Making good progress on this style journey thing (Buy less, wear it
to death. Team neutral. Variety? Nah. Updated footwear goes a long. long way. Mix high and low, old and new. Online shopping seldom works.),
but suddenly at a loss.

So, please help me style this favorite ink lace dress. I’ve spent hours online (and am returning what I ordered), trolled the malls, hit the consignment shops, wandered the boutiques, and can’t find anything I like better. When I bought it three years ago, it felt a little edgy and definitely retro; now? not so much.

I’ve been wearing it dressed way down (tights, boots, moto jacket), but I want to wear it for a dear friend’s wedding in Southlake TX in two weeks (4pm, outdoors, temps between 67 and 77, and the evite says semiformal). My impulse is to wear pearls and studs, and carry a dark blue bag that picks up the color of the ribbon belt. That is, however, exactly how I wore it to the groom’s daughter’s wedding last summer! (Maybe weddings bring out the conservative in me?)

#1-3 Ink lace dress, pointy wedges. #4 - 5 accessories on hand.

  • What do you think about shortening it? The dress might be more flattering, but it might also lose it’s slightly 40s vibe; the current length is exactly how the designer showed it.
  • Too early in the day for bling? Classic evening bag instead? Crystal drop earrings? Vintage rhinestone clips?
  • Other ideas for accessories? Metallic daytime clutch? Snake clutch? Fringe? Something unexpected, please!

Open to any and all suggestions. Grateful for links. Thanks so much!

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