witchery cable knit lover sara lace skirt PS11 wellington
witchery cable knit lover sara lace skirt PS11 wellington
witchery cable knit lover sara lace skirt PS11 wellington

Witchery cable knit sweater (similar here or here), Lover ‘sara’ lace skirt (on sale!), Topshop court shoes, Proenza Schouler PS11 bag

While I’m mostly drawn to the things in life that are practical, there are two exceptions I am generally willing to make. The most obvious, of course, would be my growing collection of high heeled shoes in all manner of heights – a hindrance when running most errands although their appeal levels still remain high. The other, is lace; delicate and ornate, a fabric generally reserved for special occasions, yet one I can’t get enough of.

When I first got a peek at the Lover lookbook for ‘Nocturnal’, the ‘Sara’ lace skirt was the first thing that jumped out at me. That gothic yet almost oriental inspired lace, and asymmetrical hem which felt like a design continuation of the ‘rosebud’ lace skirt I had unfortunately missed out on the previous season, there was little chance that I was going to let this one get away.

Dressing it down for work with a chunky cable knit sweater and a gem hued necklace seems to be the easiest way to go. Winter’s kept me mostly in snuggly jumpers and leather leggings for the most part, so I’m heavily anticipating the warmer weather we should start getting in two months so I can have a little more of a play, and more effortlessly break out of the black on black on black mentality.


  1. Adela June 18, 2013 / 5:58 pm

    That skirt is amazing! I love lace too. Also like the pop of colour of the necklace.
    Adela x

  2. catssaymeow June 18, 2013 / 7:45 pm

    Warmer weather in two months? Where are you living so that I can move there 😉

  3. findmeamuse June 18, 2013 / 9:20 pm

    I love the contrast between the knit and the lace. What a perfect mix. I’ve been eyeing off some knits at Witchery. They’ve had some great designs this season. The skirt is perfection. What else can be said!

    – Mandi

  4. Indi June 18, 2013 / 11:15 pm

    Gorgeous skirt. I thought you lived in NZ how are you still doing bare legs? it is FREEZING here in Melbourne

  5. Theresa June 19, 2013 / 9:16 am

    That skirt is killer!! Lover really does make some of the best lace pieces around. And I’m loving the combo with the chunky knit which definitely shows how to make it versatile. Nice pops of color with the necklace and lip – the latter of which compliments you beautifully!


  6. Marlene @ chocolatecookiesandcandies June 20, 2013 / 6:04 am

    A beautiful look, Jamie-Lee. Most Kiwis I know are so relaxed when it comes to dressing up. Even when I was working in a corporate environment. Ah…the days when I could wear impractical clothes and shoes are long gone. The joys of motherhood and working from home!

  7. steph June 20, 2013 / 11:36 am

    that’s a stunner of a skirt jamie-lee 😉 love it dressed down, makes it more chic somehow.. in a nonchalant way

  8. Maria June 21, 2013 / 3:18 am

    This skirt is beautiful!

    Maria xxx

  9. ROXTHEFOX June 21, 2013 / 10:03 am

    I think lace, when done right, is so timeless. You look absolutely beautiful and classy!! And as much as I love heels, I’d never wear them to run errands lol! Gorgeous girl!!


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