My Taste for Lace - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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My Taste for Lace

Lace Ann Taylor styled outfit

Hello Ladies,

What is it about lace that makes me want to swoon? I just think it is the detailing, the vintage or antique nature of the material, and the femininity of it, at least for me.

Lace Ann Taylor styled outfit

Lace Ann Taylor styled outfit

Lace Ann Taylor styled outfit



To quote Wikopedia,

“Lace is a delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern,[1] made by machine or by hand.

Originally linen, silk, gold, or silver threads were used. Now lace is often made with cotton thread, although linen and silk threads are still available. Manufactured lace may be made of synthetic fiber. A few modern artists make lace with a fine copper or silver wire instead of thread. A totally different scale are the architectural lace fences by Dutch designers.”

Perhaps it is the origin of lace that made it desirable to wear. Silk, gold or silver thread was for a certain class in the past, a certain status could afford the material.

I love learning the history of things, but I do believe some material with its delicate nature, its femininity is what attracts me to it. So, as you see, I decided to mix lace today with this pencil skirt with leather detailing, and one of my favorite fall-winter colors: oxblood. The color tends to “pop” in between the skirt and collar area, making it look rich against the black.

Do you love lace? If so, what do you often find yourself wearing with it? Why were you drawn to it?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jess xo

P.s. ! received a few messages not knowing I was on Instagram, I am, and would love if you would follow me!  I will follow as well. Thank you :-))

Have a wonderful weekend,

Jess xo

Skirt: Ann Taylor,( similar)Top: Ann Taylor ( last season, similar this season)  Shoes: Zara ( Ebay), clutch ( Aldo: similar),

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  • oceanbluestyle
    Posted at 07:50h, 05 February Reply

    Amazing lace Jess love the way shirt picks up lace and the contrast your bag creates! Have a lovely day. Sabina | Oceanblue Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:09h, 05 February Reply

      thanks sweetie, you too! Yes i love lace 🙂

  • mark
    Posted at 14:20h, 03 February Reply

    as a guy, i love femininity. lace definitely has a feminine aspect and i give my stamp of approval (not that you need it–lol) to this very feminine and appealing lacy outfit! you rock, jess!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:31h, 03 February Reply

      thanks again, you are good for my ego! I am such a lace and floral girl, just wait until spring 🙂

      • mark
        Posted at 14:35h, 03 February Reply

        well i am certainly glad i can help you smile! 🙂 wait until spring, eh? saying that is like showing the teaser trailer for an awesome movie coming out soon! it gets my attention and gives me something to look forward to but it teases of awesomeness to come! 🙂

  • elb743
    Posted at 20:31h, 02 February Reply

    This lace duo is brilliant. I love the color combo of the top and the shape of the skirt!
    the fit is fantastic, and you look gorgeous!
    I also love lace, Maybe I am old fashioned, but the crafted feel to it feels luxurious, and then there is that underlay of skin.
    My favorite laces are from Valentino!
    XX, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 21:39h, 02 February Reply

      Thank you Elle! I have always loved well made lace clothes. You are too sweet If you are old fashioned i must be too! I would love to wear some Valentino, perhaps i could find some at a thrift in NY when I visit. :-)) xx

  • Jennie
    Posted at 16:37h, 02 February Reply

    Love the lace details in this look, as well as the beautiful colors. Super cute flats!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:44h, 02 February Reply

      thanks Jennie, from Zara one of my fav stores. xx

  • Shannon
    Posted at 23:13h, 01 February Reply

    You look gorgeous! Loving the burgundy with the black lace and that clutch is so cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:15h, 02 February Reply

      Thanks so much Shannon. I love lace, I am just a sucker for feminine materials. Have a great week! xx

  • trinagrandinetti
    Posted at 13:32h, 01 February Reply

    It’s easy, lace makes you swoon simply because it was made for you. Or is it just that you have such a magical way of styling lace. Love how you can take this elegant piece of material and make it look so natural, classy, and yet functional. Beautiful outfit.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:56h, 01 February Reply

      Thank you Trini you are too kind. I try 🙂 I think the material just lends itself to elegance. Enjoy the day ! jess xx

