I miss yellow lines in my roads, some color on monochrome

My black and white challenge is nearing its end, and I am happy. It's not easy dressing without color!

Day Five
Black Satin - Black and white day 5

Fine, I'll admit it, I think these shorts are cute.
(Okay, still alive, the heavens didn't strike me down.) I still don't think I will start wearing them all the time, or favoring them over skirts and dresses, but I will no longer give them dirty looks when I see them sitting on store shelves.

The sandals are my sister's new pair, which I essentially told her I was borrowing via text message. She's had my filigree earrings for three days, so I think it balances out. It's not that I don't have a lot of sandals, just that I don't have a lot of black sandals, and absolutely no white sandals, and I can't help it that we just so happen to be the same shoe size!

payless ring

This is my payless ring that I got stuck on my finger. It did come off when it was cut free from the plastic packaging.

The Rundown
Shorts Made by Me - Top Macy's - Shoes Steve Madden - Ring Payless - Bracelet Avon

White pants make me feel preppy. Throw a white J. Crew cardigan around my waist or neck and send me off to the country club. Okay, maybe I'd need a polo shirt, but still, I have trouble shaking that vibe from white pants.

Day Six
White pants make me feel preppy - Black and white day 6

I wanted to wear my cherry pumps today so badly. They would have been perfect, and would have helped distract from any underlying preppyness. Next time. Definitely.

Cherry Pumps

Today I got my annual pedicure, which was wonderful as always. I kind of wish I would get them more, but I just never make it happen.

I also got a balloon, just for the sake of getting a balloon. To take some photos. Balloons are just fun to have around. And I couldn't help it, I needed some color:

If only I could float to the clouds

The Rundown
Top TJMaxx - Capris TJMaxx - Sandals Onex - Necklace Forever 21 - Bracelet Made by Me - Bag Thrifted

And I have a random questions "tag" from Adelaide Stayed to post

1.What shoe size are you?
Depends which foot, but usually I can get them both into an 8.

2.Where do you work?
In a windowless office

3.Favorite piece of clothing you own
Could a mother love one child more than another?
But I guess if the house was on fire I'd save my red pumps, since I spent six months searching for the perfect pair and I don't want to have to do it again.

4.Your favorite blog?
Again with this singling out business.

5.Do you have any pets?
The Wonderful Chloe of course!

6.How many siblings do you have?

7.If you could live anywhere where would it be?
I'd move to Italy in a heartbeat.

8.What were you doing before this?
Watching Sex and the City 2

9.Your favorite food?
I don't think I could live without chocolate or cheese.

10.Do you have a middle name?
Yes, Andrea.

11.Your favorite websites?
Everything under my firefox most visited tab is a different Flickr page.

12.Who do you tag?
La fille d'or
The Drawing Mannequin
the robins


  1. I love your day 6 outfit!! So cute =)... and I might buy a balloon tomorrow tehe, just because Im jealous...
    btw I know it says your bag is thrifted but I still want to know where! I WANT IT (ignore me, ive been bag envious lately)


  2. Gasp, a color picture! Lyddie, how could you ever---! Hahaha, I really like your white pants! You pull them off very well, cute cute. :D and those cherry shoes are adorable, can't wait to see what you do with them!

  3. You look fantastic! Great outfit and lovely pictures! x Robine

  4. yay for colour being back in ur life sooon!!!

    it was nice learning more about you. i NEED to go to italy asap

  5. Love these outfits- this was a great challenge!
    And that outfit would look amazing with those pumps!

  6. Lovely outfits, love them both! The ring and the striped top look great together (I'm very much into stripes this past few months:)), also special compliments on the shorts and the white pants, they're very cute as such and look great on you!

  7. I love that ring!! There are definitely worse things to have stuck to you. :)

  8. hehe I can imagine you with the ring stuck and that about borrowing your sister's new sandals! HA! was never so lucky, both my mom and sis have smaller feet so I could never fit into their shoes or clothes. You did a great job on the shorts! I didn't know you could sew. Now about the question most things I thrifted yesterday were under $4.00, I usually pay up to $2.99 for vintage slips at most,at estate sales they are usually 50 cents.

  9. Ah yes I'm a little ready for you to bring back the color too :) Borrowing my sister's shoes is one of the things I miss most about being roommates with her... sigh. At least she just lives down the street now!

  10. awww i'm definitely not getting sick of these gorgeous black and white shots. it's a nice change of pace from all the color. it makes your photos so much more elegant as well :)

  11. i like the picture of you holding the balloon. :)


  12. I like the last photo!:D Fun tag, btw.:D

    ...and everything girly under the sun!

  13. Wonderful outfits. Love the challenge... so interesting :)

  14. Nice Blog you got here



  15. Cute outfits!! I love the black and white. Those white pants are seriously cute. =)

  16. what a great idea! Yes, it's very difficult to be in black and white. At least for me! You did a great job!


  17. I definitely couldn't live without chocolate or cheese either. So, immediately after watching Sex and the City, you started blogging? Hehe

  18. This was such a fun challenge. Unfortunately, I have so much black in my wardrobe that this could be way, way too easy! You definitely did well with having that ring stuck to you!

  19. Great challenge...I love the ring and tee pattern...Kisses sweetie..You are so stylish!

  20. sweet blog! :)


  21. Love your top in that first picture and your ring is gorgeous!

  22. you are so gorgeous!

  23. magnifiques photos, très jolie