Thursday, January 6, 2011

January 6, 2011: Sparkle and Fade

Whoever said you shouldn't wear sequins in the office obviously never saw this shirt! I think it just screams "office appropriate amount of sparkle." In fact that's what it did when I was getting ready, it threw a little tantrum so I had to wear it! If only that went as well for me in real life but, I digress... It worked out for both of us (the shirt and I) since I have a belated Christmas dinner/gift exchange with my friend Alex immediately after work. What? We (Alex and I) made it just in time for the Epiphany, it's still the Christmas season. We (you and I) already know this top is an excellent choice for evening! It should have been a no brainer from the start. What do you wear when you need to hear from work to dinner/drinks/show?
  • Top: green t-shirt with sequins embellishment, Ellen Tracy via TJ Maxx/gift from Dad
  • Bottom: brown and orange tweed pencil skirt, LOFT
  • Shoes & Accessories: brown/black snake embossed ballet flats, Xhiliration for Target; purple tights, Duane Reade; mixed metal earrings, gift from my co-worker Natalia/ModCloth; brown Loeffler Randall bag, Target (same bag different color here)

Items from this outfit are previously seen here:


  1. Indeed that is the perfect amount of sparkle! I love the idea of adding just a bit of sparkle to a work outfit. We have to have some fun, right?

  2. Love your color combos!!! :)

  3. Love this. The shimmery stripes with the plaid and the purple tights. Oh how I love color.

    If I know I'm going out after work, I would likely wear something simple, like this really fantastic sexy black dress I have. It's very Joan Holloway. With a scarf, it's perfect for work. Without, it's perfect for making babies. ;)

  4. I have totally done "office sequins" before. Well, actually, i just threw on a blazer.
    Love that top and the purple tights.

  5. Office sequins are definitely a reality. You just have to do it with a lot of subtlety!

  6. Omg girl! You look smoking in this. The sequins look perfect against that structured skirt.

  7. Wee! Yay for sequins! I'm a big believer they are not only for nighttime. Fun look!

  8. sequins are so fun...i love adding a little everyday sparkle!!

  9. How cute! I am a firm believer that no matter what, sequins can ALWAYS be appropriate. And I love the combination of earthy tones and purple tights!


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