  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 10:15h, 01 February Reply

    You always find such beautiful pieces. I love the lace detailing on this look.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:20h, 01 February Reply

      Thank you Amy, that is what i liked about it xx

  • carmen
    Posted at 02:40h, 01 February Reply

    You look lovely in lace Jess! I like the contrasting colour of the top, very unique. Gorgeous outfit and YES! I LOVE LACE! I have so many clothes with lace. It’s such a romantic look, that’s why I like it. Here’s one of my posts I wrote about a pink lace skirt I have and a white lace tank top. Take a little trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake in my blog 🙂

    Thanks for the explanation of lace, I too enjoy reading about the history of things! 🙂

    ♥ carmen

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:50h, 01 February Reply

      Thank you Carmen, so beautiful! I love the white jacket you are wearing and that pink lace skirt is TDF! I bought an Ann Taylor pink lace top, like a blush color and am waiting to wear it. Glad you liked the post, and I also like the history of things, so I try to add some to posts when I can. I too, have alot of lace in my closet. jess xx

  • Eni
    Posted at 13:16h, 31 January Reply

    Lace is a very elegant tissue Jess and you are elegant as always! Kisses,

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:35h, 31 January Reply

      Thank you Eni! It is one of my favorite materials 🙂 enjoy the weekend. xx

  • suzannecarillo
    Posted at 12:07h, 31 January Reply

    I love the top lace detail on this outfit. Very pretty and unusual.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:35h, 31 January Reply

      Thanks Suzanne for stopping by! Hope you are having a nice weekend. Ya know I love lace 🙂 xx

  • Retro rover
    Posted at 10:33h, 31 January Reply

    Really cute. I like a bit of lace trim on a vintage dress myself
    Retro rover

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:48h, 31 January Reply

      Thanks so much for stopping by, I will pop over to your site as well. Great to learn how others like lace.happy weekend xx

  • Ting
    Posted at 09:56h, 31 January Reply

    You look lovely! x

  • Carrie
    Posted at 22:01h, 30 January Reply

    Lace is just you, Jess. I really love the pieces you have which just ooze of class. This outfit is just one in that category. Have a lovely weekend!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:45h, 31 January Reply

      thanks so much Carrie. I like your ideas as well on your site , more or less making the most of your closet . You too! xx

  • Marta
    Posted at 13:50h, 30 January Reply

    I’m such a sucker for lace too, this outfit looks great on you Jess! Enjoy your weekend:)

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 13:13h, 30 January Reply

    Lace is lovely on you … feminine and retro and fabulous! Thanks so much for joining in for FUN FASHION FRIDAY! You rock!
    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:05h, 30 January Reply

      Thank you Dawn!! Glad you like the outfit. have a great weekend, xx

  • Nicole
    Posted at 10:57h, 30 January Reply

    I have that top and love it. It looks great on you and I love the lace detailing on your skirt!

    Nicole to the Nines

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:05h, 30 January Reply

      Thank you Nicole, I bet it looks great on you too. enjoy the weekend, xx

  • thedollhousev
    Posted at 10:24h, 30 January Reply

    I love lace, soooo much :))) You look wonderful :)) Happy weekend xx

  • Ada
    Posted at 10:11h, 30 January Reply

    Your taste in lace is lovely. The skirt and shell are both stunning. You look so elegant as usual. =))

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:04h, 30 January Reply

      Thank you Ada have a wonderful weekend. xx

  • Posh Prime
    Posted at 10:07h, 30 January Reply

    I love wearing lace! It makes me feel so elegant. Your top is so pretty and looks so good with that skirt!

  • litonkrl
    Posted at 07:44h, 30 January Reply

    “I love learning the history of things, but I do believe some material with its delicate nature, its femininity is what attracts me to it”
    It’s really inspired me!!

  • Patti
    Posted at 07:42h, 30 January Reply

    Gorgeous in lace, Jess! xo I like to wear it too, and mix it with more casual pieces.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:04h, 30 January Reply

      thanks Patti! yes, so many ways to incorporate it. jess xx

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