Raiding My Sister's Closet: Dress it Up/Dress it Down

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I think lace can be so beautiful.  It is so soft and romantic looking, and it has really been making a come back in the last year or so!  I got this top at the clothing swap that I went to last week and had mixed feelings about it when I tried it on.  I am completely sold on it now, because, not only does it fit my pregnant belly, it also turned out 2 great outfits for me in the last week. I have a feeling I am going to wear this shirt a lot in the next few months!  It is so versatile, and a classic looking piece.

Dress it Up:  The lace makes a nice contrast to the dark, bold stripe giving it a feminine touch.  The earrings and pumps also help to give the overall look polish.  
 lace shirt: clothing swap (similar)// black shirt: downeast basics// skirt: forever 21(similar)// shoes: mootsies tootsies// 
earrings: forever 21(similar)

Dress it Down:  The denim and colored pants make this outfit much more casual, but the earrings and heels make it completely acceptable for a night out (but I would totally wear it to the grocery store)!  
 shirt: clothing swap(similar)// black shirt: downeast basics// pants: JC penney (similar)// shoes:  DSW// Purse: Kate Spade// earrings:  gift from a friend

Go see how Merrick and Janssen dress a piece up and dress a piece down!  


  1. I'm loving the dressed down look that you picked here! I love the top paired with the edgier pants!

    1. Thanks, Paige! You always hope when you pair something together that everyone else will think it works as well as you do! Thanks for the validation ;)

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    1. Thank you! I have a feeling I am going to LOVE wearing it this fall! Especially with a cardigan, a jacket or vest over it!


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