The French may have invented the notion, but designers embraced individual freedom of expression for fall by doing whatever they wanted with lace.  The exquisite results: featherweight see-through shifts, elaborately crafted sheaths, fluid T-shirts and so much more.



In the last six months, I have seen SO MUCH LACE.  Lace t-shirts (lined and unlined), Lace blouses, lace pants, lace dresses.  I have also bought more lace in the last few months than ever before.  Lately, what I have seen in the retail stores are lace items that have shape and style.  It is out there in beautiful colors, body flattering shapes, peplums, etc.  I am loving this.  I think that I have 4 new lace blouses and when I needed a party dress…I Went For Lace. 

I remember the day when lace was only in lingerie and wedding gowns.  I have never really been a “lacey” kind of a gal, but I am open for change…obviously.  I love little black dresses and I was thrilled to find a new LBD in LACE.  I found this sweet little black lace dress at Belk.  It is by a company called City Triangle.  I did buy this in the Junior Department.  I try not to make a habit of this as so many of the things in the Junior's department look way too young.  However, if I find something that fits and sometimes that is kind of difficult for me.  I have been known for buying all of my flannel shirts for outdoors and jeans in the little boys department at Walmart.  Ladies flannel shirts run anywhere from $39.00 to $89.00 or more.  I found that I can buy great plaid flannel shirts, that fit me, in the little boys department for $5.00. But that's another story.  I wanted a short dress...I don't mind wearing short dresses.  I am only 5'4" (...almost) and my legs are decent...shapely, toned and with no varicose veins.  I did end up wearing this with black panty hose and black shoes. I really like the fitted top (that actually fits my top, and the flared skirt on the bottom.

LACE....It's big and it is everywhere.  All of my favorite online stores have lots of styles to choose from.  In Texas, we love our denim and boots and lace has even found its place there.  You can find some gorgeous lace dresses, tops, pants, etc. at and of my favorites online stores. I will list some of their beauties below.


Jeans inset with lace panel.  Some styles from

Styles from  My husband gets a little nervous when this catalog comes in the mail.  Well initially, and then he goes through and check marks all of the styles he likes!  That burgundy lace skirt is one of my favorite skirts.


With the holiday season knocking at our door, you'll be wanting to take a look at some of the festive, sexy, feminine lace dresses and blouses for you upcoming parties.


Blessings to all of you,

Cathy Budjenska

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is god's will for you in Christ Jesus.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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