Keep it safe

Advances in technology make life easier, and I am always quick to embrace them. I remember my first experience with a card using RFID technology, it was in Boston in 2006 when they switched their public transportation system from tokens to card, and this new card was so amazing, I didn't even have to take it out of my wallet to use it.

The radio frequency chips used in that card which allow data to be transferred by proximity rather than direct contact can be found on nearly every credit card and bank card now, as well as any US passport issued in the last 6 years.

Unfortunately RFID chips allow tech savvy thieves to steal your identity, without ever laying a hand on your wallet.

In response to this new threat, designer Stewart/Stand developed a line of wallets made from woven stainless steel, which prevent the transfer of information. Originally a mens line, Stewart/Stand has recently branched out and started making sleek wallets and clutches for women as well.

Don't be deceived by the presence of metal, this wallet is soft and lightweight. It is also highly touchable. I love running my fingers over the textured stainless steel patten.

Stewart/Stand wallets are also eco-conscious, made with 85% post consumer recycled stainless steel.

An elegant pairing of stainless steel fabric and Italian leather, protection from identity theft never looked better. (And if you don't believe me, just check out the competition.) If leather isn't your thing, there are vegan options made with Italian nylon as well.

Stewart/Stand provided me with this wallet for the purpose of this post, my views and opinions are my own.

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The Rundown
Mint Wimbledon Dress c/o Tailor & Stylist
Sandals Enzo Angiolini Karezza
Color Block Clutch Gap similar
Zipper Wristlet Wallet c/o Stewart/Stand
Bling Earrings c/o JoJo Loves You
Necklace The Rad Market via Adored Life giveaway
Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Chain Bracelet c/o Ily Couture
Green Onyx Ring c/o RedEnvelope
Sunglasses Halston via Coco's similar
Nail Color Essie No Place Like Chrome

P.S. Today I am linking up with Sacramento of Mis Papelicos, Share in Style: Green.

45 comments

  1. What a cool wallet! I actually parked my car and paid using my debit card and someone copied my card information and kept making frivolous charges. It's crazy out there.

    Love your dress, so pretty and fun. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Oh whoa, that's so neat! It's strange how people can get information from a card just by using some kind of zappy technologic magic... nothing is impossible these days.

    I am so in love with that dress, Lyddie! The drop waist and pleats at the bottom are both so so cute. And that necklace is a dream, too! I would steal this outfit from you in an instant. <3

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  3. That is so cool!! The cool gray color is so gorgeous and I love the texture!
    And I love that clutch too, ha ha :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com

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  4. loveeee the wallet and the color of that dress on you is amazing!

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  5. Loooooovely! That dress is so cute, love the color and dropped waist, you look adorbs!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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  6. Love! Please check out my blog ! Maybe collaboration! www.loveolia.com

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  7. Yes! This is totally my style! I love everything about this! The colors are awesome!

    Chrissy
    The Perfect Palette

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  8. what extraordinary technology! i love that the wallet is fashionable too. great dual purpose! pretty dress lydia. love your necklace.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  9. That wallet is so pretty! You can't even tell that it is made of metal. So cool. Okay, on to the dress - LOVE it. You look beautiful. I also love your smile in these photos :) xo

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  10. I was wearing a dress in almost this exact colour two days ago! It is one of my favourites during the summer. I think this particular colour reminds one of sunny vacations somewhere with warm sand under the feet and fruity cocktails within reach. I like the fit of your dress, it suits you very well :)

    /Cindi

    http://cherriesandsunflowers.blogspot.com/

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  11. Beautiful turquoise dress and the necklace matches perfectly.

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  12. Beautiful dress!!! I'm so in love with your necklace!!!!!!;))

    www.plogstyle.com

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  13. Wow, you really inspire me. I just can't get enough of you and your blog. It's pretty amazing here, my dear! :) <3

    Best wishes,
    HOLYKATTA

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  14. This is a cool concept with all the crazy thieves out there these days. Super cute dress. I love you in green. Have a great weekend!

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  15. Mint dress fabulousness - its incredible how far thieves go these days--- it's a stylish wallet indeed.

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  16. You look stunning in mint! What a gorgeous drop waist dress!

    Blessings!
    Star
    http://www.beautyandbows.com/

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  17. such an amazing dress! :)





    http://chocolatefashioncoffee.blogspot.ro/

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  18. Wow! I had no idea that technology existed. Kind of scary...like Minority Report or 1984. Loving the dress and necklace together though. :)

    Lauren
    Style of One's Own

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  19. What a cool wallet ... and what a scary thought about the identity thieves ...

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  20. I'll always remember I learned of iPhone gloves for winter through you :)

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  21. Such a pretty dress! I have heard about Taylor & stylist a lot lately - such great pieces they have!Love ur nails and necklace too! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog

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  22. Beautiful dress, The color looks amazing on you.


    vickys-style.com

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  23. totally love the outfit the dress is fabulous

    i have just followed your blog via GFC
    follow mine if you like it <3
    xoxo
    style frontier

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  24. Oh you look so gorgeous in mint!

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  25. the wallet is a great idea! :)

    It's scary how easily our info can be stolen now. And incredibly inconvenient when it happens too! :(


    Away From Blue

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  26. Amazing pics!!! <3

    http://linde-lo.blogspot.com/

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  27. STEWART/STAND products are fantastic, aren't they? I have a beloved wallet, too :)

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  28. You are so pretty on this dress, and you have a Fantastic smile!
    Ciao
    Nicky

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  29. Such a summery colour - suits your colouring perfectly.

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  30. That wallet is super cute! And I love your outfit of course!

    Xo,

    Rachel Ashley

    http://fashionablyliving.com

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  31. That's a great idea for a wallet!

    Love love love your dress. And your joie de vivre in these photos!

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  32. Yes I have heard of these types of wallets. They did a story on one of the morning shows about them. I will have to look in to getting one. Love the outfit choice too!

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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  33. Beautiful green dress, we love it!!,
    We really like your blog, perhaps we couñd follow each other?
    Kisses

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  34. This color looks absolutely amazing on you. It brings out your pretty skin tone so well :)) Loving your outfits and your blog!
    xx
    Janicethitran.com
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  35. Perfect dress! Love the color and hem and everything else!

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  36. What an interesting concept! Here in Paris we have RFID cards for the metro but the card that contains your personal information is separate, without an RFID chip, so there is no identity theft concern. But when I get back to Vancouver, we are - finally - moving to a card system for transit that will present exactly the issue you've described. I'm glad to know that there is a company out there that's thinking ahead so proactively! And their wallets look lovely, too, which is a huge bonus :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  37. You wear this drop waist dress so well! And I've heard a lot about people using the RFID technology as a way to scan other people's cards. So a metal wallet would be a great accessory to stop this. Loved how you mixed technology with fashion here.

    Oh to Be a Muse
    Shop Layered Muse

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  38. This is such a cool product, but I'm mostly crushing on that dress. Looks fab on you.

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  39. Really cool wallet! It's crazy how easy it is to get people's information. That's why I'm not really a fan of those smartphones where you can just touch them and transfer videos or whatever.
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  40. What an ingenious and stylish idea! Your wallet also looks great with
    your dress.

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