Shopping With Andra. Embellish Much?

July 31, 2008 • Shopping


Andra Naylor for Second City Style Magazine

I love it when people say they might have embellished something
instead of just admitting they were exaggerating. But whereas
exaggeration implies something that’s overstated, embellishment actually implies understated details.

Embellishment can transform a dress from beautiful to stunning, it
can pull an outfit together, and it certainly makes your look more
memorable. But remember — a little embellishment goes a long way, so
either wear it with classic accessories or vice versa, but not both.

This entire column was inspired by one simple embellishment – a fan pleat on the high neck of an almond silk dress by 3.1 Phillip Lim   complemented with sparkling Swarovski crystals on the skirt ($750 on

Karta’s sweet dresses and tops
are finished with the label’s signature mod beading, in this case a
luxe bloom and leaves on a 3/4 sleeve black and white print dress ($303

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