outfit: sequins + denim

IMG_7228 IMG_7248 After watching the Grammy Awards last weekend, I was immediately inspired by all the sequin, shimmer and glam. I know that New Year’s is behind us but that doesn’t mean we should put away our sequins until next holiday season, right? Playing off the sequin trend at the show I decided to mix this new skirt with a tee + denim jacket, a style I’ve coveted on Pinterest and countless other bloggers for ages. I’ve always felt this girl couldn’t pull it off but once I found this amazing skirt for just $20, I knew it was meant to happen. I love how this turned out, and nerdy as it sounds, how effortlessly cool I felt wearing it. While I’m just playing dress up here, I’m so excited to wear this during a NYC trip in March.


Another exciting part of this outfit is well — not exactly the outfit — my hair. This is day FIVE hair, where I’ve been using this amazing new styling wand. I purchased after learning that someone who’s hair I majorly covet started using it. It’s genius because you don’t have to turn the barrel; you simply turn this knob with your fingers and it twirls your hair around. After one or two tries, I’m able to curl my hair. I just touch up daily.



skirt: express (check stores, no longer online; similar in black, in silver) // tee: old navy (more colors; just $9.50!) // jacketh&m (size up) // heelsmadewell // clutchtory burch // necklace: baublebar (similar) // dainty necklacemade by mary // lips: maybelline color elixir in raspberry rhapsody (love this stuff!)




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    October 27, 2014 at 10:43 PM

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    Jo-Lynne Shane
    February 14, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Omygosh, girl, I LOVE this look!!! Fabulous.

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    Merrie K.
    February 5, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Love the hi-lo mix! I think it’s so cool to mix casual pieces and sequins. Great job! I just found your blog through red reticule and can’t wait to look around. 🙂

    Merrie @ http://www.PetiteCareerGirl.com

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    February 5, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    I have seen this look on lots of Pinterest pics too..and ALWAYS LOVE IT…but felt like it never worked for my day to day…but I LOVE how effortless and casual it seems here…maybe its the denim jacket and tee instead of the chambray…not sure..but I LOVE IT! Happy week to you. C

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    February 4, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Great outfit! I’m searching for the perfect denim jacket, and this one looks like a contender:)

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    February 3, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    I am loving how you dressed down your sequins! You look so amazing in that skirt too.

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    February 3, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Love this casual and chic look on you.

    Hope you had a great weekend.




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    February 3, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    This is such a fab combo…you look awesome lady! And drooling over those Mira pumps 🙂


    The Other Side of Gray

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      February 3, 2014 at 12:23 PM

      Thanks! As someone who owns half of Madewell, you need them. 🙂

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    February 2, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    This is the perfect outfit! You have it all! Color, texture, shine. Beautiful!

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      February 3, 2014 at 12:24 PM

      You are so sweet… thanks lady!!

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    Adia Sinead
    February 1, 2014 at 3:37 AM

    Effortless cool is right. You look great! I love the idea of pairing super glam items with a basic tee. Thanks for sharing!


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    Lindsay Truax
    January 31, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    Love that pink Tory Burch clutch.


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    Jen Dang @ Skirt The Rules
    January 30, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Love the sequin skirt and the Madewell pumps — I’ve been coveting that pair for a while now!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

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      February 3, 2014 at 12:24 PM

      I highly recommend. I did add an insole for comfort at the ball of my foot however love how flattering and versatile they are.

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    Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen
    January 30, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Great outfit, I’d wear it in a second!

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    Lia ~ Smart n Snazzy
    January 30, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    Wow I looove that skirt! What a great find! I really love how well it pairs with more casual pieces, you look HOT!
    xo ~ Lia | Smart n Snazzy

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    Merritt Beck
    January 30, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    you look GORGEOUS girly! Love that skirt and those sexy heels!

    The Style Scribe

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    Samantha Tananbaum
    January 30, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Ditto to Kim! Love how effortless you made these sequins look. It’s so fun to take pieces that are “dressier” and make them more accessible for daytime.

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    January 30, 2014 at 7:05 AM

    NYC trip in March?! I need details!! Also love this look – perfect mix of casual & polished 🙂

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      Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.
      February 3, 2014 at 3:59 PM

      I second that! NYC trip in March – what are you up to? 🙂

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    January 30, 2014 at 6:18 AM

    That skirt looks amazing on you Alyson! I never would have thought to pair it with denim, but I love it!

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