LACE TO ROMANCE YOUR SUMMER

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 From the rompers at Elie Saab, to the dresses at  Stella McCartney, to the jackets at Roberto Cavalli, romantic lace was a hit with designers this year. As Summer approaches, NOW is the perfect time to add a little romance to your lifestyle. Whether it be a new dress for a summer wedding, curtains for your cabana, or trim on your denim shorts, we’ll show you quick and easy ways you can capture this season’s dreamy mood.

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LAZE AWAY IN A LACEY SUMMER SUNDRESS

Nothing says “Summer” quite like your favorite lace sundress. A classic strapless maxi is the perfect way to get into a romantic mood everywhere you go this Season. In addition, this style flatters EVERY body type, so no need to “suck in” while you enjoy your activities. Great as a swimsuit cover up to twilight dinner on the beach, your lace maxi is the perfect summer dress solution.

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BEAUTIFY THE BEACH HOUSE

And speaking of the beach, summer is the perfect time to bring a little romance to your getaway beach house or pool cabana. Grab a pair of custom made sheer lacy curtains direct from Scotland for the living and bed room windows to diffuse the sunlight for a romantic glow.

 Don’t have the luxury? Tie pairs of lacy sheer layers across your house’s porch awning or trade out your shower curtain with long panels of the fabric. Light Ralph Lauren’s Ocean Lane seaside candles across the rooms, and you’ll feel forever “on holiday” whether at home or away at your vacation house.

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HOST A LACY AFFAIR

Now that you’ve romanticized your home, it’s time to entertain. Scatter a few lacy pillows around the living room, lay a table runner to hold the plates of appetizers and desserts, and fill lace goblets full of your homemade refreshing, cool white wine spritzer. If the weather is nice, take the whole affair outside for a garden picnic. You could also wait until twilight, the most romantic time of day, light a few lanterns, and host a drinks and dinner party outside. However you choose to host your guests, they will appreciate the romantic touch you bring to the event.

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 Provide a bit of whimsical fun at your next garden party by decorating your trees with lovely pastel colored balloons. For directions on how to create your own Summertime fantasy, see Joann’s DYI project.

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DON’T FORGET COLORFUL LACE

Finally, don’t forget that lace doesn’t come in just white or ivory. Take advantage of the Season’s jeweled ruby reds, emerald greens, sapphire blues, and violet purples. Rev up the romance with a red lace crochet area rug, perfect for a romantic candlelit dinner or evening at home. Or use as a throw over your favorite couch for summertime snuggling.

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ACCESSORIZE IN LOVELY LACE

After you have finished beautifying your surroundings, it’s time to concentrate on YOU. Take a look at our favorite ways to add a touch of romance with lovely lace accessories.

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Why not add a pair of  white lace Tom’s to your summer wardrobe? Easy to slip on and off and comfortable for all day wear, these classics will become your new best friend. They pair perfectly with your favorite swimwear, denim cut offs, cropped pants, romper, or lace dress for comfy yet trendy style. Your hostess feet will never tire in Tom’s.

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Invited to a wedding this summer? Tom’s are the perfect gift for the beautiful bride. She’ll appreciate wearing these after the ceremony to keep her tootsies dancing all night long.

From Balenciaga’s designer lace shopper  to Rochas structured purse to Victoria Trading Company’s vintage clutch,  there’s a perfect lacy bag to fit every taste. Forgo the heavy leather, and go feminine flirty this season.

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Compliment your summer style with unique lacy dangle earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and rings. At Etsy, you can scroll through thousands of one-of-a-kind lace jewelry selections, and at the same time, support talented artisans from around the US.

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Last but definitely not least. Cover up with a midnight black lace shawl, perfect for Summer’s weather. Your lace shawl is perfect paired with shorts for daytime fun, layered over your favorite cocktail dress at twilight, and doubled as a nighttime robe in the evening.

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GET CRAFTY

Need a place to hold all of your pretty lace jewelry? Get crafty this summer and follow our d0-it-yourself instructions on making your own jewelry holder.

What You’ll Need: Vintage frame, lace trim (from a fabric store), staple gun or super glue

How To: On the backside of your vintage frame, position lace strips evenly down the frame. If your frame is made of wood, use staple gun to attach in place. If it is ceramic, use super gun or a hot glue gun. If lace strips protrude past the frame’s edges, simple trim with scissors.

Simply and easy, yet your friends will be impressed with your lovely lace DYI project.

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Whether you accessorize yourself, your surroundings or BOTH in lace, take this Summer to add a little femininity to your lifestyle. It’s simple, easy and after all, we all could use   a little more romance in our lives. And remember, no matter what we here at Posh at Play want you to be you, be fabulous, and always be feminine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LACE IT UP

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Spring is in the air.  A time when you want to pull out the softer, lighter side of your wardrobe.  I can’t think of anything better than lace.  Since it has first made its appearance as far back as 1561, lace has stood the test of time.  Nearly five centuries later, this openwork fabric is still one of the hottest trends in the fashion industry.  It’s seen all over the world, from the streets of New York to the Paris runways.  It’s been worn by Royals such as Marie Antoinette, celebrities such as Madonna, and teenagers going to their first prom. There is just something about lace that makes you want to put your hair up and put on your favorite pearl necklace.  Maybe it’s the sheer, delicate fabric that makes you feel ladylike and regal.  It’s the epitome of femininity.  Whether worn as a sundress on a warm spring day or as an elegant, floor-sweeping gown to the fanciest gala in town, this timeless fabric is sure to be a favorite in your spring wardrobe.  There really are no boundaries on when and where lace can be worn, and maybe that’s why it is such a timeless classic.  So why not let us show you all the options lace can bring to your spring wardrobe and lace it up?

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CORAL STRETCH LACE DRESS OFF SHOULDER NECKLINE

With this eye-catching coral color, all eyes will be on you.  This lace dress stretches and hugs every curve to reveal your sexy silhouette. You can dress these up with the LANG SANDAL By Jimmy Choo or get a more casual look with the BRYN PAVE BOW FLAT THONG by Tori Burch.

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HYPNOTIZED STRETCH LACE TOP

Add a feminine and romantic touch to your wardrobe with this STRETCH LACE TOP.  With its lace v-neck and sheer long sleeves, this is sure to show off your softer side.  Pair this with our STRETCH LACE SKIRT below for a party-perfect outfit for this spring season.

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Crochet Lace Shorts

CROCHET LACE SHORTS

Sexy, stylish and unique; these Ivory Lace Shorts are perfect to hit the town in with your girlfriends.  Just add a pair of heels and the ESTATE GARDEN LINEAR EARRINGS by Kate Spade for a sexy, smoking hot look.

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 LONG SLEEVE STRETCH LONG SLEEVE LACE DRESS

Steal the spotlight in this Red Lace Dress.  With its vibrant red color and classic sophisticated style, this lace dress can be worn to the most elegant of dinners or even as your first prom dress.  Pair this with the BRANDIE PUMP by VC Signature to get this look.