I post my outfits on the blog every day at noon (12 p.m. EST) under this Style category #OOTD Daily Style and then I do a summary of all the looks in my Month of Style roundup at the end of the month.
The Modern Edwardian Look
You know how I did the Edwardian Nightshirt look? Well with this one I am stepping out of my comfort zone with this one. Like WAY OUT. First of all, this black lace shirt underneath, is completely see through, so I definitely won’t be wearing it alone without at least some sort of tank top or bralette underneath.
Secondly, this shirt has RUFFLES. I don’t do ruffles. I do ruffle chips, but I don’t do ruffles on clothing, I tend to avoid them as much as possible because they just feel so … girly. (Hence, the Edwardian reference as well because ruffles started to come back in style during that period). If you want a really ruffly lace shirt, this one from Isaac Mizrahi fits the bill.
But, I really wanted to try something new, so I picked this shirt up on a complete whim, and am now hunting down more (!?) lace shirts to try different looks with, like ones without ruffles.
What I did, was I wore it underneath a chambray shirt (exact one from Cloth & Stone here), so it would have black lace peeking out from underneath to give some interest and layers to the look, and then I REALLY unbuttoned the chambray shirt because I was wearing a type of shirt underneath, enough to feel comfortable that I am not exposing too much bare skin (there is a layer of lace after all). I could even unbutton another button on my chambray shirt, to show more of the black lace…
I chose chambray to go with this black lace because it was the most … casual, and comforting piece of fabric I could think of that would contrast well with the more formal, dressy, dare I say stuffy totally lace shirt?
Kept it simple and delicate, with a rutilated quartz stone ring, and two more gold rings stacked, to play up the entire look. I chose gold because I am obsessed with gold accessories but also because they go with my footwear the best.
And can we talk about not only my killer pedicure skills (I am learning how to seriously paint them like a pro now (I am so proud of myself I can’t stand it, because I am usually a klutz and have ZERO hand coordination skills for such detailed work), the colour is from Maison Jacynthe in Napoli, but these SHOES?
THESE BEAUTIFUL retro gold leather shoes that I fell in love with? OMG. A knot of leather on top of the toes, really reminds me of the 50s. They’re actually sample shoes as you can see from the stamp below:
I was told they never made it to production and she bought them at a sample sale, and they are just stunning. They’re comfortable gold flats, I love the criss cross in front (helps them stay on), and the gold is like an antiqued, brushed gold. I learned this on Rachel Zoe, but sample shoes are all made in size 7, which means I would fit in ALL of them *hearts in eyes*
The entire outfit looks good together, but I think I need to play with this lace shirt a bit more. Maybe go towards a more gothic, Barberella vibe with black leather, or waxed black something or another.