Studded Details

In addition to leather and printed pants, studded details are ruling every aspect of my closet this season.

Last week while shoe shopping, I was impressed with  both the collections from INC and Truth or Dare by Madonna, but these caught and held my wandering eye. They’ve got to be the most comfortable pair of pumps I own. I walked (strutted) around all day in these responding on autopilot, saying, “Macy’s. Right? Who knew?” … Or so it seemed.

Like other fashion trends, too much of a good thing can be overkill, so pick one or two items you want to rock your studs on. Pair down the rest of your outfit with neutrals and basics, so that your stud’liness can speak for itself.

Two of my girlfriends, Diana and Joleen, came along to snap these pics. Joleen took the ones above, while D took this one. That’s what’s really going on when we’re shooting detail shots.

 *Wearing: Rachel Roy studded blazer, DKNY sweater, INC leggings, Truth of Dare by Madonna studded pumps c/o Macy’s via Glam, Coach penny shoulder bag


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  • Amy

    I would love to see your shoe closet. You always have the best ones!


    • Haha, oh geez. Perhaps that’s a good idea for an upcoming post!

      Thanks so much, Amy. 🙂

  • This ENTIRE look is everything. I love your blazer, your pumps, that Coach bag, everything! I’m with Amy up there, I’d love to see a closet tour, you always have the cutest things 🙂

  • I think I gasped when I saw the shoe close-up!! I would give one of my arms to rock those pants and shoes, girl. You look awesome!

  • LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit! Those shoes, AHH! I am so in love! You know how to rock some statement heels, girl 😉


    • Thanks, girl! You know me and a statement pump, lol.

      It’s always my “toned down” looks that get the highest amount of positive feedback. Perhaps I need to tone my color blocking down…

      Who am I kidding? 😉

  • Lauren

    Love your blog, dear. However, the third picture down is showing quite a bit more of you than you probably realized, just fyi…

    • Ah, I saw what you were talking about. Good lookin’ out, Lauren! Thanks for stopping by!

  • First pic = babe.

    Give me those pants.

    Allie at

  • those shoes are completely perfect! I have a studded pump coming up on my blog this week!!! Clearly a must have trend!

    xo Jackie

    • It’s always about the shoes 🙂 I can’t wait to check out your piece! *Staying tuned.*

  • Rachel Roy has the most AMAZING clothes! Love the blazer and your blog!

    • TOTALLY! Where have I been? I am absolutely obsessed with her collections for Macy’s. Blown away! xx

  • Had to check out your blog after seeing this look on ig – LOVE the shoes – the whole look is fantastic!


  • LOVED the pants and the shoes so much!! 🙂 your outfits are always amazing!! xx

    • OMG, thank you so much! That’s really sweet of you to say. Thanks for making me smile! x

  • I would love to own that jacket, those pumps, & that Coach bag! Adorable! 🙂

    xo Michelle Fierce & Fashionable

    • The jacket + pumps are my favorite new pieces. And everything at Macy’s is usually on sale (Coach is excluded from this, unfortch), so shop online and shop often!!! xoxo

      • Love the Macy’s sales! Just bought some new items (in store) yesterday! Checking it out online now 🙂

  • Great outfit, your pants are phenomenal! I also love the blazer, it’s really neat 🙂 xoxo

    • Thank you, Johanna! These leggings are seriously so comfortable. Macy’s had a ton of different options, too; I may go back for an animal-print pair!

  • My birthday is coming up on the 28th – I think those shoes MUST be a part of the outfit! Thanks for the find! 🙂

  • I love the simplicity in which you styled this outfit! It all focuses on the edgy details, which I love! Its so easy to overdo it with accessories, but you really did a great job of balancing the whole look.

  • Absolutely love everything about this look! Great details. xo

    • Thanks, Maria! It’s odd that I’m in a fully neutral outfit, but I love the focus on each of the different textures and embellishments 🙂

  • This outfit is sick!! Love the subtle same-color studded details. Strange to see you in an all neutral outfit, but I dig it. 😉


    • Um, you know me SO well — I just commented above that I don’t often wear solely neutrals. Miss you!


    • Thank you Cramel! Madonna for Macy’s – who knew, right? 🙂

  • Um I love this outfit, amazing! The texture on the pants, the jacket, the shoes. Wow.

    • Thank youuu! I know, these PANTS! I can’t get enough. I’m all about mixing textures this season. Gotta stay warm somehow and I *still* refuse to bust out my calf-length winter jacket!

  • This look is perfection. Those shoulder studs rock my world.

    • Coming from you, my love, that’s a freakin’ serious compliment. Thank you! Hope to run into you very soon!

  • I still can’t get over those heels! THEY.ARE.SICK. !!! I love studded details on a bag or blazer (love yours above), but on shoes?! Studded detail is never more striking or AWESOME than on a great pair of heels! 🙂

    xo, Stephanie 🙂

    • Lol! You’re so sweet. Thanks, doll! You know we’re on the same page… Love me a good statement pump.

  • Brenda

    What color is your coach penny bag in?! I’ve been searching for a nice dark red, and I thought I saw one similar to yours in bloomingdales but the red looked much duller. Yours is so gorgeous!

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