A Blue Lace Moment

Having a blue lace moment in the most perfect blue lace off-the-shoulder dress

I recently met my stylish blogger friend Tara for some laughs over lunch. The day was gorgeous, so I used it as an opportunity to show off my new off-the-shoulder lace dress in the most perfect robin’s egg blue colour.

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Halden Dress – BB Dakota | Oriana Espadrilles – L’Intervalle (similar here and here) | 1973 Bag – Gucci (oldie but a goodie –  no longer available; similar here)| Icy Moon Spike Earrings – ALEX AND ANI

Tara is so fabulous, she’s a walking Pinterest board. Her sense of style is on-point, showcasing fabulous high-end accessories paired with quality pieces. She also mixes fun, fast-fashion pieces that she adds to her closet seasonally.  I’ve learned to take a page from her style book since I discovered her Instagram.  As we are both lovers of flattering neutrals and Gucci, she’s a woman after my own heart.

www.styledbytara.com

Tara The Fabulous

Having a blue lace moment in the most perfect blue lace off-the-shoulder dress Having a blue lace moment in the most perfect blue lace off-the-shoulder dress

We’ve had a pretty late start to the summer here in Ottawa, with the weather just being…sigh…awful, unless you like endless rain (*Vancouverites everywhere raise their hands*). I haven’t really been inspired to shop for anything summery because there hasn’t really been a point! What’s the sense in wearing those new suede heels if Mother Nature is going to douse them in a downpour?

Having a blue lace moment in the most perfect blue lace off-the-shoulder dress Having a blue lace moment in the most perfect blue lace off-the-shoulder dress Having a blue lace moment in the most perfect blue lace off-the-shoulder dress

Speaking of suede, I stumbled upon a fantastic pair of suede espadrilles at a local boutique. I had been looking for a pair of these for years! My “need” for them went into overdrive after I saw one of my favourite bloggers, Lydia Elise Millen, wearing the be-all-and-end-all of espadrilles by Castañer. I tried them, they fit perfectly and bought them on the spot. I floated out of the boutique with a goofy smile on my face, shopping-induced endorphins rushing through me as I fantasized about all the outfits I’d pair them with.

Having a blue lace moment in the most perfect blue lace off-the-shoulder dress Having a blue lace moment in the most perfect blue lace off-the-shoulder dress Having a blue lace moment in the most perfect blue lace off-the-shoulder dress Having a blue lace moment in the most perfect blue lace off-the-shoulder dress

Since I’ve been obsessed with this blue lace dress that I was saving for my upcoming trip to Barcelona, I couldn’t help but pull it out of the closet for this outing. It couldn’t have been more perfect to pair with my fantasy shoes too. I mean, look at the lace! Look at the hemline! It’s truly perfect.

Have you had a blue lace moment? I plan on having many more in this gem!

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41 Comments

    • Dominique
      July 31, 2017 / 10:07 am

      Thanks, Tanvi!! I’ve been upping my water intake (sometimes I feel like I’m going to drown), but I’m seeing an improvement in my skin!

  1. July 31, 2017 / 11:42 am

    Great photos and I LOVE this dress! I am a huge espadrille fan – always have been. You look fabulous!

    • Dominique
      July 31, 2017 / 1:39 pm

      Awww, Eva! Thank you! I’m so happy I found the dress and so happy I finally found perfect espadrilles!

  2. July 31, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    This dress is so cute and femenine. I love this outfit.

    • Dominique
      July 31, 2017 / 2:26 pm

      Thanks, Jessica!

  3. July 31, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    Beautiful outfit! I would’ve never thought to pair a dress like that with espadrilles but I LOVE it!!! And espadrilles are always so comfortable so that’s a bonus!

    • Dominique
      July 31, 2017 / 2:26 pm

      Exactly, Carissa! I usually pair my espadrilles with a pretty casual outfit, but I thought I’d see what they’d look like with this dress. Glad I did!

  4. Elizabeth allcock
    July 31, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    I love love love lace! This whole outfit is stunning

    • Dominique
      August 3, 2017 / 10:58 pm

      Thank you, Elizabeth!! It’s new new fave dress!

  5. August 1, 2017 / 1:19 am

    I love the blue!! your are looking so pretty i like the lace dress, such a good photography.

