Minimalists, brace yourselves – eclectic embellishments are upon us and I could not be happier! We first noticed the popularity of this trend all over the Spring 2016 runway shows from the big players like Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Gucci and Prada. Generally we gravitate toward embellishments when putting together an ensemble for a special occasion or going out… now it’s time to take the party to your day job.

The trick here is to make a statement without being over-the-top. Down play certain elements to bring out the bling! Obviously I could wear these Ungaro crystal-embellished jeans with pumps for a night on the town, but I wanted to take it to the streets. To do this, I wore a simple silk blouse by Frame and my new Adidas Superstars. It may not translate through these images, but this Frame top picks up a light metallic-purple hue when hitting the sunlight at a certain angle. This unique detail is more prevalent when I wear these new mirrored sunnies by local NOLA designer, KREW du Optic.

Also – is it just me or is fashion becoming the new form of self-defense? A simple hip-thrust could send someone straight to the hospital in these jeans!

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