Holiday 2010: New Year's Sparkle
Nov 30, 2010
I am taking a trip to DC for New Years with the boyfriend. I am going to a New Years eve party with Hill friends. I’d obviously die to wear one of the Alice and Olivia sequin minis, but just cannot afford it on a government salary. Fiscally responsible sequin dresses seem to be non-existent. Have you seen any? I know it is holiday posting week on CHS, so I thought I would make a post request! Thanks and hope you are keeping warm up there!
It can be difficult to find inexpensive sequins that doesn’t look cheap, but it’s not impossible. If I were going to head to the mall to search for a sequin dress, I would start at Arden B, French Connection or Macy’s. But since I compose this blog using online shopping tools, I headed over to Polyvore to look for a sequin dress that wouldn’t break the bank.
Earrings. Black Out Stud Earrings (Dillard’s, $30)
When you wear blue sequins (or black, or silver–basically any color but gold), you can go two ways with the accessories: true silver or graphite-colored. You’re basically deciding whether you want to enhance the glitz or tone it down. If you decide to shake what your sparkle gave you with silver accessories, choose a simple sandal, a chandelier earring, a simple ring and a basic clutch.
When you’re wearing sequins, the dress should stand on its own. Add accessories, but add them one at a time and then assess your situation. If you over accessorize, you’re going to look like you’re on the way to the prom.