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HOLIDAY 2015 – LACE DRESSES

As we enter the holiday season most of us will be attending parties and events so frequently that mulled wine will eventually be pouring out of our ears…an odd mental picture to say the least. One trend I am absolutely loving is lace. Lace dresses, tops, sets, you name it, I want it.


Lace Dresses - Life, Set Sail

Lace Dresses - Life, Set Sail
Lace Dresses - Life, Set Sail
Lace Dresses - Life, Set Sail
I am loving this new combo from Gentle Fawn (similar style here) that I picked out with exactly the holidays in mind. As a set they make the perfect ensemble for any cocktail or holiday party, but pair the skirt with a cozy oversized knit and ankle boots or the top with a pair of loose trousers and heels and suddenly you have multiple options on your hands!

The thing about lace is that it says so much on its own. With intricate patterns like this there’s no need to overthink accessories, a simple statement ring or rhinestone earrings will do just fine. I love to pair the look with nude heels, which are great for elongating the legs (a must for us shorter girls)!

To top everything off, I don’t think anything is more chic than a low chignon. I’ve kept things quite casual in the hair department by pulling out shorter layers around my face for a look that’s not too serious but still translates as pulled together. For makeup I finished with a thick winged liner and NARS Brigitte on the lips!

For more lace pieces I’m swooning over, see here, here, here, and here.

Have a certain trend you want to hear more about? Let me know!

xx -b.

lace set: c/o gentle fawn // earrings: coutu kitsch // heels: nine west
-photos by milton photography

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17 Comments

  • Theresa
    December 15, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    Such a pretty set! Perfect for the season. I’ve never heard of this brand so I’ll be sure to check it out.

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    • Brittany Messner
      December 23, 2015 at 11:03 AM

      Definitely check them out, their whole line is absolutely gorgeous! I love that they offer pieces like this for dressing up but also a lot of cozy/casual items 🙂 xx

      Reply
  • Holly
    November 17, 2015 at 11:23 AM

    Agreed! Lace is so elegant on it’s own. It’s timeless and sophisticated. I love the one you picked from Asos btw.
    http://www.celebritysparkle.com/gallery/the-best-oscar-dresses-of-all-times/the_best_oscar_dresses_of_all_times_1.jpg

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    • Brittany Messner
      November 17, 2015 at 11:54 AM

      Awwe thanks punkin! Of course you would share a photo of my ultimate style icon lol, you know me well 😉 xx

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      • Holly
        November 17, 2015 at 5:21 PM

        haha I had a feeling.

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  • Angeline
    November 16, 2015 at 10:59 AM

    Love that dress, you just look so elegant!! xxx

    The Girl From the North | An Amazing Giveaway Here!!

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  • Anneke Forbes
    November 16, 2015 at 10:57 AM

    I love everything about this post! The hair, makeup, location, and of course, the dress. Your description of the alternate ways to style it caught my imagination easily; count me inspired!

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    • Brittany Messner
      November 16, 2015 at 12:07 PM

      Awe thanks girl! That just makes me so happy 🙂 xx

      Reply
  • Ruth Savage
    November 16, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    YOWZA!! that dress is perfection on you, and I love how you kept the makeup simple yet oh so classy….perfect!

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  • Joëlle | La Petite Noob
    November 16, 2015 at 5:27 AM

    WOW WOW WOW! You look absolutely stunning, and this dress looks as though it was made for you. Beautiful!

    Joëlle
    La Petite Noob

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    • Brittany Messner
      November 16, 2015 at 10:53 AM

      Awe, thank you Joëlle! You’re too sweet 🙂 xx

      Reply
  • Jodie Vernon
    November 16, 2015 at 3:37 AM

    That dress is perfection, and how gorgeous would it look for a Christmas or NYE party?!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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  • Jordan
    November 16, 2015 at 1:41 AM

    WOW you look stunning in this dress! Perfection!! I have a similar one and it’s one of my favourites!

    hellomissjordan.com xx

    Reply

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