This is my first time linking up to Marion’s Trend of the Month Challenge and I couldn’t be more excited about this month’s challenge: lace. I have quite a few lace pieces, mostly neutral ones, so I wanted to challenge myself to wear a lace piece I haven’t in awhile AND in a new way. I just transformed my denim dress into a shirt a few weeks ago, so I decided to transform this lace dress into a shirt as well. Of course, completely work INAPPROPRIATE as a dress. Add my favorite maxi and it was completely work appropriate. Hooray! My biggest challenge in shopping lately is buying items that I can wear both to work AND on the weekends. I didn’t buy this dress with the intention of both, but I guess I found out it has more uses!
Lace Dress, London Times (Similar top here) :: Maxi Skirt, LC Lauren Conrad via Kohls (Similar here) :: Necklace, Sassy Steals (Similar here) :: Booties, Kenzie (Similar here)
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AshleighMarch 20, 2013 at 6:33 AM
This is a very sweet, feminine look.
RachelleMarch 20, 2013 at 7:01 AM
such a romantic look, love the necklace.
RachelMarch 20, 2013 at 7:15 AM
This is one of my favorite outfits of yours yet! I love the feminine look from the lace to the pretty skirt!
DenisaMarch 20, 2013 at 7:25 AM
You look great and I like that lace top. Have a nice day.
AJMarch 20, 2013 at 7:29 AM
I didn’t realize that was a dress until you said it! Love u in lace!!
ShellyMarch 20, 2013 at 7:37 AM
I love using dresses as either tops or skirts, and this dress is PERFECT as a top. Great work!! You look gorgeous. And so does your view, by the way…love those pine trees :).
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MonicaMarch 20, 2013 at 7:59 AM
Love this look! The statement necklace with the lace is beautiful!!
AlyssaMarch 20, 2013 at 8:52 AM
Love this lace top on you. It’s so girlie and pretty!
MeganMarch 20, 2013 at 9:17 AM
Pretty! Love the color of your skirt and necklace, and that lace top is so gorgeous 🙂
IraMarch 20, 2013 at 9:19 AM
I love the outfit! So fab:)
Bethie the BooMarch 20, 2013 at 9:21 AM
This is fantastic Rachel! You’d never know that was a dress! I love the color of your skirt too, the whole outfit has a wonderful spring vibe – but is super fun with your boots!
ElenaMarch 20, 2013 at 9:32 AM
Wow, so in love with this combination, the lace and peachy shades are so romantic and feminine!!!
AmorMarch 20, 2013 at 9:51 AM
This is just so pretty! 🙂
two birdsMarch 20, 2013 at 10:01 AM
you look stunning in this outfit! i love how you made the dress into a shirt…brilliant!
AmyMarch 20, 2013 at 10:04 AM
i LOVE lace! and i love how you styled it with the maxi skirt here. so pretty and feminine.
anngelikMarch 20, 2013 at 10:12 AM
Gorgeous outfit! I am loving everything about it, your skirt, top, boots and necklace. Stunning.
SharonMarch 20, 2013 at 10:14 AM
That dress works so well as a pretty top! Love that necklace with it too!
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The dress is beautiful – I love the sleeves!
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Thank you! That's my favorite part too 🙂
AmyMarch 20, 2013 at 10:42 AM
This is one of my favorite looks of yours EVER. You look gorgeous.
BrittanyMarch 20, 2013 at 10:46 AM
I love this outfit! The peach / nude color looks amazing on you!
lalaMarch 20, 2013 at 11:01 AM
I love this look on you! the lace top and the skirt looks pretty together
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GinnyMarch 20, 2013 at 11:08 AM
I really like this and this color looks great on you! I’m so mad, I thought the trend for today was a pop of orange, I swear she said that last week, hence my outfit today. I’m wearing lace tomorrow, so I’m so annoyed I didn’t figure out I was wrong until I posted today. Oh well, there’s always next time.
RachelMarch 20, 2013 at 11:23 AM
Oh no, that’s sad! I’m sure you can still link up tomorrow! I think she has it open for a full week or so 🙂 And yes, there is always next month! I love these challenges because it helps me find new blogs 🙂
KodiMarch 20, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Super cute necklace! Perfect for spring. 🙂
amyMarch 20, 2013 at 11:23 AM
This is adorable. I love the spring colors and yet it still works for the snow!
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H&K Style JourneyMarch 20, 2013 at 11:31 AM
I love that you are trying to get double duty from your clothes for work and weekends. This is a great transitional look for spring (even though I still see snow your photos)! Heather
Rachel @ With Love, RachelMarch 20, 2013 at 11:34 AM
I love lace too! I like this skirt you’ve paired it with. The whole ensemble is great!
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Linguist ChickMarch 20, 2013 at 11:46 AM
I love this! You look like a winter princess.
ChelseaMarch 20, 2013 at 12:14 PM
WOW love this look, it is girlie yet badass! Your makeup looks flawless again, and the back light is amazing in your photos! Knocked this one out of the park!
Melanie LeDucMarch 20, 2013 at 5:35 PM
LOVE your lace dress/top! So pretty!
Diana MarksMarch 20, 2013 at 1:31 PM
Lovely! I like the lace top!
