Monday, December 27, 2010

Sequins By Day

Sequins By Day

Sequins By Day

Sequins By Day

Works Cited
sequin tank: j crew
cords: loft
cardigan: target
boots: steve madden
belt: thrifted

Today, my NYE sequins looked up at my out of my suitcase and said, "Why do you only wear me at night? We'd like to see the sun, too." So I humored them and wore them with cords and a worn-in belt to make them more casual. It didn't really work, considering how many comments and looks I got today while the sequined shirt and I went to Target, the grocery store, and the coffee shop. I guess other people's sequins don't speak to them as persuasively as mine do. That, or others are a little ashamed of their sequins--they can only bring them out when it's dark?

67 comments:

Jill GG (good life for less) said...

I absolutely LOVE this look... I think it works for sure! Very cute!

tweal said...

I love sequins in the day time! It's a rare sight for sure, and yours definitely benefit from the cords and cardigan. Great look :)

Larysse Tavares said...

Hahaha... I'd never think of wearing sequins like that! You're so brave Tania! I'm loving your outfit! I bet you only got nice comments on it. Wishing you a happy day.

Julija said...

I actually love the look.
But maybe, for those non-sequin-speaking crowds out there, a light scarf would soften the sparkle just so...
Anyway, great outfit (as usual :p)

Aesthetic Alterations said...

The stares are admiration!! Enjoy! Because the shirt looks great just like that. I think its warm color helps move it toward casual, particularly when paired with your boots.

As my boyfriend says to me over and over, the fact that people stare is GOOD. It's when they stop looking at you that's the problem. :)

C.H. said...

Who says daytime can't be glamourous and sequin-filled? This looks great and probably makes running errands more exciting... right?

Sydney said...

I wore sequins yesterday tooo!!! To CHURCH no less. Beat that. haha!

I think you look HOT

Samantha said...

cute!!!!! i love it!!1!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Well, I think this outfit is pretty awesome, and I would definitely wear it to the coffee shop! :)

Liz said...

I say bring on the sparkle! I'm trying to incorporate my "special" clothes into more everyday looks.

26 and Counting

Anonymous said...

I think it looks great! Maybe they kept staring at you because they're just jealous of you're amazing style! You managed to make sequins casual and fun!
~Sara S.

Miss B said...

Yep, this totally works. I love the belt with it too, the gold is a nice touch.

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Cassidy Thomas said...

I wore that exact same shirt on Christmas! Did you get yours on sale? Yay for $75 shirts being less than $10! whereheartmeetssole.blogspot.com

no more frump said...

I love the sequins during the day look. You look great!

tiny dancer said...

fantastic shirt! oh sequins :)

Lori said...

I really like it, but I know what you mean. I have a grey sequin sweater and I always feel weird pulling it out during the day.

Courtney Erin said...

I have a sequin top that I also feel sort of odd about wearing during the day but I love how you've dressed yours down and made it day-appropriate.


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mackenzie goodman said...

I've always been vehemently anti-sequin but this is surprisingly darling. It works so well without being too HEY LOOK AT THESE SEQUINS. Many congratuwelldones on this.

Pam S said...

I like the mix of jazzy sparkles and comfy clothes, it looks great and the colour is lovely on you.

Hayley said...

i love this look! just found your blog! i might be daring and try sequins one afternoon...... the market wont know what hit it!

hayley
http://www.theweekendfile.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Did you get a new camera? The pictures look great!

rlutz said...

I love how you"casualed down" the sequins...I think it looks great...

Sweet Laundry said...

It's true, people aren't used to sequins in the day. But I think the colour of the sequin top can definitely work for day. This outfit is very J. Crew. I see outfits like this in the catalogue all of the time!

Well done!
Lisa
www.sweetlaundry.blogspot.com

Healthy and Homemade said...

First of all, the sequins calling your name is too funny. I adore this look. I don't recall any rules where sequins can only be worn at night, you're pulling them off wonderfully.

CessOviedo said...

Sequins are allowed at anytime as long as you don't over accessorize them during daylight, think you outfit looks adorable ;)

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A-C said...

I think your sequins look perfectly comfortable in the day time. Despite others' looks, you casual-ized the sequins perfectly and they look great.

Courtney said...

I love this outfit! I have had a few sequin pieces calling my name lately as well, I think I need to give in and wear them more often.

Angela said...

You rocked the sequins by day! I just saw Sydney's post from yesterday with sequins in daylight as well. :)

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a pretty penny said...

You just convinced me that a sequined tank top is just as versatile and necessary as a plain white tee. I must have one as soon as possible!

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

This looks great, I think the sequins are definitely working for you during the day, especially since they are warm-toned rather than black.

eleanor said...

