Free People Secret Origins Pieced Lace Tunic // Moorea Seal Super Moon Ring (c/o) // Moorea Seal Classic Stacking Ring (c/o) // Moorea Seal Northward Hand Chain (c/o) // rag & bone Harrow Boot // Essie Devil’s Advocate
Halloween may be over but my love of black lace and all things witchy will never die. I have been eyeing this lace tunic since it came out in white, but the white looked too Victorian on me. All pale skin and Gibson girl hair. I usually love the Victorian look but needed something more striking. This black version was hanging on the favorites rack at Free People and I tried it on with no intention of buying it. But isn’t that always how it works? You think, “oh no I won’t actually buy it, I’ll just see how it looks,” and it ends up looking better than everything else you tried on. But it was a piece I have been dreaming about so I had to get it.
This tunic is in a style that I’ve always thought I’d never be able to pull off, but once I tried it I realized that this is the style of pieces I should have been going for all along. Now give me a fire to dance around with a bunch of other black lace clad women and my witchy feelings will be complete.
I wanted to take a moment to share Pixiwoo’s awesome Rihanna makeup tutorial which I’ve been using a lot lately, and am still trying to master. The inspiration pic used for this tutorial is photoshopped to make Riri look super glam (Notice that Rihanna’s earrings and dress are what she wore to the Zac Posen show) but I don’t care because I freaking love this look. You can certainly wear a lighter lip color with this eye makeup if you want, but honestly I wish I had a color closer to what Sam used in the tutorial. Dark, moody lips ftw.
You may be wondering how to wear this tunic without exposing as much skin as I am. Well, you could do a few things. The tunic looks really cute with jeans and boots of all kinds for a more casual look, or you can even layer a skirt underneath that’s just slightly longer than the tunic. As for the top, you can always wear a regular tank top underneath, nude if you want to keep the dramatic lace look or black if you just like the texture. However, and this is my favorite because it involves smart layering, the girl helping me at Free People she said that she loves to wear this tunic layered over one of their thermals, v-neck or scoop neck so you can still see the amazing neckline. Warmth and lacy goodness all in one.
This was a piece I kept going back to. I thought it was cool but didn’t know if it was really me. Once I bought the lace tunic I think all my inhibitions flew out the window and that hand chain was mine. Hand chains are a statement piece for sure, but I love how delicate they are, especially this one, just the daintiest most feminine hand hardware you can find that still pops.
After drooling over inspiration photos of girls wearing midi rings, I finally got myself one. Now I want more. Moorea Seal also carries these rings in silver, but I want to find some in rose gold, along with rings of different thickness. I’m truly madly deeply in love with this delicate look but now I want ALL the rings. My precious…