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Spotlight On: Over 40 Fashion- Fashion Should Be Fun




Welcome to My Second Installment of “Spotlight On” Over 40 Fashion. My interview today is with a fellow blogger friend, Dawn of Fashion Should Be Fun.
If one looks at any picture of designer Karl Lagerfiled, one might have to ask the question, “Is Fashion Fun”? or “Why isn’t he having fun with fashion?”, although people exude fun and excitement in different ways, that would be my question to him! Let’s explore how Dawn has fun with fashion!

I asked Dawn these questions about her interest in Fashion.

Tell me how you came up with the name of your blog, “Fashion Should Be Fun”, do you find fashion to be too serious?

1. Haha .. that’s a good question.  Yeah, I guess I just really think that if you’re not having fun with fashion then you’re just not doing it right! I know I’m having tons of fun and I want to share that joy with my friends and readers.
When did you first become interested in fashion and style?
Even as a little girl, I loved dressing up. I’m sure I got this from my mom, who always loved clothing and shopping.  

3. Is there any over 40 fashion rule or style ( i.e. women at 40 should not wear mini skirts) that you don’t agree with? explain.

In my opinion, everyone is so different that it’s too hard to make universal rules.  I think we should all wear what feels right for us personally.

4. Tell the readers something they do not know about you that may surprise them.

I’ve been sober for over 14 years!

5 If you had to pack only one casual outfit and one dressy outfit for a trip, what would you bring?

For a trip … hmm …. comfortable shoes for walking  … with jeans, a cute top, and a cardigan.  And a big tote bag for souvenir shopping! For dressing up, I’d bring along a LBD with sexy heels and some bling.

6. Did you have a defining moment in your life, where your style changed?

My style has gone through so many changes and transitions, but the latest change was when I started blogging. Having an outlet to share ideas and inspiration with other bloggers has definitely enhanced my style.

7. What is something that you are more willing to splurge or invest in?

I invest in coats and jackets, and handbags.  These are items that tend to stay in my closet longer than anything else.

8. What does “dressing down” mean for you?

Jeans … I love my denim .. and sneakers or flip flops … and a tee.

How has your style changed throughout the years?

Again, so many transitions!  I’ve gone through a rocker stage, a goth stage … oh, don’t even get me started!  😉  Let’s just say that one of these days I need to dig out old pictures and do a DawnLucy-though-the-ages blog post for the entertainment of my readers!

10. Do you think fashion has changed for women over 40?

I think more brands are catering to the over 40 women and it’s about gosh-darn time.

11. What colors do you find to be the most flattering on you?

Hmm … it’s easier to tell you what I don’t look good in.  I look washed out in pastels and downright sickly in rust and yellow. I think I like myself in best in charcoal grey, teal and red.

12.Are you a handbag or a shoe girl? What do you think the fascination is with women and shoes?

I love both! My theory is that women love bags and shoes because we can shop for them without worrying if we’ve gained weight!  

13 Give the readers one skin care tip you care to divulge.

Sunscreen everyday!


Love this all white dress with pop of red! Gorgeous!


A casual fun look with the Lily Pulizer Collection at Target, love the bright yellow bag too!



White and White denim is a big trend this spring and Dawn looks fresh and beach ready with this neutral tote, and the pairing of grey and white.

If YOU ARE interested in learning about this series or when I will be sharing it,

FOLLOW ME ON BLOGLOVIN  to be “in the know” or INSTAGRAM for more Over 40 Fashion.

Follow Dawn HERE and HERE

Thank you for reading!

Enjoy your weekend,


Linking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Share in Style ( every other Mon), SHoe andTell , How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday Mingle Linkup with Lisa Tues: Garaytreasures Link Up  Style Sessions, Walking in Memphis   Bless Her Heart Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On, Random Wednesday,   Style Me Wednesday  Watcha Wearing Wednesday,  Jersey Girl Texan Heart  Trendy Wednesday Thurs: A Labour of Fashion,Reason to Dress,  Throwback Thursday  Friday:Passion 4 Fashion  ,Style Elixer    Fun Fashion Friday  

  • Stacey
    Posted at 15:16h, 27 May Reply

    Great feature! It’s so exciting to find beautiful bloggers over 40. Keep ’em coming. 🙂

  • Elle
    Posted at 13:32h, 24 May Reply

    Great interview Jess! I love Dawn’s style, and she is a great model and role model, too!
    I am superimposed with the sobriety, but that is just one piece of her, she is impressive all around, like someone else i Know…..
    XX, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 20:05h, 24 May Reply

      Aww thanks Elle, it means alot. I am glad to get such positive feedback on this series. I am glad to feature other fab 40s ladies too. ( would love to interview u too)
      Happy you liked it!
      jess xx

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 13:10h, 22 May Reply

    Awww … thanks so much for interviewing and featuring me, Jess! Yay for us fab over 40 fashionistas! I love the group of women I’ve connected with through blogging!
    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:20h, 22 May Reply

      Glad you like the feature! I have fun meeting ladies such as yourself my friend! Have a wonderful weekend! xx

  • suzannecarillo
    Posted at 12:59h, 22 May Reply

    Great interview. Her personality really shines through.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:01h, 22 May Reply

      Thank you Suzanne! Glad you enjoyed it. Have a great weekend! xx

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 10:28h, 22 May Reply

    Just the title of Dawn’s blog makes me smile and realize, “She’s right, it should be fun!!”
    Great post! jodie

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:53h, 22 May Reply

      Thank you Jodie! Yes, so true 🙂 Have a great weekend. xx

  • Posh Prime
    Posted at 09:48h, 22 May Reply

    This is a great interview! I love her blog and yours! So much fun inspiration!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:52h, 22 May Reply

      Thank you ! Glad you like the interview. I really enjoy doing the series. Have a wonderful weekend Megan! xx

  • Accidental Icon
    Posted at 09:11h, 22 May Reply

    I really enjoyed this interview, the questions were great and although I don’t often smile in my pictures I am having a ton of fun with fashion!

    Accidental Icon

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:51h, 22 May Reply

      I really appreciate your feedback! Glad you enjoyed the interview. Would love to interview you in the future if you would be interested. I have ladies lined up through Aug. I agree, it is all about having fun with fashion!! Enjoy your weekend xx

  • Johanna
    Posted at 08:58h, 22 May Reply

    What a fun series! She is so fashionable and I love that white daywear dress!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:50h, 22 May Reply

      Thank you ! I agree and that was my favorite too! Glad you enjoy it. xx

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