Friday, April 13, 2012

Chantilly Lace: Not just your grandma’s lace

My grandmother’s table doilies and her Sunday church dress are the first things that come to mind when I think of Chantilly lace. Gentle, soft, and feminine – just like my grandmother. But it’s time for a new outlook on this traditional lace. I’ve been determined to step out of my comfort zone and re-evaluate my preconceived notions. With this new approach in mind, I decided to reinvent how I wear lace. In fact, this time lace would not be so delicate. This time there would be a twist.  Lace will now have a tougher look. Now it’s Chantilly lace with an edge. Probably not grandma approved but sometimes a girl has to break out of her obedient role and introduce a little bit of mischievousness and defiance into her life.

Fashion Tip: Pair an edgy screen tee with a lace skirt to give it an unexpected spunk. Try to go easy on the colors. You don’t want your outfit to be too busy.

What I'm Rockin':
Tee: Forever 21
Belt: Forever 21
Skirt: Gemma via HauteLook
Ring: Payless
Watch: Bijoux Terner
Wedges: Marshalls


  1. I really love this lace skirt. Definitely not your grandma's lace. So pretty. Thanks for participating in Fashionista Friday!

  2. What a gorgeous skirt! And your shoes are totally fierce too!

  3. Super cute look! Love the shoooooooes :) Happy Friday!


  4. Your skirt is GORGEOUS! Very cute outfit!


  5. That is a very pretty and delicate lace skirt i love it!

  6. Thank you! And they were from the sales rack at Marshalls!

  7. pretty skirt, love the edginess of the outfit. you look fab xx