to shop / my infatuation with lace dresses

Image source: Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Elie Tahari

If you’ve read enough of my blogs, you’d know that I adore lace. Lace dresses, lace tops, lace leggings, etc. If you’re looking for a lace dress, there is plenty of selection on sale right now at, but not limited to, Shopbop, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Dillard’s, and Neiman Marcus. I am shying away from Zara and Forever 21 because the quality of their lace isn’t as good, or it just looks like lace. It is an investment piece and most of these can also be dressed down for work (i.e. lower cost per wear) by throwing a blazer over, belting, and/or wearing tights.

Row 1: Nanette Lepore Amore Mio ($398, prior season), ML Monique Lhuillier Midnight Lace Cocktail Dress ($398), Elie Tahari Lolly ($698)

Row 2: Adrianna Papell E! Red Carpet Collection Lace Overlap Sheath Dress ($158, and a doppelgänger for DVF’s Zarita, current season), Milly Celia Chantilly ($435, not on sale yet), DKNY Lace Dress with Scalloped Hem ($345)

Row 3: Not relevant, but too gorgeous to exclude. Elie Tahari Selma Blouse ($308)

And hopefully none of you are crazy enough to pay retail for these dresses! 70%+ is my preferred discount :)

to shop / capes!

I love autumn, partially because it is jacket season. I love jackets, coats, and blazers. If you’ve been in the stores lately, you can’t miss all the capes in the air. J.Crew has two right now — the camel/black merino wool streetscape cape (it runs big) and the wool great caper in gray and camel. Loft’s leather trimmed double breasted cape looks much better in their lookbook. The lack in quality shows. Leave it to Rachel Zoe to include a cape with dramatic flair in her collection — the $700 Ali Wrap Collar Cape has flown off the shelves.

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