over50feeling40: Girly Girl Look #1 - Lace
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Mar 28, 2011

Girly Girl Look #1 - Lace

Lace Cardigan: Stein Mart
Jeggings: Lane Bryant
Travelers Black Cami: Chicos
Lace Cami: Vintage
Purse: Vintage
Earrings: The Garment Exchange, SA
"Lace - the invention of a goddess and the occupation of a queen" -Vinciolo

Trends this spring season are everything feminine...so this week I will focus on a few of those trends.  Let's begin with lace! 

It never seems to leave the fashion scene, but is officially in for Spring/Summer 2011. For us seasoned ladies, however, we have to be careful to not overdo the trend, or it will actually age us. Make sure that you remember “less is more” particularly with lace. Take the trend and modernize it with other pieces.

I was excited to find this lace cardigan at one of my favorite places, Stein Mart. The hint of lace peeking from behind the Chico’s Travelers Cami is actually a hand me down from my late mother-in-law. It is a beautiful full lace, vintage cami which was also handed down to her. I need to remember to take a picture of the full look one day.

Long Attitudes Necklace: Stein Mart
Locket: Forever 21
Bracelet: Lane Bryant


My modern touch comes with the Lane Bryant jeggings and the patent shoes….all of the costume jewelry has a hint of vintage. I fear that readers need to get used to seeing the jeggings…they are one of the four pants which currently fit me. Every time I put the baggy ones on, I wince. With the expense of a wedding, it might be a while before I get some new clothing items. But I will do my best to bring variety to the blog.

“It is difficult to see why lace should be so expensive; it is mostly holes.”

- Mary Wilson Little


  1. Love the P&L shoes.....really sweet.....:)

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  2. I love you in lace and yewellery, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh fabulous.
    So true:It is difficult to see why lace should be so expensive; it is mostly holes.”

    Much love , dear pam

  3. You look wonderful. The Alberta Ferretti top is something I would love to have in my huge size. And I totally love your bracelet. I agree that the lace can be aging if worn wrong. But I am willing to wear as much of it as I can.

  4. The jeggings look great on you! I agree with you about the lace, a little goes a long way. You've incorporated brilliantly here, and the jewelry is fabulous.

  5. This cardigan looks so pretty on you!

  6. Pam--I've given you the "Versatile Blogger" award on my blog. I love what you're doing! Thanks. Good luck--Susan

  7. I am a huge fan of lace myself,you look beautiful. How are you feeling about the jeggings? I think they are a great "invention" but my teenagers have vetoed them....

  8. I love the lace cardigan. I have one in black. You've inspired me to pull it out of my closet. And those shoes are divine! I love black patent and the square toe is wonderful.

  9. Hahahahhahahahah. You make me laugh.

  10. This is such a pretty look! I love the lace paired with the jeans and fun jewelry! The jeggings look awesome, so I say keep on wearin em!

  11. Pam!!! FABULOUS! FABULOUS!!!! This is one of my favorites!!! ~Serene

  12. Wow, I love this! I tend to run away from lace, screaming, forgetting how FAB it can look when paired with tougher, edgier pieces! Very, very nice.

  13. very pretty
    you are right, "older" women have to be careful with lace or they will look like they stepped out of a Victorian painting and got lost somewhere along the way.

  14. I don't have any lace that I know of. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for that special piece. Thanks for the heads up. I love your lace cardi.


  15. if you have favorites, don't be afraid to wear them! i'm sure people are sick of my jessica simpson danys and denim flares! i love you in the denim! this is a fantastic balance of new and old. thank you for your sweet comment!


  16. I LOVE the quote! So true!

    That lace cardigan is gorgeous, I'm going to have to find one now. I really love how pretty it is on you! The advice to wear lace with other modern pieces is perfect.

    You really look fantastic!

    By the way, do you have any thrift stores you can check out during your weight loss transition? Salvation Army, Goodwill, etc.? Those could be really helpful right now.

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  17. I'm waiting for it to get a little warmer so that I can wear my thrifted lace skirt... yellows/pinks. Come on spring!!!

  18. Trend or not, I always wear lace. It is fun to see all of it's new incarnations however. A cardigan is a really cool modern twist - i love it!

    Chic on the Cheap

  19. Pretty outfit today lady!! I dont know if I own anything lacey.. other than someone only worn underneath clothes!! LOL I think I might just have to get some.. you look fabulous dahlng.. love this outfit on you,... the jeans really work too!!!

  20. I love the raspberry dress you have in your sidebar from ColdWater Creek! I may have to put it on my summer shopping list.

  21. This is a great look for you.

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog post about my pregnancy.

  22. The lace quote is so funny.


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