Whether you rang in the new year with friends or fam, watched the ball drop at home in your PJs, or danced the
night year away fuelled by endless cocktails, bubbly and hors d’oeuvres, one thing is for sure…
It’s 2015, y’all!!! Happy New Year to and yours!!!
As for moi, I said goodbye to last year and welcomed in the new one, in what can only be described as “mermaid sequins!”
The second this dress from Rum + Coke dropped, I knew it had to be mine! I mean… It’s a sparkly, mermaid coloured, bodycon… Need I say more!?
I paired it with a jewelled clutch from Aldo, and pointy metallic pumps, because New Years Eve is the only holiday where glittery overkill is the name if the game.
Blah… Another Monday. I suppose I should be happy I’m alive, that my family is healthy and comfortable, and that and that I was able to send my husband off to work, and my kids off to school with full bellies and full lunchboxes – which, don’t get me wrong – I am; but that doesn’t change the fact that the weekend was too short, the hubby was in a bad mood through most of it, and that mommy may have had a few glasses of wine last night and would prefer to stay in bed rather than make anyone a stupid tuna fish sandwich!!! Sorry. I needed to vent.
But alas, here I am, dressed and coiffed, with slight tuna breath, (I wasn’t about to waste the leftovers) and an even stinkier attitude. The silver lining to this dark Monday cloud – I look cute, though! Ha.
I figured, since it’s a little too early to be making magaritas out of my Monday morning lemons, (is it really, though?) I may as well turn my bitterness around with a great outfit! I often don’t put much effort into my appearance when I’m feeling like this, but since I have no choice but to be out and about, I’m making the best of it by sporting a couple of new acquisitions.
I had been drooling over this quilted denim bomber from ASOS Curve for a while, and when it finally went on sale, I snatched it up. I’ve paired it with a gorgeous nude, sequin tank by Love & Legend, that I’ve had for a while, a new black skirt from Forever 21+, taupe, t-strap flats, also from Forever 21, and a snazzy pair of rose gold statement earrings to complete the look.
I really enjoy mixing styles, and the dressy, sequin tank top, and skirt put together with the super casual denim bomber and flats just balance each other out so perfectly. And, balance is really the key to fashion; but it doesn’t end there. Life in general, requires a certain balance in order to run smoothly and not drive us crazy; and on days like this, finding that balance – that silver lining, is the only way to get out of the funk we are in (whether it’s justified or not) and realize that the sun is shining, and that the day is going to be okay.
Now, all I need is to make it out the door without my three-year-old wiping snot (or poop) on my skirt and I’ll be able to keep my nasty attitude in check…
Remember as a kid, how much fun it was to raid your mother’s closet and find all of her hidden goodies? There was something so magical, so enchanting about dressing up and pretending, if only for a moment, that you were someone else – someone spectacular, dazzling, famous and grown up. There were silk scarves, flowing dresses and if you were raised in the 80’s, like me, sequins galore all ready to be ravaged; and the risk of getting caught? Oouf! That was the best part!
While those days are long gone, I still like to play dress up every once in a while; and while it lacks the element of danger now that it’s my own closet I am raiding, it never ceases to surprise me, how many forgotten treasures are lurking in it’s shadows.
This little number is the product of my latest quest into the far reaches and lost corners of my closet, where I rediscovered a few gems I had completely forgotten I had picked up a while back.
This gorgeous, black sequin skirt from Penningtons, which I had been saving for just the right sheer blouse, now that I remember, had completely slipped my mind; and this insanely sexy, leather corset, from Hips & Curves has been sitting in there, just waiting for the right moment to be taken out to play with the perfect off-the-shoulder Victorian crop top. Paired with a hot pair of wildly uncomfortable wedges (but cute though, right?), this outfit is a daring slice of dress up heaven, if I do say so myself!
Corset & crop top – HipsAndCurves.com
It’s not everyday that you can wear this much sequins while still keeping a casual, chic look.
Addition Elle really got it right with this gorgeous sequin hoodie! It’s the perfect mix of casual and glam and probably one of my favorite pieces hanging in my closet right now.
Paired with a dark denim skinny, a neutral cork wedge, some mixed metallic bracelets, tiny earrings and a sleek sock bun, this look has the perfect balance between edgy glam and soft sophistication.
Sequin hoodie, Addition Elle
Jeans & stretch bangle bracelets, Addition Elle