lilac and lace

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It may still be snowing here at times, but I am feeling very floral and pastel these days (see my last three posts, ha!). I found this dress over the winter and wanted to save it for spring, which is unusual for me. I normally tear the tags right off and style away! But, there’s something about the wait for spring that always feels so refreshing and rewarding to me. After a long winter, spring is nearly upon us, as is the sense of renewal. This is my lilac and lace look, greeting and patiently awaiting the season of renewal in a soft palette.

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Dress: Simpy Vera for Kohl’s ($10 marked down from $70)
Blazer: H&M ($15 marked down from approx $40)
Necklace: vintage via Greg’s Antiques in New Orleans, LA ($3)
Tights: (gift)
Shoes: Rock and Republic via Kohl’s ($5 marked down from $75)
Bracelet: Lulu Dharma via thrift ($1, retails for $190)
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Fashion Huntress tips:
1) Lucite can be really tricky to pull off at work, readers. Personally, I think clear lucite is exceptionally challenging at work. On the other hand, a colored lucite tends to add visual interest while still looking professional. The lucite in these heels is a very subtle detail that’s almost imperceptible. My advice: if you’re going to go lucite at work, go subtle. You can see how I last featured these shoes below:
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2) When I find vintage jewelry, I always consider whether or not the piece can be “cleaned up” when it’s not in the best shape. This necklace needed a good cleaning and was originally strung on a string instead of wire. I simply washed the beads with soap and water, and then re-strung the beads on a thin wire that I bought at a local craft store. String tends not to hold up well over time, whereas wire will definitely stand the test of time. You can see how I last featured the necklace below:
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Anyone else have lucite heel tips? Or vintage jewelry tips? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! Happy Monday!
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11 thoughts on “lilac and lace

  1. That was a great call on saving the dress for spring it makes this crazy weather more bare able! You always seem to amaze me with all the awesome finds you discover.

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