Outfit: The beauty of a tailor

ASOS lace dress, Karen Walker cardigan & belt (similar), Charlotte Olympia kitty flats, Kate of Arcadia leather clutch (similar), KW & SGC rings, H&M necklace

Throughout the last few weeks of positively sterling weather, I have, for the large part, seemed to have almost entirely overlooked a section of my wardrobe. Comprised almost exclusively of lace dresses at this point, or ‘mini’ dresses, either of which are certainly inappropriate in most instances, my subconscious choice has been to just, not go there. But, when the sun is shining like it has been, eventually there seems no other logical option than quickly throwing on a pale-toned dress, and slipping on some shoes before heading out the door.

I probably haven’t worn this since I was in Paris last year, which in one way shows the turnaround of some of wear for some of my clothing, albeit skewed as it has since been taken in after I finally admitted to myself that it would appeal to me much more if it weren’t a size too big. Perhaps just the push I needed to make more of an effort to get things tailored, instead of settling for a close-to-perfect fit or not at all, when all other factors and details reach the mark. One of a kind, yet the same?


  1. rachel February 22, 2013 / 10:27 pm

    what a pretty dress! I love how you dress down your lace dresses for daytime. I agree re: tailoring, if I could be bothered I could make so many of my clothes more comfortable and wearable. I should just gather them all together and dump them all at the alterationist and feel like I have a whole new wardrobe! x

  2. SilkPathDiary February 22, 2013 / 11:26 pm

    I really love your lace dress – lace and crochet are weaknesses for me – and especially how you’ve styled it to be just so wearable and chic at the same time. This is the look I’m aiming to work on because I’m a dress addict and if I manage to style some more casually like this, they’d get a whole lot more wear! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. indie by heart February 23, 2013 / 3:47 am

    That dress is just such a gem. Versatile piece really ! And love the statement necklace too, you always have the most glamorous jewelry. Oh boy would I love to steal your wardrobe x

    Indie by heart
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  4. mili February 23, 2013 / 7:52 am

    I absolutely love this dress on you– specially the hem. You should definitely venture into that part of your closet more 🙂

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  5. elle [wonderfelle world] February 23, 2013 / 1:52 pm

    The detail of your lace dress is just so pretty! Being pretty petite I have to get a lot of things tailored and I know its such a pain sometimes – but it makes me much more likely to wear something knowing it fits properly!

  6. findmeamuse February 23, 2013 / 4:44 pm

    The dress is breathtakingly beautiful! So cute contrasted against your kitty flats too. It’s always nice to find great items hiding in your own wardrobe. Have a nice weekend

    xx Mandi

  7. FEDERICA February 24, 2013 / 1:49 am

    Very sweet dress!!
    Kisses from Rome
    Federica from

  8. Fauxionista February 24, 2013 / 7:32 pm

    Love your dress! 🙂


  9. Maria February 25, 2013 / 8:15 am

    I adore this dress, the hem is gorgeous!

    Maria xxx

  10. steph February 25, 2013 / 12:11 pm

    wow what a stunner of a lace dress, is that really asos – amazing find!

  11. Mun February 27, 2013 / 4:06 pm

    Hi Jamie, thank you for your sweet comment on my blog 🙂 I’m not a cat person but your flats totally rock! V v cute and versatile 🙂

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