Embellish a little…

target fall style embellishment

We all embellish a little from time to time. Me? I’m always a sucker for a little dash of sparkle (hello, pretty) or a well placed zipper. Even better when mixed with a prim and proper pattern (like these jacquard pants) or a well tailored jacket (like this super affordable one — another fantabulous Target find!). The stud embellishment trend has been big for a while, and looks like it’s here to stay. At times, I feel like I could take it or leave it, though I think these studded jeans and these studded ankle boots are a definite TAKE TAKE TAKE. What about you? Along with tailoring and lots of black and white goodness, Target’s got a few other embellished tricks up their sleeve this fall (classics like quilting details and chinoiserie patterns included).

As for additional embellishments: I’ve been on national television three times in my life, I’ve exchanged numbers with a professional athlete, and I’ve crowd surfed at a concert — twice. Guess which one is an embellishment? Actually, that’s really fun. Dare you to share yours in the comments — I’d love to guess about what you’re embellishing!!


Zippers: 1. Jacket | 2. Pants | 3. Booties

Sparkle: 1. Purple Necklace | 2. Green Necklace |  3. Sequin Pants | 4. Rhinestone Flats

Studs: 1. Studded Jeans | 2. Sandals | 3. Backpack




The Full Disclosure: For writing this post, compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. All opinions herein are my own, as are the short anecdotes — or, at least the two that aren’t embellishments. :)

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  1. 10.1.13
    Lindsey said:

    That jacket has a great cut. And the zippers add a little moto to the look. Love.

  2. 10.1.13
    Alexa said:

    Beautiful. Love those strappy shoes!

  3. 10.1.13

    !! this post! love-it.

  4. 10.1.13
    Ashley said:

    Mmm studs and zippers. So punk rock but done tastefully here. Great picks, lady!

    Xo Ashley

  5. 10.1.13
    Kristina said:

    Love those shoes in the sparkle section! And I can’t guess the embellishment – maybe crowd surfing?

    Kristina does the Internets

  6. 10.1.13

    The rhinestone flats… to die for!

  7. 10.1.13
    Kimberly said:

    Obsessed with those zippered booties and the sequin pants…yes please!


  8. 10.1.13
    dana said:

    ugh – those sequin pants are incredible. I saw them when they first came out, but I think they’re a little much for me to pull off. they are SO cool though!


    • 10.1.13
      Victoria McGinley said:

      For me too, they’re a total daydream piece. I don’t think I could pull them off!

  9. 10.1.13
    Janel said:

    Haha LOVED this game at camp. Can you guess? My dad was in the army; I’ve also exchanged numbers with a professional athlete; I’ve been called on stage on a concert…

    I’m into the zippers and those baroque-style pants!

    • 10.1.13
      Victoria McGinley said:

      Hmm…dad in the army? Only because it seems like it’s the most ubiquitous (even though it’s not!).

  10. 10.2.13

    I love everything about this post! Can’t believe those shoes are only $99…I expected them to be way more.
    — Angelica

  11. 10.2.13

    Those boots are fabulous!