Sunday, March 2, 2014

My Life in Lace














Dress: c/o Eshakti; Coat: c/o Choies; Heels: Michael Kors; Necklace: c/o Our World Boutique

I'm sitting here watching the Oscars, women in fabulous dresses, men in navy (hooray for ladies men in navy!), and it only seems fitting that I'd be wearing a custom and fabulous dress myself from Eshakti in this post. Custom because Eshakti offers for-your-body, hallelujah-moment modification options. I changed the neckline on this pretty lace number to be more flattering to my shape - the boat neck always accents my neck/hair/face shape, and minimizes the bust. Much better than a deep V or a scoop neck that just makes me look... wide.

I'm no red carpet star. I'm sitting here wearing a jacket covered in cat hair, drinking a french white wine covered in dust from a bowl of popcorn and criticizing celebrities on their speeches and outfits. But there are moments in all of our lives when we really feel like red carpet stars. When we have the opportunity to put on a floaty, flowy, lacy dress and strut. When we can curl our hair and wear pretty jewelry, with painted nails (do you see my nails people?! They're GROWING!). I feel strongly that custom dresses exist for this reason - to make you feel fabulous on a regular day. If Valentino is not going to make me some gorgeous ensemble for an awards ceremony, I at least should be able to order clothing tailored to my shape. The second-place, non-celebrity prize feels pretty fantastic today.

29 comments

  1. That blue dress on you is stunning Kelsey! Your eyes are already so vibrant but this just completely sets them off!

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  2. Very interesting post my sweetie :P
    Have a nice Monday !
    Kisses <3

    http://www.theladyjersey.com

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  3. This blue dress is gorgeous on you!! I love how you added the small touches of detail with the statement necklace and belt, too!
    xo, Nina
    afterthe40barfinish

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  4. You are gorgeous - I love the pattern of the lace. I have had a great experience growing my nails out for the wedding by keeping them covered in gel polish. Good luck!
    xx
    Here&Now

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  5. Love these photos. Cute jacket.

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  6. Love this dress and the coat!! You look fabulous!!

    xo Amy
    www.urbanfrill.com

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  7. Such a pretty dress...loving that blue color on you!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  8. Oh, my! What a divine dress! You look like a Hollywood star in it!.This round of pictures is particularly stunning.

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  9. love this blue dress! great print!


    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  10. Pretty dress! Love the pics with the umbrella :)

    http://infinitehouseofillusions.blogspot.ca/

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  11. Beautiful pictures and look. You dress brightness up the day.

    Love,
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  12. Your dress is lovely, and it looks really stunning on you. I *love* that nail color, too - I'm so excited to start wearing pastel polishes.

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  13. I love this dress on you Kelsey! The color and fit are amazing! Yay for being able to wear it even on a typical rainy PNW day.

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  14. Super cute umbrella. :) I just found your love and I LOVE IT!! :) The pictures, your outfits, the simplicity and elegance of your layout- absolutely everything. Followed you on GFC and can't wait for future posts!

    xo Ana
    The Broken Stiletto

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  15. That dress is flawless!

    sasensible.blogspot.com

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  16. We all need a reason everyday to look and feel fabulous! You look amazing.. love that dress on you!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  17. love this post!!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  18. Wow, lovely design on that dress! And what a cute umbrella :)

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  19. Gorgeous mix of prints! What a cute girly outfit :) x

    http://girlinthelens.com/

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  20. wow u look so pretty! i love the pastel blue but love even more how u added in the touches of black and white...so modern and chic! wish this rain would go away myself..seems like its everyday now!

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

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  21. The color of that dress is BEAUTIFUL! It looks gorgeous on you paired with the black and white details. Pretty girl!

    -Shay
    www.bright-stripes.com

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  22. You look GORGEOUS in this lace dress and the structured coat! The night in watching the Oscars sounds perfect too-- no need to get too fancy :)

    xo,
    katrina
    thedemuremuse.com

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  23. I love that dress! The colour and the pattern are absolutely stunning.
    Is it weird I also really like the pattern of the umbrella when matched with the dress?!

    {Teffy's Perks} X

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  24. What a gorgeous dress, and your I love the trench you paired with it!! <3 Also, I keep drooling over your ring... just so you know!! xoxo

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  25. This dress is so pretty on you, love the color and the lace!

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  26. Wow, beautiful outfit! The dress and the coat are amazing :-)

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  27. This dress is absolutely stunning on you! I love the color and fit! This would probably be my dream dress haha :)

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