Formal Fall

"I know that I am good enough to have the life I want."

Today may be the first day of fall, but the forecast for the weekend says we are going to have just a little bit more summer, and I'm perfectly okay with that. Still, I know that I've got weddings and showers coming up this season, so when I was at Clinton Crossing on Sunday and came across this navy lace sheath dress, I decided I just could not leave without it! Plus when it's 40% off, and then an additional 40% off, how do you pass up that deal?

Because this dress is navy lace over a black lining, it easily solves the black/navy dilemma, and looks quite lovely with other prints and textures as well. If you caught my previous post you might have spied this dress with the tweed blazer, and that simple addition would make this dress work for the office as well. This dress also comes in an equally lovely and fall appropriate bordeaux shade, and has a really pretty back keyhole detail. Naturally I forgot to get a photo of it, but next time! Hopefully this dress will serve me very well this fall.

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Two Tone Lace Sheath Dress Banana Republic Factory
Black Pumps "Natalie" Naturalizer
Leopard Clutch Clare Vc/o Shopbop
Grey Tassel Earrings Pearls and Plaid
Mini Punk Princess Bracelet CC Skye similar
Diamond Chip Ring c/o Crown Jewelry
Pearl and Pave Ring Forever 21 similar




Linking up with Jeans and a Teacup's Flasback Friday (One Year Ago Today)

'Fall For All Of It' at Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets

Thanks to Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets for sponsoring this post!

This past weekend Meg and I attended the "Fall For All Of It" fall preview event at Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets, where we partook in a fall trend scavenger hunt, seeking out styles for both women and men that are going to be huge this year.

Before the shopping began, we made a stop at the Lindt Chocolate shop for one of their signature truffle beverages. The truffles are melted into steamed milk, and either served that way as hot chocolate, or combined with coffee. So yummy!

Next we headed over to the Timberland for their Tiltson try-on event. The booties were really cute and surprisingly comfortable! The thick soles would make them great for the colder weather as well. While we were there I spied one of the first items on our scavenger hunt - a pair of suede moccasins - and our hunt was on. Keep scrolling to see all the trends and the fabulous pieces we found at Clinton Crossing!

It's always great that when shopping the outlets, there are always so many chances for amazing savings. With their new digital savings passport, VIP members can easily access all the current offers from their phones - it's as easy as going to premiumoutlets.com/vip!

Needless to say we had a great afternoon and I did not leave empty handed either. After, we were treated to a lovely meal at Chow, which was right down the road and so delish!

  Clinton Crossing Fall Preview  


This post is sponsored by Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets. As always, my views and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands who support Chic on the Cheap!

Sleeveless Sweater Weather

"I allow myself to accept and enjoy all that is good and positive in my life."

Later this week we will be marking the first day of fall, but I'm enjoying our little heatwave at the moment - it feels good to have the windows open and the fan on. I'm not always sure where pieces like sleeveless sweaters really fit into my wardrobe, but hopefully I'll find some great ways to layer it up as the days grow colder.

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Ribbed Knit Sleeveless Sweater Banana Republic Factory
Denim Pencil Skirt Banana Republic similar
Black Slides c/o Soak
Tilly Tote Matine
Mini Punk Princess Bracelet CC Skye similar
Filmore Earrings Rudiment via Rocksbox
Chandler Ring Ava Rose via Rocksbox
(Use code lydiaxoxo for a free month of Rocksbox!)






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Blurring the Seasons

"I have the courage to make positive changes in my life."

Pastels, florals, a straw bag, a wool fedora... what season is it anyway? 

I was listening to a Hidden Brain podcast about making decisions recently, and one of the things which stuck in my head was that the hardest part of making a decision is making it. Once you've made an irrevocable decision, your brain will do everything in it's power to convince you that you've chosen correctly, and that your current outcome is the best. I hope that is right, though I suppose if it isn't, the next episode in my queue is about regrets

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Serendipity Blue Floral Top c/o Bella Ella Boutique
Raw Hem Jeans Max Studio similar
Scalloped Mules Marc Fisher via Poshmark
Round Rattan Bag Etsy
Wide Brim Fedora Goorin Bros. via ebay
Gold Hammered Pendant Avon similar
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Bee Ring Kohl's similar
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx




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Tomboy

"I am open to all opportunities for positive change today."

I often wager that my closet would be a lot smaller if not for other bloggers. This outfit is quite literally a combination of Meg, Jessica, and Jessica. So thanks ladies!

It officially feels like denim weather here. The days are still pretty warm, but without the sun it's just so chilly! The perfect time of year for cropped jeans, so hopefully I'll get a lot of wear from this new pair while the weather cooperates.

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White Silk Button Down J.Crew similar
Jeans "Tomboy" M.I.H. via The Outnet
Mules Madewell similar
Vintage Japanese Bamboo Bag via eBay similar vintage, only $60!
Silk Scarf Loft
Gold Hoop Earrings Amazon
Gold Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Diamond Chip Ring c/o Crown Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx




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