Tuesday, November 27, 2012

sequin revolution



















Lately I find myself being drawn to sparkling, glittery things more than ever. I think it kicked-in to overdrive around Halloween, a time of year when I become {a bit} envious of today's little girls who have so many poufy princess costumes and sequin-everything (!) at their disposal. I might have tutu-envy or something.


















As I fashion shiny skirts and tinseled boas for my clothespin dolls and hang twinkling lights to decorate, I think: Hey, I want some sparkle too!


















Last year I was smitten with the ad above for Ann Taylor which showed a sequin skirted Demi Moore looking as if she were walking through a winter wonderland -- not quite ready to attend a fabulous party but perhaps on her way to one after running an errand or two. What a great idea: special clothing for everyday use. And this time sequins didn't look matronly -- sequins looked cool!


















But I didn't want to spend much money on this sequins-around-town idea, especially if I didn't end up with the mojo to get bedazzled on say, a Tuesday afternoon.


















Today while sauntering through TJ Maxx I spied this dress. At less than $30 it could be the perfect dare-I-say "foil" for my shiny-bright idea. The cashier asked if I bought it for a special occasion. Nope. I imagine wearing a bulky sweater or even a cardigan over the dress and pairing it with tights and boots.















Kathleen Kelly could get away with it, for sure ...


















So, what do you think: Sequins at the supermarket? Taffeta at Target? Let's start a fancy-meets-workaday revolution.

Who's with me?!

xo
elyse

18 comments:

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

I'm with you! I just posted earlier about glitter and have a sequin project in the making too!!

WinnibriggsHouse said...

I may have a bigger age than my shoe size, but I still say go for it! Do it now don't let the moment pass. We all sink into 'boring' and 'staid' too quickly. Bring a bit of sparkle into everyone's lives. Hope to see piccies soon!

Creative Wings Boutique said...

I love sequins...especially the vintage ones...

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Sequins at the super market? I say absolutely, after all Im a girl that vacuums in an evening gown! It makes the world a better place when you play dress up, even if its for chinese take out! I dont care, I totally do it. Oh Elyse this could be big sister, really big!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

i like that idea! Kathleen Kelly...sigh. love your new dress...will look darling with a sweater and boots. love seeing your adorable clothespin dolls, just the cutest! hey, even you glue is cute!!!

Lucille said...

Go for it, Elyse! We only live once. If sequins are the thing of the moment for you, then I say indulge!

Theresa said...

You go girl... Wherever you want with your shiny self!!! Love it. Have a blessed week, hugs

NanaDiana said...

I say GO FOR IT! Why not? I think you would look darling in it- xo Diana

Melinda said...

Sounds good to me! I love bling.

M :)

Diane Mars said...

Oh I think it totally yells out HOLIDAY!! Do it girl get out in the world and show some sparkle! I love it... Hugs Diane in California very close to Hollywood!! lol

Christen said...

Abso-sparkle-lutely! I too, have recently been smitten with glitter. My children say I have a crazed look about me. "Glitter ALL the things!" Ha! Would be fun if we all wore something glittery to the grocery store and then posted our pics.

koralee said...

Oh I am all about sparkle this season too...have my eye on some very cute skirts. xox

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

Sequins for everyday living, oh yes please! Pink ones! Lynnie

Sandi said...

I saw that same dress in TJ Maxx and I got me a sweater dress with sequins there!! Love them!!
Hugs~

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, definitely! Brilliant idea! You know,these days, I always think that little girls get the best fashions anyway. Much more fun! =]

xxo

Katy Noelle said...

Well, around our neck of the woods, anyway... the fashions for women are absolutely dour! =/

Katy Noelle said...

And, (oh, brother.... settle down, Katy-girl! =P) I love your sparkly clothespin gals! =D

Katy Noelle said...

er, that's all! =/