Friday, May 23, 2014

Fashion Over Fifty: Wearing Lace

 Hello!  Have you noticed how lace is everywhere this season?  Now I love lace, it always evokes a vintage, romantic, 'girly' feel for me;  but I tend to use it more decorating my 100+ year old home than I do on my body.   I've been trying on a few lacy items in the stores, but I have found them either very uncomfortable (lace is not a very 'giving' material), or I feel the look is too youthful for me.  However, I recently found these cute lace T- shirts from The Limited (similar) and a pair of oxfords with some lace detailing on them, that allows me to bring the lace trend into my wardrobe without the 'little girl look'.

My lace T shirt is see through in the front, so I wear a camisole underneath, although, I do know it is stylish just to wear a pretty bra underneath and expose one's mid section…but that is not for me!  I paired my lace T with a coral cardigan, a water color scarf from Old Navy (similar), dark blue denim Capri's, and my oxfords from Famous Footwear.

For my jewelry,  I wore a pretty blue double strap watch and a blue bead bracelet.
 It is hard to see the lace detailing on the shoes in these pictures for they are on the side of the shoes, but if you click on the Famous Footwear link above, you will see it well!
 By mixing the feminine lace with masculine shoes like oxfords and dark, rugged denim, it really tames the 'little girl' look/feel down, and makes it more suitable for this fifty-something woman.

Need more lace inspiration?  Here are some of my favorite fashion lace pins from Pinterest!

So what about you?  Would you wear lace, and if so how?  I'd love to hear from you!

Have a great day!  Amy


  1. Another great outfit Amy. I love the lace t-shirt paired with jeans! And great lace accents on the shoes!
    I recently bought a maxi-dress that has lace on the top part and all flowery on the bottom part. (Very girly.) But I haven't worn it yet. Hope I'll be brave enough to wear it at my daughter's dance recital. ( I don't wear dresses very often!)

  2. I love your outfit and those shoes are wonderful! I personally don't wear lace except for occasional camisole type edging. Love yours though!

  3. Love lace on clothes, your t-shirt is wonderful !


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