Friday, March 8, 2013

Inside The Wardrobe - Embrace The Lace

I have been SO out of the loop with "My Friday's Fancies". Holy cow. It has been weeks. It's normally one of my favourite posts of the week! But with the wedding, the half marathon, the fever (read: the Hiatus), and Wedding Week on the blog, I haven't had the time!

So if you're new around here (or just forgotten), I do a British version of Friday's Fancies called "Inside the Wardrobe". My only rule is that the clothes/shoes/accessories HAVE to be from UK stores. No American stores allowed! #ExpatProblems

This week is all about lace!

Personally, I tend to stay away from lacey items. They look gorgeous and girly, but my brain just goes "Crap, you have to hand wash this?! Well that's not happening..."

As I get older, I should just embrace (the lace... had to do it!) the fact that clothing items need tending to and I should be a big girl about it.

Anyway, that being said........

When I saw the dress, it immediately reminded of Blair Waldorf circa Season 1 (whenever that was. I was in high school. And the CW had a writers strike somewhere in the middle.) I definitely channeled her while creating the outfit... Minus the big headband!

I like reserved look of the dress. I mean, I'm usually all about the V-necks! But I recently bought a Peter-Pan collared dress that was a bit covered up at the top and realised I can broaden my horizons.

And I'm in love with the necklace! (I actually have it!) The chain changes lengths; it goes well with everything!! 

Let's talk lace: How do you pull off the look? Make it girly? Edgy? What do you think?

(Link up with My Friday's Fancies)


  1. Pretty!! I don't think I could pull off a long sleeved lace dress, but I have got one with little capped sleeves for my friends wedding. Normally I'd try and edge it up a bit/dress it down with boots and leather jacket but as its a wedding I'll be wearing heels and a little blazer. I still need to get blazer, bag and necklace, I'm going to have a closer look at the necklace you've shown.

  2. haha I must buy really cheap crappy lace, because most of it can go in the washing machine!

  3. That dress is gorgeous!!!! Love the color!

    xo, Emily
    The Bexter Review

  4. I considered using that dress too-- so pretty! And love the little bow flats!
    xx, Emily

  5. Gorgeous dress ... love the color!

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    World According to Shia

  6. haha I feel you on not buying items that require special instructions when washing (i.e., dry cleaning)!! Anyway, this dress is super cute and I love love love that BW inspired it. Oh Gossip Girl...those were the days :) Have a great weekend! xx


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