One step forward, two steps back

After having a weekend with a couple opportunities to meet other bloggers and get outfit photos taken, this past weekend was another one of hibernation. I read "What Alice Forgot" cover to cover and aside from celebrating my niece's first birthday, did little else. I really enjoyed the book, hence not wanting to put it down, and I'm at least off to a good start with my resolution to read more. Perhaps I should continue with this author and read "Big Little Lies" before starting with the HBO series.

After the blogger brunch which was hosted by The North House in Avon, most of the fashion bloggers at the event clamoured to get some shots in this gorgeous window lined hallway (which I did too, naturally) but I'd had my sights set on the cute entryway outside - always a sucker for a staircase. Thankfully Nonee was able to hangout for a bit, after we took photos we stopped for coffee at Dom's Coffee just down the road. Such an adorable place, and a good latté too!

It was warm enough for rain, so I took advantage of the 'high' temps and finally wore my new satin blazer. I have always had such a soft spot for blazers, even if I don't wear them that much. I can't resist, they always make me feel put together. I think this blazer has sadly sold out, but if you like the boyfriend fit, there is one in a classic navy. If colorful satin is more you, gap has a couple of cute bombers, one even has a frenchie embroidered on it.

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The Rundown
Lace Blouse c/o Choies similar
Rust Satin Boyfriend Blazer Banana Republic
Jeans Joe's via saks off fifth similar
Pumps "Gennie" Coach thrifted similar
Springbok Clutch Oliveve c/o Shopbop similar
Hoop Earrings Robert Lee Morris Soho via TJMaxx
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Nail Color "Caviar Bar" Essie

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  1. I remember this blazer catching my eye when you first bought it, but I can't believe how much more I love it now that I see you wearing it. It is far from my colour, as of course you know, but that shade couldn't be lovelier on you and it suits the location so well, too - I could almost be convinced it was starting to look like spring in Connecticut, although of course I know the truth ;)

  2. Oh that blazer is stunning! I love the satin fabric! And your fur clutch looks amazing with it!

  3. I love the color of that blazer! Sooo pretty!! I still haven't gotten over my blazer obsession but its so sad because I never have reasons to wear them anymore

  4. That blazer is gorgeous and look so lux. I love the colour too (that shade looks really good on you). I really enjoyed Big Little Lies and have been thinking I should read the book.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  5. How fun to get together with other bloggers! This blazer is so beautiful, and that clutch is show stopping! Gorgeous look!

    xx, Elise

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  7. Beautifu shots! I too am trying to get back into reading but I am also trying to get out more, I need to find a way to do both hahaha. I hope when I move to CT in the summer to be able to find other bloggers to connect with!

    Jani from

  8. Lydia...this blazer is so gorgeous! I feel the exact same me, I always feels so put together with a blazer!!

  9. That sounds like such a fun time. I am in love with your blazer and all your accessories!That place is gorgeous and I see why everyone wanted those pictures in the hall! I do love the staircase you chose though. I love stair pictures!

  10. You look fabulous!! Love your clutch babee!!
    Mónica Sors

  11. this is my current favorite look, jeans/top/blazer. These earrings are such a unique piece.


  12. Your satin blazer is so gorgeous! I am so jealous you had nice weather over the weekend! Glad you had a great time at the brunch event!

  13. That blazer is stunning. I also LOVE your earrings!


  14. wow this blazer is gorgeous on you!

  15. The bronze blush color of this blazer makes it even more spectacular. Ditto about that fun clutch. Yeay for awesome blogger events and photo-shoots!

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  16. Your blazer looks amazing and the color is such a lovely shade! It looks great on you. That sounds like fun! Someday I am hoping to meet some blogger buddies to do something fun like this. Oh that's nice! I was trying to start reading What Alice Forgot but I was in the midst of trying to launch my blog and figure out which button did what that I eventually never got to it. I am hoping to read it soon as I heard very good reviews about it. I hope all is well on your end.

    Maureen |

  17. THAT BLAZER! Love it!

    Natasha | PALM + PINE

  18. Oh that's a beautiful blazer on you! I love that rust colour, it's so perfect and it looks really nice with the jeans too.

    I'm glad you could squeeze in some photos at the end of the day, and that you had a relaxing weekend. Sometimes we just need to rest and clear our schedules for a bit to recharge. Happy birthday to your niece too! :)

    Hope you're having a good week so far. I'm busy, but not as much as last week, so that's nice! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  19. I loooove this blazer- such a pretty color on you, too! It always feels good to log some blog photos over the weekend!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  20. That satin blazer is superb. For some reason I just imagined it on a red carpet worn with black tuxedo pants, shirt and tie.

  21. What a fun blazer! I love the color and the pretty fabric. I loved What Alice Forgot--I found it really hard to put down too. I still need to read Big Little Lies too.

  22. Thats an elegantly cute blazer you got there dear. Love its chic rust color, and that white lace blouse underneath is just perfect for a sophisticated casual look.

    Jessica |