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Add one trendy lace piece for a whisper of romance this Spring

February 14, 2011
Lovely in lace!

Lovely in lace! by Susanmcneill6 featuring rock jewelry

Petites Mink Crop Lace Blouse
17 GBP – missselfridge.com
Cropped tops »

Nude Lace Ruffle Scarf
12 GBP – missselfridge.com
Ruffle scarves »

Today is the most romantic day of the year, so I was excited to highlight one of the most romantic fabrics ever – lace! Nostalgic lace is still a hot trend for Spring, but how best to wear lace without looking like Madonna circa 1985?

In a word – color. For me at least, black is out (unless it’s cocktail wear). Somehow, black lace in the boardroom is just a little too close to black lace in the bedroom. Not a message I want to send!

Fortunately, this Spring you’ll find lace pieces in a rainbow of subtle shades, including the muted pastels that are my personal favorites.

I’ve chose a few distinctive items to highlight and you’ll probably want them all — but, a word of caution — lace is incredibly easy to overdo. One piece per look should be perfect.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

While you’re here, don’t forget to enter to win a stunning pair of faux fur boot accessories! Multiple entry methods, plus, tweet 3x per day for even more entries! Contest ends 2-15.

Susan McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur and social activist. In addition to Susan Said What?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game!, Success Won’t Wait! and new for 2011 The Best Christmas Ever!

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