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How To Wear Fall Lace Without Looking Prissy

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If you’ve got a schedule chock-full of after-work events and al fresco cocktail parties, we highly recommend you reach for a little lace dress for the ultimate summer-into-fall look. As seen on FabSugar’s Allison McNamara, it’s easy to bring edgy sophistication to the once-childhood staple of a frilly frock, as long as you have the right accessories…and attitude! Just add some chic ankle-boots to your girly, go-to party dress, a luxe cross-body bag, and some red-hot nails to add a little unexpected fire. The final look is equal parts sugar and spice—just the way we like our evening outfits here in Southern Cali.
Essential #1: Gray lace dress—You’ll want to get a jumpstart on fall’s lace trend with this very affordable gray number from Forever21.
Scalloped Lace Dress, $23, available at Forever21, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard (at Cherokee Avenue); 323-462-8500.
Essential #2: Quilted cross-body bag—Toss this bag on over all of your perfect outfits this summer and fall.
Kate Spade Gold Coast Robin Bag, $236, available at Endless.com.
Essential #3: Tough ankle boots—With floral skirts or your favorite jean shorts, you’ll be wearing these Rachel Comey boots forever.
Rachel Comey Shingle Boots, $370, available at Opening Ceremony, 451 North La Cienega Boulevard (at Rosewood Avenue); 310-652-1120.
Essential #4: Red-hot nails—Amp up the sex quotient with Deborah Lippmann’s sexy rouge hue.
Deborah Lippmann’s Supermodel Nail Polish, $16, available at Barney’s New York, 9600 Wilshire Boulevard (between South Rodeo and South El Camino Drive); 310-275-4211.
Essential #5: Statement ring—Adding a heavy-metal ring will toughen up even the most feminine frock.
Luv AJ Short Cut Out Ring, $59, available at LuvAJ.com.

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