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Lace Extenders 1 (Under a Sweater)

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Lace Extenders for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Under a Sweater

lace extenders for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Quote of the day: “The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see.” Robert Holden, Ph.D.

I’d like to thank Cyndi Spivey of Walking in Grace & Beauty for the inspiration for this series of posts!! I saw this scalloped lace extender in her Christmas Gift idea post (here) and thought they could be a perfect accessory for us older women. So I ordered one for the three of us to wear with different items. It’s funny how I was super excited for this item, but my mom’s reaction was quite the opposite. First off, her thought was she didn’t want a band of white at the mid part of her body and it was too young! Nancy, on the other hand, loved it so I gifted it to her at the end of the pictures! Putting the lace extender under a sweater was my thought to give more interest to a plain sweater. However, then I decided to go with more variety and show it somewhat muted against my white jeans, with a print sweater for Nancy and then with a solid colored sweater for mom.

lace extenders for the 50's, 60's, & 70's. lace extenders for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

50’s Outfit: I knitted this sweater from a pattern which I erroneously paid $80, the pattern was actually free—long story—ugh!!!

Lace Extender: Grace and Lace (here)~~Jeans: Lou & Grey (similar here)~~Sweater: I knitted it (similar here)~~Boots: Alfani (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

lace extenders for the 50's, 60's, & 70's. lace extenders for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

60’s Outfit: Nancy’s necklace was a treasure found in Santa Fe, New Mexico while she was shopping with my dad!

Lace Extender: Grace and Lace (here)~~Jeans: Chaps (similar here)~~Sweater: LOFT (similar here)~~Shoes: Merona (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

lace extenders for the 50's, 60's, & 70's. lace extenders for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

70’s Outfit: This is exactly the look I was going for with the lace. To me, it adds a bit of whimsy to this otherwise serious outfit.

Lace Extender: Grace and Lace (here)~~Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Sweater: JM Collection (similar here)~~Shoes: Life Stride (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

What’s your first reaction…more like mom or Nancy?  Links with Turning Heads, Trend Spin, On Trend Tuesday, iwillwearwhatilikeStyle Sessions, a Little R & R, Wearing with Wisdom, Style Me Wednesday, Senior SalonFresh Fashion Forum, Brilliant Blog Posts, Start the Week Stylish & Confident Tuesday

Photography by Kari Strand Photography

Now if you like the idea of lace on the bottom of your shirt—but don’t want an extra layer, then check these out: