June 20, 2011

J's Everyday Fashion: The Sequin Skirt






































I have always loved sequins. As a little girl I had my mom make me a princess costume for Halloween and it was covered in blue sequins. It still holds true for me today - I love the texture, the shine and everything about them. They say "party" to me, and who doesn't want to have a good time everyday!? Thankfully the trends agree with me, because sequins are no longer reserved for New Year's Eve and cocktail parties, they are also okay for daytime and even the workplace (depending on your dress code of course). I have always loved J.Crew's mix of military and sequins, and while it's certainly a bold statement, I would wear this to the office, or to a retail job at the mall. How about you though - would you be bold enough to wear a sequin skirt to your job or a daytime event?

Inspiration photo: J.Crew
Occasion: Work
Shirt: J.Crew, $14
Belt: Bakers, $5
Skirt: New York and Company, $25
Shoes: BCBG/Ross, $21
Necklace: c/o Stella & Dot, $55

32 comments:

  1. I LOVE sequins and never know how to wear them. I probably wouldn't wear that to the office though. I wear boots and get comments how I'm "dressing up." Um, they are just boots people!

    I also have a CUTE sequin dress I bought that I have no idea how or where to wear it to. I say the next Orlando lady blogger meet up be all sequins!

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  2. I am SO not a sequins girl, but the skirt is adorable. I'm not sure I could pull it off at work, but for a night out then I am all for it. 

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  3. I can hardly believe you bought that skirt for $25. Wow!

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  4. I would love to wear one, and I think it looks great, but I just don't believe I could pull it off. I like the way you've dressed it here though. 

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  5. I have been lusting after that J.Crew sequin skirt for about a year now - yes, I would wear sequins ANYWHERE!!!  Love it!! :)

    http://sweetandsassy-sherry.blogspot.com/

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  6. I really love this outfit!

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  7. Fabulous outfit! I love the gold tones. I work from home, so I would wear this look on date night with my husband.

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  8. So cute!  I would totally wear sequins anywhere!

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  9. My office allows jeans 5 days a week and the last time I wore a sequins tank under a Military style jacket it was "WOW, are you going somewhere after work?"  I love sequins so I would wear this to a late afternoon function! 

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  10. kimberlylightfootJune 20, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    ♥ it!!

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  11. I don't think I'm brave enough although I would probably wear it to a holiday event =)

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  12. That skirt is to die for!!!!!!!!!!!  I can't believe you only paid $25 for it!  You are such a bargain shopper!!!

    www.chicstayathome.blogspot.com

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  13. jseverydayfashionJune 20, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Thanks Beth! I got the skirt on Black Friday!

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  14. jseverydayfashionJune 20, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    *Love* this idea Paula! Let's all wear sequins!! :-)

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  15. I LOVE this outfit!! 

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  16. My city (Spokane) is pretty casual overall and my office is very traditional so sadly I don't think I could get away with a sequin skirt anywhere!  I love sequins too!

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  17. Yes I would and I did wear a sparkly tank to work and I got a couple comments about being so shiny, but I felt great all day.  

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  18. off topic here but I'm very excited to announce that today, I am wearing a skinny belt in honor of your blog. i've been wanting to try belts for so long and I even tried a couple of thick ones but they always looked so stupid. Well, I went to the gap this weekend because they were having a 50% of sale items sale and I got a cute coral dress and a grey snakeskin-esque skinny belt. I'm wearing them both together today and I'm excited because it actually looks good. Thanks for the guidance!

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  19. jseverydayfashionJune 20, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Love it Wendi! That outfit sounds adorable!!!

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  20. Yep, love a little flash occasionally. I actually have a sequin shrug/vest in the same color I like to put on for a little sparkle :)

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  21. I love sequins also!  I would definitely wear a sequin skirt to work and daytime events.

    http://krissyrock.blogspot.com/

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  22. I love sequins and have tons of shirts with them here and there and also a few tanks of nothing but sequins.  I wear them with everything... shorts, skirts, party attire.  You name it I will pair it with sequins.  Love this skirt and how you styled it.  I think I will be on the lookout for a sequin skirt this summer!
    Brett

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  23. I LOVE that skirt!! its gorgeous!

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  24. This has nothing to do with the sequin skirt...but does anyone know where to find reasonably priced but cute earrings for my wedding day????
    Mary Beth

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  25. jseverydayfashionJune 21, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Mary Beth, my Facebook page is a forum for stuff like this so feel free to post your question there! What kind of earrings are you looking for? Silver, gold, a stone color? Real or costume jewelry?

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  26. BrazenbeautyeditorJune 21, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    What girl doesn't love sparkle?!

    brazenbeautyeditor.blogspot.com

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  27. I can not believe that sequin skirt was only $25 and from NY&Co!

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  28. I love sequins and actually picked one up thrifting that is super shiny and flattering! I haven't been brave enough to wear it during the day or to work!

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  29. Do you have any tips for finding such quality clothes at such amazing prices?

    I can't believe what incredible deals you seem to get! Your outfits look very expensive, yet your price listings are always so affordable.

    You've got a real gift.

    -Gabby

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  30. jseverydayfashionJuly 1, 2011 at 12:13 AM

    Thank you Gabby! This skirt was a Black Friday find, and I bought the shirt on the day after Christmas (which is the best sale day of the year by far). I have a bunch of articles under the "How To Articles" tab - this one will probably be the most helpful in answering your question. http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2011/04/todays-everyday-fashion-secrets-of.html

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  31. I love this look and that skirt is amazing and looks so expensive. Sequins are very in but I just don't think the work force is quite ready for them yet, with the exception of maybe a sequined shell/tank under a sheer top.

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