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Today marks two months of moving into my apartment, and the transition has been an emotional one, to say the least. While I'm finally feeling moved in and that the space feels like 'me', I'm not used to having so much time alone.

Sean and I work opposite schedules, so our time together is limited in that respect, and I'm coming from 29 years of never really being alone. Even if no other people were around, Chloe would at least be there following me around looking for a handout or to cuddle on the couch with.

My time alone is rarely productive. Rather, I deal with the aloneness by going shopping. But even shopping can only go so far. I'm trying to relearn how to grocery shop, because I still feel like I'm shopping for a family, whereas now I'm really shopping for myself. I'm disappointed with the amount of things I've already had to throw away because they went bad. It's not fun to toast up an English Muffin for breakfast, take a bite, and then realize it's moldy. I'm getting better and utilizing the freezer, which is where half the chocolate chip cookies I made this weekend went. Baking is my other distraction, as few things conjure up feelings of home better than the smell of cookies in the oven.

Hopefully it won't be too much longer before I adjust to living in my new space and feel at home, even in solitude.

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The Rundown
Sequined Floral Sweater c/o Wallis similar
Brown Leather Jacket c/o Wallis similar
Jeans Joe's Jeans via Saks off Fifth similar
Booties 'Upton' c/o Vionic
Huntley Tote c/o Joie similar
Earrings JoJo Loves You
Watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova via Lucky Fabb
Gold Framed Monogram Ring c/o Onecklace
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Dog Chloe
Leopard Leash C.Wonder similar



  1. nice casual outfit..i like your leather jacket

  2. I know the pain of working an opposite schedule from your partner all too well. It never gets more fun, but you do adapt to it. And you will find better ways to use your time, I promise. There's no way I could be working on my second book if it weren't for the fact that Ian is at work five nights a week, and my blog content likely wouldn't get posted so regularly, either. Hang in there - you'll get it all sorted out :) On a fashion related note, can we talk about how cute your sparkly top looks under that jacket? Love!!

  3. Loving this outfit! And yep, living "alone" is a bit of an adjustment isn't it? I've got the grocery shopping part down - except I never cook so its just reheating things. As for being productive - that is my problem. If I have no work I end up just watching tv and mindlessly surfing the web instead of doing productive things.

  4. Great casual chic outfit! I'm sure you will find ways to take up your time. it's an adjustment.

  5. Adjusting to a new living space is difficult. I like to be alone, but I get weird if I go too long. LOL. I cook for two, but we use the freezer a ton! Bread freezes really well. Love the sparkle in this look.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  6. Those transitions are always tough - but it all settles eventually. Shaun and I are working pretty separate schedules these days so that's been tricky for us; I empathize!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  7. Love your jacket, and that dog is so adorable! Lovely look :)
    xo Kiki

  8. I definitely know how you feel. I'm a long most of the time too. My husband works all day and night so I don't usually see him until the weekend. And I'm really bad at cooking for myself. I'm always throwing away moldy food! I wish I could give you some tips but I still haven't figured it out!
    I'm loving your sparkly sweater and the dark leather jacket!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  9. I know getting used to a new routine is hard, but it will get easier, I promise :) Love that sequined top, so pretty!

  10. Love the sequins so much!! What a gorgeous outfit :) I am totally with you tho--adjusting to a new routine can really be a doozy!


  11. So AWESOME! Always love your photos, the little cutie and your look!

    Wishing you a fabulous day,
    xoxo Suzy ( ˘ ³˘)♥


  12. This is such a cute jacket, love this look for Fall. Trust me you will get used to your time alone and you will love it.


  13. Getting used to living alone can be take a while. Now that I've done it, I treasure my alone time to read or do whatever I want. It will get easier! I also love the sequin top!

    Nicole to the Nines

  14. First of all, the color of your coat and booties is gorgeous! Secondly, it really takes a lot to get used to cooking for only 1-2. Funny enough I can barely remember how I would shop and how I would cook when there was only two of us!

  15. I still throw away a lot of food even for a family of 3, I need to get better at my grocery shopping habits. I hope the transition will get easier for you, I think I would be a little lonely too. Love this pretty sequin top on you!


    Hope to see your Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  16. I totally know how you feel. When my hubs was in law school, he was NEVER around, like ever. So it was just me and my dogs all of the time. It took some getting used to. Love this outfit. That top is too cute!


  17. I love your smile, and your outfit is very beautiful


  18. That moto jacket is fantastic, I love the brown!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  19. Moving is always an adjustment, and I imagine it would be so hard to have the opposite schedule as your significant other! I love my alone time, but I think I might feel different if that's what I had every day. Hope it gets better! Love this look too--the color of that jacket and those boots is gorgeous!

  20. LOVE the look! Your blog is amazing!!
    Miss Olivia Says

  21. lol, you're too cute Lydia! Welcome to the 'adult world,' lol... You'll be just fine. Love the jacket! -R

  22. Its overwhelming… I can relate.
    It takes time but after a while it can be kinda fun.
    You're looking radiant in that brown jacket and so is Chloe.

  23. When my hubs was in law school, he was NEVER around, like ever.