All About That Lace :: lace midi + off-the-shoulder

Friday, July 24, 2015

When it comes to modern elegance, seek a combination infused with traditional sophistication and peppered with grace. Today's elegance presents itself in classic pieces that have a very 'now' feel to them. By combining these unique yet forever elements you can create a look that's both simple and elaborate. 
Pearl earrings are classic and have clearly stood the test of time. Think about it, you own a pair, your mother owns a pair, and your grandmother owns a pair. But when it comes to modern elegance, express some creativity by choosing a pair of double-back pearl earrings. Today's spin on the classic stud is timeless and adventurous - not to mention super pretty. 
As I sit here thinking about elegance and what that means in 2015, I can't help but picture intricate, white detailing. It seems that this year (and the past few) have been all about that lace. This skirt is a prime example of what elegant modernity looks like - polished and fresh. 
A simple black top? Ageless. An off-the-shoulder black top? Stylishly current and subtly bold. Bonus - no necklace needed when you're showing off this much collarbone!  
In my last post I talked about creating a look, and how your makeup, hair, and accessories all help complete whatever vibe you're going for. This outfit definitely had "bun" written all over it. I made my hairstyle voluminous because I like the glamorous look, and well, that's the only way I know how to make a bun :)  
Isn't this lace to-die-for? I matched my skirt with nude pumps to not distract from this statement piece. 
Modern trend alert: mixing gold and silver. Don't be afraid people! 
I love this look because it's simple yet still makes an impact. 
Photos by Virginia Kluiters
[top: Ann Taylor (old but similar here), skirt: Ann Taylor, pumps: Vince Camuto (similar here), earrings: Ann Taylor, cream bangle: Kate Spade, amethyst bangle: David Yurman, gold bracelet: vintage (similar here), heart bracelet: Tiffany & Co.

I have exciting NYC news for you all! This week my two roommates and I signed the lease for a beautiful Upper Eastside apartment in Manhattan *swoon*. I am officially a New York City resident! We move in August 3rd and in case you couldn't already tell, I'm pretty darn excited. 

We got a good deal on the apartment, it's in a lively neighborhood, and there's enough space in the apartment for three of us to comfortably live (aka we're not living in a closet - yay)! And now I can see for myself if being an Upper Eastsider is as glamorous as Gossip Girl has made it sound ;)   

But I have to be honest, these pictures are deceiving. The place I'm standing in front of is not my new home. In fact these photos were taken a week ago, which is before we even knew our apartment existed. But stay tuned for real pics of our new place!   
SHOP ::


38 comments:

  1. Lovely dress
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  2. Great Look! This skirt is wonderful! :)
    xoxo

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  3. So CHIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Obsessed with your lace skirt!!!!!!!
    Happy friday!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  4. Amazing look kiss

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  5. So pretty! Black and white always seems to create such a chic, timeless look! x

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  6. What a pretty midi! And I love it paired with your off the shoulder top.

    Amy Ann
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  7. adorable outfit, sweety!!! so elegance n chic!!!))) happy friday, hunny!!!)))) xoxo

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  8. Love your skirt !
    xoxo,

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  9. you look lovely!!
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  10. This is definitely sophisticated, Kat, and so timeless, too! The pearl earrings (double back studs are so cool!) are gorgeous, and you can never go wrong with a monochromatic palette! The lace adds such an interesting texture to the entire outfit; I'm in love!

    Congrats on the new lease; it's my dream to move to NYC one day! Have fun!

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  11. This skirt is fabulous! I love how the lace is sheer half way down.

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  12. Breakfast at Tiffany's, you look amazing<3

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  13. This is definitely elegant!
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  14. this skirt is perfection! You are absolutely stunning! <3 <3

    Bethany
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  15. I love the B&W look! This lace midi skirt is beautiful... so elegant but chic!

    xo,
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  16. Such a classy look, dear!

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  17. great dress awsom style shoes and cute model

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  18. love your lace skirt! It is so beautifully girly!
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  19. beautiful skirt!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  20. This skirt is beautful, and so is your face!!<3
    Love the outfit:)

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  21. This lace is so diff and pretty! U look fab!
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  22. That is one fabulous white lace skirt! It looks great with your off the shoulder top and the pearl earrings are superb!

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  23. You look so classy and sophisticated in this black and white outfit Kat! The off shoulders top looks so gorgeous on you and is so, so flattering! And, of course, I am a big fan of lace ( especially in white), therefore, I most certainly adore your skirt!
    Beautiful outfit and styling! And congrats on the new appartment! :)

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  24. Such an incredible mix of modern and classic! I love it, you look beautiful!

    Hailey
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  26. You are so classy! Great look!

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  27. Ah what a wonderful elegant look, so Audrey Hepburn. You are really looking sophisticated these days. Love this : )

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  28. wow what an elegant look! you look absolutely stunning! the skirt is so beautiful :D

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  29. I LOVE your style!! I just found you today and I've been stalking your instagram haha and I got around to checking out your blog. Your skirt is TO DIE FOR!!!! I love it!

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  30. You look beautiful and elegant, loving the skirt! <3

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  31. You look like a princess!! Beautiful


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  32. I always love reading how you are adapting the NYC lifestyle,you must be so happy to get a new place
    you look stunning,love that skirt

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  33. You look classic and modern at the same time! So pretty!

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