Leather + Lace

i've drawn out Charleston Fashion Week long enough, and i'm finally giving you finale night!!
(i still have some runway looks to share with you, hopefully by the end of the week)
so, obviously, this was the night to go all out and get a bit fancy.
as i've said before, dresses are not really my thing.  i don't know why, i just feel like separates show more of your personal style, dresses are a bit harder to make your own.
that being said i do love this dress and all it has to offer: the gold, the lace, the leather, the sheer paneling . . . . it is a pretty sick dress, but i knew i couldn't just leave it at that.
i played with some jacket and accessory options and finally ended up slinging on this faux leather moto and laced-up some sassy heels to give it more of an edge
the high collar and intricacies of the lace didn't really allow for a necklace so i chose these 2-tone chain earrings to give it a little sparkle (as if it needed more)
layered on my usual arm party, grabbed this 2-tone metallic clutch, some reflector sunnies, and i was good to go

"don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened"


ALL IMAGES MARIE RODRIGUEZ
dress Keepsake c/o styleXchange // clutch Urban Expressions c/o styleXchange // faux leather moto Forever 21 (old) // lace-up heels GoJane similar here // sunnies American Eagle // earrings Stella & Dot (old) // "on the prowl" ring JewelMint // spike midi ring similar here // runway watch Michael Kors via styleXchange // "anassa" chain bracelet c/o Moon and Lola // charm bangles Alex and Ani // bullet and coin bangles Bourbon and Boweties