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12/15/17

Delicate Lace for the Holidays: My Top Lace-Dress Picks


With the holidays quickly approaching, and with so many of us scrambling to get everything done before then, it's totally understandable if you haven't had any time to plan out what to wear for your upcoming parties or special events! Or maybe you've had no time for online browsing/shopping and find yourself staring aimlessly at your closet wondering what you can throw together last-minute. Well, not to worry, because I've been there, and if there's one thing I've come to rely on and know to be completely foolproof when it comes to last-minute outfit planning, it's that a little lace dress can do wonders!

Today I'm sharing a little holiday-style inspiration (for those of you who celebrate) in the form of beautiful, delicate lace that will have you party-ready and looking like the belle of the ball in no time! 
To start, it's all about finding the right dress. 
Easier said than done, I know. Finding the right dress can be like finding the proverbial needle in a hay stack! But that's why I've rounded up some of the prettiest lace dresses I could find for you, including the one I'm wearing for this look! The dresses are all at varying prices and sizes to give you the most options while saving you time and energy, and it's my hope I can find something you absolutely LOVE and can't wait to wear to your next event. Think of me as your personal shopper and stylist for the day (or every day if you'll let me, since I enjoy it so much!) ;-)

Before I share my dress picks, let's talk about this amazing Eliza J lace dress. I'm not exaggerating when I say I let out a small squeal when I saw it. It has the most beautiful details that make my feminine-style-loving heart swell. You know how much I gravitate towards all the pretty, little details, and this dress has them all for me: the delicate floral lace, the scalloped, eyelash lace trim along the hem, the sheer bell-sleeves with their medallion and floral lace motifs, the fit-and-flare silhouette, and the contrasting winter-white and nude color combo.  Yep, it was love at first sight. A party dress should do that for you, right?
Not surprisingly, sizes for this dress went super-fast online, and only a few sizes remain in stock. If your size is available, I wouldn't think twice about getting it; you won't regret it. Otherwise, I found two very similar styles here and here that are just as beautiful and actually had me doing a double-take because they're nearly identical to mine! 

Below are my other lace-dress picks, which I carefully curated. They're not style- or brand-specific, but you'll notice several by Eliza J (I'm a huge fan of her designs) as well as a few from BHLDN, which is Anthropologie's wedding/occasion-wear line that I absolutely adore. If you've never heard of it, you really must check it out. I find myself ogling over all of the ornate and vintage-inspired cocktail dresses and gowns, daydreaming of all the fabulous places I'd wear them. They're truly stunning works-of-art! See for yourself here, here, and here!

LACE HOLIDAY DRESSES: MY TOP PICKS

Once you find the perfect dress, you need the perfect accessories to complement it! With any intricate lace, you really don't need much in the way of accessories since you want to keep the focus on the lace, so I suggest keeping it simple with a hint of color or shimmer.  For this look, I went with two of my favorites: these gold, shimmery pumps by Vince Camuto (that I shared in my last post) and my vintage Chanel medium double-flap bag in ballerine-pink. I love that they're both feminine and dainty. 
OUTFIT DETAILS:
Eliza J Lace Bell-Sleeve Dress (0) - stock very limited (similar here, here, here) //
Vince Camuto "Cresida" Pumps (5.5) - old (similar here, here, love these bow pumps, too!) //
Chanel Medium Double-Flap Bag - vintage (similar herehere, more pre-loved options; budget-friendly here, here) // Ann Taylor Pearl Stud Earrings - old (similar here)

I hope these lace-dress ideas help you plan for your upcoming holiday parties or special events, especially if you're in a pinch!

Nothing turns heads more than a stunning lace number!

Thanks, as always, for reading!
XO





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