Monday, November 28, 2011

Nurture Yourself - Sparkle With Sequins This Holiday

R&eM Sequin Envelope Clutch, $78, available at Macys.

Let me be frank.  I'm someone who thinks sequins are appropriate 365 days of the year, and I find that they are always one of my go-to pieces when I am in a fashion rut.  There is just something about walking out the door with sparkles that puts a spring in my step.  I think it might be the simple fact that sequins are just, well, FABULOUS!  Most of my favorite sequin pieces are vintage and yesterday while shopping at one of my favorite vintage shops in Long Beach, I found four amazing options:

All items available at Inretrospect, Long Beach. 

So, in honor of cyber-Monday, I think its time to pick out your holiday go-to piece that will separate you from all the other guests at the next cocktail party.  There is no doubt that EVERYONE needs a little sparkle in their closet!  Here are some online options that I love:

These two dresses are serious show stoppers.  The first is a classic sailor stripe updated in a truly chic way.  Jules dress in sequin stripe, $495, available at J.Crew.  The second shows more skin, but the tulle adds another beautiful layer to the hem and gives it a young and fresh vibe. Tulle Dress with Sequins, $89.90, available at Zara.

Here is a good starting point if you are a sequin rookie - a long sleeve cardigan with two small sequin lapels is a great substitute for a coat or shawl. Sequin shall-collar cardigan, $99.00, available at J.Crew.
This is another understated sweater that is still basic enough to go with everything in your closet.  Knitted Sequin Yoke Jumper, $98 available at TopShop.

A gorgeous take on a black pencil skirt, paring this with a simple top (white would be fantastic!) really makes the skirt shine. Sequined skirt, $49.90, available at Zara.

The saying go big or go home comes to mind and this gorgeous blazer is on my holiday wish list. Short sequined jacket, $129, available at Zara.

For those who are still a little gun shy, these simple flats make an understated statement.  Kriss sequin flat, $59.98, available at Steve Madden.

If you still aren't ready to bedazzle your closet, think about adding a little glitz to your living room with these sparkling beauties. Bliss Living Home Mendoza Pillow, $85, available at Nordstrom.


Theresa / InspirationCOOP said...

That sequin, pencil skirt from Zara for under $50 is a beauty. That's a great find. Thanks for sharing. Need to find out which vintage shop in LB because you discovered some lovely items.

California Chic said...

The vintage shop is called inretrospect and is on 4th street in the retro row area, across the street from the theater.

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