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Accessories are important and everyone knows it. A simple outfit of jeans and a t-shirt is instantly jazzed with the addition of certain sparkly accessories or a splash of color. A gorgeous ballgown gets its pop from the accessories that enhance it. Everyone needs accessories in their life, whatever gender or age they are.

Gold Crystal Three Layer Deco Necklace

Accessories cover a lot of different categories, including handbags, jewelry, shoes and scarves. You can really be spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing accessories for your outfit. What you choose will vary depending on the outfit and occasion, of course, but accessories will still play an important part of your outfit choices. If there is one thing you will notice about highly fashionable women, it’s that they are not fashionable without the right accessories. The greatest style is in the details and while you can buy fantastic clothes online from here, you can also buy accessories to complement the outfit you have chosen. You can look like you’re a highly fashionable person if you have the right decoration and that is exactly what accessories are for. They decorate your outfit and they also make you feel great. Those earrings you love so much won’t just make your outfit look more sophisticated, they’ll draw attention to the color of your hair, the softness of your eyes. Accessories can change how people see you, right down to the type of shoes you wear on your feet. This makes them powerful.

One thing that is important to remember is that you have to make good choices when you accessorize. The shapes, colors and even the silhouette of the accessories you use will change over time. The accessories that you may have found in the Twenties will differ vastly from those that came in over the Swinging Sixties era. The best thing about the accessories you choose? You don’t have to stick to one era. A flapper’s dress with a beaded drop waist like this one, will always look amazing with long beaded necklaces in silver and jet. These aren’t just limited to the 1920s era, as long beaded necklaces pop in and out of fashion. The colours of 2017, for example, are bright yellows, fuchsia and tropical green. These may look a fright on a pair of trousers or a jacket, but emerald necklaces or chunky yellow and pink bangles would look far more fashionable without making your outfit too loud. Taking the time to go for a shopping trip and investing some money into funky, updated accessories isn’t just fun – it’s trendy and in season.

Straw Pom Pom & Tassel Tote

The handbag you choose has to be practical for what you need it for, but you also need to make sure that it goes with what you’re wearing. A bag isn’t just something to hold your purse and phone, it’s going to complete your overall look. You should ensure that you have more than one handbag in the wardrobe. A classic black bag like this is perfect for the office during the week, but you should definitely have something more fun and bright for the weekend. Don’t just settle for one handbag, either. Have a small clutch to match those formal dresses lurking in the back of the wardrobe for weddings. You could even have a different, chic clutch bag to make a simple jeans and plain white tee look fabulous.

The Things I’ve Seed Flat

Shoes are absolutely necessary for your wardrobe. Sneakers for the gym and for outdoor running. Ballet flats for casual outfits. Pumps for your work wardrobe and skyscraper Louboutin’s to make those skinny jeans look endless. The shoes you wear don’t just change up your outfit, they can make you feel fantastic. The confidence that comes with knowing your outfit looks amazing and you feel great wearing those brand-new heels is something that isn’t usually replicated elsewhere. The best thing about shoes, is that you can find the with studs, zips, buttons, laces and even jewels. They’re so versatile that accessorizing your outfit with gorgeous shoes is just an essential!

Faux Pearl Embellished Pinstriped Twilly Scarf

It’s the wintertime that sees the scarves, hats and gloves come out for most people. But scarves are never out of season and they’re for everyone. Jazzing up your outfit with a scarf from Hermes, like this one, is one way to make a simple casual outfit look far more chic. Loop the scarf through the belt holes on your jeans, or tie around the neck, or for something truly different, transform your scarf into a funky bracelet. Check out these ways you can wear scarves to make your whole outfit look different.

Gemstone Embellished Star And Moon Shaped Earrings

The best accessory for your outfits will always be jewelry. You don’t have to buy into 9-carat gold rings and earrings, especially when some of the most beautiful accessory pieces are costume jewelry pieces. Chunky, statement necklaces and charm bracelets that can be color matched to your outfit are very in right now. You can make an outfit look particularly classy with fine jewelry like pearls or delicate silver earrings, but never dismiss costume jewelry.

All in all, your whole outfit and demeanor can depend on the accessories that you choose. Dressing up a work outfit will be different from a casual outfit, but you can easily make it work. You may need a few shopping trips to make your accessories vary by color and outfit, but no one is going to turn the opportunity to shop down, are they?

