Good Riddance Spring

The weather was a bit haywire all over the US this spring and I’m so happy it’s SUMMER. The last few months in N. California it’s been rainy, windy, chilly and insane allergies are just the cherry on top.

Anyway, a couple months ago I had a Groupon to American Apparel about to expire.

Does anyone else subscribe to way too many of these discount sites and then find yourself frantically using your Groupon at the last minute?  I ran in and found this pastel dress far more practical in my wardrobe than a couple of cute, but ultra thin AA bodysuits.

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One trend I like is LACE! It’s not just for lingerie and table cloths anymore….

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                     I don’t really like the cut of this dress, but the lace detail is what caught my eye
  

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Lace is fun and I decided to definitely layer a white tank under mine

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Cognac or neutral colored sandals match so many outfits (BCBG)
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 Dress-American Apparel, Jewelry -F21, Purse-LV, Trench -Juicy Couture
  
Some Rules of Lace
The ultimate balance of lace in 2011 is to be romantic but not over-girly; sensual but not over-suggestive.
Like taking beautifully crafted lace that would have once been part of a garment and making it the only layer.
The lace isn’t an added detail of a garment, it is the garment. And thus we come to lace skirts and lace dresses. Dare to wear them without a slip underneath.”
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Lace on the catwalk
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I prefer lighter lace colors during spring/summer like Olivia Polermo’s dress
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What are your thoughts on lace, slip into it or skip it?
AND Summer is officially here tomorrow! Yesss icon smile
xoDale

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Comments

  1. looking good! :D

  2. Love that dress you have on! Looks great on you and the shoes too! Very cute!
    Well your really cute anyways…so you have great pics going on!
    XO Carrie
    http://www.carriefabulous.com

  3. the dress looks great on you, and the shoes are fabulous!!!
    http://mystylebyjoandy.blogspot.com

  4. Love that dress and sandals :D

    Follow me, if you still aren’t ;)
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    Have a fashionable day! <3
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  5. i love lace!

  6. hello, love your dress, the lace up is amazing…look fab

    kisses

    gaby-acentralamericangirl.blogspot.com

  7. You look amazing. And great advice.

    ♥ from © tanvii.com

  8. cryskay says:

    wow dale, you look amazing! love your dress & shoes. btw, i just received my nordy’s gc today! i actually stopped by my po box on my way back from nordstrom lol. no worries though, i’m there almost every week so it won’t go to waste. it came right in time for the anniversary sale. thanks once again! i never win anything!! xx

  9. Adrienne says:

    You look gorgeous. The dress was a good choice.

  10. Katie Elizabeth says:

    Gorgeous outfit! Great shoes, great dress, and love the jacket! You look perfect :)

    xo katie elizabeth
    ohheyylife.blogspot.com

  11. You look amazing. I love the color and it goes so well with your green ring. I love lace dresses too so I am with you :)

    xx
    Heel in Mint

  12. Olivia Polermo’s dress looks so nice. As do you! I’m totally down with the lace trend this summer!
    Totally know what you mean about using up your Groupons. I have a wine tasting groupon that needs to be used ASAP! I’m def going to use your wine tasting tips on our trip!
    x Lauren

  13. Rosalia says:

    I love lace!…Very cute outfit..I love everything from head to toe! I am now following :)

    http://style-love.blogspot.com

  14. Dear Girl Wallflower says:

    You look so modelish and very pretty, thank you for liking my facebook…I almost forget to give you back a comment, and yes, i would love to visit the Napa winery sometime….I love lace too, that dress on Olivia is gorgeous!

  15. Lindsey says:

    I love lace! And that dress you are wearing is so perfect for summer. I can’t believe it’s from American Apparel! And could you be any prettier?!! Seriously!!! Jelly!

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  17. ChaosButterfly says:

    Gorgeous outfit!
    And I love lace…I always have, most in dresses and skirts. Not so much in shirts.
    I’m so glad lace is cool again. n_n

  18. Miss Kwong says:

    this is such a cool lovely lace dress. u totally bring out the softness and sexiness. x

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  19. TheStylishShoeGirl says:

    Stunning outfit, Dale! Thank you for your very kind comment on my blog, I am now following you too!

