I love the resources offered in the world of blogging. I wanted to try this Lucie Lu dress (the "Amelia" ), but afraid of how it would actually look, I started searching for blog reviews of the dress to help guide my purchase. As luck would have it, Diva in Deep Thought had just such a review! Bolstered by her styling of the dress, and inspired by her love of lace, I gave it a try. The pretty details, and especially the layer of lace, did not disappoint, and I found that - unlike other Lucie Lu dresses that I've tried - it fit decently in the bust and waist. (Usually, the fit is much too large.) It is actually still just a smidge big, but it makes for a comfortable fit perfect for a hot summer's day. And the length is simply perfect!
|Dress - Lucie Lu "Amelia" / "Instant Sleeves" in Heather Grey - Lucie Lu / Purple peep-toes - Nine West|
I decided to pair the dress with yet another color of the Lucie Lu Instant Sleeves that I so adore, figuring that the indoor AC would chill things down considerably and, as per usual, allow me to cover up my arms a bit (even if it did cover up the embellishment, too). But after much running around, I was glad to disrobe the sleeves and let the whole package of the dress shine through. The perfect scoopneck and wide shoulder bands do nicely offset any fear of arm flab I usually have. And I was pleasantly surprised at the overwhelming number of compliments I received as guests came through the doors!
|Ring - TJ Maxx / Necklace - LOFT / Earrings - LOFT|
I must admit, I continue to wonder if I should have gotten the beige/grey combination (the Fiona) instead (I LOVE pairing those neutrals together!), thinking that it would be a more interesting color palette than white and grey. But you can't go wrong with those classic colors, and as the Diva in Deep Thought said, it makes for endless options with accessories!
And hey, if you haven't yet heard, I have a giveaway coming up featuring (hint, hint!) something worn in this post! Stay tuned!!