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Annnd just like that it was June. Seriously, this year is going by so quickly. This month, my mom finishes out her final school year, Kendall comes home from training, and we get our engagement photos taken. It’s also Father’s Day and I’m going with my two local bridesmaids to pick out their dresses in person. Like I said on Saturday’s post, I’m not shopping this month. But a girl can still look!

the carolove june wish list

 

  1. I really will end up with this 3/4 Sleeve Tiered Gingham Tent Dress.
  2. Ditto the Checkered Ruffle Sleeve Keyhole Tie Back Smock Dress. For someone who used to hate gingham I love it now!
  3. I seriously love all things Tees And Tank You, but their Covfefe Shirt is cracking me up. I usually don’t try to get too political, but I think this lighthearted design kind of let’s me prove the point that I want to make.
  4. Never one to shy away from a great novelty bag, I’m obsessing over this Milk Box Cross-body Bag…
  5. … and this Tape Shaped Shoulder Bag. Note that both are under $30 because I’m over buying tiny bags for crazy prices. Looking at you Kate Spade!
  6. I know what I just said… but I can’t get over this Kitsch Strawberry Candy Crossbody.
  7. Like, I’m sure, many of you, my first perfume was Love’s Baby Soft Cologne Mist. With my allergies acting a mess, I’m thinking about going for this like scent for the summer!
  8. It’s great that at first glance these Betsey Johnson Boom Sneakers are just plan white sneakers then PEEK-A-BOO!
  9. Wishing I could apply for the job on this Women’s Wildfox Part Time Destructed Tee on LinkedIn.
  10. It’s official- mason jars are out and Light Bulb Novelty Drinking Glasses are in!
  11. I guess I kind of missed the sheet mask craze because the new guy in town is the Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask! This one I have to try.
  12. There’s this one Juicy dress I’ve had since college that I’m about worn into the ground. It’s still in great shape and somehow fits, but I love this Daisy Tile Ruffle Sleeve Dress as an alternative!
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My love-hate relationship with Forever 21 started in middle school. I was obsessed with New York because Dream Street was from New York and one of my close friends got me and I HEART NY t-shirt from Forever 21. Previously, Mama D. had me steer clear of the trendy mess of a haven for teeny-boppers because their clothes were, well, cheap. Case in point, the shirt turned everything we washed it with pink. That didn’t stop me from shopping there for years for clothes to wear for one night or to try the latest trend at a low price.

The Forever 21 at Metro Center is huge and intimidating (3 floors and employees that have no idea where anything is because how could they), but I’ve run in for little gifts, workout gear on the fly, and even one night when I had an impromptu date after work but was looking EXTRA Friday casual and wanted to jazz up my look.

This is actually a pretty funny story. I had a guy on Tinder message me and ask me out one Friday night. We agreed to meet at Hank’s Oyster Bar but when I got there after getting myself a new little outfit from Forever 21 after work, he told me he hated seafood. So then he took me to a a gay bar. When he left for a moment to use the restroom, a couple celebrating their anniversary with their friends came over to me, told me they loved my romper, got me a shot, and made sure I was ok because I guess it was obvious that I was naht having a good time with this guy. Thank you Forever 21 for one of my weird DC date stories. Glad I’m past all that.

Anywhooo… I’m kind of loving Forever 21 again now. True to form, they have all the most popular trends at price points that make sense for styles that may be long gone by next year. And here’s a fun fact: if you buy online, you can return via mail. Yup. Forever 21 does sneaky returns if you buy online. So go ahead and shop away from the comfort of your couch in your pjs.

the carolove forever 211.Ruffle Hem T-Shirt Dress||2.Tasseled Off-the-Shoulder Dress||3.Camo Hooded Dress

4.Lottie London Mermaid Glow Highlighter||5.Glitter Injections Highlighter||6.Illuminating Powder

7.Watermelon Faux Leather Tote||8.Striped Tasseled Tote Bag||9.Studded Lucite Tote Bag

10.Wanted Crushed Velvet Slip-Ons||11.J Slides Leather Bow Sneakers||12.Faux Leather Tassel Slides

Don’t forget you can earn cash back at Forever 21 if you shop with ebates!
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After a successful Lent of no shopping, I broke it spending entirely too much all at once. To be honest, I think I was feeling better when I couldn’t shop, so I may come up with some kind of deal with myself where I only can shop every other month or something. Not to say I got anything too ridiculous, just that I don’t really need anything at all! From my April wish list, I ended up with the Cupshe Melodic Blues One-piece Swimsuit, the Betseyville Naveah Gladiator Sandals, and the Pintucked Swing Blouse (thanks Mama for the last one!).

