Spring Workwear: 3 Tips for Office Dressing

Spring Workwear: 3 Tips for Office Dressing

In case you didn’t know, I started a new job this week! And like all changes happening to me or around me, I found new fashion inspiration. So to commemorate my new job, I had to share some spring workwear inspiration (also works for winter too!).

Monochrome Palette

While my office isn’t quite as dressed up as the befitting the outfit I’m sharing, I feel like there are a few principles to take away from the outfit. One thing that always elevates a look—and in this case makes it look more professional—is a monochrome palette. The cream and beige head-to-toe screams elegance. I love the soft, fresh colors for spring, but this tip definitely works year round; wearing all gray, all black, etc. has the same effect!

Versatile Pieces

What I love about the pieces I’m wearing is that they’re both so versatile. So while I might not wear a lacy blouse and pencil skirt to work, I might pair the blouse with a pair of dark jeans or the skirt with a light sweater.

This is especially important for spring workwear because the weather is always so iffy. One day you might have snow in March and the next day it’s sunny and 70 degrees. The key is to look for pieces that can be mixed and matched (this also helps your wallet!) and layered accordingly.

Structured Silhouettes

My last tip is to pay attention to silhouettes when it comes to spring work outfits. The lacy blouse I’m wearing comes with a high, ruffled collar and balloon sleeves fitted at the wrist to give the top an interesting shape. Spring is all about statement sleeves and shoulders, which transfers so well to workwear.

These three tips will have you looking elegant and stylish at the office, whether you can dress more casually like me or you need to wear business professional!

xo.

Carey

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Blouse: Chicwish c/o // Skirt: Chicwish: c/o // Heels: Sam Edelman // Bag: Gucci, more affordable option // Sunglasses: Amazon // Rings: Loft // Watch: Michael Kors

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Dress

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Dress

If you didn’t get enough Valentine’s Day content last week, don’t worry because I’m back again today with more inspo! As soon as I saw it, I immediately thought it would be such a cute option for a Valentine’s Day dress. If you are looking for something that’s a touch more dressy, but not over-the-top, this is the perfect dress!

I decided to tone the look down with knee-high, tan boots. The dress has such a fun silhouette and pattern that I wanted it to stand out. Honestly, I think this dress is so unique—from the pattern (it has elephants!) to the high, ruffled collar and puff shoulders I haven’t seen anything like it. And if red isn’t your color—because let’s be real, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea—it comes in a pretty blue color or black.

Spring is definitely on my mind when it comes to shopping and that’s another reason I love this dress. Even if you don’t want it for Valentine’s Day, it’s such a great transition piece. Right now I would wear this dress with boots and a coat (be warned, it is thin). But once the temps heat up I think it would be so cute with sneakers or sandals.

Like I mentioned with the boots, since the dress makes such a statement I kept accessories to a minimum. Subtle gold jewelry, my sunglasses, and a bag easily completed the look.

So, if you’re still looking for a Valentine’s Day dress, I highly recommend this one. And, you can get 15% off your entire order with the code thedaintydetails315!

xo,

Carey

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Dress: Shein c/o // Boots: old, this year’s version // Bag: Gucci, more affordable option // Sunglasses: Amazon // Watch: Michael Kors

Instagram Roundup | January 2020

Instagram Roundup | January 2020

January is almost over and I have to say, good riddance! Even though I usually love January (I mean it is my birthday month!), it’s seemed to drag on and on… But since the month is coming to an end, I thought it would be fun to do a roundup of all of my Instagram posts from the month. So, here are the outfits I shared in January!

sweater // American Eagle jeans // Sam Edelman boots // Gucci bag // Urban Outfitters hat
Similar sweatshirt // Zella leggings
Styled Blue sherpa // Madewell jeans
Similar sweater // Spanx leggings // Adidas sneakers
Aerie tee // Zella leggings // FILA sneakers
hicwish sweater // American Eagle jeans // Steve Madden heels
Amazon sweatshirt // Zella leggings
Free People dress (also here) // Steve Madden boots // Baublebar necklace
Topshop dress // Sam Edelman boots
Amazon sunglasses // Styled Blue sherpa
Similar trench coat // Madewell jeans // Similar blouse // Similar tote
Aerie sherpa // Nike sneakers
Chicwish sweater // Madewell jeans
Shein sweater // Topshop skirt // Similar boots // Urban Outfitters hat

