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Monday, August 20, 2012

Rooftop cocktails for three

This weekend I got to cross one of my summer goals off my check list, when I joined Meg and Amber for some martinis on the roof of a small restaurant in West Hartford called Elbow Room.

It was the perfect evening to show off this little white cocktail dress that London Times sent me, which I decided to dress down a little by adding wood and leather accessories. 

Even though that morning was grey and rainy, I kept my fingers crossed that the sun would eventually break through and thankfully it did! I was quite happy that Meg and I met Amber in West Hartford at just the perfect time to take photos in that great evening light. And I'm pretty pleased with myself that I got Meg and Amber to take photos with me in such a public setting. We even set up the tripod and attempted to take some posed candid shots.

Why haven't I had more Saturdays this summer like this one?!

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The Rundown
White Shutter Cocktail Dress c/o London Times
Color Block Clutch Zara
Sandals Nine West
Wooden Beads Forever 21 similar
Wooden Bangle Kohls similar
Ring Thrifted
Antler Ring House of Harlow
Sunnies Old Navy

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49 comments:

  1. awww lovely pictures love the scenery the outfits are soo pretty and summery!!

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  2. All three of you look great, and I love your beautiful layered white dress.

    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  3. All three of you ladies look so stylish, but most of all you look like you had a blast! Loving that white dress :)

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  4. Amazing photos and outfits :) I specially love the white and yellow outfit.

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  5. I love the layered ruffles on your dress - fantastic!

    Looks like a fabulous Saturday :)

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  6. You ladies must have had so many comments on what a fabulous trio you are.

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  7. oooh...West Hartford Center is a nice place for a photoshoot! Next time you're there, I recommend Treva for drinks/dinner...it doesn't have a rooftop area but you can dine al fresco, and the place is awesome.

    Love the white dress, too.

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  8. Great photos. Rooftop cocktails sound perfect for a summer evening.

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  9. Aaaww, that sounds like so much fun!! And you look so chic and perfect for the ocassion. I just love the layered effect of your dress!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  10. you ladies make a fab trio! i like the floral dress and summer transitional pieces

    pandaphilia style

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  11. You all look stunning! I totally love the lightning in these pictures. And you sure look like you really enjoyed yourselves :D

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  12. Awww, you three are just the cutest and I love what each one of you is wearing! Sounds like the perfect Saturday evening! :)

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  13. I'm glad your rooftop cocktails didn't get rained out! You all three look so glamorous. I love the tiers of that dress!

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  14. You all look so great - I miss you guys!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  15. Aren't you ladies just lovely??? I'm glad that the weather held out. This white dress looks so amazing on you Lydia!

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  16. so ridiculously JELLY, Lyddie! You three look so gorgeous! The photos are just stunning.

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  17. Three gorgeous fabulous women. Love all your outfits!!! That's three exclamations for the three of you.

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  18. what am I doing in that last group shot? I am such a weirdo.

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  19. Oh goodness, what a bunch of dressy ladies you all are!! I'm loving all of your outfits, too. The yellow and the white is fresh like citrus and linen on a summer day, Miss Lyddie! I adore that color combo. <3

    And martinis on a roof sounds super fun and fancy. Just don't get too tipsy and fall off. ;)

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  20. that dress is just too adorable
    i love it and you wear it well
    brett

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  21. That dress is gorgeous. I love how you tones down the frill with the wooden jewelry. Sounds like a fun evening!!

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  22. looks so fun!! I saw your photos on instagram of all the tasty food! Just a bit jealous over here!

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  23. I love this post Lydia! The first photo should be the London Times ad in a magazine, 3 girls, enjoying a day in the promenade? Love it.

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  24. Your white dress is amazing! It looks fantastic on you, love all these photos with these ladies. So chic.

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  25. You ladies look gorgeous! Each ensemble is perfect for casual strolling with your gal pals! I especially love your textured shift...I bet she moves beautifully with each step! What a fun shoot!

    Would love to get your thoughts on my most recent hotel renovation when you get a chance! Hope to see you soon!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  26. loving that white dress! so unique and different!!

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style Blog

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  27. you three are so chic! i love the first pic -- rooftop cocktails sound amazing in my book! xo


    http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

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  28. The 3rd picture is my absolute FAVE! I really love your white dress and that clutch everytime you post it I want one!!

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  29. dying over those dresses! and heels..

    -kim
    found the route

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  30. love, love, love that white dress on you.
    looks like you had so much fun, those shots of you 3 look great.
    i have have more boring weekends than exciting ones... if that is any consolation.

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  31. Wooo you guys look awesome! I love group photos! This white dress has some really cool lazer detailing!

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  32. Oh, I love photo #3. Was this before or after the martinis?

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  33. I cannot get over how gorgeous these photos are, and stunning all three of you look lined up! Blogger meet-ups are absolutely my favourite part of blogging - you get to meet up with wonderful women who completely understand your compulsion to dress to the nines for no reason :) Your white dress is just perfect. And that yellow necklace adds a lovely pop of summer colour.
    xox,
    Cee

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  34. You look BEAUTIFUL! That's the prettiest I've ever seen you! I like the jewelry, shoes, dress, everything! Maybe it's that you look so happy?

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  35. Such pretty outfit, I love the white dress.

    -Adriana
    Little Petite

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  36. What a fun way to spend the morning/afternoon. You all look great. Was there shopping afterwards?

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  37. nice dresses and lovely girl time xo
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  38. Lovely pictures. That dress is perfect for your shape. Very flattering.

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  39. A stunning white dress, so flattering on you.

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  40. That white dress is gorgeous. It could be casual or not. I ave been wanting a LWD this versatile... Must, want, NEED!!!

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  41. You guys look amazing and I love the textures in your dress. It was a perfect pairing with your yellow Zara.

    WWW.living-thesuite-life.blogspot.com

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