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I was never really a big sequins girl. I always avoided them. If anything they were reserved only for New Years. Someone like me, who grew up around sparkly Pitkin Ave West Indians and basically lives in menswear pieces and oxfords, is prone to finding sequins almost childlike and frivolous. Recently however, I’ve been recognizing that the very things I dismissed were not because they were really that awful, but because I shied away from finding ways to make them work for me. Sequins are so much fun! Normally I wouldn’t pair them together at risk of doing too much, but for some reason these two pieces worked. The blouse believe it or not is actually the J Crew skirt from my Geometric Sparkle post. The blazer was a gift from my mom a couple years ago and until recently I hadn’t really experimented with it! I wore a chambray blouse underneath it for a happy hour the other day and it was darling. The best part of a piece of clothing with sequins is that it does the work of dressing up for you. Even if it’s a simple blouse or sweater, just a touch of the added sparkle will spruce up any outfit!
Don’t be afraid of the kooky stuff. Challenge yourself to step outside the box. We all know friday is really anything but casual. Whether your braving Nemo, taking in the strong midwest breeze, or basking in the sunlight, go a little crazy. Layer lace, prints, even the same colors! In the spirit of fashion week do something just for you. It is the weekend after all.
Skirt doubling as blouse: J Crew | Blazer: Lil | Cropped Pants: The Limited | Shoes: Talbots | Necklace: Francesca’s Collection
Weekend send off:
- It’s NY FASHION WEEK! So far my FAVORITE collections are….::drum roll:: Chadwick Bell. and the adorable duo Costello Tagliapietra! Check them out! A more in depth follow up post to come this weekend!
- I’m lusting all over this Hibiscus shirtdress from Anthropologie. You could do so much with it! #isitspringyet? And if this Jardem Lace Dress isn’t festive temptation I don’t know what is. Ok ok last Anthropologie obsession.
- Celebrate how feminine V-day is and have an adorably girly get together.
- Sometimes I forget it’s still freezing in parts of the country. Alexa Chung makes her coat her statement. Complete girl crush aside, this look is perfection!