Wearing our Lace Extenders Under a Sweatshirt
Quote of the day: “Righteousness is more than doing nothing wrong–it’s doing something right.” Mark Batterson
For the last in our series, I decided to put the lace extenders under a sweatshirt. I’m not a huge fan of wearing your sweatshirt in public (to me it seems gymish), but since our world has gotten more casual nowadays, I decided to see if layering with the lace could add some finesse.
I originally thought lace extenders would be a fantastic answer to the possible problem when a shirt is too short. But since the three of us are petites (all under 5’4″), that’s really not our reality! For those of you who aren’t vertically challenged, it could be a perfect solution! The company that makes these extenders has a wonderful mission and donates a portion of every sale to the Angel House Rescue Orphanage in India (see their mission here). I also put them under a sweater (here) and under a blouse (here).
50’s Outfit: I’m sure you’re all sick of my OTK boots by now, but I can’t get enough of them!
60’s Outfit: I had Nancy add her puffy vest over the sweatshirt. I figure that’s one way to make a casual item have more flair!
Lace Extender: Grace and Lace (here)~~Jeans: Liverpool (similar here)~~Vest: Style & Co (similar here)~~Sweatshirt: Bold Spirit (similar here)~~Shoes: American Eagle (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
70’s Outfit: Of course mom bought this sweatshirt because it has owls adorning it! ….Don’t you just love her mint colored flats?
Lace Extender: Grace and Lace (here)~~Jeans: LOFT (similar here)~~Polo Top: Cross Creek (similar here)~~Sweatshirt: Gildan (similar here–not really, but the closest I could find)~~Shoes: Sonoma (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
For information about the sizing—I did order a medium. It has good adjustability in the straps but even so I shortened it about 2 inches under the bust area. After I gave Nancy this one, I ordered myself an XS one —it still is a tad too long (I don’t love it hanging below the crotch area), so I just cut off one of the layers of scallops. That means I could sew it on something else! Before I altered the other one, I made it look shorter by tucking it under the band of my bra.
Photography by Kari Strand Photography.
If you’re one who loves a sweatshirt, then I found some ungymish ones for you. These would look perfect with lace extenders under them.