Wednesday, May 18, 2011

3 Ways to Wear a Lace Jacket

LACE JACKET - Forever 21
BLACK FLOWER DRESS - Last Chance Boutique
COMBAT BOOTS - Trouve (Nordstrom)
BLACK CUFF - Express
BROWN BELT - Forever 21
CORAL BURNOUT TANK - Kersh (Loehmanns)
SKINNY JEANS - Yaso (Macy's)
GOLD WEDGES - Charles David
TURQUOISE SILK TANK - Banana Republic
FAUX LEATHER SHORTS - Forever 21
BROWN/SILVER BELT - Vintage
MULTI-COLORED WEDGES - Cynthia Vincent for Target
I love that Princess Sparkles and Pigtails both can be so girly with their dresses, accessories and glitter shoes, and yet so rough and tumble.  It's such a juxtaposition.  The other day they were playing around and I came out to find Princess Sparkles with a bloody nose.  Pigtails had accidentally head butted her.  I freaked internally (I've somehow trained myself NOT to scream because it just makes them more upset) and I quickly cleaned her up.  It helped that Camo told her he gets bloody noses too (though not for the same reasons).

Today I decided to try out this lace jacket from Forever 21.  I'm not sure I'm going to keep it, because I also bought a white linen blazer and it's very hard to justify two jackets.  But then I decided to do another "3 Ways to Wear" it post and I suddenly realized, wow, this is so versatile.  I can dress up a pair of jeans, girly up a pair of faux leather shorts or even wear it with a dress and some bad-ass boots.

Anyway, kind of loving this jacket.  Darn!  It has some really great details and it's a lot of fun.  It's so girly, but when paired with the right piece of rockin' leather wear or ripped up jeans, it makes for a great juxtaposition!

49 comments:

Shea said...

I love how you remixed this lace jacket! I hope you keep it, because it seems like you'll find tons of ways to wear it!

AlbeeLucky said...

I just love how you do your mixes. This lace jacket is too cute. It looks so good toughen up with the boots and torn jeans.
xo-AlbeeLucky.blogspot.com

Mrs. J said...

Keep it! It such a great piece to have and can give any look a feminine touch. All the outfits are beautiful, but 1 and 3 are my favorites.

Baby Budget Blog said...

Yes, Yes and Yes!! Very versitile lace jacket!!

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Jaclyn said...

You seriously have my favorite "how I wore it" blog. It confuses me that people consider themselves "fashionable" just b/c they wear clothes. I adore how you showcase different looks with the same piece :)

Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

I LOVE what Jaclyn said... yes, it's so fun to see how you show different looks with the same piece! Very versatile, I LOVE all of them... but 2 is my favorite, especially the shoes:)

P.S. I got a great turquoise jewelry set to go with my orange shirt... I can't wait to show you, thanks for the idea :)

Grande Jewelry said...

Omg what a beautiful jacket! You should be inside of a magazine! You definitely know how to give great advice and tips on fashion! And f.y.i. you rocked this lace jacket in all three outfits.

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Rebecca said...

That is a pretty jacket. I like it paired with the casual jeans.

Sophie - Country girl said...

I love your lace jacket! 3 super looks. I would love you to guest post on my blog, thanks so much for the offer :) I'll email you.

rachel said...

cute jacket! that is nothing like a white linen blazer. ;) i think you should keep it. i hope p. sparks' nose is feeling better!! =(

Natasha said...

That lace jacket is amazing, you must keep it!
I absolutely love all of these looks!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

Ahhhhh. What a FUN post. I love remixes - they show just how AWESOME and DIVERSE clothing can be!

And that jacket is definitely way awesome. Great stylin'!

QUIRKYEXPLOSION.blogspot.com

Courtney Erin said...

I love that you went for that jacket - it really does seem like it will be a versatile piece (and how awesome does it look with the shorts?).

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

The Cat Hag said...

You should definitely keep it, you look so awesome in it.

I am loving the second look, I just love pink on you. ♥

The MAC x Wonder Woman lippies I got were Marquise d' and Russian Red.


xoxo,
Addie
The Cat Hag

Debbie Baker Burns said...

Love the hemline on the dress!

Jlo said...

