to shop / prints and textures

This is the only Jason Wu for Target item I kept, so far. I was surprised at the light quality (albeit polyester) and 42″ x 42″ size of the navy wheel printed scarf. I love the colors and tiny citrus print.

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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 :)