Lace can conjure up all kinds of scary images, namely curtains, doilies, weddings and underwear, yet there’s something about this fabric that never fails to attract me. Perhaps it’s the fact that the result of such an ancient craft can be juxtaposed with modern styling to look feminine and pretty with a definite twist. After all, it’s a partially transparent fabric ripe for layering over solid colour, especially when in the form of shirts, jackets and even trousers (but I wouldn’t mind having a lace print on a loose t-shirt to create some kind of illusion). It wasn’t really a conscious decision to wear so much lace this week, but I guess I’m the kind of person that goes through obsessive phases with regards to clothing (I’m a great collector of things). Have you found a love for lace this season?
Cardigan, necklaces – Topshop
Lace crop top – Vintage via Ebay
Blue tank – LF Stores
Leggings – Forever 21
Boots – Doc Martens
It rained ‘cats and dogs’ on Monday so donned my trusty Docs, as I haven’t yet got round to buying some wellies/rainboots. They’ve served me well so far, though I do wish I could’ve picked up another pair in this sale.
What happened to Tuesday and Wednesday? There was some lace worn but the photos just didn’t make the cut…
Denim shirt, jewellery – Topshop
Stripe Tunic – Zara
Lace trimmed shorts – H&M
Tights – American Apparel
Boots – Doc Martens
I was slightly nervous about the first lace shorts outing, but tested the waters by pairing them with a recent tights purchase and my much loved striped tunic. Seemed to get away with wearing this at work, though the look requires careful thought and planning. Now two of my friends want to buy a pair….
Cardigan – Vintage via Beacons Closet
Tank, skirt, lace tights, jewellery – Topshop
Brogues – Office
My beloved lace tights have a hole in the side! Luckily they aren’t the kind to ladder, so can be repaired to preserve their longevity; the weather was slightly warmer on this day, so they were the perfect pair to wear.
Unfortunately there was a distinct lack of lace on this day (though shoes like this could have changed that). I wore this to the beach at Coney Island but seriously misjudged that the weather by the coast would be a lot cooler than Manhattan. The OTK socks helped slightly but a jacket was definitely missed.
The weather kept its promise and the bare legs were out again, with the trusty lace trimmed shorts just peeking through underneath the dress. You might have guessed I am pretty obsessed with these shorts now and had to buy another pair, so that I don’t have to wait between washes (the journey to the laundromat is always a traumatic one, with the amount of clothes I get through). I might sound like a wannabe H&M employee, but their main benefit is versatility; you can make them the main feature of an outfit or just wear them for piece of mind under things. I’m sure I can come up with some new combinations soon…
Macy’s is kitted out in flowers and butterflies at the moment and is looking amazing; I’m very tempted to buy some for myself to brighten up my room. I also hope everyone is having a fantastic Easter Weekend!