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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Rain, Challenges and Tags

It's still raining.
It has been all week, and I have been so unhappy about it. Not a single sunny photo with my new lens. And it's supposed to get worse tomorrow.

Today I wanted to participate in some challenges proposed by other bloggers --
Iris at 260 Days No Repeats is having a "You've Got This" Fall fashion trends challenge; to participate you must simply wear an outfit inspired by the 2010 Fall trends using only what you already own.

I had been planning on wearing this fur trimmed vest, and after I spent 20 minutes digging it out from the back of the closet where my winter clothes are still packed away, I decided I didn't like it with the skirt.

Fall Trendyness

Anyway, this look utilizes many of the Fall trends; a lace top in a jewel tone paired with a longer skirt. And both these items were anxious to be worn again, as I've only worn them once each.
The shoes are on their first outing, they were won in a giveaway from Astamundi!

Full of Fall

This necklace was made by my friend Klara, and if you like it, you should definitely check out her shop -- her jewelry is so gorgeous!

Full of Fall

At Lorena's Every Day Wear, she is spending this week taking a look at labels and seeing where all her clothes are being made. She's also looking at makeup, food, and well, everything -- But I've just analyzed my outfit for you here:

Full of Fall

The Rundown
Lace Top TJMaxx - Black Cammi TJMaxx - Printed Skirt Kohls - Shoes Gabriella Rocha - Necklace Klara Design Jewelry - Belt Nine West

I don't forget when people tag me, but sometimes it just takes me a long time to remember.
I have a few I've been meaning to do.

I got the Versatile Blogger award from The Pink Boudior, Thanks Monica!

I got this set of questions from The Antique Pearl

1.) why did you start blogging?
To have a creative outlet and to help inspire me.

2.) do you prefer spring/summer or autumn/winter?
Definitely summer, I love the warm weather!!!

3.) what do you notice first: smokey eye make-up or bright lips?
I'm really fond of bright lips, they are simple, but make a big impression.

4.) who are your style icons?
Any woman who can get dressed everyday and have an understated fabulousness no matter what.

5.) describe your personality in three words?
Classic Meets Quirky

6.) if you had to leave the house with only one item of make-up what would it be?
Lip gloss

7.) Which era do you think influenced fashion the most?
It's tough to say, but I feel the 60's did.

8.) what beauty product do you always repurchase?
I don't really have one favorite, I like to try new things when I run out!

I got a tag from Style En Mi Opinion and I have to list ten things I love:
Cute shoes that don't hurt your feet
My dog Chloe
Really big hard drives, like several terabytes
Old cameras
New iPhone
Extra hot latt├ęs
Thick, glossy magazines

Full of Fall


Frances Joy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous look. It looks so rich and beautiful!

Ali said...

Pretty, pretty pictures! I'm sorry that the sun won't come out so you can play with your new lens! Hopefully that will get better, and if it doesn't, call me up and I'll beat up the rain clouds for you. Nnnnyes. <3

Your necklace is so pretty and I love the little details on your shirt, Miss Lyddie! :D

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

"Classic meets Quirky" TOTALLY describes your style. GOOD CALL.

And you look EXTREMELY chic here. I'm obsessed with the lace-y shirt. It's so pertty and the colour looks amazing on you. For some reason, you really remind of America Fererra in these pictures? She must have worn that colour or something? I don't know why, you just exude her! Totally a good thing, I've been obsessed with her and better forever.

Don't worry, the sun will (hopefully) come out tomorrow!


Closet Fashionista said...

YAY!! This post is so fun! I love the outfit and all the things I've learned :D

Sara C said...

I LOVE that skirt! So pretty!

Iris said...

Thanks for joining us! I love the lace top, it's so pretty :)

Modesty is Pretty said...

This is such a pretty outfit Liddye, I love the skirt! That lace top is great too, this outfit reminds looks like the 50's inspired collection, especially with the pointy shoes =D

Mimi said...

i really take long to pass on awards and do tags too. you're not alone there! ;)

speaking of awards, i gave you an award on my blog. hope you can check it out!

<3, Mimi

Stephanie said...

Beautiful outfit. You look so ready for fall. I hope the weather gets better!

Berlin said...

This is lovely!
The details are so nice.

Making clouds,

Natasha xoxo said...

The pointed flats made me smile! Too cute :)

<3, natasha
twenty-something blog

Jodi said...

