Simply Laced

Hey lovelies!!!  I do hope y’all had a great weekend!  Mine was a mixture of joy and sadness, as I attended a funeral and a baby shower on the same day, went to my little cousin/god brother’s 13th birthday party, and have come down with a sinus/allergy/cold…a weekend of ironies :-).

Last Sunday was Women’s Day at church, and as a member of the choir (I generally only sing for Women’s Day each year) we were to wear shades of brown and beige with brown shoes.  There was no way I was wearing brown!  Something about brown on brown just doesn’t work for me, lol.

It was super hot and sunny out, so my nephew and I did a lot of moving around, in a very short time period (I was tired after singing all day), to try to get pictures where I didn’t look like a big dark shadow, hehe.

Dress:  Jessica Howard- Marshall’s (similar); Shoes: Lulu Townsend- DSW ; Necklace: vintage- Salvation Army (similar concept in silver)

I was supposed to wear brown shoes, but finding a pair of solid brown shoes that I actually liked was very hard, but I instantly fell in love with these beauties while doing a bit of shopping on 4th of July.

This outfit is simpler than anything I usually wear.  I even kept my jewelry to a minimum, as to keep with choir decorum.  I was definitely out of my comfort zone!!!  It’s nice to step out of your comfort zone in one area of life or another from time to time :-).

As you may have noticed, my blogging has been a bit sporadic ever since something pretty horrid happened to me earlier this month.  I’ve really found it pretty hard to blog while coming to grips with what happened and dealing with the end result, along with preparing for the launch of my business.  Bloggers are only human, and sometimes a break is needed.  So, I have decided to take a one (or two) week blogcation.  However, you can catch me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook in the meantime :-).  Make sure you are following me in your reader or on Bloglovin’ so that you can be the first to know when I share a new post!  Thanks in advance for understanding. <3


  • You look stunning Rocquelle and I’m praying for you! God will get your through this! I LOVE that dress!
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  • Hope you’re okay ((hug))
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  • love this shoes :>

    kiss from Poland

  • So pretty! The lace looks stunning on you!

    ox from NYC!


  • Pretty dress! Love your hair!


  • Ria

    I’m sorry to hear that something bad happened to you. I hope that the break will do you good. We definitely all need a break from time to time. I love that we’re basically rocking the same color palette in our latest posts.
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  • White lace dresses are a wardrobe staple 🙂 this one is quite beautiful & you look lovely. I hope your blogging break allows you to deal with whats going on and I’m sorry you’re going through a tough time right now. Keep your chin up.

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  • this is such a cute, simple outfit! LOVE:)

  • You looked beautiful, the dress looks great on you and I love your choice of shoes!!!

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  • That dress is so beautiful on you and I LOVE it paired with the edgy shoes!

  • Hey girl! Can I just say that I LOVE that dress, so glad you didn’t do brown on brown I love this look! Enjoy your blogcation, hope it is what you need, we all need a break every now and again…

  • I hope you feel better on your blogcation. This dress is a so cute and I am in love with your shoes. You always have great style…
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  • I am LOVING this outfit! What a gorgeous dress and shoes!
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  • GFS

    You look fabbbbbbbbbbbbb!

  • Nic

    very simple and classic. i LOVE it! and your shoes are BAADD!!!

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  • Awww Rocquelle! I love this dress on you and i like how you funked it up a bit with the snakeskin, peep toe shoes! Cute amd Lovely!!

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  • I’ll miss ya but I understand. Take a breather, for sure. I’m sorry to hear about the funeral and the illness (and the heat!), but I do love this pretty lace dress on you. Enjoy your time off!
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  • You look so pretty!! I love that dress on you!

    Rocquelle, take all the time you need. We’ll be here when you decide to return =D You are in my prayers.
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  • gORGE!!!!!

  • What a charming lace dress on you … you know how I adore lace very much!!! Yes, it’s nice to get out of your comfort zone at times. Enjoy your time off! 🙂

  • I love the dress, love the necklace and love the shoes! Good luck with your blogcation. I hope it helps you find the peace you need. I follow you on Bloglovin so I’ll definitely be back for your next post! Looking forward to it 🙂
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