In five years time

I am continually amazed by this blog. What it's become, where it's taken me. It is so much more than I ever imagined it could be when I started five years ago. I only hope that in another five years, I can look back, and say the same.

Thank you all so much for reading, for commenting, for being my friends, and for making it all worth while.

The Rundown
Dress Marc by Marc Jacobs via Cinderella's Attic similar
Sandals MRKT identical
Straw Tote TJMaxx similar
Panama Hat Gap similar
Earrings TJMaxx similar
Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Thin Gold Rings Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Anchor Wrap Bracelet Etsy via Knotical Knovelties
Nail Color OPI Modern Girl


  1. love the zipper on the front like that! such a pretty dress!

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

  2. love this look! Classy with a little edge with the zipper!

  3. Oh my gosh 5 years seems so crazy! Although I do have to admit I go OFTEN through your archive and enjoy seeing your older outfits too!

  4. Can't believe you've been blogging for 5 years - that's awesome! And that dress is fabulous on you :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  5. 5 years , wow thats great i just finished a year in blogging ,,

    congrats sweetie , you deserve u have a great blog & dedication

    *(Goodbye summer) i have an outfit already posted on my blog come by and see it to get inspired more

    P.S. Follow me on insta & i will instantly follow back @nanyslife

  6. Aside from the fact that I actually know you in real life and think that you are all kinds of awesome, I also think your blog is consistently engaging, fun, stylish, and a great read!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  7. What a great accomplishment Lydia! Wow! 5 years is GREAT! I hope that you keep it up. Your blog was one of the first I stumbled upon and was inspired by to start my own. Cheers to you and your blog today!

  8. I didn't realize you had been blogging for 5 years! That is certainly an accomplishment to be proud of!

    The Tiny Heart

  9. Congratulations on your five-year blog anniversary - that's a huge accomplishment! It really is amazing how much blogging can change your life and open up new opportunities that otherwise seemed impossible. Here's to many more wonderful years :)

  10. Congrats, darling!!! Happy 5 years anniversary:) I love your blog and you look stunning. Muah

  11. Hopefully I make it to five years, haha...who knows what will happen to blogs in the next two years... *gasp*
    But yes, it's been so fun watching your blog get so much more popular! Woo!

  12. Congrats on your 5th blog anniversary Lyddie! I love coming to your blog everyday, you have always the best stories and cutest outfits! To five more years!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  13. What an amazing accomplishment to keep this blog going after 5 years. It's so time consuming but I love doing it too. You have great style, so cheers to another 5 awesome years!

  14. How cute is that! I need that dress!

    Coffee Kisses, xo
    Lattes & Lacee

  15. Congratulations, Lyddie! 5 years, wow, that's amazing, an I am looking forward to the next 5!

    Fabulous dress and the zipper is the extra touch.

    Annette | Lady of Style

  16. Congrats on 5 years!! Love the dress looks great on you.

  17. Congrats on 5 years! You have a wonderful blog :)
    You look adorable in this outfit, love the hat on you.

  18. Congrats pretty gal !
    You keep on rocking that dress :)

  19. Isn't it crazy how fast the time flies?! Yay for five years!!

  20. who would have known what would happen when we entered the blog world!

  21. Happy Blog Birthday! Congratulations Lydia! Sharp dress & hat! Blogging has opened you up to so many awesome things. Keep up the good work.

  22. This dress is totally awesome...and wow, five years...such an accomplishment!

  23. Five years, wow! Congrats,Lyddie! It's amazing how many people you can meet and catch up with over the internet. I'm so glad to have met you. Here's to another 5 rad years for Chic on the Cheap, yeaaaas!

    (scuttles off to bake you an e-cake)

  24. congratulations on your 5 years you're an amazing blogger!

  25. wow! happy bloganniversary!!! 5 years is a lot and I'm delighted that you still feel inspired to blog. Such a wonderful look.

    xoxo Ra

  26. Happy anniversary, the reason I started following you is because you seem to be a very sweet and honest girl. I identified with many of the insecurities and stories you have shared, especially when it comes to being single. Anyway, hope the best for you and your blog!

  27. That dress look so chic on you.

  28. Wow you've gone a long way.....5 years is GREAT....Happy Anniversary & more power!!


  29. Oh my gosh...Congrats! 5 years is amazing! And you look amazing in that hat!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  30. i understand your sentiments too well..whenever something new happens thanks to my blog i feel overwhelmed.
    and just love your dress.

  31. Congrats on making it to five years of blogging! Your outfits are always so inspirational- keep doing what you're doing!

    Xo, Hannah

  32. Here's to another GREAT 5 years! I'm so glad I found your blog awhile back. Love your style! Great dress BTW. I love the front zipper detail.


  33. This is such a chic look, I loveeeee it!!

  34. Happy blogiversary! You look like you're ready for a very chic picnic... perhaps one in Central Park, followed by rooftop cocktails?

  35. Five years? WOW. Such a great accomplishment! Can't wait to see what's next for your blog! :)