A message to all whom are anxious for fall

Don't rush fall. It will be here soon enough. Remember, it's summer right now. Beautiful, glorious summer. Walks in the evening. Ice cream every night. Beach days. Sundresses. Brunch al fresco.

Do you really want to trade it all away so quickly?

Autumn is a brief prelude to what will be a long, annoying, cold winter. In fact, there are rarely any good fall days at all. Either it's hot enough to feel like summer, it's cold enough to feel like winter, or its raining.

I understand why you want fall. You want those crisp days where it's cold enough to layer a shirt, a sweater and a blazer, but still warm enough to not have tights on. You dream of looking like you walked out of a J.Crew catalog, and you believe it needs to be fall in order to achieve this.

But it's just a dream.

Please, try and enjoy the rest of the summer. We've only got three more weeks.

The Rundown
Ruffled Blouse Gap similar
Navy Skirt Gap similar
Shoes Seychelles similar
Clutch London Fog via TJMaxx similar
Gold Hoops Amazon
Turquoise Bracelet Thrifted similar
Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Hammered Metal Ring Thrifted similar
Sunglasses Ray-Ban Meteor c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color OPI Modern Girl
Dog Chloe
Pearl Leash Fabuleash

P.S. Chic on the Cheap now has a Facebook Page!
I'm hoping it will be a space to discuss fabulous things I must have at once, and great sales; not just "Here is what is on the blog today." Hope you like it!


  1. i agree with you. Don't rush. Enjoy every single days left of summer season! By the way, that's a cute clutch. :)

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  2. I always love that clutch, it's so cool! :D
    And haha, that's so funny that she wore a similar look! Too bad I don't have a leather vest ;)

  3. I'm conflicted about summer and fall... while I much prefer fall fashion, I'm beginning to wonder if the clothes are more fun simply because something has to make up for the miserable weather we'll be suffering with. Cool days already seem to have reached all of the places I'm travelling through, so I sadly don't have much choice but to put on my fall clothes and embrace it... I'm glad I can live the last days of summer vicariously through bloggers. And I love your clutch! So fun.

  4. So eyecatching.....the SHOES & the PURSE!!!


  5. Summer is my favorite season because of the hot weather that always me to wear more than pants. I refuse to be cold so during the 3 other season, I wear just pants.

  6. I love Fall fashion but I'm with you...I don't like that it brings gross winter.

  7. Super cute clutch! You're right Fall is so short and we'll be looking for warm temps as soon as those temps start to fall! There's just something about Fall fashion that gets me all the time! :)

  8. Wise words my friend, summer is still around and we should get the most out of it. Working for a magazine does make me think a bit ahead, but when it comes to my looks on the blog, I'm still about making summer last the longest, specially cause it feels pretty much like summer down here up until October! About your outfit, I adore that clutch, is so unique! Hope you're enjoying the long weekend sweetie!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  9. So true - hold onto summer dear!

    I'll definitely be liking your page and add your page as a favorite of my page too!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  11. Haha, I'm totally one who is ready for fall. I had a wonderful summer and now ready to transition into fall. But, I guess if I lived near the beach I would think differently. I love your clutch bag. :) /Madison

  12. I love Summer and since I live in South Fla. I get to enjoy it more than many. So, enjoy the breeze flowing thru your maxis and ice cream in the eve.

  13. I liked your Facebook page Lydia, be sure to like man. Congrats! I'm trying to get all of Summer in. HAHAHA I've been shopping for Fall, but that's about it. Love that clutch!


  14. While I admire your spirited defense of summer, winter is my favorite season after fall so, for me (and yes, I understand I am in the minority on this!) fall has no downside - it just flows from one amazing season to the next!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  15. Beautiful look, I'm in love with your clutch!!!


  16. Haha...Ok, I'm guilty of wanting it to be fall. But in California it doesn't really get cold so it's not that big of a deal. I'm just starting to get sick of my summer clothes and want it to be cool enough to layer. But yeah, I wouldn't be looking forward to the cold if I was still in Pennsylvania!
    I liked your fb page!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  17. The bag and shoes are so classic and stylish!

    blue hue wonderland

  18. In many ways we are lucky autumn does tend to last through September, October and November here.
    Enjoy your summer.

  19. REally like this combo Lyddie. :)

  20. Preach it! Not to mention that they are already predicting that this winter will be one of the worst yet!

  21. Nice look... I love your accessories!!!!

  22. I agree with you, don't rush summer idea. I am holding to it as much as I can. You look fabulous. Your cute is so cute. Is that a bichon? We have a bichon too.


  23. what a super cute dog! and i love that woven clutch

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

  24. I'm so not ready for Fall to be here!! Embracing summer to the end :)

    You are looking lovely as always!

  25. i love the summer... so sad for fall :(


  26. Love the navy and white! Cute blouse!

    Rachel Ashley

  27. such a cute dog! and you look so pretty! xx

  28. I am giving you a cyber standing ovation! Every time it is really "fall" fall weather, I immediately get annoyed with the prospect of scraping windshields, stepping through slush in your shoes and always having wet socks! Ugh! And you look classic and wonderful in the b/w and red! Live on summer!

  29. Lovely outfit and really great post.

  30. I do rush fall, sick of the high temperatures.
    You always look so glorious, dear Lydia.

  31. Very cute clutch!!! Love your style


  32. Such a nice outfit! Love that clutch, and Chloe is adorable! :)

    Funny, it's spring here and I'm so excited for it. I think we forget the bad things about a season when it comes closer. But I can't think of anything bad for spring right now, haha!

    Away From The Blue

  33. Haha! Last weekend it was 90 and humid in DC and I was desperately wishing for chilly weather. Of course, it was 70 in Wisconsin yesterday and I took all of that back.

  34. woa girl FABB CLUTCH AND SHOES! adore this look!

    XO Meghan

  35. Sigh, I actually like summer! Not the sweltering heat, but I do like being able to ride my bike in the mornings without layering myself up like a little eskimo... I forgot all about that... oh dear, winter is coming!

    I'll savor summer with you, Lyddie.

    I love the simplicity of this outfit. Your top looks so breezy and nice, and that clutch has such a fun weave on it!

  36. I couldn't agree more with you! I DREAD the freezing winters so I am enjoying the warm weather for as long as I can. That clutch is gorgeous!

    The Tiny Heart
    So Kate Giveaway!

  37. Love your clutch and shoes with your b & w look. I am so with you on not rushing fall! I love the weather but the short days are a real bummer. I definitely plan to enjoy the last stretch of the season.

  38. Ha! Sorry, but fall is pretty much the undisputed best season in New York and a very good season for the last two years despite the extreme weather. Can't argue with 70 degrees in the last week of October.

    I do have to find my fall clothes though, and I have no idea where they are.

  39. I think Chloe likes summers more too... enjoy what's left of it :)