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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A little exposure

On Sunday (I'll never get caught up with my postings) I had another bridal shower to attend. I was really, really over dressed for this one. Some of the guests were wearing yoga pants... But that has never bothered me before; I love having an occasion to get dressed up for, and this lace top was in need of some love. 

My sister thinks wearing the lace top with my bra being visible is an atrocity. I'm sort of on the fence with the exposed bra issue. Sometimes I truly hate it, but for some reason I don't mind it with this top - maybe because the lace is so thick, and the spacing is tight.

When I was in High School I thought wearing a leopard print bra with a spaghetti strap top looked good, and now I consider that a huge fashion misstep. So I'll let you know how I feel about this pairing in another eight years.

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The Rundown
Lace Top Talbots Thrifted and Altered - Skirt Charlotte Russe - Shoes Oh...Deer! Dizzy - Necklace Simply Vera for Kohls - Starfish Ring c/o LuShae Jewelry Similar - Envelope Clutch TJMaxx Similar - Antique Ring & Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box - Nail Polish Essie Big Spender

63 comments:

Shey said...

This is an amazing outfit! Yay for overdressing, I do that all the time too, I love everything about the outfit and you can hardly see your bra, it's tastefully done!

Jessica Gitler said...

i have to say, this might be one of my favorite outfits on you ever, I really really like it and you can't even see the bra!!
jess
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eek said...

I am like you - I love getting dressed up. Isn't it one of the joys of life? I leave yoga clothes for yoga!

The lace top is absolutely divine on you. If you hadn't mentioned it, I probably wouldn't have noticed your bra.

TaraMixandMatch said...

Why were people wearing yoga pants to a bridal shower lol? I think your outfit is absolutely appropriate :) The lace top is adorable!

silvergirl said...

Love that lace top and the necklaces are fabulous
I am used to always being the most dressed up one and you know what? I love it!
brett

Bella said...

Your hair looks amazing! I don't have a problem with a visible bra, as long as it looks intentional.

Courtney Erin said...

You look beautiful - I dig the exposed bra with this. And yay for dressing up!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Closet Fashionista said...

Looove this! And I'm the same way with exposed bras, sometimes I like it, and sometimes I hate it XD In this case I love it :)
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Chrysta said...

I think the same color bra showing underneath a shirt can work if the shirt is not too sheer. In this case I think it worked great!

Style Journey said...

I love any reason to get dressed up too! This lace top is a great thrift find. Love it with the fuller skirt :-)

Danielle said...

Love the outfit!

Also, yoga pants at a bridal shower? My grandmother is rolling over in her grave.

SIENA.STYLE said...

i love your style!!you look gorgeous!!
kisses from prague and seattle
have a wonderful day!
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Mimi said...

Love the lace top, and that is very much appropriate for a bridal shower! Crazy when people dont dress up at all!!
Aesthetic Lounge

Nnenna said...

I love your outfit- totally perfect for a bridal shower I think! And you've got some killer accessories Lydia, especially that necklace! =)

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Rebecca said...

I like the lace top. I wouldn't have noticed the exposed bra if you hadn't said anything.

Katya said...

What a gorgeous top - like it was made for you!

I love this whole look *especially the pop of color with the clutch!

xx
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TiAnna Mae said...

I love this lace top! I can't even tell you're only wearing a bra under there. Typically I'd wear a cami underneath; I want to make SURE no one can see anything!!!

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Jenn said...

I love the lace top. I don't think the exposed bra is an atrocity at all. And you're right about the thickness of the shirt and it being appropriate. Oh, how I love it over that skirt!!

SassyUptownChic said...

You looked beautiful Lyddie. Another blogger paired lace and navy. I think it's an awesome combination!!! Super love your necklace. I wish people would stop dressing down on special occasions. Hardly anyone dresses up anymore. You look very elegant! Great job! :D
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Alex Elizabeth said...

Can't even tell about the bra. Love it. The lace looks extremely good against navy.

The last bridal shower I went to most people wore jeans and t-shirts. Yoga pants? Umm...

Naughty Baubles said...

I can't believe someone would wear yoga pants to a bridal shower?!?!?! I love, love this look and I'm a big supporter of the somewhat visible bra. I think when paired under a sheer or lace top it is a nice combination and adds a bit of edge to the look. Apparently though, as in your case, I'm the only one in my circle that feels that way....lol

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Eli said...

Picture yourself seeing this in 8 years!! Oh my gosh I dont even want to think about things like that hehe. I went through my old blog posts recently and even some of those scared me

tima i. said...

beautiful! great accessorizing and i love you hair!

Gray Skies said...

I really like the exposed bra look when done right (and you did it right!). I haven't tried it yet because I feel like it would look trashy on me :)

I too am always overdressed! Better than under-dressed, though, right?

Frannie Pantz said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love this lacy top. I actually dig the bra through the sheer/lacy tops. I think it's fun (depending on the occasion and the way it is showing of course). I love your pretty skirt as well!

Sarah said...

Your lace top is gorgeous!

