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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Polished pearls

This is the outfit I wore to my Thanksgiving feast, which my Brother and his wife hosted at their house in Massachusetts. I ventured out into the freezing cold to check out the lake at the end of their street and snap some outfit photos before I was too full to move.

LydellNYC has a fabulous new holiday collection, and they were kind enough to share a few pieces with me. I decided on pearl baubles, but there are plenty of other gems; take a look if you have a chance. You don't have to be an accessory addict like me to appreciate how a statement earring can totally elevate a look!

Plus everything at LydellNYC is 40% off today!

P.S. I would also like to invite you all to participate in my Holiday Card exchange! I love buying cards but don't have too many people to send to, so I started the exchange a couple years ago and I just love it. If you would like to participate, simply send me an email [chiclyddie@gmail.com] with your mailing address, I'll reply with mine, and we will send each other cards!

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Gingham Dress c/o Eshakti 
Cardigan Down East Basics similar
Shoes Adrienne Vittadini via TJMaxx similar
Gold Belt Gap similar
Pearl Drop Earrings c/o LydellNYC
Jet and Pearl Cluster Bracelet c/o LydellNYC
Thin Gold Rings Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Nail Color Essie Bordeaux
Dog Chloe
Pearl Leash Fabuleash

Monday, October 28, 2013

Gingham agian

I was invited by eShakti to try one of their new fall styles, and perhaps predictably, decided on a brown and white gingham fit and flare dress.

As eShakti allows for complete customization of their entire product line, I was able to put in all my measurements to get a dress that should have been a perfect fit.

This is not my first time working with eShakti, this past spring I selected a different gingham fit and flare and found it was too tight in the chest. Learning from that, I increased that measurement by one inch. Unfortunately this dress is far too large in the waist.

It's possible I don't know how to properly take measurements, but I'm a little disappointed I've not been able to get a properly fitting dress. Especially since I really like this dress. It's adorable and the material is a soft cozy flannel and so perfect for fall.

Though I suppose given the extra girth of the dress, it will be perfect to wear on Thanksgiving.

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Gingham Dress c/o eShakti
Navy Blazer Gap similar
Shoes Seychelles similar
Bag Coach thrifted similar
Woven Leather Belt Thrifted similar
Tortoise Flower Necklace Ebay similar
Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses Ray-Ban Meteor c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color Avon Olive Green

Dress was provided by eShakti for the purpose of this post. My views and opinions are my own.

Friday, July 26, 2013

On my own

My wireless shutter remote for my camera hadn't been working very well all year. I felt like such an idiot, standing there pressing the button with no photo being taken, so for the past several months I've had family members helping me out and being my photographer most of the time.

It finally occurred to me that in the last three years, I've never replaced the battery in the remote. I ordered a new one, and of course, it's working perfectly now.

Only now I've gotten so accustomed to having a photographer, it's not as easy to be on my own again.

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White Shirt J.Crew thrifted
Her 50's Colorblock Skirt c/o eShakti
Cherry Pumps Oh...Deer similar
Bag Thrifted similar
Beaded Necklace J.Crew Factory
Chain Necklace Home d'jour consignment similar
Chain Bracelet c/o Ily Couture
Sunglasses c/o Hobie Harper

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Strawberry shortcake at my towns annual festival is amazing. I look forward to it every year, and being able to enjoy a fresh, local summer fruit is a great way to start the season.

I did actually plan to wear this dress specifically to coordinate with my shortcake - that is how much I love it.

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Gingham Dress c/o eShakti similar
Sandals Onex
Bag Thrifted similar
Panama Hat Gap similar
Bee Bracelet Target
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Ring The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Sunglasses Ray-Ban Meteor c/o TJMaxx

Monday, March 18, 2013

Green gingham

eShakti, the retro inspired, completely customizable, online fashion company, gave me the opportunity to style another piece, and this time I decided to take full advantage of their custom styling options.

I followed all the instructions and diagrams for taking the measurements, and even had someone help me. The measurements can only be done in whole numbers, so anytime I measured a half size, I rounded up. Based on their size chart, my waist would be a size 6 and my bust a size 10, so the custom sizing seemed essential.

I'm happy with the waist size and the length, but the bust is just a little too tight. I wore the same bra I had on when I took the measurements, since that can alter the size, but it's a bit of a squeeze, which is unfortunate.

Still, it's a great dress for the spring and summer, I love the bright green gingham and the pockets!

I wore this outfit on Saturday for another brunch with Christine, Meg and Tiffany. We went to Lena's Cafe in New Haven (which was delicious!) and after, decided to go to the beautiful Yale campus to take our photos. The architecture and grounds are just gorgeous, and we would have spent more time, had we not been so freezing!

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Gingham Dress c/o eShakti
Cardigan Old Navy
Shoes Adrienne Vittadini via TJMaxx
Marielle Satchel c/o Nicole Lee
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade similar
Ring c/o Poshlocket
Bracelet Belonged to my Grandma
Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Clover Necklace Belonged to my Great Aunt similar
Hoop Earrings Amazon
Nail Color China Glaze Rare and Radiant

eShakti provided me with this dress for the purpose of the review. My views and opinions are my own.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Fifties feel

eShakti is an internet based company who specializes in completely customizable garments, with a vintage feel.
Anything you see on the site is sort of a 'base model' because you can add or subtract sleeves, shorten or lengthen hemlines, change the collar, add pockets -- and they only charge $7.50, a price which can not be beat.

I chose the Her 50's Colorblock Skirt in the bright red and white, because I love a good striped skirt, and this will be so fun to style in the summer.

The cotton skirt is pleated and quite full. It has a hidden zipper and the waistband has a smocked back panel, so it's very comfortable to wear. The sizing was accurate, and any possible alterations are depicted in a little drawing so you can easily judge how the garment will look.

Because of the customizations, nothing stocked in a warehouse ready to ship - it is all made to order, and therefore the wait time is about two weeks. Even if you don't want any alterations, you still have to put in your height so that no matter what you choose, it will be the correct length for you.

As someone who is petite, and who pretty much has to hem everything, I can certainly appreciate this!

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White Button Down Loft similar
Mint Cardigan H&M similar
Her 50's Colorblock Skirt c/o eShakti
Pumps Seychelles similar
Bag Coach thrifted
Tights TJMaxx similar
Monogram Necklace Amazon similar
Watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova via Lucky Fabb
Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade
Sunglasses Vogue c/o Sunglasses Shop
Leopard Coat JCPenney similar, similar

eShakti provided me with this skirt for the purpose of the review. My views and opinions are my own.