In the rain

I really don't like photos in the rain, however, it was wet photos, or no photos, so I ran out and fired these off as quickly as possible. Don't let the smile fool you!

But now I need to spend the rest of the weekend in Christmas mode - getting the wrapping and baking finished, finding a recipe for a festive punch to serve on Christmas Eve, and of course doing those last minute runs to the store!

If you are someone who was organized enough to have everything done so this weekend your chores include getting a manicure and watching a Christmas movie, I totally envy you.

For the rest of us - lets hope we can get it all done and have a merry Christmas!
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The Rundown
Striped Sequin Top The Limited similar
Aztec Cardigan c/o Dorothy Perkins
Leggings TJMaxx
Boots Migliorini via TJMaxx similar
Quilted Bag Thrifted similar
Bracelet Heidi Daus via The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Spike Bracelet Ebay similar
Hammered Ring Thrifted similar


  1. Those boots are amazing, Lydia.
    You always look so cool.

  2. Loving this look!
    And I am all ready for Christmas! Today my mom and I are preparing for a party at our house tonight iwth my cousins, and then we're doing it all over again Sunday/Monday for christmas eve, haha :) She already did all the baking though...
    (and no, I looove to cook, it's just annoying to cook at 8pm :p)

  3. I love the pops of gold with the gray/silver outfit. I always love that look... mixing cool with warm. Hope you are having an amazing holiday season!

    Megan from Chasing Davies

  4. Merry Christmas Lydia! I give YOU major kudos for the rain pictures. I tried my darndest to get things organized so I didn't have to do anything this weekend but . . . you know I will be doing the same thing as you are. LOL

  5. I love the subtle sequins (sorry about the rain though, that stinks). And have a great holiday weekend!

    Courtney ~

  6. Now that's commitment ! Pictures in the rain :)
    I am almost finished with everything I have to do for Christmas .... but i am sure something will come up at the last minute.
    Happy holidays and hope you can find a good recipe for the punch-

  7. Your pattern mixing is fabulous here - loving that cardigan and those boots are just beautiful!

    Pearls & Paws

  8. I love the gold accents and chain details throughout your whole outfit! So many play on textures. You look comfortable :)

  9. Those boots are incredible! Love the whole outfit. I hope you have an incredible christmas! I'm totally going into Christmas mode this weekend. Unfortunately I had to postpone a celebration with my family, but I'm counting down the days until I can see them.


  10. i love ur sweater

  11. This year I am the most disorganized I have been in several years. I really don't know what what happened. Well actually, I do. Being displaced has put me so far behind and contributed to a disastrous amount of extra expenses. I'm finally going out later today to finish the rest of my Christmas shopping. Usually it's all nearly finished by December... eek!

    Anyway, I'm very fond of this outfit. There's something about all the little details that makes is so luxe!

  12. I went from being in the most wonderful Christmas mood, checking things off my to-do list, to an absolute Grinch this afternoon. Shoveling out after the blizzard will do that to a person. Haha.

  13. Love this cardigan! Good luck with finishing Christmas stuff!

  14. I totally agree, photos on the rain are my least favorite, I always worry if my hair is going to frizz...I love that cardigan Lydia.

  15. I am the same - my hair gets wet and frizzy! Loving that cardigan, it looks so cosy on you x

  16. wow, adore the aztec with the sequins. SO pretty!!

  17. So dedicated you are, travelling out in the rain like that! I'm glad you managed to get some pictures. :) I'm liking that cardigan of yours yet again~ it looks so cozy for a dreary winter day.

    I'm sure you'll get it all done. You know, you could always watch a Christmas movie while you're baking and wrapping gifts. ;) It'd be kinda relaxing. Kinda.

  18. The sequins and aztec print are a fabulous combination...great styling, girl!

  19. Love your sequin top! :) I still have a few more Christmas things to do, although I messed up the cake I was making today so I might need to make another one haha!

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  21. I have to admit - I'm one of those people who has been all ready for Christmas for like a week :)

    I hate taking photos in the rain, too, but since I live in Oregon, about every other set of outfit photos this time of year happens in the rain!

  22. You're a fashion trooper! I love it.
    Great little cozy-chic outfit. Beautiful boots. Great TJmaxx find.

    - The Fashionable ESQ

  23. loving all the bling in your ensemble. TJMaxx always delivers; i love shopping there. you look amazing!

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  25. Hahah I know what you mean it has been raining here as well for the past three days. But I still like your photos!

  26. Super cute look..LOVE all that gold hardware.
    Hope you have the happiest of holidays!!

  27. Loving your boots!!

    Rachel Ashley

  28. Merry Christmas! Hope you will share some of your recipes, I love it when you do!