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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lace Addiction


I think I have singlehandedly led Express' lace campaign. I buy one lace piece after another, and I just can't seem to stop. I feel like there are so many uses for these pieces - anything I can envision styling at least 3 ways without much thought is a definite buy for me. And just when I get myself all excited about one thing - I discover another great lace piece. Like this dress. But first, let me refresh your memory on the others I've recently bought/worn:

3 and 4: Lace Babydoll Tunic Tank (and then wearing the black version here)

So much awesomeness, amiright? And I feel like I've been looking for the perfect lace dress FOREVER. I do have this one here, and while I adore it, it's more preppy and less boho like I've been picturing and wanting. So when I saw this on Express' site, I had to snatch it up immediately. It's clearly a lot longer on my 5'-2" frame than it is on the model. I ordered two sizes for comparison, and while I could have done a small, I did prefer the looser shape, so decided to keep the medium.

Necklace: Express (option, option) | Bag: Kate Spade (option, option) | Jacket: JCrew Factory | Bracelet: Express | Dress: Express | Shoes: Pedro Garcia (budget option)

I'm watching Friends on Nick at Nite as I write this. Things I watch tend to really stick to me, which is why I hate watching horror movies or really dark, mind-twisting movies. I end up dreaming about whatever it is I was watching, and I can't shake that bad, eery feeling. So, I swear that with the madness on the news lately, the best way for me to turn things off and just relax my mind is to watch some Friends. Perhaps that's me shutting my eyes to everything, but sometimes laughter is the best medicine. As is shopping. 

PS If you've missed my bonus post this week, check it out here and learn the secrets behind my Instagram selfies!


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34 comments :

  1. Love this light denim jacket and that little blue bag is adorable. Great Summer look overall.

    xo
    PinkSole

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    1. Thanks so much! This bag was a great sale find! Definitely light and summery!

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  2. I'm glad to see that you followed through with your Leo obligation and got yourself a white dress in your birthday month! I am shocked at how much longer that is on you vs the model. On the long sleeved version it was short on me and I'm not much taller than you either. Still gushing over your IG post and will be downloading some new apps today!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. That's so funny! I was looking in the mirror today thinking- she must be 6-feet tall! It's literally a mini dress on her!
      And you're welcome again :)

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  3. Beautiful, yet relaxed dress...good find!! I love it with the lighter denim jacket too!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. This is the best denim jacket if you're in the market for one! I have 3 and this is my favorite hands down because of fit and wash. And yeah- that's exactly why I wanted the dress one size up so it looks more relaxed and less dressy.
      Thanks!!

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  4. Gorgeous dress! You always style with the best accessories! Loving that blue bag and those heels!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. That means a lot! Thank you so much!

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  5. Love, love, and love that dress. I found you can never go wrong with lace. I really like how you tied together this dress with the denim jacket and blue purse.

    Kreyola Jounerys

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    1. Thank you so much! This is one of my favorite looks to date, to be honest! Simple is sometimes the best!

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  6. That is one gorgeous lace dress Carylee. I am obsessed with it. Paired with the light denim jacket and bootie sandals you gave it a little Boho vibe. Looking great pretty lady. =)

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    1. I love this combo so much! Glad you do too! Thanks!

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  7. Love the lace dress, but what really poped out to me are your shoes! Love them!
    xo, Lee

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    1. They are ridiculously comfy!!! Thanks!

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  8. Lace is your thing...looks amazing on you! Those shoes are KILLER!

    Robyn
    http://feelgreatfashion.com/

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    1. Thank you! And my shoes thank you, too!!

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  9. That dress is so pretty and I love the fit. Now I need to get it. And love it with the jean jacket.

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    1. Ooooh, I hope you get it because I wanna see you style it!!

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  10. Love this lace dress mixed with the texture of the denim!

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

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    1. It's such a great combo! Glad you like it!

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  11. That dress is really great! I now want one for layering in fall. And I do like your necklace here too.

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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  12. This lace dress is stunning on you! I love how you paired it with the denim jacket. Beautiful.

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    1. Thanks! It's a great, basic dress with a twist!

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  14. What a cute dress, but the shoes are what definitely have me drooling, so pretty.

    Natalia

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    1. Thanks! I love them so much! Have you tried your foot petals yet?

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  15. I am not a big lace fan but this simply cut dress works!! You look great in all the lace looks!
    I have to agree as well, I've been watching a ton of Wes Andersen films this week because I get absorbed into the intricate and carefully laid out world which is comforting. It's a break from the reality.

    Thanks for linking up this week!
    L,
    Vicky
    TheMummyChronicles.com

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    1. Yes, reality breaks are sometimes very much needed - glad I'm not the only one.
      And thank you! Glad I could convince you a little bit on lace :)

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  16. I LOVE this dress! So classic and versatile!

    XO Color Me Courtney
    www.colormecourtney.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I had to fight myself to not wear it again a couple days later, too!

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