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!