Red & Lace...OOTD #ThrowBackThursday

All Winter, my wardrobe pretty much solely consists of lace. I'm talking Edwardian Era dedication here!...okay that might be a slight exaggeration :P But as someone that likes to dress very femininely (except for the uniform black trousers, but even here I can compromise) lace is my perfect go-to. I especially like high collars with lace detailing "à la Lily Elsie".

I've recently been able to stock-up on lace tops and blouses thanks to H&M and Dorothy Perkins who have a really great selection! So now I can feel like an extra from Downton Abbey (noooo not from the kitchens) without all the drama (not that that doesn't make it really entertaining) :P

The white lace top is from H&M (similar here), the burgundy blazer is from C&A (similar here) and as you can see from the photos I've also included a "lace" (Baroque) pattern to my standard black trousers, also from C&A (similar here although only in bright red). Shoes and bag are from M&S and John Lewis respectively :)

Now what's the #ThrowBackThursday element to this post I here you ask? Well, when it comes to the November/December Winter months, I like to pair my lace items with reds and darker colours. Hence, as you've probably guessed, I paired this look with the classic Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in 107. But when it comes to the January/February Winter months, my lace items gets paired with much lighter colours; whites, creams and nudes and very simple makeup such as the Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in 42 (part of the her new Nudes Collection).

So if you decide to wear lace, you can always twist it to your fancy; it doesn't always have to take the shape of a dress, as clearly demonstrated here. And you can always play with the "soft" element that lace creates by adding a more structured element, such as the blazer...the colour palette is yours!!!

Remember fashion is meant to be fun, so if you feel like drawing inspiration from a bygone era...the world's your oyster! :)

What is your go-to fashion item in the Winter?

Have you been following Downton Abbey? What did you think of the finale?

Are you a lace fan too? If so, what's your favourite colour to wear it in? What do you pair it with?

What's your go-to makeup in January? Are you a nudes girl after all the December reds, or do you go for something completely different?

 

xxxemma

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