  1. I personally think it would be pretty rad to have a driver… and somewhere sunny (read: beachy) to go. Until then I’ll settle for this WildFox Couture Take Me Somewhere tee.
  2. I live in my black quilted Steve Madden slides, and the insoles are starting to come out with my foot every time I take them off. It may be time to upgrade to the Empire. Note: these sold out before this post got a chance to go live, these are similar though.
  3. Old Navy strikes again: I’m loving the Laser-Dot Multi-Tassel Tote for Women.
  4. I’m so into fruit-themed everything for summer and this Watermelon Slice Glitter Keychain is just a cute little something that caught my eye.
  5. Still on the hunt for a utility jacket with attitude and I found this INC International Concepts Linen Embellished Utility Jacket.
  6. Ummmm did you know that Katy Perry has a shoe line? Because she does and her Katy Perry Geli Novelty Beach Sandals are ADORABLE!
  7. I have been wearing my gold Coach loafers (a fab TJ Maxx find) about into the ground. I would love a similar style in pink. Enter the Ralph Lauren Belen Leather Loafer.
  8. …would also love a red like the Cole Haan Pinch Weekender Leather Loafers.
  9. I’ve seen some ADORABLE camo t shirt dresses on Instagram recently. Love this swingy z supply Camo Shirt Dress.
  10. I’m a big fan of totes, fun patterns, and monograms. All those come together in the Printed Crab & Cleek Boat Tote. If I had to choose, it would be the ginger jar pattern shown, but I also love the surf woody and the striped shirt!
  11. Colors + tassels scream summer to me and these Long Rainbow Tassel Earrings are perfection.
  12. Even though most brides I’ve asked said I absolutely do not need a wedding purse, I still love this rose gold bag.
  13. The Victoria Beckham collection was long-awaited at Target. The Black Calla Lily Satin Ruffle Hem Dress is by far my favorite piece!
  14. The open-shoulder style is a little tricky on me, but I can’t help but love the patter on this Entro Cowgirl Patch Dress.

What are you craving for May?

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One of my favorite tops in high school was actually my mom’s Easter dress from when she was about the same age. It was a really light chiffon material with dainty red embroidery. I loved wearing it was a shredded denim micro-mini and my cowgirl boots. I was certainly finding my own style at the time, but it was cool to be wearing something that my mom also wore in high school.

Embroidery has been coming around in a big way. I actually fell in love with an embroidered utility jacket, but according to the size chart I’m like a large and that particular size is all gone so there we go. I’m especially loving the peasant-y dresses and floral shoes though! Such a pretty look for summer! (And the Betsey sneakers are a total dupe perfection move in case you don’t want to shell out the cash for the Gucci version!)

the carolove embroidered embroidery

 

Dresses: 1.Free People Perfectly Victorian Embroidered Mini Dress||2.Women’s O’Neill Tulip Embroidered Dress||3.Women’s O’Neill Cove Embroidered Swing Dress

Tops: 4.Women’s Sun & Shadow Embroidered One-Shoulder Top||5.ANTIK BATIK Floral Embroidered Top||6.Tory Burch Jillian Embroidered Eyelet-Sleeve Top

Bottoms: 7.7 For All Mankind Josefina Embroidered Boyfriend||8.Women’s Topshop Moto Embroidered Denim Miniskirt

Shoes: 9.Betsey Johnson Maya Embroidered Sneakers||10.Women’s Sam Edelman Jemmie Peacock Embroidered Espadrille||11.Women’s Kenneth Cole New York Olani Embroidered Wedge Sandal

Bags: 12.Star Mela Palma Embroidered Tote||13.Steve Madden Azalea Embroidered Hobo||14.Jsimba

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