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Fancy Summer Top

The past few weeks have been filled with a lot of special events around here, from recitals to concerts and birthday parties. I'm generally happy for an excuse to get a little more dressed up than usual, so knowing I had several such events on the calendar, I picked up this lace top over Memorial Day weekend to wear for some of these events that call for something a little more fancy than usual t-shirts.

LACE TOP: This lace top is a little more expensive than my everyday tees and tops, but still currently under $50, which I think is pretty reasonable for a "special occasion" piece. It also comes in blue and white if this rose/pink shade doesn't suit you. I'm kind of between sizes in tops depending on the brand and style, so I went with the bigger of my two sizes on this since the reviews said it ran small. I don't really think this runs especially small, but I'm also glad I didn't go smaller since I wouldn't want it any tighter. I think most people will fit their normal size, but I recommend going with your bigger size if you're between sizes or you just want a more relaxed fit. I should also note that this top actually comes with a matching pink v-neck cami (or blue/white if you select those colors) The original cami is in the far right image below (with white jeans), but it's really too low cut for me to wear almost anywhere besides date night. I liked the contrast of the white cami underneath, but if I happen to see a matching cami with a higher scoop neck I might grab it to use with this.

Three Ways to Wear a Pink Lace Top:
Even though I bought this to wear for some "fancy" summer events, it can also be dressed down with jean shorts or styled somewhere in-between for brunch or other casual gatherings with white jeans and espadrilles/wedges.

And before I go, just a couple of additional fit notes on the exact pieces in today's outfit:

SANDALS: These Target Sandals are my go-to dressy sandals this summer. They are true to size, very affordable, and really comfortable considering their heel height. I also have these in black (shown in this post) and find these two colors cover all my bases for "dressy" events, but they also come in blush and gold.

JEANS: My jeans often look black in my mirror selfies (e.g. in the trio of images above) but in real life they are a dark, inky blue. The outdoor photos in this post are more accurate representation of their actual color. They're "Supersoft" jeans and they really are super soft! 

I wore this outfit last weekend for our music studio recital, but if you see me in real life today I'll probably be wearing the exact same thing again for my younger son's 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony. They don't use the term "Graduation" here until high school graduation, but I feel like I'm graduating too in a way since after tomorrow I'm done being a mom of elementary school age kids! It was truly one of my favorite stages of parenthood thus far so I have very fond memories of this era, but I'm surprisingly not sad about leaving it behind, either. Well, I say that now but there's a good chance I'll get a little teary-eyed during the ceremony anyway! At any rate, thanks again for reading today and hope you're having a good week!

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  1. Very pretty top! I love how it dresses up the denim shorts.

  2. That lace top is so pretty on you! It's great for dressier events but looks super comfortable. You have such a good eye for special pieces Gina!
    Finishing elementary school is a big deal! I'm sure you'll get teary eyed, it's an exciting and emotional time. Congratulations and enjoy!

    1. Thanks Kellyann! In the past I've owned way more "special" pieces than were really necessary for my lifestyle. They're always a temptation for me because they're just so darn pretty! Now I'm trying to keep it to 1-2 per season.

  3. My gosh that is a gorgeous top!! It works perfectly with jeans! xx

  4. Oh that is such a cute lace top! What a great piece for summer, and so nice with your denim shorts :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you are having a lovely week so far :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  5. I know I'll be getting a little teary eyed when I'm no longer an elementary school mom, but it's so fun to see them grow!I love the lace top, I really love it with the white denim!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

  6. Very pretty lace top! It looks great with your dark jeans and block heel sandals. Elementary school was such a fun age with the boys. Enjoy the ceremony today!

  7. this top is so pretty and perfect for Summer. have fun at the ceremony today, hopefully it's not too emotional.


  8. Aww, congrats to your son on his "promotion"! And that really is a big deal for you too. It's a new stage of life! My oldest will be entering the elementary stage next year so that feels like a big change as well. I love that pretty lace top, it really is perfect for all kinds of events for summer!

  9. That top is so pretty! I love all the embroidery details on it.

  10. such a pretty top! very reasonable price for a 'special occasion' top. and surprisingly versatile!

  11. I agree, it's always nice to have an occasion to dress for! I love the lace top without the white cami, the color is so pretty!

  12. That top is really cute! I often have tops that I don't think to dress down, but I really should try! It would expand my wardrobe choices!

  13. This top is a stunner- I love that color on you, too!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  14. That is such a sweet top and I love how you can change the look of it according to what you layer under it. Cute as always, Gina! XO


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