The Girl In the Red Lace Dress

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Red Lace Dress Self Portrait WhatWouldVWear

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Shooting in this red lace dress was quite magical. We took these pictures at North Point Marina which is one my favorite places. I love the idea of coming here, and relax from the hustle and bustle of the city, or even just from your day to day life. And this lace dress couldn’t have been more perfect for this occasion. It’s whimsical and beautiful – just like the marina itself. It’s glamorous, and only shows the perfect amount of skin with those skinny shoulder straps. I also love its jour-échelle panels that define your waist so nicely.

Random side note: Lately, I’ve been struggling with the “bloggers block“. I’ve been uninspired, and I didn’t feel like taking pictures at all. It is extremely frustrating. Have you ever experienced it? If so, what helps you to get out of it? I would love to hear from you!

As always, thanks much for reading & have a fabulous Monday!

Much love.



  DRESS: CHOIES c/o | SUNGLASSES: Illesteva via Neiman Marcus | BRACELETS: Cartier Love Bracelets | NECKLACE: Gorjana Gisele Necklace c/o | HEELS: Steve Madden via Nordstrom



  1. August 24, 2015 / 3:54 AM

    Love the dress Vanessa. You look sweet.
    Yeah I’ve been there. But it usually passes by itself. I just allow myself to get on with my daily life and when I am inspired with a certain event or an outfit, I write.

    Mich x

  2. August 24, 2015 / 7:45 AM

    Vanessa this dress is darling on you! I also struggle to get inspired and have those days I’d rather not do a shoot so I totally feel ya! Going on Pinterest to look at fashion insiration or reading a good fashion book usually gets me back inspired.

  3. August 24, 2015 / 7:45 AM

    Vanessa this dress is darling on you! I also struggle to get inspired and have those days I’d rather not do a shoot so I totally feel ya! Going on Pinterest to look at fashion insiration or reading a good fashion book usually gets me back inspired.
    Flaunt and Center

  4. Tash
    August 24, 2015 / 8:09 AM

    I love this lace dress dear, you look amazing in it!


  5. August 24, 2015 / 8:13 AM

    Oh wow this is so pretty!! I love red dresses I think they are the most stunning! Looks like a beautiful spot!! I haven’t had that yet since I have only been blogging for three months! I am sure it will come! Haha. Hope you had an amazing weekend!


  6. Lenya
    August 24, 2015 / 8:34 AM

    Perfect summer outfit! Vanessa you look stunning. Happy Monday, girl.

  7. August 24, 2015 / 8:43 AM

    Such a gorgeous dress, Vanessa! The lace details are stunning and how beautiful is this background?! I’ve been going through “bloggers block” lately too. I find that look through Pinterest provides good inspiration, but if you figure out anything else, I would love to hear too! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  8. August 24, 2015 / 8:44 AM

    You look amazing! Love this red dress on you. I have not been blogging very long so I’m not as familiar with the writers block just yet. I’ve been spending more time just trying to figure this whole blogging thing out. I do like to keep up with fashion through magazines and other fashion websites. This can always help to create some ideas. Hope I helped a little.


  9. Jane
    August 24, 2015 / 8:55 AM

    Saw this dress on your Instagram and I had to stop by! Love the dress on you! I’m not a blogger so I cannot help to the “bloggers block” but my advice would be to keep on going! You have a strong following, and you most certainly have style! I think a lot of artists if it’s a writer or blogger go through this. This too shall pass.


  10. August 24, 2015 / 9:12 AM

    Wow this dress is seriously breathtaking Vanessa! You look amazing and that marina looks like the perfect place to get some fresh air. I think that blogger’s block is perfectly normal and may just be a sign that you need some rest. I hope you have an amazing week !! 🙂 xx

  11. August 24, 2015 / 9:39 AM

    BEAUTIFUL!!! I cannot say enough about you in Red!! This dress is amazing and these pictures should be in a magazine!!! I get bloggers block too but other bloggers like you inspire me. I hope your Monday is full of beautiful moments! Again WOWZERS on you, the Lady in Red!!!

