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


  1. cute outfit! love the bag 🙂
    xx Stephanie (

  2. Kimberly says:

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

  3. Tabet says:

    Great pictures and a sweet outfit! 🙂

  4. I love pretty much everything about this! Might just have to pin this now 🙂

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

  5. 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 (:

  6. Kristina says:

    Those pants are adorable, I love the print!

    Kristina does the Internets

  7. 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!

  8. stacy says:

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

  9. 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 (

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

    Have a great weekend.

  11. i can't decide what i love more, the shirt or the shoes…the shoes i think 🙂

  12. kateprs says:

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

  13. Kelly says:

    Super fantastic pants!!! LOVE them!!!

  14. 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

  15. Hey Merrick! Just found you through Babble (via Pinteretst!) and am loving all the outfit inspiration. 🙂 You are adorable!!

  16. Bogi Bog says:

    Amazing outfit, i love the pants!

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