Monday, May 13, 2013

inspiration Monday: layers of pretty

The inspiration: Emmy Rossum

My take:

"Pacific" lace tee, Hollister
embellished camisole, Charlotte Russe
denim skirt, Old Navy
bracelets: gifted, DIY, HauteLook

            I was forced to get creative because a) I don't own a denim jacket (although I've been eyeing the ones on sale at Macy's!) b) I don't own a bright bag and c) I don't own a lace dress.  
     Lace and delicate sparklies in the same outfit - hmm, am I turning into a girly-girl? This is the camisole I wore under my wedding dress, and I was inspired to use it as an underlayer here. I usually wear this top buttoned, but I unbuttoned it to let the beads and sparklies peep through. Yay for real buttons with real button loops vs. the fake buttons I find so irksome on many items of clothing.

      For some reason this outfit feels really beachy to me - I think it's the light blue of the camisole.

         I haven't ever seen anyone wear a camisole under  her wedding dress, but I decided that I'd be more comfortable with one, as my wedding dress had a low neckline. When I started hunting for the camisole I expected that I'd end up with something classically pretty, made out of ivory silk with lace edging, the kind of thing you'd find at Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom's. But on a whim I popped into a Charlotte Russe store (not a store I usually frequent) and this looked perfect. I had a large round sequin pop off when I first tried it on with my dress, but other than that the beading has stayed in place, although it doesn't appear to be securely stitched.

Random wedding photo! 
Photo by Nicole Seu of Studio 3511

       Two more ways I've worn this lace top:
                                                     houndstooth             red, lace, and blue
        I'm linking up with two birds - click here to see the other interpretations of the inspiration!



  1. Thank you, Gracey. I think this is my new favorite way to wear this lace top! :)

  2. I love your creative take on the inspiration pic! :)

    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style


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