The Best Lace Dress.

dress // bag // wedges

Friday! And September. How!? I have to tell you, I had a weird week. I got a piece of news that came as a shock, but wasn’t really a shock? It was just weird to process. And it made me think about inadequacy and the way that we compare ourselves to others. Life is funny. In the scheme of things my life is really just great. But then you hear something that someone else is doing and you compare yourself and it’s pretty easy to feel awful and inadequate and sad. (I’m sorry for being vague, but I have learned the hard way to keep some things private, especially when it comes to someone else’s information!)

I guess, after a lot of reflecting, and thinking, that the thing is… you can only focus on you, and you can’t compare. And all you can do is just hope that you are doing the right thing and that the universe will take care of the rest.

But anyway, this dress is everything. I bought it when I was in Montauk last month and have worn it a LOT. It’s appropriate for every season and the colors are pretty wonderful. Also, I know I have been talking about these wedges a lot but they truly are the best, and they are only $49 right now. Honestly, just buy every color. I started with the bronzed clay (above!) and also bought the black patent and the black suede.

Outfit Details: Cynthia Rowley Dress // J.Crew Factory Wedges // Michelle Sidney Watch (c/o) // Chanel Bag // Celine Sunglasses

photography by Trent Bailey.


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  1. So obsessed with that dress! Loving the pattern and cut!

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  2. Obsessed with that dress!!!!

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  3. Such a fun dress! I love the rich colors for Fall.

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  4. When it doubt, wear lace! It’s so fun to wear!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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  5. Your dress is gorgeous and a great transition piece into fall! Hope you have a great long weekend!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  6. Gorgeous dress on you, Grace… love the colors! And, could totally use a pair of wedges like this. Sprained my ankle earlier this summer and sadly, still can’t wear heels. 🙁 If I’m between an 8.5 and 9, which size would you suggest? Thanks!


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    • I think I’d probably say go up to a 9? I am a true 8.5 but if sizing up/down, I get an 8… the 8.5 fits perfectly. Not sure!!!

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  7. Love these wedges, I originally got the bronze clay as well then ended getting the other two pairs. They are soooo comfortable. That dress is everything on you.


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  8. The patterns and colors on that dress are just beautiful! Cynthia Rowley does such an amazing job with details!
    xo, Caitlin

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  9. Rachel:

    Love this dress so much! Have a great long weekend 🙂

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  10. Natali:

    You are such a gorgeous and classy lady and this dress was made for you to wear it!

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  11. Carrie:

    I feel like some of the trends this past season haven’t been super flattering but this dress looks amazing on you! Love the color story too. You look fab.

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  12. Sam:

    Love that dress! Got those shoes in my cart right now:) BTW, where’d you get those lovely earrings?

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  13. Whatever the news is, don’t compare yourself! You have to know that you’re a huge inspiration to girls with dreams to be as amazing of a fashion blogger as you are (including myself!). I think what you have accomplished with your blog is absolutely incredible. Plus, this outfit is FABULOUS and you look beyond gorgeous. SO, don’t let yourself overthink anything: you are kicking ass and taking names yourself.

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    • You are so sweet Mary – thank you so much for the kind words! I hope you had a great long weekend!!!

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  14. Love this dress on you! Yes it’s so easy to compare. I find myself guilty of it all the time – from looking fit to career success to overall life stuff. Important to just ‘do you’!

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  15. I love your entire outfit! The dress is perfect for wearing in to fall and the wedges are such a great price. I’m needing some nude patent and 3″ heels are great for wearing daily. Happy Wednesday!

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