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L is for Lace

Hello, Lovelies! I hope you can all forgive me for my lack of posting over the last few days… I’ve had tons of babysitting jobs and my best friend was home from college last week, so there was tons of hanging out & catching up going on, but unfortunately not a lot of blogging!

I digress… L is for Lace! Lace is one of my absolute favorite things. Spring or not. However, I think there is  something so light and soft about lace that makes it perfect for spring. It is supremely girly.

Since I’ve been pretty lacking on posting lately, this will be a SUPER JAM PACKED POST today. Soooo, get excited!

Before we get to crafting, I’m going to do a little something I’ll call Splurge or Save. I know,  a pretty common segment on morning talk shows. But, it’s always been one of my favorites. When it comes to lace, you decide. If you’re willing to splurge for a fantastic lace piece, it’s likely that there will be more attention detail and it will last you longer. However, if you just want something to wear just for the season, then don’t dip into your crafting budget to buy it!

{Lace Bandeau from Free People, $28}

{Lace Bandeau from GoJane, $12.70}

For me, the save would be the option. Bandeaus were on-trend last summer as well, but I don’t see much staying power in them. However, they’re a great alternative to a bulky cami for under your low-cut tops. A bandeau is also so cute under a shirt or tank top that has large armholes. But I implore you not to wear this item solo.

{Lace Skirt from ModCloth, $59.99}

{Lace Skirt from Forever21, $13.50}

An item as basic as a cream lace skirt is something I’d be willing to spend a bit more on. The ModCloth skirt has a great, full shape. The Forever21 skirt is fantastic as well, though. I adore the little pocket detail! But something as versatile as a simple skirt is an item I would be willing to splurge on.

{Lace Dress from Modcloth, $64.99}

{Lace Dress from Forever21, $24.80}

Both of these dresses are beautiful. Honestly, I don’t think you could go wrong one way or the other!

{Lace Tank Top from Nordstrom, $36.00}

{Lace Tank Top from Forever21, $19.80}

I’m a strong proponent of not buying shirts that are sheer lace. I think it’s absolutely ridiculous to buy a top that you have to buy another top just to wear! Both of these tanks feature the lace as an overlay, so there’s no additional purchases required. Both shirts are equally beautiful. The Nordstrom one is perfect if you’re looking for the crop-top look and the F21 one is great for a longer look.

{Lace Cardigan from Nordstrom, $36.00}

{Lace Cardigan from Forever21, $15.80}

This comparison is the perfect example of how spending more will  get you a more detailed item. The Nordstrom cardigan features a ruffle along the bottom whereas the F21 does not. A piece as basic as this cardigan is something I would totally be willing to spend a bit more on. The ruffle detail completely makes the first one for me.

Okay, now back to crafting! I found some fantastic crafts using lace that I’m super excited to share with you guys. I know, my crafting has been lacking recently. However, the next few letters in my A to Z involve lots of crafting. So I can’t wait to share that with you guys.

{Lace Bow tutorial from P.S. I Made This}

{Lace & Pearl Bracelet tutorial from Flamingo Toes}

{Modcloth Inspired Cardi tutorial from iCandy Handmade}

By oppression and judgment he was taken away.
Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
for the transgression of my people he was punished.
He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
nor was any deceit in his mouth.

Yet it was the LORD’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
and though the LORD makes his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.
After he has suffered,
he will see the light of life and be satisfied;
by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
and he will bear their iniquities.

Isaiah 53:8-11



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Extended Season of Giving

I know Christmas is usually considered, “the season of giving,” but why can’t we extend that into the rest of the year, as well? Valentine’s Day seems to be the perfect time for the concept of, “tis better to give than to receive,” to resurface. In case you’re at a loss for what you lovely best friend may be delighted (and surprised!) to get from you, I have put some items together (items from $5 to $40) in a lovely Polyvore set…

Valentines Gifts!
Carry Your Love Bag | Mod Retro Vintage Bags | ModCloth.com, $38
Change of Heart Purse | Mod Retro Vintage Wallets | ModCloth.com, $12
philosophy ‘sweet on you’ lip shine, $10
Body Lotion & Cream – Bath & Body Works, $12
Lighthearted Mug | Mod Retro Vintage Kitchen | ModCloth.com, $18
Starbucks Sending My Love Mug at StarbucksStore.com, $8.95
Juicy Couture Heart Shaped USB Port, $24
Heart | Mod Retro Vintage Clothing & Indie Clothes | ModCloth.com, $40
Sephora: SEPHORA COLLECTION Flower Kabuki Brush Set: Brush Sets, $34
Search Results – Macy’s, $30
Accessories | Mod Retro Indie Accessories & Vintage Accessories |…, $30
Heart | Mod Retro Vintage Clothing & Indie Clothes | ModCloth.com, $28
Search Results – Macy’s, $25
Love Notes Valentine’s Mailing Set, $25
“I Love You” Hearts in Shop All at Dylan’s Candy Bar, $22
Heart | Mod Retro Vintage Clothing & Indie Clothes | ModCloth.com, $20
Heart | Mod Retro Vintage Clothing & Indie Clothes | ModCloth.com, $15
Heart | Mod Retro Vintage Clothing & Indie Clothes | ModCloth.com, $14
Search Results – Macy’s, $12
Heart | Mod Retro Vintage Clothing & Indie Clothes | ModCloth.com, $12
Starbucks Love Tumbler at StarbucksStore.com, $11
Juicy Loves Sephora Charm Hair Elastic Regal, $10
Starbucks Connect With Love Mug at StarbucksStore.com, $6.95
I (Don’t) Heart Valentine’s Day! Coupons (Paperback) : Target, $5.04
Forever21.com – Beauty – 1000008290, $4.80

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