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NathyMarch 20, 2013 at 1:43 PM
So pretty! I love the lace and statement necklace combo. The colors are beautiful. I found you through the link up. I’m gonna try it out too. 🙂
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Amy ShaughnessyMarch 20, 2013 at 1:48 PM
I love this lace top! So pretty! And that necklace is perfect with it.
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RenaMarch 20, 2013 at 2:03 PM
It looks so great when you´re wearing long skirts – unfortunately I´m to short for this 😉
MeredithMarch 20, 2013 at 2:39 PM
Rachel this look is gorgeous, and I absolutely love that necklace! It’s perfect with this outfit.
Kacie's KlosetMarch 20, 2013 at 3:54 PM
Love the boots with this look! Gorgeous! And that necklace is fab!
SueMarch 20, 2013 at 5:18 PM
Oh that necklace is lovely, as is the maxi! It’s always fun to wear items in a completely different manner from how they’re expected to be worn off the hanger.
JessicaMarch 20, 2013 at 7:46 PM
I love the lace top! The neutrals are pretty together. Beautiful necklace.
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Heather HendersonMarch 20, 2013 at 8:37 PM
Love everything about this look! That necklace is perfect and I’ve been looking for one just like it. I also love everything in Lauren Conrad’s Kohl’s collection, but I haven’t seen that maxi skirt yet. I’ll definitely keep my eyes peeled for it soon though 🙂
RachelMarch 21, 2013 at 8:59 AM
Heather, thanks for your comment! I actually got this maxi skirt on sale at the end of 2011! It must have been from the fall 2011 line or something because I bought it in December! Hopefully there will be some other cute items coming out in her line this spring though… including pleated maxis!
Questing JessMarch 20, 2013 at 8:49 PM
This outfit is lovely, the detail at the back of your lace “top” is beautiful 🙂
navy & orangeMarch 20, 2013 at 10:40 PM
super cute outfit!
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stylishbynatureMarch 21, 2013 at 7:11 AM
Love your blouse !! Beautiful YOU ! KISSES
Julie, from prosecco to plaidMarch 21, 2013 at 8:31 AM
Such a pretty outfit! xo, Julie
Always MayleeMarch 21, 2013 at 8:38 AM
I love the lace and that super fab necklace. You look beautiful!
Tasia of Ruffles & SequinsMarch 21, 2013 at 9:04 AM
Gorgeous pairing, Rachel! I love the idea of lace and a long skirt for the beginning of spring 😀
AshleyMarch 21, 2013 at 10:34 AM
Gorgeous! So well done. Love the maxi with the tough boots- really juxtaposes against the delicate lace.
LeighMarch 21, 2013 at 11:59 AM
Super cute necklace and outfit. Very springy.
nancy @ adore to adornMarch 21, 2013 at 3:48 PM
cute outfit. I love the muted color palette. =)
KimmieMarch 21, 2013 at 5:54 PM
This outfit is gorgeous, Rachel! I think it is by far my favorite outfit I’ve seen on you 🙂 So pretty and feminine, and the colors are beautiful 🙂
RachelMarch 21, 2013 at 7:45 PM
Awww thanks Kimmie! You are so sweet! I do love this outfit, one of my favorites for sure 🙂
M&KMarch 21, 2013 at 8:28 PM
Loving this fun skirt and matching necklace! These look great on you. And how convenient that there is a beautiful snowy background to compliment your outfit! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at brewedtogether.com
OliviaMarch 21, 2013 at 9:52 PM
I love this look, Rachel! I try to buy things that can be worn on weekends and to work too…and it definitely can be challenging! Love how you made this dress work both ways – you have me wondering what work inappropriate things I can pull out of my closet and make them work…for work!
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FabriziaMarch 22, 2013 at 6:16 AM
You look great in this romantic outfit!
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I really like the necklace.
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CaraMarch 22, 2013 at 10:35 AM
I love that you paired this with boots. Feminine and sweet with a slight edge… perfect:)
JenMarch 22, 2013 at 11:57 AM
I think it goes without saying that I’m in love with your top! I can’t believe it used to be a dress! You look absolutely gorgeous in this outfit!
Callie BeckMarch 22, 2013 at 9:19 PM
Wow, this outfit is amazing! I love how you turned the dress into a shirt! It's beautiful – and so are you! =)
HeiressMarch 25, 2013 at 10:14 AM
You are so gorgeous Rachel!! Love both the things together so much. Suits you 🙂
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livMarch 25, 2013 at 10:38 AM
LOVE this outfit!
ChiomaMarch 25, 2013 at 5:12 PM
love this look on you Rachel!! perfect spring look!
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IngeMarch 25, 2013 at 6:10 PM
This outfit is beautiful. So pretty and feminine, but I love how it’s grounded by the booties.
KimbercraftsMarch 25, 2013 at 7:53 PM
Such a beautiful outfit! I adore the sheer sleeves on your lace top/dress, and that statement necklace is swoon worthy!
LauraMarch 27, 2013 at 1:40 AM
You look great! I also try find ways to style my work clothes in a more casual way. I no longer have an office job, so its a very useful skill for me to learn. I love the maxi skirt with your lace dress!
KirstyMarch 28, 2013 at 12:23 AM
Love the dress as a top with such a stunning necklace!
A beautiful look.
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