Bigger Than a Bread Basket

I dare to be myself at all times.

I wore this outfit a few weekends ago to my Grandmother's 90th birthday, it is always a fun occasion when my whole family is together and it happened to be a gorgeous day warranting the debut of the dress I picked up at J.Crew Factory.

As I mentioned before, anytime I carry the bamboo bag, I always get lots of compliments, or comments, such as my aunt asking if there was bread it in, assuming that the spot I'd placed it on the table (butter adjacent) meant it was a bread basket. She was surprised when I told her it was my purse!

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The Rundown
Floral Cami Dress J.Crew Factory c/o Clinton Crossing
Long White Cardigan Old Navy similar
White Ferragamo Slides Coco's on the Green similar
Vintage Japanese Bamboo Bag via eBay similar
Straw Boater Hat Hinge similar
Pineapple Necklace Moon & Lola via Rocksbox
Bee Ring Kohl's similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Nail Color "Haute as Hello" Essie



  1. What a wonderfully summer dress, Lydia!!
    And funny about the bread basket---I don't know if I would know what a bread basket looks like?? My mom always has a bread box in her kitchen!!

  2. I can imagine your bamboo bag gets a lot of attention, but I have to admit I was surprised - and had a good laugh - when I read that your aunt thought it was the bread basket! I'm so used to seeing bamboo bags on bloggers but I imagine as a regular person who isn't constantly on instagram, it would look like quite an unusual accessory. Either way, I always love how you style it, but this may be my favourite outfit featuring it yet - the print on your J. Crew factory dress is just so lovely and vibrant!

  3. Great floral dress ! you're looking radiant.
    And its funny actually funny that she thought it was a bread basket, it shows she is not a social media user and gives you a clean look at how someone who is not influenced by it may view something :) but I am pretty sure it was the butter's fault.

  4. Okay I have never thought about that bag being a bread basket but now it is all I see and I am going to crack up!

    The Adored Life

  5. Your bag is too cute! Definitely the it bag of the season! Happy birthday to your grandmother :)


  6. Love this look! Your floral dress looks amazing styled with your hat and bag. I have been waiting for my bamboo bag for over a month now!

    xx, Elise

  7. I am such a fan of that purse - it really is stunning and so very visually interesting.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  8. Your bag really is eye catching! Who wouldn't comment or compliment it? I love the unique structure of it!

  9. A lovely floral dress ;)

  10. You look too cute! Love that dress. That is amazing that the bag is vintage, especially since a similar version is EVERYWHERE this year! The fact that it is vintage makes it so much better.


  11. Your bamboo bag is so cute! It would make an awesome bread basket :)

  12. This floral dress.. such gorgeous print! The accessories are on point too!

    Jessica |

  13. Haha, I suppose if someone doesn't read as many fashion blogs as we do then that bag may actually be quite puzzling! I love the colors in this dress! So beautiful, and paired with the boater hat, it gives the perfect summer feel!

    More to Mrs. E

  14. I have the small cult gaia one and your Aunt is so right - all I'm going to think about now haha

    xo, Maddy

  15. You look totally amazing. Great styling!

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  16. What a pretty spring dress! Happy birthday to your grandma, what a milestone too! Too funny that your aunt thought it was the bread basket--cutest bread basket I've seen :)

  17. What a fun milestone to celebrate, happy birthday to your Grandmother! :)

    I really like the dress you wore, such a pretty floral and the white cardigan is perfect with it. I like your bag too, I can kind of see how your aunt might think it was a bread basket being placed next to the butter, but when you see it in action you definitely don't think 'bread basket', you think 'that's a cool bag!' :)

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  18. Oh very cute dress darling~ Lovely coordinate~

  19. Such a classy look! I love your boater hat!

    District of Chic

  20. Love this dress on you!! So pretty
    Mónica Sors