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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Would you wear sparkles?

This season, sparkles seem to be everywhere! I adore this understated long dress, with a peek of a sequined skirt. Have you ever seen anything like it? Elegant and glamorous; you'd be the beautiful yet mysterious girl at the party. :)
And these miniskirts are adorable for parties or even the office, since you could pair them with a wool sweater, like the model on the left.

What do you think? Will you wear sparkles this holiday?

110 comments:

Major Gal said...

i adore sparkles. especially for the holidays.

Lux said...

I really really want to! I just need somewhere to go! Unfortunately my office is the kind that would look at you weird if you came in in a sequined mini-skirt :)

Lilacs In May said...

sparkles are the law at Christmas!

H said...

Hey Joanna, I definitely love the sequined mini/wool sweater combo, it's relaxed but it looks like it could still work for holiday parties!

By the way, have you started the articles club yet?! I remember you said something about it awhile back and it sounded fun!

abode love said...

YES! I am all about a little sparkle, so when I had the chance to grace the cover of an online magazine I knew I wanted to wear a gold, seaquinned mini! Here's the link :) Love this post, perfect for the holidays!

http://abodelove.blogspot.com/2011/06/southern-flourish-is-live.html

Quindome said...

I love the way they look on other people, but always feel a little too "JAZZ HANDS!". Is that weird?

Erin said...

I think I'd worry about snagging the sequins or having them get squished if I sat down, so I'm going to the sparkly sequined heels route instead. Nothing rings in the New Year better than sequins!

Stephanie of Pretty {much} Art said...

Yes! I'm obsessed with the sequined miniskirt trend for the holidays!

Mal said...

I love a little sparkle in an outfit (an embellished tank under a sweater for example) but am not the type for a full sparkly look, but think it works great on others

http://chicgeekery.blogspot.com/

Stephanie Shepherd said...

Sparkles are always so fitting for the holidays. I hope to find a sequined skirt or dress for NYE!

Joanna Goddard said...

quindome, haha, that might have been the best comment ever in the history of CoJ:)

Katie said...

I am a huge sequin fan! I wear them all the time! I prefer my sequins to be black on black because it's understated, yet fun. I used to have this great sequined jacket that had a mishap and disintegrated in my hands. I was heartbroken and haven't found a proper replacement that's fitted, structured, and yet allover sequined. (and under $100)

Joanna Goddard said...

erin, yes, sparkly heels are AMAZING.

JacPfef said...

I am all about the sparkles this season! That gold skirt would be so perfect for new years!

Marie said...

It would be quite difficult at my office but YEs definelty at a party or to go to the restaurant. Sparkles are like pink, it makes me feels lighter when the days are harsh :)

Melissa Blake said...

YES!! These are so beautiful!

aislin said...

i have two pairs of gorgeously sparkling heels (thank you las vegas!!) and i'm definitely lovin' the sequined look. not together though, as to avoid looking like a disco ball.

Jessica Wray said...

heck yes I'd wear sparkles! the hint of them beneath the slit in the first picture is amazing

Paislea Elyse said...

i am in love with sequins this year! they're just too much fun!!

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Shawnee said...

yes yes yes! either a sparkle skirt, heels, or jacket:) perfect for the holidays! xo

Kersey Campbell said...

I think I would look for excuses to wear that dress. Stunning!

Stacie Grissom said...

Yes Yes Yes! I will TOTALLY wear sparkles! The sequin jacket that I wore in this post is probably one of my favorite pieces of clothing. ;)

http://www.starsforstreetlights.com/2011/10/t-shirt-necklace-diy.html

Giulia said...

Why, Joanna, I am wearing sparkles this very minute. Sitting at my desk. Sparkles forever, man. And for those who are scaredy-cats...there are subtle sparkles that aren't all Jazz Hands...that made me lol xo

Lena Eats Hearts said...

a little sparkle is fine like on the first picture :)

Oh Sweet Escape said...

i recently bought a sparkly skirt from styles for less for $16 (if i remember correctly). i'm totally gonna wear it for the holidays! LOVE sparkles!

