Lace has always been a favourite fabric of mine ever since I was a toddler according to my mum who tells me I used to love stroking the lace edging on my socks and refused to wear any lace-free socks - lol!
My taste in lace has matured slightly from the days of wearing lace edging on my socks!
Here's a photo of my current favourite lace top from beme, the Full Sleeve Lace Mesh Top in the shade 'Antique'. I especially love its zigzag hem feature.
|beme Full Sleeve Lace Mesh Top in Antique|
Lace is very elegant, girly and pretty. To give it a bit more edge I love teaming my lace tops with a tougher bottom half, either denim jeans, or in this case, my City Chic Pleather Flirt Skirt.
|City Chic Pleather Flirt Skirt|
Pleather is a great, luxe-for-less leather-look option, which can add a high fashion, yet edgy tough look, to any ensemble.
The quality of pleather has significantly increased over the years and personally I don't think it is that easy anymore to tell the difference just by looking at an item someone else is wearing whether it is leather or pleather.
Every time I've worn the above pleather City Chic Flirt Skirt I've received compliments from friends and colleagues regarding my 'leather' skirt. I'm sure you can keep a secret, just don't tell my non blog following friends, but I don't always correct them regarding the true fabric of my skirt!
Here are some more pleather items that I have my eye on currently, some plus sized items and some standard sized items. That's the benefit of being an inbetweenie, you get the best of both size ranges! Another bonus - some of these items are currently on sale - yay!
I've also included a better view of the above City Chic Pleather Flirt Skirt.
Links have been added for all items for your convenience if you are interested in shopping for any of these.
Dotti Rocker Girl PU Biker Jacket in Dusty Pink (Available in sizes 6 -14)
City Chic Pleather Split Skirt (Available in sizes XS - XXL - equivalent to 16 - 26)
City Chic Pleather Flirt Skirt (Available in sizes XS - XL - equivalent to 16 - 24)
Harlow Take Me Back Pleather and Ponte Hi-Lo Skirt (Available in sizes 16 - 24)
PU Panel Ponte Leggings (Available in sizes 14 - 26)
The Iconic Clover PU Biker Jacket (Available in sizes 6 - 18)
Here are some of the lace items I'm currently wishing were in my wardrobe!
beme Full Sleeve Lace Mesh Top (Sizes XS to XL equivalent of 16 - 24)
City Chic Lace Kimono (available in sizes XS, S, XL - equivalent sizes 16, 18, 24) Now reduced from $89.95 to $30) Also available in white in additional sizes. I'm thinking of buying this for date nights in spring & summer.
City Chic Lace Fever Dress (available in sizes XS to XXL equivalent to 16 - 26)
Forcast Laylani Lace Panel Top (Available in sizes 4 - 16. Now reduced to $23.40)
City Chic Mysterious Lace Top (available in sizes XS - XXL - equivalent to 16 - 26)
Worn in photo with the City Chic Pleather Flirt Skirt
Cotton On Pointelle Lace Socks (OMG I couldn't believe it when I spotted these! How can I not include these cute socks in this blog post! Now to decide which colour combination to buy! On sale for $2 a pair I'll probably just choose one of each - lol! Talk about re-living your childhood. Expect to see these socks pop up in an Instagram post soon! They'll look cute in spring with crop jeans or shorts.)