Out of my comfort zone: frills and lace
This is me, facing my childhood traumas head on. Well, some of them. I’m talking about frills, of course.
When I was a little girl I was dressed in cute frilly dresses on a daily basis. I think there were very few outfits without full-on frills, ruffles or at least some sort of a lace border. My mother certainly went out of her way to prove the old cliché about new mothers wanting to dress their daughters like pretty, little dolls… And I suppose I didn’t really have a problem with that, either; as I recall, I was the ultimate girly-girl. When I wasn’t wearing my own little frilly outfits, I was playing dress up in my mother’s old petticoats and frilly negligees…
But then I turned into an angry teenager, with a preference for jeans and a studded leather jacket… And since then I’ve had a bit of an aversion towards anything frilly or lacy.
Well, there were a few experiments with the New Romantic off-the-shoulder tops in the 80’s, and the anything-goes-as-long-as-it’s-trendy fashion school phase, of course… But mostly my outfits tend to be streamlined and simple.
But then I saw this skirt…
And I just had to get it. It makes no sense. Frills and lace, the two things I usually avoid like the plague, and I just couldn’t resist…
Well, I have worn a lace pencil skirt on the blog before, so maybe this didn’t come totally out of the blue…
Anyway, the skirt is navy, not black, and I thought it would look fabulous with a linen Breton top (of course).
And where did I wear this outfit? Well, first to work (notice the rather heavy tote bag I’m carrying…), and then to dinner after work.
skirt: Zara / t-shirt: Zara / shoes: Clarks / Bag: Furla /
sunglasses: Marimekko / poncho: Marja Kurki
location: restaurant Saaristo (Klippan, Helsinki)
How do you wear frills and / or lace?
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