Trend Alert: Transparent Bags + Lavender

May 1, 2019

Spring is here and the trends are fun! I’m sure you’re starting to see transparent handbags all over the place. The trend is hot and Staud is making the IT bags right now. They’re fabulous and affordable! Well, way more affordable than most IT bags! I had been eyeing the bags for awhile, then when Staud came out with this pretty shiny garnet shade, I had to have it!

spring outfit for women over 40

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Keep an eye out for a full review on the Staud Shirley Transparent Handbag (Spoiler alert: love it.)

Along with the transparent trend, lavender is a popular shade for this season, along with hot pink and bright yellow. An icy lavender is not super flattering with my coloring, but I loved this cute blouse with a purple with a bit more red in it. An affordable Nordstrom BP option, now on sale half off, you really can’t lose! (If you like it, I’d hurry and buy it because I’m pretty sure it will sell out.)

Also wearing my Madewell wide legs jeans, Cult Gaia oh-so-in earrings, and navy blue cage sandals (no longer available, but I linked a great option). I get so many compliments when I wear these cool earrings, but I will warn you that they are a bit heavy … but worth every ounce!

spring OOTD for women over 40
spring trends for women over 50
wide legs pants, wrap top

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Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy

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About the blog: Fashion Should Be Fun is me talking to you, other middle aged women like me who are over 40, but not over fashion.  We still want to look beautiful and stylish.  We still want to have fun with trends.  And we don’t need anyone giving us rules, because we’re all different. We all have own shapes and bodies, parts we’d like to cover and parts we still don’t mind showing off a bit.  This is a place for me to share my love of fashion with you, style ideas, tips, trends, and inspiration. I know how liking the way we look can translate into confidence and energy. I know we have so much life left to live and so much adventure ahead of us. Let’s show the world you’re never too old to have fun and be fierce!  


  • Reply Pam | The Beauty Conservator May 1, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    I’m loving everything in these pictures! The outfit is so fun and the background is amazing! I think the lavender looks great with your coloring.

  • Reply Nancy May 3, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Love the blouse! A denim culottes is the only jeans I like! Hope to see you on my Fancy Friday linkup party!

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