Tuesday, April 25, 2017

the perfect lbd for spring

spring is officially here (though our current weather patterns
say otherwise!), and my skirts and dresses, sans tights, are 
ready. they've been neglected all winter and want to 
make their return -- complete with cold brew coffee, blooming
flowers and warm temperatures! 

a few of my favorite trends for spring? ruffles (i have worn
several blouses and sweaters adorning ruffles), all things 70s, 
and of course, lace. there is something so feminine and chic about a 
delicate lace dress. whether you're in need of a date night look or 
were invited to attend a spring or summer wedding, lace won't let 
you down. it's both classic and trendy!
disclosure: stylewe graciously provided me with the dress i'm
wearing in this post. as per usual, all opinions are my own!

i love the hem of this dress; with a shorter slip
underneath, the lace makes a statement! while i have 
other black dresses, i don't have anything quite like this.
and despite ordering this dress online (which has proven
 risky at times, particularly when it comes to dresses), the fit is 
seemingly perfect.

the cotton collar adds a bit of edge to this otherwise
feminine dress. i think it would be great for an event, but
could also be a go-to dress for the office. though i must admit, i would 
quickly ditch the heels for my preferred ballet flats, as there
is nothing worse than aching feet after a long day.
as an alternative to heels or flats, this dress
would be equally adorable with your favorite city sneaks. 
i commute to and from work on the bus and have become
an avid supporter of sneakers with dresses. while
i typically have flats or ankle boots in my bag, there are times
i have kept the sneakers on throughout the work day.
while this may not be appropriate in all office environments, i like the 
casual 'i didn't try' vibe it gives off. 

so, grab your white converse or colorful vans and give 
this dress an altogether different look! fashion is about experimentation
 and finding different ways to wear pieces in your closet --
combinations that make you feel like you.

dress: c/o stylewe (exact here), purse: gift from my very sweet coworker,
shoes: bcbg via dsw (similar here), rings: forever 21

have you joined in on the current lace trend?
how do you like to style your lace pieces?
let me know in the comments!
xoxo.