White Tank Joe Fresh via Joe Fresh Cardigan Denver Hayes, thrifted
Brogue Shoes via Winners and last seen here Gold Handbag No label, thrifted}
Today, I am joining Marionberry Style for her trend of the month, hence the outfit post mid-week. The trend? Lace. Honestly, lace felt a little bit more a challenge than an easy trend to embrace. How does one wear lace and not look like a Great Auntie, of which I am in fact one? Doesn’t Tim Gunn caution his proteges about the risk of lace looking too matronly? My goal was to wear lace in a fresh and fun way. I have a thrifted lace shirt, that on it’s own, hovers ever so close to being dowdy. With fresh and fun on my mind, I chose to pair it with printed pants, a yellow tank, and a lightweight sweater. I wasn’t satisfied with the look, and my niece suggested I switch out the tank for a white one, un-tuck the shirt, and add a belt. Much better! Thanks for your style suggestions Alyse! Do any of you get helpful advice from younger family members? While we were shopping this weekend, we found a veritable sea of lace. Skirts, dresses, tops, even lace pants, all fresh and modern looking. I was so tempted to buy something new but ultimately decided to take this lace trend on a test spin with my thrifted shirt first. Good news is that I like it. And that means I may have to go shopping so I can officially add a new lace garment to my wardrobe.
Top, left: Hamming It Up At Ikea
Top, right: Decaf Soy Latte at Caffe Artigiano
Bottom, left: Soho Road Food Truck, Vancouver
Bottom, right: Fun at Joe Fresh
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