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.
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)
Shoes: Rock and Republic via Kohl’s ($5 marked down from $75)
Bracelet: Lulu Dharma via thrift ($1, retails for $190)
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:
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:
Anyone else have lucite heel tips? Or vintage jewelry tips? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! Happy Monday!
11 replies to “lilac and lace”
ugh, flurries here today too – bananas.
lilac dress is so springy & pretty – heres hoping mother nature takes your suggestion literally!
I love that dress! I wish I had that kind of luck when I went to Kohls.
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.
Lovely dress! I Am feeling very floral too! 😉 xx
The collarless blazer is the stand out piece for me. Love the vintage beads too 🙂
Amazing dress, I love the lilac accents on it so pretty and chic! Oh this outfit is great for Spring! 🙂 xo~ Lena
I’m with you…even though there’s still snow it is time for pastels, darn it! Beautiful outfit!
Never knew what Lucite meant up until now . 😜 the lavender looks so fab on you !! So does the blazer. Dress for the win. Yayyy 🙌
The dress looks super nice! Really interesting print! xxx
What a lovely dress! Love it! 😉 xo Vivian
Happy Wednesday, my love! You look AMAZING!! Swooning over your dress! Sending you much love!