Dec 7, 2009

Sequins for the Holiday

I don't know if I should be happy or sad there are so many interesting brands at South Coast Plaza. Anyhoo, I visited the new Miu Miu boutique the other day and was bling-ed out by all the sequins bags and shoes in the store. Although I am not a super fan of sequin I must admit this trend is still super hot and will stay for a little while. I can't imagine using this sequin bag during daytime. It is very snazzy for an evening out though. Savvy Sis joked she would look so stylish at a play date. For day time, I can imagine using a small sequin pouch or clutch or even a large sequin tote with my casual jean look for lunch or just to run errands around town. Basically my day time sequin bag choice will not be too structured.
To be honest, I am not one of those gals who feel comfortable wearing an all bling bling outfit. Well, maybe when I was in my clubbing days. I feel a gal needs to be stick thin to wear an all sequins dress. I don't know about you, but I think sequins have the same effect on a gal as being on TV. They both will add that imaginary 10 pounds. Eeekkk....

left: ABS Sequin Sheer Dress $318 via Nordstrom
right: Herve Leger Sequin Dress $2070 via Saks
Nowadays, I prefer to have sequins accessories or a simple top. A bag, or a pair of shoes will add lots of snazzy style without the horizontal challenged look.

-Pink Tote via Kitson $68
-Black Sequins flats via Kitson $125
-Kate Spade gold sequin bow heels $375 via Nordstrom
-Free People black sequins convertible top $58 --- I love this top because it can be a top or a skirt. In my way of thinking, this top is $29 instead of $58 because the skirt is $29. We like multi-purpose pieces, 2 birds with one stone.
A shiny accessory will definitely add some personality and trend to a gal's wardrobe. I won't necessarily buy the latest fashion ready-to-wear but I will always pick up trendy accessories. It is so much more wallet friendly to buy accessories.

-Vera Wang gold sequin scarf $250 via Saks
-Juicy Couture sequin bib necklace $228 via Shopbop

Have you picked yourself some bling-bling sequin pieces yet?

PS Don't forget Marc Jacob earring giveaway on the right hand bar.

29 comments:

  1. I want the last necklace...WOW!


    X♥X♥

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  2. A sequin skirt for me or maybe a sequin necklace... can't go overboard with sequins.

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  3. Ooh the necklace - very nice! Surprisingly I haven't really bought any sequin pieces this season. This year we weren't doing presents but maybe the Mr. can get me a small sequin accessory - it's so festive and appropriate for the holidays!

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  4. I got two great sequined pieces in 2008: a gold dress http://wendybrandes.com/blog/2008/04/does-daddy-likey-plus-serious-stuff/ and black pants: http://wendybrandes.com/blog/2009/07/ashish-at-browns-and-other-sequined-stuff/

    I feel that I've done my bit though I don't rule anything else out.

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  5. The Kate Spade heels are my favorite. I love anything that shimmers and glitters, but I shy away from actually making sequined purchases. If I can't wear an item to work, then it doesn't really make sense for me to splurge on it. I need a more active cocktail-party life!

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  6. great finds... love the sparkels for the holidays!!

    xoxo Laura

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  7. yes i sure did! i found a vintage sequin dress, sequin skirt, and top in my mom's closet. of course not to be worn all at the same time ;) i can't wait to wear them!!!!

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  8. I’m a fan of the sequin trend, especially around the holidays when everything seems to sparkle and shimmer. The first Miu Miu bag looks divine and I love those Kate Spade heels. The Juicy Couture necklace is also very nice.

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  9. I never thought I would fall in love with sequins as much as I have. I want everything to be dazzled in sequins! :)

    xoxo
    Amy
    thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

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  10. That Miu Miu bag is amazing and I love the KS heels!! I would take any (and all!) of these pieces!

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  11. I'm loving sequins so much right now

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  12. ooh I love all of these sparkly things they're perfect for the holidays! The juicy couture necklace is gorgeous!

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  13. Alittle bit of glitz & shimmer-shine is always nice! Miu-Miu is so fab, was in the store recently as well~
    xo

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  14. I'm so fascinated with sequins!

    Love Grace.

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  15. Sparkly is just fascinate for holidays. Great picks dear.
    Hope all is fine with you.

    xoxo

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  16. Fabulous post. I'm obsessed with that first purse you posted. So glamorous! :)

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  17. I absolutely love the dress and the Free People top/skirt!!

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  18. I love all the Free People stuff!!!

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  19. I think I'm pretty much set for enough sequins in my closet so I have my eye on sequin, "sparkly" necklaces and bracelets! xoxoxo

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  20. I am all about sequins this season, but I'm also worried about head to toe bling. The ballet flats look like the perfect solution! :-)

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  21. I feel like I have sequins but can't think of it offhand. Do love the shiny, though. :-)

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  22. i have to say i'm a sucker for sequins and anything sparkly...although i'm trying to stop because i'm feeling like i overdo it sometimes! sweet post! love your blog!
    xox
    c

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  23. All that glitters can be gold, even it it's not gold :D

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  24. I appreciate a little sequins here and there. But you are right, a head to toe sequins can add 10 pounds, because they add so much dimension. But they are so pretty though.

    I'm currently looking for a sequined evening bag. It's the perfect accessory.

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  25. i love all the sparkle! OH how I wish I could pull it off ;)

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  26. I am sequin-obsessed! I have a sequin mini dress that I adore and recently found a sequin trophy jacket for $10!! The purse in the top photo is gorgeous! Great picks here...
    xoxo
    Tara

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  27. Those Kate Spade shoes are so fab!! I don't wear sequins too often, but I've been looking for a tank to wear on New Years. I also tried on a really cute outfit at the limited based around sequins - gold sequin cami tucked into a high-waisted pencil skirt and finished off with a shrug. I think I'm going to try and recreate it with my own closet.

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  28. I love sequins, especially on shoes.

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