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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Summer shades

Believe it or not, I'm being rained on in these photos. Only a little, but still. Summer days, which once seemed so endless, now have an expiration date rapidly approaching, and I can't stand to think of any more of them being lost to the gloom of the rain.

I was listening to the NPR the other night (more happenstance than choice) and a narrator was telling about her favorite sound of the summer, a wooden roller coaster.

I love roller coasters. I haven't been on one in two years, and now I want to go to Lake Compounce in the worst way. I can still remember the day that I stopped being afraid of roller coasters and started loving them; it was on a wooden roller coaster at Lake Compounce. That feeling of weightlessness during that first big plunge, the speed and the wind, remembering to throw your hands up above your head when you pass by the camera, so you are sure to get a good photo....Connecticut blogger trip to Lake Compounce, anyone?

Neutral + Seafoam Neutral + Seafoamsun on the fence
flowers Neutral + Seafoam Neutral + Seafoam Neutral + Seafoam
The Rundown
Dress Gap - Scalloped Hem Blazer H&M - Necklace Kie & Kate Stormy Sea - Sandals Holly via DSW - Sunnies Betsey Johnson - Ring Gift - Watch The Cavernous Jewelry Box

48 comments:

Courtney Erin said...

I've been trying to organize a trip to Lake Compounce so I would so be down for that - we could do some shopping first and then ride a coaster!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Katie said...

Loving that blazer, I'm a big fan of anything scalloped! xo

DaniellaBella said...

I used to love all rides. Then, apparently and without my consent, I got old. Now even a little bump in the car makes my stomach go all funny. The blazer is so pretty and delicate!

Closet Fashionista said...

Love the outfit!
And woooo lake compounce, I'm down depending on the day, haha ;)
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Tinfoils Tiaras said...

I am terrified of roller coasters but I am in love with this outfit (especially the jewellery and the shoes!)

Shey said...

You know the first time I saw this dress I was thrilled about it but I love it in this outfit, it looks so nice with the blazer. =)

Marie said...

Oh, Lydia! I LOVE everything about this outfit - the color combination, textures, and cut!:D

***** Marie *****
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Frannie Pantz said...

Colorado is a little far from Connecticut, otherwise I'd be in! I love roller coasters!

This dress is fantastic on you! Love the print and it has pockets??? Amazing!

simplychic said...

that's a beautiful dress and blazer/top. can't believe you were being rained on...

Jenn said...

I've only been on one roller coaster and it was a roller coaster on training wheels, you know the tiny ones that don't even cause a thrill. I was deathly afraid but was forced by my family to go. Never again will I ever go on one of those crazy rides! I love the sea foam-ish accents to your neutral outfit.

Kavery said...

A scalloped blazer? Girl, your shopping skills leave me speechless! If I lived closer I'd take you shopping with me :)

Jessica Gitler said...

that necklace always makes me smile, no matter what you pair it with it is fantastic!!!
jess
www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

Kelly-Ann said...

Absolutely love the print of your dress and that necklace is the perfect touch.

I haven't been on a rollercoaster in a while either. I need to make it happen.

Meesh said...

Love the print on this dress, and the matching jewelry + nail polish combo.

Best roller coaster I've ever been on is the Mummy Returns ride at Universal. (All I know about Lake Compounce these days is that the road section they closed for construction has made traffic in that area so much more pleasant, haha.)

The doll on fashion said...

Love that print on your dress and your heels.

The doll on fashion

chocolatefashioncoffee said...

you look amazing!!loving the dress!

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Stefanie said...

I love your dress and blazer, there is something just so pretty about a scalloped hem!

sacramento said...

You do it so well, my friend.
I love, love that blue necklace.
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Nikki said...

oooh, You look stunning in these pastel hues ^^ x

Shen Dove said...

I'm trying not to think about how soon summer will end...

I love this whole outfit! The neutral tones of your blazer and shoes looks great with your printed dress and pop of color from your necklace!

TaraMixandMatch said...

I love roller coasters as well! Your dress is gorgeous, and the necklace looks great with it (I have the same one)

Style Journey said...

We LOVE roller coasters! We go to Cedar Point every summer and it is so much fun. We feel like little kids all over again with that adrenaline rush.

