Friday, January 14, 2011

The Great Sequin Dress Down

I don’t think it’s much of a secret that I adore sequins, rhinestones and all things that shine. But it can be tricky to incorporate sequins into your everyday wardrobe without looking like a lunatic or a Blanche Dubois for the modern day.

Solution: skinny jeans, a top with a peppering of sequins, and a blazer.






top: Ann Taylor / blazer: H&M

Here are some more shiny things to dazzle your eyes.







all images from my weheartit archive

28 comments:

Penny Dreadful said...

I LOVE this outfit on you. So elegant and classy. You look great in heels and a blazer x

Lauren RZ said...

I bought a pair of glitter heels for $5 at Wet Seal over 5 years ago. Before they were cool. Now I see Steve Madden and Michael Kors charging out the ass for the same shoes!!! Sad part is, my shoes were abducted 4 years ago.

Love that sequin tank!

~Lauren<3
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Grace said...

Love this outfit! Totally fab - and you dressed the tank down perfectly. Adore sequins.

xx grace
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Marie a la Mode said...

You look so sharp in this outfit! And I love your book case in the background : )

Fashion Limbo said...

I love anything that glitters, I'm terribly like a magpie :P
And yes, it is a tricky look to pull off during the day, otherwise I would wear them more.

Isabel said...

u look super chic!

Closet Fashionista said...

Love it! Yayyy for all things sparkly :D
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Roxy Te said...

I feel like such a disco ball in head to toe sequins so your look is just the perfect amount!!! Happy Weekend, love!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I am with you 100%! I don't even I even wear sequins because of some bad college experiences.. but I always think other bloggers do a great job of bringing outfits together.
I love this outfit! Perfect for day!

Bonnie said...

Girrrrrrrl, don't show me those Louboutins and expect me not to buy a pair on the Saks website that I am currently perusing! (That's more my fault than yours, but a compulsive shopper always needs someone else to blame.)

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Splendiferous Girls said...

WOW!!! love the outfit..it is wonderful...OH and those sparkly silver heals...Oh how I could use a pair of those..they say with a great pair of shoes you can concur anything...;-)

thanks for stopping by my blog today..;-)

sherry

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Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

AH I LOVE THE GLITTER. IT'S LIKE DISCO BALLS/PARTIES/KESHA IN CLOTHING FORM. WOOHHOOOO.

And you look super SHARP. Love the blazer - perfect fit!

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Pamela said...

Is that your library?! Are those bookshelves all yours?!?! ARE THEY?!?!?!

Gasp. Thud. I must leave now; I'm much too jealous. Good bye.

Call Me Ishmael

Courtney Erin said...

Most of the books are indeed mine (the shelves actually wrap all around the room and then into the living room (you can see about 1/3 of them here) - this is why I hate moving, most of the stuff to pack is books...

Sarah Beth said...

I love how you incorporated a little sparkle into this outfit! It can be tricky to wear shiny things without looking a little less then classy- but you do it beautifully. :)

Fashion Queen said...

I really love the photos.

Nnenna said...

Nice Courtney, I think that is a great way to incorporate sequins into day wear! Also, thanks again for the mention on twitter (I'm such a newb, I had to look up what #ff meant! haha)

Jessica said...

Awww, but I want to look like Blanche! She was all kinds of fab!

I do adore this outfit on you - the sequins are perfectly subtle and spot on for day.

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

hey, Blanche was great! and this is definitely the way to wear sequins. you look amazing. and what an awesome bookshelf!

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Collette Osuna said...

Fab way to wear those sparkly beauties for daywear...you look great....sooooo in love with the shoe pic!!!

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Jessica Weingarten said...
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Jessica Weingarten said...

That top is great! It's definitely a great way to incorporate a little sparkle into your daytime outfit without looking like a disco ball. I love the photos as well! I'm pretty sure that the gold version of those Louboutins were used in the Sex and the City 2 movie!

Thank you very, very much for your comment by the way. It really means so much to me as a writer! Hopefully I'll be working for one of those fashion magazines one day... ;) hahah

-Jess

The Owl's Closet said...

We are definitely on the same brainwave;) I can't get enough of shiny things and sequins even though it's way past the holidays hehe Thx for the beautiful inspiration! That skirt...le sigh! Have a great weekend, Courtney! -AB

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LyddieGal said...

i love striped sequins - and ahhhh those shoes!!!

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Leigh said...

i love your look! yiu dressed down those sequins really well!

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Miss Emma Kitty said...

I Really Love this look ! Dressing down sequins is one of my Favorite things. Those shoes Rock, where did you get them ?

DeLiz said...

great post! I love total black outfit and you look great!!!!! ♥ Take a peek at my little blog
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LiDì ^^

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Paola said...

fantastic!!!!


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