Alice + Olivia Lace Dress

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Dress: Alice & Olivia, Dupe, Dupe | Jacket: Nordstrom | Bag: Prada, Dupe | Shoes: Valentino, Dupe | Sunglasses: Gucci | Lipstick: Pink Moscato Liner, Snob Lipstick

Photography by: Angie Garcia

I’m not usually one to splurge on clothing! I much prefer to invest in a bag or a pair of shoes just because I know I can wear those pieces time and time again. However, as I get older I really try to make sure I’m bringing pieces in my wardrobe that won’t just be fun to style that season. One way I’ve justified clothing splurges is through special occasions. This way I know that I’m purchasing the item in a sentimental capacity and can safely assume it will be a dress or top that is proudly hung in my closet for years to come.

This dress by Alice & Olivia was a huge splurge for me, but I purchased it for Maxi’s baby dedication and it was on sale at the time. I wanted something lace, white but out of my comfort zone. Not that I wanted to make some fashion statement at her baby dedication, but I didn’t want to purchase something that looked like every other white lace dress I own. This dress is faux leather but I love the shape of it! I truly don’t own anything like this and it made me feel so ladylike!

I styled this dress again for the blogging conference I went to last week and to make it a little edgier for work I added my favorite moto jacket. I have this in the coffee bean shade as well.

I found a ton of similar dresses online to this dress so you can recreate this look for less if you wish. 🙂

I hope you are having a great week!

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  1. You brought this outfit together really well – matching the more formal, sophisticated dress and accessories with the denim jacket!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Published 27 Apr 17Reply
  2. Love this dress!!!

    Published 27 Apr 17Reply
  3. Allie wrote:

    I am totally with you – I would much rather save up and splurge on a handbag I’ve been dying over or a pair of shoes (I’m an accessory junkie) but I agree – I would definitely want to spend a little more on an outfit for a very special occasion. I would never think to pair a light colored leather jacket with this type of dress but I absolutely love this look. I want to recreate this soon!!


    Published 27 Apr 17Reply
  4. Lauren wrote:

    Absolutely love this dress on you and the white lace dress you wore for the TULA post! So so pretty. Also, the BlankNYC suede jackets are on sale right now at bloomingdales!!

    Published 27 Apr 17Reply
  5. Alice + Olivia has the cutest pieces! <3

    Published 27 Apr 17Reply
  6. Hannah wrote:

    Love this look! Your pictures turned out extra great too. I totally agree with splurging on bags instead of clothing. But I feel like I have way too many trendy items in my closet! I need to invest in some classic pieces again.

    Published 27 Apr 17Reply
  7. So pretty! I love the moto jacket! Obsessed with them!

    Published 27 Apr 17Reply
  8. Anna wrote:

    What color is your nail polish?

    Published 29 Apr 17Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      OPI Alpine Snow 🙂

      Published 01 May 17Reply