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Friday, October 12, 2012

Summer reprise

Last Friday it was warm enough for me to pretend it was summer again. (Not that my last few posts have looked much like Fall - it's the backlog - it has indeed been chilly here.)

This white eyelet skirt that is quite old, hasn't been worn since 2010, and was hovering by the donate pile; but instead I attempted to revamp it by cutting off the old waistband and doing a shirred one instead. I'm not sure that even with the new look I've fallen back in love with it; but I'll at least hold on to it until next summer.

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The Rundown
Striped Shirt Gap
Eyelet Skirt Gap similar
Sandals Nine West
Color Block Clutch Zara similar
Anchor Belt ASOS
Necklace Macy's similar
Pave Link Bracelet c/o LydellNYC
Starfish Ring c/o LuShae Jewelry cheap, mid, expensive
Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Sunnies Ralph by Ralph Lauren c/o Sunglasses Shop



Closet Fashionista said...

I think it looks great! Definitely worth holding on to for another year :)
And yes, Friday's weather was loverly

Sacramento Amate said...

Always so lovely, dear Lydia.
Have a grand weekend.

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

That skirt is a keeper! It's so beautiful. Love the way you styled it. I understand what you're talking about. It's been in the 80's here. Have a great weekend!

Style Journey said...

I really like the skirt. It looks nice and breezy/cool for the hot summer days. Adding your striped shirt gives it the nautical feel. Heather

norma said...

Sweet & Fresh. The pop of Yellow goes perfect with your outfit.

Nikki | The Ginger Diaries said...

Aw, you make me miss summer :( The skirt is really pretty, so you should give it a few more chances before you give it away :) x

Amber said...

Dont think this outfit is gonna fly anymore (its freezing up in here)but you looked great in it.

Fashion Tales said...

It's so nice to wear old favourites. The skirt looks pretty with the stripes. Always love the colourful clutch as well. Have a lovely weekend. xx/Madison

Shea Sayers said...

I like the skirt revamp--very impressive you can do that! It looks great with the anchor belt and and stripes!

Ruby Girl said...

great look for those warm fall days!! xoxo linds {{www.rubygirlblog.com}}

Well... said...

So very cute! I just love the nautical striped top with that white skirt. :)

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Ali Hval said...

I know what you mean with those pieces that you just really want to make work--no matter what, you still find something "wrong" with it or it just doesn't seem right, yeah? But I do like how you transformed your skirt. :) And the nautical theme works so well it. Flaunt that sailor belt, girl!

Lorena said...

Every time you wear that belt, I want to have it.
I actually have a list written down in pencil by my computer at work of things that I need to search for and buy...

dotty said...

man, i am really going to miss summer this year! and i just to say that the tassel on your clutch is so AWESOME! have a great weekend, lady!

dash dot dotty

Mica said...

That skirt is beautiful! Definitely worth holding onto, it works well with the belt and you can just switch around the belts you wear it with :)


Janet Mandell said...

Love love this combo! THe pop of yellow with the stripes is perfect! Great look :)

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Laura Go said...

I sooooo like the shirred look!
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MOSAMUSE said...

cute outfit!



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Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love that bag, yay tassels!
Xo Megan

kcomekarolina said...

that looks fab!

xoxo from rome

TaraMixandMatch said...

That top is adorable...I love the way the buttons are :)

Mrs. J said...

I like it maybe to revamp it again you can make it into a dress by adding extra material. You could find a blouse that could be added to the seams too. Since the skirt is too pretty to be tossed next summer. Love the accessories you paired with it!! :)

Alex Elizabeth said...

This skirt is really really pretty, definitely a keep for at least one more summer.

It's 37 degrees here this morning. I can't even go outside right now.

Rebecca said...

What a lovely outfit to remember summer by...but this would also look great with tights & boots!!


chocolatefashioncoffee said...

amazing look! :) love the whole outfit :)


Shawna Walker said...

I love the skirt update! Very innovative!


Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

Beautiful and feminine skirt.

Clara Turbay said...

so great, love it.

Daniela said...

it's always a good idea to try to revamp something! It's been pretty cold here too.

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

wow, I love how you re-vamped the older skirt! Is this what they call an Indian Summer? Either way, nice to see you enjoying it before the cold actually sets in!

FashionCherry said...

Hey Lyddie!

Love the eyelet skirt and paired with the stripes...stunning!

Really enjoying your blog!

xx Tasha

Lyosha said...

I wish I had summer now! You outfit is lovely and so summery!

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Anna @ IHOD said...

That clutch is fantastic. Ties the outfit together perfectly:) Have a wonderful week!

Bhushavali - Indian Fashion n Travel Blogger! said...

Love your striped shirt with the pearl detail!
That envelope clutch. Send it to me please, lolz!!! Love it so much...
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