Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lace not Lingerie

I was re-organizing my closet last night and boy was it fun.  I have my hubby being the closet-commander and ordering(nicely) that I clean out the 'black hole.'  He labeled this corner a 'black-hole' due to the fact that things go in, and they don't see the daylight for a long time.   Even I forget what is in time to let the pieces come out!

One piece that haven't seen daylight in a while is this Free People Miltered Lace Top in Magenta.

Now, now, I know what you are all thinking...that looks like lingerie, you can't wear that out!  Challenge accepted! (How I Met Your Mother reference)

Since today is a work day, I also need to make it work-appropriate.   Too much lace may look too grandma-y, or as my hubby describes it, look like a doily.  Also, most people know me as not a lacy/girly/romantic person, so I need to make it work for my personality.  Here are the rules I followed:

1.  Use it as a layering piece
2.  If I am wearing the lace top on the outside, make sure there is a tank or something underneath so that I don't look like I just walked out of the bedroom.
3.  Wear a plain tee/tank on the outside and have the lace peek out from the bottom (I got this idea from a friend of mine).  The tank should not have too much print on it or it will get too busy.

4.  Balance it out with more edgy pieces, like distressed jeans, chunky shoes, metal jewelry.


Black Diesel Tank, Free People Miltered Lace Top, AG Adriano Jeans, Prada Flats 

Follow these rules and you will be able to make take the full advantage of lace without looking like you just walked out of your bedroom.


  1. I love the lace look and these are great tips on how to make it look appropriate!


    Britt + Whit

  2. I liked the little flash of lace :-)

  3. Britt+Whit, Thanks for visiting! Loving your blog, awesome that it's very San Francisco. Just followed it!

    Puuurple Monster, that's all I'm flashing. :)

  4. Great tip! I am not a fashion girl and I am always afraid of wearing feminine elements e.g. lace. Looks like I can pull it off the way you suggested!

  5. Bear, I know you, and you can definite pull off lace. Rock it!



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