Monday, December 8, 2014

Casual Sparkle

layering for the fall and winter sequins and stripes mixed

We had Ross's company Christmas party this weekend. Running crazy was the theme of our Saturday afternoon. So crazy, that I didn't get a chance to take an Instagram #ootd selfie or post any pics of what I wore. Needless to say we had a great time. A great enough time that I didn't stop to think about taking a single picture. Ooops! Next year!! I was concentrating on merriment and not my phone or social media.

Anyway, I am hoping to share a similar look later this week in case you are looking for some holiday party attire inspiration. I will say, my outfit did involve this J.Crew Factory silver sequin top.

Today is a casual version of how I styled it. I have a similar one in pastel pink that I have worn a few times on my blog....last time was here...a year ago!!

It's a fun top that can be style and layered a million ways....holiday season or not. I chose to wear it with jeans, layered over a plaid oxford and added cognac accents for a casual look, perfect for holiday shopping, a laid back office party or holiday family gathering. 

Remember, just because it sparkles doesn't mean it can't be worn during the day. It's super easy to dress down sequins by incorporating casual pieces...especially plaid. 

plaid shirt layered with a sequin top
blazer, sequins, plaid and cognac rdidng boots
Fashion Layering ideas for Fall and Winter Sequins and Plaid
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J Crew Factort Silver Sequin Top
Vince Camuto Kadia Russet Riding boots
J.Crew Factory Sequin Top // Golden Tote Plaid Top c/o (option here , here and here) // Lauren Conrad Boyfriend Blazer (old: option here and here) // Tractr Denim c/o (option) // Vince Camuto Boots // Forever 21 Crossbody // Daniel Wellington Watch c/o // Wrenn Jewelry Druzy Ring c/o

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Shanna

42 comments:

Laura Mitbrodt said...

I love the sequins and plaid!
xo
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Jeanne said...

Very cool outfit!!!
♥♥♥
Jeanne
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Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

This sequin top is stunning and love it with the plaid.

xo
PinkSole

Taramixandmatch said...

The silver sparkles are so pretty...such perfect layering with the plaid!

Daphnee StVal said...

Interesting combo! I would have never thought to pair sequins with plaid, I love it!


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Charming Lucy said...

I love the sequins paired with plaid! And I am starting to see how fabulous blazers are! I know I am late to that party, but I need a black one like today!! Susan

BlackBlush said...

Love the plaid!
xx

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Whitney and Blaire said...

Such a fun top! It would be perfect dressed up for NYE!
xo, Whitney and Blaire
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Erica McLeod said...

What a great look! I love the sequin/plaid combo. Also, your photos are so beautiful today.
Erica
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Kimberly said...

Love this look, Shanna, and I totally agree with you that sequins can be worn during the day!

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MorganizewithMe said...

LOVE the sparkles! Great pairing. Glad you had a great weekend.

Heidi said...

Gorgeous combination!

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Kacie Firkins said...

Love the plaid and sparkles - so perfect for the holiday!

Kacie
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Nico lowbudget-lowcost said...

Such a cool way to wear that top!!!

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The Real Arnolds said...

LOVE this! The way you dressed down the sparkles makes it totally wearable. I can see you dressing it up for a totally different look too. You know it's a good time when you don't even check your phone.

Amy Ann
The Real Arnolds

Shira said...

I'm always up for casual sequins- love how you mixed with with plaid :)

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Becky M said...

I love that this is casual and you can wear this to so many places, not just a holiday party! You look great, and I love the boots!

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Crissy Fundaro said...

I love how you make sequins look casual in this look! So perfect Shanna!

Crissy
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Kristina said...

Such a fun way to dress up your layers!

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Nicole Peters said...

Absolute PERFECTION today! Your layering techniques are sooooo amazing. =)

Helene in Between said...

I never think to wear sparkles like this! love it!!

Alecia Mariana said...

Love how you layered this sparkle top!!

xx,

La Joie de Vivre

Adri Lately said...

Tis the season for sequins and plaid! Love the look topped off with a blazer! I know I didn't get a picture of our first holiday party too. Till the next one;)
xo Adri
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Kristy Lyons said...

Sequins can be SO difficult to wear but you're totally rocking it!

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Madeline // Style Me Thrifty said...

LOVE this look. I've seen this sequin top on JCrew Factory's site, but their photos don't do it justice. It looks waaaaay cuter in your photos! Seriously might have to buy it now.

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Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

This is exactly why I love to follow you. Inspiration! I would have never thought to put something together like this.

Brianne Bracco said...

Sparkle, Sparkle!!! Loving this for a holiday look! The plaid and blazer break it up oh so perfectly!

Darcy said...

I really love this layered! especially with the blazer on top -- i never would have guessed it was long sleeve!
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Sarah said...

All of my favorite things in one outfit, nailed it!

For the Love of Leopard said...

I love this casual take on sequins! So glad to hear you had a great time at the Holiday party - can't wait to see what you wore! xoxox Danielle
For the Love of Leopard

Beauty Follower said...

Wonderful plaid + sequin!

Hugs from Athens :)

Caroline said...

Plaid + sparkles = holiday dressing on steroids! And I couldn't be happier!

Sierra Burton said...

Oh man I'm totally loving this outfit, especially that shirt!!

Brooke Ober said...

Love, love, love this look. Looks so effortless, comfortable and chic. Thanks for the inspiration!

Brooke
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jenn~the stylish housewife said...

Gahhhhh! This is SO cute!!! I have the same sequin shirt but in navy (bought it last year...maybe even the year before!) and have only worn it once! I LOVE it paired with the plaid peeking out underneath! And don't worry girl...I am running around like a chicken with my head cut-off also! Birds of a feather I tell ya!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Debbie Stinedurf said...

That top is fabulous! And there's no better way to do sequins than casual...love it.
Debbie
www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

mnuvgt said...

How is the sizing of the sequin top? Does it run small or loose?

Aleczandra Sallows said...

Oh my goodness this outfit is amazing! I love the sequin/plaid combo, and those boots are amazing. Such a perfect outfit!

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LV said...

I love the layers and the unexpected touch of a little sparkle. Great look.

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Kacie Ellis said...

You know you're having fun when there's no pictures to show for it! lol. I love this dressed down sequin outfit!

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willfullyelegant.com said...

This is one amazingly festive and creative outfit!! Love the sequin and plaid together..YOu rocked this outfit.

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