The underdog

The Wallis blogger ambassador competition is ending soon, and I'm about 1000 votes behind from winning, so it would take a computer glitch or some kind of miracle to win at this point. Or maybe if everyone of you voted, and each convinced, say ten of your friends to vote...

It's okay; I know I don't have the most followers - but I have the best followers. I've gotten to know so many of you over the years through comments, emails and even in person. You are wonderful, supportive, kind, and helpful and you are all the reason that I continue to blog. Thank you all so much!

Turns out I may have jumped the gun a little with these shorts - but in my defense I was tricked! The thermometer outside my window read 70°! It was a lie. It was 60° at best, and windy. This was too cute to change out of though.

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The Rundown
Blazer c/o Wallis
Top Gap similar
Striped Shorts Old Navy similar
Silver Flats Cindy Says similar
Sequined Clutch Halston similar
Shine Necklace Ily Couture
Chain Bracelet c/o Ily Couture
Pave Link Bracelet c/o LydellNYC
Starfish Ring c/o LuShae Jewelry similar
Sunglasses Ray-Ban Emma
Nail Color Essie No Place Like Chrome

Have you entered to win a necklace from Belcho Jewelry?


  1. Aww and your readers think you are awesome! I LOVE those shorts!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  2. This is one of my favorite looks on you! You look great, and it's not quantity, it's quality. ;)

  3. I can't believe there's still snow on the ground here and you're rocking shorts (even if you were a bit chilly)! And you're right, definitely way too cute to change out of.

    Courtney ~

    P.S. I will ask my friends to vote!

  4. Quality over quantity. But you know that :)

    The weather this weekend, especially yesterday, was so tricky! Definitely was not prepared for the wind yesterday.

  5. Great that you can already wear summer clothes! Such a cute look.

    Lyddie, I agree, it is about the quality of our readers and I have made the same experience as you. Within a short time I've met the most interesting and gorgeous women like you!

    ...FB told me I can't vote twice within 24hrs ;-)

    Hugs from Germany,
    Lady of Style

  6. I have those same shorts! I love them on you and I love it with the red blazer, so cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  7. I wish my butt and thighs were skinny enough to be able to wear that pattern of stripes. So freaking jealous. Shorts weather is not my favorite time of the year.

  8. Such a cute look! I love the blazer!
    and yea, it was SO windy, it would have been nice if it wasn't for that

  9. You do nautical the best! This is a great look even though you got tricked by Mother Nature. Heather

  10. Love how you styled your shorts with the simple t and red blazer!! Woo hoo for shorts weather!!!

  11. Aw darn it! I tried to vote again, but I guess you can only do it once. :-( I don't have a lot of followers either, but I'm totally fine with it. I'm not really into the numbers game, ya know? I love this nautical look on you though Lydia. The shorts are great! I can't wait until we can wear them everyday without shame or chills!

  12. Oooh, red and jewels! So pretty. The cut of that blazer is lovely, and I love the shape of the collar/lapel?

    Aw, I'm sorry to hear you're so behind! I've been voting every time I see it pop up on my Facebook--like 7 times so far, I believe!
    I'm pretty sure you were one of the first people I met on this world of blogs, and surely one of the nicest and loveliest! <3

  13. Those shorts are adorable, and I LOVE them with the blazer! Maybe you can wear them again tomorrow...70s in CT...yay!

    The Other Side of Gray

  14. this chic and polished look! You look beautiful! It is great to see bloggers working with brands and bring the real world glamour to the market!! Win or lose, I am sure this must be a great experience for you! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style Delights Blog

  15. I'm always such a huge fan of the daytime bling. I have a favorite few necklaces that I love to layer. Always pulls it together for me!

    That Girl in Pearls

  16. I love this outfit Lydia. I've got to pin this on my Styles I Love Pinterest board. Red, white, stripes and ice. It's a super win! You look great.

  17. Love this blazer on you!
    Please stop by my site at when you have some time. I'm giving away a signature bracelet seen on celebrities by Henri Lou.


  18. love your look!!! I love navy style!!

    would u like to follow each other?
    let me know!

  19. You have a fabulous and fashionable blog...that is what you should focus on...those contests can be crazy and sometimes too ridiculously competitive. I will pop by and vote for ya tho!

    LOVE this look...the shorts are so chic and with the pop of red..just perfection.
    Hope you are well.

  20. I love the classic color palette and those shorts are great! Alas I won't be wearing any in the immediate future. Maybe during my summer travels....

  21. Jump the gun or not, you still look FAB. I have these shorts in green and I'm itching to wear them.

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  22. This combo of a blazer with shorts is too cute!! Hope you weren't too cold and I hope it warms up soon!


  23. voted! and i love the blazer and stripes Xo Megan,

  24. super cute shorts
    i was just in ON and saw nothing like those
    we have one "good" ON and one "bad" ON, i was in the bad one LOL

  25. Wishing you the best (voted. I love nautical inspired looks, and your shorts are adorable! At least I see the sun shining bright in your photosQ xx/Madison

  26. Yes those shorts are too cute - but i can feel you freezing !

  27. Love the blazer paired with the shorts...even if you were chilly!

  28. vote vote vote! you look amazing!!

  29. I always love your nautical inspired outfits. They're so New Englandy without looking too over the top:) I can't wait for those 70 degree days. Today was close!

  30. Ah ! This weather, I hate the in between season times because you never know how the weather is going to be, for us the morning will be at 40's and then by midday it's up in the 70's. You look cute though and I wouldn't have changed either.

  31. Hope this doesn't sound creepy but, you have the prettiest legs!!! This outfit is gorgeous! I'm currently inPR and it is HOT! This outfit would be perfect!

  32. that looks just like my LC for kohls Blazer!


  33. Voted girl, I really wish you win!!
    Those striped shorts are so much fun and love all your sparkly and shimmery accessories!
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

  34. I love stripes with a pop of colour. Adorable shoes also.

  35. I try to vote everyday, but it has to be at the same time, cos it tells me you have already voted, ahhhhhhhhhh
    then I forget.
    I am off to vote.
    I dislike this type of competitions because they will choose the ones contact rather than the best one, like you, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  36. Blogging is a little like high school, I think; if you don't have the most friends, you don't get voted prom queen, but if you have true friends, it doesn't matter. You had my vote for the Wallis contest, and I'll always think you deserved to walk away with the title, but at the end of the day, everyone who visits your space regularly knows just how fabulous you are :) After all, you are rocking shorts while there is snow on the ground, which is no easy feat! Oh, and possibly the best sparkly clutch ever. I seriously want to steal it ;)

  37. Love your stripe shorts and the mix of metallics with your clutch and shoes.

  38. Great look. Love the sriped shorts. Maybe you´ll win next time <3


  39. What a chic way to style shorts - I love this! And that necklace is so gorgeous~

    Pearls & Paws

  40. lovely accessories and chic outfit <3

  41. i love how you styled this blazer! and i absolutely love what you wrote (couldn't have said it any better myself) a very belated good luck on this contest -- so happy to be going up against a blog i love reading! :)

    xo Diana

    Dressed Up Alligators

  42. BTW you're the only one I voted for. You're the best no matter what. ;-)