02
Jul
09

Feeling Lacey

HM dress_Rampage top_JC shoes

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HM dress_Rampage top_JC shoes3H&M dress and black skirt underneath (dress is unlined at bottom, so wore another skirt which also added fullness). Rampage top. Bebe belt. Free People fingerless gloves. Jeffrey Campbell Doo shoes

So I just learned that lacey means cheerful in Greek.  Well, on the cusp of 3.5 days of freedom (today’s a half work-day) in celebration of our country’s freedom, I am in a great mood!

Thanks so much for your kind comments, esp. the ones about my hair!  To answer some questions, yes, I get my hair dyed professionally and tell my hairdresser to dye it a rich chocolate brown.  Through the years, I’ve put my naturally black hair through the ringer:

Perms from 4th – 8th grade –> Highlights from 8th grade – freshman year of high school –> Dyed hair back to natural black sophomore year of high school –> Started up highlights again junior year of high school – junior year of college –> Dyed hair back to natural black color senior year of college –> Started highlighting hair yet again, including a stint with blondish highlights after college – circa 2006 –> Dyed hair back to natural black 2006 – 2007 –> Eased back into coloring hair all one brown color (done with highlights) 2007 – PRESENT.  I know, it’s amazing I still have hair!

Hope you all have a fun long weekend and enjoy the Independence Day sales!

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70 Responses to “Feeling Lacey”


  1. 1 Mel
    July 2, 2009 at 6:57 am

    I’m so borrowing that dress and pairing it with ballerina flats!

  2. July 2, 2009 at 7:59 am

    You’re so cute! I just got a pair of shoes from Zara that look like those minus the foldover. Can;’t wait to wear em!
    xx

  3. July 2, 2009 at 8:17 am

    I love it!!!!!
    You have such a great style, amazing!
    Love the shoes, everything!

  4. July 2, 2009 at 8:51 am

    lovely outfit, love the lace trend!!

    xx

  5. July 2, 2009 at 8:54 am

    You look amazing!!! I so love that dress!! ❤

  6. July 2, 2009 at 9:51 am

    love it! and i can’t believe someone else actually put their hair through so much damage.. i’ve done highlights for like 10 years, and permanent straightening when my hair was already straight so it messed it up, more highlights for 4 years, and now i’m sick of it all and just want one dark color!! thank god asian hair still looks healthy, as yours looks 🙂 🙂

  7. July 2, 2009 at 11:10 am

    wll its areally good dye job ..
    you look like a natural brunette,

    love that you added the extra pouf 🙂

  8. July 2, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Hahah wow, your hair went to a lot of trouble 😀
    You look very cool, rock chic meets ballerina!

    x!

  9. July 2, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Hi there-what a gorgeous fun outfit, you look lovely my dear!

  10. July 2, 2009 at 11:55 am

    OMG Becs I love this whole look, especially the gloves!! You look tremendous!

    xoxox,
    CC

  11. 11 Tamara
    July 2, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Nice pics, Becs! What a beautiful sunset 🙂

  12. July 2, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Love the way you style things. You manage to make your high street buys look high fashion, girl! And I know exactly what you mean about putting your hair through the ringer. I’ve been killing mine, and am back to my natural color…. Think I’ll stay dark black for now… 😉

  13. July 2, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    hi sweetIe. youre so wonderful and the outfits post are always so joyous. love your playfulness with clothes. hope youre having a great summER!

  14. 14 Clare Brown
    July 2, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    absolutely the cutest outfit ever. hands down. I love everything about it. there are really no words, you are too cute!
    Cheers,
    Clare

  15. July 2, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    What a fun outfit! And absolutely perfect with those JCs!
    Hope you and Mel have a great looooong weekend!!!

  16. July 2, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    You look beautiful! I love the lace top and that skirt is so pretty! I’m thinking of dying my hair to light golden brown color and see if I like it. I think you have really gorgeous hair!

    P.S. I got the black and gold skirt from whereelse, Topshop! xxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  17. July 2, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    what a great outfit:) everything goes perfectly with each other. it’s a kind of goth, romantic look :).
    xx

  18. July 2, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Wooooow OR When “SM CHIC” meets “immaculate neo Romanticism”, AND instil such an electrifying twist on it !!!
    ps: Mmmh “rich chocolate brown”, I really like such a tasteful “GLAMorous vibrancy” . . .
    “SEXY Freshness” is really at its Best, as Always with you.

    à Bientôt, Antoine

  19. July 2, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Very Madonna 🙂

    I love the little gloves and lace details 😉

    x

    PS: Nooo! I hadn’t heard about that. When is that on? (Miami Social) and what is it about?

  20. July 2, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    You look FABULOUS!

    FM~FP~AF

  21. July 2, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    hello 1980’s Madonna! LOVE IT!!!
    YOU LOOK HOT!

  22. July 2, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    h&m dress – completely gorgeous on you!!!

    MWA

  23. July 2, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    p.s. we don’t have h&m here in aus =(

    x

  24. July 2, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    You are def rockin’ the rock chic look girrrll 🙂 You look just about ready to go outtt.. ! Woohoo!

  25. July 2, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Madonna WHO? You’re seriously rocking it better than Madge!

