Flowers in February

Monday, while rarely a welcome occurrence feels somewhat softened by the weekend which preceded it. Happy to be free of any demanding plans, I had a chance to sleep in and relax. On Saturday I went to Roundabout in Westport with Meg for their winter clearance sale. I only shop there twice a year, when the entire store is 65%, plus an extra 10% off.

This time I came home with two pieces, one is the blouse I'm wearing here, by Tracy Reese, which was marked down to $23. Retail was $248. I don't own a lot of purple, and with my weakness for silk blouses it seemed silly not to buy it.

In contrast to last weekends weather, it was spring again, and I was so happy that I didn't even wait to wear my new blouse, but rather changed into it in the car. I then realized that on a windy day it's the kind of blouse that needs a cammi underneath it, though I didn't let that change my resolve to wear it the remainder of the day.

I'll share the other piece I got tomorrow!

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The Rundown
Shawl Surplice Blouse Tracy Reese via Roundabout (buy on eBay)
Yoga Jeans Second Denim via Coco & Vera's Giveaway
Boots "Jabine" Adrienne Vittadini
Willis Bag Vintage Coach
Grey Fur Pom Amazon
Gold Twisted Bracelet The Cavernous Jewerly Box similar
Gold Ring Thrifted
Pearl and Pave Ring Forever 21 similar


  1. I always love hearing about your adventures at the Roundabout clearance sale, the deals sound just incredible and while you may not often wear purple, this blouse is proof that it absolutely suits you. Plus, silk for $23? Who could possibly argue with that? Especially when it fits so seamlessly into your existing wardrobe :)

  2. I'm loving the floral blouse, so pretty. Your hair looks gorgeous!

  3. That colour looks fabulous Lydia - BUT its silk, and its winter.... OMG the sacrifices...
    BTW I Absolutely love your hair. Hey don't forget my size 6 Chanel flats.

  4. I am shocked at what a good deal you got on that top! Take me with you next time you shop that sale!

  5. I love silk blouses to and for $23 you had to buy it! It's such a pretty print!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  6. I love the blouse so much ....

  7. What a great deal. That blouse is really gorgeous, and such a great piece by Tracy Reese. I would have done the same thing.
    Star Noir

  8. Love the blouse, the silo and colors are stunning! Great look!

    xo, a l i c e / T Y P E N U

  9. That blouse was a major find! And I love the way your hair looks in these photos - it sort of perfectly suits the blouse.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  10. What a fabulous deal you got---doesn't that make you feel like such a smart shopper!! I love that feeling---and the blouse is perfect! jodie

  11. This blouse was such a good buy! Can't wait to see how you styled the other amazing piece! ;) Woohoo for sales!

  12. Stunning blouse! What a fabulous deal and gorgeous color!

  13. That blouse is beautiful! I love the print :)

  14. Blouse and boot are very appropirate combo.
    Perfect, love your style.


  15. You were SO right to get that blouse--it is gorgeous on you! The color, the print... love it! Also, that does sound like pretty much the perfect weekend--it helps when you actually feel recharged after the weekend, rather than more exhausted!

  16. What a stunning top! I love the print and colors!


  17. What a pretty top, looks great with your jeans and boots.

  18. Yes to that blouse!! I love it! Florals look so beautiful on you, and I love what you've done with your hair. Hello Spring!

  19. What a pretty floral top and what a great score!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  20. Your hair looks amazing, and I love the colors in that blouse, great find!

  21. What a pretty blouse! And you got it for such a great price. How fun! I am so glad it has warmed up some!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  22. O M G you look gorgeous! Loooove your hair!