Monday, December 12, 2016

Sparkle Week! Rock & Roll Sparkle

Welcome to Sparkle Week! My company's doing Jeans Week, but I don't do jeans. But I do sparkle! 
I'm calling today's outfit "Rock & Roll" sparkle, because I have lots of bling on, but it's all very clean lines and not fussy/delicate. High on the badass scale, too.

  • Dress - Big Fish, thrifted; purchased here on the weekend for $16.95 
  • Shoes - Diesel, consignment; last seen here in September with lavender and dots
  • Coat (below) - Samuel Dong, thrifted

Despite this being a wrap dress, it didn't gape at all all day (it has a large section of overlap). I wore a black cami under this, along with a short black half-slip for the bottom. And although I'm wearing tights (hello, dots!), this is still a pretty short dress, so some sort of under-coverage was needed.

The belt got most of the attention.
 As did the tights. They are pretty fun.

I went with the coat that matched the shape of the dress. Bad move.
I know, cute, right? But this was way too thin! It snowed on the way to work today and I just froze all the way. Back to the thick wooly, furry coats until we get some warm-ish weather again! I did like wearing my thrifted Liz Claiborne hat (it kept my hair completely dry), my fur boa and my grey wool gloves, but again, not warm enough!

The stuff:
Funky shoes, eh? So none of these pieces are what you might think of as sparkly, but they are shiny and metallic, and that totally counts in my book. Colour me sparkle!

Badass bling:
Squares and circles - that's how I ended up with dotty tights.

  • Belt - BCBG Max Azria, conisgnment
  • Cuff - vintage 80s
  • Spinner ring - Twang & Pearl
  • Earrings - Aldo Accessories


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    1. Keep an eye peeled for shirtwaist dresses when you shop - they are awesome!

  2. The studded accessories really punch things up!

    And I know I've seen you in some lovely vintage jeans...Armani or Versace,wasn't it?

    1. Thanks! I like the contrast of tough and soft. Yes, you are right! I have vintage Versace blue (not denim blue) jeans - I forgot about those!

  3. lovely badass sparkling style! I like your dress, such a beautiful shape (and color!) and love your tights and shoes!, and all that bijouterie!!
    It's a beautiful coat, but I agree about staying warm: I'm a huge fan of comfort!

    1. Thank you so much! I do love my bling. My lesson is learned - a warmer coat!

  4. That's a beautiful dress and I do really like that coat, even if it wasn't warm enough for your weather. Hopefully it isn't to cold for long!

    1. I like the coat a lot too, but it's definitely fall/spring!

  5. I love this ! When I saw the dress on the post you purchased it I thought it might be too short, but no, you did a perfect job wearing it and the tights look awesome She.

    1. I didn't actually realize it was this short - I tried it on over the Muppet skirt, so I had no idea! Phew, glad it worked. It will probably be more of a warm-weather dress.

  6. Blooming lovely Sheila! The dress looks perfect with those spotty tights and I love that chunky belt. Shiny shoes are just the same as sparkle, I agree. Hurrah for a week of bling and sparkle - can't wait to see the next installment.
    Have a fab week x

    1. Thanks, Anna! There are all kinds of ways to be sparkly!

  7. The dress looks really good on and I love the spotty tights and belt with it. Amazing shoes!

    I will try and sparkle along with you on Thursday and Friday...


    1. Thank you, Veronica! I love the shoes - such a cool shape. Sparkle on!

  8. You have so many awesome coats! Nice shape and pretty colour on the dress.


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