Caught a light wind

A weekend gone in a breeze, and we are already half way through May! I'm happy to report my shopping ban has been going well; my wish list might be growing exponentially, but I've been good about keeping my wallet closed. 

Lately the weather can't seem to decide if it wants to be May or March, but I've been itching to start growing some herbs and tomatoes on my porch, so I headed to the garden center and picked out a few plants. The rows and rows of flowers were so tempting, and had me dreaming of the day I'll have my own yard to plant in. Not that I've got any sort of green thumb, but I can dream, right?

The last thing I needed to get my little 'garden' started was a nice big planter, and I thought that Home Goods would be the best place to find one. In the first true test of the shopping ban I had to get out of Home Goods with ONLY a planter. I got two. One for my tomatoes and basil, and one hanging one, so I can go back and get some of those flowers.

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The Rundown
Floral Maxi Dress Banana Republic
Cardigan Gap similar
Heels "Reverse" Charles by Charles David similar
Scalloped Clutch "Tilly" Matine
Loyce Earrings Elizabeth Cole c/o Shopbop
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewerly Box
Gold Twisted Bracelet The Cavernous Jewerly Box similar
Blue Ring c/o TJMaxx similar
Gold Herkimer Diamond Ring c/o Lumo
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Nail Color "Sunday Funday" Essie


  1. You look stunning Lydia! Love this floral dress. Good luck with your garden. I can't keep a plant alive to save my life. :(

  2. This dress is so beautiful and love it with that sweater and the delicate shoes! Like you, I'm on a shopping moratorium except for a few items for my garden!


  3. so chic dear,i like this dress and its print

  4. Such a pretty look! And yayyy for making it out of Home Goods with just your planters! I've been good this month except for spending $9 on a necklace in Boston (on sale from $25) haha

  5. Your thumb sounds immensely greener than mine - I can never keep anything alive!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  6. Beautiful look and stunning photos -- love the flowers in the background! Those earrings are fab!

  7. I'm entering this comment for a second time...
    You're looking lovely, I wonder what the second "A" stands for in that spectacular scalloped clutch.
    Oh and I saw the herbs you bought via Instagram - I just grew my first pineapple! Had some for breakfast today.

  8. What a gorgeous dress! I've got to get another maxi dress in my life. Good luck with the plants--I'm terrible at keeping them alive!

  9. this dress is absolutely stunning!! good luck with your garden!

    cute & little

  10. This dress is gorgeous on you! I love that dress. I'm impressed you're doing well with your shopping ban!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  11. You look stunning, that dress is fabulous on you.


  12. That is a beautiful dress!! I love the print!


  13. Fresh tomatoes and basil all summer long are the best! Good luck with your gardening venture!

  14. So in love with this dress on you, it is the perfect maxi!

  15. That floral dress looks stunning on you, sweetie. Have a jolly good day. xoxo

  16. I'm glad to hear your shopping ban has been going well - but then again, I know how many fabulous things are already in your wardrobe, so it's no surprise to me that you keep finding amazing things to wear. This maxi dress is just stunning. I've been looking for a maxi of my own for this season, but it seems like something is always off - the length, the cut or the print. One of these days, I will find mine, but in the meantime, I'm living variously through you wearing this one!

  17. Gorgeous dress! Love the shoes as well :]

    Edye | Http://

  18. Yet another gorgeous floral. Such a beautiful maxi dress and the background behind you is beaitoful, fresh and Springy too. I plan on putting myself on a huge shopping ban all Summer. I will start off with the first two months first (June and July) and hopefully continue to be shop-free all August too. I have been spending a ton lately and I do not need any more new things. I am so happy you are doing so well with yours. And good luck with all the planting, too!

    Do stop by on Thursday if you like and linkup with me, Lydia. Thank you. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  19. So easy breezy and beautiful! Love the print!