  12. August 24, 2015 / 9:40 AM

    Hello, dear V., glam as usual, chic as usual, stunning as usual! I love red and this lace dress is fabulous and you are right, it’s just the right amount of skin – I am like that too 🙂 I would say that for the researches I write kind of 4 lines, that is OK, the outfits kind of OK too, but sometimes I am a bit tired and to go for photos can be strange… but my pictures are simple and not as beautiful as yours (don’t worry, I say this in a fine way), so for me it’s OK. I hope you find inspiration again, I am sure you will! By the way, this marina is fantastic too! I hope you have a very nice start of the week, dear V.! Hugs and kisses!

  13. August 24, 2015 / 11:28 AM

    Wow, Vanessa, you look so stunning! I love that dress, so beautiful and elegant. I love to be by the water too, it’s just so tranquil.

    I hope you’re having an awesome day, beautiful! Sending much love your way 🙂



  14. August 24, 2015 / 1:48 PM

    Oh Vanessa you look so stunning in this dress!
    I keep having same block issues from time to time, then I just go on Pinterest and browse or buy some magazines for inspiration) Or sometimes I just get lost in a book store reading some fashion books)

    Wishing you great week!

  15. August 24, 2015 / 2:36 PM

    Beautiful dress on a beautiful woman!
    Bloggers block can be frustrating, but I find that reading a few posts, blogs, magazines that you haven’t tried before can help.

  16. August 24, 2015 / 2:48 PM

    I love this dress, Vanessa! It is just so beautiful and fits you perfectly! I’ve also struggled with it before and when that happens I don’t force myself to do anything and I naturally get my desire back. I don’t force it because I want to keep blogging as something I enjoy doing and do not want to turn it into a chore. Hope your Monday is off to a beautiful start!


  17. August 24, 2015 / 3:25 PM

    Goodnight Vanessa, the dress is gorgeous. These beautiful with. The color becomes you very much. A beautiful hug. Happy week.

  18. August 24, 2015 / 6:23 PM

    The details on this dress are just perfect. You look stunning as always!

    Mimi & Chichi

  19. August 24, 2015 / 7:56 PM

    I had a bit of bloggers block not too long ago too. It happens I’m sure you’ll feel inspired a bunch soon enough. Love that dress too!


  20. August 24, 2015 / 8:35 PM

    This dress has me like (insert emoji praise hands here)!! I LOVE this look! When I get writer’s block I love going onto pinterest and looking at fashion photography pictures, or stumbling around instagram finding bloggers with some chic style pics! Happy Monday love:)

    xx Julianna
    IG @julianna_claire

  21. August 24, 2015 / 8:50 PM

    You look fabulous my dear Vanessa. I would never tell by looking at your latest post that you need any inspiration, they all are wonderful and you look as always beautiful and stylish. When ever I don’t feel like myself I try to spend more time out in countryside, closer to nature and watch Sex and the City. It always helps 🙂
    Hope your have a great start of the week darling!

  22. August 24, 2015 / 9:06 PM

    That dress looks so pretty on you!
    Melanie @

  23. August 24, 2015 / 10:52 PM

    Haha I’ve definitely experienced that feeling.. which is pretty sad since my blog is really young. I try and remember a time when my blog has brought me happiness or excitement. That usually gets me pumped and reminds me why I do it. This lace dress is so darling, Vanessa. It looks so good with your skin tone and hair! You look lovely, my friend.


  24. Jeannette
    August 24, 2015 / 11:06 PM

    Hello gorgeous Vanessa!

    You look like a princess wearing that beautiful dress. Obsessed with every single detail of it. You look super beautiful! And yes, I have many of those days… especially when my weeks get really hectic and the way I deal with them is by thinking that it is just temporary and it will pass soon. I also remember that Rome wasn’t built in one day and look at how gorgeous it is. Our emotions are part of the human experience package and we just have to let them be without getting hung up to them. Right? Have an amazing week my sweet friend:-) XOXO, Jeannette

  25. August 24, 2015 / 11:51 PM

    I think we all have times where we get a little down on blogging but it passes and then we are good to go! I think you look amazing in this dress! What a unique lace dress and the location is stunning!


