      Figure flattering is always good! Thanks, Carylee! 🙂

  • Reply Renae of Simple Sequins August 17, 2014 at 12:50 am

    oh you have so much fun in your poses, you make me happy! Ya—- now get to those papers you need to be correctin'! lol ♥

    • Reply dawnlucy August 17, 2014 at 4:09 am

      Aww, you're so sweet, Renae!

  • Reply Alena Höldrich August 16, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Such an elegant look! Thanks for the lovely comment 🙂

    Kiss, Alena | meet me stylish

    • Reply dawnlucy August 17, 2014 at 12:42 am

      Love your style, Alena! OXOX

  • Reply Karolina Gespucci August 16, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    <3333 such wonderful outfit !

    • Reply dawnlucy August 17, 2014 at 12:42 am

      Thanks so much, Karolina! 🙂

  • Reply Missy August 16, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Love that pop of burgundy 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy August 17, 2014 at 12:42 am

      Thanks, Missy! 🙂

  • Reply Bethany Capri August 16, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Love the shoes! Great Post!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 17, 2014 at 12:42 am

      Thanks, Bethany! 🙂

  • Reply Mica T August 17, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Very classy look! The printed top is so nice with the pencil skirt! 🙂 And the bag is a nice touch of colour. Hope the first day back went well! 🙂

    Away From The Blue

    • Reply dawnlucy August 19, 2014 at 1:23 am

      Thanks, Mica! So far it's been a really good start to the year! 🙂

  • Reply Yoko Nguyen August 17, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    nice look !! 🙂

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    • Reply dawnlucy August 19, 2014 at 1:23 am

      Thanks, Yoko!

  • Reply Shannon Jenkins August 18, 2014 at 3:01 am

    So pretty! Love that top! The leopard is too cute!

    <3 Shannon

    • Reply dawnlucy August 19, 2014 at 1:23 am

      Thanks, Shannon!

  • Reply Alexandra Stella August 18, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    You really look very serious and business like here. Good job! 😉 Now I am curious to see what the funkier outfits look like 🙂

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Reply Porcelina August 19, 2014 at 7:40 am

      OO yes please, I am curious about the funkier stuff too! This outfit is super though, the burgundy is fab. Can't believe ou are back already, school doesn't start until September here x

    • Reply dawnlucy August 19, 2014 at 1:25 am

      Hee, you're cute! I'll see what I can do to be a bit funky … like the funky jungle! 😉

  • Reply Adrienne Shubin August 18, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Very professional yet feminine too. I would definitely listen to you during class, Mrs. FSBF!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 19, 2014 at 1:25 am

      Aww, Mrs. FSBF gives you an A+ for sweetness! OXOX

  • Reply Lorna mai ltd August 18, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Just love the pop of burgundy! Your top fits you perfectly plus your skirt is a very feminine style, softer than a pencil skirt. You look very professional.

    • Reply dawnlucy August 19, 2014 at 1:26 am

      Thanks so much, Hon!

  • Reply GnomeLover August 19, 2014 at 5:02 am

    I love your professional look. And the burgundy bag is so pretty. I love the look. I cannot believe it is school all ready. I hope you had a great week. You are super woman to wear heels all day. And those heels are so good!


    • Reply dawnlucy August 19, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      Thanks adorable Jenni! OXOX

  • Reply kim at northerncalstyle. August 19, 2014 at 5:16 am

    Very cute classic look on you Dawn! Hope your school is going well. We just started today and reentry is always rough! xxoo Kim

    • Reply dawnlucy August 19, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      It IS tough! 😉 Off to good start though and hope your boys are too!

  • Reply Lana August 19, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Great look, and I love the bag as well. You always look so fabulous! You are a smart California girl who won't get skin cancer 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy August 25, 2014 at 2:10 am

      That's right, Lana! Perfect way to look at it!

  • Reply Alex @ Undergraduate Style August 22, 2014 at 3:58 am

    Too cute! I love how sleek and professional this looks. I also think that top fits you really well. Love it!


    • Reply dawnlucy August 25, 2014 at 2:10 am

      Thanks, Alex!

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