Lacy – layered lace dress & Scarlet details



“There is a shade of red for every woman” Audrey Hepburn

Trending Paint The Town Red

Happy Tuesday everyone! New MONTH – new THEME

 ‘Paint The Town Red’

Why red this month? Red is a very emotional and intense color, it’s the color of fire and blood, therefore it is associated with energy, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. It’s a great reflection of my personality.

Meanings of red differ across the globe, for example in Russia Red symbolizes Communism and revolution, to most Asians Red means happiness and prosperity, in India Red is a symbol of life-giving purity, in the Middle East the colour symbolism of Red is Danger and Evil.

Red is a very powerful colour. It ‘encourages’ strong emotions and I want my July’s theme to follow the suit.

Starting the week with something ladylike with a hint of sexiness.  Semi sheer layered lace paired with a scallop clutch bag and print heeled sandals. This midi dress is such a sweet statement piece for date nights and holiday parties. With something so soft and feminine like this dress, I wanted to add a dash of toughness by pairing it with a wide contrast belt. It’s such a great mix of toughness with softness.

When it comes to feminine pieces, I can’t help but want to create contrast by pairing it with masculine details.  Red is such a great color to match with complete opposites! It looks so strong and powerful, every time I wear it I feel extra empowered.

I wore this lace dress with an ASOS OBI wide belt (I love how the wide belt creates an illusion of a high-waisted silhouette), ASOS Public Desire Kristen Print Heeled Sandals and a gorgeous red VERY Cut Out Scallop Clutch Bag (and for those who prefer classic black VERY).

Season after season, lace features on catwalks from New York to Paris. White crochet lace rules in summer, while in winter, red and black lace party dresses get us into the Christmas spirit.  I’ve been on a lace and ruffle streak for a while, and this lace dress is like no other.  It’s simply stunning!  The cap ruffle sleeves and high neckline together create a balanced contrast to the sheer design and layered layout. This particular dress has a very sweet aura with its semi sheer lace and dancer-like silhouette.  Lace is such a pretty number for spring and summer, and I especially love the vibrant color.

If you are in the mood to discover the history, skill and seduction of lace you should explore the Lace in Fashion exhibition that is currently taking place in the Fashion Museum in Bath. You have plenty of time as the event is open for another 6 months until 1 Jan 2018

As part of this event you can actually design your own lace pattern that will be added to the Museum lace design gallery. How exciting is this?!

With the Summer knocking on our doors I have selected a few lace pieces that you may like: MULBERRY a French lace back and front poplin pleats, embellished with ruched tulle midi dress, V by VERY Long Sleeve Ruffle Lace Dress, ASOS Boohoo Cold Shoulder High Neck Lace Dress, LIPSY Vip Sequin Lace Shift Dress (in black or cranberry), TED BAKER MONAA Lace detail textured dress, MICHAEL KORS Sequined Lace Dress and LIPSY New Plunge Neck Floral Lace Dress.


Dress: ASOS Pretty Little Thing Lace High Neck Frill Bodycon Dress

Shoes: ASOS Public Desire Kristen Print Heeled Sandals

Bag: V by VERY Cut Out Scallop Clutch Bag (also available in black)

Accessories: Ralph Lauren sunglasses (old) | CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Velvet Matte Lip Altressa Colour | ASOS Black Fabric OBI Belt


Hope you have a fantastic day and thank you so much for reading!


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  • Reply
    amely rose
    July 11, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Wow,first of all, you look like a model and than this is such a perfect look.
    so classy and the bright Colors suit you perfectly.
    This series reminds me of a Fashion Editorial.

    with love your AMELY ROSE

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 11, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      Ah thank you lovely xx your last post is amazing, you look fabulous and Cat Walk is a fantastic cat !

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    July 11, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    I am in love with this look! The heels, dress and bag are to die for. I love those shoes, girl! Your style is so fierce!!!

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 11, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      thanks Mary. Look forward to your comments/thoughts! xx

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    Just Mom It
    July 11, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    I love the belt!

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 11, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      Thank you and great post yourself! xx

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    July 11, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Hey responding to your post on Facebook.
    Love your outfits btw!

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 11, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      Thank you. Really enjoyed reading your post about the road trip!! Thank you for sharing xx

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    July 10, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    I am totally in love with those shoes! Also the neckline of this dress has to be my favourite detail. Happy Monday!

    xx Pia

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 10, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      I love your ‘Snack attack’ post! xx

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    July 10, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    the dress is really nice, but OMG the shoes are even better!! love it

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    July 9, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    This one is not only about the red but the mix between red and black which is also a fantastic book 😉 Useless to say that I love this post and outfit 😉 Have a great Sunday xx

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    July 8, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    What a gorgeous dress ! And I love your sandals !

