When I heard I was going to be attending a party “en blanc” at rewardStyle the Conference in Dallas earlier this month, I immediately went on high alert. I scoured the internet for the perfect white outfit, but as it turned out, it was my stylist at Trunk Club who hit the jackpot with this Ali & Jay Lace Sheath Dress. The second I put it on, I knew it was “the one.”
Ali & Jay Lace Sheath Dress in White $128 // Sam Edelman Patti Sandals in Nude Patent $100
Lawson Openwork Wrist Cuff c/o Kendra Scott $120 // Alila Lace Chandeliers $44
Kate Spade Gamercy Watch $225 // similar Kate Spade crossbody $148
I love the simplicity of the cut, yet the crisscrossed banded waistline gives this stretchy floral lace cocktail dress a contemporary spin, and the illusion cap sleeves are super flattering.
When I got to Dallas, I found out there was a photographer doing fashion shoots so I immediately signed up. I knew we could get pictures of this outfit here at home, but I really wanted at least one on-location photo shoot while I was there — I mean, it was a fashion blogging conference, after all! I’m so happy that this is the outfit we shot on location since it’s the only one I bought specifically for that event.
Megan was a dream to work with. It was raining (obviously) so our location options were limited, but we made do under the awning in front of the hotel, and then we took a few more shots indoors for good measure. I ended up liking both locations, so I’m including a few of each.
I first tried the dress with nude pumps, but I ended up wearing it with these beige patent strappy sandals — the Patti by Sam Edelman. These are soooo much more comfortable to walk in, and I think the delicate styling compliments the lace dress perfectly. The heel is a modest 3-inches (I actually think it’s a bit less) and the strap around the ankle holds them securely in place. I struggle to wear pumps comfortably, so these are the perfect solution.
I scored mine on sale at Nordstrom for $75, but now they are only available at that price in black patent as well as Pop Fuchsia and Sailor Blue suede. I’ll definitely be wearing these all summer long when I want a dressy shoe.
The Alila Lace Chandeliers are new this spring from Stella & Dot. I thought they were the perfect compliment to the lacy dress.
The cuff bracelet was gifted from Kendra Scott at the conference, and it was the perfect surprise addition to this outfit. I carried my new Kate Space crossbody that I picked up on their 70% off sale a few weeks ago. This one is similar, but alas, not on sale.
I bought this dress thinking I might only get to wear it once, but I’m attending the Iris Awards Party at the Mom 2.0 Summit tonight, so I’ll actually get a second chance to wear it. WOOT!
If you have a dressy occasion coming up this summer, you might want to consider this dress. It’s also available in black, and it retails for $128. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
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