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Cagney and Lacey

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This morning while getting dressed, I had a frantic urge to wear something frilly and feminine. My work uniform as of late has consisted mainly of skinny jeans paired with plaid button downs and tank tops. The weather channel app on my iPod informed me that the temperature outside was a delightful seventy-two degrees with no chance of showers. Perfect Spring dress weather.

This past Sunday I saw dozens of little girls decked out in their Easter best, looking sweeter than a pack of peeps. I wore my favorite flirty dress as well and received compliments on it all day long. There's something about slipping on a dress with a full skirt, pretty print or delicate fabric that makes you feel like a lady through and through... like you should be sipping high tea at noon with your pinkie in the air, eating teenie weenie watercress sandwiches with the crusts cut off (But only two or three. Consuming any more than that would be unladylike for real ladies do not eat, nor do they poop).

So I put on my second favorite dress and am feeling girlish and dainty, lacy and lovely. On my drive to work I was serenaded with Billy Joel's Uptown Girl and cursed myself for forgetting to wear my pearls.

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If you're longing to bring out your inner lady, there is a fresh crop of lacy pieces for the new season that won't make you look like a doily. This Metallic Lace Bolero from Spiegel adds an ultra feminine touch to any ensemble, whether you're wearing a simple sheath or your favorite jeans. It's also ideal for covering up bared shoulders in church or on a trip to grandma's house, for $59.

The Reformed Wilder Dress from Urban Outfitters is the perfect dress to reform me of my tee shirt and jean loving ways. This floral cotton voile dress has the sweetest silhouette and the exposed zipper closure down the front adds the perfect edge at $78.

If lace dresses are a little too here-comes-the-bride for you, you can still incorporate a lick of lace with a simple accessory like these Fingerless Lace Gloves from Forever 21. They're pretty in pink for only $2.80 and the pastel hue makes it more Springlike than Madonna like.

I enjoy being a girl.

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Samara Sanchez

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Sammy Sanchez is a Miami based freelance writer, greeting card designer, and self-professed USWeeklyholic. Sammy loves tall coffee light frappuccinos, vino not from a box, and Mark Ruffalo...not necessarily in that order.
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