    • Dominique
      August 3, 2017 / 10:58 pm

      Thank you!!! My friend Tara is a wiz behind the lens!!

    • Dominique
      August 3, 2017 / 10:59 pm

      Thanks, Beth! Those shoes are so comfy too!

    • Dominique
      August 3, 2017 / 10:59 pm

      Thanks, Colleen! I’m obsessed!

  6. August 1, 2017 / 2:51 am

    This dress is absolutely gorgeous on you! I love how you paired it with that purple bag – stunning!!

    • Dominique
      August 3, 2017 / 11:00 pm

      Thank you! I’m a sucker for Easter egg colours. LOL!

  7. August 1, 2017 / 10:03 am

    I have absolutely fallen in love with the cold shoulder style dresses and this blue lace looks great on you! The tie of wedges were an excellent and I’m certain comfortable choice.

    • Dominique
      August 3, 2017 / 11:01 pm

      The dress is so soft and comfy! And if the shoes tie up the calf, chances are I’ll buy them. A fave look of mine. Thanks for your kind comments, Tomika!

  8. August 1, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    That’s a really cute outfit you’ve put together. I love the off the shoulder dress, and how you paired the powder blue with the pop of lilac (clutch)

    • Dominique
      August 3, 2017 / 11:01 pm

      Thanks, Kim!

  9. August 1, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    This blue dress is totally gorgeous. I was thinking of something like this to wear to an event I’ll be attending on Saturday! Beautiful!

  10. August 1, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    Your photos are beautiful!! I can be honest and say I’ve never been a huge fan of lace, but that dress makes me want to have a lace moment! Love it!!

    • Dominique
      August 2, 2017 / 8:17 am

      Thank you so much! I love lace so much. I fell in love with it especially after experiencing the feel of real lace in Paris.

  11. Adaleta
    August 1, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    What a beautiful dress, and I just love the lavender bag to go with it!

    • Dominique
      August 2, 2017 / 8:18 am

      Thank you so much, Ada! I love that bag too! So girlie!

  12. August 2, 2017 / 8:36 am

    I was never convinced lace works outside of weddings but you might have changed my mind. It looks beautiful on you.
    Very flirty & playful!

    • Dominique
      August 3, 2017 / 11:01 pm

      Babe – I’d wear a lace gown to the grocery store. LOL!

  13. Tomiko
    August 2, 2017 / 9:39 am

    They clearly need to fire their model and hire you cause she didn’t do that dress any justice. You look stunning and your skin hunni is 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

    • Dominique
      August 3, 2017 / 11:02 pm

      I lol’ed at this. You made my day. Thank you!

  14. August 2, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    I like the lace dress, that baby blue is pretty. I had some lace up shoes like that a while ago. When I see clothing or shoe items that I no longer have, I always wonder what happened to them. LOL

    • Dominique
      August 3, 2017 / 11:02 pm

      Me too. I wonder if they went to a good home. Hahaha!

  15. August 2, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    You are really working these wedges and that blue lace. And I need to get my hands on your bag.

    • Dominique
      August 3, 2017 / 11:03 pm

      Cheryl – that bag was a total score from http://www.fashionphile.com. It’s a Gucci 1973 bag, which I was on the hunt for, and I’m a sucker for lavender. I bought it on the spot. Thrilled that a fashion maven like you loves it!! xoxoxox

  16. August 2, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    Beautiful blue lace dress! You look lovely in the dress. 🙂 I love the wedges, too. It compliments the lace dress nicely. I think this would be a lovely outfit to wear on a weekend outing for a date or with a group of friends.

    • Dominique
      August 3, 2017 / 11:04 pm

      Totally! I agree with you completely, Jennifer! I can’t wait to wear it out with the girls. Thanks so much!

  17. Kita
    August 3, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    This dress is gorgeous. It is perfect on you. At first I missed the blue but it is the perfect shade for summer.

    • Dominique
      August 3, 2017 / 11:04 pm

      Thanks, Kita!

  18. August 4, 2017 / 8:31 am

    I am a sucker for lace. Something about lace is so delicate and feminine and you rocked this so beautifully.

    • Dominique
      August 4, 2017 / 8:52 am

      Thank you so much! I’m a sucker for lace too. I love anything super feminine…lace is totally my jam.

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