2015 in Fashion and Photos

I always look forward to putting together this roundup post, a chance to look through a year of outfit successes (and fails, not that you will see those here), to get a little nostalgic, to think about which pieces I've worn non-stop, and which only got worn once (oops).

I always like to think that with every new year as my style evolves I will somehow get my shopping habits under control, that I will only buy amazing pieces I'll wear all the time, that I'll only make sensible purchases and not another grey sweater just because I love grey sweaters.

Even with that optimism, I know deep down that I am that impulsive shopper, a bargain hunter who can't pass up a silk skirt for $10 even if I only wear it once, and an obsessive compulsive shopper calling stores across the country to track down a dress that I saw and will stop at nothing to own.

I'll try to be good, but I suppose it is only a matter of what sale I can't resist first!

metallic bodycon dress, leopard coat-1.jpgLBD, Leather jacket, Navy fedora-4.jpgWhite Fur Collar Coat, Black Sweater, Beanie-6.jpgleather jacket, blue sweater, joggers, pumps-2.jpg

red coat, fair isle, grey skirt, furry earmuffs-3.jpgPlaid shirt, grey parka, ripped denim-2.jpgbirds eye sweater, white denim, vest, boots-5.jpgpolka dot chambray, double denim, leopard coat-9.jpg

blue sweater, white mini skirt, OTK boots, houndstooth coat-1.jpgdouble denim, trench coat, wool fedora.jpgleopard dress, navy coat, fur bag-8.jpgLeather jacket over denim jacket, mint green trainers-2.jpg

pleated maxi skirt, grey tee, panama hat-10.jpgstriped shirt, white blazer, jeans, panama hat-3.jpgsequined tee, white jeans, denim jacket, silver pumps-2.jpgwhite dress, leather jacket, studded pumps-6.jpg

polka dot shirt dress, denim jacket, scarf-2.jpgcreme de la creme sweatshirt, boyfriend jeans, silver pumps-1.jpgwhite pleated skirt, striped top, floppy hat-6.jpgChambray blazer, pink jeans, leather tote-4.jpg

blush silk blouse, grey denim, studded bag-7.jpgscalloped crop top, black satin shorts, beaded jacket-4.jpglemon print skort, utility jacket, white tee-5.jpgsequined top, navy pants, aztec clutch-3.jpg

eyelet lace crop top and shorts, straw bag, white sandals-2.jpgstriped dress, straw tote with pom poms, gold sandals-10.jpgstriped tee, denim shorts, riding on a beach cruiser bike-6.jpgscalloped lace top, vintage floral skirt-3.jpg

blue printed cutout dress, grayson bar bag.jpgnavy scalloped lace top, white mini skirt, red coach bag-2.jpgwhite eyelet lace dress, green snake skin bag-1.jpgblue and white porcelain print dress, panama hat_-1.jpg


kaleidoscope print swing dress, pink clutch-5.jpgswan print shirt, white shorts, panama hat, converse-9.jpgeyelet lace top, distressed jeans, vionic booties-1.jpghelmut lang asymetrical dress, black sandals, NYFW-1.jpg

lace top, culottes, leopard clutch, leopard heels-4.jpgprinted maxi dress, leather jacket-2.jpgblack and white Dalmatian print skirt, black top, red pumps-5.jpgleopard dress, leather moto jacket, studded bag-4.jpg

dragonfly print dress, over the knee boots, fur vest-3.jpgplaid shirt, pearl necklace black midi skirt, red pumps-7.jpgstriped shirt, black jeans, leopard pumps, wool fedora-1.jpgleopard print dress, mint green cocoon coat, over the knee boots-2.jpg

Lydia and Sean Tree Hunt-1.jpggrey plaid sweater, yoga jeans, black knee high boots-6.jpggrey sweater, white skirt, over the knee boots-3.jpggreen dress, leopard fur coat, silver pumps, holiday style-14.jpg

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and fashionable new year!


This will be my last outfit post of 2015, as tomorrow will be my year in review post. As of this moment my plans for New Year's Eve are nil, Sean is working, and while I didn't hate dining at his restaurant last year, I just can't see him working while I'm dining becoming our New Year's Eve tradition.

No, I see Chinese takeout and movie marathons on the couch in store for my December 31st.

Thinking about the year coming to an end always makes me a bit sad. I made some big changes this year - I moved in with Sean and into my first apartment and have definitely felt some growing pains. While I've never been one of those women who can seem to do it all, I felt even less able to accomplish balance between work, family and the blog this year.

Yet, despite feeling spread too thin I didn't accomplish nearly as much as I wanted to this year. I didn't travel, I didn't unlock the secret to getting my blog to go viral, nor did I host a fabulous dinner party and finally utilize the ridiculous amounts of vintage glassware and fun printed paper straws I've been hoarding. I didn't even go to Coney Island with my sister, even though I promised I would.

It's not good to hold on to regrets. So for now lets just savor the last moments of 2015 and look forward to a bright new year.

white sweater, black jeans, grey fur vest-7.jpgwhite sweater, black jeans, grey fur vest-3.jpgwhite sweater, black jeans, grey fur vest-2.jpgwhite sweater, black jeans, grey fur vest.jpgwhite sweater, black jeans, grey fur vest-1.jpgwhite sweater, black jeans, grey fur vest-4.jpgwhite sweater, black jeans, grey fur vest-6.jpgwhite sweater, black jeans, grey fur vest-8.jpg
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White Sweater Ralph Lauren thrifted similar
Grey Fur Vest c/o Choies similar
Black Jeans Old Navy
Booties "Calixta" Cole Haan
Red Willis Bag Vintage Coach via ebay similar
Ear Crawlers Gorjana via Rocksbox (one month free with lydiaxoxo)
Necklace Gorjana via Rocksbox (one month free with lydiaxoxo)
Cuff Gorjana via Rocksbox (one month free with lydiaxoxo)
Double Bar Ring Sophie Harper via Rocksbox (one month free with lydiaxoxo)
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Nail Color "Dark Side of the Mood" OPI