Well, it works for me! I absolutely ADORE this outfit. I love outfits that mix textures - the cord and sequins look amazing together! I wish we had J Crew in New Zealand.

X

Kristen said...

I, for one, definitely think this works! I love the gray/bronze sequins/black/brown all mixed together. I hope you keep listening to your sequins, lovely!

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

You wear sequins by day well!

Liesl :)

Min said...

haha! i love it! it's a great outfit and they are just glaring admiringly at how well you pull it off.

CarrieJo said...

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A Slip Shop said...

LOVE the sequins. I need to add some to my wardrobe. You look great, girl!
-Kaity

A Slip Shop

Melanie said...

So jealous! I've been eying a sequin tank from Target for weeks. I really should just go buy it.

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Rebecca said...

I love this outfit. The cords balance out the dressy sequins really well.

chai am woman said...

the lookers were just jealous because this looks awesome! i love some daytime sparkle.

heidiluxe said...

i think it totally works! i wore sequins to church a few weeks ago and i got many a look. and i decided that some people are meant to be sheep whilst some are meant to be peacocks(even though male peacocks are the flashy ones and the females are drab brown).

five tomatoes said...

I LOVE this outfit.

Meghan said...

No, wear it during the day! I have that tank in the grey color and wear it during the day and to work, as a middle school teacher. It is in fact how I secured a silver sequin scarf as a gift from one of my students.

katy said...

I know I'm not the first one to leave this comment but you did get a new camera right? Or take these with a borrowed one? Or a new lens? Today's shots are great and I love the outfit as well. Well done on the sequins :)

O O N A said...

Oh no no. Me and my sequins? Trust me. We get it on.
Aaand I like how your outfit turned out. I think it's the belt that tied eventing together

Anonymous said...

I love this outfit so much!!!!! If people were looking at you funny, it's just because they're jealous.

Amy Z. said...

Did you dye your hair? Or change something about your picture's coloring? Your hair looks gorgeous!

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Emily said...

love this a lot!
sequins deserve to be seen on more than special occasions. :)

Heather Lynn said...

Every time I've worn sequins to work people tell me I'm super dressed up like I'm going out for nye. Which is funny because I usually wear more fancy dresses than my simple sequin top. Oh well. I'm all for sequins during the day.

Midwest Mayhem said...

I love the fancy meets casual look! There's nothing wrong with wearing sequins during the day.

Justine said...

I think you pulled off the sequins in the day very well.


Justine
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Charlotte said...

LOVE the sequins. What a pretty color! And perfect styling too.

Michelle said...

I can't tell you how much I love this outfit. You flawlessly pulled off wearing sequins in the daytime. I love it!

P.S. I love your blog but this is the first time I'm commenting on it. Thank you for proving to the world that you can be nerdy and stylish :D

Enchanted Elle said...

That TOTALLY works for daytime. :)

Molly said...

YAY for daytime Sequins! (especially styled like that.) Those looky loos were probably just looking because you look faaaaaabulous.
p.s. love those cords.

Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

Suseth said...

I love this outfit and I would only stare because I am jealous of it haha

Lindsey P. said...

I'm so glad you brought that sequined tank out to see the light of day! It's gorgeous! Works really well with all the neutrals. :)

Veronica said...

I love this actually! This is one of my favorite of your outfit posts I've seen :)

Anonymous said...

First off, I love the sequined shirt, and have been looking for one myself.
Second, I don't mean to be rude, but I thought you were on a "grad student budget"? I saw that tank at J Crew and the cheapest version they had was $98.. I, myself, can't imagine paying that much on my undergrad budget, much less a grad student budget.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@anon--while i feel under no obligation to justify how i save and spend my money or what my budget looks like, this shirt was in the j. crew store (not online) discounted from $78 to under $15.

Fashion Therapist said...

I love seeing how sequins can be dressed down for day wear. Thanks for the inspiration.

Elaine said...

You show Anonymous who's boss!

You know me.... I LOVE sequins! So naturally I LOVE this outfit!!!

www.clothedmuch.com

brittni said...

I think you look good! People stare all the time whenever I (or anyone I am with) is wearing something "different" .. it's not necessarily a bad thing. Maybe they are saving a mental picture for their next shopping trip so they can buy the same outfit! YOU LOOK GREAT :)

deanna said...

i think it works great. why NOT wear sequins during the day? besides, who cares what other people say?!?!?!!

Katie W... said...

I think it's a shame sequins are saved for the moonlight. Personally, I love how you dressed it down and I would smile if I saw you at Target!

Kyla said...

Oh, be still my heart. I've always loved those cords on you and paired with the tank is just plain genius. Genius!

Nurul and Hafiz said...

gorgeous! i love your outfit!

Isabella Kiss said...

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