Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sequins, Metallics and Shimmer


I have always wondered why we have to wait for Christmas to break out the shine and glitter! I’m not ashamed to say that I’m a bit of a closet magpie cos secretly I’m drawn to sparkly, shiny things.  Just to avoid getting weird looks, I consciously steer away from racks groaning under weight of garments with flashy and colourful sequins (that didn’t stop me from buying a sparkly sequin jacket on a solo shopping trip and hiding it so my elder sis won’t catch me with it. She, my older sis is a bit of a fashion snob who thinks she knows better than everyone else ‘cos she lived in Italy for years. Don’t worry she won’t read this…hopefully).  I turn up my nose at people that are brave enough to pile on the ‘sparklies’ when it’s not Christmas or they’re going to an 80’s themed disco but my snob is tinged with a hint of envy. Yes envy. If it was acceptable in the 80’s why not now?  Well thankfully sequins, metallic, glitter and shine are gonna be hot next season! Now I can wear them without feeling like a freak!  I know it might seem too early for some to start working next seasons trend when this season just took off right? Well….so what? If Kim K can wear sequins (she wore a sequin tuxedo jacket with a cute leather bow-tie, a crisp white shirt and pants. Check out the picture below) for the Kardashian Christmas card photos so can I!



Yesterday for a night out on the town, I decided to wear my sequin, sparkly jacket! I wore it with an all black playsuit with a plunging neckline a sparkly waist-cinching belt and some cool blue heels (I spent the whole night tottering about and wishing I had put a pair of flats in my purse). I decided to wear all black cos I didn’t want to go all OTT and look like a walking disco-bulb.  I think it’s safer to pair shiny and metals with muted colours and allow the sparkle do the talking for itself.  If you want to wear say a red dress and you want to put a lil sparkle in the ensemble, opt for a purse with metallic, glitter and sequins.


 
Please look beyond the unmade bed. Getting dressed takes time and effort and there’s always a missing shoe that hides under your neatly folded and ironed stack of clothes or under your duvet on your meticulously made bed.  Finding the shoe requires a whole lot of scattering and there’s never time to tidy up ‘cos everyone is waiting for you downstairs.


 


  


I think it all boils down to your comfort level though.  It would freak a whole lot of people if one is caught wearing a bright shiny sequined hot pink dress with gold shoes, shiny silver purse, red lipstick, smeared mascara, wonky fake lashes and glitter eyeshadow! I bet there are chicks like that out there but please let it not be you!












I think it all boils down to your comfort level though.  It would freak a whole lot of people if one is caught wearing a bright shiny sequined hot pink dress with gold shoes, shiny silver purse, red lipstick, smeared mascara, wonky fake lashes and glitter eyeshadow! I bet there are chicks like that out there but please let it not be you!













Below are more pictures of me trying to look sexy and practicing my moves like Ciara which was all a waste cos I spent the whole night out bitching about them shoes and staggering around in them (if you ran into me last night and thought I was walking a little funny, I just want to say I was staggering cos of my shoes, I only had one drink last night). 





















Bex
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4 comments:

  1. Who said glitters were out of fashion. Its a nice a bold way to represent your self and I think like most guys do, you stand out in a crowd. I'm sure every guys head would be turning at the sight of that shining babe walking past. Bex you rock!!!

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  2. Thank you o! U've just showed me how to wear my teal shoes. i got one just like urs then wedges also...i've been staring at them since i got them. God blex u!

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  3. @Ladylike, glad I could help out!

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