Thursday, December 6, 2012

Weekly Wishlist: A Little Sparkle

In college I had a lot of sparkly clothes in my wardrobe. When I graduated and stopped going to dance parties I got rid of a lot of my "going out" clothes. Gone are my sequined party dresses and glittery belts. As a result, I struggle when it comes to putting together outfits for events that require "cocktail" attire. I want to invest in some sparkly basics that can be remixed for formal events, or just for days when I feel like wearing a little something sparkly.

image via DSW.com
It's boot weather in Boston about 60% of the year, so these sparkly little booties would definitely come in handy. I can see them with a cocktail dress and some funky patterned tights for an event, or with opaque tights, a black pencil skirt and a sweater for the office. 

image via forever21.com
This color is listed as bronze on the website, but I think it looks more like a rose gold color. I'm a little obsessed with rose gold jewelry right now, so I love this little cropped jacket. I'd use it to dress up jeans and a tee.

image via Nordstrom.com
This dress isn't technically sparkly, but it's lacy and it's one of my favorite colors. It's sleeveless so it could be layered in cold weather or worn alone in warmer weather. There's also a 3/4 sleeve version if you don't like showing your arms.  I would style this dress with a sparkly blazer and pumps for an event, or with a cardigan and flats for the office. 


image via oldnavy.com
I love a braided belt, and this one is covered in pewter sequins! At $8 I'm strongly resisting the urge to order it for myself right now.

image via forever21.com

Quality at Forever 21 is always a gamble, but how beautiful and delicate is this skirt? The sequined arches give it an art deco vibe, which I love. I think it would look great with a simple black sweater.

Which is your favorite?


PS: I did some blog design changes yesterday with my limited tech abilities. What do you think?
 

25 comments:

  1. I LOVE the booties and that sequined F21 jacket! Get both!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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    1. Here's hoping some Christmas cash comes my way!

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  2. I just got a sequin blazer and I am SUPER excited about it :) Love those wedges too!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  3. I love the new blog design, I noticed it immediately! And I 100% support you getting those sparkly booties. I feel like you've been wanting new booties for awhile now and these are so you. Get them! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. I think I will send the link to my mom/ sister and tell them I want them for Christmas :)

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  4. I love the new blog design; I think you did a great job. I need to redesign mine but I know less than nothing about how to do that. Oh well. Love that F21 skirt - it so pretty. And the sparkly booties are great; I'm beginning to think I need some sparkly shoes too.

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you like it. I promise I know less than you! I did the banner in paint. Yes, paint. And the template is from blogger with a few tweaks.

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  5. a sequined braided belt? now that is a must buy!
    and those glitter wedges? i'd be all over that if I hadn't just gotten glitter booties.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  6. Oh my, I can't believe that skirt is from F21, it is drop dead gorgeous. (And here I've been looking for a scalloped hemmed skirt with sparkles...) I've seen some many cool variations of the sparkles booties lately, the more I see them, the more I want a pair!

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  7. The boots and scalloped sequin skirt are to die for! I think youll look great in that skirt!

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  8. Those wedge booties are cute and that lace skirt is gorgeous!!

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  9. The shoes are so cute!
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  10. Booties and skirt look amazing!
    Kisses
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

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  11. Awesome choice! You got a great taste, and your blog is really fun to read! Please check out my new post and tell me what you think, it means a lot to me :)

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  12. Lovely post!
    P.S. Your new blog design looks great :)

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  13. A little sparkle is good for everyone/everything!!

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  14. Cute picks! Loving that scalloped skirt!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  15. I just saw a comment of yours on another blog and liked your blog name. I so want to wear sparkles and basically have no idea how. That rose gold jacket? Must be mine. And yet I'd neeeeeeever know where to wear it. Woe! I know where I'd wear that scalloped skirt, though. A Christmas party in the Chrysler Building. Now to find someone who works there and needs a date . . .

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  16. I love that scalloped skirt! So cute and festive

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  17. I know where I'm going and l know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.Thankyou i really love it.........

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