After the weekend

There aren't too many perfect weekends, but this one was. It wasn't busy or complicated or over indulgent. It was just how I'd want my life to be all of the time. I woke up early and made breakfast, ran errands, took outfit photos, got coffee, and had time to just relax and enjoy Sean's company for two days without work. We roasted a chicken, baked a flourless chocolate cake, drank wine, and watched House of Cards.

I got to delight in the little things, like getting errands done, but not having to drive, or carry all the grocery bags in myself. I enjoyed the best weather we've had thus far all year, and had the biggest laugh when my brother texted me a photo of the exact same flourless chocolate I'd made - some kind of crazy sibling link that we'd both bake the same cake on the same day?

I'm happy to say that I'm starting this week feeling refreshed, and well, looking forward to next weekend! On Sunday, the 24th I'm going to be part of a fashion panel James Sanders put together for his stop at South Moon Under in Westport, CT on the Styled by James Tour. If you are in the area, I hope you can come!

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The Rundown
Boucle Top Drew via TJMaxx similar
Grey Cobblestone Cardigan c/o Cabi
White Jeans Old Navy
Lace-up Flats Gap similar
Micro Perry Satchel Rebecca Minkoff c/o Shopbop
Loyce Earrings Elizabeth Cole c/o Shopbop
Turquoise Necklace Gift similar
Gold Twisted Bracelet The Cavernous Jewerly Box similar
Stacked Rings Gorjana via TJMaxx similar


  1. I love this simple chic look! Those easy laid back weekends are the best! Yummy chocolate cake!

  2. Love how light this outfit is!! Perfect for the weekend we had!
    That's so funny that you both made the same cake, almost like the twin connection :p

  3. It's so good to hear that you had a wonderful, relaxing and delicious sounding weekend! I love the simple colors of this look and need new white jeans!

    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

  4. That does sound like a perfect weekend to me. My weekend was insanity, but it was good all the same (minus the fact that it snowed---again---everywhere seemed to get a blizzard but us so that worked out!). Good luck on the panel! That sounds like a fun opportunity!

  5. Your weekend sounds absolutely blissful! Admittedly, most of my weekends are pretty quiet but that's because Ian is always working, so I have to make my own fun - and staying in, sitting in the sunny corner of my apartment with wine and Netflix always seems like a good idea ;) I am starting the week looking forward to next weekend, too, and, admittedly, thinking about breaking out my white jeans after seeing this outfit - I love all of the textures and the subtle mix of similar shades.

  6. Your weekend sounds HEAVENLY! Also, your hair is frigging BANGING here! I love, love, love those soft curls!

    The Adored Life

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  8. Love this simple look. And House of Cards is one show my husband and I totally binge watch!!


    La Joie de Vivre

  9. Our weekend was laid back also---it's such a refreshing change from the go, go, go of usual!!
    I'm really liking this has the feel of monochromatic, yet it's not exactly!! I'd say it's my kind of monochromatic!! jodie

  10. That sounds like a wonderful weekend, and now I'm going to be dreaming about flourless chocolate cake all afternoon... So funny that your brother made the same one! Love this pretty spring look too!

  11. That sounds like a perfect weekend! I can't believe you and your brother made the same cake on the same day. This is a perfect spring outfit and I love the monochromatic feel!

    Nicole to the Nines

  12. Oh what a wonderful weekend Lydia :) seems like you really enjoyed it.
    Great grey on grey cardi/top look !
    I had a hectic weekend which included two birthdays, theatre, family dinner and picking cashew apples. I am beat.

  13. It sounds like you had such a relaxing time; that's great. My last few weekends have been really hectic. Also, I have to say, I really love this muted color palette on you.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  14. That really does sound like the perfect weekend! And now I want chocolate cake! Too funny about you and your brother making the same thing!

  15. Very cute look! Love the little fringe detailing at the hem of your top!

  16. Sounds like you had a great weekend! I love this fun fringe top and how you styled it.


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  17. Love this neutral look and your weekend sounds perfect!


  18. That sounds like so much fun! Really love the fringe on the bottom of that top :)

  19. Happy to hear and see that you're enjoying the lovely Spring weather! Come check out my latest collab with Express and let me know what you think - Happy Tuesday!