Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lace Tops


I bought this lace top from Forever 21 last year as an experiment, unsure if I could make use of it.  Little did I know it'd become one of my most worn pieces!  It's as versatile as a plain tee but brings a little special something to an outfit.  I've used and abused this poor thing, plus since it was an experiment I just went with what was cheap, and now it's time for a new one.  I attempted to replace it with this awesome crochet top, but that one is too big and hard to style and is sadly one of the shopping mistakes I've made.  I ordered this one from Old Navy, and while I don't have high hopes for it, we'll see how it goes.  Lace tops, yea or nay for you?


Top  //  Forever 21 (similar: one, two, three, four)
Cardigan  //  H&M (one, two)
Jeans  //  Forever 21 (similar)
Boots  //  Dolce Vita via Macy's (see bottom of this page)
Belt  //  Target
Scarf  //   c/o Maybe Matilda (shop)

Linked up for WIWW!

49 comments:

  1. I love how you styled the cowl! It looks great on you. And I think I need a lace top, too--it adds such nice texture to your outfit!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love this look! The little belt around the lace makes it complete looking. I may have to make my own version of it! Thanks for the inspiration :)

    <3 Danielle

    Goodwillista.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I like the mix of textures in this look...genius! Ha! I like being able to wear an item multiple ways. It's also good to think of 2 or more ways to wear an item before purchasing it. :)


    www.mystyledexpressions.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love a great lace top! I actually got one last spring from J Crew Factory & love it (it's a blush color) & now need a white one so I can wear it with more. Love the blush & maroon together in this outfit. Unexpected color combination that I love!


    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yea for lace tops! I bought one a while ago from T.J. Maxx and at first I was hesitant to wear it because lace has always equaled extra fancy to me for some reason. But you're right, it's just as versatile as a plain t-shirt.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Super cute! I love the texture & subtle interest the lace brings to the outfit. I also love the pop of maroon (burgundy, oxblood... whatever they're calling that color these days!) in the infinity scarf. Adorable outfit as always!

    MK

    http://outfitposts.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  7. I say Yea. I never would have thought to add lace, but I love how the combination looks. Thanks for all the inspiration, I am learning to experiment more because of you and your blog and slowing getting out of my jeans and tee uniform.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Super cute, Audrey! Lace tops are a definite yay for me!


    Janell
    www.fashionableyoubyj.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Man I love lace! this outfit is great!
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. I've got a lace top I haven't worn yet, so I am excited to see this outfit. I can use it as inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Here's the top. I'm struggling to figure out how to where it. Any ideas? It's the ivory

    one- http://www.kiyonna.com/plus-size-clothing/Separates/23120904

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love this outfit!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Definitely a yea for me, I love lace tops! Latest and favorite one is this one from Express: http://www.express.com/brushed-lace-tee-47579-1056/index.pro

    ReplyDelete
  14. I'm obsessed with lace! iI really like both this top and the one you consider a shopping mistake. It's too bad about the other top, because I think it's beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  15. That's a really pretty top. I bet it would look great with a pair of dark skinny jeans, brown or congac boots, and maybe a burgundy blazer/jacket.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love the lace trend! I recently got a lace top from Marshalls (not sure the actual brand of the shirt) for family pictures. It was great because it was comfy and could be styled several ways but also added something special with the lace detail.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love a lace top too - adds a nice texture to a simple casual outfit like this one, plus I tend to just have a lot of t-shirt material items that I wear under things, so a lace one is always handy for dressing up a little more.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Yay for me! I have two (white and beige) - I wear the white one to death!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Bought a lace tee from Target a year or two ago -- it's the boyfriend's favorite! I've worn it to death, and supplemented with a drapey lace tank from H&M. Definitely a staple, and super easy to wear!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love that lace top - I've been searching high & low for the right one. Always feel a little discouraged given that I'm a little top heavy, so it often seems like the lace gets a little wonky because of that... Any tips??