Amanda (Dear Frances) said...

An absolute YES to sparkles! We are going to a big fancy New Year's party this year so I am psyched to have the opportunity to wear something a bit more over the top than usual. And speaking of sparkly heels, I was eying these heels from Modcloth - hope my size comes back in stock! http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-heels/sparkle-an-interest-heel?utm_source=facebook&fb_source=message

Dress me/love me said...

i don't even know what to say...that DRESS.... I NEED THAT DRESS!! it is perfect!

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Jackie {York Avenue} said...

I wear sparkles all year round! Sparkled tank top, flats, cardigan...not all at once though, don't worry! I think just a hint of sparkle with more casual stuff is perfection, like sparkled flats with a plaid shirt and jeans. I just wish I had an occasion to wear something full out sparkly! (working on New Years unfortunately-no glitter allowed at work!)

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

yes, yes, yes! I adore them. just posted about them! xo

Simply Mily said...

i LOVE sparkles!!! especially for the holidays =)

Marissa said...

Yes yes yes! I am completely in love with that long dress.

Jale Alem said...

such a lovely surprise i noticed and loved that sparkle everywhere trend and made more than one post on personal blog. u can check, if u like. and if u find it nice too, i would be so glad. cause i am happy to see we have shared same likeness about them.:)

sparkle tops:
http://jaleninalemi.blogspot.com/2011/11/bu-seferde-slt-ustler.html

sparkle dresses:
http://jaleninalemi.blogspot.com/2011/11/sltl-elbiseler.html

sparkle bags/clutches:
http://jaleninalemi.blogspot.com/2011/11/isltl-clutch-ii-shinny-clutch-ii.html

and also

http://jaleninalemi.blogspot.com/2011/11/isltl-clutchshinny-clutch.html

sparkle shoes, nails, eyeshadows..:
http://jaleninalemi.blogspot.com/2011/11/isltlara-parltlara-tam-gaz-devam.html

B. in the Know said...

Yes, yes, yes! I would wear them in the morning, to the office, and out late at night - heck I would even sleep in them I love them so much!
Much love,
B

Sarah said...

Definitely! I have this great dress from ASOS last year. What I love about it is how classy it can be. Mine is all silver sequins, is completely backless, yet has a great boatneck and cap sleeve and the dress comes to about an inch or two above the knee. I love pairing it with a cozy cardigan!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I'm not going to any functions that require dress up this season, but if I were I would totally wear sparkles.. I mean, why not?

jamie said...

I can't get enough sequins and sparkle during the holidays! I LOOOVE that first look with the sequins peaking out of the dress! What a fabulous idea!

http://www.glamlatte.com

Kelly R said...

How funny! I JUST purchased a sequin mini dress for holiday parties! I'm excited. It's a bit over the top, but oh so festive! I fully support the sequin trend.

Mandy Koster said...

Yes, yes, yes!! Love sequins!

I need to say something Joanna..:
Just how much I love your blog! :-)

It feels like reading my favourite magazine, without having to wait for an entire month for a new edition to come out! I really enjoy reading it, just wanted to compliment you with your (writing) style and tell you that you are a true inspiration :-)

X Mandy

http://mandykoster.blogspot.com

Kelly said...

Yes! I definitely just bought a tiny gold sequined dress for $12 at Forever21 on Black Friday. I have no idea when I'm ever going to wear it, since I have no holiday parties planned. Would it be crazy to throw a party just for an excuse to wear a $12 dress?

Mar said...

I love it!

Joy said...

Sparkly nails! Subtle..but it might still make me mysterious at the party :)

The Blossom Shed said...

I love this look, especially when it's toughened up with a wool sweater or leather boots - this is the time of year to wear sparkles!

Also - that dress is just gorgeous:)

http://www.theblossomshed.blogspot.com

shoegirl said...