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MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

i think it looks just lovely! you really can't see your bra (in the pictures, at least) and the weave on the lace is so tight that it doesn't seem to show off too much. i kind of like exposed bra looks (i.e. sheer blouses w/ bras) on other people, but i am personally way too modest to even attempt to pull it off!

DaniellaBella said...

I usually don't like tops that show the bra but there is a classy and elegant way to do it and you certainly have. You look beautiful and perfect for a party!

buttonjar said...

This is great! Somehow the bra thing doesn't register - probably because the top has such a high neckline. And...yoga pants??!! For shame.

Lydia x

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

GOSHHHH, I love that lace top! And that pink clutch is fabulous!

Audrey
www.puttingmetogether.com

laura said...

I think the whole exposed bra thing can be done stylishly, and I think it's perfectly done here. I used to be super trashy in high school (gah, it was a phase) but now, that's over, thank goodness!

I also don't understand how people don't dress up for special occasions? I mean, yoga pants? what's the deal, people?
♥ laura

the blog of worldly delights

Ki said...

Now that I have a blog - I dress up even for the supermarket! :D

Love the top and cannot see the bra at all :)

Porcelain complexion said...

Ultra Chic!
The layered necklaces look stunning & that pretty lace blouse is lovely xo

a!k0 said...

I love dressing up for occasions even tho if I am overdressed :P I love this outfit, esp the lace top :D I am crazy about lace for now! :D

x0x0

lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

I'm always the most overdressed of my friends too; I really don't mind either! I personally dislike it when my bra shows, even through something sheer (I try and get nude bras so they don't show).

Love Sushi and Fashion said...

You looked so gorgeous! I love the clutch! <3<3

Style Diaries said...

love the neck candy, that top is so dainty.

Sal said...

Marvelously ladylike look!

Autumn Van Weir said...

Love this! Adore the top with that skirt and the necklace is killer!

Stefanie said...

I actually think you look very classy! The lace is a really nice, girly touch :-)

StyleIDnet said...

your top is beautiful. I don't think you will ever look back and not like this outfit, its classy and classic.
you look Fab!

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Ashley said...

Oooh! Let's talk about the showing bra issue, shall we? I have opinions. I like it in most cases. In fact, I'm getting my pirate on this weekend, and I thrifted this white blouse, and I'm really hoping it's see-thru enough so I can wear a black bra and it kind of shows through.

I mean, it's not like I'm going to work. If I was, then it would be a different story.

And I think your outfit is classy as hell. Better to be wearing a bra than not be wearing a bra, right? Right.

And I like your pops of brightness, too.

C & M said...

i love the clutch.. I'm suddenly all into BRIGHT coloured clutches! I love it!
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Fashion Tales.... said...

Really yoga pants? Oh my , well I feel it's always better to be overdressed than under any day. I love that lace top of course, because lace is timeless! You look beautiful. -xo

The Annachrist said...

Gorgeous! I love all the sparkle in the details!

rlutz said...

It always annoys me when people don't dress up for occasions like that, I would always rather be overdressed! That lace to is fabulous!

Amber Blue Bird said...

You look beautiful and I think the exposed bra works. As for the ladies in yoga pants...have they just completely given up on life?

wardrobeexperience said...

very classy, very cool! love this look.

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Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

I overdress every single day! Haha Its so much fun. :)
And I think this looks perfectly fine, very pretty :)

<3Chelsea Elizabeth
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Sarah said...

I only wear yoga pants to yoga. . . and sometimes to snuggle Husband. I would never wear them to a bridal shower! I love the lace top and the skirt. Very lady like.

Meanz (Koi Story) said...

I adore your bright pink clutch and lace top! You look so pretty! :)

The Closet Shopper said...

What a gorgeous look for a bridal shower. That top is amazing.

xo,
Tracy

Style, She Wrote said...

Sensational outfit! Love the navy and fuschia pairing and that beautiful lace top! Great look. xo style, she wrote

Style, She Wrote said...

Also, is that Charlotte Russe skirt a recent buy? I've been looking for something just like it... Thanks! xo style, she wrote

Shels415 said...

I don't think this outfit would be overdressed at all! Can't really see your bra. Love this outfit!

XOXO
Shels
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Emma said...

AWESOME purse,want one of this *_*
xxxxxxx
emma

Shea said...

I wouldn't change a thing about this look! I think maybe if you paired the lace top with a short, tight skirt maybe the exposed bra would be too much. But the rest of this look is very demure, and the exposure is very subtle. I think it works!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

a very elegant combo!

Mrs. J said...

You can hardly see your bra so in 8 years you'll still love it. The hot pink clutch was a fabulous addition to this look. Lovely outfit!!

btw, I think I'm in love with your shoes!! :)

Lorena said...

I rather be overdressed that underdressed. Period.
You look fabulous and just wait a few years, your sister will be doing the same.

Shelby said...

i think this is my favorite outfit i've seen you wear!! incredibly classy and beautiful, i bet you were turning heads among the sweats haha. the pink clutch is perfect too. i'm on the fence about the bra, it always bothered me on SATC but i've done it a few times...

Shawna said...

Wow you look so classic, I love how you mix textures.

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Sorren said...

I am in love with this lace top and the way you paired it with the blue skirt! wonderful!