  20. Sere no Sekai says:

    I love white dress!
    xoxo

  21. Chococcuro says:

    That’s a beautiful dress! It looks lovely on you!

    I don’t subscribe to the discount sites…I am suspicious they are trying to rip me off somehow!!! xD

  22. emmarose says:

    i love love love lace. too much can be a bit wedding-y though but these dresses are all amazing. the pastel looks amazing on you. love the shoes you paired with it too. xx

    http://www.thehemlinesandtheheadlines.blogspot.com

  23. Vanessa@Luxuria says:

    You look gorgeous!! I think you have to be able to carry lace off (as you can!) otherwise you can end up looking like someone’s matronly aunt ;-)

  24. you look gorgeous dale and can rock the lace like none other!

  25. so pretty! i love your bcbg shoes too.

    http://fourcarats.blogspot.com

  26. that dress is so pretty! i really want to wear more dresses!

  27. the Honey B says:

    Happy Solstice beautiful! Is that DVF lace in the first catwalk picture on the far right? I am IN LOVE with it!!!! Lace is always a staple for my wardrobe. Classic and feminine, especially white lace. You look gorgeous in your American Apparel outfit!

  28. Hi Dale! You look stunning and love your T-strap heels. Lace is timeless, if only I could fit into my old dresses.

    xoxo

    Cinderella’s Closet NYC

  29. Elegance Nancy says:

    Thank you !
    Love your dress! :)

  30. Bad Joan says:

    Love your coat and trench! Your dress is gorgeoues! You look so great.

    http://blog.badjoan.com/

  31. Thank you for following me and your sweet comment on my blog!
    You look so great! I love lace!

    http://styleandsushi.blogspot.com

  32. That is a super cute dress!

    I like lace but not lace overload.

  33. These pictures are amazing.
    And i’m totally in love with that dress.
    How cute is it.
    I love your blog.
    Xx Liefs

  34. Oh to Be a Muse says:

    i love what you got at AA–definitely one of the better finds there. i would love a groupon to a store! and the lace detail in your dress is fab–definitely a fan of lace.

  35. Charlotte B says:

    I love the dress! Will have to have a look in AA for this! Beautiful shoes too! xx

  36. Nice pics ! :) and I LOVE lace, too. :)

  37. lil miss Sauniya' says:

    i really love your dress!! :)
    Now i feel like i need a lace too :P :)

    sauniya’
    xo

  38. Danielle Barbe says:

    i love lace! i like the lighter colored lace as well! you look fabulous.

    thanks for following me – i’m following you now too, darling!

  39. What Sadie Did says:

    Hi! Thanks for your lovely comment, am now following your blog!!

    Love the detail on your dress, I’ve not tried lace myself. I reaaaaly love Olivia Palermo in her dress too!

    Sadie x
    http://whatsadiedid.blogspot.com/

  40. you have fantastic style, that lilac dress is very amazing!!

    new follower :)

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

  41. Andrea Grace says:

    thanks for following, you are too cute! love your blog, following back:)

  42. Dana Paramita says:

    perfect! <3
    you look so pretty. anyway check mine if you have a chance sweety ;)

    http://paramitadana.blogspot.com/

  43. I heard you were finally getting some nice weather…enjoy! I’m so jealous! Thank you x million for visiting my humble little blog. I am LOVING your blog, it’s amazing and I am most def ur latest follower. I look forward to popping over often. btw–this is a stunner of an outfit. I think you look FAB!
    xo
    Sada
    http://dressologyhq.blogspot.com

  44. I am loving that lace dress on you! You are making me want to go back into my bang phase, love yours!

    xo Lynzy
    http://www.sparklingfootsteps.com

  45. ahhh Groupon – scrambling to use one right now! LOL Love the dress you picked – so pretty on you!!

