Attention to Detail
“The details are not the details, they make the design.”
I completely subscribe to this famous quote from Charles Eames (he’s the designer of the legendary office chair). Attention to detail is precisely what sets things apart in all manner of life. Whether it’s a beautifully set dining table with personalized place settings, a handwritten note from a friend who remembered a special occasion in your life, muddling fresh mint for a mojito, a beautifully organized bookshelf or the perfect shade of nail polish. In my book, attention to detail is transformative. Details take something from ordinary to stylish. My blog’s tagline “Elevate your style” is not a fleeting idea. It is a philosophy that I’m passionate about.
| For my readers living outside CT, this is very “Connecticut” style |
I strive to continually evolve my fashion aesthetic, and as I am learning I want to pass along little tips to help inspire you. Since launching my blog, I’ve become more conscious about what to look for when buying clothes. Take the London Times seersucker dress that I am blogging about today as an example. A shift dress like this is designed to be very simple, but the dress without the crochet detail would be unremarkable. I love how the crochet detail runs from the neckline to the hem which causes your eyes to focus on the middle. The band is instantly slimming in addition to creating the illusion of height (although at 5’9″ I probably don’t need any help in that department). When thinking about what shoes to wear with this dress, I picked a pair of wedges with a leather braid t-strap that mimics the same “down the front” pattern as the dress. To finish it off, I accessorized with white pearls to play up the circles in the crochet pattern and make the white pop. This is how attention to detail can subtly pull an entire look together. It looks good, but you can’t pinpoint why until to develop an eye for it. I hope that you found this tip helpful, now go rock that dress.
Attention to Detail
London Times seersucker shift is on sale for $49.99 (yay!) and the dress is available in lots of sizes from 4 to 16, click here to shop.
| Detail of the crochet |
| The leather braid running up the front of the shoe reflects on crochet detail running up the dress |
| A vintage multi-strand pearl cuff reflects back to the circles in the crochet detail |
| An oversized pearl cocktail ring contains one large center pearl surrounded by smaller pearls |
Attention to detail