  26. August 24, 2015 / 11:52 PM

    Vanessa I suffer from that blogger’s block from time to time. Sometimes I find myself hoping it rains or there is a thunderstorm so I can cancel my shoot. I found that taking some time off helps, i took up other hobbies that i love and saw myself getting inspired again. But please don’t stay away too long! Love all your gorgeous looks and this dress. Wowza!!! Absolutely stunning !
    Xo Jenn

  27. August 25, 2015 / 1:55 AM

    This dress looks amazing on you! I actually ordered the white version from Choies a while ago but it looked terrible on me! Glad that it fits you SO well!


  28. August 25, 2015 / 5:08 AM

    WOW dear, you look so stylish with these dress, really a great look!!
    Many kisses! F.

    La Civetta Stilosa

  29. August 25, 2015 / 6:06 AM

    There’s something so romantic about this dress which makes it so adorable. Loving the change in background too, goes well with the dress.

    Whenever I go through a that phase I remind myself the reasons why I started blogging and what my blog means to me. It usually refreshes my motivation to keep going without forcing myself….though it’s a process.

    Have a lovely week. Kisses from Nairobi.

  30. August 25, 2015 / 9:44 AM

    You look absolutely stunning V! Love the dress, the location and YOU of course! 😀 I even think your first picture could be on a cover of a fashion magazine or so! 😉 Marvellous! As for the bloggers block, I can totally relate to what you have said! I also feel unspired sometimes, so instead of taking pictures, I will take a short break from blogging. I will spend more time with my friends and family…and maybe they can inspire/motivate you so you can get out of that “block”! 😉 Hopefully this works! Good luck and have a lovely day 🙂 xo Vivian

  31. August 25, 2015 / 1:05 PM

    Beautiful look…this red lace dress is stunning! Definitely understand “blogger’s block”…I usually take a mini break so that I can reassess and then get back into it! 🙂

  32. August 25, 2015 / 1:32 PM

    I love the red lace.

  33. August 25, 2015 / 3:55 PM

    The dress is beautiful and the nude coloured lining is very clever. I do sometimes have blogger’s block, particularly for taking product photos as natural light is best and it’s been raining so much here that it’s been too dark!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  34. August 25, 2015 / 4:36 PM

    Ugh, I hate bloggers block! You seemed to break through it though and this looks absolutely stunning. What a striking dress. Gorgeous!

    Wishes & Reality

  35. August 25, 2015 / 11:32 PM

    The lace dress is lovely. I remember TopShop did a bunch of lace dresses a while back, and there was a similar one in Navy I loved.

    Also, bloggers block is real & tough at times. I’ve taken months off from my blog simply because I wasn’t inspired. Sometimes you just can’t force it. I’d recommend going out and enjoying things without taking your camera. I feel like sometimes we put pressure on ourselves to document the moment that we end up missing out on it, you know?


  36. August 26, 2015 / 1:11 AM

    Oh wow Vanessa! This is such a beautiful and sexy lace dress, you look beyond amazing!
    I wish I could give you some words of wisdom about your ‘blogger block’…whenever that happens to me I like to look at pintrest, instagram or high fashion magazine to turn on my creative side again.
    I know it will pass as you are truly blessed with talent 🙂

    xo, Jackie

  37. August 27, 2015 / 10:13 AM

    I’m sorry that you’re feeling uninspired. Maybe consider switching things up a bit and share some things that have been on your mind lately, projects or goals you have, even other hobbies or interest. Good luck.

    You know that I’m loving your gorgeous lace dress. The color and fit are stunning.

  38. September 1, 2015 / 9:31 AM

    This dress is absolutely stunning! So affordable too! You know I always forget how close you are to me. We should totally plan brunch on Sunday? I’ve been taking modeling class in Chicago and I’m there every Sunday! 🙂 Gorgeous pictures darling.

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