Embellished…

pink-ysl-lipstick cat-eye-black-prada-sunglasses pink-peonies-fashion-blog spring-outfit-ideas current-elliott-distressed-denim black-cat-eye-prada-sunglasses current-elliott-distressed-denim-shopbop theory-white-blazer-nordstromBlazer: Theory (similar style) | Top: All Saints, no longer available (similar style) | Bottoms: Current Elliott | Heels: J.Crew | Clutch: Saint Laurent (also here) | Glasses: Prada | Earrings: Nordstrom | Ring: KiraKira | Lips: YSL Rouge Pur Couture #

Happy Tuesday everyone! I wore this look over the weekend to celebrate Drew’s 29th birthday. I love to dress up on weekend nights, especially ones where we’re celebrating something special, like a birthday, but I also don’t like to be too overdressed. To avoid this, one of my favorite ways to style a look is to juxtapose pieces, pair casual items with dressy items. An embellished top, tailored blazer and /or heels paired with distressed denim jeans, like this ensemble, strike the perfect balance between laid back and dressed up. How do you give your dressy pieces a more laid back vibe?

xo, Rach

photos by Heather Telford

87 Comments

  1. This outfit is beautiful as always! I do the same thing when I want to dress up but not too much. I also combine a dress and add a fitted denim jacket to bring the dress to a more casual vibe. Who takes your pictures?? And what kind of equipment do you use? They are always beautiful, aside from the fact that you are beautiful too!
    Regards,
    Graciela

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  2. Yes, yes, and yes! I absolutely love that blazer! I have a similar one from Alice and Olivia that I wear all the time. So chic!

  3. Rachel I love this look. The sequins are just perfect, and the blazer being white makes it still feel like a summer outfit. I am definitely a fan:) My go to for a dressy laid back look is adding that dressy feel with amazing accessories. Sometimes an outfit just needs a little sparkle. Like you did with this super cute top!!! Love it. Hope you have a great day!!!!
    ~Angela
    http://www.prettyinherpearls.com

  4. Rachel,

    You are the absolute cutest!!! We love following your blog and are probably your #1 fans! We’d love it if you checked out our blog, we are just starting out.

    Xx

    Devin & Emily

  5. The juxtaposition of casual and dressy clothes is my absolute favorite way to style! I am loving this look! Your skinny distressed jeans are perfect!! The white blazer is so chic!! Always gorgeous.

  6. Love your outfit! I’ve tended to shy away from sequins for spring/summer (they just seem more winter-y to me), but you nailed this look. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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