Those Little Details

Casual Blazer Lace Top Glasses

This year has really been a practice in impulse control around Trophy Boutique headquarters. In January I began my ill-fated resolution to not buy anything new save for accessories, stopped shopping at Forever 21, and spent a lot of time exploring Austin’s thrift and vintage stores. I fell off the wagon sometime around April, when I caved in and got some skinny cargo pants at Target. But I still refused to enter Forever 21, and have only done so when it’s a last resort. This blazer was a last resort, for instance having scoured the racks of every shop in town before deciding a $20 blazer was the best I was gonna do…

The main thing I have discovered is that the little details of outfits are sometimes more important (and often less expensive) than the individual pieces. A necklace can change a whole look, the kind of glasses you wear can say something about your personality, and a pair leopard print socks can take you from a day at work to a Friday night out without much effort. So for the second half of my impulse-controlled year, I’m choosing to focus on little details. So far, this has already been helping me see more possibilities in my clients‘ wardrobes, and saves them some money too (socks are way cheaper than entire outfits)!

What’s your favorite outfit-changing accessory?

Casual Blazer Lace Top Glasses

Blazer, top: Forever 21, Jeans: JBrand, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, Socks: Urban Outfitters, Glasses: Tortoise&Blonde

Casual Blazer Lace Top GlassesCasual Blazer Lace Top Glasses

October 6, 2011

9 Responses to Those Little Details

  1. laura says:

    I’ve seen this blazer in a lot of blogger posts lately! It’s really something!!! My favorite outfit-changing accessory are my specs! They instantly make whatever I’m wearing a little more geeky :)

  2. Lyddiegal says:

    I think the blazer was a pretty good buy, even if you did have to step foot in your least favorite store, and I recently thrifted one for the same cost!
    But I think we can agree that it’s a great item for an outfits foundation.

    My fave look changer is a statement necklace!

  3. cute blazer. really love the color on you. I try my best not to shop at F21 but its so hard. You just cant beat their prices.

  4. Jennifer K. says:

    Definitely glasses and/or a scarf : )

  5. Rlutz says:

    Those shoes are fabulous! I think a necklace can totally make an outfit!!

  6. Lydia says:

    Shoes for me – I can’t really settle on an outfit until I know that there’s a pair of shoes that will make it pop. And I love these, by the way. Perfect with the socks!

    Lydia x

  7. the silver lining in the horrible nashville floods last year was it wiped out the forever 21 near me so to get to one now i have to drive about an 45- 60 mins. Its helped my wallet alot

  8. joann connor says:

    Hey Laurel! I love your clothing, but the glasses are too big for your beautiful face….

  9. Jamie Rose says:

    Ah those boots are so cool! I especially adore the leopard print socks you paired with them!

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