Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sparkle

I think I might be addicted to sequins and other things that sparkle. It’s what drew me to this jumper from F21 – which I’m delighted that I can dress up with a little cropped cardigan (again, involving some sparkle) and dress down by adding a long sleeved top underneath.









You gotta love versatility. I can top off both looks with my F21 wedge booties, which, considering how slippery and slushy it is here may not be smartest idea but danger is my middle name so what the hell.



This was actually the outfit that I wore to my abortive first chapter conference (the one that had to be rescheduled because of the snow) because I was semi-delirious and all jacked up on Dayquil and I thought to myself, “dammit, I just want to sparkle today while I get raked over the coals by my dissertation committee.” And you know what? I stand by my sequins-as-day-wear choices. Although as I write this I am ill again and jacked up on Dayquil…

33 comments:

Kristin said...

Sparkle is one of my very favorite things!!

Marie a la Mode said...

I adore your wedges! I hope you feel better soon.

Diana Mieczan said...

I love that cardi and the dress is truly adorable:) Love love love
Muah, sweetie

Miss Magpie said...

Hope you are feeling better soon.

laura said...

sparkles are key when trying to feel better. GAH! i am sick as well. which is just sooooo not convenient. this always happens this time of year when the season changes. i hope you feel better soon!

Isabel said...

ooh i love those wedges!

shari @ little blue deer said...

I agree...sparkles should make anyone feel better!

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Laura said...

Every girl needs a little sparkle! Love the cardi and the dress.

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

Sometimes fashion is hazardous to your health. LOL. I like the sparkle.

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Ashleigh said...

Dayquil will mess you up! Makes me loooopy :)
Yay sequins in day - 100% agree!

Closet Fashionista said...

I love the sweater!! Woohooo sequins! :D
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Bonnie said...

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways ...
You placed your wedges on top of a mountain of books.
You are always so sparkly.
You jack yourself up with Dayquil and don't apologize for it.
You attended your chapter conference while jacked up on said Dayquil.
The list goes on ...

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Jessica Weingarten said...

Aaah I love those wedges, very Alexander Wang! That dress is great too...daytime sparkle is always okay!

I hope that you feel better soon, it sucks that you're sick all over again :(

Kavery said...

The wedge perched on top of the books is priceless. Love the tunic.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I love an outfit that sparkles! ;)

That dress and cardi are ADORABLE. xoxo

Catita said...

that is such a cute dress and lovely wedges!

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So many books!
I'm jealous!

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Miss Emma Kitty said...

That jumper is Amazing !! I must say again that I Love those shoes. You look very smart and well put together.

Collette Osuna said...

Feel better hunnie...LOVE your hair today!! SO cute pinned back like that...you know Im a shiney, sparkly kinda girl....love the jumper:)

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Becca [Free Honey] said...

Oh la la I'm loving the dressed down version with the shirt underneath. I was actually in F21 today and I was struck by how little I liked everything. I thought maybe I had grown up (in the last month...) and grown out of F21 - I'm hoping it was just an off-visit, because I certainly like this jumper!

blorange dice said...

haha it's been slippery here, too. you are quite the risk-taker! (: looove those sequins. you always look so lovely in gray and black

LyddieGal said...

sequins and dayquil, just what the doctor ordered?
maybe i need some as well.
i love that you paired the cardigan with it as well!

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Jade "Purple" Brown said...

those wedges are so chic!

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Angga said...

Loving your dress!!! So in love!! seriously you should lose that cardigan and show off that sparkly detail in the neckline
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Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

i think you might be addicted to sequins, but that's not really a problem in my book. :) lovely shoes.

Katie said...

I love everything that sparkles :)

Nnenna said...

I agree- go sequins in the day!! Hope you feel better soon Courtney!

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Leia said...

I love sparkles!

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Fashion Limbo said...

im a sucker for sequins...I recently bought a black cardie covered in them. Love the shoes by the way, they may have a risky wedge but they do look quite comfy.

Susu Paris Chic said...

So You! The ingenious paring of sparkle and casual. The chic university look. A body with a shining mind.

I can totally picture you sipping coffee and enjoying the amplitude of books. How great it is to study, research and to learn!

Pop Champagne said...

I like the sequin cardigan, and lol I want sparkle everyday if I can get away with it!!

Sanny said...

I'm a sequin obsessed especially during the celebration seasons. That blue dress is so pretty! You are a genius (:

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