Dress Week 3: Pastels and Lace

Happy Monday!

Today I end Dress Week 3 with a recent work look.
Dress:  LOFT Petites (Similar here)
I paired my ivory lace and crochet dress with a pale blue blazer and yellow clutch for a soft look that also still manages to look professional.

Multiple textures add visual interest to this look, while the color palette keeps the various textures from being overwhelming.
Blazer:  The Limited
I enjoy pastels quite a bit, but I find that many soft colors wash me out.  This blue is one of the better pastels for my complexion.  I usually wear any color that I like, regardless of "flattery," sometimes wearing slightly darker make-up to avoid the wash-out effect.  

If you're a fan of pastels but don't like them with your skin tone, you may find adding accessories, like this clutch and necklace (worn as a bracelet), to be a more suitable way to enjoy the pastel trend.  Sage green nail color adds another pastel pop.
Clutch and Necklace:  The Limited
Bracelet:  LOFT
Booties:  Target (Available here)
Necklace:  Target (Available here)
Are you a fan of pastels?  How important is "flattery" in your choice of wardrobe colors?

For this dress in other looks, see here and here.
For this blazer in other outfits, see here and here.


  1. Cassie that dress is so pretty and I love how you styled it with the blue blazer and the pop of color from the clutch. I love pastel, I don't own too many pieces that are pastel but I'm trying to add more. But yeah I like to wear all different colors and I don't really think of it goes with my skin or if it's flattering on me, I'm more like if I like this color I'm going to wear it. :)


  2. Thanks Nina! I'm the same way - when it comes to color, I wear what I like!!


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