Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cobalt Blue Lace


     I've been watching this BCBG dress in the store for several months.  I like the bright cobalt blue and the vintage design, but I think lace can be hard to wear.  All the connections to lingerie......my thought go to "Maybe lace is best left for the undergarments?" Once it was reduced to 60% off, I decided to give the dress a spin.  I enjoy finding challenging items and trying to style them in a way that fits my personality and life.  







      Before going to art school, I studied commercial photography at a technical college.  After graduating, I decided that building the sets for the photographs was more interesting than taking the photos.  So art was the path taken.  My husband takes the photos and I style the clothes and find the locations.  I am inspired to create the photographic mood while building a visual story. 

     Thank you to those who joined my site.  As the weather gets warmer in my part of the world, I hope to share my ideas for fashion stories in the landscape of the beautiful upper midwest. 

dress--BCBG
tights--Merona
shoes--Bandolino
necklace--Natasha

Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style
Casual Friday Link Up Board at Two Thirty Five Design
Monday Mingle at Glamamom
Marionberry Style for Trend of the Month: Lace


33 comments:

  1. Simply beautiful. You look lovely. The initial thought that comes to mind when I think blue lace, coupled with our age group, is matronly. And, this dress totally blows that idea out of the water. Bravo!

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  2. I love your wonderful blue lace dress, Ann
    Have a lovely weekend.

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  3. What a wonderful colour on you, and I like how the construction of this dress, together with your accessories, saves it from other lace-associations.

    I so admire the photography on your blog as well as your style - thanks for sharing a bit about your process!

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  4. The dress fits you perfectly and has a lovely colour.
    Your booties give it a bit of an edge and therefore it is neither lingerie style nor girly.
    You look great!

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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  5. Nice to meet you Ann Wood. I'm Renae and I am old as dirt. I love to blog and find new fashion/style blogs to follow. ...so, I am your newest follower. Your dress is my favorite tone of blue. Awh, thanks.

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  6. Hey hello Renae nice to meet you. I see a woman with beautiful hair, gorgeous smile and a sassy style! Thanks for joining my blog. That blue complaints those of us with blond hair!

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  7. Such a pretty dress! You look gorgeous! I'm your newest follower :) I'd love for you to follow my blog too. xo

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  8. Hi Kacie, nice to meet you! Your blog is lovely, beautiful photos and style. I would love to follow you! Thanks for find me and commenting.

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  9. beautiful photos! This dress is absolutely stunning!! I love vintage and lace and the half sleeves! Gorgeous color too. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  10. The combination of the blue + the lace look wonderful on you! Fantastic style pairing, and I like the bit of art you've pulled into the shots!
    -jen
    stylecurated.com

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  11. I really like this interpretation of a lace dress - not too girly and not at all matronly - it has personality and you've styled it beautifully! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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  12. Thanks Patti for making a place to be seen on Mondays!

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  13. I love this dress! Lace is so ladylike.

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  14. The photo of you in front of the window with the natural light is stunning!! And I'm right there with you about lace - it is waaay out of my comfort zone. But you took a risk and it payed off because this dress looks fab on you!! Hope you wear it everywhere because from the fit to the color, it was made for you.

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    1. Thanks for the kind and thoughtful comment about my dress. I'm going to take your advise and wear it everywhere this summer!

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  15. Amazing post! Love your lace dress!!!!
    x
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com

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  16. I´ve just discovered your blog and I like it!! Would you like to follow each other?

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  17. I love this dress! It looks so good on you!

    Lindsey
    Thrift and Shout
    http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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  18. What a beautiful dress - the color is gorgeous, and it looks lovely on you. It's a nice balance between dressy and easy-going. The same style could be done in denim or jersey and look so casual, but in lace it can be dressed up or down. Love the shoes, too!

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  19. That dress is unbelievably gorgeous. And I love everything about how you styled it.

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment!

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  20. What an elegant dress! It's so ladylike but playful at the same time. Also, you have the absolute best shooting locations! What a great eye you have for places to shoot!

    Sarah
    Cable Car Couture

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    1. Thanks Sarah for commenting on my shooting locations. It's my favorite part of this process. Just joined your site, I like your style!

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  21. Lovely! I understand completely about backdrops and settings. Such a different narrative in each of your photos!
    Cobalt and blonde. Always a winner.
    Glad to meet you!

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    1. Thanks Jan for commenting on the cobalt dress! I'm just getting started blogging and appreciated the encouragement.

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  22. what an amazing dress! i wouldn't think to pair it with navy tights but it works. :)

    b @ then there was we
    www.thentherewaswe.blogspot.com

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    1. I tried black but to seems to dark. The tights are gray, blue and the shoes are dark purple. Thanks for commenting!

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  23. My initial thoughts on lace are the same but i recently purchased a fuchsia lace dress and it's become one of my favorite pieces. I love the color of your dress and you wear it beautifully.

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    1. Thanks Rachel, fuchsia lace sounds beautiful. I agree, I think lace can be adaptable and fun to wear!

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  24. You know, sometimes it's inappropriate, but your demure look with the tights and close-toed shoes pulls off the lace just perfectly. Love that blue!!!! Thanks so much for link up with the BEST OF last week!!! I'm sure looking forward to seeing more of your outfits!!!! xo, Kristen

    The Mrs. and The Momma

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  25. Great dress! And you do find such gorgeous backdrops for your photos!

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    1. Thanks Laura for stopping by! I find thinking about the backdrops mixing with the style of clothing is fun.

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  26. Oh man, I love that dress. Looks great with the shoes and the necklace.

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