Left to Right: Net-A-Porter, Nordstroms, Macy's
I am also deeply in love with this Ralph Lauren lace skirt. When it is on sale . . .
So why don't I own or wear any lace items right now? Maybe it's my memory of this horror from my youth:
Kidding! Or maybe it's the fear of looking too Church Lady, too stuffy, too Miss Havisham:
I think the best way to introduce lace items to my wardrobe would be a clean-lined blouse like this one. It's not fussy or Old-Lady, and it's not Bridal. I do like ivory next to my face. To stay modern, I'd pair it with a slim skirt or . . . a pair of jeans? And keep the accessories clean: simple earrings or bracelet, watch, and ring.
I also have been ogling lace-covered skirts like this one from Talbots (yes, Talbots). Here I would want to pair it with a simple knit top, even an upscale tee, to avoid the Bridal or worse, Mother of the Bride look. Maybe a pair of sleek boots too.
Do you wear lace? How do you work it into your style and how do you accessorize? Or is it hopelessly inappropriate for the 40- and 50-something working woman? Please let me hear your thoughts, and have a lovely, lacy day.