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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Red, white and gingham

Words can not express how awful the wind was when taking these photos, but my hair should give you a clue.

Clearly I'm keeping the spring vibe going with my cotton gingham, and check out this necklace I thrifted for $5 the other day!

In other news, I finally spent some of my holiday gift cards; I had $110 to spend at Amazon and when Endless sent me a 20% off code the other day I finally jumped on two pairs of shoes I'd been coveting forever, both Sam Edelman. A pair of leopard pumps, and a pair of mustard peep toe wedges. Neither fit. They are too long and too narrow. I'm super bummed. The leopard pumps were otherwise perfect. The tones of the browns, the size and ratio of the spots, the hair calf... it was love.
Of course with Endless's 365 day return policy, I can always just hold on to them for the next year and stare at them longingly.
Nevermind, that would probably only make me more sad.

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The Rundown
Gingham Top J.Crew - Red Pencil Skirt Express - White Blazer Express - Bag Big Buddha - Booties Madden Girl Virtual - Ring The Cavernous Jewelry Box - Necklace Thrifted - Nail Color Essie Your Hut or Mine?

46 comments:

Natasha xoxo said...

Love the JCrew blouse! It pairs nicely with red and cream! ;)


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Frannie Pantz said...

Maybe if we both think and dress spring it will come earlier? Let's hope so. Sorry about the heels-major bummer. Love the gingham blouse though!

Josie said...

I love that top! It's so crisp and pretty.
xo Josie
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chocolatefashioncoffee said...

Amazing look! Adore the necklace!

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The doll on fashion said...

Really sweet and pretty necklace!

The doll on fashion

Porcelain complexion said...

Crisp, classic gorgeous!
I love the colour combination and your chunky gold necklace is lovely xo

sacramento said...

Nice ensemble, love, love your necklace.
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eek said...

What a great necklace! Sorry to hear about the shoes - that's what I don't like about buying shoes online...never know if they will fit properly. Good thing they can be returned!

Ramona said...

Fabulous!Great mix&match. Love your necklace.

xoxo Ra

Closet Fashionista said...

I love your necklace! And OH NO! That sucks about the shoes...I hate when that happens :(
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Courtney Erin said...

That sucks about the shoes...but you'll be able to find something else fabulous I'm sure! And the injection of red in this look is really great - so vibrant.

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

MosaMuse said...

GREAT outfit! love every item!
xo
MosaMuse

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Erika said...

Your necklace is just phenomenal - I love it! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Lovely coat and white suits you so well! Great necklace too for a great price. :)

Ali said...

Awwww, heartbreak via shoes. :( I'm so sorry that they didn't work out! That's just the most awful thing. Well, at least the return shipping is free. *sigh*

On the bright side, you look fabulous and fresshhh~ I feel like you could model in the Blac House White Market collection or something. So classy, especially with those black tights and wedges and gold accessories.

Robyn said...

Your combos are fantastic. So classy, as always!

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Jersey Blogess said...

Love this shirt.

Lorena said...

It looks cold - and i adore that blazer :)

Nic said...

LOL at holding the shoes for a year. i would def wear them; i can't wait to see how you style them. love the necklace in the post---GREAT steal!

~nic

Miss Ellis said...

Very pretty combination! Looks fabulous.

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Great colors! I just ordered leopard pumps and hope that they fit!


xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Nicole said...

first of all. your hair is so gorgeous. second. this cute outfit reminds me of one that sydney from the daybook wore on her 30 for 30. rock on girl. :)

xoxo

Shawna said...

Sorry about the shoes, a good leopard pair is so hard to find. Way to kill it with that blazer the piping is amazing!


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JewishGirlBlog said...

Classic and awesome!

I'm not a huge fan of either shoe. And hey, you saved some money!

Cara said...

The blouse and skirt are a match made in fashion heaven! I also really love your thrifted necklace, and that great ring. So lovely!

rlutz said...

I love how you are styling that great white blazer for winter!! Great look with the dressy necklace matched with teh gingham shirt!

Jenn Giles said...

That's too bad about the shoes, Lydia! On the upside, you hit the thrifting jackpot with that necklace. It's so pretty!

Amber said...

looking good and I cant believe you scored that necklace for 5 bucks. Thats a steal and a half!

Loren said...

You look great in that red skirt. And although I'm sure the weather was crazy I'm pretty sure art directors spend hundreds to get their models' hair to look like this.
Sucks about your shoes being the wrong size but I LOVE it when online stores have good return policies.

Alex Elizabeth said...

I'm in love with this jacket. And these colors-- so bold! You could try for brands that come in wide. $110 might get you Cole Haan on sale, or definitely Sofft.

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

Love that blazer, great buy with the necklace!! The wind does look brutal you're very brave to face it for the sake of pictures :)

TaraMixandMatch said...

Love the gingham with the red, totally cute!

The Closet Shopper said...

You look chic as hell in this. I love me some gingham. But I really love how you made it look dressy here.

xo,
Tracy

Laura Go said...

Lydie, you look gorgeous! I love that picture with your hair blowing in the wind. It may have been cold, but it can't ruin your gorgeousness!
and $5 for that necklace? STEAL!

♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

jess said...

Sorry to hear about the shoes. That necklace is awesome.

Daniela said...

great coat and necklace! And I applaud your dedication to your blog and outfit posts - it's freezing!!

Shey said...

yes, yes yes! I love this outfit and the one below, they are down my alley, very prepster, I especially love the picture f your with your beautiful hair flowing behind you. =)

Nav said...

love this outfit, gingham and red skirt is great!

xo Nav
http://navlandstyle.blogspot.com/

Kavery said...

I'm sure the wind was awfully cold but the pics turned out so well despite that. We suffer for our blog sometimes!

Nnenna said...

Love this outfit Lydia- everything pairs so well together! That's so disappointing that your shoes didn't fit- any chance you might be able to return them for a bigger size?

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silvergirl said...

Sorry about the shoes
That is.always so disappointing!
Great look you have going on here
Brett

Alexa Bennett said...

love the red skirt!

x Alexa

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

That gingham looks great with red! I've been looking at a pair of edelman flats. I need to go check! LOL

Beauty Follower said...

NIce shirt and necklace match!

Jessica C. said...

I love the red, white and blue combo! Sorry about the shoes... I hate when that happens! :(

Meanz Chan (Koi Story) said...

I have a skirt JUST like that one and a gingham top! I love red and gingham together and this is just a wonderful combination I totally need to try!