    And wow about the hair. . You have any pics with the perm? I bet those are great =) I started dying mine in 10th grade and haven’t stopped since. I don’t even remember what my natural hair color looks like and I don’t want to *shudders*

  26. July 2, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    i never grasp the time difference…. haha

    here it’s 4pm on friday. half an hour and i will be going home from work yay! just gona have a relaxing weekend! looking forward to it.

    thanks for your lovely comment. what time is it there. ur in ny? or somewhere in the us? xxx

  27. July 2, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    another hot outfit. madonna done right. i love it!

  28. July 3, 2009 at 2:23 am

    amazing outfit, amazing blog!!! dont believe I just bump into it!!! I already added you on my updates, I adore every single outfit of yours!!!

  29. July 3, 2009 at 4:04 am

    Omg this is too amazing
    x

  30. July 3, 2009 at 6:30 am

    amazing dress, beautiful!!

  31. July 3, 2009 at 7:31 am

    Like a beautiful fairy!

    You are amazing :))))

  32. July 3, 2009 at 8:48 am

    your link is onmy blog thanks for the comments hun:)

  33. July 3, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Sooo hot, love it! Loving the gloves alot!

  34. July 3, 2009 at 9:54 am

    I’m thinking vintage Madonna or Lauper and I’m loving it!!!

  35. July 3, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    oh my, what a cute outfit. have a fab weekend and thank you for the lovely b-day wish.

  36. July 3, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    What an incredible look! Seriously fierce! I love that belt so much!

  37. July 3, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    I’ve just visited the new lace museum in my town. The town I live in is a big manufacturer of lace for the whole world. Have you ever heard of the Calais lace? It’s fabulous, just like your outfit! Super fabulous!!
    xoxo
    aline

  38. July 3, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Why wouldnt you be cheerful!! Hope you have an awesome long weekend 😀

    p.s those JC shoes definitely adds a special touch to your outfit

  39. July 3, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    oh thank u sweetie !!! 🙂
    Lovely outfit
    Have a great 4th of july too

  40. July 3, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    ah! lace on lace! love it…and haha i have never coloured my hair. i think black hair is gorgeous! (but yours is smokin’ too;))

    xx raez

  41. July 4, 2009 at 4:44 am

    hey!
    loved you outfit, i put on my blog
    haha which is very new
    🙂

  42. July 4, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Your hair had a lot of adventures!! love your look, pretty ballerina with an edge!

  43. July 4, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Love this outfit! It’s the most original take on lace I’ve seen until now and probably also the most modern and fun version. I really like the way you played with the layers. Hope you’re having a terrific weekend! 🙂

  44. July 4, 2009 at 10:11 am

    How fun, totally reminds me of madonna in the 80s. Happy 4th!!!

  45. 47 LACY
    July 4, 2009 at 11:04 am

    OMG this outfit is so gorgeous! i luv the lace 🙂

    lacysmess.blogspot.com

  46. July 4, 2009 at 11:08 am

    aww this is such a cute outfit…lovin the shoes!

  47. July 4, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    That skirt is SO amazing, and I looove your lace gloves 🙂 Hope you’re having a beautiful 4th of July dear.

  48. July 4, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Hi Bec,
    Thanks for taking a gander at my blog! It’s always exciting when i see that people actually look at it. Okay so they way i did the collage was all through Picasa. When you download it there is an icon at the bottom tht says collage & then u can do it form there. Its really really simple, i was really surprised out easy it was. oh here’s the link to picasa http://picasa.google.com/. I hope this helped you out girl! Oh & dude love your outfits! ohh question, how did you find my blog??
    Cal

  49. July 4, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    What’s up madonna?love the light of second pic

  50. July 5, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Hello gorgeous, what a beautiful flurry of all things lacey, love the combination of textures. Fabness.

    – nadia

  51. July 5, 2009 at 8:57 am

    I am so on loving your outfit everything is perf nothing to say waow

  52. July 5, 2009 at 10:04 am

    you look so fun! loving how you accesoried with the lace fingerless gloves
    x
    marian

  53. July 5, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    yeah girl, you have got some GREAT hair! i sometimes worry that i have done so much to mine that it is slowly falling out and eventually i’ll just be bald. but your gorgeous locks give me hope!
    loove this outfit.
    xoxo,
    esther

  54. 56 ak
    July 5, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    happy 4th…great shoes.
    xx

  55. July 5, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    hey B! thanks beautiful! you’re so gorgeous mwa

    x

  56. July 5, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    p.s. would love to swap links with you!

    x

  57. July 5, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    haha! i’m surprised we haven’t!

    yay! i’ve just added yours!

    mwa

  58. July 5, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    I love the added lacey grooves to this 80’s vibes look, kinda reminds me of Madonna’s Like a virgin’s circa look.

  59. July 5, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    so hot! this is like an updated, much better, much sexier version of the “like a virgin” look.

    x
    http://www.tittees.blogspot.com

  60. July 6, 2009 at 2:37 am

    ahhh you’re tooo adorable!

  61. July 6, 2009 at 10:26 am

    This is soooo amazing!!! I adore this look on you! you look beautiful!!

  62. July 7, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    that is the cutest dress ever, its like a mix of madonna..love the lace!

    xoxo
    miss neira

  63. July 8, 2009 at 2:28 am

    u rock ballarina!

  64. July 8, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    That is absolutely beautiful I love the effects on the photos and especially love the lace detail and the lace on your hands very nice =]

  65. July 14, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Thanks for your answers about your hair, i was so curious! LOL.
    This is outfit is so playful and flirty i adore. Those gloves i want too. Did you buy it online or at the store??

  66. July 23, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    I love this outfit!! It reminds me of Japanese street fashion the way you’ve layered the skirts, and the lace, and the gloves. Hot!


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