A long sleeve lace dress is a favorite of mine. I love lace dresses, but hate being cold. Restaurants In the US are overly air-conditioned , so as soon as the warm weather begins, so unfortunately does the over compensating AC. I wore a blue long sleeve lace dress over Mother’s day weekend , and felt the soft color was just right for our quiet celebration.
The aquamarine tinted blue of my dress almost matched the sky. My Ferragamo glasses shaded my sensitive eyes from the sun. Above and below I am on the rooftop terrace of my co-op, thinking how grateful I am to have two wonderful adult children, and a soon-to- be daughter in law! I already consider this lovely woman part of the family.
GRATITUDE LOOKS GOOD ON ME I THINK. IT CERTAINLY MAKES ME SMILE. BELOW, I AM CAUGHT WITH A PINCHED MOUTH TRYING TO CONCEAL A LAUGH. MY SON HAS A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR.
I got the sweetest cards for mother’s day, both from my daughter and my daughter in law. My son called me, and it was so good to hear his voice. My daughter’s card began with these words ” MOM, YOU LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE IN SO MANY WAYS”. She is right, I do. I am fortunate to have a sunny temperament, and I hope it is contagious.
“My family is my beacon and that light shines brightly, indeed.” — Elle
Now back to my long sleeve lace dress, and a mention soon of the dramatic shoes I am also wearing.
My long sleeve lace dress is my favorite because it is so well balanced.
When I wear lace, I am concerned about modesty, as there is always an element of sheerness. This dress however, preserves the sense of modesty with long sleeves that have lovely sashes that can be tied into delicate bows. The sleeves are elasticized and are pushed up for comfort and drama. It also has wonderful tailored details that you can see below.
This dress is by Free People. The long sleeve lace dress is in the color Sea Fog and is available on Gilt.com , POPSUGAR.COM and also pre-loved on Ebay here. I am proud to say the the details are best seen here than on any of the shopping sites I visited.
I styled this delicate number with a sweet round bag from Jason Wu bought second-hand at Encore. I like the deeper blue as a contrast; the structure is ladylike but the shape is modern. Jason Wu is a longtime favorite designer and perhaps is best known for his outstanding dresses worn by Michelle Obama.I love his style sensibilities. Its been a while since you saw this bag, but to reacquaint you with it, please see this post.
YOU HAVE BEEN PATIENT THUS FAR! YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE SHOES. YES?
AS BEST AS I CAN RECALL, I BOUGHT THESE 3 YEARS AGO FROM ZULILY.COM. I APPRECIATE THAT THIS FLASH SALE SITE FEATURES MANY SMALL DESIGNERS . THE BOLD PLATFORMS ARE EXTREME IN THE PLATFORM STRUCTURE, BUT DELICATE IN THE COLOR COMBINATIONS OF LAVENDER AND SOFT MINT. SWEET JEWELED FLOWERS ADD SUCH A FEMININE TOUCH ! TO ME THEY HAVE A MIU MIU VIBE!
Over Mother’s day weekend, I was busy with a house renovation and doing some gift shopping for my friends, both of whom are celebrating their birthdays. I loved walking the city streets for the few sunny days that we had recently. Below a shot of the flowers in front of a nearby courtyard .
Hungry for lunch, I stopped by a local restaurant for a fresh salad. I adore this local gem called The Fitz.
Below a snap of the card, one of three I received that put me in Happy Land for the rest of the week!
I think my fun platform sandals deserve a post of their own. I will also do a post on the round bag trend, that is so pervasive this season in straw and wicker. So be on the look out for those. Now where oh where, is the time I need to write them?
HOW WAS YOUR MOTHER’S DAY? AS LOVELY AS MINE WAS I WILL SAY THAT I MISS MY LATE MOTHER, AND THIS HOLIDAY IS BITTERSWEET. STILL THE DAY DID LEAN DECIDEDLY TOWARDS SWEET. Your turn, please share! LET ME KNOW. YOU KNOW HOW!
that bag is such a perfect counterpoint to the aqua dress. Do you have a lending program!
I do think it is, and I appreciate your well trained eye.
lending program — yes, for you anything, anytime!
You’re right, Elle….those shoes (swoon, drool, and pant) are just amazing!!! It just goes to show that you can get some fun and interesting pieces from different sites—and not have to spend a ton of money!!!
I always love to hear gratitude and positivity—I’m so glad you had a wonderful day!!
True, I love to support smaller brands and even mid-size ones these days that are under attack with all of the copying !
I am so greater , I know you are too!
You look amazing in this look, Elle! Great styling as always!!! Thanks for sharing!
Have a great week!
Much love, Len
Thanks gorgeous ! I so appreciate that and really enjoyed your Mother’s Day Post!
I hate AC! Last Friday I was in a shopping mall and it was extreme cold there. How do they work in those temperatures? What a beautiful flowers!
OH me too, and it is so bad for the earth! Yes, the flowers, which seemed to bloom overnight, are magical ! Happy weekend sweet friend !
This dress is perfect for events and occasions like this.
