Ever so fleeting

I love these photos. I took them Tuesday night and I raced to the beach like a mad woman to make sure I didn't miss the sun before it disappeared beyond the trees.

Then I went home and wrote up my Lucky FABB post and was so exhausted after that, that I didn't download these photos off the camera.

Last night I went out to take photos, got to the beach, set up the tripod and for some reason - I have no idea what possessed me - I pressed the menu button on the camera. Saw that I didn't format the card last night, so I decided to do it.

The moment I said, yes I'm sure, delete contents of card, I realized I hadn't taken off the photos.

I had a little panic attack, immediately packed everything back up and went home.
Called my Brother.
He told me most memory cards come with free card recovery software you can download, but there is a catch, you need a number off the packaging. Obviously I threw that away years ago.

Thankfully my father came to the rescue and produced a SanDisk package. Once I jumped through all their hoops, gave them all my personal information and promised my first born, I was able to recover my photos.

Thank God. I love this outfit, and I adore these photos. The sunlight is only in this spot for a short time late in the summer, and I love being able to capture it.

(By the way, I skipped my usual processing - these are practically SOOC)

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The Rundown
Chambray Tuxedo Shirt J.Crew
Paisley Pencil Skirt c/o JC Penney similar
Panama Hat Gap similar
Bag Thrifted
Sandals MRKT
Ring Thrifted
Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Turquoise Cuff TJ Maxx similar


  1. Oooh, I'm glad you recovered the photos because they're really awesome - I'm such a fan of that skirt.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  2. I did that many moons ago and lost some new years eves photos. I wish I had known they could be recovered!

    These are some fantastic shots!

  3. That sounds really traumatic trying to recover the photos. Glad you did though because the lighting is gorgeous!

  4. Wowza, these are gorgeous!!!! Thank goodness for recovery software! I almost had to use it once too, haha :)

  5. Wao, what a process! I'm so glad you got these photos back though because they are just stunning. Like you say, the lighting is just so perfect!


  6. They sure are beautiful pictures Lyddie! I love your outfit too =)

  7. You are so rocking this look love the fedora and the denim top gorgeous honey!

  8. amazing photos and totally worth all that effort! Loving the chambray shirt and printed skirt combo!
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

  9. I just love the back lit shots... so pretty and that skirt ... I just love it!!

  10. Obviously worthy he extra work you had to do to recover them. Very lovely!

  11. Yay! I'm so glad you were able to save these photos because they're really gorgeous, and you must be so relieved! :)

  12. I have had that happen before and it is the worst feeling! I had so many great photos on it and I started sweating wondering what I would have done if I actually deleted them!

  13. These photos are gorgeous, and definitely worth saving! I didn't even know that was possible, you learn something new every day :)

  14. I'm glad that you understand that these pictures are more important than your first born child. ;) BECAUSE THEY'RE TOTALLY GORGEOUS. Seriously, the lighting is so pretty and the highlights are gorgeous and the color is lovely. You're amazing, Lyddie! <3

    This reminds me of the Great Gatsby era for some reason. That hat and the garden of flowers behind you and the fact that you just look so cool and totally know you're cool, or something.

  15. Glad you were able to recover the photos, because they look really fantastic. I love the chambray shirt with the printed skirt:)

  16. you look so lovely as usual! i love the blue tones in your outfit! so chic!


  17. You look great in those photos - glad you were able to recover them (and good to know that's an option!)

  18. omg Lydia i am so in love with that skirt! i've been wanting to get something with that same print but I have yet to find something - heading over to JCPenney this afternoon! ahaha :)

  19. i love them too, they look like out of a magazine!

  20. I am in love with what you did with your hair here...thank goodness you were able to save the pictures!

  21. great photos and that skirt is adorable

  22. So happy you could save these photos!!! They really are exceptional...The second one is my favorite.
    The outfit is awesome.


  23. So glad you got your pics back - and thanks for sharing how.

    The light really is extraordinary. I love the little pleats on your shirt, too.

  24. So glad you got your photos back...that's the WORST feeling, thinkin you lost them! You look so cute in this outfit...love the hat! And YES - would love to do drinks or something soon :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  25. I'm glad you got your photos back. i like that skirt's print.

  26. Heart skipped a beat... glad you got the pictures back.
    I love this skirt everytime you wear it.
    When I was in VA i went into a JCPenney looking for that skirt. Did not find it but walked out with a bunch of stuff from them.

  27. oh wow, what a ride! these photos are so worth all the work you went through though, these are so gorgeous! the light is perfect, the background is beautiful, and you are looking fabulous as always! :D

    <3, Mimi
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  28. Great photos, the light is beautiful. I'm intrigued though, do you format your memory card every time you use it? And if so is there a reason for that? I don't think I've ever formatted mine and they work fine but of course different cameras might have diff. requirements...

  29. Effortless beauty! Chambray plus print works well together!


  30. The light in these is totally awesome. I've never tried to recover images from a memory card before, but I think I'm going to look into it in case I ever need it.

    It's getting to be that time in New York when it's dark at 6pm because all the buildings are so tall. So depressing :(

  31. Daaaaaang you went through a lot for these photos girl . . . but they are totally worth it. I looooove the lighting and the fedora, chambray top and pretty skirt? Worth it!