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Monday, September 10, 2012

Lucky Cocktail Party

Back from New York, from my three fun days in the city at Lucky FABB, meeting other bloggers, having cocktails, and shopping!

On Tuesday I took the train into the city and met up with Meg, my roomie. After checking into the hotel and snapping some photos of our day looks we got ready for the cocktail party that was sponsored by Aloxxi.

Aloxxi is a line of professional hair color and care products brought to you by George Schaeffer aka the creator of OPI Nail Color. There were two stylists at the event and after consulting with them and deciding your new hair color, miss Lauren Friedman of my closet in sketches (she also does the illustrating for 'Dear Lucky') sketched you in your new color.

As to be expected, the names of the Aloxxi hair color line are just as catchy as what you'd find on the bottom of any bottle of OPI - with color names inspired by Italy, it was a tough choice between 'seduction on the grand canal' and 'intrigue on the spanish steps'. Eventually the stylist I was talking with, David Crandall and I decided on 'espresso yourself'.

Truth be told, I've never colored my hair, but if I did, I'd probably look to Aloxxi to 'espresso myself', if for no other reason than the fun names.

I had a really fun time at the party, I met a few new bloggers, Lucy of Daily Disguise, Courtney of Girl Avant Garde and Sam of Style of Sam. I definitely prefer smaller more intimate settings; at the FABB conference itself I wasn't really able to connect with too many individuals.

And the party also had some amazing passed appetizers and a wickedly good mojito.
It was a fun night.

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The Rundown
Neon Green Button Down Equipment Thrifted
Sequined Skirt Jennifer Lopez for Kohls similar
Heels Adrienne Vittadini via TJ Maxx similar
Quilted Bag Thrifted similar
Earrings Aldo
Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Hedgehog Ring nOir Pete the Porcupine
Monogram Necklace Amazon similar
Nail Color Essie No Place Like Chrome
espresso yourself lucy, meg, courtney.jpg lucy.jpg meg.jpg meg outfit two.jpg meg outfit two-7.jpg

And from earlier in the day...
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The Rundown
Neon Green Button Down Equipment Thrifted
White Shorts Banana Republic
Sandals Onex Nile
Quilted Bag Thrifted similar
Earrings Aldo
Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Elephant Bracelet Ebay similar
Monogram Necklace Amazon similar
Sunnies Ray-Ban Emma
Nail Color Essie No Place Like Chrome

meg outfit one-3.jpgmeg outfit one-10.jpg


Style Journey said...

So fun! Love your neon top with the sequined skirt.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

You look gorgeous in neon! It is great to attend the more intimate events and meet other bloggers. I wish I was back in NYC!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Closet Fashionista said...

Woohoo for your sparkleyness! :D I feel like I need to go more in detail on my Aloxxi post now, but I'm going to be lazy and leave it how it is ;)

~Jeimy~ said...

Love the neon top it's funny cause I have something just like this on today I got the top at f21 great pictures and loved how you styled it both ways!!!

Courtney Erin said...

Sounds fun! And, as always, I just think you and Meg are the epitome of chicness.

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Tashia said...

Love the way you transitioned that blouse from day to night. It looks great with both the sparkly skirt and the white denim shorts:)

Shey said...

You look gorgeous in that sequin skirt Lyddie! I'm glad you're having fun!

Gray Skies said...

Sounds like a fun trip to NYC! I've always wanted to go there. I love the sequined skirt you wore to the cocktail party!

Ali Hval said...

Check out that sleek outfit transition... that skirt really does steal the night (is that a phrase? steal the night? steal... something... you know what I'm trying to say, hopefully). It's very stellar and reminds me of the night sky, or perhaps the city lights at dusk. Love it! And glad that you had a more than awesome time.

I think it'd be an awesome job to just be able to name nail polishes. They're like tiny pieces of poetry, aren't they?

Alissa said...

All of your outfits were perfect! (as usual) You never disappoint!

Always Maylee said...

I love the sparkly skirt, so pretty! Glad you had a blast!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Shea Sayers said...

I love how you took your neon top from day to night for the conference! It sounds like an awesome time! I prefer more intimate get-togethers too, but I would still love to attend something like this one of these days!

Amber said...

Your sparkly skirt is pretty spectacular. I bet you turned quite a few heads in that outfit :)

rlutz said...

Looks like you had such an amazing trip. I love how you transformed your outfit from day to night replacing those shorts with that fabulous skirt!!

The Closet Shopper said...

Love it. Glad you got to go and that you had fun.


Whitney James said...

love the shimmer and your yellow top! glad you had fun :-)


Annie said...

Sounds like so much fun! Love that yellow blouse on you, especially with the sequins!

The Other Side of Gray

Franziska said...

I love your day to night outfits - simple little changes make all the difference :)

silvergirl said...

adore the sequin skirt look
would love to have a cute little sketch like your espresso yourself one

Courtney Starr said...

I LOVE these photos! You are such a profesh. Seriously!

xo, Courtney

norma said...

Looks like you had a blast!!!

Daniela said...

Love your sequined skirt! i'm glad u had a good time!

Thrifted Shift said...

YOur top is great and your friend's flats are adorable! I want those!

Mary Ann said...

I love the sparkly skirt - I can't believe it's from Kohl's! ;-)

Lyosha said...

beautiful outfits! I love the pretty and chic yellow/white look (so refreshing) and sparkles for night are gorgeous!

Inside and Outside Blog

Diana Mieczan said...

Sounds fantastic and that neon top looks incredibly stunning on you:) xo

Fashion Tales said...

Looks like you had such a great time. I love both of your looks. That skirt is spectacular. -xx /Madison

The Fashionable ESQ said...

Your skirt is totally fabulous. I adore it! Your friends heels are fantastic. I wish I could have gone with my buddies!
The Fashionable ESQ


omg lydia! ahah just saw the pic of me on here! :) btw i love your lucky fabb outfit in your next post, but since im already commenting on this post, i thought id just tell you here :)

SuiteLife said...

I love the yellow with the white, such a fresh look.

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

Love your day look! It's looks crisp and fresh and summery! Sounds like you had such an amazing time! I hope I can go next year!

Lorena said...

Lydia party style - that's a marvelous skirt !
and i love Meg's rat shoes :)

Alex Elizabeth said...

This is a pretty amazing skirt, and you already know I love the shirt.

Felt the same way about Lucky FABB-- I just ran around looking for everyone I already knew and was hoping to see. Too many people!