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Monday, December 10, 2012


Bloggers are enablers.
Whenever we meetup we go shopping, as is our nature. Of course we stick to affordable places like TJMaxx, Target, Marshalls, and secondhand shops like Coco's, but we are a bunch with trouble saying no and a belief that there is no such thing as 'too many'.

Amber escaped before the shopping marathon began, but at Coco's on the Green Meg found a velvet blazer, Christine scored at Kate Spade wallet, Tiffany got a necklace and I was talked into a navy velvet blazer. This will be my third velvet blazer, but the cut is so much more flattering...

Later I goaded Tiffany into adding a new pair of ballett flats to her closet, dispite her protests that she has too many, and I eventually caved to a quilted leather vest, which will at least be a unique member of my vest collection.

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The Rundown
Sequined Blazer Kohls similar $, similar $$
Peplum Top c/o Dorothy Perkins
Jeans Max Studio via TJMaxx
Shoes Seychelles Checks in the Mail similar
Bag Coach Thrifted
Earrings Market in Italy similar
Hammered Ring Thrifted similar 
Pave Link Bracelet c/o LydellNYC
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade
Neon Bracelet Vince Camuto via TJMaxx 

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Jessica Mattioli said...

You look so pretty! beautiful photos!!
Would you like to follow each other? Let me know!

The Fashion Heels

christine said...

well I think we are all good at justifying a great find!! haha The leather vest was definitely a keeper....and the velvet blazer...and the mirror..yea, you're right I'm an enabler LMAO! So great to see you and the pictures came out great...watch out Rockettes LOL!

Tashia said...

I LOVE your tstrap shoes and sequinned blazer. This is a great festive but casual outfit :)Sometimes it's fun to bring along the friends that talk you into buying things.

Shea Sayers said...

That last pic is adorable!! I agree, we really are enablers :) I can't wait to see your blazer and vest!

Courtney Erin said...

Damn, I miss you guys! And I love your sequin blazer - so cute.

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Tiffany Auerbach said...

love how the pictures came out! and yes, we are all enablers - but how can one resist a good find?!?! loved meeting all of you girls, i had so much fun!

Krystal said...

amazing blazer!! i'm a huge enabler too, haha...funny post :)

Style Journey said...

So much fun! That last photo is great :)

Alyssa said...

This looks like so much fun! I found this post enabling in that I am going to order that peplum top RIGHT. NOW!


Fleur de Lyss

Ali Hval said...

When things look cute on other people, you just gotta let them know! A shopping blogging meetup sounds like so much fun, though, and I'm looking forward to seeing that quilted vest of yours!

Also--you haven't gotten your tree up yet? Cookie baking I can understand, but girl, it is December 10. GET THAT TREE UP. ;)

I really like your sequin blaazer. It's sparkly and pretty like you.

Brittany Landers said...

Love how you have found a community of lady bloggers to meet up with! I would love something like that in our area.

-Brittany of @suburbchicblog

Frannie Pantz said...

Oh how jealous I am that I don't live near more bloggers, but you're right, my checking account probably likes it better that way. I love these photos Lydia! They are so pretty and I am IN LOVE with your peplum top and sequined blazer!

Lorena said...

Oh i love that last picture AND the blazer you are wearing.
I do think bloggers are enablers and even if not physically present can drive you to wanting something so bad you become an on line hunter :)

Eli said...

I agree with you! I watch out at blogger events because you get so caught up in the fawning over things you leave with stuff you didn't mean to buy :)

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

OMG! You gals look totally gorgeous!!! I do have a great weakness for sequins and your blazer is to die for!!! I want it!!! :)
Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting dear. I'd love it if you'd follow too, if you like! :)


Aww, what a darling photo of you ladies! haha, yes to enablers, and great blogging pals. I love your heels! xx

Alissa said...

Oh my gosh what an adorable and stylish group of ladies! I have yet to attend a blogger event but this looks like it would be a ton of fun!

Lynne DeVenny said...

So much fun and so enabling, I mean, empowering! Some of my blogger besties even enable from afar. We're like the opposite of online anti-smoking counselors, "should I buy these shoes?" "Yes!" "how 'bout these?" "OMG, you can't live without 'em!" to infinity...lol.

Juneli said...

Seems like you all had so much fun! Love the sparkly jacket on you, Lydia!
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

Federica said...

nice pictures :)

Love ur jacket!


Olivia Moone said...

Such cute pictures. Love them all. Super cute.


Nnenna said...

I am dying over your sequined blazer- I love it! As always, you ladies look fabulous :)

Samantha said...

Y'all are absolutely ADORABLE!!!! LOVE the last picture!! And that sequin blazer you're wearing is divine! I think that your enabling friends would be too dangerous for my wallet!! :):):)

xo, sam
**Style of Sam**

P.S. Chevy has missed out on a great blogger opportunity to with you. I'm sorry you didn't get any love - YOU definitely deserve it!

Closet Fashionista said...

But enabling is so much fun! ;) This was definitely a good meetup, as usual :D

~Jeimy~ said...

awww how awesome love each and everyone of the outfits the girls are wearing and your sequin cardigan to die for!

chocolatefashioncoffee said...

amazing look :)


Annie said...

I'm so sad I missed this! You all look fabulous and I love that you now have 3 velvet blazers :) Love the sequin blazer too...I just got one and can't wait to wear it!

The Other Side of Gray

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

We can't help ourselves. Haha! Love the sequins!

Milex said...


Amber said...

well my bank account is thanking me for skipping out early but next time I am totally going shopping with you ladies

Courtney Starr said...

TOO cute!


Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

What a cute group! I love your sequined blazer and yes bloggers are such enablers aren't they (guilty of it as well!)

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

we're such enablers! love your blazer
Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Jill said...

Oh you guys are adorable! So much fun! I only have one blogger pal! :(

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

I love the post - you all look so happy and stylish.


I can't believe that sequinblazer is from Kohls, it's gorgeous! I need to take a trip down to the States. Anyway, great blog, would you like to follow each other?


Mica said...

Such fun pictures! Looks like a great day!

Really like your sequin blazer :)


TaraMixandMatch said...

Your sequin blazer is amazing!

hannah said...

You look amazing. I die for that blazer. 'Nuff said.

Gray Skies said...

It's probably good that all my girlfriends in the area aren't big shoppers, otherwise I would buy way more than I already do!

All of you look fantastic, but your awesome sequined blazer really steals the show! Can't believe it's from Kohl's!

Alex Elizabeth said...

The sequin blazer you're wearing is pretty awesome, too! I need more blogger meetups in my life.

Whitney James said...

Everyone looks great! Looks like fun!


Anne said...

I meant to comment on this earlier this week, but it's just been that kind of week.

I love that you bought the sequin blazer! I thought it was so cute when it came across my Instagram feed. And I really love seeing it worn in a more casual setting! I think I shy away from buying pieces like that because they feel like I'd just wear them for some formal event, then never again, but it's cool to see that you can make it a little more versatile.