Two Ways: Joie White Lace Top
Jul 24, 2012
Blouse: Joie Fanny Lace Top ($174)
From Left, Earrings: Gorjana Hoops ($50) Bracelet: Square Links Bracelet ($65) Bracelet: Kate Spade Hinge Bangle ($128) Bag: Edie Attache ($290) Pumps: Orra Pumps ($60) Tank: Splendid 1×1 Tank ($39) Pants: Linen Cafe Trouser ($80)
From Right, Earrings: Single Stud Earring ($7) Bracelet: Tinley Road Bandle ($22 + 20% Off Code: ME) Bag: Slot Through Clutch ($33) Shoes: Madden Mala Pumps ($71) Dress: Raquel Cotton Cady Dress ($235)
For a Casual Friday. Why bright yellow pants? So that one day in your memoirs, you’ll describe me as inscrutable. (First to name the TV show wins a prize.) But seriously, I’ve been craving a pair of crazy, bright yellow (or maybe cobalt) trousers. Sadly, these are linen, and I’m allergic to a linen. At least, my sense of style is.
Need an alternative? A navy trouser with a wider leg (or a skinny leg, if you prefer) would be lovely.
I could have used a nude-to-you cami under this blouse, but I liked the idea of a white tank better. It felt better suited to the office.
Sometimes a blouse just screams out for a bracelet, and this one does. I love these two bracelets together, it’s a substantial amount of jewelry but not so much jewelry that your wrist might snap. I’d probably add some small gold rings as well.
For the hair, I’d style my hair in not-so-perfect waves using two different sizes of curling iron. For the makeup, I’d wear a red lip and red nails. I’d also wear more eyeliner than usual.
For a Cocktail Party. This outfit was inspired by a photo on my Pinterest page of a woman wearing a black strapless corset bra under a white lace blouse. The look has style for miles. And since I can’t be the only one with strapless bridesmaids dresses stored under my bed, this might be a good way to recycle them for other uses.
This is one of those outfits where you don’t want to mess with the neckline, so there’s no necklace. This cuff isn’t fussy or too pretty, and it provides a nice contrast to the blouse. But I love the blush-colored resin stripe running down the middle, it plays well with a simple, blush-colored clutch.
For the hair, a slightly-right-of-center part, teased at the crown, styled wavy, then pulled into a middle-of-the-head ponytail. For the makeup, I’d choose a true pink nail color like Dior Pink Icing ($23). I’d also wear pink blush, a gold shimmer eye with a bit of black liner and a pinky-nude lip color, not a gloss.