February 01, 2011

Styling Spinning Lace for Night

After your thoughtful comments, I started trying to assemble and style this pretty dress for day. And I didn't do too well. But I need to work at it again. I didn't really like cardigans or my leather jacket with it. I'm not giving up just yet.

Instead, I found myself imagining the non-wedding,* evening occasions for this fancy frock! The velvet finish of the lace influenced my desire to pair this with a velvet jacket. The dress is so stunning on its own that I just wanted to keep things simple. I tied the thick grosgrain ribbon sash in the back, grabbed some black tights and pumps, and called it a day. Chris caught me playing dress up and said, "Looks like we have to plan a fancy date!" I couldn't agree more! We settled on going to the symphony and dinner. And when we do (second week of February) I will wear some version of what is shown at the top of this post.

*Although I realize some would be comfortable wearing it to a wedding, I personally couldn't. I would have been fine with my entire guestlist attending my wedding in shades of white and ivory but that opinion is subjective and I don't want to risk any potential offense from others.


the dea diaries said...

Love this Jess! I was able to track this dress down (finally) so can't wait to learn more from how you style it!

Triciathomas said...

I love that dress but am worried I would never wear it! I can't wait to see how you style it!

Camilla said...

I returned mine for the fear that I might never have occasion special enough to wear it. I didnt know how to dress it down. Now I tracked one down again but fear that it will simply hang in my closet. More styling tips would do me wonders


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