Layered Lace

bauble bar statement necklace

Happy Monday! This last week has been an absolute blur of moving and festive fêtes over Fourth of July weekend. Towards the end of last week, I wasn’t even sure what day it was. Typically, I cringe at the thought of Mondays after a holiday weekend, but I’m embracing today with open arms. I’m longing to get back into the swing of things and a normal routine! Oh, and all of my things get delivered sometime this morning from the moving company!! I’m elated to actually have somewhere to sit down in my apartment and to finally deflate my trusty air mattress.

Speaking of my apartment, I couldn’t be more thrilled! I’ve been pleasantly surprised with everything so far. Everyone in my building seems super friendly, the view from the rooftop is absolutely breathtaking, and I’m in love with my unit. The closet, you guys. It’s absolutely massive… I’m not even sure if I’ll be able to fill it! My new bathroom is about the same size as my entire kitchen in New York. I have a washer and dryer and even a bedroom door (!!). After living in Manhattan for three years, moving to the Midwest really makes you feel like you’re living large!

I’ll be sure to share updates over the next few weeks about decorating, exploring my new neighborhood, and getting back into the swing of things in Chicago! For now though, let’s chat about this outfit.

express black tank top, bauble bar necklace, valentino sunglasses, ann taylor lace skirt, vince camuto stud gladiator sandals, j mclaughlin bamboo clutch

I ordered this skirt from Ann Taylor online and couldn’t have been happier with the purchase once it arrived! It looks and feels so much more expensive than it is. I’ve paired it with everything from a classic navy and white striped tee to a silky black tank. It’s so versatile — perfect for date night or a casual brunch on Sunday. If you’re accident prone like myself and the thought of all an all white lace skirt freaks you out, I also love this chambray and lace option!

outfit to wear with gladiator sandals west village nyc

Generally, I have a hard time with fuller length skirts. I have a short torso and long legs so when I’m wearing a whole lot of material on the bottom, I tend to look kind of stumpy. My rule used to be that I had to wear heels if I was wearing a skirt below the knee, but since this one is long and layered, flat sandals were just fine!

summer date night outfit

what to wear with a white lace skirt

white lace skirt, vince camuto gladiator sandals

Ann Taylor Lace Skirt
Express Tank Top
Bauble Bar Necklace
Vince Camuto Gladiator Sandals c/o (on sale here!)
J McLaughlin Bamboo Clutch c/o
Valentino Sunglasses
Lele Sadoughi Pearl Cuff
Samantha Wills Adjustable Ring
Ben Amun Coin Ring

Lydia Hudgens Photography

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  1. 7.6.15

    I love that these gladiators aren’t super bulky like some of the others I’ve seen. You look fab, as usual!

  2. 7.6.15
    Natali said:

    you’re so cute in describing your new apartment! 😀 I’m really happy for you and for having a great new community to live in. You look gorgeous as always and this skirt is perfect for Summer.

  3. 7.6.15
    Meghan said:

    Really need this skirt especially after seeing it in person! <3

  4. 7.6.15
    Rena said:

    So tasteful your look with the beautiful lace skirt. And sounds like you found the perfect apartment – I wish you only happy hours there <3
    xx Rena

  5. 7.6.15

    Cute look! I love how well that necklace goes with that skirt!

    Her Heartland Soul

  6. 7.6.15
    Meagan said:

    Love your shoes! So cute!

  7. 7.6.15

    Beautiful skirt!

    Liz @

  8. 7.6.15

    I love your lace skirt it’s so cute and the sandals are so pretty.

  9. 7.6.15
    Vulnavia said:

    I love a lace skirt. Glad to know that I’m not the only short torso, long leg girl out there that has those length issue. That is one of the reasons why I never wear rompers or jumpsuits.


  10. 7.6.15
    Emma said:

    I love the layered look of the skirt

  11. 7.6.15
    DJ said:

    Black and white never fails, love the top!


  12. 7.6.15

    Love this look, so lady like and fun

  13. 7.6.15
    Morgan said:

    This outfits is absolutely stunning! I just love your skirt!! Thanks for sharing this pretty look!


  14. 7.6.15

    Ann Taylor is killing it lately… they’ve had so many things I want, and now this skirt! It looks great on you.

    And I completely hate you and your massive apartment.. I just prepared five bags of things to sell at Crossroads because there is just no room. JK, I don’t hate you, I miss you a TON already! xoxo

  15. 7.6.15

    Beautiful pictures!
    And I love your skirt 🙂

    Liebste Grüße ♥ MS
    Sparkle & Sand

  16. 7.6.15
    Dana said:

    This is such a fantastic look! So happy you’re adjusting well to Chicago! Looking forward to following along more on your journey!

    Pink Champagne Problems

  17. 7.6.15

    LOVE this look! Super cute, classy, and summery. 🙂

  18. 7.6.15
    MARTA said:

    Great casual look! Love the necklace!

  19. 7.6.15

    Love the skirt! As a shortie, I typically struggle with longer skirts, but I think your logic of it being a layered skirt could work for me! I’ll have to check this one out 🙂

  20. 7.6.15
    Kate said:

    The lace is fabulous! And I love your gladiators!

  21. 7.6.15
    Lauren said:

    That skirt is so beautiful and I love those sandals! They can be worn with anything!


  22. 7.6.15

    This is such a graceful look! That’s great news about your apartment–I hope it will be a place of serenity where you can create awesome memories with your loved ones.

    Happy Monday

  23. 7.6.15

    Such a cute skirt!

    Madison Martine

  24. 7.6.15
    Jamie said:

    Can’t wait to see how you decorate your new place! That closet sounds AMAZING!