Lovely Lace

I found a lace peplum top by Cynthia Steffe on clearance in Marshalls recently.  It was only $20, a price reflecting a significant discount from its original $128 retail price.  The top is completely sheer and cream in color.

When I saw the top on the sale rack, I immediately envisioned wearing it with leather pants or a leather pencil skirt.  Lace and leather!  Apparently, I’m warming up to the faux leather trend for the first time ever.  Have you seen faux leather appearing even in Target?  A faux leather detail high-low top and faux leather panel leggings caught my attention there on a recent trip.

In today’s post, I’m wearing the new lace top with black skinny pants.  A complementary arm party and necklace add interest.  Pops of yellow from the sandals and clutch break up the black and cream combination.

Sensory Garden, Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis

An arm party featuring the J.Crew “Wild Side” skinny bangle
and the Vince Camuto “Call of the Wild” chevron bracelet

Vince Camuto “Pyramid Rocks” collar necklace (sold out online)

Top—Cynthia Steffe via Marshalls | similar, similar
Pants—Adrienne Vittadini via Marshalls | similar
Shoes—DV by Dolce Vita via Gilt (run a 1/2 size small)
Necklace—Vince Camuto via TJ Maxx | option
Bracelets—Vince CamutoStella & Dot, J.Crew | similar
Watch—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx | similar

Photography by PetalSnap

I’m linking with Mix and Match Fashion for the Summer Style challenge today.


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  1. Anonymous
    August 1, 2013 / 5:29 pm

    You look so pretty and chic, and the accessories really are fantastic. You look really happy, to boot. This is great look all-around!


    • August 1, 2013 / 10:59 pm

      Aww thanks, Tara! I was actually laughing about something here…can't remember what…my photographer is a riot.

  2. August 1, 2013 / 7:44 pm

    You look great in this feminine and casual outfit. I would love to see the botanical garden in St Louis. It looks beautiful there.

    • August 1, 2013 / 11:00 pm

      Thanks, Van! Oh my gosh, you would love botanical garden in STL. It's so expansive. I discover a new beautiful spot every time I visit.

    • August 1, 2013 / 11:00 pm

      Thanks, Amber! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend as well!

    • August 1, 2013 / 11:03 pm

      Thanks, Kahleel. That's great…I love these sandals. I bought a 1/2 size larger (got an 8 1/2 instead of my usual size 8) to get the right fit. I've found them mostly comfortable. One of the buckles (on my right foot only) was slightly uncomfortable after the first time wearing the shoes, but fortunately, that has gone away. I hope you enjoy your shoes!