What is it about little girls and sequins and glitter? My 20-month-old is already refusing to wear any outfit that doesn't include at least one "sparkly" thing, effectively eradicating my efforts at style minimalism. Whether you're a year-round sparkle lover like my daughter or not, if there's one time of year when major bling is totally appropriate, it's the holiday season. So start stocking up on these 11 sequin-studded finds now, and she'll be ready to shine during all those parties, shopping excursions, and trips to see Santa. But beware: once she puts on Stride Rite's Safi boots or J.Crew's cupcake dress, it's pretty much guaranteed she won't want to wear anything else.
Blair Waldorf glows in a printed Louis Vuitton frock in episode four of Gossip Girl. She pairs her dark-hued dress with multicolor python Alexandre Birman pumps, a neutral Prada bag, and two Sequin necklaces. We added a berry lip and nude nail polish to complete Blair's Upper East Side look. Get her exact bag with other like items when you shop now.
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If there's ever a time to bring out the sparkly, the glitz, and the glam, it's New Year's Eve. So release your inner magpie with shiny soiree décor as you toast to 2011!
Keep track of the time with a chic clock like George Nelson's Sunflower Clock ($1,085) and be sure to have plenty of party-friendly accouterments like mini sparklers ($16 for four), a Crystal Pinata ($140), and confetti poppers ($12.50 each). Pour your bubbly into dainty saucers ($75 for four) and dress your table with Bling Placecard Holders ($13 for four), Sequin Flower Napkin Rings ($25), and a flower-filled Futura Asterisk Vase ($125). Shop the rest of the glistening goodies by clicking the images above. Cheers!
Katie Cassidy continues her guest stint on Gossip Girl looking just as lovely as the rest of the stylish Upper East Siders. In this particular scene she wears a Wayne dress and Dolce and Gabbana blazer paired with a Sequin necklace and CC Skye bag. Most of the items are available online, so shop the exact pieces with a few similar items now.
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I never met a sequin I didn't like, or a breton stripe, for that matter. So, when the classic little stripes met sparkly sequins via this Alice + Olivia Sequin Stripe Tee ($385), I was giddy, until I caught wind of the price. Celebs may be able to afford this one, but not I . . .
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Sometimes all you need for a night on the town is a hint of gold to make your outfit pop. Whether it's a skirt, top, or a dress, each of these pieces has a shimmer that'll sparkle. Try one, try all, but make sure the focus is on the gold glamour.
After a two week hiatus thanks to New York and London Fashion Week Coutorture's community must reads are back with a fresh dose of blogger joy.
We entirely support Bag Bliss's love of Pringle's Kasia tote bag. We have Pringle on the mind what with their new collaboration with Sigerson Morrison and all. Shoewawa also has the scoop on that collaboration.
Style Eyes notes that nudes and oranges are combining quite a bit on the catwalk this Spring 2009 season. She also hopes that by saying "nude" she doesn't get any upsetting Google traffic. We think you are safe hon!
Temptalia has Chanel's Holiday 2008 collection with lots of images and product descriptions for those obsessed with all things double C.
SheFinds solves the dreaded pairing black and brown collection. We say hey didn't we already do that at Lord and Taylor this week? Ohh wait, that was for guys!
Little Molly Cakes asks how do we feel about sequined shorts. She feels good. We feel bad.
What guts Carrie Underwood has to wear a dress that cool girl Mary-Kate Olsen both designed and wore. The Elizabeth and James sequin dress was originally worn by Mary-Kate back in September at New York Fashion Week. The country singer wore it recently also while in NYC. Who do you think wore it better?