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Monday, September 6, 2010

Out for a walk

Yesterday felt crisp. I reluctantly donned a cardigan-like piece of apparel.

out for a walk - close

My Sister, Chloe and I went for a walk to the center of town, just for the sake of being outside and enjoying the weather.

Out for a walk

The Rundown
Skirt Made by Me - Top TJMaxx - Cardigan TJMaxx - Shoes Tahari - Necklace The Cavernous Jewelry Box - Sunnies Aldo - Purse Thrifted

Got my eye on you
Chloe is wishing we'd share some ice cream.


I think I'm pretty much done with my back of the closet challenge, mostly because when I look at the remaining pieces, I simply have no desire to wear them. Anything my Sister doesn't want will likely go up in the shop.

There are a few exceptions, like my new sequined dress that I want, but don't know when I will have an occasion to wear. And then there is the biggest waste of money ever. A beautiful halter dress from White House Black Market that I bought in 2007 while visiting Baltimore's Inner Harbor. It was on sale, but was still quite expensive ($70 maybe?) and I've worn it exactly once. The dress is very low cut and I look like I've walked out of a Victoria's Secret Catalog. Because it's a halter I can't really layer anything under it. I hate that I haven't worn it.

I still really want some scalloped shorts, and I think I might try and make a pair.
I'm maybe warming up to this red skirt I made the other week. I still think I might get a different fabric and do it over though. Maybe even make it a work appropriate length, haha.

Labor Day may be the unofficial end of summer, but really, there are still two weeks left and I intend on making the most of them!

Flowerbaskets on lamp posts

P.S. Guess who's turning two on Friday?!


Kristin said...

Happy early bday to your fur baby! And that necklace is oh so gorgeous!

Casee Marie said...

Aw, what a gorgeous darling Chloe! Loving your look, so chic. I went into White House Black Market for the first time this year, I really love the style of their pieces. (:

Anne said...

I love the color of that skirt! It's gorgeous, and perfect for fall. And how adorable is Chloe? Happy almost birthday to her!

Sarah Dee said...

Omg you are so adorable!! and your necklace is so amazing and BIG!


Berlin said...

This outfit is just lovely!
Bright red skirt, gorgeous necklace, cute flats and doggie!

Have a splendid day,

Mimi said...

lovely outfit! i especially love the red skirt. and that little puppy is so cuuuute! :D

<3, Mimi

Porcelain complexion said...

Love this combination! Especailly that gorgeous red skirt & your necklace :)

sofi moukidou said...


Victoria said...

Love your outfit hun and that red skirt is gorgeous!!

Happy birthday to the doggie xxx


LaToya said...

Beautiful necklace! I love this look. You look great for walking around!


Jessica said...

You're right, there are two more weeks of summer left - I shouldn't be so fatalistic about the end of summer! However, I am excited to pull out some light fall layers. Today I'm going to *gasp* pull out a pair of tights.

Definitely keep the sequin dress and the halter. I have a few special pieces like that I've worn rarely, but will never get rid of. An occasion will eventually arise!

On the halter, I wonder if there's a way to sew in a little lace inset so it's not quite so racy? Maybe?

Have a great day!

Martwa Marta said...

your doggy is such a cutie! just feel a need to make friends with him... your outfit is perfect as well - love the pendant, and the skirt so much!

Closet Fashionista said...

I love the outfit!! And what a cute doggy!! :D
Sad about that expensive dress though :/ I hate when that happens!

missvinylahoy said...

I love your red skirt!
And I know what you mean about the challenge. I have a few things I still haven't worn, and I don't know if I'm ever going to get around to it. It might be better to just get over it and get rid of them.
You could get a pair of shorts from the thrift store and edit them into scalloped shorts (I was going to attempt that, because I don't think I would be able to MAKE shorts. But I can edit them hem!!)

I can't wait to see how they turn out.

Tiffany said...

love your looks!
cute necklace. your skirt and your are skirt are so pretty!

Krystal said...

I LOVE that skirt.

Melissa said...

Wow, I love the very fall palette of your outfit!

Diana Mieczan said...

I totally adore that skirt on you and that dog is soooo cute:)
hugs and kisses

La Fille D'or said...

Chloe looks so cute out and about.

I hear you on the fancy dresses- I have a few of those that just sit there! I used to have fancy parties to go to but not lately!

Maybe we should just throw our own fancy dress parties?

D-May VT. said...

