I originally picked out this luscious lace dress (similar style under $150) for a wedding this summer, but seeing as I have no sense of delayed gratification, I couldn’t wait one more second to wear it. It’s the perfect shade of blush pink, and the fit-and-flare silhouette is right up my alley. While I’ll probably wear this dress with gold sandals and a sleek matching clutch for those upcoming nuptials, I’m pairing with my favorite faux-leather jacket while the weather is still pretty mild. You may think black is too much of a contrast with this pale pink hue, but I think it’s just right! The black leather offsets the super-feminine vibes of the dress with a bit of edge. Wearing a light jacket like this one (or this one – both are under $100!) is how I’m able to transform even my most summery of dresses into a cool transitional look for spring.
Since the delicate lace and leather already showcase some strong textures, I like to keep my accessories simple. A good pair of black strappy sandals are a great investment to make this year. Almost every shoe designer has some variation of this sexy shoe, so there are a ton of styles and price options to choose from! Sandals like these (lower heel option here) are a great way to elongate those legs and they literally go with everything in the warmer months. Also, I didn’t realize how much my wardrobe needed a subtle black clutch until I bought this one in December! It’s been in constant rotation and has been my number one choice for nights out lately. Best part? This clutch also comes with a strap to convert it into a cross body style. Yes, please!
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Dress: Burberry London (similar style under $150), Jacket: Topshop, Bag: Balenciaga, Shoes: Zara (old – similar here and here), Earrings: c/o BaubleBar, Ring: Ippolita
I love this lace dress. The silhouette suits you so well and it looks perfect with a leather jacket!
That dress is a dream, I love the color.
I’ve always loved leather and lace together. It’s the perfect mix of girly and edgy. The blush and black take it to the best level. Gorgeous as usual!
The Real Arnolds
If I had the money I would SO buy that dress – it’s gorgeous!
Perfect look to bring in spring!
The bit of edge added to this look with the leather pieces is so fun!
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This look is darling and edgy at the same time. I love the juxtaposition of soft pink lace and leather.
Very cute look as always!
I love this combination and this dress GORGEOUS! Happy spring, Merritt!
Nothing looks better than leather and lace. Perfect balance of girly and edgy.
That dress is so pretty!
Emma | With A City Dream
You look beautiful in lace! I love how you paired the dress with the leather jacket. Such a chic combo ;)
Have a great weekend, Merritt!
This dress is exquisite! I love the soft color and the lace detail. And the leather jacket keeps this look young and edgy.
Nice lace. Love the blush color too.
This is such a great look, Merritt. Love the mix of edgy and feminine.
I don’t blame you for not wanting to wait to wear it!! It’s absolutely STUNNING and love the way you paired it with leather!
you look so feminine and beautiful! xo
This look is so amazing!
You look amazing! That pretty dress is just darling on you and looks perfect paired with the leather jacket!!
Always love a leather jacket with some lace, feminine but edgy, beautiful!
The mix of lace and leather is perfect. Stunning look, Merritt!
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