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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Bunny and eggs
I hope everyone got to enjoy a really lovely Easter Sunday; I definitely did. It's always nice to spend time with my bother and his fianceƩ (can't believe their wedding is less than a month away!) And homemade manicotti and cream pie are pretty incredible.
the finished product
As a bonus, the weather, for most of the day was gorgeous, and probably the warmest it's been in weeks.
I am legitimately not even the slightest bit cold with my bare legs and shoulders!
Happy Easter, Happy Spring
This is my new vintage pleated skirt that I thrifted earlier this week. I saw it at the thrift store the weekend before and was immediately drawn to it because these accordion pleated skirts seem to be popping up everywhere these days. I tried it on and I liked it, only it had a lot of 'buts'.
First, a it's touch long; second, it's completely see through; third, the hem had dropped in a few places and was fraying; and finally, tags said Dry Clean Only.

Even thought it was only $3 I told myself to just put it back. You know I couldn't stop thinking about it, and a week later I went back. When it was still there, I had to buy it; since everyone knows that is the thrift store rule. If it is still there in a week, you are obligated to take it home.
Happy Easter, Happy Spring
To deal with the see-through issue, I put a nude colored slip on over my top. For the small fraying bits, I put on a few drops of Fray Check. For the cleaning, well I just didn't. And for the length, I added some heels ;)
yellow on yellow
chloe babe
Egg war
We always play the Egg War game with out colored eggs.
egg war loser
Outfit photo credit goes to my brother today.
Happy Easter, Happy Spring
The Rundown
Vintage Pleated Skirt Thrifted - Top Elle for Kohls - Belt NY&Co. - Sandals Onex
- Earrings Arabella - Necklace Fossil

49 comments:

Tamuna said...

You look lovely in yellow. Glad you had a beautiful Easter with your family :)

Vanessa said...

It's flowy and comfortable at the same time. Happy Easter.....

JNRS said...

I thrifted a skirt almost identical to that a few weeks ago. That outfit looks amazing on you - very flattering!
Happy Easter!

Closet Fashionista said...

Love your easter outfit! That skirt is sooo pretty! :D
Happy Easter!!!
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Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

Grrr. This post is official WAY TOO CUTE. It definitely sounds like you had the PERFECT Easter! And that pie? I WANT.

Also, your skirt is amazing - good find! Accordian skirts are the best. Plus, SO MUCH FUN TO TWIRL IN!!!

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bettec said...

I think you made an excellent decision. I picked up a pinkish skirt I feel the same way about but I'm going to try to work it into my wardrobe as soon as it warms up (if it ever does here in Toronto -eeek!).

You look great and as always I'm a fan of yellow (it definitely works on you). -betts

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Shey said...

hahahaha I like your explanations, I love your skirt, midi skirts are in, you have such a tiny waist they are so flattering on you. You look gorgeous Lyddie. =)
Oh and I like your rule for thrifting hehehe

Jess said...

I love this top! The puffy sleeves are adorable. I am not sure how I feel about midi length skirts on myself. I feel like it might make me look biggger because I have more muscular calves.

indie.electronic.alternative. said...

i think this is my favorite of all your outfits! you look so pretty! that skirt is rad- i'm happy you got it. just get dryel. i use it for 90% of my dry cleanable stuff. it works just fine.
do you still have $77 left in your april budget?!? good for you. what are you looking to buy next?

Yeri said...

I can't believe you didn't scoop up that beautiful skirt the first go around. It was definitely meant to be that it was still at the store!

I like that you paired it with a bright yellow shirt. So Spring!

Terri said...

Lyddie--the skirt is just beautiful! And you are so lucky that it was still there and at such a great price. Have never heard of this fraying product. Is this something you can buy in fabric stores?

hurricanekerrie said...

I'm in-love with this outfit! It looks so effortless and definitely feminine. Love the softness that it exudes. That top is wonderful! And your skirt? I think the length is perfect! Glad you were able to remedy the "buts" because this was a great find. Love it all!!!

Jenn said...

I love the pleating of this skirt and must get myself a pleated skirt. The soft color is perfect for spring too! Awesome outfit!

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kileen said...

great job on salvaging this skirt!! it's absolutely lovely! i actually have to get a slip for mine too as i've realized it's way too see-thru too. :)

cute & little

Claire said...

so glad you got that skirt! it's lovely and the color is perfect. i really wanna get a pleated skirt.

oh, and thanks for the idea of my new fringe belt with the sundress. definitely gonna try it!

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Burning Skies said...

Happy Easter! You look so lovely in the pleated skirt :)

Koyu like Shoyu said...

