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Tuesday, December 18, 2012


As these last few days before Christmas fly by and we enter the final days of December, it's hard not to think about the impending new year (NASA did indeed promise there would be one) and the chance to start fresh; decide how you can make positive changes in your life, both big and small.

In 2013 I want to:
Find a new job. I have no idea what I want to do.
Move somewhere new. I do not know where.
Get pedicures, as often as possible.
Clean out my closet, and organize my jewelry.
Have my style be classy, and classic.

What are your resolutions? Do you have any style resolutions? Because London Times would love for you to share them, and the person with the best resolution will win a $200 gift card!

If you'd like to participate in the contest, head over to the London Times Facebook page. The contest is open until December 31st, just be sure to get your entry in before the ball drops!

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The Rundown
Metallic Pleated Dress c/o London Times
Blazer Kohls similar
Fur Collar Thrifted
Shoes Adrienne Vittadini via TJMaxx
Sequin Clutch Halston similar
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade
Gold Ring TJMaxx
Earrings Aldo
Knot Necklace Thrifted similar
Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Pave Link Bracelet c/o LydellNYC


  1. Oh that clutch, that jacket, that skirt, everything! You are always dressed to the nine's and it's so awesome!

  2. I think you already dress classy! You are always pulled together.

    You have some good resolutions. I would like to get my house organized and enjoy my kids while they are still home. They grow up way too fast! Heather

  3. I love that dress and that awesome sparkly clutch! Sounds like 2013 will be a big year for you--new job and new city?! I think those are exciting goals! I'm also hoping to find a new (even if it's temporary) job in 2013.

  4. Those are some big resolutions - and I hope you pursue them all! I would love to get a job in my field in 2013...but I think that's out of my control. Unrelatedly, I love that fur collar added to the blazer - I need to try that with mine.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  5. Dang, those are some hefty resolutions! Can't wait to see how your 2013 turns out. Good luck!

    (PS: D.C. is a great city...)

  6. Great resolutions. I haven't thought of mine yet. Maybe so procrastinating should be one of them.


  7. First.. the dress: it rocks and looks like it can get you into any party!
    Oy resolutions.... i never make them.
    I feel it's putting too much pressure on.
    For example, for years I have been trying to restore a late 1800s home - every year I fail.
    Finishing my MBA in teaching :( I had to drop out because of my work travel.
    They kind of remind me of how I have failed each year....
    However I do like your resolutions and hope to see them come true!

  8. Love your dress and jacket Lyddie! Your goals are excellent and achievable! Good luck to you. I want more quality items in my closet. They definitely stand the test of time.

  9. You could move to Alabama by me. Chances are if you did that though, you wouldn't be able to wear lots of your pretty coats throughout the year. But d'aw, Lyddie, I am sure that one day we will be able to meet up! That would be so lovely. One day, I will travel the United States and make a special stop just for you! <3

    I love love the fur on your coat. I'm kinda obsessed with all things furry right now. This outfit is so elegant with all the gold and black, oh la la!

  10. Looks like you're well on your way to a perfectly polished classic look! I just adore this outfit - and that clutch!

  11. Those are major resolutions! I hope they all work out for you :)

  12. I love that dress so much! :D
    And my resolutions are to be more outgoing....and possibly move to the city to a nice place (not a sketchy place, haha)

  13. These resolutions sound great!

    Mine are:
    - Rebuild my photography business in our new town
    - Start my blog design business
    - Study graphic design courses
    - Blog every day for the whole summer
    - Organise my closet and jewelry
    - Decorate my house to make it a home
    - Practise yoga three times a week
    - Learn to drive in the US

  14. Well you are off to a great start with this gorgeous dress, clutch and coat m'dear. Sooooo pretty. I love this look. I suck at resolutions. Like really bad. I don't know that I will make any this year (assuming that NASA is right ;-) )

  15. Those are some great resolutions, especially moving somewhere new! Oregon is an excellent place to live. Just sayin' :)

  16. I love that dress and that gold ring is fab! I'm not sure about style resolutions, but I do think I have to set a budget and be better about sticking to it this next year.

  17. lovely outfit! love the black and gold dress!


  18. You're already super classy, and you always look great. That dress is terrific.

  19. Tnis black and gold dress is a stunner and you look absolutely fabulous in it :) The fur scarf gives it even more the more allure! :)

  20. Your dress and clutch are lovely. I also want my style to become classy and classic.

  21. well you are very stylish and classy, i don't usually make resolutions, the last one I made was 2 years ago when I told myself I would start making my bed every morning, I've gotten better at it. This year...probably loose the 5 lbs I've gained.

  22. you are looking for big change in 2013
    i adore the sequin clutch

  23. I love that you added the fur to the blazer, so chic!

  24. I try not to have specific resolutions every year since I sometimes have a tough time sticking to them...usually it goes it "be happy, healthy, laugh more". I also add the work out more often and travel more. I'm all for more pedicures..and when you clean out your closet keep me in mind!! haha! I already think your style is classy and classic...you add your own twist to it to make it "you"!!

  25. Wow, a new job and a new home all in the same year? 2013 is going to be very busy and exciting for you! Can't wait to watch it all unfold.

  26. I love your dress and fur collar! I usually make resolutions but this year, I think I'll pass on them. Instead, I will make a vision board of goals I'd like to accomplish by the end of 2013. I'll then put it up so I have the visual reminder all year.

  27. Loving all your accessories! Gold is my favorite for this season. Great goal for 2013!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  28. You're Beautiful!




  29. I'm still prondering my resolutions - you're way ahead of the game! And I think you've already achieved one, too, because this outfit {just like everything you wear} definitely qualifies as classic and classy. I love the touches of fur and gold. Very Jackie O :)

  30. Heh, my resolutions are the same as your first two, we're getting ready to move this spring and I'd love a new job. (Well, not really a new job, but I'd like to take my job to a new level and start working with training horses rather than teaching only riding lessons, I also need to improve the scoop of my knowledge. So much to do!) Resolutions are wonderful, it's always that tricky follow through that gets me.

    (Amnd um, if you're cleaning out that amazing jewelry box of yours, I'm sure there will be a line around the block. You have some amazing, gorgeous jewelry, it's a huge reason why I like your blog so much, you have such amazing pieces!)

  31. I love your list - especially those first two! And what a gorgeous dress :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  32. Twins :) Love the dress on you!!!! Also, amazing resolutions!


  33. I like these resolutions. And I like this dress!

  34. Really like that printed dress with the sequin clutch! :)

    Great resolutions too - I also need to clean out my closet!


  35. LOVE this dress!!! You styled it perfectly too.


  36. I love your sequined clutch!
    Great outfit :)

  37. Love this outfit! That is a spectacular coat!!!

    Rachel Ashley

  38. I love this outfit on you! That dress is gorgeous!

  39. Happy New Year babe! Still contemplating my resolution list on this side of the world :)


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