Hello, dear reader. Today I’m once again sharing an all neutrals look…for a good reason. I intentionally kept this outfit pared back and oh so simple so that we could see how a few dazzling accessories could elevate the simplest outfit to party-ready.
I could have worn one of my bright colored tank tops just like this black one or the white one I shared in yesterday’s video. But I intentionally chose more of a blank canvas with my white ankle jeans and black tank so that we could more easily see how accessories alone elevate this look.
While I love this black tank (I’m wearing a medium or Chico’s 1, but I wish I’d gotten the 0) and consider my white denim jeggings to be summer wardrobe essentials, this post is all about the accessories. (I’m wearing an 8 in the white denim jeggings, TTS.)
I think it’s important to know how to take the most basic look and elevate it with a few accessories. Why? Because when we travel we want to keep fashion beautiful, but easy. And even when we’re home, it’s nice to be able to just switch out our shoes and jewelry before heading out to a nice dinner.
Plus, at this point in life, I just love the effortless style of a woman who looks completely comfortable and at ease in what she’s wearing, but she also looks oh so chic and sophisticated. There’s nothing beautiful about fussy or uncomfortable clothing. So I like the idea of heading out to a special occasion dinner or gathering in something as simple and comfortable as jeans and a tee or tank, but still turning heads as you walk in the door.
So for my party-ready look I just added some of my prettiest jewelry, even adding the sparkling dinner ring I bought for my son’s wedding. My ring is no longer available, but this one, while different in style, is similar in price and effect. My bracelets are also from last season, but you can find many comparable ones here. I especially love this crystal cutout hinge bangle.
I do wear this customized Elisa mutli strand necklace for everyday, but the pretty gold chains and black drusy stones make it modern and elegant enough for a special occasion, too. Likewise, I frequently wear my Veronica hoop earrings, but the iridescent crystals really add brightness to the face…perfect for candlelight dinners!
Finally, let’s talk about these shoes. These aren’t just flip flops. These Brighton Bowie flip flops are party shoes! Aren’t they just darling??? Brighton generously sent them to me recently to share with you. And I’ll admit, when they initially offered them, I was a little skeptical. But it turned out these Brighton Bowie flip flops are truly darling and comfortable. And they really elevate a simple jeans and tank to party-ready.
Here’s a little shopping widget with some other fun and flirty flip flops from Brighton, too. (Brighton did gift me my flip flops, but the opinions expressed are my own and genuine. I was under no obligation to share these shoes with you.)
By the way, a couple of other little touches that can really elevate an ordinary outfit to party-ready include pretty nails and false eyelashes. Can you tell I have them on??? The lashes, that is! Would you like for me to share how to apply them sometime?
I hope you enjoyed today’s post. I really love how a few sparkling accessories and flourishing touches can elevate the simplest outfit to party-ready. What do you think?
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It’s okay to wrestle, you know? That is, it’s okay to wrestle with concepts, current events, relationship dynamics, and even biblical precepts. Jacob wrestled with God and he left the wrestling match forever changed and blessed. God does not mind us working things out in our minds, thinking deeply on His truths.
And I’ve found lately that I need to spend some time mulling things over before I try to formulate my position on current events. Otherwise, I’m standing on shaky ground at best. But when we wrestle with things, we’re wise to lean into the one thing we know to be stable and steadfast…God’s Word. Are you thinking through things with God’s Word or apart from it?
The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. ~ Psalm 119:130