Love the yellow and the earrings! Happy Easter!

Franca said...

happy easter! i'm glad you got the skirt, its lovely!

Blithely Unaware said...

You look so beautiful!!!

Your blog has fast become one of my favorites. Love, love, love the softness of this skirt and the beautiful yellow top.

Happy Easter honey!!

Elekon said...

Sucha beautiful photos, girl and outfits! Happy Easter!

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Great spring outfit and for $3 and a little work, it's so worth it!

Have a great week dear!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Kasmira said...

I'm glad you went back for the skirt! It looks great on you...and not too long, at all.

Anne said...

You and that skirt were definitely meant to be together. I love the style, and it looks great belted. Hope you had a happy Easter!

Courtney Erin said...

Glad to hear that you had a good weekend (the weather was totally gorgeous wasn't it?)! And I definitely think that skirt was a good investment, even with the "buts" (which it sounds like you've managed to take care of).

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Lindsay said...

That IS the thrift store rule! Totally agree. That's happened to me just once. Lucky you! I love the outfit today and that shot at the end is my favorite. You came up with some great solutions to your skirt dilemmas. Hope you had a great Easter!

Lindsay Living

Aynna banahna said...

I love that skirt. And to see it's the only money you've spent for all of April, and the months almost over! I'm very proud of you. Stock that money up and go a little crazy next month. That's the fun of it.

Vanessa said...

Happy (belated) Easter! I'm glad you went back for the skirt! It's very pretty and I love the tiny pleats!

Lydz xX said...

you look way too adorable great outfit :). and the food pics are soo great too ;)

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Lydz xX

Tanvi said...

Looks like you had a great easter and look great too! Love your pretty skirt and side hair do! :)

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Lorena said...

You look so pretty ! - and so does the pie.
I actually think it was a good buy, even though I am always the one telling you that you do not need to get another item!
The color is perfect, the length too and I think that the fact that it needs to be "dry cleaned" can be totally ignored.... some soapy water and a few rinses shoudl work.

elledee said...

that pie could not look more amazing!

this free bird said...

I'm so glad you got that skirt b/c it is beautiful and totally you!! Lyddie it is perfect for spring and summer - heels, flip flops, boots - holy crazy find!!

okay and i have to ask: did you call your brother your bother on purpose? i laughed out loud....

xo,
c

Krystal said...

I adooore the skirt!!! You can't even tell all the negatives from these pictures, it looks fab! Happy Easter and I love your brothers photos :)

DaniellaBella said...

Lydia! You look amazing in this, so summery and beautiful! That skirt was a great find indeed!

missvinylahoy.com said...

I love the mix of yellow and white. Perfect for spring! It looks so warm there. It's still cold and gross here :\

missvinylahoy.com said...

I love the mix of yellow and white. Perfect for spring! It looks so warm there. It's still cold and gross here :\

Kristin said...

That skirt is absolutely beautiful! Glad to hear you had such a nice holiday. We had a fun, family filled Easter too!

Shelby said...

that skirt is an AMAZING vintage find... and i think the length is perfect on you, esp with those heels. Longer hemlines are so trendy right now!! Love your style and your blog! I'm so glad you commented on mine... new follower <3shelby

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Rianna Bethany said...

beautiful outfit, Happy Easter!!
Rianna xxxxx

Frances Joy said...

Gah! So stunning! I woke up this morning and could barely make myself get dressed, but now I'm feeling SO inspired.

Karen said...

I am so in love with this vintage skirt!! Not only is it amazing but it looks fantastic on you!!! Such a great find!!!

xox,
Karen

www.rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com

Nicci said...

Love the skirt, prettiest April outfit. Can't tell it's fraying

dotie said...

despite all the buts, the skirt sure does look good on you :)

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Twenty.Something said...

Love the outfit! That's an amazing skirt... you look so pretty.

xo
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Kavery said...

Oh Lydia, the length is just right for this type of skirt And you did right in going back to buy it! What a gem

Mrs. J said...

I'm happy you gave this lovely skirt a home and you look wonderful wearing it. Great outfit!

ps. That pie looks delicious I need to know what's in it?!

Alex Elizabeth said...

That skirt is a beauty, I'm so glad you went home with it! You look delightfully springy in yellow too-- and there's no longer skirt some heels can't fix!

D'Andra said...

I love the skirt! And the shirt! And the belt! You look great in this outfit! I also want your hair. I'm trying to grow mine back out.

Emily Saltzberg said...

I am so glad you went back for it! That skirt looks beautiful on you.