one of my favorite things to do when visiting Chicago is pop into the Marc Jacobs store. it is right down the street from Barney's and Intermix, thus making it the perfect little shopping excursion, culminating with a glass of vino at Fred's to celebrate any cool finds. when i did the pop in last weekend they were having a 70% off sale on s/s2012, and i fell in love with the little lace dress peeking out in the above photo. they only had one left in a dusty pink, but sadly it was too big.
i have since then become obsessed with the idea of pairing a lace slip dress with a three quarter length sleeve coat, thigh highs and pointy toe heels. this may have been shown as a spring look, but i am planning to wear it pre fall, (because you totally can in Houston) with a pair of burgundy Miu Miu thigh highs and pointy Prada heels. thankfully, Zara makes the perfect coat for my look (how amazing would it be with long leather gloves??)
below are some suggestions to help you get this look: