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Shawna Nadelman is a Gemini vegetarian who enjoys long walks on the beach and curling up on the couch to take in the latest episode of, well anything on Bravo. The staff at Trader Joe’s (the Encinitas location) know her by name. She can spout off almost any celebrity’s dating history, refer to Friends episodes in daily conversation and would give anything to marry a man like Coach Eric Taylor (of Friday Night Lights). She’s never met a ruffle, oversized flower or horizontal stripe that she didn't love and though her entire wardrobe hails from J.Crew and Anthropologie, she'll never buy an item at full price (momma loves a good sale!). Sure, some may argue she's the whitest gal they know, but (surprise!) she's fluent in Spanish and left a part of her heart in Madrid, Spain after a summer abroad in college. Her family is her everything and she certainly does not deserve her friends. Left to her own devices, she could probably finish off a jar of peanut/almond butter in one sitting.

Spring 2013 Trend: Ruffles

As a self-proclaimed girly-girl, this season’s trend of ruffles has me smiling from ear to ear. Paris Fashion Week showcased spring designs from Gucci, Balenciaga and Chloéwhose collections were full of frill.

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2013 | (Photo credit: Glamour)

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2013 | (Photo credit: Glamour)

And at Sunday’s SAG Awards, there was no shortage of ruffles on the red carpet as both Rose Byrne and E! Entertainment host Giuliana Rancic showed off the feminine detail in their gowns.

Rose Byrne in Valentino at 2013 SAG Awards | (Photo credit: Because I'm Fabulous)

Rose Byrne in Valentino at 2013 SAG Awards | (Photo credit: Because I’m Fabulous)

Guilana Rancic in Max Azria at 2013 SAG Awards

Guiliana Rancic in Max Azria at 2013 SAG Awards | (Photo credit: Eonline)

A girly girl myself, I’m quite enthused that this feminine detail will be making its way onto garments this spring. Whether it’s a ruffled shoulder on a ethereal blouse or a wave-like design in a skirt, don’t let the ruffle get lost in the shuffle this spring! Incorporate the trend with any of these options:

Tuck a ruffle blouse into a sleek pencil skirt for a lady-like and office-appropriate ensemble, or let your top hang loose over a pair of hip-hugging denim.

Mod Cloth Ruffle Stuff Top | $34.99 | (Photo credit: Mod Cloth)

Mod Cloth Ruffle Stuff Top | $34.99 | (Photo credit: Mod Cloth)

Ann Taylor Crepe Ruffle Top | $39.99 | (Photo credit: Ann Taylor)

Ann Taylor Crepe Ruffle Top | $39.99 | (Photo credit: Ann Taylor)

RED Valentino Ruffle Sleeve Top | $395 | (Photo credit: Nordstrom)

RED Valentino Ruffle Sleeve Top | $395 | (Photo credit: Nordstrom)

Halston Heritage Ruffle Detail Cotton Top | $295 | (Photo credit: Nordstrom)

Halston Heritage Ruffle Detail Cotton Top | $295 | (Photo credit: Nordstrom)

Bebe Two Tone Ruffle Front Blouse | $79 | (Photo credit: Amazon)

Bebe Two Tone Ruffle Front Blouse | $79 | (Photo credit: Amazon)

Anthropologie Parted Ruffle Blouse | $78 | (Photo credit: Wanelo)

Anthropologie Parted Ruffle Blouse | $78 | (Photo credit: Wanelo)

Flirt your way into spring with a ruffle-detailed skirt or dress. Either option would be perfectly complemented by a pair of ribbon-tie espadrilles or ankle-strap sandals.

Anthropologie Carmen Ruffle Skirt | $198 | (Photo credit: Anthropologie)

Anthropologie Carmen Ruffle Skirt | $198 | (Photo credit: Anthropologie)

Lanvin Ruffle-Waist Skirt | $2270 | (Photo credit: Neiman Marcus)

Lanvin Ruffle-Waist Skirt | $2270 | (Photo credit: Neiman Marcus)

J.Crew Collection Scatter Dot Dress | $298 | (Photo credit: J.Crew)

J.Crew Collection Scatter Dot Dress | $298 | (Photo credit: J.Crew)

Ann Taylor Crinkle Crepe 3/4 Ruffle Sleeve Dress | $79.99 | (Photo credit: Ann Taylor)

Ann Taylor Crinkle Crepe 3/4 Ruffle Sleeve Dress | $79.99 | (Photo credit: Ann Taylor)

Kenzo Blue Ruffled Cottonjacquard Mini Dress | $735 | (Photo credit: Lyst)

Kenzo Blue Ruffled Cottonjacquard Mini Dress | $735 | (Photo credit: Lyst)

Anthropologie Banded Ruffles A-Line Dress | $228 | (Photo credit: Shopping Aol)

Anthropologie Banded Ruffles A-Line Dress | $228 | (Photo credit: Shopping Aol)

Valentino Red-Ruffle Sleeve Dress | $595 | (Photo credit: Neiman Marcus)

Valentino Red-Ruffle Sleeve Dress | $595 | (Photo credit: Neiman Marcus)

The frilly detail isn’t just reserved for clothing–ruffles have made their way onto footwear too.

Ruche Hilary Indie Ruffle Heels | $58.99 | (Photo credit: Shop Ruche)

Ruche Hilary Indie Ruffle Heels | $58.99 | (Photo credit: Shop Ruche)

Moschino Suede Open Toe Pumps | $850 | (Photo credit: Shopbop)

Moschino Suede Open Toe Pumps | $850 | (Photo credit: Shopbop)

Nicholas Kirkwood Ruffle Back Suede Platform Pumps | $950 | (Photo credit: Neiman Marcus)

Nicholas Kirkwood Ruffle Back Suede Platform Pumps | $950 | (Photo credit: Neiman Marcus)

Kates Spade New York Daive Ruffled Peep-toe Pump | $395 | (Photo credit: Bergdorf Goodman)

Kates Spade New York Daive Ruffled Peep-toe Pump | $395 | (Photo credit: Bergdorf Goodman)

Charlotte Olympia Dolly Platform Pump | $980 | (Photo credit: Shoe Snob)

Charlotte Olympia Dolly Platform Pump | $980 | (Photo credit: Shoe Snob)

Dressing like a lady has never looked so good! Embrace your feminine side and add a few ruffle details to your wardrobe this spring.

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