12.06.2011

Feeling Fancy



Blouse (Gap); Sweater (Marshalls); Jeans (Express); Earrings (Nordstrom); Pearls (JCPenney); Bangles (Banana Republic Outlet)

We all have those pieces in our closets reserved for special occasions.  Maybe they have some sparkle, are covered in sequins, or are just fancier than what you'd typically wear on a given weekday...  And usually these items sit in our closets until there is a party, wedding, or "event".  Seriously what are we saving these things for?!  You can dress down these items by pairing them with jeans, a denim vest, T-shirt, etc - and  easily expand your wardrobe by rotating these special occasion pieces into everyday wear.  That's the story of my black sequin sweater, formerly only worn once on New Year's Eve... which I solemnly swear won't happen again!

20 comments:

Erica said...

I have the same problem - I tend to save tose 'fancier' items for fancier occasions, but then they hardly get worn! Thanks for the reminder that they can work for everyday too!

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Hannah said...

aww i love this jumper, a little sparkle is perfect for this time of year!

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xx

Megan said...

Cute sweater!!

Mel said...

I like sparkles for day time! You've worn it in such a way that looks completely casual and comfortable.

Jessica said...

I love this idea, because I have so many pieces like this that just sit in my closet. I need to give them the light of day! Haha. I love your shoes too. :)

xx Jessica

threadsandbuttons said...

I totally have pieces that I reserve for "special occasions", and I agree that it is silly. Whenever I do dress them down and where them on a normal day, I end up loving it. I need to do that more. Love you sequins :)

Ingrid said...

Thank you for your sweet comment! I love your style, I'm totally gonna wear my sequin sweater after this ;))

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Bad Joan said...

Love this sweater! It can be so easily dressed up or dressed down!

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skippysays said...

I'm so with you on this! I used to only wear my pretty dress, etc on special occasions but I realized that's so silly. Why would I wear the pieces I love most the least amount of times? Love your sweater!

Kassi said...

Exactly! You wear that fancy sweater whenever you want! I love that sweater like a lot! You look beautiful as always!

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Sofies closet said...

I know exactly what you're talking about. My problem is though, that all my "save it for special occasions" pieces are maxi dresses, which only can be used for summer, because of their floral print in totally pastel colors. If you saw my collection of those dresses, you would understand, why I don't wear them for work, ha ha.

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Ivana said...

Oh my, how I love sequins! This sweater is absolutely fabulous! Love it and love the way you styled it!


xx Ivana

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jessica whitaker said...

Oh I love!

And ugh I totally know what you mean...I have the most gorgeous maxi dress that I've worn once..It's reserved for 'summer'..who am I kidding though? There's no such thing as summer in Seattle!

Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

You look great... Love the effortless look & sweater!
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PetiteLittleGirl said...
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PetiteLittleGirl said...

I love that sequin sweater! It's perfect for the upcoming holiday. You look great =)

Petite Little Girl

Natasha said...

That sweater is great! I love the sequined stripes...and LOVE how you styled it!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Sayaka said...

The sweater is so pretty on you!! I love how you styled it.

SassyUptownChic said...

Beautiful sequined sweater! I love it! You look awesome in it. :D
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Sandy a la Mode said...

LOVING your top and shoes girl!!

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