outfit du jour: burn to shine

I have to apologize for these night photos. I didn't get a chance to take them until after dark and since it gets dark so early these days, you'll probably be seeing more of them soon.

It's finally Everybody, Everywear day and the theme this month is sequins/shiny/sparkley or something like that. Considering I'm that-girl-who-loves-anything-sequined, you'd think this would be an easy challenge for me. But it wasn't. My sequined sweaters were dirty, so I decided to pull out this vintage maxi dress (which I think drew up a little bit) and add the shiny purse for some extra shine. It's kind of a weird combination, especially when you consider the shoes, but I actually kinda like this outfit. But of course I do...it's shiny!

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Vintage Dress: Thrifted, apx. $6., Faux Leather Jacket: Wet Seal, $20., Bag: from JCPenney's years ago, apx. $30.

Sequins + Sparkles | Everybody, Everywear





A few people have said that they like when I include close ups, so I'm trying to do that more often...












Earrings (actually worn in black): F21, set of 12 for $4.




Vintage Soon Necklace: Handmade, Gift. (I'm also wearing another cross necklace that I couldn't find a picture of.)





Ring: F21, $3.




Shoes: Thrifted, apx. $5.








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37 comments:

  1. Love. that. dress!!! I definitely need to add some sequins to my closet... And I totally dig that spoon necklace - what a unique piece!

    Thanks for the comment on my blog. :)

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  2. Love the dress! It looks cool in your night photos. The shoes look just right with the sparkles.

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  3. Lovely outfit, you look beautiful!
    I have a giveaway this week, hope you will join in on the fun!

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  4. i want to have curls like yours <3

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  5. To die for. Effortless glamour, in such a boho chic kind of way! You make that sequin maxi look so easy to wear! Glad I found you through today's sparkly EBEW--come say hi if you get a sec!

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  6. That shiny maxi was a good choice for EBEW.

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  7. Wow. What a great dress. I agree with BiblioMOMia; effortless glamour.

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  8. Those shoes!!! I love a chunky heel. And what a steal for $5!!!
    I just can't get enough of shopping at thrift stores. I'm starting to think people who spend $550 on a handbag have some sort of mental issues. No offense to them or anything, but goodness lol.

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  9. That dress is fierce!!!

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  10. Every gal needs a little sparkle in their life ;)

    XX,
    Miranda

    thechicsheet.net

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  11. that close up photo of you with your hand in your hair is gorgeous! nice sparkly outfit. what's this day to night challenge thing? someone else mentioned it, but i don't know what they're talking about.

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  12. I came by specifically to get a better look at that floor-length sequin action you've got going on. It is an INCREDIBLE find, let me tell you.

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  13. your dress is amazing
    and i love your hair

    following you
    hope you can follow me back

    xo
    www.myjiglyciouslife.blogspot.com

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  14. Such a cool dress! Love the spoon necklace too. I've got something similar in my collection. I think they are really neat :)

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  15. What an awesome dress, and I love it with the tough jacket. I can't believe I missed this month's EBEW!! Whoops!

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  16. AMAZING skirt. Love it.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  17. great pics and nice stuffs!!! love your outfit, so fab!!! you are very gorgeous, love your blue eyes!!! enjoyed your blog, following you now..

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    kissess!!!

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  18. You thrifted that gorgeous dress & those amazing shoes?? I want to go thrifting with you!!

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  19. 1. i still am incredibly jealous of your hair!
    2. love ben lee
    3. those shoes are awesome!
    xo TJ

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  20. Hi lovely, your look is Fab!!!
    Have a nice day!

    Besos, desde EspaƱa, Marcela

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  21. What a gorgeous dress!! And I just love your hair. If I could be guaranteed hair like yours, I'd grow it out in a heartbeat!

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  22. I want that dress!! :) gorgeous hair!

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  23. Talk about sparkle!!! :-) I just wanted to say that your hair looks amazing. Nice outfit too.

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  24. your hair looks great!

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  25. LOVE the booties!
    and your sparkly dress! very festive :)

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  26. first of all sequins are women's best friend. You look stunning, the dress is such a fabulous buy! I love the shoes too, and for what? $5? Amazing.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  27. loving those earrings. and sequins at night is always a standout. you look great

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  28. That dress is KILLER. Love the shoes too! Really great look. :)

    xo,
    melissa
    bubbyandbean.com

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  29. That dress is stunning! I can't believe you found it for only $6!

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  30. You have the best luck with thrifting! :)

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  31. Love the shoes and the ring! btw, your sparkly dress is a treasure. Chic and yet not that flashy. Great outfit.

    Cheers,
    Cathy@scrubs pants

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