A couple of years ago, I pinned an outfit that had a lace top, and ever since then I’ve been on the lookout for a good one. I love that white lace gives a simple outfit some dimension and some elegance, taking a simple patterned pants and jacket look up a notch without being fussy or overwhelming. Add a pair of pretty bow-topped flats and you have a basic, but feminine outfit that’s perfect for a weekend family outing to buy a train set for a fully potty-trained, no-accidents-for-several-months boy.

P.S. I’m at Sewing Summit in SLC this weekend! I’ll be teaching a class on my polo refashion, as well as having a whole lot of fun. I’ll be oversharing on Instagram, I’m sure, so make sure you’re following along! Also, a huge thank you to my wonderful in-laws for holding down the fort for the weekend while I’m away — cross your fingers that the baby takes his sippy cup and sleeps through the night…


jacket: gap, similar
lace tank: sheinside c/o 
pants: h&m, similar, similar
flats: oasap c/o 
bag: oasap c/o

  • cute outfit! love the bag πŸ™‚
    xx Stephanie (

  • Lace & denim make such a perfect pairing & I'm seriously crushing on the print of those pants!

  • Great pictures and a sweet outfit! πŸ™‚

  • I adore these pant !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  • I love pretty much everything about this! Might just have to pin this now πŸ™‚

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

  • Your shoes are to die for and those pants make that outfit. I'm jealous Abby got to meet you in real life ): I saw your instagram pic last night before I went to bed then had a dream that we talked about sewing summit. Haha, I need to stop checking my phone before bed (:

  • Those pants are adorable, I love the print!

    Kristina does the Internets

  • Love this whole look! I have a hard time finding a lace top I like, but I love the one you're wearing and the pants!

  • How in the world do you order from SheInside with everything being One Size? You always make their stuff look so great!

    • One Size typically means size smallish for them…so it works for me. But certainly it's not for everyone!

  • I love the lace detail of the top paired with the pattern of the pants!

    I recently started a blog too. I post outfit pics and will be refashioning my own clothing too. Hope we can link up sometime.

    Felicia (

  • Great outfit and don't you just love Pinterest. They have so many great ideas!!!!

    Have a great weekend.

  • i can't decide what i love more, the shirt or the shoes…the shoes i think πŸ™‚

  • Those flats are adorable! I'm wearing a similar outfit today, but boy howdy do I wish I had shoes like yours!

  • Super fantastic pants!!! LOVE them!!!

  • Certainly not just jeans and a tee! Patterned pants are a good look for you. The lace tee just adds that much more gorgeous of an outfit!

    Exploring My Style

  • Hey Merrick! Just found you through Babble (via Pinteretst!) and am loving all the outfit inspiration. πŸ™‚ You are adorable!!

  • Amazing outfit, i love the pants!