Monday, December 6, 2010

Girl of the Blogosphere: Lydia

Name: Lydia
City: Near New Haven, CT
Occupation: Office work, nothing of consequence

Who is your fashion inspiration?
I get so much inspiration from other fashion bloggers -- I love girls who showcase actual outfits they are wearing out in the world that day, people who don't have designer labels filling their closets, but dress like they belong on runways.

What is one thing you always carry in your bag?
Tissues are an important thing to have. Sometimes you don't realize this until you are caught in a moment without one. I make sure all my bags have a resident pack of mini tissues.

What is your current favourite fashion trend?
I can't seem to get enough animal print in my closet, and have leopard print in nearly every imaginable possibility.

What is the current trend you dislike the most?
Mid calf skirts. I feel like only really tall people can pull them off, the rest of us just look awkward and cut off.

Why did you start your blog?
I was looking for a creative outlet and made it just for me, I never imagined having hundreds of readers!

How would you describe your style?
While day to day, my looks can feel rather eclectic, I always try to look for classic pieces and give them a quirky spin.

What is one thing you are dying to buy this winter?
Chestnut brown knee high boots from The Frye Company.

What is the most expensive thing you have bought?
Black leather boots by Migliorini for $120 (on clearance).

What is the least expensive thing you have bought?
Maybe a little leather belt for 20 cents. But the least expensive thing I got that was worth a lot: a London Fog Trench coat in perfect condition for $3.

What is one thing that you regret buying?
A black and white floral embroidered halter dress from White House Black Market -- it is beautiful and was really expensive, but I've worn it once in three years.
If you could meet one person from the fashion industry/ a fashion icon who would it be?
I love Twiggy (I stopped watching ANTM after she left). I'd like to sit and have tea and listen to her tell me about her life.

What is your favourite vacation destination?
I was in Italy last spring and completely fell in love, but I'd be happy to vacation anywhere in Europe!

What is one totally random fact you want others to know about you?
Single. Looking. Know anyone? (Can't think taking daily outfit photos is weird.)

To see more of Lydia's looks check out her blog Chic on the Cheap.



  1. great interview..I will have to check out Chic on the Cheap!

  2. Wonderful style! I always enjoy reading your interviews.

  3. I love her blog, she has such a unique style!

  4. Great interview! And very nic girl with original style!

  5. Isn't she lovely?;-)
    She's so refreshingly different, too. The interview was such a good read. Have a sweet Monday!

  6. She's got great style! And she's in New Haven - I must check out her blog!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  7. I love Lydia. She's such a sweet girl and she has beautiful style!

  8. Love her style and this interview!
    That scarf in the first pic is magnificent.
    And I love Twiggy too ~ would be fun to meet her :)


  9. Great interview. I love her style.

  10. What a great interview! She seems wonderful, and so down to Earth! Can't wait to take a peek at her blog!

  11. i LOVE her fashion inspiration--and i so agree!

    xo Alison

  12. love her and her blog, great piece

  13. She's quite stylish! :)

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  14. What a great interview! Her answer to you last question had be chuckling, haha. Hope you are having a lovely Monday!

    Stop by soon!

  15. Oh Lydia, you're so fabulous. Great interview and I love your blog :)

  16. how cute is she... i love her playful photos!

  17. thanks for sharing. nice interview! off to check her blog out now.
    hope you're having a good monday darling
    thanks for stopping by me


  18. She has a great blog!

  19. Great interview! She does have a wonderful blog and great style too.

    - the runaway

  20. love your blog,girl! very interesting!
    I'm your new follower from now on :)

  21. love finding out about new blogs off to check it out x

  22. Fab interview! Thanks for the introduction :)

  23. Yay - love Chic on the Cheap! Great interview!!

  24. She seems so realistic in her fashion approach, and has amazing style. Another lovely interview! :)

  25. I love her blog and style- this was a fun interview : )

  26. love her spin on affordable fashion. she shows that it IS possible to look chic on the cheap. love that first outfit.

  27. cute! tissue is the one thing i always need but never have in my purse.

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