“Some women are drippin’ with diamonds, some women are drippin’ with pearls,” says a well–known show tune, but this gal is draped in something a bit more light weight–tons of tatted lace. As a Fashionista, she is well aware of the treasure trove that is vintage clothing. Whether made to look old or actually worn in, antique-esque garments are classy little things. History did get it right sometimes. Her 1920s style lace sheath dress is positively awe-inspiring; I think I was the fifth person to comment on it and that was at 10 AM of the day she wore it. Her dress clearly made a statement. If it could speak it would say something like, “Look at me! I was both beautifully designed and well-constructed, and anyone who picked me out to wear has a good eye and fashionable, worthy soul.” (It is a loquacious dress, apparently.) Many times, however, a modern, fast-fashion piece just doesn’t say enough.
This Fashionista knows when to accessorize and when not to, as well. The lace cardigan she wears over the dress is right on target. It continues the theme and enhances the lovely designs in the dress, but it’s not overdone. Nor does it look too perfectly matched, because the dress is more tulle than lace, and has many different lines and layers; the cardigan conversely is a consistent lace scallop all over. The combination is worthy of royalty.
A perfect finishing touch is the pair of mint green flats. It adds a hint of color to the all-white outfit, but doesn’t garishly pop. The eyelet detail over the toes echoes the lace in the other pieces but has its own distinct pattern of cut-outs. She wears no other accessories but the skillfully applied, retro eye liner. The outfit has plenty going on as it is, and she appropriately lets the chatty dress do all the talking.