Lace For A Lady, Letters For A Spy

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I don't wear nearly enough separates. For me it is usually a reach for the most appealing (often meaning newest) dress and then coordinating around that. Separates take a little more thought. However, I wore a version of this outfit in my most recent remix and decided that I wanted to wear this white lace blouse again. The blouse also seemed like a perfect match with my lace sock garters from SWANclothing.

I have to say these garters make me feel cool. Most of my outfits make me feel...pulled together, cute, quirky, etc. Very rarely do I feel cool; I actually still don't quite feel that way, but the garters help. They're such a unique and quietly subversive accessory.
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Outfit details:
lace top
UO dress & belt

CONVERSATION

37 comments:

  1. Yes the garters are absolutely cool. Cool like a female version of one of the gangsters in Guys n Dolls. And just so you know, you look cool lots of other times too.

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  2. I know what you mean about hardly ever wearing seperates; I really need to start working on that! I love those garters, they are such a fun accessory!

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  3. Definitely cool, those garters. I've seen them before, and I was thinking of purchasing a pair for fall so I can wear thigh highs without the worry that those big cotton things will fall down, as they've been apt to do. However, with us potentially moving to Hawaii next year, it seems kind of wasteful for such a wonderfully novel accessory.

    I like that skirt. It's nice a full, but still short enough that it gives you that youthful kicky-ness.

    I'm in search of a good petticoat for my flowy high waisted skirt... and a good lacy shirt. I think I found one at Madewell.

    Much XX.
    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

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  4. Such a cute outfit. I'm so with you on the dress rather than separates idea.

    Love the little garters on you too.

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    x

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  5. love love love those sock garters so much! i have a pair that i'm still too self-conscious to wear. i don't know why, really. but anyway they looks great on you, and i love how you style them with a fairly unassuming outfit. ~joelle

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  6. Those sock garters are just brilliant. Love your outfit as usual.SarahD

    www.myrepublicoffashion.blogspot.com

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  7. The sock garters is amazing! Love the volume of the skirt too!

    Carmen.xx.

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  8. Wow! aha, that is so sweet what you did with socks!

    Marika
    and check out my new project - Story of my Clothes

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  9. i get what you mean, separates are slightly more tedious to put together.
    I face the same problem too. On lazy days, I will just pick any dress I see and a blazer/jacket to match.

    I like your entire outfit, even the garters which is strange cause I nv did like the idea of garters being worn as part of an outfit.

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  10. I love sock garters soooo much. I love this top on you, too. You do look pretty cool. :D

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  11. ADORABLE look.. lovelovelove the sock garters and lace top. :)

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  12. Isn't it awesome how an accessory can take an outfit from "fun" to cool?! I love the sock garters addition; they definitely add an edge to a sweet outfit. ;)

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

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  13. you look especially dazzling today.
    and you look happy, i love happy people!

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  14. Ha ha, I like subversive accessories. I agree that skirt/shirt combos are sometimes a little harder to pull off but you do it well here. Lace is always classic.

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  15. I have a skirt that looks exactly like yours!!

    http://revi-pinkillusions.blogspot.com/

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  16. I personally love separates! Its hard for me to find a dress that is flattering on all parts of my body so separates all the way for me! :)
    Lovely outfit!

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  17. You certainly look cool! I think this outfit is awesome. And the scenery . . . !!

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  18. I used to wear so many skirts and tops but these past few years have got me obsessed with wearing dresses. They're so easy and so appealing and sometimes I can't justify buying a top that costs the same as a dress or a skirt that costs the same as a dress, even though if I really thought about it, a top or a skirt would probably get tons more wear and would probably be way more versatile in the end.

    I blame it on the plethora of cute vintage dresses and amazing dressed by independent designers tempting me to forgo separates and put on a dress!

    I think your sock garters are gorgeous and totally cool. I've never even considered for a moment that I could pull them off but seeing you in them makes me want to try.

    xo Jenny

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  19. i love these photos so much! i love the close up with that background. so much! and thanks very much for the sock garter love all :)

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  20. I really need a pair of those garters! And I find separates far more easy to dress than a... dress :p I guess it's just personal preference (:

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  21. The garters and the boots! to die for!


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  22. yay for separates. I've been in a onesie or dress mode the past few weeks but I'm gonna branch out again!

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  23. You are too adorable...it was such a fun surprise to scroll down and see lace garter socks! And you know I just heart those shoes.....

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  24. that lace suspenders are wild and very very cool.

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  25. love the contrast of the white lace and the black skirt!
    like always, you look flawless :)

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  26. I really love that lace top, it's quite beautiful and I will agree it goes well with the lace garters.

    butterflycupcakesanddaffodils.blogspot.com

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  27. love the sock garters.. they add a quirky touch to the outfit! :D


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  28. YES those garters are super cool!! Mental note: must find garters stat!

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  29. Love these! And I always thought you were cool :)

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  30. I am so glad to see these garters on you (and Rumi and Jennine etc). I totally dig them!

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  31. The garters with those shoes just work so, so well.

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  32. Oh my God! I'm in love with the shoes but especially the garters! I've been wanting some like this for years, so thanks oodles for posting the link to etsy. I will def have to order some! I just hope I can pull it off as good as you.

    sarahhartsu.blogspot.com

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  33. I am sooo coveting a pair of sock garters this summer!

    Props!

    http://sarah-leighsstylefiles.blogspot.com/

    xx

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