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Monday, January 2, 2012

Frilly and Cozy

First of all, welcome to 2012! I hope everyone had fun bidding goodbye to 2011 and got to enjoy a long weekend. Today actually was not a holiday at my place of work, but clearly I took it off anyway. 

I've already made my first purchase of the year, the Madden Girl booties I spotted at TJ Maxx. Since I couldn't find my size there, I did end up ordering them from Amazon where they were only $29. I saved a whole dollar and sales tax. (But ended up paying only $8 of my own money because I had a gift card.)

Last week Laurel at Trophy Boutique posted about the trendiness of pairing a sweater with a pleated skirt and I had to try it out immediately. While I love the overall look, I think it would probably work best with a more cropped sweater... I kept trying to scrunch it up all day long, but it refused to stay.

In a silly aside note, this skirt has finally paid for itself. Yes, I've now worn it three whole times! I'm not sure why I haven't worn it more. Mystery of the universe, I guess.

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The Rundown
Pleated Skirt Thrifted - Sweater Gap - Booties Madden Girl Virtual - Sequined Clutch Gap - Necklace Klara Design Jewelry - Earrings c/o Anjolee - Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box, Coco's, Handmade Gift, Kohl's - Ring The Cavernous Jewelry Box

44 comments:

  1. Dying for your shoes! Following you

    much Love from Canada

    Northern style exposure

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  2. Great first buy of 2012! Love how you styled the sweater with the pleated skirt!!

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  3. The accessories here are lovely! Love the contrast of the dellicate skirt and tougher shoes, happy 2012!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  4. I LOVE this outfit!!! And that last photo is amazing :D I have no idea why you don't wear that skirt more often too...its so pretty!
    I'm so glad you bought the boots too!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  5. Oh my, that is indeed such a lovely skirt! I'm sure you will find more lovely ways to make it amazing. ;) I do love the texture and color of that top against it, though! The gold accessories are perfect accessories to warm it up, too.

    I didn't do much for the new year. I stayed up on Tumblr until about 10:30, got cold, and decided sleep sounded nice. I'm so eventful!

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  6. Hi! I love the concept of your blog. I'm glad to have found it today!

    Your skirt is very cute. Don't you just love thrift finds like that!

    www.cashmerechronicles.com

    Maridel

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  7. Love this look Lydia and I might have to steal it from you as well! The color of the sweater is so pretty and I cannot believe you've only worn this skirt three times!

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  8. stunning! i love how you made such a girly, flirty piece so casual. i love this look. and your hair pulled up looks beautiful.

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  9. The shoes look great! And I like the color of the sweater. You've got me thinking about my pleated skirts again.

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  10. I love these photos! The skirt is so gorgeous, I love the creme color and pleats, it's really flattering. The shoes are lovely too :)

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  11. you look great Lyddie, that skirt is amazing!

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  12. That skirt is really gorgeous - I am really surprised you haven't worn it more in the past...and congrats on the good deal on the boots - they're super cute!


    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  13. cute booties! what's the scoop with the fit? comfy? wear-able for long periods of time?

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  14. This skirt is awesome, I love the softness especially paired with the sweater.

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  15. I love the sweater and skirt thing, but I've only done it once because I think it really messed with my proportions. It helps to be taller with a longer sweater... why can't I grow? :( Oh well, as you say, there is always the cropped sweater.

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  16. Love that skirt! I've been on the hunt for a pleated skirt but no luck :( I love how you styled it the 1st and 2nd time you wore them as well. I think the 2nd time is my favorite :)Maybe I'll check out some local thrift stores too!

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  17. Yay! I love this kind of outfit, obviously, and you look smashing in the orange! Keep that skirt in the rotation, you never know what you might be inspired to put with it...

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  18. happy new year!!! i hope you had a great one :-) i LOVE your outfit and the shoes were a great steal!!

    ~nic

    ps i don't blame you for taking off ;-)

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  19. Aww you look so cute! I love the color of the sweater!
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

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  20. Hey! We have the same sweater! (Though you obviously bought it in a more sensible color - mine is the neon yellow one that I mentioned in my post today, and will be featuring in my post tomorrow!)

    Also, I just bought that leopard print fedora you have on your left sidebar. I think we have very similar wardrobes :)

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  21. I have been searching high and low for a thrifted pleated skirt! I love the color of yours. It's perfect to pair with everything! Glad to see you getting your use out of it :)

    ♥Abbey
    Along Abbey Road
    $25 Anthropologie gift card giveaway!

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  22. Beautiful photo! I love this knit with the flowing skirt. Happy New Year!

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  23. I love how you saw a new trend and rocked it your way. It looks great.
    The skirt and clutch are beautiful.

    www.living-thesuite-life.blogspot.com

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  24. I am so glad to see you back in skirt.
    Loving the clash of textures, and your gorgeous and comfy boots.
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  25. The sweater and pleated skirt really look great together. The mix of textures is really cool. Plus the colors are pretty too :)

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  26. adore your outfit, you look so beautiful!

    xoxo
    http://bresbaubles.blogspot.com

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  27. Just wanted to say thanks for posting this outfit in particular today because I actually picked up that same sweater from the Gap a few days ago in gray and didn't know it came in that lovely coral color I'm really into right now, and when I checked the website with the 30% off sale items they're running right now, it'll come to half of what I paid for the gray version on Friday! Good shopping score :)

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  28. I love your skirt Lyddie..so girly!

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  29. I love your skirt Lyddie..so girly!

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  30. I puffy heart this girly outfit! Love that skirt to pieces!

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  31. Hand to God, I'm wearing an almost exact outfit today! I will be posting it later.haha. Mine is a maxi and the sweater is grey but how funny is that? I feel like you and I must be in sync with our wardrobe choices.

    You look fan-freakn-tastic.

    Happy New Year,
    Tracy

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  32. I like the colors ... and also the different fabrics together.
    I think I have a pleated skirt... wonder if I have a sweater :)

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  33. You look so pretty. Love that color on you. And all of your accessories are fabulous!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  34. Love the mix of the cozy sweater and the frilly skirt, happy new year!

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  35. Looking gorgeous as always...love the shoes!

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  36. Those booties are so cute! I actually really like the proportion of that sweater with the delicate pleated skirt--they really balance each other out well!

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  37. Ooo... sweater with a pleated skirt- cute! I've been looking for new ways to style my pleated skirt. I may have to give this a try.

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  38. I love pleated skirts. Especially when they're made of chiffon. So soft & flowy! Tops can be tricky with them, but the sweater looks great with it. I love the color of it and your bracelets.

    http://averysweetblog.com/

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  39. Love this outfit!!!

    Lindsey Turner
    http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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  40. love your skirt.. pretty.

    Do visit my blog, wud love to hear your feedback on the posts: http://www.styledestino.blogspot.com/

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  41. I just found you through Pinterest and I love your style. I am following your blog and twitter now and for sure I will be stalking your blog from now on. LOL :)

    I love this outfit that you are wearing and I need to replicate this soon.

    xxoo
    Nicole
    http://blackshoesdiary.blogspot.com

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