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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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

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Best of Beauty + Items I Love Still in Stock

Every year I shop the Nordstrom sale I get so caught up in the new fall clothes, shoes, and accessories and I feel like I hardly pay any attention to the beauty products. So, this year I did and there are some great options! I went through and picked out products that I definitely think are worth it and would probably buy myself.

  1. If there is one beauty item you should buy during the sale it’s this palette! I got it on Saturday and have been wearing it non-stop. The colors are so pretty for summer and going into fall. I usually stick to browns and grays, but these colors help me go outside my comfort zone without looking too crazy! Plus, the price is so good for a Charlotte Tilbury palette.
  2. Staying on the Charlotte Tilbury discussion, this lip trio is such a steal! I love her lipsticks (unfortunately the one I had died a sad, watery death in my washing machine) and “Pillow Talk” is one of her most popular colors. If it’s a nude lipstick, you know I’m in!
  3. Ok. This Laura Mercier set is another great deal! I’ve wanted the secret brightening powder for so, so long and it’s a part of this trio. Also, the setting powder alone is worth the price of the entire trio!
  4. If you’re looking for a hair tool, look no further than T3. I’ve wanted a T3 curling wand for so long, but can’t justify it since my hair curls so easily, even with my inexpensive wand! But, if you hair doesn’t love to curl like mine does, I’ve heard so many great things about this tool—it’s fast and the curls last for days.
  5. You know a lipstick junkie like me can’t have just one lip option in the bunch! I didn’t see these in person at Nordstrom, but from online I would wear every single color! Again, nude lipstick is my weakness…
  6. Finally, this lash serum might be the best deal on this list. You get two for $95 when that’s usually the price of just one! I’m actually putting this on my Christmas list this year because I’ve heard so many amazing results!

 

Still in Stock

Now that the beauty purchases are covered, let’s talk about what’s still left in stock from the sale. I know a lot of hot ticket items are gone (I really wanted the Vince Camuto snake skin booties but such is life), but there are still some amazing finds still left in stock! I’m rounding up every thing I really like that’s still in stock in all or almost all sizes (as of when I’m writing this post on 7/16). And, I’m going to share my top 10 items still in stock below—because I truly love these items and have them on my own wishlist.

Items I Love Still in Stock

 

Must-Haves Still in Stock

 

Which items would you add to your must-have list? Let me know in the comments!

xo,

Carey