Purple Lace: Tiny Hat Optional

The June challenge by Everybody, Everywear is lace. And I thought florals were tough! I don’t have a lot of lace. I had a lace cami that used for the winter 2011 edition of the 30 for 30 challenge. I regretted that and I’ve since given away the top. I have a floor-length black lace skirt, but that didn’t seem spring-like. Then I remembered The Dress.

This amazing dress is made from strips of fabric stitched together in a way that would make a Tim Burton character proud. It’s a Selma Karaca. She’s a New York-based designer! I also have a top from her.

Selma dress

selma up close

Dress: Selma Karaca
Necklace: Claire’s
Clutch: Thrifted
Shoes: Nine West via thrifted

I didn’t have an occasion in mind when I bought this but when a Seattle boutique owner decided to retire and had a 70% off sale, I couldn’t miss the opportunity. Turns out, this dress came in handy when I was invited to a Halloween evening wedding in New Orleans. I wore it to the wedding, gothed it up a bit with a skeleton cameo I found on eBay, black nail polish, and DIY tiny hat. I bought the hat at a craft store and embellished it with black ribbon and a spiderweb brooch.

jean in NOLA


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11 responses to “Purple Lace: Tiny Hat Optional

  1. Beautiful dress. Cute hat! Very creative.

  2. Thanks! I love supporting American-made, hand-crafted clothing, but it’s usually out of my price range. This was a good deal and I knew I’d find a use for it.

  3. The tiny hat is awesome!!! Love you!

  4. What a fabulous dress! I’m a big fan of lacy, Tim Burton-y dresses myself–and the tiny hat is perfect!

  5. I’m glad you were able to find something that worked. I didn’t even find anything. Oops!
    Thanks for joining us at EBEW!

  6. I enjoy the group challenges, but yeah, this one was tough. I made it work. Hopefully I’ll see you on EBEW next time. Until then, I’ll check out what else you’re up to on your blog.

  7. What a great dress. And I love how you styled it both for the daytime look and for the nighttime event.

    Sophistique Noir – Dark, Elegant Fashion

  8. Oh, I adore this dress. Very striking! One of the most unique pieces on the EBEW page, for sure.

  9. That dress is gorgeous! It’s funky enough to play up or down. Love it.

  10. well hello there! thanks for stopping by our blog, it’s always nice to have new visitors. 😀

    i LOVE this dress, it is indeed very tim burton. i could totally see helena bonham carter in it – and those shoes are awesome. you did a great job!

  11. I love this dress! You look so elegant, ready for the runway! ❤

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