Friday, January 22, 2010

Casual Friday - Sparkly Brown

I think I only have one more new-to-me item left to wear from my pre-Christmas shop. This one-shoulder top was only $12.95 in a thrift store! It is covered back and front in irridescent brown sequins sewn onto t-shirt material.
I am still doing my counter push-ups, and I am pleased with how my shoulders and arms are looking. Of course, I couldn't wear the top on its own for work - even for Casual Friday, that's just a tad too casual! So I threw on my boyfriend blazer:
In the top picture, I've tucked my bra strap into the top (for the aesthetic, don't ya know), but I put it back on properly to wear around all day.
Unfortunately, due to the tube/shelf bra that is built in to the top, the top itself kept pulling down over my right boob. Most annoying - I had Ruth on Bra Alert all day in case I started flashing. I might have to remove the shelf bra so that the top will sit properly on me.

I like doing a dressy shoe when I wear my jeans, to keep it looking businesslike.
I did leopard trouser socks! Rar!

Happy Weekend, everyone!

Blazer (Banana Republic, thrifted), top (Express, thrifted), jeans (Esprit), trouser socks (Sox Trot), shoes (Luichiny), gold hoop earrings (gift from L).

12 comments:

  1. Ooo sexy lady! I love that you made work appropiate, such a fun and sparkly shirt!

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  2. FOXY lady! Love the top. You are ready for cocktails after work.

    And your arms look super!

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  3. I think your arms and shoulders look fantastic. Perhaps I should copy your routine!

    I have the same problem with shelf bras. They are inevitably always too small, so I'm thinking of simply cutting out the elastic on the bottom of camis with shelf bras so they don't pull downwards as much.

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  4. Oooolala, I LOVETH the sequins under the jacket!!! Seriously chic.

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  5. Ooolalala, I was wondering if you wore it sans coverup to work! Love it with the jacket.

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  6. Sexy Sexy !
    That top was a great find .....

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  7. Wow, I'm sure I answered all these kind comments! Sorry.

    Thanks, Alison - it was a fun work outfit.

    Kasmira, thank you! Yes, it will be a good after-work outfit.

    Kari, thanks so much! Give it a try! That's it, I am cutting the damned elastic out of that top.

    Thanks, FA!

    Wendy, thanks, m'dear!

    MDS, yes, the whole thing is covered in irridescent brown sequins, front and back. They feel like fish scales.

    Kristen, thanks!

    Thanks, Lorena!

    Thanks, TexNY!

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  8. Love the look! :-) I'm loving sequins right now, and am still regretting my decision not to purchase a sequined zebra print mini dress a couple of weeks ago!

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  9. Thanks, Tat! I noticed last night that you wore a similar look with a black sequined top - you're such an inspiration!

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