Hey cutie!! this outfit looks amazing on you, you really suit the belted waist like that and that style of skirt.. the whole outfit totally suits you!!

love the last photo too!! I'm been trying to find a wireless remote before I go on my trip but everyone says they have to special order it.. ohhh waaaa thats what happens living in a smaller city!!! soon, soon I will have one!! thanks for the suggestion!! mwah xoj

Nilcha's Fashion Chronicles said...

hi there..

nice pictures!
love da outfit as well.

the skirt has batik(Indonesian traditional fabric) motif, its cute..


Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Love the colors and the casual cool look!

Leia said...

I love the way you've utilized this season's trends! The longer length skirt is one of my favorite and it looks SO pretty on you :)


Krystal said...

that is quite the international outfit! love it :) and way cute survey - i always love reading those :)

La Historiadora de Moda said...

The color palette here is absolutely gorgeous! I love the detailing on the top and the blouse is fantastic!

missvinylahoy said...

I love the lace top and longer skirt- very fall! I love that fur trimmed vest... wear it soon :)

I've never looked into where my clothes are from, but maybe I should...

Anne said...

I love how you've mixed patterns here! The skirt and top are both great by themselves too. And cute necklaces!

I hope the rain lets up soon so you can enjoy fall! :)

Lorena said...

Thanks for link !
I will be doing a recap of the experiment and linking you to it :)
This is such a nice look I love how that skirt looks on you.

Amber Blue Bird said...

love your shoes

E said...

What an amazing variety of items that all go together so well! I love the rich fall colors and textures!

cococricketsmama said...

great interview and I love the mix of texture and colors in your outfit!!

Hope you're having a super start to your weekend!

Romany said...

I think this is probably my most favourite outfit that you've posted. Reminds me of a recent Louis Vuitton collection (exactly the point, perhaps) - all about accentuating femininity.
Stunning girl.

Marie said...

Fun tag to read.:D

I like this outfit, it's interesting -- from the colors, textures, and patterns.:D

Have a wonderful weekend, Lydia!:D

***** Marie *****

The Urban Fashion Gal said...

Cute lace top!

Sarah Dee said...

loved reading your answers hun!!!


20 York Street said...

Guapa que guapa! Definitely well put together!



chaoskontrolowany said...

Great pics! Have a nice weekend;)

Debbie said...

I love that outfit! It looks great on you.

whatiwore said...

Very nice! And you have such a tiny waist!

heather yalin said...

excellent outfit, congrats on the giveaway shoes, and that is a wonderful necklace!

your love for really big hard drives cracks me up, and is SOOO perfect!

Robyn said...

I love that you describe your style as classic but quirky. I am also a fan of ridiculously hot lattes. They never seem to make them warm enough for my taste. Scalding hot soy milk is clearly not everyone's preference....

daisymay aka Chantele said...

I love that skirt, the pattern and colour are beautiful!

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peridotbaby said...

love this whole outfit!

The Backseat Stylers said...

I can't believe you won those fab shoes. That's awesome!!

Elaine said...

This is one of my FAVORITES on you. I love the new shoes! You look great in pointy shoes.

CLOTHED MUCH, a modest fashion blog

jamie-lee said...

Don't you love when you have only worn something once and you put it on for a second outing when it's been hiding in your wardrobe forever? It always makes me feel a lot better about buying it! Haha.

You look lovely though, the lace blouse is fantastic x


Closet Fashionista said...

Haha, oh dear...I hope you share your weekend adventures now so I don't feel so bad ;)

A.Co said...

What a cool challenge! I like it!

I'm really loving the last pic of you, Lydia, it's a good one (even though it could be an outtake?)

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

The Fancy Teacup said...

I am in love with the royal colored lace top! You look so perfect for fall. It's amazing where all of our clothing items originate from!


Vicky K. said...

lovely pictures!

(new post: Milano di notte & follow me)

QueenDesi said...

OMG!!! love ur lace top.
u look so classy in this outfit.
i think lace fabric always success
to bring a classic-fabulous impression

have a great october dear..


in Love&Light
Queen D

Hope Adela said...

i love the lacey top!


Toothfairy said...

beautiful, love the shirt and the dress, you look great, it's such a fun idea!

MarchMusings said...

Love those colours together. So unexpected and with the gleaming crystals -perfect on you.

LaToya said...

That skirt made my mouth drop. You have some of the cutest things!


Lisa Griffin said...

I just found your blog and i love! great outfit and i love the pointy shoes with longer skirt, so current!

wonderfelle.com said...

I love the fuller, longer length skirt silhouette - so chic! the necklace is really pretty too- will definitely check out her shop... also I laughed out loud reading "really big hard drives" - that's awesome.

Oh, My Darling said...

I love this outfit, it has such a romantic essence!