Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lace & Ruffles

I am absolutely loving this time of year, cold enough to wear layers, warm enough to not have to hide under heavy jackets and clothes built more for warmth then style.  You can smell the crispness in the air, and the mornings are just so sunny and gorgeous.  I am sure that in a few weeks this will all be gone, but for now I will enjoy the fall colours, sounds, and scents.

Oh who doesn't love a little lace here and there?  Timeless and romantic, it can be overwhelming sometimes, but then again, lace wedding dresses are usually gorgeous.  And ruffles?  Well give me ruffles and I am a happy girl.  If my work uniform could have ruffles on it, I think I would enjoy getting dressed for work a little bit more. 

Ann Taylor Loft lace skirt
Ruffled sweater (or jacket?) from Target
Corso Como Theresa boots in Vienna

The back of the sweater has a nice touch too.

Do you have a favourite piece of lace clothing? If so, how do you wear it?  I have heard that it is best to play down the girlishness of lace, but when I tried, it looked off on me.


  1. Jess. Go to Anthropologie Addict blog. Look for e catalog links right side bar. Open anthro July 2010 catalog now hidden on site. Go to page 8. Find your Blue Horizon Booties. Not sold out. I bet they will go on sale Tuesday. Make sure you add to your wish list. Laura

  2. Lovely lace skirt! As much as I love the look of lace, I've never tried wearing it. Maybe you could try pairing it with a jean jacket?

  3. Jess,

    I was so excited when I saw your booties in the catalog. My work blocks commenting so I had to do the iPhone trick to comment. Anyway. If you want to see if the boots eventually go on sale, you need to put them in your wish List. Once there you will always have the link as long as you don't delete it. Because when the November catalog comes out it will overwrite July. And the only way to see July right now is to grab the link from Anthropologie Addict Blog. I hope you get your bootied. I like them alot. Thinking I might get them if they go on sale this coming Tuesday. I am almost sure they will.

    I love what you did with the lace skirt. All black is perfect for this time of year. And the Target jacket is awesomme. My Target never has stuff like that.

    I have one lace dress. Anthro's Sweetbriar Dress by Anna Sui in Black. Very expensive on eBay right now. It's from 2 years ago. I wear purple accessories with it, and Black pumps. I wore it to a Christmas party. Now it's my funeral dress.

  4. I've never heard about playing down the lace. I feel like most of the looks I've seen nowadays play UP the lace. So wear it loudly, lol.

    That jacket is super cute!


  5. Aw thanks Laura! I will add them right away just in case :) They update the sales at 12am for the west coast right?

    Thanks Viktoria for the idea of the jean jacket, I do not have one of those, but I can work around that :)

    Hi Lori, I will wear my lace like a proud woman lol

  6. Jess, I keep feeding your fishies and they do not seem to get any this just a ploy to have something to play with on your blog?

  7. pretty much dear, you know me so well :) They are there to keep you entertained at your desk

  8. Jess,

    I check and your booties are in the regular booties section. Maybe they added them back.