Lace and I go way back. Really way back.
Dresses, jackets, coats, handbags and shoes I could not part with.
They really were worth keeping. The girls went home with much more than their arrival carry-on. The styles are still as relevant today, which only enforces my intuition of buying classic and investment pieces. The quality has remained and the styles, many of them 20+ years old, look absolutely perfect for today.
What they loved and what I have, is a real penchant for lace.
My suitcase revealed lace tights, still intact, (I am keeping those) and lace dresses. I am a huge fan of these. Sadly those kept don’t quite fit in the same way they once did so they now belong to my girls. Another “wanted” item for my wardrobe this season came to the forefront of my mind.
Most designers showcase lace each year and the lace dress is one of those beauties to stand the test of time. Blouses, skirts and dresses are something I always covet. It doesn’t matter what age we women are; the look of lace is ageless. Obviously the girls carried off my old pieces beautifully and it reminded me to follow suit. I have been online looking for new dresses ever since.
Lace is something not to be relegated for “special” occasions; lace should be worn and worn often.
A lace dress can be a substitute for the LBD. Worn with denim jacket or a fleet jacket it looks super up to the minute and casual. Dress it up or down, it doesn’t matter and goes from zero to hero in under 60 seconds. I do like to have a dress in the wardrobe that doesn’t require a huge amount of thought to get right.
The ‘before and after’ lace story is different today but manages to play out very much the same. xv
The Laciest Of The Lace
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Thank you Nordstrom for partnering with, ‘Lace: The Before And After Story’.
images, Kristen Stewart For Chanel Paris in Rome Metiers d’Art Campaign