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

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”

 

Thank you to Shein for sponsoring this post.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Public Access

It’s Friday and the Nordstrom sale is opening to everyone today! Because of that, I thought I’d share everything I purchased from the sale and some other items still in stock. Let’s get to it!

What I Bought

I also got a leopard print midi dress but never saw it online! It’s the exact same style as this dress though, just in a leopard print for fall.

 

Still in Stock

Here is everything I’m loving that’s still in stock in most sizes! I would definitely check back at 12:30pm though once the sale goes live to the public because there might be more restocks! I still can’t believe that the Spanx faux leather leggings are still fully in stock, or the Wubby fleece! Oh and the new version of the Sam Edelman boots I bought last year are almost completely in stock. I highly recommend!

So that’s it for this week. I kept this post short and sweet since I’m sure you’re probably tired of hearing about the Nordstrom sale by now. But, for those who don’t have early access, I wanted to make it quick and easy to get the best deals! And make sure you check out my previous post to see what my top-pick items are in the sale.

xo,

Carey