Bloggers day out

While it certainly does not seem like it, it was a whole year ago that I went on my very first blogger meetup, and having the most fun evening out in a long time.

Over the year I've meet with these girls again, met new ones, traveled to New York with some, gotten help with some shopping feats, and made some wonderful new friends.

This past weekend I once again got together with Amber, Bethany, Christine, Courtney and Megan for an afternoon-turned-evening of eating, shopping, and photo taking.

This was Courtney's last meetup with us as a Connecticut resident, as she is heading home to Canada at the end of the month; we will definitely miss her at our next outing!

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I love how well coordinated everyone is, and clearly completely on top of the trends. We are all wearing blue, there are three yellow belts among us, lots of prints (Jason Wu for Target on Amber and Meg), chiffon, gladiator sandals... the woman working at the restaurant we went to, La Petie France Café, complimented our impeccable style. I agree. We are pretty fabulous.

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I really enjoyed my lunch of a savory crepé and macarons... I need to find somewhere I can get good crepés around here (or I'll have to start driving to West Hartford more often...)


After lunch we headed out to do some shopping at Charming Charlie and Second Time Around, then we took some outfit photos (not nearly as many as I would have liked, haha, but I can spend an hour just taking my own some days...)

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 The Rundown
Wrap Top Second Time Around
Orange Maxi Skirt c/o Sheinside
Sandals Onex Nile
Turquoise Bag Charm & Luck Similar
Bracelets Kohls, TJ Maxx, Thrifted
Starfish Ring c/o LuShae Jewelry
Flower Earrings Thrifted
Nail Color (manni) Avon Orange Creamsicle
Nail Color (peddi) Essie Aruba Blue

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After Amber and Bethany headed out, the remaining four of us decided we weren't quite ready to call it a day and navigated our way to Nordstrom Rack and TJ Maxx. We all went home with something, and Meg basically made the score of a lifetime at Nordstrom Rack. (Lucky!)

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We headed out to dinner (finally had a little wine), and eventually had to say our good nights and good byes.
Pretty much the best way to spend a Satruday, I think.

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  1. How nice! Looks like you and girls had a great time! Love your outfit!

    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  2. I absolutely agree- you are one seriously stylish bunch of ladies! I cannot believe it's been one year since we first met up- such a fun day! :)

  3. Looks like it was a lovely day!


  4. Looks like a lovely day, and you all look very chic!

  5. It looks like a fun meetup. I like that top!

  6. Aww you're so lucky! Gotta love meeting cool people and then eating and shopping together!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  7. I'm so going to miss you gals!

    Courtney ~

  8. How cool! Love your pretty maxi Lydia!

  9. Stunning photographs you are your friends look absolutely gorgeous!

  10. Hanging out with bloggers and eating crepes sounds like a great day to me! And I love that pretty, bright look!

  11. I absolutely love blogger meet-ups. I haven't done nearly enough of them. Very few of them come to STL.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  12. you guys all look so great!!!

  13. Wow you look stunning with the wind blowing in that first pick. That maxi skirt had such a great color.

  14. This looks like so much fun...and I am totally in love with your top!

  15. we all did look pretty fabulous :)
    I hope you dont find a cafe near you that makes crepes so you'll have to come to West Hartford more often :)

  16. u looks amazing.;)

  17. Sounds like you guys had such a fun time! Love that wrap top...such great colors and pattern...looks fabulous on you!!

  18. I love that top you are wearing !
    and all the rest of the girls look amazing :)
    Everyone has their own style.
    Maybe i'll see you in September, I am heading up there for my brother's wedding.

  19. You guys look like you had so much fun. Great pics.

    Totes jealous of your awesome maxi skirt.

  20. guwaha, that's funny about the three yellow belts! Stylish ladies always be knowin' whats up in the fashion world. ;)

    This is a lovely set of photos. So green and vibrant! That skirt of yours is especially pretty and reminds me of the little mermaid's hair in a way, and I don't know why. But it does. Lovely lovely!

  21. Sounds like a fun day! And geez - you are one stylish group of ladies! I especially love your maxi skirt - the color is just fabulous.

  22. Looks like a fun day! Everyone is dressed beautifully :)

  23. how cool and how fun
    thanks for sharing

  24. You all look fabulous! The prints are fantastic!

  25. Every time I get together with bloggers, I notice a very distinct blogger trend. It's really weird because it looks like a lookbook come alive.

  26. looks like so much fun! love the outfit and those sandals are great!


  27. oh my goodness, so many amazing outfits. Obsessed. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec I'd love to hear your thoughts on my interview for College Lifestyles magazine. xo

  28. Lovely post, look like you girls had a great time, and you all look fantastic.

  29. This looks and sounds like SO MUCH FUN! You all look fabulous - and love your orange maxi :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  30. Loves like you all had fun! I love your outfit! After seeing your outfit, I've decided that what's missing in my wardrobe is a red maxi...might have to remedy that : )

  31. This looks like so much fun! What a great idea.

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  32. Bloggers day out sounds like a fun idea! :) Here in the Philippines, we have this event called Bloggers United where famous bloggers sell their clothes at a cheap price. :) It's a time for their followers/readers to meet them and interact with them as well. :)

    Of course, through blogging, some of us made our own set of friends. It's fun going out with them, busy tweeting and taking photos. :D

    From the looks of it, you guys also had fun! :)


  33. My what a bunch of stylish ladies!!
    -Britney of Lemonwood and Honey

  34. you look awesome and all the ladies as well! fab!
    so very much fun! I wish I could join you!

    Inside and Outside Blog

  35. You guys look great! Blogger meetups are so fun-- we've just decided to do them monthly in New York. We'll see how that works out...

    Hooray for yellow! I have tons of yellow things, but no belts. Oops?

  36. This is such a gorgeous compilation of photos. Pretty and chic! It was wonderful reading this post =)

  37. Lyddie, I haven't visited you in absolutely ages. I need to have this wrap top ... honestly I do. Its absolutely stunning.

    Your always look so fab gal.