Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lace: The Timeless Classic

    I've always loved antique lace dresses.  I remember so many lazy Sunday afternoons spent wandering flea markets and pining for for something akin to glorious gowns to one day be in my closet.  I was afraid to buy those fragile gowns because I knew I couldn't resist wearing them and would inevitably destroy them in the process.  So, I just kept hoping that some brilliant designer out there would one day bring these antique gowns into the present style.  I waited.  And waited.
    Then I saw it.  The most perfect, most gorgeous, most absolutely straight out of my vintage dreams dress.  But, my thrifty nature held me back for a while.  I am an avid bargain hunter.  I don't like spending money if I don't have to, so I waited and watched until this dress came along at just the right price.  The right price in this case was more than I usually spend, but every now and then something comes along that absolutely steals my heart.  In such cases, rare though they are, I try to figure out if the cost per wear makes it worth it.
    A versatile piece that's well made will get years of wear so I can justify spending a little more.  This lace dress by Anthropologie was one of those rare cases.  While I still got a pretty good deal on this dress, I wasn't exactly sure it would get much wear.  Funny how being determined to wear something can create opportunities and outfits. Not only that, but this is really the sort of thing I could see myself passing on to one of my daughters one day; it's just that lovely.  So, yes, it was absolutely worth every penny. 


Shop the Look:
Dress Anthropologie
Belt, tights, and heels are from ModCloth
Cardigan is old

3 comments:

  1. I wouldn't have picked out this dress from the catalog photo you featured, but it truly does look lovely on you. Here's to many wearings!

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  2. Oh my, that dress is beautiful!! You'll be wearing it for decades!

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  3. You're a woman after my own heart, there's nothing more pleasing than attaining something you really covet, at a bargain price! You look as lovely as ever.

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