How do you make your style stand out from the crowd? It’s all about the details, dah-ling! Whether it’s a gorgeous color, an embroidered embellishment, or some sweet detailing, there has to be something eye-catching that elevates your look and makes it special. Today I’m sharing the details you need to make your look unique. Get ready for the compliments that are coming your way! (As always, click the pink links or the images for more information.)
Focus on the Details: Embellishments
Denim is rich with detailing this year, be it embroidery, fringed hems, or embellishments like the ones featured on this darling pair of jeans. I must admit, when I saw these jeans with the white floral embellishments, I fell in love at first sight! I tend to get cold in the, um, over-achieving air conditioning that seems to be the rule in restaurants, malls, and hotels here in the south in summer, and sometimes, it’s good to have a summery jeans option in your closet. 🙂 Do ya feel me, friends? I must admit that I was a little afraid that when I washed these jeans the little white flowers would either curl up on themselves or just kind of disintegrate, but guess what? Neither of those things happened! I washed them and hung them to dry the day before we shot these photos. They fit TTS (true to size) and Nordstrom just reduced their price by 20%. (High five!)
I wanted to give you a closer look at the embellished Kate Spade slip-on sneakers I’m wearing in the photos above. (Y’all, Kate Spade is an embellishment boss!) The leather flowers on top feature bejeweled centers and the ruffles along the edges are so sweet. They’re super comfortable and I wear them with everything from casual dresses and shorts to jeans. Nordstrom has just dropped the price on these cuties by 40% but they are selling fast and sizes are somewhat limited, so hurry if you want to snag a pair. The Nordstrom website says they fit TTS, but I thought they ran wide, so I ordered a half-size down. (Since Nordstrom has free shipping and returns, sometimes I order two different sizes and send one back if I’m not sure!)
Focus on the Details: Ruffles
It’s no secret that ruffles are a big ole’ deal in fashion right now. I paired my embellished jeans with this under $50 ruffle sleeve top that comes in (wait for it…) ELEVEN different colors! (See them all below.) The hem has insets that make it look like there’s another top underneath, creating the illusion of the layered look that’s so on point right now. If there’s a must-have summer tee for 2018, this is it!
Focus on the Details: Scallops
Scallop details are everywhere! While white jeans are a staple of every girl’s wardrobe, embracing the detailing of scallop hem elevates a classic pair of white pants and can make your look something special. Every time I wear these darling jeans, people stop me and ask me about them. (This drives poor Bob crazy!) Just like the floral embellished jeans above, they’re so special, I could have paired them with a simple tee for a striking look. This is the versatility that makes pieces with uncommon details so wonderful! I always try to share unique and special pieces with you that are worthy of adding into your closet, so I styled it with a floral appliqué sleeve tee.
Floral Appliqué Sleeve Tee | Scallop Hem White Jeans | Tassel Sandals (similar) | White Embossed Pouch | Acrylic Monogram Necklace (multiple colors available) | Earrings | Watch | Lipstick | Nail Polish | Toenail Polish
Focus on the Details: Appliqués
The fluttery appliquéd flower petals on the sleeves of this tee add the femininity that makes it memorable. It’s by Ted Baker, who designs lovely, girly pieces that make me swoon. These sleeves (and this color) just grabbed me. It’s a stretch jersey knit, so size up if you don’t want it too fitted. It also comes in a slimming black.
Denim Tie-Neck Shift Dress (free shipping+returns) | Tory Burch Yellow Miller Sandals | Baublebar Earrings | White Embossed Pouch | Lipstick| Nail Polish | Bistro Table& Chair Set | Chair Pads | Yellow Silk Tulips
Focus on the Details: Everything Else
Since you’ll find pieces with detailing everywhere you look this year, think about the details you love and go with that when you consider what to add to your existing wardrobe. Do you love ric rac, ruffles, embroidery, or bows? (Clearly, for me, it’s flowers and scallops and bows and embroidery and ruffles and…well, yeah…) It can even be a specific color or group of colors that you adore or that make you feel beautiful.
What details are you drawn to this year? Let me know!
I hope your Mother’s Day was really special and you heard from all of your kiddos! Did you get smooches and hugs from at least a few of them? I hope so! My day was a joy because I got to spend special time with every one of my kids (including the one my son gave me when he married her!). Speaking of kids, I’m headed down to Austin this morning with my 25-year-old son to help him apartment shop. I was so honored that he wanted me to go with him, and I can’t wait to spend one-on-one time with him. Follow me on Instagram so you can watch my Instastory for BTS snaps from our trip. 🙂
Photos by Megan Weaver.
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