Leather and Lace

May 26, 2016

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Hi Everyone!  I woke up extra early this morning (4am to be exact!) to put out this post before heading out on a four day retreat.  I’m excited to be able to unwind the next few ways and take a break from the craziness of the  day to day rush.  I honestly can’t think of the last time I took a day off of “work”  and I am looking forward to learning how to find more balance in my life.  Which brings me to today’s look -finding balance through contrast.  In this particular look I am working on balancing the innate femininity of this gorgeous lace top with some edgy pieces.    Leather and Lace always strikes the right note.  Lace is a major trend right now and although my style isn’t particularly feminine I appreciate the intricate detail of such a beautiful fabric and so I found a way to make it work for me.  I used the styling strategy of repetition throughout this outfit to make it feel cohesive.  I was inspired by the design of the lace and found pieces that I already owned, which would play off it such as these really cool pumps that have a similar cut-out design, the cuff, my snakeskin bag, and my nail art – although that was totally unplanned :).  Repeating an element throughout a look gives an outfit a really nice flow that brings a look to the next level.

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Jacket: AllSaints
Top: Anna Sui
Jeans: Asos
Shoes: Monika Chiang
Bag: Chloe
Cuff: Lulu Frost
Choker: Vanessa Mooney

Thanks for visiting!  xx Erica

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  • Reply Heidi May 26, 2016 at 11:46 AM

    This top is incredible! I’ve been searching for a more affordable alternative since I saw it on your Instagram!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  • Reply Carrie May 26, 2016 at 11:50 AM

    Really such a beautiful outfit you’ve put together, Erica! And great tips as always.


  • Reply La Bijoux Bella | by mia May 26, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    Sexy … Sporty … Seductively classy. A very beautiful look! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • Reply Jada Nicola May 26, 2016 at 3:41 PM

    Love the details of that top! I hope that you have a wonderful and well rested time at the retreat!


  • Reply liv May 26, 2016 at 5:54 PM

    Love this combo.



  • Reply Carolyn May 26, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    the detail of that top is amazing!


  • Reply Yael May 26, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    Love this top!

  • Reply La Caleya May 27, 2016 at 7:08 AM

    Simple and elegant look for a business super woman! Chloe bag and colours are top!


  • Reply Isabel May 28, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    I love the contrast on your outfit: Urban with a bit of romance. Keep it up!


  • Reply Morgan Schadegg May 29, 2016 at 11:50 AM

    Absolutely love how you styled this lace top! I am not-so-girly myself, so I love seeing inspiration from you on how to incorporate a touch of feminine into my outfits. Enjoy your retreat!


  • Reply diapersandiamondsmb May 29, 2016 at 8:08 PM

    Amazing mix of tough and feminine!

  • Reply Maggie May 30, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    You can never go wrong with leather and lace!! Love this look!


  • Reply itmoiblog May 31, 2016 at 12:18 PM

    Amazing pictures!! i love your shirt.



  • Reply lindsey simon June 1, 2016 at 10:26 AM

    I love mixing feminine and edgy pieces… and you do it perfectly! Love everything about this look. Enjoy some relaxation!

    Love, Lindsey

  • Reply Nissi Mendes June 2, 2016 at 3:44 AM

    Love the lace top!

    ♥ Nissi
    Instagram // Bloglovin

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