  46. Xoxo ☺ says:

    I like it, it’s so girly! love Olivias dress so fabulous!! xo

  47. Your dress is beautiful, so summery, and I love the heels you chose. Olivia’s dress is gorgeous too!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

  48. pinkmate says:

    lovely outfit! and fabulous shoes!

    vanessa

    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

  49. marissa at the boot says:

    you are so gorgeous! i love this outfit so much, you have no idea.
    love your blog!

  50. The outfit is fabulous!

    http://inelegancewetrust.blogspot.com/

  51. Happy Summer! Nice dress, girl! :)
    I totally love lace!

    It’s elegant and sexy at the same time. <3

    xoxo, Bree

    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/

  52. Hey Dale thanks for your sweet comment! I am flattered :) Love your style too do you model on the side?

    ♥♥Style-Roulette♥♥

    xoxo,
    Luísa

  53. Leeann @ Join the Gossip says:

    I’m a fan of lace for sure. There is something about it that just screams elegance. Love your dress – great find! I agree, I buy too many Groupon and Living Social deals and use them last minute. In fact, my current post is a Groupon purchased used on the last day possible lol :)

  54. Natalie says:

    Ohh I love your dress! I’m loving this trend, just got a lace top that I’ve been wearing with everything!

  55. I love everything about the dress! The lace, the cut, the color! :D I would definitely say click it for lace!

    star-crossed smile

  56. Dirt On The Rocks says:

    i love lace it definitely works for spring and summer it’s just so frilly and girly :)

  57. Jessica Weingarten says:

    Great outfit! Your blog is fantastic as well, I can’t believe that I didn’t stumble upon it until just now! Following you :)

    -Jess
    http://darknightholdtight.blogspot.com

  58. Love Camie says:

    I love love love lace! I love your outfit! I know what you mean about the cut, but on you seriously you rock it!

    Thank you so much for following and commenting on my blog it mean so much for me, especially someone like you to actually follow my blog. Thank you again, and I’m following your awesome blog as well.

    Love,
    Camie

    http://lovecamie.blogspot.com

  59. Dolls Factory says:

    Love your dress. And you are right about the lace rule. I would add the rule of not wearing lace if you don’t know how to pair it with shoes and bags and accessories . many people just don’t get the lace look right.

  60. I actually like this dress on you! You look very romantic, love it!
    Monia, Rome
    http://moniantinori.blogspot.com/

  61. the lace dress is gorgeous!

    Travel in Style | New Blog

  62. DailyGlamour says:

    you have a great pretty look !
    kisses

    http://thecityofclothes.blogspot.com/

  63. Hi Dale! You look fabulous! I am loving those shoes!

    Thanks so much for stopping by yesterday. Im following you now, too!

  64. very married says:

    i love the lace look. i imagine that I would wear it but i never seem to find it in my closet!

  65. This is so beautiful!! really gorgeous!!!! Love the lace dress and just everything. Lace can look really good girl like but this is amazing..

  66. You look gorgeous in that dress…suits you perfectly xoxx

  67. @everyone, thanks for all the nice comments and I’m happy there’s a lot of lace fans :)
    @dolls factory-great tip

  68. I love lace! these pictures is really beautiful, it look so serene and you look gorgeous! love everything from head to toe! xx Joice

  69. Definitely a fan, it’s so gorgeous and girly…nothing says feminine like lace, right? (c:

  70. Giasaysthat says:

    Thank you for your comment :)
    I just followed you.
    How awesome can a blog be?
    I loved your blog!

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  71. Sabrina says:

    Love that lilac dress! It’s so pretty <3

  72. TheMadTwins says:

    Love this dress and those shoes :D

  73. Gaby de Modacapital says:

    Amazing dress, you look gorgeous!
    regards….

  74. Courtney B says:

    Wow… you are gorgeous girl!! And I love that dress!!
    Yes to lace :) So pretty and dainty and sexy at the same time!

  75. Nic Nic says:

    the lace skirt is really beautiful on you and i love your shoes. I have cream a lace dress but it doesn’t work on me :(

  76. Nic Nic says:

    i mean lace dress*

  77. Chick Flick Journal says:

    sometimes slip sometimes skip hehe

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