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Embroidered Blouse

One of the biggest trends this Spring is embroidery and pleated maxi skirt.





One of the biggest trends this Spring is embroidery and pleated maxi skirt.

One of the biggest trends this Spring is embroidery and pleated maxi skirt.

One of the biggest trends this Spring is embroidery and pleated maxi skirt.

One of the biggest trends this Spring is embroidery and pleated maxi skirt.

One of the biggest trends this Spring is embroidery and pleated maxi skirt.

One of the biggest trends this Spring is embroidery and pleated maxi skirt.

One of the biggest trends this Spring is embroidery and pleated maxi skirt.

How to style spring's biggest trend.

How to style spring's biggest trend.

How to style spring's biggest trend.

How to style spring's biggest trend.

How to style spring's biggest trend.

How to style spring's biggest trend.

How to style spring's biggest trend.
Embroidered Blouse: Asos ($32)
Pleated Maxi Skirt: Marsymo, similar here (more options below)
Sandals: Loft (old), similar here
Headband: Anthropologie
Sunglasses: c/o Zenni Optical
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Apparently I am in the mood of talking about Spring trends on the blog lately because today’s post I want to talk about the embroidery trend. This trend did not have to do much to convince me, unlike the velvet trend. I immediately loved this trend! Embroidery could not be more appropriate for Spring. I associate embroidery with floral-like prints or maybe I gravitate towards florals and hence why I’m seeing only floral embroideries. I do love florals! I love how I’m seeing embroidery on jackets, jeans, dresses, skirts, and tops

How I Wear Embroidery

When I saw this mesh embroidered ruffle blouse, I knew I had to have it. For only $32, it was a steal. The fabric is very lightweight and I find the ruffles and the flutter sleeves to be darling. Plus, I love how the embroidery detail isn’t over the top which makes this blouse so versatile (looks great with skinny ankle jeans and espadrilles wedges, am I right?).

For some reason, I had an itch to create a dramatic outfit post and wanted to be at the lakefront (the weather was too beautiful to not be at the lake). Well the joke was on me because it was so windy. I had a hard time taming my hair, the ruffles, and maxi skirt!  It definitely did not work out the way I pictured – FAIL. There’s a reason why they call it the Windy City!  Does anybody know the real reason why Chicago is called the Windy City? Many people don’t know, but a Chicagoan definitely knows. Curious to hear what you guys think!

Anyway, back to this outfit. Aside from trying to create a dramatic outfit, I really like how the green maxi skirt brings out the embroidery. All together, the outfit creates a beautiful silhouette. I scored this pleated maxi skirt at a local Chicago boutique, but there are several maxi skirts that are identical to the one I am wearing. I’ve shared them below.



What are your thoughts on embroidery? Did any of you plan an outfit shoot that didn’t work out as you envisioned it? Love to hear your stories!

P.S. If you haven't heard yet, there's a giveaway currently running and it will end on 4/29. Head to this post for more details and a chance to win! 

xo RD

71 comments:

  1. This caught My eye big time! What a lovely shade of green, beautiful skirt and I am all about the embroidery top! It was the perfect touch and this is the most beautiful outfit and such a gorgeous girl! I love it!

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    1. Thank you Andrea! That skirt was also another favorite purchase of mine and you can't go wrong with embroidery!

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  2. Such a pretty blouse! Love these photos!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  3. So pretty, babe! And that skirt is the most gorgeous shade of green

    Enclothed Cognition

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  4. How pretty is that embroidered top?! I love this trend, and it looks great on you with that green!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  5. Rachel, YOU LOOK SO AMAZING! Love the green pleated skirt! SO pretty for words!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  6. THAT TOP!! Love it! and the skirt is to die for! i like the colour <3

    marisa
    summer in march

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  7. I think you've created an outfit that is dramatic in all the right ways! The maxi skirt in that beautiful green colour matches your embroidered top beautifully! Love it!

    x
    Shloka
    http:/thesilksneaker.com

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  8. You are seriously killing it lately! I love all of these bright colors. I was a little hesitant on the embroidered trend at first but just ordered an embroidered blouse:)

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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    1. Aw thank you so much Heidi! Love your style!

