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Sunday, November 6, 2011

A new time

Today marked the start of Daylight Savings Time, the archaic practice of pushing back the clocks so that the sun sets an hour earlier and there is absolutely no hope of taking an outfit photo when I get home from work at 6 pm.

Last winter I worked around this problem by planning out the weeks outfits and photographing them ahead of time. I may end up doing that again, or, rather than plan ahead, recreate and post at a delay.

So, this is actually what I wore today. The rest of my posts this week will be what I wore last week, in whatever random order I feel like posting them in.

Stripes and gingham Stripes and gingham 
This is a new bauble from Poshlocket, the Monica Ring. I fell in love with it because it is big and bold and mixes silver and gold. I am a fan of mixing metallics, and having a piece that already incorporates both just makes it easier to carry through with the rest of the accessories.

Hence the turquoise bracelet that features gold and the watch in silver, together harmoniously on my opposite wrist. 
Stripes and gingham Stripes and gingham Stripes and gingham Stripes and gingham Stripes and gingham
The Rundown
Gingham Top J. Crew - Camel Blazer Vintage Similar - Jeans Max Studio - Turquoise Pumps Karen Scott Thrifted - Striped Clutch Hilside Bags via Follow Your Bliss' Giveaway - Watch The Cavernous Jewelry Box - Bracelet Thrifted - Necklace Made by Me Sweet Drops - Ring c/o Poshlocket

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50 comments:

Shey said...

That is the perfect gingham shirt ever, if I could only make myself buy it, next time I get paid I will. =D Great outfit Lyddie, time change totally sucks, it feels like the days go by slower and you're right it gets dark pretty fast.

TaraMixandMatch said...

There you go again making me really want turquoise heels....love the gingham shirt, you look great!

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh love that ring!!
and yea...STUPID DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME!! :( I might try to take my photos in the morning...but I doubt that will happen, ha ha
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Della said...

I love the bright accessories! Those shoes are killer.

Grr, now I really have to wake up on time in order to take pictures before I go to college. And it's so cold in the mornings.

Vanessa said...

The extra hour of sleep today was fantastic but the early dark sky is no fun at all.

kileen said...

the turquoise heels are absolutely awesome! and i love the gingham shirt under the camel blazer. such a great combo!

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E said...

What an eye-catching combination! I love the blue checks and red stripes together!

~Chelsea said...

Gingham blouse: definitely on my wishlist as of late!

Frannie Pantz said...

Oh hello J. Crew! You look stunning in these classics! I am a metalmixaphob. You are a great inspiration to get my butt in gear though! Daylight savings is such a bummer! Somehow, the extra hour of sleep doesn't quite make up for it in the long run!

Veronica said...

i love the patriotic feel of this look!
~Veronica

Glamorous Barbie ♥ said...

love ur clutch ♥♥♥

Claire said...

love the gingham under the blazer! and that striped clutch is fab!

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Kavery said...

I spied a gingham shirt at Esprit yesterday. I'd forgotten how smart and crisp they can look. Love the cheerful clutch

this free bird said...

I love so much about this: the rolled denim, blazer, shoe color and striped bag. Win all the way around!

Josie said...

You look darling! Love your jacket.
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Meesh said...

Super cute look; everything just pops.

Me and daylight savings: not friends, ugh. I always end up feeling trapped by mid-winter because it's dark so early.

Lesa said...

I love your color combos, very pretty!

sacramento said...

Cute clash of colour!!!
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NESHA said...

You look so gorgeous!! I LOVE your shoes!

Kate said...

I love the gingham and the stripes together! Such a cute pairing.

eek said...

I love those turquoise pumps - they add the perfect touch to your look.

I should get organized and take my OOTDs before hand too. We'll see...

Agora tô pronta said...

Beautiful!


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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love the All-American fall vibe here. It is funny that there is no daylight savings here! But that just means business as usual!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Style Journey said...

The shoes look awesome with the rest of the outfit! You look very preppy chic :)

Elle Sees said...

I totally have this outfit, but never thought of turquoise with it. Awesome idea.

Courtney Erin said...

Such a great outfit - love that blazer and the ring is awesome! I hope you find a solution for the hour of lost light.

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TiAnna Mae said...

I am really loving this outfit! I don't know how you girls pull all this stuff together but you do it well!!!

Katya said...

Your arm candy is ah-mazing and I love the pop of turquoise with the shoes and the great statement necklace.

PS. I'm definitely going to have the exact same problem, so I'm thinking of going in to work earlier and leaving earlier. Only downfall - less sleep :(


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daisymay aka Chantele said...

That is such a cool and fun clutch!

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rlutz said...

Such a great casual chic look...love that camel blazer, I have been on the hunt for one! Love mixing metals and that ring is perfect!

laura said...

I really adore the turquoise accents. The shoezies and the necklace are just lovely!
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The Closet Shopper said...

GREAT color combination. Loving the turquoise with the camel blazer. So chic. That gingham shirt rules! You always look amazing.

xo,
Tracy

Lorena said...

We are on the same timezone!...
i think..

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I LOVE this outfit!! It is fabulous.

Bonnie said...

I love the color of your shoes, and your clutch is awesome. I wish I could find a clutch with so much personality.

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Madeline Quaint said...

Love the stripes and the gingham! And the turquoise with the silver and gold! And the cliched waist!
Brill outfit all in all! :)

Tabitha said...

I have a gingham shirt just like this that I thrifted and it's become my favorite thing in my closet. Love the way colors pop when I pair it with this shirt.

On another note, kudos for you taking outfit pics in advance. I've learned that the best way for me to be a good blogger is to report things after the fact.

Krystal said...

whoa that bag is killer!

Ashley said...

Why you so good at clothes? And why you so good at photography? You are awesome!

Yuck at daylight savings time. Bah. Luckily, both of my jobs have me working odd hours, so I usually have at least a few hours of daylight everyday to get my photos in. I'm sure I'll be doing what you do if I ever get a real job.

Alex Elizabeth said...

I love this outfit. And you're totally killing it with the accessories.

Did you venture into town for photos? Also, yeah. Full dark at 5pm. Terrible. First attempt at serious flash photography = dismal failure.

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Love that bag and shirt together! And I have outfit photo issues in the afternoon too. Good thing we plan around it for those much needed blog posts. I mean- what are they thinking messing with our pic time?

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Melina said...

Can I just say that I LOVE when you wear an outfit that I can almost entirely rip off... err, recreate?? I love the camel blazer, as I am wearing one right now, it pulls together any look!

xx Melina

Jessica said...

Your gingham and stripe combo is perfect for fall - with just enough patriotic spirit. ;-) Gorgeous ring!

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Shea said...

Daylight savings: the enemy of personal style bloggers everywhere :) This look is one of my absolute favorites of yours--the way you combine the navy, turquoise, khaki and red is fantastic!

SassyUptownChic said...

I love your gingham top Lyddie! I've always been a fan. Those pumps look fab. I love the color and they are skin. Loving all the colors, textures and materials. :D
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Nicole said...

whoaaa! first of all that shirt is so darn cute. second, i love how the red back just makes the whole outfit pop.

and you are a doll. :)

xoxo

StyleIDnet said...

Love everything, the shirt is beautiful and the unexpected combination with the jacket makes it a perfect outfit.

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Gray Skies said...

I love this outfit! You look so "all-American". The gingham cuff and red and white striped bag together look like a flag!

Mrs. J said...

I love how you pulled your favorite summer jewelry in with fall items. That camel blazer looks so chic on you!!

This outfit is a perfect mixture of metals and seasons! :)

tima i. said...

i am LOVING this look on you, from head to toe! and great photos too!