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Friday, October 14, 2011

New stripes

Monday was a lovely holiday. The bright, sunny, summer like day seems like it was a century ago and not five days, but it's been raining since. (Maybe this weekend will turn out nice.)

This top is new, it was my one clothing purchase in Georgetown, second hand for $7. Don't you hate it when you go out with the intentions to buy something and find nothing? I was a bit concerned with the wrap top exposing a bit too much (might have to add a safety pin in the future) but I was determined to come home with something and this top seemed like my best choice. Bright, cute, and cheap.

The other star (other than the starfish) of the outfit is my new custom designed striped clutch from Hilside Bags. I won it from Follow Your Bliss's Giveaway last month and it finally came!

I chose the largest size so that I could fold it over, and went with a classic stripe on the outside and a fun print on the inside.

Hilary, the owner and creator was especially wonderful and patient with me when I accidentally used up my gift card code without managing to purchase a bag...twice.

The clutch is beautiful, so many thanks to Follow Your Bliss and Hillside Bags!

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The Rundown
Top Thrifted - Shorts Banana Republic - Sandals Nine West - Striped Clutch Hilside Bags via Follow Your Bliss Giveaway - Starfish Cuff St. Thomas via TJMaxx - Bracelet Kohls - Flower Ring Kohls - Belt Gap - Sunnies Betsey Johnson via TJMaxx

Have you Entered the JCPenney Call it Spring Giveaway?

30 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh what a lovely clutch!!! And now you have a funny story to remember whenever you wear it ;)
and that top is great! But I know what you mean about exposing a lot, it looks fine to me from the photos...I don't like to expose ANYTHING up there XDXD I'm weird like that
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TaraMixandMatch said...

LOVE the top...so bright, colorful, and playful!

Style Journey said...

Love your top and clutch! You take such fantastic photos in great places!

Farrielle Design and Fashionista said...

Love love your outfit and what a nice clutch.

geetabix said...

That's a fantastic top. Nice find!

The Fancy Teacup said...

The pattern of that thrifted top is remarkable!

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Frannie Pantz said...

This top is honestly stunning, Lyddie. Really. And the clutch is fabulous. Also, you're right. Summer seems like an eternity ago.

laura said...

Beautiful, beautiful clutch! and beautiful, beautiful pattern on that top as well!
Hope you have a sunny, lovely weekend!
♥ laura

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Myisha said...

Cute top...what a steal at $7! I was in JCP tonight and purchased some cute shoes for $17 and I saw the Call it Spring Collection....very nice shoes and handbags!

Ki said...

Whoa I love the print on this top! :)

TheMadTwins said...

Wow, the top is so nice and colorful!
And the clutch with stripes is adorable!

xxx

sacramento said...

Marvellous top. Much better than any Missoni. You are so pretty.
Besos and a superb weekend.
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Wendy said...

The top is fabulous. Like the whole look and your clutch is adorable. Glad you won it :-)

Courtney Erin said...

I think that's a really cute top - and, hey, $7!!!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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kileen said...

this top is absolutely gorgeous and i love it paired with white shorts!

cute & little

Nikki said...

The clutch is super cute! I love that you choose the design yourself :) it can be a real pain to find the perfect bag! x

AJ TAYLOR said...

Love the top. The print is lovely. And that clutch is just gorgeous. Cute outfit.

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Alex Elizabeth said...

I love the lining of the clutch! And that top has a killer 70s vibe... with jeans and a jacket for cooler temperatures?

SassyUptownChic said...

Hey Lyddie! Nice top and clutch girl. I love the way the top ties on the side and they need to make that clutch a reversible too, because the inside print is just as gorgeous! :D Hope you're having a great weekend!
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monica said...

i love the top - so south beach! and only $7!!!

StyleIDnet said...

I love to see the top and clutch together, its very original yet it looks gorgeous. Great colors.

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Sara said...

I can't tell you how much I'm in love with your new top!! It's absolutely gorgeous :)

Paola said...

fantastic post!!!*_*

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Sarah said...

The top is very pretty. I didn't think it looked too revealing, but I'm self-conscious about exposing too much also, so I can relate. That clutch is adorable.

Fashion Tales.... said...

The colours in your top are gorgeous, & lovely pattern mixing. I hope your weekend is nice & sunny. You look great dear! :-)

Kaleido Mind said...

love the print/colors of your top:)

jess said...

I really love the print on your top.

Kavery said...

You look great in this combo. The colours and shape of the top is lovely

Shels415 said...

Wow that top is a great find! And looks great with your new clutch =)

XOXO
Shels
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Lorena said...

YOU LOOK MARVELOUS !
That pattern and the lines totally rock.