Lovely Lace

There are few things I find so lovely as lace. Decidedly feminine, with its light quality and intricate nature, it holds a special place in my fashion loving heart.  Anytime I saw lace as a child it immediately conveyed to me a sense of maturity and elegance. Almost like a secret that’s whispered in your ear; Though quiet, it bears heavy minding. A woman seen to be wearing the fabric somehow said “Pay attention kid. I know what I’m doing”. 

IMG 2999 666x1000  Lovely LaceIMG 2942 666x1000  Lovely LaceAs you can imagine I’ve been thrilled at it’s reemergence into the fashion favorites category.  Have you been a long time lover of lace? Or are you a recent convert?  Either way, welcome to the party! I find lighter colors, like this blush colored cardigan are easy pieces to mix into a wardrobe. They can dress up your denim, add texture to leather skirts and pants or give menswear a subtle, feminine touch. As you see I buttoned the collar all the way on my shirt to emphasize the ladylike quality of the lace.

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This look is great for transitional weather because even though I have tights on, I’m still wearing shorts. The shirt and sweater are enough to keep you covered and comfortable. If necessary add a jacket for cooler days. The lace back on this cardigan is a modern take that’s unexpected. Details like this are an easy way to add something into your wardrobe without it overwhelming you. A little can go a long way, so decide what kind of statement you want to make. IMG 3066 960x640  Lovely LaceIMG 2984 854x1000  Lovely Lace

Since I wore mostly neutrals, (Yes. Animal print is a neutral these days.) I added a pop of citrus color with my bag. Though bright, the structure of it compliments the other pieces. One of the reasons I like lace is because it’s complicated and has dichotomous qualities. It’s delicate but shows strength. It’s prim, yet seductive. It carries a history but can appear as trendy. Complication at its best! Do you find lace lovely? How will you be wearing it in the coming months? 

*** I’m linking up with Amber of Real Girl Glam for Real Girl Style. Check out the great looks here!

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Shorts (similar)- via Piperlime // Shirt – Banana Republic // Cardigan (steal)- Ann Taylor // Booties – Vince Camuto // Belt – Target // Tights – DKNY // Bag – Kellie & Katie (splurge) // Necklace (cool option)- Nordstrom Rack // Rings – Jewelmint, raided from mom and Darling NYC // Bracelets – Ofina, Forever 21, Swarvoski and raided from mom // Earrings (steal) –  ? // Glasses (similar steal) – Charlotte Russe  



    5 responses to “Lovely Lace”

    1. We love lace too! Your accessories are great – fabulous necklace!!

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    2. Love this little bit of lace on the sweater and love it on you! Fabulous with the red bag and pink lips. We are working on booking our trip to see you in that sunshiny state!! xx

    3. Love this outfit! Especially the bag. I see from Twitter that you’re attending Lucky FABB, I’ll be there too!

    4. Jen says:

      You love lace, and lace certainly loves you. This outfit is so feminine and chic – and sorta has a retro 1950s-nod to it that is just fab. BTW – I want that handbag!



    5. Nikki & Val says:

      Adore this look so elegant, chic & perfect for early spring plus dark tights = office OK! love it

      Nikki & Val

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