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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Greek Lion

This weekend I managed to finish my Greek Key Marie skirt, and knew right away how I wanted to style it - all gold and white with this great statement necklace from the cavernous jewelry box. This morning however, one of my gold wedges was all wet, and I had to choose the yellow flats instead.

Greek Key

The reason my gold wedges were wet, is because last night, at about 9pm, I suddenly decided that needed to wash my silk shirt I wore over the weekend. It says dry clean only on the tag, but here's the thing - I've never dry cleaned anything. Ever.
So I washed in in the sink with some woolite and hung it up; stupidly over my gold wedges, and all night long water dripped on to them. 

lion belt
I won the Lion Belt on ebay, and I like him a lot!

gold necklace

The wedges aren't leather and are perfectly fine now that they've dried, so I put them on for a photo just to show how I wanted the outfit to look:

greek key alt

Last week Shelly Ann at Painting the Memories passed along a question tag to me, so here are my responses:
1. What is your all time favorite tv show?
How can I choose just one? Can I have one for each genre? Seinfeld always, always makes me laugh, no matter how many times I've seen it. Buffy was my life in high school, Now I love Doctor Who, Burn Notice, and True Blood...
2. What show reminds you of your childhood?
David the Gnome was my favorite childhood show.
3. If you could be on a show, which one would it be?
White Collar, with a make-out scene with Matt Bomer!
4. Which character from any show would you choose to be your best friend?
Fiona from Burn Notice. We could share shoes.
5. Which character from any show would you choose to be your significant other?

Joe Dubios from Medium, because he's the best husband ever.
6. Which tv character do you feel like you relate to and why?
Occasionally Monk, I can be a bit OCD and persnickety at times.
7. If you could pick one show to make a movie, which one would you choose?

Gilmore Girls, just because they left me high and dry with Luke and Lorelai never getting together.
8. What, in your opinion, is the worst tv show ever made?

Any reality show is a complete waste of time. I kept hoping people would get bored of them and they would go away...

I also want to thank Melissa at Oh My Darling for sending me the cute bird pocket mirror; did I mention I loved birds, and your paislely card goes perfectly on my dresser!


The Rundown
Skirt Made by Me - Top TJMaxx - Shoes MIA (and Onex Wedges) - Necklace The Cavernous Jewelry Box - Belt Ebay
Lens flareyness


Sarah Dee said...

You made that skirt? holy wow its fabulous, I wish I could sew that well ;)
and btw I cannot describe how amazing that belt is!!


Ali said...

OMG, YOU LIKE TRUEBLOOD TOO? I love it! For some reason I felt like I knew you have seen it before. HUMMM. :D I like Eric, he's so gorgeous.

I love love love your skirt. You picked out an amazing pattern.. and seriously styled it just perfectly, I love all the gold. I am envying your belt. It's like you're the lion tamer of awesomeness or something. <3

missvinylahoy said...

I looooove this skirt.

Girl, you need and etsy store. Lots of people would buy clothes you make (I've tried to steal that kimono from Cher anytime I can).

I also love the necklace, belt and gold sandals with the outfit. It's so chic and looks totally effortless.


PS- I don't know what possessed me to say "Girl, you need..." but I did, and it made me laugh, so I left it in! :)

Silver Strands said...

Oh Lydia - your skirt is SO cute. Love the style, the colors, the pattern ... and the belt is perfect :)

AdminMoMo said...

So totally Greek! That print on the skirt is supreme and that lion belt rocks my socks! Go, Lyddie!

Melissa said...

First, I LOVE this outfit! Your skirt is so amazing, I love that pattern.

Also, thanks for the shoutout (and for having spread the word about the surprise ball giveaway). I'm so glad you like the little bird!

Lynzy said...

You made that skirt?! Really loving your belt from ebay! What a great find :)

PS. The Gap city flats are SO comfortable! I highly suggest them!

xo Lynzy

Eli said...

you look fantastic here!! love the skirt and the belt together! oh dear you look fabulous!

Elaine said...

I was about to ask why your wedges got wet! lol! Maybe the lesson is to not handwash your clothes... haha! ;)

The skirt is absolutely beautiful and I love the gold belt and necklace you paired them with.

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Mimi said...

i like the details of your necklace and belt! and i love your answers to shelley ann's questions! i totally didn't think about a gilmore girls movie, i agree with your answer though. :)

<3, Mimi

Kristin said...

I just adore greek key. I can't believe you made that! It is soooooo pretty!

Franca said...

The skirt is great, excellent choice of fabric!

Krystal said...

I looove your belt!

Style of a Fashionista said...

Funny story about your wedges.

You skirt is gorgeous and I can see why you love that belt so much it is stunning great buy xoxo

MeredithW said...

Love you necklace and the badge!!!!

Also love the skirt :)

this free bird said...

Okay stop. You made that skirt?? Lyddie! You have serious skills! It is so cute and the shape and pattern are perfect...I love the lion belt too!!


Helen [In Elegance] said...