Thank you!!! =D
I'm gonna talk about various subjects : fashion, art, books, movies etc. So, if you want to follow that, you're welcome!! =)

& sure, I'm so excited to move in Paris!! Hope you will follow my little adventure there ;)


ching said...

i adore your outfit. and that necklace too. xD

à la Modest said...

AWWW!! What breed is your dog? I have a bichon!

That looks like the red skirt that you made! And yeah, I agree about halter tops. They're a little harder and more awkward-looking to layer with than tube top dresses. I still own a lot of them, too that I haven't worn in a while.

And oh... haha funny story about your friend you posted as a comment on my blog! Yeah, that has happened to me before :) It's alright to look sexy in some ways (but not slutty)!

BenchesandChandeliers said...

what an adorable dog! love that necklace, too!


Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

The jewelry box has such treasures! Woohoo for the lift on the closet challenge (though I know it's frustrating to have items that were never worn or worn once)!

That'd be awesome if you made scallop shorts!

junghwa by amy stewart said...

That necklace looks so fun! I love it. :)

eek said...

cute outfit! i love your hair all straight :)

cutest puppy too...I guess he/she has a bday coming up?

Karen said...

Great job on the skirt - it looks fabulous on you!!! I love your outfit too - it looks so casual yet so chic!!!!



Gypsy said...

I have such a tiny closet, I'm always having to sort through clothing and decided what I really need and will wear and what can be given away. My Sister too is happy to take many items off my hands.
I love the skirt you made, the waist band should always be seen it's so cute.

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

thanks for visiting my guest post! i love your outfits, and your dog is sooo cute (she/he looks like my doggy)



Amy said...

I'm loving the red skirt, that's adorable, and the perfect shade! I hate having things in my wardrobe that I don't wear; I used to work for high end clothes store with a huge staff discount, and I have dress bags in the attic full of dresses that either don't fit anymore or have never been worn...we need to find these dresses good homes :D

Elaine said...

Such a beautiful necklace!

Your dog is sooo cute :)

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Lorena said...

Chloe seems sooo happy !
Is she turning 2 ? is the blog turning 2 ?
I wish I was 2.

Melanie said...

Nice job on that skirt! It's so pretty :)


its simple love said...

Oh I want a puppy so bad! So jealous right now! Ugh. You look adorable. I love the sunglasses shot.


Daniela said...

Your puppy is so cute :) Love that skirt and love even more that you made it yourself!

E said...

Your necklace is such an incredible piece! I'm getting excited for cooler days :-)

Shelley Ann said...

love the outfit! love your dog! love the setting for the pictures! :)

Eli said...

you look so beautiful in this post! Love this outfit, and I love the one below too. So daring but cute, I think I'll have to copy it, just gotta find myself a similar cute leopard skirt!

The Backseat Stylers said...

I really want scalloped shorts too! But it seems silly to buy them now...

Berlin said...

Haha, thanks for your comment =D
I know there are Asymetrical hemlines.. though mine was just wrong so you get it xD

Have a bizarre day,

Isabel said...

love it...that necklace is amazing and your dog is soo cute!

Shop T.O. Live said...

I have a few dresses I've only worn once, and it makes me sad too. Your back of the closet challenge is such a great idea. It's very inspiring. I have so many clothes it's hard not to have soo many things in the back.


Leia said...

You look gorgeous! It's been getting colder here, too - I had to wear a long-sleeved top AND a raincoat today :(


Lottie said...

i love your outfit!

anhesty said...

great outfit. and your doggie is sooo cute!!!

junghwa by amy stewart said...

I think they would only honor the 1/2 off on the 2nd pair if I buy them at the same time. Darn it. But I guess it wouldn't hurt to ask. Thanks! :)

Diana Mieczan said...

ps: I am hosting a really cute GIVEAWAY, so please join in:)


WildBirdVintage said...

I am wondering why you are not wearing that necklace everyday, because it's AMAZING.

- Tessa said...

Could you put a short v-neck cardigan/sweater shirt over the halter dress? I've had some luck in similar situations. And congrats on the back of the closet challenge! It's hard to look at those things every day - I know because I have that problem too.

Marie said...

Lydia!!!:D This is my favorite outfit on you!:D

Red makes you glow.:D

***** Marie *****

Rosie said...


Eyeliah said...

Oh no a cardigan? Lol!!! That necklace is amazing.

Fashion Meets Food said...

loving the outfit and the fact your dogs leash coordinates with your skirt!