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  9. I love your embroidered blouse! You look so stunning Rach.
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

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  10. So cute! I love the structure of the pleats mixed with the softness of the ruffles. Love how you styled your hair too! xo

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  11. Love your style!Great outit:-)

    http://www.lostindaydreams.com/

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  12. Second embroidered look I've seen today! I have a few tops, but they aren't quite fitting over the bump anymore. (;

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    1. I'm sure you will be able to fit back in as soon as the baby is born!

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  13. I didn't know you lived in Chicago. Though it has been very windy here in MI lately too. Love your new top and skirt. Both are so gorgeous together, I don't even know where to look at, first lol. I am about to take the plunge and order a bunch of embroidery items at SheIn as I am typing this lol.


    Welcome by tomorrow and every Thursday and linkup your gorgeous style with me. Thanks, Ada. =)

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    1. Oh I didn't know you live in MI. I think it is the lake effect that is giving us all the wind! Sounds like you will be scoring some awesome stuff!

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  14. You look wonderful! In love with the pleated skirt.

    xx, Cinthy Kwok

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  15. I love the embroidery trend, and I really love how you styled this outfit! The blouse is gorgeous, and that skirt just flows so beautifully!

    http://roadesque.com
    http://ourruins.com

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  16. Such a cute outfit and pictures!! I need those shoes!

    https://www.alexisdezayas.wordpress.com

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  17. This embroidered blouse is styled to perfection, and I love your little head band.

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  18. Great post dear, thanks for sharing
    bisous
    http://gallech.blogspot.com

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  19. You look wonderful! Gotta love good maxi skirts and that blouse is lovely.

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. GOSH girl you are stunning and so is that outfit!! :) BEAUTIFUL.


    http://lizziesjourney.com

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  21. I really want a pleated skirt. Waiting to get a good bargain though :)

    https://anaturellecraving.blogspot.sg/

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    1. I have linked several skirts for around $30. Hopefully one of those work out!

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  22. I love the whole look!! Specially your skirt!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: BEST BEAUTY TIP
    DON'T MISS: MY LAST CALIFORNIA ROAD TRIP & VIDEO

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  23. Loving this green on you! Stunning!
    Xo, Elizabeth
    http://stripesandsolitaires.com

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  24. That skirt is giving me life! The color and length is perfect!

    Agnes x

    BlvckBee.Com

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  25. Looking so beautiful in this dress :)
    Please see Liligal Coupon

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  26. Wow, absolutely awesome outfit, lovely colors too, I love it. Thank you for sharing, you look stunning!!!

    xxx

    www.bridesonamission.com

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  27. Love that embroidered top on you. And 32$ is a steal.

    Jessica xo
    the way to my Hart

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  28. So pretty in green, lady! And digging the headbands- too cute!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  29. That skirt looks absolutely amazing on you!
    You are so gorgeous my dear :D
    I love all the photographs
    Kiss
    xx

    https://thathappymess.com/

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  30. I love this outfit Rach! The embroidery with the pleated skirt is perfect! xo Bryn www.waketonroad.com

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  31. Love this outfit! So elegant and beautiful! You look incredible!!

    www.georginahart.co.uk

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  32. I can't stop wearing embroidery right now. I really want a pair of embroidered jeans!

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

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  33. Your blouse is amazing! I really love that green skirt it is such a beautiful hue x :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/04/dear-couture-mothers-day-advice.html

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  34. Love this entire look! I just received a skirt that is identical to this one, but entirely too long for me. Once I have it hemmed I need to style it with a pretty embroidered blouse like you did.

    Jennie
    Come join my Fabulous Friday Link-Up each week!
    A Pocketful of Polka Dots

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  35. I love embroidered clothes! The green skirt is such a pretty color too. I love how bold it is.

    Kim | Simply Lovebirds

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