So that’s it for today! Which look from this month was your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

xo,

Carey

Valentine’s Day Outfit Inspiration: 60 Outfit Ideas

Valentine’s Day Outfit Inspiration: 60 Outfit Ideas

It’s that time of year again where we need to talk Valentine’s Day outfit. Truthfully, I think Valentine’s Day is a silly holiday. Could be because I’m perpetually single, but I feel like it puts a lot of pressure on people to do something special. Regardless, I love pink and red so you can bet your booty that I will be scoping out something cute to wear! So, whether you’re going out to a fancy dinner with your SO, or you’re celebrating a fun Galentine’s Day with the girls, I’ve got you covered when it comes to being festive.

But before I get into my finds, let’s talk this outfit. How freaking cute is this pink heart detail sweater? I saw this sweater last year and fell in love, so I knew I needed to get it this year. It’s also the perfect transition sweater from winter to spring. The pink color is perfect for Valentine’s Day, but also is reminiscent of spring pastels. Paired with some skinny jeans and nude heels, you can easily wear it for a night out. I’ve also worn it with jeans and sneakers for a more casual look.

But, enough about my look, let’s get into some more Valentine’s Day outfit inspiration! I found 30 dresses and 30 tops/sweaters that will be perfect for however you want to celebrate! And, I found pieces at a variety of price points to meet any budget. So get shopping!

Valentine’s Day Dresses

Valentine’s Day Tops/Sweaters

Let me know what you’re planning to wear in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

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Sweater: Chicwish c/o // Jeans: American Eagle // Heels: Steve Madden // Bag: Gucci, more affordable here // Watch: Michael Kors // Rings: Loft // Earrings: Target // Lipstick: similar

What to Wear on a Warm Winter Day

What to Wear on a Warm Winter Day

I’m not sure what was going on on the east coast this past weekend but it was WARM. I’m talking early spring warm that had everyone baffled. So of course, I took that chance to break out my wardrobe favorite: a denim skirt.

All of my OG followers know I worship at the altar of denim skirts. They’re a staple from spring through fall in my closet. With that being said, we can’t forget that it’s, you know, winter… With that in mind, even when the weather is starting to get warmer, I still like to tip my hat at the actual season we’re in.

I think the best way to dress for a warmer winter day is to stick with neutrals—they work for every season. So, with my denim skirt firmly planted on my body I kept the rest of the outfit simple. A white turtleneck is always a good option. I love this one because the material isn’t too heavy, but it was perfect to wear without a jacket. High-knee boots were another necessity. It was warm, but nowhere near shorts weather so keeping my legs somewhat covered was perfect. And just to give the outfit a little pizzazz I threw on my new favorite hat (seriously it’s so good—looks like a Lack of Color hat but under $50?? Can’t beat it!).

So there you have it, a super simple outfit for days that are warmer than average in the middle of winter. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

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Sweater: Shein c/o // Skirt: Topshop, similar // Boots: Sam Edelman (this year’s version) // Hat: Urban Outfitters // Bag: Gucci, more affordable here // Watch: Michael Kors

Amazon Finds for Winter into Spring

Amazon Finds for Winter into Spring

Happy Monday everyone! Thanks for bearing with me as I transferred my site—hopefully this transfer will make your experience more seamless! Anyway, I thought I would start off the week with another Amazon finds post. I asked on stories if this was something you wanted more of and the results were pretty clear: you all love Amazon!

A lot of these finds will transition nicely from winter into spring. I’m especially loving all of the dress finds. You could get them now to wear with boots and tights and easily wear them again in early spring!

But, enough chit chat. Here are my recent finds:

Let me know in the comments which items you’re loving!

xo,

Carey