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How can a formal pencil skirt covered in sequins ever be appropriate for anything other than a cocktail party? I can feel your doubt. I agree on some level sequins are for dressier events, however, if you will refer to Figure 1 below, you will notice this Look isn’t only destined for Valentine cocktails at Downton Abby, but wouldn’t it also be gorgeous for lunch with the girls, or at the February meeting for your ladies’ club (The Owl Forum meets on Friday!) or even to a fabulous Stella and Dot Trunk Show!? Sorry–had to throw that in. Don’t be afraid to dress up a bit more than usual and let yourself (and your skirt) sparkle.

Figure 1


When trying to ‘dress down’ a more formal piece, combining it with a knit is always helpful. A novelty knit is even better. This ‘kiss me pretty’ sweater from Brook and Arrow is a perfect choice. The sweater itself is fun and easy to wear with jeans and black booties, but how unexpected and glam is it when paired with the sequin skirt?

Accessorizing with the Chelsea Tech Wallet from Stella and Dot is an excellent idea for every occasion. Literally. I carry mine everyday and love it because my keys clip to the wrist strap, and my cell fits right inside.

This wallet and the Callie necklace are my two favorites from Stella and Dot this month. Hot pink always makes me happy, and I find myself wearing this necklace often.

Oh! In case you are interested in the pink nail polish, I am wearing a color by Butter London called Snog. Appropriate for our upcoming Valentine holiday, don’t you think? (snog is British street slang for making out. tee hee!)

shop the look:

Exact Sweater

Exact Skirt/Similar Skirt

Similar Shoe

Chelsea Tech Wallet

Callie Necklace

Exact Bracelet/Exact Bracelet/Exact Bracelet/Similar Bracelet/Exact Bracelet/Exact Bracelet

Bow Ring

Butter London Polish: Snog


Don’t be afraid to sparkle!

and Don’t be afraid to find me on Pinterest. or Bloglovin. or Instagram. or Facebook. or Twitter.

-ciao for now-


photo credit: Patrizia Montanari

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