Friday Frocks: Shiny Disco Balls

By |December 28th, 2012|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

toasting at midnight

2012 is just about over… and I can’t pretend I’m sad about it.  To say it wasn’t my best year on record would be a minor massive understatement.  That said, I am really looking forward to bidding this year adieu.  Doing so will, of course, require a festive frock.  Last year I provided the alternative to a sequin stunner, but who am I kidding?  I love shiny things.  (I also love miniature horses and champagne cocktails).  Give me a reason to add glitter and I’ll gladly take you up on it.  New Year’s Eve is the perfect occasion to shine, so dust off those paillettes and party hats, the countdown to midnight has begun.

sequin dresses

1. BB Dakota Neva Sequin Fitted Dress, $98, 2. Gryphon Confetti Dress, $595, 3. Tbags Los Angeles Mini Dress, $207, 4. Forever 21 Sequined Hi Lo Dress, $32.80, 5. Forever 21 Sequined Party Dress, $24.80, 6. DKNY Lace Dress, $335, 7. Torn by Ronny Kobo Donna Pleated Dress, $316, 8. Haute Hippie T Back Metallic Gown, $175, 9. Alice + Olivia Ruched Foiled Jersey Dress, $395, 10. Parker Knit Splatter Sequins Dress, $374, 11. Robert Rodriguez Tiered Metallic Lace Minidress, $495, 12. Sheri Bodell Chain Fringe Slip Dress, $480, 13.French Connection Ozlem Scoop Back Sequin Fit & Flare Dress, $248




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Would You Wednesday: Is That a Mirror in Your Pants?

By |August 15th, 2012|Why Did or Why Don't?|

metallic denimCelebrity Blues Metallic Skinny Jeans, $44

Spring and summer 2012 brought us colored and printed denim… so what precisely does the fall have in store for us in the way of denim?  Brace yourselves… if brands have it their way… everyday is going to be a party.  Aww sookie sookie now.  Denim takes a cue from the disco era with metallic shades ranging from pure platinum to glamorous gold.

I want to say that I like it because as I think about it, I’m picturing the likes of Gisele and Miranda channeling their 70’s disco divas in shiny jeans and feathered hair, but then I remember that 98% of the population does not resemble that of a super model.  This is when I start to think about ol’ Sally over there, three cubicles down sporting the trend and all of a sudden it’s anything but appealing (kind of like the tuna fish sandwich she’s chowing down on).  This is most definitely one of those trends that could either be le freak c’est chic or just totally lay a gasser…

metallic jeans1. Hudson Krista Metallic Super Skinny Jeans, $198, 2. Karen Millen Limited Edition Metallic Coated Jeans, $125,, 3. Current/Elliot The Stiletto Metallic Jeans, $245, 4. 7 for All Mankind The Skinny Jeans in Metallic, $198, 5. Alice + Olivia Metallic Skinny Stretch Jeans, $195, 6. J Brand 901 Super Skinny Coated Jeans, $207, 7. Rich & Skinny Legacy Jeans, $172, 8. bebe Silverado Metallic Skinny Jeans, $129

Can you dig it?



Friday Frocks: The Anti-Sparkle Dress

By |December 23rd, 2011|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

It was recently brought to my attention that not every woman is interested in decking herself out from head to toe in sequins, glitter, and sparkles.  I know.  I can hardly believe it myself.  Why would you not want to risk damaging the eyes of those around you with the blinding glimmer of your festive frock?  Mind boggling really.  Well, anyway, if you are one of the lovely ladies who is just not feeling all that glitters, it would prove to be somewhat difficult to navigate the racks and racks of embellished, beaded, and rhinestoned attire.  Lucky for you, I’ve found some absolutely cocktail party appropriate frocks with nary a sequin in sight.

1. Motel High Contrast Dress, $79.99, 2. Alice + Olivia Tamira Leather Bustier Dress, $596, 3. Parker Double Flared Sleeve Dress, $209, 4. Helmut Lang Long Drape Dress, $275, 5. Tibi Long Sleeve Dress with Cutout Back, $396, 6. Diane von Furstenberg Enny Dress, $375, 7. French Connection Shelby Stripe Pleat Dress, $198, 8. Porter Grey Sleeveless Dress, $385, 9. Tibi Silk and Lace Dress, $515, 10. Issa Short Kimono Dress, $595

And wouldn’t you know?  These dresses are the perfect solid palates to adorn with some sparkly accessories.




Why Did You Wear That: Like a G6

By |December 29th, 2010|Why Did You Wear That?|

Alright, so maybe you aren’t the sequin dress wearing type, but you still want to sparkle and shimmer this New Year’s Eve. Don’t fret my pet.  There are plenty of ways to add a little glimmer to your get up without going overboard.  Here are several creative options starting with the most obvious:

Alice and Olivia Cara Dress, $261

TopShop Sequin and Bead Embellished Skirt, $125

Kenneth Jay Lane Disco Ball Ring, $82.75

MICHAEL Michael Kors Hamilton Quilted Coin Purse, $68

Tinley Road Cozy Scarf, $21.99

Butter London Diamond Geezer Polish, $14

Mimi Holiday Steel Silk Satin Thong, $12.07

Wet Seal Sequin Braid Headwrap, $6.00