DJ/Radio Producer-turned-Lawyer attempts to dress like a grown-up. Sometimes I comically fail. And I occasionally post fun stuff, like music videos, book-club reviews, or photos of beauty or oddity.
FYI: I was doing this entire blog from my Android phone, snatching moments out of my busy life for quick photos. But I hate auto-correct with a purple passion, so now I'm using the computer for most of the work. I am still using my phone for the photos, though. My photo sizes may be erratic, and the quality isn't stellar. I am not a professional blogger, and do not have time for lots of scenic poses with a great camera. I don't even own a great camera! However, I DO appreciate your continued feedback, even in the absence of photographic artistry.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Battenburg, My Valentine

Thursday FABruary theme: "Lace"

I love, love, LOVE Battenburg lace. For a long time, the only things I saw it on were fancy bedding and table linens. Since I don't care to look like I'm wearing a tablecloth, my beloved Battenburg lace has been long-absent from my life.

What a pretty tablecloth, though! Perfect for V-day:


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How does one wear Batternburg lace? I'm sure many of us remember these:


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That is soooo NOT a look for me! *shudder* On the other hand....I so very much want this gorgeous jacket, but I don't have an extra $279 hanging around! *sigh* Perhaps if my lottery ticket pays off....


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SO when I found this beauty last year, I went nuts!

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Here's the zoom-out:

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And the jacket to top it off:

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Yep, still need to get around to getting the shoulder pads for several of my jackets, including this one.

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Finished the outfit off with earrings and my soft suede shoes, then headed out to work. I'm not sure if the earrings went well with this outfit, though. I know the shoes did, anyway.

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I got some mud on them, so I used a stiff nail brush to get it off and fluff up the suede. There is a split in the lining, and I also put a piece of duct tape over it. I'm hoping that will protect the suede from splitting prematurely.

Top: via Stein Mart
Jacket: VanHeusen outlet
Pants: Lane Bryant
Earrings: via art fair in Kalamazoo, MI
Belt: from Target
Shoes: Trotters via DeGaetano's in Hornell, NY

5 comments:

  1. This is definitely one of the best outfits I've seen from you! Great colors, very pulled together, good shapes!

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  2. Pretty colors and I love the shoes!





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  3. Lovely blouse, LD. And I think the earrings look great with the whole outfit. Thanks for sharing with VisibleMonday!

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  4. Very stylish outfit for work. The colors make it soft and feminine. Looks good on you.

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  5. I have a collection of fans, and I carry one to match my outfit. (It's so hot and humid here ... I refuse to do without a breeze when I want one!) I have some in Battenburg lace; one each in gold, silver, black, cream, red and burgundy. Could not do without one. Lends whiff of Steampunk to any outfit, no matter how tailored.
    You look lovely in your outfit. You should be able to mix that sweet little top up with lots of things!

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