What NYC Recessionista Wears: lace panels

I got so many compliments on my new lace Ann Taylor dress yesterday, it was crazy —

J. Crew headband (similar) / LOFT earrings (similar) / Ann Taylor dress / J. Crew bracelet (similar) / watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova / Dansko sandals

Every time someone saw the back, they commented on what a cute and surprising detail it was — to see a lace panel on the back of the dress as well.  I guess they weren’t expecting it.

I also paid homage to Blair Waldorf with a little headband action …

And with a dress back like this, I figured it best to put my hair up, show it off, and accent it only with some major earrings …

(All images courtesy of NYC Recessionista)