Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Holiday 2015: The Glitter Gal

If there was ever a time to sparkle, that time is now! There's a part of me that wishes I could wear glitter every day. Literally. Every day. But I know that with great sparkle comes great responsibility and in reality, being sequin-ready each morning is a high goal to attain. So I limit my glitter wearing to events and holidays, SO YAY FOR HOLIDAY 2015!

Now before I jump onto this sparkle train, know that there are ways to do sequins and ways NOT to do sequins. Keep it classy. If it looks like YOU bedazzled it, try again. If it looks like you rolled through a Kindergarten ornament making class, don't even think about it. Balance your sequins out with a neutral solid. I tend to pair my glitter with black, but depending on your style and the color of your attire, a cream or white would be gorgeous as well.

My first look is a "go big or go home" style. If you're looking to really step out in a fashion forward way, you're going to like this. I took a standard sequin shift dress (this particular color is called "smoke" and is more of a bronze), and paired it with my new favorite jacket. This shaggy black fringe piece is so funky cool and contrasts the dress well while also adding another texture element. Since I went wild with my look I stuck with a simpler shoe, a standard black suede wedge bootie.




When styling this next outfit I thought more about our conservative ladies. But even conservative ladies like to glitter! For this look I employed the help of a good poncho. Now a poncho alone would seem a bit bland, but a poncho with metallic gold leggings? That's a party outfit if I ever saw one! My Kate Spade patent pouch was too perfect not to add to this style, and vintage inspired rhinestone jewelry added that extra glitter we were looking for. To finish the look I wore a vintage style pump that provided a little old school regal flair.




Photo Cred: Kate Davis Photo | Look 1: Dress, Jacket from Muse Boutique; Shoes from Forever 21 | Look 2: Poncho, Leggings by Cherish; Shoes from Forever 21; Jewelry from Muse Boutique; Clutch from Kate Spade


Girls who like sparkle are easy to shop for. Seriously, just get her something that sparkles! But hey, if you need a few ideas, I've rounded up a few lovely little items that your Glitter Girl is going to love!


Pictured Above: Envelope Clutch $18 very.co.uk | Sequin Top $37 hm.com | Kate Spade pink glitter studs $38 nordstrom.com | Kendra Scott Logan druzy earrings $60 cusp.com | Bobbi Brown eye palette $49 lordandtaylor.com | Abound loafer $35 nordstromrack.com | Chiara Ferragni flirting iPhone case $42 luisaviaroma.com | OPI Pirouette My Whistle polish $6 overstock.com | Hair elastic $9 monki.com

But what about YOU babes? How do YOU glitter? Which look is your fave? Let me know in the comments! And as always, wear what you love, but LOVE who you are!

XO

Alex



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