Love this dress with the necklace! Great photos today :)

Heather & Kayla

Shelby said...

This may be my most favorite outfit of yours yet! Everything about it is gorgeous and perfect, and I really adore the pretty turquoise necklace and watch with the colors in the dress. You look really stunning and SO chic.
I've never heard of Lake Compounce, but I sure love roller coasters... I spent Friday at Cedar Point speeding down 300-400 foot hills and flipping upside down and around and loved every minute of it. I hope you get to go and soon!! I hate that I can feel summer ending <3shelby

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Antonia said...

Your outfit is so amazing, love everything about it!!
The necklace is gorgeous!^^

You look lovely! :)



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Vasu said...

Beautiful pictures, love the dress, beautiful necklace, love the colour



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Marisa Noelle said...

Oh wow, that necklace is such a stunning piece. I just love how you paired it up with the soft blazer and bold print of the dress. Perfection all around:)

Ruby Girl said...

love how you styled this dress! the print is awesome on it! <3 www.rubygirlblog.com

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Very fresh and beautiful summer outfit, I just love it! You look so pretty.

I love roller coasters too! Panama has absolutely NO amusement parks, so I have to fly out of the country to get on a roller coaster... I guess you are at least better off than me ;)

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Gorete Sousa said...

Great Outfit and Blog!!!

lovely

xx

Melanie said...

I adore that dress. It's so beautiful.

PS--Please move near me and share all your clothes with me? Kthanks.

Melanie@Unravelled Threads
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monica said...

very pretty. love the soft pallette

Lorena said...

Every time I see you wear that blazer i love it even more.
I like the color palette on this outfit, it's so relaxing... I have total fear of roller coasters but I still get on them... well sometimes.

Mrs. J said...

Ooooh, I would be down if I didn't live so far from Connecticut..hehe

I'm loving all the neutrals and your famous burst of turquoise. Lovely Outfit!! I need to wear my Kie & Kate necklace soon before summer is over.


ps. My family are all Target people so I understand the strong dislike for Walmart. :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

I would be down, although I am scared to death of roller coasters...I could just hold everyone's purses while they ride

Kimia Kline said...

that dress looks way to cool to be from gap. loveeee it.

Amish Stories said...

I was passing through different blogs and thought id just say hello. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa.

FashionJazz said...

U always look fab hun, love ur dress! Xx

silvergirl said...

what a lovely look
you look as though you are headed for a summer fete out in the hamptons
brett

Sherry said...

I love this on you.. and your DIY mani the other day is so awesome! You are adorbs all the way around!

jess said...

I love the print on your dress. It's been raining terribly around me.

Beauty.Style.Growth said...

Went to Lake Compounce a few weeks ago with my family. Unfortunately I didn't take good pictures so I couldn't blog about it. Can't do roller coasters or any rides for that matter. I went there for the water rides.

Anne said...

I love this dress every time you wear it!

And it's sad to think that we're running out of summer days. I'm looking forward to fall, but I do always miss summer.

I love roller coasters! I grew up an hour from Cedar Point amusement park in Ohio, and used to love going there in the summer.

Mimi said...

i haven't been on a roller coaster in years! ;)

and i am really loving this outfit, it's probably one of my favorite outfits of yours. :D

<3, Mimi
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Alex Elizabeth said...

Ahh I love that dress, you need to wear it more often! Nice styling with the neutrals. You'd definitely fit right into a yacht club brunch... if you were ever thinking of crashing one of those (you should! they owe you for all the random comments).

Iris said...

The light rain nonsense has been driving me crazy, why can't we just finish out the summer in warm sunny glory?

Style-Edition said...

I have the same dress! (here: http://www.style-edition.com/style-edition-blog/2011/7/18/quick-necklace-update.html )
so fun to see inspiration for how to wear pieces I already have! You look darling and these pictures are great!

Krystle said...

omg that cardigan is so cute with the scalloped hem line! i love itttt!


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Mochachocolata Rita said...

absolutely adore the color combo here. oh gawd i've been so busy at work, couldn't keep up with posting outfit pictures and reading your blog T_T