Laced up

Lace top, Forever 21. Hot pink vest, Primark. Shorts, Zipia. Shoes, Miss KG. Bag, French Connection. Earrings, Gogo Philip.

As of late I’ve developed a strange habit – when I shop, I sometimes don’t try things on and buy them straight away. I do this mainly in Primark, where the cues for the fitting rooms are usually never-ending, and with certain styles of tops. So I guess it’s not exactly strange as such – I can more or less get a good idea of how tops and tees that are of a looser fit are going to look. So when I got this lace piece from Forever 21 (without trying it beforehand), I was fairly sure that I was going to like it. Now I can say I don’t just like it, I love it.

I don’t recall having anything lacy in my wardrobe other than this top, which is strange because I’ve always loved how sexy and beautiful lace can look. With this top I just love the effectiveness of having a coloured top underneath – is it fair to say it looks quite fresh? Wearing it over a black vest dress might have a more ‘dramatic’ effect… that can be my next styling test.

It’s becoming one of those pieces that I love to wear, but there’s one thing I’m unsure about. Will I be able to style it up in the winter, or is it really just a summer piece? I tend to wear long sleeves during winter (I’m such a cold blooded creature), and I can’t imagine covering this up with a cardigan, for instance. But I’ll worry about it when the time comes – for now, I’m making it a summer favourite.

Do you like my turquoise shoes? They are my first pair of Kurt Geiger shoes. Well, sort of – they’re from their cheap affordable range, Miss KG. I fell for the colour and the metallic toe caps, and even though they’re tricky to match they make me happy every time I wear them. Every girl should have at least one pair of ballerinas with contrasting toe caps, they’re just so chic and Chanel-esque, don’t you think?

From left to right: bracelet, vintage. Striped ring, Forever 21. Hot air balloon necklace and set of bracelets, Accessorize. Ring, vintage.

As you can see, more is more has become my new motto in the jewellery department. I’ve always been a jewellery nut but it’s only now that I’ve come to realise how powerful it is, and how much of a difference it can make to an outfit. Most importantly, I’m having a lot of fun with it.

These pics were taken yesterday, in the midst of a good old lazy Saturday afternoon. It might have been a gray day, but hey, that’s what clothes are for – to brighten things up.

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11 Comments

  1. 15th August 2011 / 2:26 am

    i love your outfit.. esp. the lace top and your flats. the colors are amazing 🙂

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  2. 15th August 2011 / 8:53 am

    I love everything, top, bag, shorts, shoes.. Amazing summery outfit! 🙂 i need to get more into jewellery too 😛 🙂

  3. 15th August 2011 / 11:34 pm

    Love this outfit…and more and more is definitely a good thing! Until I started blogging, I never gave jewelry that much of a thought…not anymore! They really do make a difference and those shoes are fantastic 😉

  4. 16th August 2011 / 11:02 am

    lovely flats!

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  5. 16th August 2011 / 4:46 pm

    I wrote about Lace embrace trend and I really like it on you!

    hugs and kisses by Mani.

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