Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lace & Leopard


What I'm wearing:
*Zara Short-Sleeved Lace Dress (similar here)
*J.Crew Leopard Print Skinny Belt (similar here)
*Gap Opaque Tights
*Steve Madden Suede Mary-Jane Wedge
*Banana Republic Bow Clutch
*Forever 21 Bow Headband


It's after Labor Day, but I still wanted to wear this cream lace dress. A lace dress has been on my wishlist for ages & ages but I've never really seen one that looked good on me and was in my price range. I have every intention of wearing this dress year-round. With black tights and the little touch of leopard print in the belt, I think I can make this work for fall.


I feel very Blair Waldorf with my big bow headband, but I have to say that I love the girliness of it. I picked up a few of these headbands in various colors from Forever 21 for $1.50 each!


I haven't watched Gossip Girl in ages, but my favorite Blair quote is: "Haven't you heard? I'm the crazy bitch around here." =)

37 comments:

  1. Funny, I was just thinking yesterday about winterizing a white dress too, but mine is cotton jersey. You definitely should wear that lace dress all year, it's so pretty!

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  2. I'd seen this dress at Zara, but, honestly, I'm waiting for it go on sale here. :) But I think it's gorgeous!

    Btw, I still don't understand that whole no white after labor day thing. Why is that?

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  3. That dress is amazing, and definitely worth wearing year round!!!

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  4. Love how you toughened up the lace with the black tights, shoes and the leopard belt! The bow is purely whimsical!

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  5. Fantastic quote :)

    I love the contrast of the white lace with the black tights. I think this is definitely a dress you'll be able to wear year 'round.

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  6. I have to say, I adore this outfit. I am all about making all clothing all-season appropriate and you did a great job here. Plus I just love that dress! :)

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  7. I love this dress, especially the way you belted it with a leopard belt! Lace is definitely in for the fall and the dress is like a winter white color, so I say you should ignore all post-Labor Day white rules. :)

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  8. I LOVE that dress!!! So beautiful and feminine!

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  9. I think you've done a great job making it work for Fall. I can't see the facce of the watch, but I like what I can see.

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  10. I bought that dress at the Zara in NYC! Definitely works for Fall. Much love.

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  11. hahha - LOVE that Blair quote! You look simply divine in this pretty dress. Love the unexpected leopard and green headband. They're so subtle but make a great impact!

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  12. omg LOVE ~ this is a great outfit! super cute - totally blair and i love the mix of the leopard print with the lace...so chic. great job rosa! ~ susan

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  13. That dress is so gorgeous! I definitely got the Blair Waldorf vibe from the outfit...very cute.

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  14. I love the look of this lace dress. The dress itself still retains an heirloom feeling - like you got it from your grandma, but the fit is great with the shorter length. And I love how you made it more playful with the leopard print and bow!

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  15. Hi hi i love your dress! it's is gorgeous! what size do you take? :)

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  16. Uh, you in that dress is TDF! I love the whole ensemble and the green bow sets everything off perfectly. Now off to hunt for that dress!

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  17. You look amazing!!! You do look very Blair Waldorf, and I love it! I have a cream dress that I winterize the same way, and I think it works great!
    I get so many great outfit ideas from you!!

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  18. SA-WOON! Loooooove this dress so much, I am just so sad I don't live next to a Zara to run and get it! It's gorg and you look darling.

    By the way, I wear white all year around. :)

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  19. I love this dress! Especially with the black tights. I think you look like a work of art here.

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  20. Ahhh, so pretty! I want it! And so jealous- no Zara near me. *cries*

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  21. You definitely made this work for fall! I love the Blair inspiration. Nice touch!

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  22. I absolutely love this dress it's so cute!

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  23. love love love! this dress is absolutely gorgeous and i love the way you have styled it with the opaque black tights and shoes.

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  24. Love the dress. I have a similar one and pairing it with black tights..love it! Great look.

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  25. Rosa, I have such a weakness for white lace dresses. I think you might have found the perfect specimen! And you styled it beautifully; the leopard belt is such a fun touch :) I will have to head up to the city to my nearest Zara and hunt this dress down for myself now!!

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  26. That dress is to die for! You look amazing!

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  27. OMG!!! So gonna copy you!!! Love this woman!!! Amazingly brilliantly epic!!!
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  28. Rosa, you look wonderful! That lace dress! It's so great!

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  29. Love love love the outfit......and when it gets even colder, thrown on that black leather jacket!! I'm going to find my lace dress and copy!! Thanks!!

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  30. This dress is gorgeous. Every time I am in Zara I must go and touch it though. And you look very pretty in it.

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  31. How did I miss this in Zara?! Uh-mazing on you. Absolutely love what you did with it - the leopard and black tights make it day-appropriate, which is what I find difficult about lace. I love it!

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  32. I love this outfit... it definitely is Blair Waldorf-esque. You look beautiful!

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