Monday, May 21, 2012


Sometimes I think the fashion world tries to be innovative by adding a lot of layers. I mean, seriously, J. Crew - is anyone really going to wear a button-up shirt, a sweater, and a jacket with shorts? (Except for Blair from Atlantic-Pacific. She may look cute, but I don't imagine that she's ever really comfortable.) The problem with layers on top and bare legs on bottom is that you're pretty much guaranteed to have one half of your body be either too warm or too cold. In the case of this outfit, I was too warm on top. But at least I felt cute, and I eventually got some ice cream to cool down. (From Salt & Straw, of course.)

Lace dress: H&M
Chambray shirt: Sears
Blue and green wedges: Nine West from Nordstrom Rack
Purse: Michael Kors, thrifted from Salvation Army
Sunglasses: Oscar de la Renta from TJ Maxx
Blue and green necklace: purchased in Florence, Italy
White bracelet: H&M
White belt: Forever 21

Today I'm linking this post up to Monday Mingle and Visible Monday.


  1. That dress is lovely and I really like the mix of fabrics xo

  2. This is stunning! Lace + chambray = perfection. Lovely necklace as well, I love how you added another color up near your face!

  3. I feel you. But then again, I am currently running a space heater under my desk because I get cold so easily. So, maybe it's just for wimps with less than stellar circulation like myself? Love this pretty lace dress!

  4. I love this combo! Perhaps I'll try to recreate it - I've been super into lace lately.

    Also, I tried Salt and Straw on your recommendation and it was AMAZING. I went to the Albert location (and by the looks of your photos you're in NW not NE) but if your branch has the dandelion sorbet, TRY IT :) thanks for the tip, I knew it would come in handy to follow a Portland blog!

    1. I'm so glad you liked Salt & Straw! Yep, I'm in NW within walking distance of it, which is dangerous :) I haven't tried the dandelion sorbet yet, so if I see it there next time I'll definitely get a sample!

  5. Exactly. No normal human can wear all those layers. it just doesn't work. it's far too fussy and bulky.

    This is some very creative layering, and i love it.
    Chic on the Cheap

  6. This is so pretty. I love seeing a casual way to wear lace!

  7. Very nice combo 0f chambray and lace - and lovely finishing touches too. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

  8. love how you styled/layered using this dress! lovely photos and you look gorgeous! ps. love portland!

    xx heidi
    life full of loves

  9. I have had the same secret feelings about some of the over stylized looks I see on fashion blogs. Layers are for winter.

  10. I am not great with layering but I think you completely pulled off this look. Love the blouse under the lace dress.

  11. Lovely. Think the shoes are my favorite touch.


  12. I love the necklace!

  13. I found you at and thought I would stop by your blog and say hello! EVERYTHING about this entire outfit is absolutely perfect!!!!!!!! pippa

  14. Stacey this look is perfection - the lace dress is gorgeous on its own but looks just devine with the addition of the shirt and necklace! Though I know where you're coming from with the bare legs/layering on top thing... I couldn't do it either, I feel the cold far too easily!

    Catherine x

    P.S. I just love the last photo... you look unbelievably chic :)))

  15. i love this outfit! with our weird weather at the moment, i really don't know what to dress for. i'm either too warm or it's a little chilly. i can totally see this with tights and boots when it's colder. :)


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