Savvy in my city

Summer. The days may be longer, but they always seem to fly by faster than any other time of the year. For me, summer is always about the dress - that perfect summer frock that is bright and fun which could go to brunch, or drinks, or even the office - and oh yes, needs to be affordable!

Fortunately London Times has a ton of stylish and versatile dresses aimed at the savvy shopper and they are launching their biggest giveaway yet, $1000 for your savviest summer ever!

Whether you are looking to beat the heat or to relish it, how do you enjoy the summer in your own city? Find out how bloggers across the US and Canada spend summers in their cities, and share your own way to stay savvy in your city.

In my city there are dozens of places to get your caffeine fix, but in the warmer months, no place could be better than Common Grounds. The coffee beans are roasted on the premises and their offerings are expansive - my summer favorite - an iced coconut latte. However, the best reason to go to Common Grounds in the summer is the patio hidden in the back, where you are away from the traffic and can sit at a table shaded by the tree it was built around.

After your coffee, you could walk across the street to do some shopping at Coco's on the Green (my favorite second hand shop) or head a few minutes down the road to the local beach, a place you've seen me frequent quite a bit in my outfit posts, and soak up some sun!

Enter the London Times Savvy Summer Sweepstakes now through June 29th at 11:59 pm est. Must be a resident of the US or Canada.

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The Rundown
Tie Dye Peplum Dress c/o London Times
Sandals Enzo Angiolini Karezza
Color Block Clutch Gap similar
Bling Earrings c/o JoJo Loves You
Neon Necklace Kohl's similar
Bee Bracelet Target
Neon Bracelet Vince Camuto via TJMaxx similar
Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Midi Ring Urban Outfitters
Hammered Metal Ring Thrifted similar
Sunglasses Ray-Ban Emma
iPhone Case Kate Spade
Nail Color Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow


  1. I love that dress! And yayyy for Common Grounds! :) They make quite tasty brownies if I recall ;)

  2. Wow! Love the dress, it's definitely an attention getter. The yellow looks great with it.

  3. Oooh, a neat little shady grove in the back? That sounds absolutely lovely! We don't have a neat little coffee place like that around here (that I have heard of... YET).

    I love your pretty purple dress, oh my goodness! That cinched in waist is el perfecto! And I especially love your yellow nails and is that a bumblebee bracelet? Oh geez, that is indeed a bumblebee bracelet. That is precious.

  4. Goodness, these yellow accents are so great! And your photos are especially lovely! Gorgeous lady!


  5. Love the dress and the accessories, super chic! I have yet to check out London Times.

  6. I LOVE the yellow accents in this Lydia! Absolutely gorgeous.

  7. twinsies..haha. We chose the same dress for the London Times collab! You look love love the yellow accents.
    happy week to you!

  8. OMG you accessorized this outfit PERFECTLY!!! Everything down to the nails! Love that London Times did this series! So fun seeing what everyone's up to this Summer & the dresses everyone styled!

    xo Jackie
    Living After Midnite

  9. Beautiful! Love the yellow with the dress.

  10. Ok seriously, this dress is just amazing. Love the peplum, love the tie dye, love everything about it. You look gorgeous!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  11. that's a super cute dress lydia and i love your sandals. have a great week!

  12. Love this dress!! You look so pretty. I'm trying to think of the fun things to do in my city. Hmmm. Well, can't think of much!! Ha ha!


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  13. I'm officially adding this peplum dress to my must-have list. I love the way you're wearing it with the pops of yellow. So fresh!

  14. I love the tie dye dress on you! Happy Monday!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  15. you look so chic! I love this dress! The yellow accents were the perfect choice!


  16. Hey Liddye! I hope you're enjoying the warm weather ;)
    P.s. pretty dress!

  17. I feel the same way about summer. The days are longer, which I love, but they still seem to go by so fast because summer is just so fun. Love your yellow accents with your dress.

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  18. What an amazing dress on you! I love the pops of yellow.

  19. The pops of yellow in this outfit are outstanding !
    What a great way to add even more color to this pretty dress.

  20. my fave coffee shop in grand rapids is called common grounds:)

  21. Looove the dress! The color looks amazing on you.


  22. ok fully obsessed how you added the pops of yellow. Would have never thought to do that. I always default pink but this is gorgeous. Love this dress on you, too! SO pretty.


  23. What a fabulous print and cut on that dress!! Love how you added the touchs of yellow perfection!

  24. That dress is so pretty on you, and I'm obsessed with the yellow accents!

  25. Beautiful dress, love their of neon too, so fun!

  26. I love everything about this dress...the peplum, the print, and especially the color :). Plus, yellow and purple are one of my favorite color pairings! You are rockin' this outfit girl!

    Veloria in velvet

  27. I love that dress on you! Yellow accents were definitely the way to go:-) I totally lusted after that dress too, but ended up choosing the tropical I'm thinking of snapping up this one too because of how great you look in it!

  28. Wonderful dress and such a pretty hint of neon yellow. I couldn't agree more about summer frock- dress is perfect.

    xoxo Ra

  29. you look amazing these colors are gorgeous on you I love the yellow polish!!!

  30. Hi pretty lady! I will make sure to enter the giveaway. How good does that dress look on you?!

  31. love that dress on you Xo, Megan,

  32. love that dress on you Xo, Megan,

  33. Great outfit dear, love that dress!!!!;)

  34. I love the yellow clutch you added to this outfit! It really pops :)
    Olive & Ivy

  35. I love how you paired the cobalt blue with yellow perfect together! I also may or may not have had to cheat on my June no shopping challenge to buy the Target bee bracelet after seeing you style it in a few posts! (Ssshh!) Looking great as always!

    Style of One's Own

  36. What a gorgeous dress! I love the way you made the purple really pop by adding yellow accessories - purple and yellow has always been one of my favourite colour combinations {not that you would know that since I don't think I've ever worn it!} For me, summer is all about easy style - I tend to reach for jeans and tees a lot more in the sumemr months than I do the rest of the year :)

  37. Love that bright printed dress on you with the yellow accessories, it looks amazing! :)

    Thank you so much for your kind words about Cooper too :)

    Away From Blue

  38. That dress is gorgeous on you, and that iced coffee looks ahhmazing :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  39. I love the purple shade in that dress. So pretty with your skin tone.

  40. I love the purple dress, and you are getting me in a yellow mood, ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  41. Um, this dress is extremely fabulous. I also love it with yellow. Usually I'm all about the grellow, but maybe I should start branching out to some other colors!

  42. I love this dress! the hints of yellow in your nails and accessories are the perfect touch.

  43. Ahhhh! I LOVE this dress! And your yellow accents are PERFECT!

    XOXO, Jenn
    The Stylish Housewife

  44. This dress is fabulous, I really love everything about it!

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