Gorgeous skirt and I love the belt you teamed it with.

I love watching Dr Who too, David Tennant is my favourite Dr.

Fashion Butter said...

WOW! Love it. And the pleating! Great work. And you KNOW I love me some Greek Key.


LaToya said...

Very well styled! I adore that necklace!


Lottie said...

its gorgeous!

Hannah said...

veyr cute, well done with the skirt...iv got a top to make at the min but not found time to yet! u can see the fabric on my last post tho. love the little lion belt



cathy. said...

The skirt is gorgeous! If I didn't know any better, I'd ask you where you bought it from :)

xox cathy.

Shop T.O. Live said...

Love the lion belt, what a great eBay find! And the necklace is gorgeous.

I am the same as you (I never dry clean any of my clothes, and maybe only have had 1 true disaster).


Angela said...

That is a stunning skirt! May I ask if you used a pattern and if so, which one?

{ I V Y } said...

i'm in love with your belt!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Seriously fab and you MADE it! Love the belt and necklace too - eBay just plain rocks.

La Fille D'or said...

Oh my gosh_ I love the skirt the lion looks right at home with that print : )

This is all just lovely!

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

Do you ever NOT look chic and fabulous? I'll answer that. NO! As in you ALWAYS look so chic and fabulous! And holllaaaa for your homemade skirt!

And I agree about the reality tv thaaang. DOWN WITH THE REALITY TV. DOWN WITH JERSEY SHORE. (I think it really epitimizes everything obnoxious about today's generation.)

Thanks so much for all your comments! I really appreciated your last thorough comment -- I agree. There's definitely this discreptency between blogging and the fashion industry... I mean, how much of blogging/personal style is REALLY dictated by the industry? Hmm good points..

Lorena said...

Oh Lyddie this is perfect.
The skirt rocks and the belt was the best pick ever.
I have been thinking about getting a pattern and sewing something for myself but I am totally clueless where to begin ... would you give some tips ?
Like what garment I should begin with ?
BTW I actually like the yellow flats more !

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

The gold lion belt is fantastic! And I really love your necklace - it works perfectly with the print skirt. Perfect for a casual stroll on the weekend to flea markets. =)

avalonne lou summers said...

I love the pattern, very Grecian indeed. Your gold jewelry and lion belt are to die for!!!

Amanda said...

Lovelovelove the belt! I never dry clean anything either--I'm sure it'll come back to haunt me soon.

Marie said...

This is one of my favorite outfit posts!:D

I want a Gilmore Girls movie too!

Beauty. Fashion. Interior Design.
& Life According to Marie.

Jessica said...

Oh, but we both totally know that Luke and Lorelai got together and lived happily ever after. Sigh.

That belt is ah-maz-ing.

Daniela said...

love that skirt! Did I misunderstand or did u make it??? You MUST post the pattern! I'd love to try it!


shari @ little blue deer said...

Love the Greek key with the gold lion, so classy! Very glamorous, yet summery! I am persnickety too, no worries! XO!

MarchMusings said...

Wowie-you made that skirt? Nice work. It looks store-bought

Ali said...

Hehehe, yesss. xD I have always thought evil = sexy. For the most part. AS LONG AS A BEAUTIFUL PERSON IS PLAYING THE EVIL PERSON. And Alexander Skaarsgard is no exception <33

&& I'm applying to a few of the in-state schools, plus Vanderbilt, Montana State (where we may move.. one day!), and yeah I think that's it. xD

Frances Joy said...

Wowowowow! I love that skirt! I'm just teaching myself to sew and I love seeing other people's creations. What pattern did you use?
Also, that lion belt is just genius.

Zabrinah said...

This outfit is soooooo beautiful! It's perfect. I adore it.

That lion belt is awesome!

Best wishes from one blogger to another,


Jen said...

i'm ridiculously in love with that lion belt you got on ebay! this is definitely one of my favorite looks of yours from the pattern on the skirt to the gold accessories! :)

chaoskontrolowany said...

Lovely necklace;)

Meek said...

Great outfit, everything fits together so perfectly.

365 Fashion Rehab said...

Beautiful skirt! The shape and colors are gorgeous, so impressive. You are so talented. Love, A


Diana Mieczan said...

You are so talented....That is such a beautiful skirt and that belt looks amazing with it:) Well done darling:)

Kisses and have a lovely Thursday

eek said...

Gorgeous skirt! it fits you beautifully and i love the pattern :)

Shelley Ann said...

yay im glad you did the tag! and your outfit is so cute! i really like the gold shoes with it. they tie everything together.

Fabíola Beltrão said...

i love



Closet Fashionista said...

That skirt has such a fun pattern! :D Love the necklace and belt too :)

MadsaboutU said...

the skirt looks amazing and the belt is a winner! you look lovely as always.

The Urban Fashion Gal said...

Oh wow! I love that belt.

zahira said...

what a cute belt!
and great job on the skirt :)

(touring, fahsion, and glitter)