What to Wear to a Holiday Party Over 40 with Lynn Ritchie!

November 14, 2016

Dressing for a holiday party over 40 can be a bit tricky, right Ladies? Usually we want look sparkly and special, but not overdone.  We want to look a bit sexy, but also appropriate and sophisticated.  And we want to look expensive, but don’t want to waste our money on something we’ll never wear again.  And last but not least, we don’t want to have the exact same dress as someone else at the party.   I seriously think I’ve found the answer to holiday dressing over 40 at Lynn Ritchie!dsc_0045

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I feel so super glam and fabulous in this Lynn Ritchie sequined pencil skirt and sequined cropped jacket.  The quality is exceptional and I feel like a million bucks!

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I loved styling each piece separately as well!  Here I’m making the skirt less dressy by adding boots and an oversized sweater.  How often do you find holiday separates that you can wear so many ways?

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And even more fun, I wore the jacket with stripes, cropped flares, and trendy booties for a casual and funky outfit.  Is it just me, or did I channel some serious Gwen Stefani for this look?!

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Lynn Ritchie has so many fabulous pieces in her holiday shop!  A couple of special separates can be mixed and matched to keep you looking amazing all through the holiday season!

Time to put your holiday outfits together, Dolls.  Get an extra 10% off Lynn Ritchie with this code:  FUN10!

Remember we’re never too old to be fierce, fun, and fabulous!


Dawn Lucy

This post was a collaboration with Lynn Ritchie Designs.  All styling and opinions are completely my own as always.



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  • Reply Paul November 14, 2016 at 5:14 am

    you look like a million bucks ,beautiful

  • Reply jodie filogomo November 14, 2016 at 5:21 am

    Sequins are a girl’s best friend—especially at this time of year!
    Great way to split up the pair!!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 14, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      Yes indeed! Thanks, Jodie!

  • Reply Patti November 14, 2016 at 5:50 am

    Loving the sequins, both dressy and casual! thanks for linking, xo


    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 14, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      Thanks so much, Patti!

  • Reply Gail November 14, 2016 at 8:49 am

    You can’t beat sequins and it’s great to see how they can be worn in daytime looks too.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 14, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      Thanks so much, Gail! 🙂

  • Reply jess jannenga November 14, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Love your outfit Dawn! The black sequins look so elegant, and love your new blonde do! Looking great! Love both ways you styled as having fun with a casual look too.
    stop by when yo can
    jess xx

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 14, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      Thanks so much, Jess! 🙂

  • Reply Kelsey Bang November 14, 2016 at 10:48 am

    you look so stunning! I am loving that sequin jacket!


    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 14, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply Megan November 14, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    That outfit is so fun! I love all the sparkles!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 14, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      Thanks, Megan! 🙂

  • Reply Susan November 14, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Wowza! You look amazing and ready to party! Love those sequins!
    XO Susan http://www.themidlifefashionista.com

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 14, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      Aww thanks, Dear! 🙂

  • Reply Suzanne November 14, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    I love a great set! Fabulous together, and I bet you wear that jacket till springtime! And yes, very Gwen!!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 14, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      Thanks so much, Suzanne! 🙂

  • Reply Monika Faulkner November 14, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    I know this is supposed to be all about the outfit, dearest Dawn…but OMG!! Your new super-blonde ‘do is STUNNING!! So striking with the ruby red lippy and those party-ready sequinned separates…which – I totally agree! – are the perfect choice for getting you through the entire holiday season in style!! Between the pencil skirt and the bomber jacket, you can mix and match to your heart’s sparkly content…but when you wear them both together?? WOW!! XOXO


  • Reply Nancy Baten November 15, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Haha fun pictures! I love all outfits and the skirt and jacket together are very feminine! You look like a real vamp!

  • Reply Ruth November 15, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Wow such fun pictures! I love that this outfit can be broken up and worn together! That’s when you know you have great pieces!


  • Reply Sarah Bell November 15, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Loving the sequins! Such a fun outfit 🙂

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  • Reply REBECCA SULLIVAN November 16, 2016 at 6:31 am

    Wow you rock the sparks & sequins!!!

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    Happy Wednesday!


  • Reply Tianna November 16, 2016 at 8:31 am

    beautiful! Honestly, I’m shocked you’re 50. You look incredible. I totally think older women are still smoking hot and some of you ladies have the most inspiring fashion sense! I’m 27 and I feel like I need to up my game now haha. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 17, 2016 at 4:18 am

      This comment totally made my day! Adore you, Tianna! 🙂

  • Reply Sheela Goh November 16, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    I’m beginning to feel like the elephant in the room now. When I shop, I honestly never think of any of those things you pointed out, Dawn, like not wanting to look overdone, and striking a balance between sexy, sophisticated and appropriate. To be quite honest, if I see something I like, I just go for it. Now I’m wondering if all those stares were of horror instead of envy GRIN

    p/s I love the jacket with jeans!!!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 17, 2016 at 4:17 am

      Oh they were envy! You rock everything you wear, Sheela! I should’ve made it clear that these are the things I think about and no one need follow suit!


  • Reply Natassia Crystal November 17, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Really love all these outfits.. but that first one.. perfect! 🙂

    Right amount of glitter, sassiness and heels.. looking great! 🙂

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  • Reply Antionette Blake November 17, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    I love dressing up for the holidays – sequins and skirts! #TopoftheWorldinkup

  • Reply Nicole November 18, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Love these sequin outfits.

  • Reply Lyddiegal November 20, 2016 at 8:10 am

    I love the sequined jacket! It’s stunning dressed up, but even more fun styled casually. You look fabulous.
    Chic on the Cheap

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