Spanish Black Lace for Anniversary Dinner
- August 4, 2016
- by Melissa Lawrence
Hello mamas and welcome back to another fashion post! They say “When in Rome, do as the Romans.” Well, fashion-wise in Spain, that means lace and particularly black lace. Black lace is a tradition in Spain dating back centuries. Painters Velasquez and Goya depicted Spanish royalty in black lace. In modern times, lace remains popular across generations, from grandmothers to mothers to daughters.
This past month, Marc and I celebrated our 13th anniversary and I chose this black lace dress for the occasion. While figuring out what to wear, I deliberated over this black dress as a summer date night outfit, concerned that with the high neck, the dress would be too hot. Fortunately black lace breathes and the night was cool, so all was fine.
White cuffs add a fun twist to this dress. It also comes with a removable leather collar. I’ll show that to you guys in a few months.
For the feet, I chose some studded leather sandals. I bought these Valentino’s pre-owned from Tradesy — check it out for something you wouldn’t otherwise splurge on!
Here’s my sweetie by my side. Five kids later, we still love being together and exploring new things — plus parenting our kiddies — so there’s a lot to celebrate. I’m really lucky to call such a great guy my life partner.
Thanks so much for reading and check back in next week for another fashion post!
What a gorgeous outfit! I’m loving the shoes!
My hair color is like yours and not quite as long, and I always thought I can’t wear black, but you make it look great! Happy Anniversary!
Wow! Thanks so much Rosie!
This would make a wonderful gift for my wife, our anniversary is in September!
Good luck and congrats! 🙂
such an amazing dress. it has a classy and edgy feeling all at the same time
Exactly! I love it!
I love the lace in the dress!
Same! Thanks for reading!
Love the dress!
This dress is so pretty and it can be dressed up or down easily! I love staples like this. Those shoes are a major score, too!
Thanks so much Katy!
Very nice dress!!
I don’t get to wear heels as much as I use to so I always go with heels for a special occasion! You look amazing!! Love the dress and shoes!!
Thanks so much Erin!! 🙂
I would buy ALDO Brand New Handbag Shoulder Bag in black.
Thanks for the giveaway!!
Thanks for entering Michaela!
oh it so lovely!!
Lovely! I just celebrated my 31st wedding anniversary. 🙂
those shoes look very cute!
That dress is so cute!
Your outfit looked very nice. Happy anniversary!
I love that dress on you.
Happy anniversary! I like your shoes!
Thanks so much! 🙂
Lovely dress. Happy Anniversary!
Thanks for the contest.
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Thanks for the great giveaway!
Thanks for entering!