Thursday, December 20, 2012

Navy Lace

Like many, I've been having trouble refraining from the recent J.Crew sales. As one promo period ends, bam! we're hit with another* that's as good as (if not better than) the last. I put my willpower to the test when I went shopping with my cousin over the weekend (mistake #1). I was all set to walk out of the store empty-handed when she held up this J.Crew lustre lace mockneck tee in navy, size XXS (item #: 28229; in-store price: $69.99 + 30% off). It was hanging by its lonesome self and was too small for her, but may fit me (for reference, I typically wear XXS-XS in J.Crew).

She loved it, I liked it. And that was apparently all it took for me to head towards the fitting room (mistake #2). What can I say? I'm so easily enabled :( My initial like turned to love the minute I tried it on. The top came with a navy cami, but I didn't even bother and just wore the top over a long sleeve tee that I already had on. The floral lace detailing is thick and sturdy (almost crochet-like) and reminds me of my much-loved Ann Taylor lace dress. Perhaps due to the thickness, the lace is a bit itchy, even when worn over a turtleneck like in today's outfit. I'm thinking of doubling up with another layer underneath in the future. Aside from the material being machine washable, my favorite part is how I can change up the look with different colored/style layers underneath. Versatility ftw!

Also see the top on Gigi.

*Current promo: 30% off and free shipping on $100+ with code CELEBRATE until 12/20
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
turtleneck: J.Crew Factory tissue turtleneck tee (sold here)
top: J.Crew lustre lace mockneck tee (sold here)
ring: Forever 21 (similar)
cuff: Madewell nautical knot (similar)
belt: J.Crew (similar)

15 comments:

  1. Love it on you. Brilliant of you to pair it with a red turtleneck underneath. Love how the red peeks through the lace. Great score! You have your cousin to thank for :)

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    1. I sure do! And I have a feeling she won't be letting me forget about it anytime soon ;)

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  2. The neckline didn't work for my square face, but it looks great on you!!

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    1. I was too lazy to even button up the back in this outfit, haha. But I'm wondering when I do, if the "mockneck" will look funky on me too.

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  3. So cute over the red turtleneck. :)

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  4. Ah! Love it more on you than the stock photo. Glad your cousin pushed you to try it on. :p

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  5. Great way to winterize a lace piece - love the navy and red combo! Happy holidays, girl!

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  6. hurray for this! i love the top on you! you look great! xox P

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  7. I never would have thought to pair the two, but you did it so well!

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  8. I would've never thought to pair a lace top over a contrasting long sleeve! Great styling.

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  9. Wow you make that tee look so good! I would have never thought to layer it. Happy holidays!

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  10. AWESOME idea with the lace! I'm driving two hours to head off to the J. Crew sale tomorrow... I just couldn't resist!!!

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    1. Sample sale or regular store sale? Either way, please do share any finds!

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  11. the navy lace is so cute with the red underneath!

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