Tag: belted dress

Green Lace

Since the sixteenth century no other fabric has embodied both class and femininity as lace. From Queen Elizabeth to Marie Antoinette it’s been associated with royalty. The trend continued well in the roaring twenties and by the eighties it was synonymous with all things rock and roll. It was a symbol of class and elegance. Then later a bad girl’s “screw you” to all things girlie in the form of ripped stockings and fingerless gloves. All things considered, I’ve hated lace for most of my life. Then one day I loved it, without warning. A switch was flipped and suddenly I was smitten. So you can imagine my excitement when I found this beautiful forrest green lace dress.

It was during a trip to Maryland two winters ago to visit a close friend when I fell in love. We were shopping at New York and Company admiring the Eva Mendes collection. It was full of color and ultra chic midi dresses. Knits that hug your body and accentuate your shape. Wrap around Belts that cinch your waist. A girl’s dream, especially a modern church girl. Then we noticed this beautiful dress. Intricate lace overlay with a great opaque lining. I especially loved the way the lining stops short of the remaining lace. It adds a little flirtation at the hem. The structured collar and thin belt elevate the dress. The cap sleeves make it multi-seasonal.

The best part? It was on sale! I was sold right away, especially since I purchased another one in another color (which you’ll be seeing shortly on the blog). I’m glad that my personal style has evolved. How about you? Would you add lace to your wardrobe? Leave me a comment below!

Dress//New York & Company , Shoes//K&G , Glasses//Forever 21 , Earrings// H&M

Ivory Wrap Dress

For those of us living in the North Eastern part of the U.S. we know that nothing indicates the true end of summer like that very last heatwave we receive in September. Last week said heatwave hit and hubby (omgosh I can’t believe I say that now lol) surprised me with a weekend getaway to Avalon, New Jersey. A lovely four bedroom home only a few feet away from the beach meant three full days of sun, sand, and all the waffle cones we could handle. This was my first time in Avalon but it definitely won’t be my last! The people are super sweet and the town itself is absolutely charming.

Needless to say, with all that sunshine and temperatures in the mid eighties, ya girl just had to squeeze in a mini shoot! I decided to pack at least one white look because the beach demands it and well, it’s after Labor Day. Believe it or not, this ivory dress has been in my closet since March just waiting to be worn. Only one button and one belt closure means this dress was the perfect no-fuss item to go from day to night. The only necessity was choosing the right accessories. I purchased these $20 clear sandals for my wedding back in May and I’ve lived in them all summer! I decided to add touches of gold with my bag, jewels, and metallic lip.

This trip was the perfect end to an amazing summer. How about you? Share your summer highlights with me in the comments below!

Dress & Clutch//H&M , Jewelry//Aldo , Shoes//K&G


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