Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Naughty or Nice: Lace and Leopard

Sugar and spice, naughty and nice, that's what little girls are made of. How do you dress the two sides with one stunning outfit? Masquerading, versatile lace. Feeling subtle, timeless and romantic? Swath yourself in an ivory lace embroidered with delicate beads.  Stepping out for the night in a much more dramatic look? Slip into a black lace with silk accents. No matter how you're feeling or where the night will take you, lace will turn your ensemble from naughty to nice (or vise versa!). And what woman doesn't need an outfit that can express her two sides? 

Though my inner courtesan longed to wear this lace to a grand masquerade ball, I wore it to my office holiday party. Not as grand but still elegant (alas, no invite yet to Orlando's costumed ball).  For this outfit, I paired a black Chantilly lace with an asymmetrical satin shirt and a thin leopard print belt. A touch of class, a touch of wild, all Iris. How do you incorporate lace into your outfits?
Fashion tip: Remember that simplicity is elegant. For a more refined look, I opted for minimal jewelry, my pearl studs and wedding rings were all that I needed. The leopard print speaks for itself.

What I’m Rockin’:
Blouse – A’gaci
Skirt – Gemma via HauteLook
Belt – Forever 21
Shoes – Charles by Charles David via Marshalls


  1. Sleeveless top....bare legs??? No coat????? Ahhhh SO JEALOUS! Love the satin blouse with the lace skirt, you look beautiful!

  2. super cute outfit!!! love your top. Such a cute blog! i'm your new follower


  3. Love the way you belted that top....looks great :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  4. Love the lace skirt and the touch of leopard is perfect with the top.

    Red Soles and Red Wine

  5. Very cute! I agree with simplicity= elegance. I'm very much like that too :-)

  6. How cool is this?! I almost bought the exact same belt the other day. It looks lovely on you. :) I love the lace - and everything about this outfit!


  7. LOL you crack me up! Well, a cold front is coming our way...

  8. Thanks! You should get the belt! It's so versatile. I've been able to use it in several outfits to change the look.

  9. I really like the skirt super pretty