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 8, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      Your Serena’s Look is amazing. I really enjoyed your blog post. xx

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    July 8, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Loving this red lace dress! It looks perfect on you. Xo, Ellese


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      Elegant Duchess
      July 8, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      That Lotte New York Palace looks amazing! xo

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    Annie lewis
    July 8, 2017 at 2:47 am

    This dress is so great!! It is soooooo gorgeous!! Love it!!

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    July 8, 2017 at 1:33 am

    Wow this dress is stunning and you look so elegant!! Very fitting blog url 🙂


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    July 7, 2017 at 7:06 am

    lovely dress you are wearing Nice post.

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    July 7, 2017 at 2:14 am

    You look stunning and the details are perfect! Gorgeous!

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    July 6, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Wow. The outfit is truly stunning and I love the dress.
    Have a beautiful week.
    Love, Esther

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 7, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      Great selection of shoes! I’m a real sucker when comes to shoes. Lovely post from you xx

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    July 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    wow you look breathtaking , this dress and shoes are incredible
    also check out my blog

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    July 6, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Love your red lace dress!
    xo, Jennifer

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    July 5, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    I love your outfit and your hairstyle!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx, Kris

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    Jess Speake
    July 5, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    That dress is so beautiful! It’s so feminine!

    Jess |

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    July 5, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Love your footwear hun. I have pretty much same dress and I would love to create this look. Great job done.

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 5, 2017 at 8:12 pm

      thank you lovely. Really enjoyed your holiday tips blog post. 🙂

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    The Fashion Matters (@thefashionmatters)
    July 5, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    you look amazing with that outfit!

    Hadas | The Fashion Matters- Luxury travel and fashion blog

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 5, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      thank you hun. I’ve tried the link but it comes up with an error message 🙂

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    July 5, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    You are so stunning in red! Your hair makes this look so classy! Great shades too!!

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 5, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      thank you hun. great post about Mexico!! I really enjoyed reading it. xx

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    The Fashion Folks
    July 5, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    What a gorgeous red shade and dress. You look stunning! Love that you kept the accessories red too, such a chic detail! Xx

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 5, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      thank you lovely!! I just had a cheeky peek at your post!! great outfits!! xx

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    Vivian Koonz
    July 5, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Lovely and Classy look! Love the vibrant color, it look gorgeous on you!

    Vi Vian

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    Brenda Fuggle
    July 5, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    I’m going to enjoy this month as I love you in red.

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    July 5, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Stunning dress and all the accessories. You look so beautiful in red and those heels are breath taking! The colour is so beautifully vivd and intense with a dramatic feel, so very you! Thank you for sharnig.

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    July 5, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Red is my favorite color, regardless of the season! Love this pretty lace dress and how you styled it – the belt is such a nice touch! xo

    Sabina | I’ve Got Sunshine

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    July 5, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Gorgeous dress and I love your heels too! Great quote – red is definitely one of my favourite colours to wear!

    Heather xx

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    the pink pineapple
    July 5, 2017 at 1:08 am

    Great post is so beautiful
    The Pink Pineapple
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    Kate (@katekoutures)
    July 4, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    Girl you look so elegant with that lace high neck, sunglasses, and bun! Great styling

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    Mlle Perrier
    July 4, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    So chic ! love this post girl

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    July 4, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    I love your look dear…so daring and sexy!

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    July 4, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Lovely dress – thanks for sharing.

    Patricia Stelmach / PATRICIA

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    July 4, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Wow! This dress is gorgeous, it looks amazing with this belt and I absolutely love your shoes! You look great!

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    La Bijoux Bella| by mia
    July 4, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Bonjour Beautiful … love ❤️ love the red lace dress look … so confidently sexy and classy beautiful as always. 🙂

    🌸LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

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    July 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Anather great creation Marzena. Fab dress and perfect accessories. Such a great look for summer months. Love the statement belt!

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    July 4, 2017 at 11:46 am

    WOW! This post is something! you look spectacular girl! I really enjoy reading your content, so much interesting info with stunning photos to complement the narrative. xo

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    July 4, 2017 at 11:44 am

    you look absolutely stunning! Red looks insanely good on new. The dress, the shoes, accessories are so well paired. I love your hair and make up, so immaculate. True elegance and beauty.
    Photos are great!!

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    Sarah Wells
    July 4, 2017 at 6:45 am

    So elegant and such a strong statement outfit

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    Paul Fuggle
    July 4, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Love the colour – so vibrant. Gorgeous.

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