The Case for Lace

by - Wednesday, May 01, 2013

I remember being iffy about this lace top because I felt the high neckline gave off a mature vibe. In the subsequent outfits since purchasing, I thought I did a pretty good job styling the top for a modern look (ie: with a turtleneck, for business casual). Then there's today's outfit. Pulling my hair back doesn't help. Neither does a short (and big) necklace which draws attention to a spot that I wanted to downplay. It seems so obvious now after the fact, but wasn't something I gave much thought to before.

Have a good Wednesday, everyone!

sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in wink for pink (sold here)
necklace: Ann Taylor (similar)
tee: Uniqlo heattech (similar)
bracelet: Madewell knot cuff (similar)
pants: LOFT Julie linen trousers (this season's sold here)
clutch: Jenny Yuen Cleo (similar)
nail polish on toes: OPI South Beach Paint My Moji-toes Red
shoes: LOFT Vaughn t-strap sandals (sold here)

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  1. I love this look! The navy and white combo is so crisp and fresh. I have the same top and I was also iffy about the neckline (but I got it on super clearance at JCrew so I knew I couldn't pass it up). I wore mine yesterday with a chunky necklace, too. Have you tried wearing it without a long sleeve underneath? Just a heads up -it is a little itchy.

    1. YES the lace is extremely itchy! I've only worn it with long sleeves so far, but will be trying it with the cami it came with soon. Hopefully I can get through an entire day without scratching like crazy!

  2. love your necklace!!!you always look so chic!
    kisses from Milano

  3. that lace top is fab on you! xo

  4. I think you did a nice job with the whites and that really pretty pop of rosy metallic from your bag.

  5. I think it's a beautiful top and I love that you step out of your comfort zone & challenge yourself to style a piece that may be challenging.

  6. Gorgeous outfit Cee! Jewelries are our best friend haha! They just make everything so much better! :) Love the navy+white combo too!!

  7. i like this!! it isn't as bad as you think! the combo here is quite lovely!

    xo P

  8. I really love this top, it's so pretty and pairing it with white looks gorgeous on you :)



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