Happy Mother’s day dear
Jane | The Bandwagon Chic
Thanks, it is , as it is so comfortable and not too short! Even good for a wedding event !
you too lovely !
How divine is that lace dress. I love everything about it, and the colour is just gorgeously ethereal. Great love for the shoes too and I’m in awe that you’re actually able to walk in them. Accident prone me would have had an err … accident 😉 The blue round bag is irresistible too – I love a round bag! Love the words of your daughter’s card: what an absolutely lovely thing to say! xxx
Thank so much Anne!
I love the length, not too short ! I am not accident prone, a hyper vigilant being, but these do require some effort! I also love the round bag, a post on it coming soon! My daughter, sigh, a sweet and wonderful creature!
happy weekend ahead!
Amazing photos and lovely dress dear!
Have a wonderful day!
Thanks sweet Anya! You too!
I adore all those soft pastel colours thrown together with that bold round bag.
I’m only a pug Mom so there was just some extra shedded fur thrown my way. Seems like I get the same gift every year.
Being a mo to a fur baby is a lot of work and very fulfilling too. Vacuuming… now that I do not miss!
What a lovely dress! I have seen the label Free People (I have thrifted a couple of pieces, and bought one piece new), and the quality is very good. The shoes are very Miu Miu! So fabulous. You look so sunny and happy – Happy Mom’s Day, Elle!
Ah, it is even better when thrifted! Thanks you so much, it was a nice simple day!
Dear Elle. What a great dress and such warm words to accompany the beautiful photos and outfit. I think this dress is the best. Lots of thoughtful details and still not over the top, which makes the dress not only beautiful but versatile too. I am happy to read you have had such a wonderful Mothers Day. I think it is a special day when you kids are young, but also when the fly out of the nest (heading towards that myself….). Those shoes are amazing. I agree with your observation, bold yet delicate in one and with a stunning… Read more »
Thanks so much Lieske!
I agree, this dress is thoughtfully designed ! Platforms are great for we who are vertically challenged! Happy week friend!
Good luck with the empty nest transition …. it is easier than you might think. In my case they are home often and it is a great balance!
When I opened your post, I thought, oh my, what a pretty dress! And then I scrolled down – BAM!! Hahaha. Even better. Those shoes are the perfect foil, delicate and loud at the same time. Divine! I’m glad you had a great Mother’s Day and that your family brings you so much joy.
They are fun, right! I was not sure if it was just momentary lapse of judgment. but they make me smile. Who needs to be serious all the same I ask of my kindred spirit?
This dress is amazing! Love it on you and also the sandals are super cool! Kisses
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Thanks so much sweet friend! Happy weekend Vale!
I absolutely love an allover lace dress! Your is so beautiful with those sleeves!!
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Thank you very much Krisztina!
I also appreciate the sleeve details. Welcome to my blog!
Have a nice evening!
What a beautiful dress! I love the accessories with it, especially the navy bag, such a nice colour combo! 🙂
Glad you had a nice mother’s day! 🙂
Hope that you are having a great week, almost the weekend! 🙂
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You look amazing in this lace dress! It is so feminine and beautifully styled. Love the bag too!
Elle, your outfit for mother’s day was definitely perfect! The blue lace dress is adorable and your amazing platform heels deserve for sure an own post! I see you had the wonderful celebratio you deserve as I know you are such a good and caring mother. Fortunately restaurants in Bavaria are not really often airconditioned as I neither like this.
Have a wonderful weekend, dear Elle!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
Thank you so much! Lucky that you do not have the AC blasting in Bavaria!
I was delighted by MOther’s day and thank you for your kind words.
You looked so lovely in that dress and so much better than the model on the online shop!! Very good styling with the deep blue bag (swoon, drool) and the fun sandals.
My mother’s day was good too: I got the loviest card from my stepdaughter with such sweet words. If you knew how bad our relationship was as she grew up and how lovely our relationship is now…. it is nothing less than a miracle.
The models were of course so much prettier, but they stood there with the strips of fabric just lying there! I pushed up the sleeves and tied a bow, and instantly the dress look like it was designed to~
Yes, young girls and mothers, or step moms, can be a very tough tango. SO truly glad things are wonderful now, you deserve that !
Elle, so glad you had a wonderful Mothers Day and I wanted to wish you the best for your son on his upcoming wedding! This outfit is so beautiful on you! I love well made lace, and this color is so outstanding ! Beautiful with your circle bag and those fabulous sandals! Really tip to toe, i love it!
What a pretty place to enjoy the view as well!
Have a Blessed day
Thanks so Much ! Very sweet, though the day is still long off. Wishing you well sweet friend!
This dress is absolutely gorgeous!
Thanks so much Jessica!
You look so elegant and chic the color compliments your skin perfectly.
I do love this color and it looks good on everybody!
Such a truly beautiful dress – gorgeous! And you look stunning, dear Elle!
Sorry for being late, but Happy Mother’s Day to you, gorgeous woman!
Thank you so much Natalia !
Belated wishes for a happy mothers day right back !