Lunch Date

Not having a job to get dressed for has made it quite easy for me to slip into a habit of denim and weekend wear seven days a week.

Having a lunch date at a french restaurant in New Haven is enough of a reason to swap the jeans for a curve hugging black skirt. Who cares if every other patron in the restaurant was in denim? It's a great way to start the week.

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The Rundown
Pale Pink Sweater Banana Republic thrifted similar
Black Tulip Skirt Gap similar
Leopard Fur Coat JCP similar
Studded Booties Guess via TJMaxx similar $$, similar $
Willis Bag Vintage Coach thrifted
Rhinestone Necklace Frippery Vintage
Tennis Bracelet c/o Anjolee
Mini Punk Princess Bracelet CC Skye c/o Linger Rose
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Nail Color "Lion Around" Essie

43 comments

  1. OBSESSED!! You look gorgeous lady; that tulip skirt and pale pink is everything on you. Great inspiration!

    alyson
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  2. Such a pretty look, I always enjoy that skirt! Yay for lunch dates! :)
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  3. What a perfectly elegant lunch outfit!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  4. You look like a million bucks Lydia! I love that skirt. It has a tulip design. Great sweater! You looked pretty!

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  5. What a stunning outfit, love everything about your blog.. You look amazing.Would be happy to welcome you also on my blog :) much love and keep n touch! :)))
    Thanks
    Richa
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  6. Love this wrap skirt, you look gorgeous.

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  7. Ooo, love the shape of that skirt and it looks so pretty with your pink sweater! A lunch date at a French restaurant sounds like a very nice way to spend an afternoon :)

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  8. It is fun to get dressed up and a lunch date is the perfect reason! You look so sophisticated in this!

    -Sharon
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  9. You look amazing! This is such a great look on you, so classic and chic!

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  10. Hi HOTTIE! I am totally whistling at you across the internet. The shape of that skirt is freaking AWESOME on you!

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  11. You are so chic, girlie. I love that skirt. Best of luck as you continue job hunting. It'll happen!

    Melanie | UnraveledThreads

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  12. Agreed! You look GREAT in this look Lydia! I am sure it is nice to break out of the denim once in a while. I have tried to stay out of my maternity slump I've been in. I REALLY miss my skirts. And my waist. This pale pink looks great with the leopard coat!

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  13. Woop woop! Bonus points to you for dressing up. I love the combo of that dusty pink and the black skirt. You are lookin' like a babe here, lady! I'm joining Alissa and whistling at you through the internet (in a respectful way, of course). GIRL THAT IS YOUR COLOR!

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  14. Love that shade of your pink sweater and the skirt is amazing. Kisses, sweetie.

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  15. You're absolutely right - it is so easy to slip into a daily denim (or worse, pajamas) routine when you're not going to an office on a daily basis. Good for you for getting dressed up just because! And you really did knock it out of the park with this outfit, I love the combination of feminine, romantic pieces from your sweater, skirt and necklace with the edginess of studded booties and a leopard coat.
    xox,
    Cee

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  16. This is the perfect outfit for a lunch date! Sometimes, it's so necessary to bust out the curve hugging skirt rather than jeans.

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  17. I love this sophisticated and chic look. That skirt is super cute.

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  18. The tulip skirt adds a great fun factor (along with that fab coat)! This outfit is so flattering on you - really shows off your great figure!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  19. Very Pretty!
    Well i think that is the best part: not looking like everyone else :)
    Bet you got a lot of stares.

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  20. So soft and pretty. Maybe the other patrons were looking at you thinking, "now there's some important and chic lady on a lunch break"

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  21. Nice, Nice outfit, i love your skirt.
    Pretty look.

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  22. Oh that's such a chic look, Lyddie! I am sure you made a great impression at the restaurant :-)

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  23. That pink and black combo is just too pretty! Such a great transitional outfit, and I'm sure you turned a lot of heads looking that fabulous :)

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  24. you look fabulous! I love the classic look with the pop of leopard!
    xo Jessica
    www.NewlyLoved.com

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  25. There's always reason to dress up. You prove it in this post just lovely. I work a lot from home and it's easy slip in casual looks. But it's always much more fun to dress up even casual jeans.

    xoxo Ra

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  26. You look great and ready for the world. Not going out to work can alter how you get dressed. I have been out of the work force for three years now and live in denim.

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  27. very chic and gorgeous
    you know what they say...
    better to be overdressed than underdressed!
    Brett

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  28. Love, love this look! So chic and timeless! And yay for finding reasons to break from the winter denim rut, finally. :)

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  29. You look gorgeous, I love the glam pale pink & black combo!

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  30. Stunning, as always! & Well styled from head to toe!

    <3 Carsla
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  31. I am really into blush pink right now, and it looks great on you! And that bag is fabulous!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  32. Yay! Another frugal fashionista! Love the pink on you...it really seems to be the color of the season :)

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  33. I love dressing up for lunch dates and I have to say that coat is fab girlie!!

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  34. You look amazing (as usual)! I especially love that skirt--it's so unique and is the perfect length! xx

    <(`) Hoda || JooJoo Azad ~ Free Bird

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  35. Oh I love that skirt on you, gorgeous!

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  36. Love this look! <3
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    Besitos desde Italia,
    Eleonora
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  37. i'm crushing hard on the beautiful vintage coach!
    xo jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

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  38. WOW you look Gorgeous, Lydia. Definitely one of your best Outfits this Spring. =)

    I agree a great way to start the day and week, even if it is just a lunch. I too dressed up for a lunch date with my husband recently (that is the current outfit on the blog, from yesterday). I love that skirt and the color of your sweater. Pretty, dainty bracelets and your makeup looks flawless. Gotta give this a try with my Tulip Skirt from Bebe. =)

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  39. Love the pairing of the skirt with those booties and leopard coat. Great picks

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