Elevated Crochet Lace and Bright Florals

There will be TWO fashion posts this week… on Thursday I’ll have one all about shoes! But today, I have an outfit post. But before that, I wanted to give a little life update.

There is… a lot going on. A lot going on with applying for programs and school and a lot going on personally. I’m definitely trying to stay positive and to hope for the absolute best. I’m hoping for good vibes in my vicinity and that things will work out!

Although I’m pretty darn stressed, I find that blogging has always been a solace for me and that it helps to write. Even if it’s not about what I’m stressing about! I feel like my patience has been really, really tested.

I recently have been making little changes to my wardrobe. After Mom Sass and I purged my closet I made a mental note to purchase clothing that was more along the line of capsule/investment pieces. Slowly but surely, some old favorites are being replaced by their refined, chic, and elevated counterparts.

Like this crochet crop top I wore all the time in undergrad:

The loose knit layered on top of a cami always made this top a little flirtatious, especially when paired with ankle booties and jeggings (by the way… that first photo is from The Best Date I’ve Ever Been on, and I wore that exact outfit!)

I was in Marshall’s (Marshall’s, Dillard’s, TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack are all places to find investment pieces that are less expensive and high quality!) and saw this gorgeous crochet top. The knit is definitely more delicate and it came with an extra layer and undershirt which made it less undergrad and more so young working professional.

It is a 3/4 sleeve top and is honestly, chic yet feminine. I love how “girly” and cute it is, although it’s definitely elevated from the typical crochet knit top. It’s delicate yet refined. The design of the crochet is so detailed and it’s a unique and well-made piece. I think it’ll look great with skirts, shorts, and other bottoms that I have! And I love how it fits perfectly.

I paired it with some hunter green pants, my Christian Siriano flats with gold detailing and leather accenting, and of course my favorite purse for spring.

I purchased this Kate Spade crossbody a year ago and the bright green background contrasting the old florals makes it the perfect bag for spring. It’s the perfect pop of color and brightens up any outfit.

I think the elevated crochet knit paired with the bright florals make for a casual, fun and chill outfit for spring. I think a lot of people think you can’t wear florals or feminine components like lace or crochet without looking too “youthful” but I think this is the perfect mix of chic and cute.

This top is one of those investment pieces that is so versatile and necessary in my wardrobe so I’m incredibly glad that I picked it up and I can’t wait to find new ways to style it. 

Like I said, I’ve been going through my wardrobe and tweaking my style a little bit to reflect my personal growth and transitions in my life (from a college student to a young working professional…and eventual (hopefully) grad student). I’ve been thinking about writing a few style pieces about the process and certain things I’ve upgraded, purchased, re-styled, or tossed! Would you guys be interested in that? Comment below and tell me what you think!

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”

-Pablo Neruda

What is your favorite piece for spring? Have you made any new wardrobe purchases?

Chrissey

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19 thoughts on “Elevated Crochet Lace and Bright Florals

  1. Wishing you all the luck in your transitions! Ending school and going into work can be so stressful. Your crochet top looks lovely and, as you said, very professional. Also I love your ending quote! No, I haven’t made any new wardrobe changes, but I have been crocheting and embroidering (not clothing though that may be coming soon!)!

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  2. My favorite pieces for spring are always light and airy dresses. They can easily be dressed up or down depending on what you pair with them!

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    1. Those are always a must have! I love rompers for spring too! PS, I hope your date went well!

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  3. Love the 3/4 sleeve top! So pretty, perfect for the warmer months 🙂

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! I think 3/4 sleeves are perfect for warm months and still look put-together and refined!

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  4. I love that top so much, suits you very much! Good luck sorting out your wardrobe 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for the comment and the kind words! I appreciate it!

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  5. Definitely love that crochet look top! You can find so many great things at TJ Maxx, Marshalls, even Ross! I personally shop at Ross the most, I love those stores!

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    1. They always have the best deals! I love buying high-end fashion with an inexpensive price tag!

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  6. You look lovely, you’ve styled the top so beautifully and that Kate Spade bag is gorgeous!
    Hels xx
    http://www.thehelsproject.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I definitely love that KS bag for spring! It’s so perfect for the season.

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  7. corinneandkirsty April 25, 2017 — 1:01 pm

    We’ve been doing the same, selecting clothes instead of just buying them. And we love the feeling! Hope everything goes for the best with your applications 🙂

    Corinne & Kirsty
    http://www.corinneandkirsty

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    1. It definitely makes a difference when you put extra thought into your purchases! And thank you so much, I appreciate the positivity and kind words!

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  8. I love the crochet! It’s such a great look for spring! Florals tend to be my go-to for spring. Not really original, but I love the way they look!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I think that florals are always a good idea! Especially for spring! I’ve been wearing extra floral items because of the fresh weather!

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  9. Super cute top! x

    Valerie // avecvalerie.com

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  10. I love the top! You have such great style. I am desperately in need of a new wardrobe. Maybe once exams are over I’ll have time for a shopping trip! x

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    1. Thank you so much for commenting Danielle! And thank you so much! I think shopping and making investments is always a good idea…hahaha. Good luck on your exams!

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