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Right Dress, Wrong Time

Chic lover boho lace dress

Look at that! Two outfit posts in a row where I am wearing a lace dress outside the norm for me! This lacy, boho dress from ChicLover is unlike anything I’ve worn before. I feel as though I am not doing it justice in this urban setting, though. It deserves a pretty field or woods to be worn and photographed in. (Wisconsin would’ve been the perfect backdrop!)

I also wish I would’ve had this dress for my trip to New Orleans this past April! It would have been the perfect dress to wear to visit the “American Horror Story: Coven” mansion. (Click here to see that post.) It reminds me of something the character Misty Day would’ve worn. My husband has agreed with me on this…and said it definitely looks like I should be casting spells! Haha. So it’s a lovely dress, I just wish we would’ve found each other sooner in life! (Not that it’s necessarily wrong to wear it now, as the title might suggest.)

Chic lover boho lace dress

But instead, it was worn for an afternoon/night of meandering through Shinjuku, which is Tokyo’s biggest and most bustling commercial district (pictured below). So, I really didn’t get the field I had in mind for this dress, haha. This just means I’ll get to try and style it again when I visit Wisconsin at the end of the summer!


And also, I have a confession…I’m pretty sure I’m wearing this dress backward. But I thought wearing the slit in the front just looked more flattering, so, I went for it. I also want to point out and emphasize this too, this dress is completely sheer. I had not read the description of this dress carefully enough before I ordered it…and I was in for quite the shock when it arrived. I didn’t realize it was sheer and there was no lining whatsoever. I’m wearing a cami and pair of my athletic capris under it because I couldn’t find a decent slip to wear. (And I didn’t really want to buy one anyways, so I improvised, haha.)

Chic lover boho lace dress

Chic lover boho lace dress

Have you ever found the perfect dress for an occasion that had already happened? Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it:

Dress: c/o* Chiclover
Sandals: Old (Similar here)
Necklace: Kohls (No longer available. Similar here.)

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  1. You look so graceful in this lovely dress. You wore it to perfection.
    I once found the perfect heels for my prom, a couple of months after it had taken place. It happens…
    Much love,

    1. Thank you so much, Mona! And oh yes, it happens…sorry it happened to you too! Much love to you too, Mona! 🙂

  2. Wow! I never would have guessed it was backwards, it looks just perfect the way you wore it! 🙂

  3. Ugh, yes!!! That happens all the time to me. This would have been perfect to wear to…. You look so stunning and I love how slinky (in a good way!!!) this dress is. Definitely reminds me of “casting spells” like you and your husband had said. Also, good for you for wearing it backwards haha. I’ll do sinilar things if I think it looks better. That’s what style is all about.


    1. Glad I’m not alone on this one! 🙂 And thank you so much, Amanda! You’re the sweetest! 🙂

  4. I liked the dress, really very much! I like black, I like lace, and asymmetrical hem! Very well done, wearing it with the slit to the front! I think it’s nice when we leave our comfort zone a bit, you did so! And the result was lovely! I don’t remember whether I have found the perfect dress after an event passed… but it may have happened 🙂 I guess it was for the wedding of a cousin last April… but well, gone 🙂 Hope you have a lovely day!

    1. Aw, thank you so much, Denise! I’m so glad you like it! I hope you have a lovely day too! 🙂

  5. Very pretty! Love that you may or may not be wearing it backwards too, haha. Isn’t it a bummer when an outfit manifests after the best time ever to wear it? It looks good regardless though, because it’s so classic! XO

    1. Haha! Thank you so much, Lauren! And it is a bummer…but I’m glad it still works, regardless. 🙂 Thank you so much! 🙂

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