I've been wanting to pull out this lace bomber for a while now, but finding it tricky to style. I really wanted to pair it with my H&M floral pants. And I recently bought a black lace-trimmed blouse by Prabal Gurung on clearance at Target for $10 so I wanted to see if I could use that as well. I was having trouble with the fit of the J Crew tuxedo shirt and it was too boxy and boyish, so I'm using this black one instead. It's also a loose fit, but more feminine because it's silky and has lace on it (I also like the faux leather collar). I think it's more my style than the androgynous tux shirt. I also wanted to try a big necklace as in Angie's post, so I'm using my bubble necklace and pairing it with my aqua jeweled clutch, which echoes the shape of the big stones. And these super-pointy kitten heels are so old (from the 90's), that I think they may have finally come back in style now, what do you think? Or are they still too pointy?

I was also inspired by SaraL and Shannon in their recent WIW posts--Sara had floral pants with black blazer and bubble necklace, and Shannon had a floral dress and leather jacket and bright handbag. So this is sort of a combination of the two.

I know this a little (well a lot) ALGO...but is it TMGO? it's a little outside my comfort zone with the trendiness and maximalism. I felt very fashion blogger-y wearing this to drop off DS at preschool. But I just cannot seem to stop wearing these $15 H&M pants, even though they are loud, DH hates them and Angie doesn't like the cropped length. What do you think--keep wearing these pants? I know they are not the most flattering but I can't resist. They are just fun and make me smile.

I also peeled off some layers and switched the jacket for a leather jacket to see if you like it more streamlined/simplified. Let me know which version you think is the best. Thanks for looking and for your comments!

1. With lace bomber and bubble necklace
2. With bubble necklace but no jacket
8. Lace bomber, no necklace
9-10. Leather jacket and bubble necklace
11. No jacket or necklace.
Inspiration photos:
12. SaraL
13. Shannon

Truth & Pride coated black lace bomber
Prabal Gurung for Target black lace blouse with faux leather collar
H&M floral ankle pants
J Crew black bubble necklace
Kate Spade High Line Leica turquoise jeweled clutch
Banana Republic black super-pointy kitten heels

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