    ReplyDelete
  21. You're totally right about lace adding a little extra something to an otherwise simple item. I have a lace dress and am actually wearing lace pants today (yes, seriously) but I don't have a lace top!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Love this outfit on you! And I really like the burgundy cowl. Great inspiration for future outfits. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Yay for lace! And P.S. if the Old Navy doesn't work out for you, I saw a long-sleeve lace T at Ann Taylor. It comes in black, white, and pink. Here's the link: http://bit.ly/10ou7Ak

    Sarah's Real Life (pssst! Gems & Jam *vintage* giveaway in progress…)

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love lace tops! And I love love love infinity scarves, especially maroon! Adorable outfit!

    ReplyDelete
  25. very cute! loving the chunky scraf

    ReplyDelete
  26. Love the lace top! :)


    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I am in love with your scarf!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. The top is pretty, I can see why you wear it so much!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I am in love with your scarf!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. I personally love lace tops, and this one looks amazing on you. I love the scarf and cardi combo! So glad to have found your blog via Franishh!
    -XOXO-
    Libby at http://libbysoutlook.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  31. I love your lace top SO MUCH! please let me know if you find anything good! I've seen a lot of cute lace tops, but they either are only lace in front and knit in back (WHYYYY) or they are just a thin layer of lace and require an undershirt, which is annoying. :)

    ReplyDelete
  32. My current one requires an undershirt! But since I wear them with almost all of my tops, i don't mind. I'll let you know how the Old Navy one works out. I can't see the back in the pics, so I don't even know if it's a knit back or lace. Plus, by the way it fits on the model I'm not putting my eggs in that basket.

    ReplyDelete
  33. yay!! I love how it can be dressed up or down. Like Kimmie said below, all of my lace tops need an undershirt. I think there's probably no way around that!

    ReplyDelete
  34. I really like the lace top, and that snood!


    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  35. I love this post since I have a cream-colored lace top but have only worn it over a t-shirt. I will have to spice it up with a cardi/belt and scarf! Also, I've been looking for some boots JUST like those... you may have posted it elsewhere on your blog, but any tips on where to find a pair like that?

    ReplyDelete
  36. HappinessatmidlifeTuesday, November 20, 2012

    I am a big fan of lace tops...so feminine and adds an interesting texture to an outfit.


    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. Links to where to buy similar items that I'm wearing are always at the bottom of every post. :)

    ReplyDelete
  38. Thanks! I looked but guess I missed it!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Super cute look Audrey! i love the idea of a lace top, i need to invest in one and i have a similar scarf like yours in chartreuse from target! have a happy thanksgiving!

    Chioma


    C's Evolution of Style

    ReplyDelete
  40. Yes for lace tops! Like you said it's simple enough to elevate an outfit to the next level without trying to hard. :)

    alatteinspiration.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  41. I love this outfit! The lace top is fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  42. I agree with Dawn below! Or any kind of neutral blazer. You could also try a pencil skirt (denim for casual chic or black/grey for more sophisticated) with an earth tone cardigan, like mustard, rust orange, maroon, or tan. Then add a long, shiny, sort of thin necklace to make a long lean line in your center column.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Lace top = yes, please! Lace top from forever 21 = no thank you! I got myself a lace top last winter from forever 21, and it did not last very long! By the way, I really enjoyed SD and once again thanks for your advices, they were really helpful! I promise that I have done my best to help the US economy!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Lace tops are fantastic! (A huge staple in my wardrobe.) I actually loved your crochet top from that post, I think it would look killer with skinnies and it looked really adorable on you. I really like your styling of this lace top as well, the rich red scarf really pulls the whole look together and gives the boots and the cardigan a luxurious look.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Love this outfit! Especially the burgundy scarf.
    Looks great.


    http://pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

    ReplyDelete
  46. Awesome! This has just given me an outfit inspiration for something similar. Thank you, Audrey!


    Janell
    www.fashionableyoubyj.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  47. LOVE the new lace style! I agree it adds just the right amount of fancy needed!!

    ReplyDelete
  48. I found a white lace top at express half off for black Friday. not sure its the same but its cute.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Lace tops are a nay for me until I am more diligent in my "lay flat to dry" practice. I have tried lace skirts and tops but the lace always ends up far shorter than the lining because I forget to take them out of the load before the dryer!

    ReplyDelete

Blogging tips