Puff Sleeves: The Dramatic Touch You Didn’t Know You Needed

Puff Sleeves: The Dramatic Touch You Didn’t Know You Needed

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What I love about this top is that you can pretty much wear it for any occasion. From running around on the weekend, going out to dinner, or even going to work I guarantee there is a puffed sleeve top that will fit your needs.

I wore the outfit above out to dinner while on vacation. I love how even though I was wearing a ribbed top and shorts, the little details made it look much more elevated. Puff sleeves on the top, the structured silhouette of the shorts, and the addition of kitten heels at the end combined to create an outfit that was dressed up without being over-the-top.

What do you think of this look?

xo,

Carey

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Similar Top (couldn’t find online)| Shorts | Heels (out of stock in leopard, similar herehere and here)| Similar Bag 

30+ Cute Loungewear Pieces

30+ Cute Loungewear Pieces

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Calling all my comfy gals: this post is for you! I have to say, this summer, 90% of the time I’ve been in loungewear. Since I currently spend most of my day doing work on my laptop at home, comfy clothes are key. But, I like to have options that are a little more elevated than old t-shirts and running shorts (gotta look cute for those Starbucks runs). So, cue my favorite loungewear picks.

When it comes to loungewear there’s one store that instantly comes to mind—Aerie. I’ve been shopping at Aerie since middle school and I’ve never once been disappointed. Their clothes are always so cute and so comfy! And I feel like every time I go into Aerie there’s a sale going on. Who doesn’t love a discount?

When I’m not shopping at Aerie, there are a couple other places I like to look to for lounge clothes. My top picks would be Pacsun, Urban Outfitters, and Nordstrom. But, instead of just telling you, here are over 30 different loungewear pieces that I’m loving!

 

So that’s all for today! Where do you like to shop for loungewear?

xo,

Carey

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Top | Bralette | Sweatshirt | Shorts | Shoes | Bag

A Dainty Detail: Tie-Dye

I’m back again this Friday to bring you another installment of A Dainty Detail. This week I thought I had to share the trend that’s been blowing up my Instagram feed this summer—tie-dye. I will admit it took me a little while to get on board with this trend. I kept having weird, middle school field day throwbacks and just couldn’t do it. But then, I started seeing some of the chicest outfits on my feed featuring none other than this bright trend. What actually finally sold me on it was a simple look: a tie-dye tee with jeans and sandals. From there I was hooked!

Going along with my initial hesitance I also will say that I’m pretty picky when it comes to a tie-dye print. You can easily look tacky in the super bright and super colorful combinations, but there are also some subtly sophisticated prints too. Here are some tie-dye pieces that are The Dainty Details approved!

 

What do you think of the tie-dye trend? Do you love it or hate it?

xo,

Carey

The Fragrances I Wear on Repeat

The Fragrances I Wear on Repeat

Hello hello! I’m here this Wednesday to break up my usual fashion content with a quick beauty post. I realize that fragrance is a very personal preference, but I had to share the three fragrances that I absolutely love. Honestly, I won’t wear anything else—I’m extremely picky about scent and have sensitive nose (a lot of fragrances give me migraines). So, I thought I would share the three fragrances that work for me for those out there that are also sensitive to smell and even for those who aren’t because these three fragrances are amazing!

Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet

First up is the very first fragrance I fell in love with. I’ve been wearing Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet since I was about 16 or 17. It was the only fragrance I wore up until my sophomore year of college! I love how subtle it is. I also love that it’s a combination of floral and fruity scents. I don’t like just floral perfumes or just fruity ones so this is the perfect compromise. My only complaint about this one is that the scent does fade easily. But otherwise it’s a classic that I can always see myself going back to. And I obviously love it since you can see that my bottle is practically empty!

 

Tory Burch

If you’re looking for a stronger, more summery scent than the Tory Burch perfume is perfect. It’s similar to the Miss Dior one in that it mixes floral and citrus scents, but it has a sharper, stronger smell. I don’t like to wear this one in the winter, but it screams summer nights to me. Because I’m so sensitive to smells I do only spray this lightly on my wrists (it’s too strong for me if I spray on my neck), but the scent stays on all day! While the Miss Dior perfume leans more towards the floral side, I’d say this leans more towards the fruity side.

 

Wood Sage and Sea Salt

Finally, the perfume I haven’t stopped wearing since I bought it! I’m surprised that I love this scent so much since it’s a woody/mineral fragrance, whereas I generally go for the floral/fruity fragrances like the other two. But, this is just perfect! It’s a very subtle scent (which I love) and I definitely feel like it’s a summery scent but will work year round. On Nordstrom’s website the “mood” associated with this scent is “energetic, lively, spirited, joyful” and I think that perfectly describes it! Highly recommend this fragrance!

 

So these are the three fragrances I’ve been wearing. Like I said before, I’m extremely particular when it comes to fragrance and these are the ones that I feel work for me! What’s your go-to fragrance? Let me know in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

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A Dainty Detail: Western Booties

Hello ladies and TGIF! It’s been a while since I’ve done a post for the “A Dainty Detail” series, so I thought I could share a quick one since it’s Friday—no one has time to read a lengthy post this close to the weekend! When brainstorming what to cover today it took me all of 5 seconds to come up with the latest trend I’ve been obsessing over: western booties!

I’ve been seeing western booties popping up all over my Instagram feed lately and I have to say I’m obsessed with the trend. I love that you can wear them now with sundresses and skirts and bring them into fall as well. While I’m loving this trend entirely, I will admit white western booties are what truly captured my heart. I’ve been dying to snag a pair for myself.

But anyway, here are a few options I found that are all so so cute. Let me know which pair is your favorite in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

What to Wear on a Summer Night Out

What to Wear on a Summer Night Out

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Time and time again, I’m sharing cute little outfits for day time. I realized that I hardly ever share outfits that you might wear out (aside from formal occasions that is). So with that being said, I thought it would be fun to share an outfit I would wear out at night during the summer.

If you’re new around here I’ll let you in on a little secret—I love skirts. If there’s one item I’m constantly wearing, it’s a skirt. So of course that would be my starting point for a night out. What I love about this one first and foremost is that it’s technically a skort! Skorts are so perfect for a night out, especially if your night involves a lot of moving around (dancing anyone??). What I also love about this skirt is the color. I wouldn’t normally think a baby blue skirt would be at the top of my list for a night out, but combined with the cut it somehow works. Throw in the eyelet detail and you know it’s a winner for me!

For my top I went with a simple off the shoulder option. I think a white top is perfect for a summer night out—what better color to show off your tan? Plus, the white really highlights the baby blue of the skirt.

Finally, we come to shoes. I don’t know about you, but when I’m going out I look for two things in a pair of shoes. 1. They have to make my legs look long and give me some much needed height (at 5 ft. heels are a must) and 2. I have to be able to dance in them! I’ve worn these wedges out a few times this summer and I promise that they pass the test!

So there you have it: a simple and super affordable summer night out look! And, if you use the code thedaintydetails315 at Shein (where the top and skirt are from) you can get an extra 15% off. Also, I think I’m going to create another mini-series on the blog (although I haven’t done a Dainty Detail series in awhile). Basically, I want to start a “What to Wear to…” series. If you have any ideas you want me to cover, let me know in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

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Top c/o | Skirt c/o | Wedges | Similar Bag | Necklace | Watch | Bracelet | Lipstick in “Peachii”

 

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