Thanks for those lovely ideas ;) I have a piece of somewhat like these cardigan, always been in my closet for ages, i guess now its time to wear it out~ :D

XoXo

http://pretzyness.blogspot.com

Kara said...

I'm loving your recent posts (finally just catching up after a move) especially your "3 ways" posts--so cute AND educational!
Also really wishing I had gotten that adorable fedora by Eugenia Kim when I had the chance!!

Kimberly said...

great looks that lace jacket is adorable love the last look!

http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/

Mandy said...

Wow, outstanding!
Lace jacket can be so "versatile"!! That's inspirational!
Thanks for sharing, Claire, you make my day! :)

Style, She Wrote said...

Awesome! Love the way you styled this pretty piece. xo style, she wrote

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

What great looks I love how you styled it.

Sylvia C. Hall said...

hey there,
loving the dress with the boots! SOOO cute!

hope your week is going great!
Sylvia

LyddieGal said...

A lace jacket! what a great find!
I love it layered over a dress.

Chic on the Cheap

Amber Lena said...

I want - no, I NEED that lace jacket!! Going to F21.com now.. Damn girl, your legs are smokin' in that last shot.

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Natalie Suarez said...

super cute! love it :)

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Heather said...

Really great remix here! I think the middle one is my favorite, but I really like them all! Great idea!

-Heather from lifeofapasseri.blogspot.com

Francesca R said...

You have to keep it! That jacket is adorable!
xx
http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

Marella said...

Great post!

A Fine Balance said...

I love the last change dress you are wearing in the first post.

PS I found you through Tinfoils Tiaras

If you have time come and say hello!

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jess said...

I wouldn't think a lace jacket could be so remixable. I like all the ways you wore it.

Debbie Baker Burns said...

Claire, I'm back commenting again. I recently was given the Sunshine Award for blogging and I'd like to pass it along to you because I am really enjoying reading your blog! Stop by my blog to see today's post. I've given the award to ten of my favorite blogs and yours is on the list. You can also get the rules for passing the award on to ten blogs of your choosing. Debbie

Heart Charlie said...

Amazing styling!! I love how versatile you've made this pretty lace jacket ;)

Meagan said...

I love these three-ways-to-wear posts. This jacket is really versatile! I don't think I would be able to give it up!
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

rlutz said...

Thanks for finding my blog...it seems we have a lot in common! I love the lace jacket and think it is definitely going to be a staple for the summer!

LikeSpinningPlates said...

wow I love the lace jacket so much!! I like blazers but sometimes they can look manly... this one is perfect because it's obviously so feminine and pretty. I love all of the different ways you've worn it. I haven't seen that in the Forever 21 by me but I need to find it and copy you haha.

Rania said...

Very nice jacket and I like how you've styled it with these ways!

Bonnie said...

Lovelovelove the second and third looks the best. I'm obsessed with the way this jacket looks with those shorts. I feel like I need to run out and buy a lace jacket now.
Come to think of it, maybe I own one?
It's probably lost in the depths of my closet.
I know how I will be spending the remainder of my day now.

http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Oh you must keep that lace jacket. I have a vintage one and seeing this on you makes me want to put one in production for my own line. It looks great with jeans and so cute with a skirt too! Now I'm off to read your red jeans post below :)
xo Mary Jo

Tara said...

I'd have to say, I never realized a lace jacket could be so versatile...nicely done :)

And please, please, please tell me how you've trained yourself not to react when something happens to the girls! When B falls, you can see her processing in her head whether or not it's worth it to cry over the accident. If I don't react, she's usually fine, but when the involuntary gasp slips out? Then she lets loose and needs some serious consoling. I need to figure out how to stop that gasp :)

Fashion Tales.... said...

The lace jacket is beautiful. -xo

Bridget said...

Great outfits! I think the first one is my favorite. =]

stylefyles said...

cute! I have a very similar lace jacket (from Modcloth) and I just LOVE it. It pretty much gets worn all the time!

Oh my Dior! said...

great style advice seriously!

http://www.ohmydior.org/

Dear Girl Wallflower said...

I have a lace top but only the sleeves, thanks for the tips, maybe ill take no3?=)!

Sabrina said...

nice style! :)
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La Femme Jenny said...

I fell iin love with your lace jacket!!!
Great outfits!!!

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