White Summer Dress + Link Up

June 28, 2018

Is it just me or is the white summer dress really having a big moment?

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I’ve been keeping an eye out for the perfect white summer dress.  Since I’m still looking, I went ahead and created the look here with a few old summer staples, a white gauze skirt and a lacy tank for a fun birthday lunch and shopping last week. Instead of styling it the way I have before with summery sandals, I decided to add some heavier elements with a bit of a western flare.  I added this cool buckle belt that my friend Rachel gave me and pulled out some brown suede booties that I had pushed to the fall/winter corner of my closet.  Not one piece alone makes me think western, but for some reason as a look, it did.  Any thoughts on that?

 You could blame it on my Westworld obsession, but actually western elements are having their moment right now too.

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Shopping Links:

Pretty White Dresses

Pretty White Skirts and Tops

Booties, Bag, Belt, and Earrings

I asked Lisa of Frida in My Closet if I could share her Instagram look with my readers.  I thought her cool look shared a vibe with mine, and I’m loving the addition of the denim jacket and the white booties! Prepare to be copied, Lisa!  (BTW, if you’re not following her on IG, what are you waiting for?!)

Keeping with my theme … here are two beautiful white dress looks from last week’s link up.

Joi of In My Joi keeps it feminine and summery.


And Debbie of Fashion Fairy Dust is the queen of boho badass-ery!

Love both these looks!

Also on the blog this week another lightweight summer maxi skirt and also some random travel tips if you’re going to be heading to Amsterdam!

Don’t forget to link up, Dolls, and have the best weekend!!

Fun & Fashion

Dawn Lucy

An InLinkz Link-up

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  • Reply Mica June 28, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Oh I love a skirt and ankle boots! Even if I could never pull off a white dress, haha! I love the western vibe to this – I think it’s a combination of the elements together! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you are having a great week so far 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply Andrea Nine June 28, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Crisp white at it’t best on gorgeous you!

  • Reply Jodie June 28, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    To me these white dresses are even better than the LBD—anytime of year!!
    Yay for white!!

  • Reply jacqui June 28, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    No not you, I agree – white dresses are around big time. I wore one a few weeks ago in my style steal edition, loved it! Thanks for sharing and hosting. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  • Reply Martina June 28, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    I love white dresses. Last week I was at an event – White Night – and I wore a white dress with a lot of lace.
    XO Martina


  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge June 29, 2018 at 3:24 am

    Love how you belted yours and amazing picks! Thanks for the link up Dawn Lucy.


  • Reply Deborah Stinedurf June 29, 2018 at 5:05 am

    Boho bad-assery…lol! Thank you so much for the shout out my friend! I love your all white with the heavier elements. There’s just something about a white dress with darker unexpected pieces that I love!

  • Reply Amy June 29, 2018 at 5:16 am

    Yes, dresses are definitely popular nowadays! And I couldn’t be happier about it. You look amazing in yours!

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge June 29, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Debbie is boho badass! I am loving this look on you, too, Dawn Lucy! Total Western vibes and completely festival ready, too! Great look.


  • Reply Jessica June 29, 2018 at 9:08 am

    I’m talking about white summer dresses in my post today too! I thought you were wearing a dress! The top and skirt combo looks great!

  • Reply Cheryl June 29, 2018 at 10:53 am

    You can’t go wrong with a white dress (or two, or three) for summer. I am living in them right now!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Reply Joi @INMYJOI June 29, 2018 at 11:46 am

    I HEART a crisp white dress in summer, and paired with a wicker bag is perfection!!
    P.S. Thanks so much for the feature this week 😉
    Joi | http://bit.ly/2MwcHzq

  • Reply CHERIE June 29, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Nothing more refreshing than a white dress or all white look during the summer, love how you added the western touches!


  • Reply Lisa Richardson June 30, 2018 at 8:39 am

    This totally made me remember a really pretty white maxi I bought at Chico’s years ago…I’ve got to look in my closet. I hope I didn’t get rid of it??. Love this look!

  • Reply Jonet Wooten July 3, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Dawn Lucy, this white dress has it all! It’s the perfect length and the style and color scream S U M M E R! Well done, luv.
    Xo, Jonet

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