Late Afternoon

Last weekend I was invited to try out the happy hour specials at Fork & Fire in Farmington, CT.
It was one of those events where everyone was relaxed - the restaurant was closed but for our group, so there were no concerns about taking over every corner of the space for photos, no one was opposed to leaving their seats to get up and mingle, and I was astonished to realize just how late it had gotten when I finally made my way out the door.

Since Meg was there, we did a quick google search to try and find a cute nearby spot for photos and landed on the historical society. Even thought it was late, the sun was still high in the sky. I don't know why, but I always find that to be such a marvel; in a few short months I'll be rushing to get photos done by three p.m.

I'm finally debuting the leopard midi skirt - which I bought weeks ago and hadn't worn. I tired to talk myself out of jumping on the trend, but when it popped up at the Gap in both petites and on sale, well, my willpower is frayed to say the least.

I don't have any weekend plans as of yet, but hopefully something fun will come my way. How about you?

Connecticut style blogger Lydia Abate wearing a leopard midi skirt, white bodysuit, blush scalloped mules, round rattan bag, and gold hoop earrings for summer in New England leopard midi skirt, white bodysuit, blush scalloped mules, round rattan bag-16.jpg leopard midi skirt, white bodysuit, blush scalloped mules, round rattan bag-6.jpg leopard midi skirt, white bodysuit, blush scalloped mules, round rattan bag-5.jpg leopard midi skirt, white bodysuit, blush scalloped mules, round rattan bag-3.jpg leopard midi skirt, white bodysuit, blush scalloped mules, round rattan bag-2.jpg leopard midi skirt, white bodysuit, blush scalloped mules, round rattan bag-8.jpg leopard midi skirt, white bodysuit, blush scalloped mules, round rattan bag-9.jpg leopard midi skirt, white bodysuit, blush scalloped mules, round rattan bag-14.jpg
The Rundown
White Bodysuit Gap similar
Leopard Midi Skirt Gap similar
Blush Scalloped Mules Marc Fisher similar
Round Rattan Bag Etsy similar
 Gold Hoop Earrings Thrifted similar
Gold Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx   
Nail Color "Barely There" Avon


  1. As someone who impulsively bought an Instagram trendy leopard skirt last fall because it was all of 20% off, I can honestly attest to how much wear you will get out of this skirt, even if technically you didn't "need" it in your wardrobe. I have worn mine countless times, in so many different ways, and I'm still coming up with new ones all the time. But sometimes, the simplest ones really are the best. I love how your white t-shirt and neutral accessories really let the skirt stand out in this outfit.

  2. I LOVE the skirt!!!! I seriously think I need one.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  3. That is such a beautiful skirt and I can see why you had to have it! These stunning skirts are so popular here, sadly I can't pull off a midi length being petite so I just admire them on others! Looks great for a night out :)

    Hope that you have a great weekend ahead of you! Going to be a rainy one here so will be a quiet one for us :)

    Away From Blue

  4. It's a super fun skirt, I've been trying to avoid getting one myself but who knows. I have no plans for the weekend, just going to the grocery store and grilling, haha

  5. That skirt is so flattering on you! I just got a leopard skirt for summer and can't wait to wear it! I say if you like a trend just go for it! Life is too short!

  6. You look so cute and lovely
    Thank you for sharing
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  7. This is such a pretty look on you dear! Love how you emphasized the skirt, really chic and effortlessly sexy!
    Jessica |

  8. Your outfit is fabulous!! Love that leopard skirt and your chic styling. And yes...isn't it SO nice to have the extra daylight for photos this time of year?

  9. The leopard skirt fits you quite nicely. Did you end up doing anything fun over the weekend? I just watched a few movies. Tried going on a hike but it rained, lol.

  10. I feel the exact same about when I got my leopard skirt!! you are rocking it - such a fun piece. xx

  11. This is such a cute spot for photos! Plus, that leopard skirt looks amazing on you.

  12. I love the skirt on you and how it fits. Everyone has it, everyone needs it ... I still haven't found one that I love enough.


  13. That skirt is beyond adorable! I want it in my life - and I love the simply chic way you styled it. Perfect for summertime!

  14. I am soooo in love with your outfit!!

    xoxo Sarah

  15. LOVE the leopard skirt! Hope you ended up having a great weekend!

  16. I love this whole outfit! That skirt is to die for! You always make such a simple outfit look so darn chic and cute!

  17. Love this effortless, beautiful look! The skirt is the bomb.

  18. This is such a cute skirt - love it!

  19. Loving your outfit!! I'm all about wearing animal print year round. Such a cute skirt, babe!

    xo, Laura

  20. I think I saw that happy hour on your stories and it looked like such a good time... plus, who doesn't love a good happy hour?!
    I love love this outfit, that skirt is seriously such a good fit on you, and I always love some good animal print.

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  21. There is French vibe you've got going with this look that i really like.
    It looks very simple but well dressed.