What NYC Recessionista Wears: lace and stripes

The first time I saw a top like this — lace on the top and stripes on the bottom — I thought it was too busy. But the look is really growing on me!

Blue glass bead earrings from Etsy (similar) / Kohl’s striped lace top / watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova / moon and star bangle (similar) / Anthropologie skirt (similar) / AK Anne Klein ballet flats (similar)

I decided to pair it with one of my favorite skirts in my whole wardrobe — Anthropologie makes amazing pencil skirts.

No need for a necklace with this top, either …

But I did put on a gorgeous pair of vintage glass earrings that my bestie bought me for Christmas a few years ago … love the blue!

I like that the lace detail goes across the back of the top as well …

My mind has been changed about these … they’re a fun mix of pattern and texture!

(All images courtesy of NYC Recessionista)