LACED WITH GRACE

If I were to describe my style in three words, they would be: feminine, romantic, and classic. There's nothing I love more than a lace or floral dress paired with minimal accessories that aren't overbearing. I like to let my clothes speak for themselves, no loud jewelry needed.

Ted Baker is absolutely killing it this season. Just this past week, I went into the city for lunch with friends at Hakkasan (one of my favorite spots in town). As per usual, we had to walk off all the dim sum, aka go shopping. There's a gorgeous Ted Baker store right around the corner, so I popped in with the intention to browse and to browse only. I ended up leaving the store with not one, not two, but five dresses (!). This is definitely unacceptable on my part, but who could resist their fabulous dresses? Not me, that's for sure.

One of the dresses that I snatched up right away was this lace dress. It also comes in a beautiful baby blue, too, and I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to bring both home with me. Peplum was trending hard several years back and it has not gone anywhere. I never went near it because I was positive that it only worked on skinny figures.

This dress looked too pretty on the hanger that I just had to slip it on to gauge whether or not I could pull it off, and as it turns out, I love it! In a way, the peplum accentuates the waist more. But I'm still getting accustomed to the part that just flaps out -- it feels a little awkward to me.

As some of you might know, I'm having a bit of a neutral shoe dilemma (more on that here), so I paired this sweet dress with my most whimsical pair of flats: my Charlotte Olympia Kitty flats. I purchased these when Samuel and I were down in Beverly Hills last year and I'm hooked. I have this pink pair and this pair on my birthday wish list! These are by far one of the most comfortable pairs of designer shoes that I own. They're definitely the kind of shoes I like to bring along when I'm traveling. And they're a guaranteed conversation starter!

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Ted Baker dress

Charlotte Olympia flats (old, similar here)

Dolce & Gabbana bag (old, similar here and here)