Gingham + Sequins

Sequined skirt is a sadly neglected member of my closet. Inspired by this pin, I thought I'd mix it up for a more casual look.

We went to brunch at Yolande's Bistro and Creperie in New Haven; I had to sample both a savory and a sweet crepe, so I tried a tasty mushroom and goat cheese crepe, as well as a dark chocolate and strawberry crepe!

The restaurant is adorable, decorated with bold colored walls and french movie posters in gold gilded frames.

I would definitely go back!

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The Rundown
Gingham Button Down J.Crew similar
Sequined Skirt Kohls similar
Trench Coat London Fog Thrifted similar
Studded Oxfords G by Guess similar, similar
Willis Bag Coach Thrifted
Mixed Pearl Necklace Thrifted similar
Pearl Bracelet Thrifted
Pave Link Bracelet c/o LydellNYC
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade similar
Sunglasses Ray-Ban Emma
Nail Color Essie No Place Like Chrome

Savory crepe
Savory Crepe


  1. Most intersting combination, Lydia, ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Must try.

  2. I would love a sequined skirt, but would be hard to justify owning one. I do like your mix of fancy and casual. Crepes are so good! Heather

  3. LOVE this! Woohoo for purple, and sequins and fun!
    Haha, I assume it would have been in my first year of blogging...I'll have to look back next time I'm bored ;)

  4. Gingham and sequins? Genius. I adore this!!! Thanks for linking up.

  5. I love how you've dressed down the sequins - I think it's totally working!

    Courtney ~

  6. OMG I want to steal this outfit. This looks great Lydia! And the crepes sound yumm-o and the restaurant adorable!

  7. It looks great Lydia! Also loving that khaki with the navy gingham. It's so pretty! I love crepes.

  8. YUM - crepes sound amazing! And that skirt is pretty amazing too - love it :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  9. you look simply amazing! love how you combined everything so perfectly! :)

  10. Such a great look that never would have occurred to me! I really like how the trench brings it all together too!

  11. I love the sequins and gingham! I was on the lookout for a sequin skirt for awhile and kinda forgot about it. Also, I love crepes! I'm sad I don't live in CT to try out this restaurant!

    Jeans and a Teacup

  12. that crepe looks delicious! love your trench:)
    kisses from Milano

  13. Sequins and crepes. Two of my greatest loves in life! Loved that you tried both savory and sweet. Goat cheese and mushroom is one of my faves.


  14. I'm pretty sure we'd be foodie best friends, Lyddie. Mushroom and goat cheese? Dark chocolate? Yes please! And the place itself sounds lovely.

    I'm loving the sequins with your gingham shirt. You find the best combinations, and I don't know how the hell you made that work. It just shouldn't work. But it does here. You're a wizard, Lyddie.

  15. I love how the gingham tones down the sequins for day wear!!

  16. This mix is SO FUN! That skirt is gorgeous - I want!

    Pearls & Paws

  17. I love sequins, but have so few! Must remedy.

    I also love brunch, and crepes. And I am hungry right now. I wonder if there's a crepe place around here that delivers... danger!

  18. Adore this mix, it's so unexpected and works so fabulous on you! I'm in love with your skirt!

    Cee. ♥

  19. That skirt is AMAZING! You look like a party!

  20. 1. Happy Birthday fellow April baby!!
    2. LOVE how you paired the sequins with gingham! I want a sequin skirt so bad!!

  21. For the most part, the French don't really understand breakfast foods - they eat bread, butter and coffee and that's about it. But crepes. They have the market cornered on crepes. Living here, I've actually come to appreciate savoury ones even more than sweet. My favourite combination is goat cheese, walnut and honey - but goat cheese and mushroom sounds fabulous, too! Especially followed by dark chocolate and strawberry :) And I'm loving the way your dressed down your sequin skirt; I've been on the hunt for a gingham shirt for a while now and seeing yours only reinforces how much I want one. You look fabulous!

  22. Gorgeous outfit. I love how you paired the necklace with the gingham top. I love your layering.

    I would love for you to stop by my blog and enter my latest giveaway. I will be picking 3 winners.

  23. I am a big fan of the trench!
    It will always be a must-have to me :)


  24. I love how you're wearing this sequin skirt as a part of a casual outfit! You look so pretty. Have a great weekend!

    xo, Yi-chia

    Always Maylee

  25. You pretty much nailed the inspired by look from the pin, specially the top part - and then gave it your own special twist with the skirt.
    Oh i haven`t had a crepe in a while.

  26. perfect look!! the layering of textures and pattern, so cute!

    xoxo linds
    my style blog :: Ruby Girl