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3.29.2013

Style File: Sequins and African Wax Print Skirt

Welcome to the second sequin post in a week! You know how your vision for a look doesn't quite turn out? This is that outfit. It's not so much the sequins and african wax print combo. I just wasn't feeling it for a girl's night out. It felt too prim and proper with the diamonds, boxy jacket, and a pencil skirt. It's more tea time than turn up -- as the young kids would say!

Sequins and African Wax Print Skirt


I'm wearing pieces that have been seem before. The amazingly warm sequin cardigan, my self made pencil skirt, and the sparkly booties

Sequins and African Wax Print Skirt

When I thrifted this cardigan, I had no idea about its warming properties. It's wool plus the sequins are tightly packed on it. No wind comes through. Y'all know I'm obsessed with keeping warm in winter spring! I mention the weather a lot!

Sequins and African Wax Print Skirt

I made the skirt last year and hoped it would kick off a sewing frenzy. It did not. I have yet to make any more garments. I haven't made time for it. When I do get going, I love to hear the whirr of the machine and just get lost in the zone. Getting started is the hard part.

Sequins and African Wax Print Skirt

Since I wrote about my struggle to wear the rhinestone booties, I've worn them a bit more often. I guess all I really needed was for the ground to dry. They can pretty much go with anything. They hurt like a motha though at the end of the night.

Sequins and African Wax Print Skirt

In the end, I ended up ditching the outfit and wore a sweatshirt and jeans instead. I did keep the booties on!

THRIFT vintage sequin cardigan - Hanes sweatshirt - 80's chain strap purse - Ann Taylor Loft jeans DIY self made skirt RETAIL Express blouse - Target tights - Betsey Johnson booties GIFT earrings - necklaces


 Happy Friday!

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15 comments

Fashion Pad said...

I really like the outfit but I know what you mean when a look in your mind doesn't quite "live up" to the hype. Fab job on that skirt hunni!

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Shon said...

You look beautiful!! You are glowing!! Your hair is gorgeous up too. I love the printed skirt with the sparkles!! Very nice!

Happy Easter to you and your beautiful family!!

dedivahdeals.com said...

Wow, that's a great skirt and the entire outfit is too cute. Happy Good Friday and Easter!

Silhouette de Femme said...

I like the skirt outfit but I know how it is to change your mind in the end too! I have been known to wear a silver sequin blazer to the office though!
Denise

Kenya Hunter said...

I like both looks! I do get what you're saying when an outfit doesn't quite pan out the way you think though -- but I really do like it! It's very chic! Love the jacket and nice job on the skirt! You should sew more!! :)

xo, Kenya

www.kenyaldesigns.com

Kenya L Fashion Blog

Ally @ Fever Thrift said...

haha the "warming properties".

I hear you on the sewing/projects- I did a project a couple months ago and hoped it would start a DIY phase in my life. No dice.

Beautiful outfits as always!

LV said...

I think your outfit was cute and you did a great job on that skirt. I am loving your hair too!

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Nicole Feliciano said...

I love sequins. Any time. Any place!

Nicole
http://www.momtrends.com/2013/04/monday-mingle-spring-blazer-style/

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Wish I could so! Love that print!

Lizzi Dallinger said...

I love both outfits, and well done on the skirt! I've been on a skirt-sewing kick myself lately, and it's great to look at a bolt of fabric and think "I'll be wearing that in a few hours!"

Splendor said...

Your hair looks so nice in the upswept style.

Chioma said...

love your hair and the fact that you made that skirt :)

~Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

Karen Curtis said...

I love the first outfit! I totally understand switching it out for something a bit more comfortable.


-Karen
www.yourstylistkaren.com

Jill said...

That little sequin number is EVERYTHING!

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