Thursday, May 19, 2011

Light and Lacey

     Today was a sunny and breezy day, thankfully warm and dry rather than hot and humid. It was the perfect chance to wear the lace tunic (or "dress" as Forever 21 deems it) I finally scored after months of hoping that it or the earlier blouse version would find its way onto the Tokyo shelves. It was surprisingly easy to get in and out of... no tightness or pulling even though the lace itself is not really stretchy at all. It's really comfortable and not scratchy, and it's a versatile piece that manages to be both dressy and casual at the same time. I'm even considering wearing it under a tight-waisted skirt as a blouse!

Lace tunic (F21), jeans/jeggings (Zara), accessories (mayglobe and Rope Picnic Japan)
Detail of the lace
"I'd Rather be in Paris" bangle that I found at Rope Picnic here in Tokyo, though it seems to be sold on random online boutiques back in the States as well

     The attached slip is a bit annoying, though, the straps sometimes twist and pull awkwardly, but it's just a minor quibble. I may just detach it, actually. And despite it being from F21, it boasts the dreaded "Do Not Wash" label, which I'm debating whether or not to heed. I'm sure if I put the tunic in a protective mesh laundry bag and use a delicates cycle, it will be fine. But since it's such a hard-won piece, I'm a bit hesitant and may just send it to the dry cleaners. If anyone out there has this tunic/blouse, any advice would be most welcome!


  1. I love your tunic, so delicate.

  2. Thanks very much! I love it too, it looks quite delicate but it's actually pretty durable, so I don't have to worry too much about it snagging or ripping.