Case of the Mondays

This is definitely a tough Monday to get back into work and to life after my busy weekend. For as much fun as I had, I don't like not having at least one weekend day to be home and do my chores and get ready for the week ahead.

But still, the trade off was good. Family one day, bloggers the next. Having not been to NYC in a while it was nice to get to soak in the sights of the city and it's beauty, and fun to socialize with other bloggers, both getting to meet the amazing women who I only know through the internet, and those who I'm just finding out about for the first time. It seems no matter how many blogs I view and follow, there are always dozens more to be discovered.

Outfit photos from the day might not turn up for another week or so, but you can always get a sneak peek on Instagram, if you aren't already following!

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The Rundown
Dress Kohl's similar
White Moto Vest Aeorpostale similar
Sandals Franco Sarto via TJMaxx similar
Tote Dooney & Burke thrifted
Ear Jackets TJMaxx similar
Alphabet Necklace c/o Gorjana
Necklace "Greer V" Gorjana
Cloudy Agate Bracelet J.Crew
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses Vogue via Sunglass Hut
Nail Color "Lion Around" Essie



  1. Sounds like NYC was a lot of fun. Love this cute white vest with this pretty floral dress. Looking forward to hearing more about NYC.

  2. HAH! I almost posted this dress today, but it's going up tomorrow instead!
    Yea, my past few weekends have been busy busy busy. Luckily this weekend I had a do nothing Saturday, haha. But the next few are going to be busy again

  3. Nice job Lyd, you're a trooper! ;) Did I mention how much I love that bag! -R

  4. Seeing your instagram photos from the RewardStyle arty in NYC has me even more excited to visit the city next week. I haven't been for years so it seemed like going after Fashion Week and really just enjoying New York was the thing to do, but the RewardStyle party, and all of the other Fashion Week madness, always looks like so much fun, too. I do envy your proximity to New York, even if you don't get there very often. The closest city to me is Seattle and, while I love it, it really doesn't compare ;) Also, more summer fashion, yay! I'm so happy still seeing you in sun dresses, especially since it's now gotten so cold here that I had to close all of our windows... and turning the heat on will be next.

  5. The poppy dress is back ! at least for one post :)
    Oh I saw you via Instagram ! i am looking forward to the post. I could not enlarge pictures :(

  6. Busy but fun weekends always make it hard to get back in the swing of the work week. Your dress is so pretty!

  7. Sounds like you had a pretty perfect weekend! But, yeah, the transition back to work is always rough. And, in wearing this, I feel like you've reconfirmed my suspicions that you are the master of the print yet again.


  8. What a gorgeous dress! I hope you balance more family and friends this week while soaking in fall!

    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

  9. Pretty dress and I totally agree so many great blogs out there!

  10. Love that moto jacket paired with the feminine dress! Busy weekends are always fun, but a catch 22-they make Mondays that much harder!

  11. Your dress is beautiful. I love the print.

    I could not agree with your more about weekends. As much as I have fun on busy weekends filled with family and friends I just do not feel ready for the new week if I haven't had a day to myself (to do chores, have some alone time, and to relax).

  12. Sounds like you had such a fun weekend! I really love this dress, and it's so perfect paired with your white vest!


  13. Mondays are always hard after a busy fun filled weekend. We always need an extra day to just kick out feet up! I adore your look today. The moto jacket is amazing over the floral!

  14. I wish I could have gone to the rS party! It's just not worth it to travel across the country for one party...haha. This dress is really cool. I love the zipper down the front!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  15. Mondays are so rough sometimes!! Hopefully it will be friday before we know it :) Love this dress on you--the print is gorgeous!


  16. Love this moto vest and it looks great over your cute dress!

  17. I saw your pics on IG are the RS party, it looked like a great time.


  18. Love your dress paired with your vest. Mondays can be tough, but having a nice weekend like it sounds like you did helps.

  19. I'm not a fan of Mondays, but I am a fan of that dress! Such a pretty print :)

  20. I love that vest over the dress--this is a great combo! Your NYC adventure looked like fun too! But I totally hear you on the struggle of not having a day to prep for the week ahead--I really need that too.

  21. I am with you, I need one day to do chores and that's why I love 3 day weekends. Love this poppy print dress on you!


    Would love to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  22. This must be the prettiest little dress. Happy day, love!