Monday, 26 March 2012

Three ways to wear a cream lace dress

This post was scheduled to be up last week, but Alex and I spent the week driving around the UK saying our goodbyes to friends and family so I didn’t want to spend time blogging on my own when I could be seeing people instead.

This is the last post that will include Hendrix as we dropped him off at his new home by the sea before coming back to Bath.  It’s strange getting up and not being greated by him first thing in the morning and not having him snuggling under my desk.   Hendrix on the other hand, probably isn’t bothered in the slightest…


So, here is my last three ways to wear featuring Hendrix. 
Dress from Zara (of course!)
1. Leather jacket from Topshop (years old), belt from Topshop, necklace from Tina Lillenthal, Ballet pups from Dune.
2. Cropped denim waistcoat from Topshop, Scarf from Miss Selfridge, Belt vintage, boots from Zara.
3. Scarf from TKMaxx, belt from French Connection, bangles a mix of vintage and Indian, boots from Zara.









I know I wax lyrical about how awesome lace is but I can’t stop myself!  It’s one of my favourite fabrics, is great for day or night and mixes so well with the other trends of the season. 

This is the dress that features in my next column for Folio magazine.  I normally buy the items I feature and take them back to the store when I’m finished, but this time I couldn’t part with it.   The shape works well on my pear shape and I love mixing cream lace with leather and studs - Courtney Love style. 

I love the shape of the dress, so I decided to keep it simple and use accessories to alter the look, but if you wanted to try something different you could swap the matching slip for another colour or layer a t-shirt over the top and tie it in a knot to pull it in at the waist.  It’s amazing how many looks you can get from one dress!

How would you wear it? Do you have a favourite dress that can be worn countless ways?

26 comments:

Justalazymorning said...

i love this post!

daisychain said...

I love that dress, I really need a nice cream one x

Bola said...

I like the last look with the brown belt - perfect for a casual saturday shopping with friends.

The Suburb Experiment said...

Versatile little dresses are on my shopping list. It seems I'm really good at finding wacky pieces but not ones I can just wear and change up every day.

Jenn
The Suburb Experiment

Maria Garcia Pita said...

your dog is just so sweet .)

Niki said...

Thanks!

Marta said...

cool photos!

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Marie Martell said...

Cute dress! Love the way you styled them!

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Mariana said...

They all look amazing, even though 2 and 3 are kind of the same style!
Please check out my blog too at Miss Tangerine :)

Niki said...

Do it! They're so versatile x

Niki said...

Yeah, we just need some warmer weather now :)

Niki said...

I think dresses are my favourite item as they're so easy wear. I wish I was better at finding wacky pieces!

Niki said...

He knows it too!

Niki said...

Thanks Marta

Niki said...

Thanks, although the last two are a bit similar :)

Niki said...

Yeah, I've started t pack things for the big move so my wardrobe is a little sparce!

Oh Sunnie Day said...

Love the outfits! Especially the third one!!

xx

Jen

Style Eyes said...

Such a pretty dress. I am a big fan of lace too. My most versatile dress is probably a little black one. Such a stylish dog! Hope you have a good trip and look forward too hearing about it.

theM.A.D.creationist said...

very nice photos! lovely dog!

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Giuseppe

Niki said...

Thanks for commenting Jen, yeah, I like the third too, but my fave is the first :)

Niki said...

Thanks Ceri :) You can't go wrong with a LBD...it's probably the most versatile!

Bonnie said...

I love dresses like this. They are so undeniably feminine. I don't personally own any, but I lovelovelove them.

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Niki said...

Thanks very much!

Niki said...

I think you should try one :) I've seen your blog and you have some fabulous shoes to go with one!

Beadiest Seamstress said...

bridesmaid dresses!

The White List said...

Cool! You're wearing the hell outta that dress! :-)