Absolutely! I found a cheaper version of the Zara one at H&M that I plan to tone down with a thick, cream-colored sweater and wool tights. I think as long as the rest of the outfit is neutral and understated, it's a winner!

natalie said...

I've been on the hunt for a super embellished, sequined, glittery shift dress. I like to bring in the new year obnoxiously. OH and I'm totally wearing a fascinator this year. :)

Haley Rogers said...

I'm usually only a sparkle girl during the holidays but I'm all for spicing things up any day of the year :)

Sara said...

I love sparkles! Especially during the holidays. When I was wedding dress shopping a few months ago, I gravitated towards the glittering, sequin-y accented gowns. My mom then told me I definitely take after my grandmother, her exact words being, "You both have glitter running through your veins!" :)

Cassandra Marie said...

I've definitely been diggin' sparkles this year...they're so fun!

TheThinkingCat said...

Wow, the dress is so elegant!!!

cassandra said...

I absolutely love the glitter look, particularly jcrews holiday collection.

http://itsthelittle-things.blogspot.com

Heba said...

sequins for the office? that's so interesting! :)

http://girlynote.blogspot.com

JESS HUDDLESTON said...

I love the look of the oversized sweater paired with the sequined mini! A look I never would have expected, but would be the perfect chic outfit to wear for drinks out with the girls!

http://inanutshell.ca

Tara Galuska said...

I think it is :)

Jennifer said...

I love the look - both are spiffy!

Jane Bond said...

I'm so excited for sparkles this season that I already broke out a sparkle sweater at Thanksgiving! It was also from Zara!

Joy said...

I most definitely would! It's so good for new year parties.

Gina said...

YES! One of the best things about the holiday season is that sparkles are all of a sudden acceptable :).

Jennifer said...

um I am sorta obsessed! I wear them daily ;)

Victoria said...

Yes, I do love a sequin or two. Just bought a gold sequined Zara clutch to add some sparkle to leaving drinks I'm having this week.

http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-us-W2011/122003/446521/SEQUINNED+WALLET

Alissa said...

Yes, yes and YES! (I heart sparkles.)

DiamondsandTulle said...

love love love everything with sparkles, as evident on my Pinterest! :) That long dress/sequin skirt combo is TDF!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Alexandra said...

only if I had legs like the models in the pictures...

Jessica at Nine to Phive said...

Incredibly unique and very flattering style. I like it especially for the holiday season.

JWK said...

Would if I could! Maternity miniskirts, not so much!

A Cup of Sparkle said...

OHH, Yes! I love sparkles.

acupofsparkle.blogspot.com

SKC said...

My sparkly purchase from last year is losing its sparkles! I love sparkly pieces for the holidays, but wish they were made to last!

Jenny @ Colorado Uncouture said...

Definitely! I love the peek too. I don't own much glitter, probably because I don't trust myself to keep it toned down.

http://coloradouncouture.blogspot.com/

Allison Young said...

i love this combination!

www.absurdlypeculiar.blogspot.com

soniadeli said...

I love the look, but I'm not sure I'd have the courage to wear... sparkles attract too much attention and I'm a shy girl :)
Well, maybe on a special occasion (Christmas dinner?) I could take the 'risk'. But then, I hate buying clothes if I know I'm only going to wear them a couple of times.

Paper Squid said...

Oh yes, no hesitation – I'd definitely wear sparkles. Give me a shirt with it, long dress, purse, but I"m still working on growing the balls to wear a short skirt though, maybe longer skirt :)

Megan C. Stroup said...

I absolutely love sparkles! I was dress-shopping for my sorority's semiformal this past weekend, and I really wanted sequins but I already have a full-sequin dress that I wore two years ago. So, I went with this cute by more understated sparkly dress from Express:

http://www.express.com/sequin-belted-dress-40902-22/control/page/6/show/3/index.pro

Tish said...

I love but how on Earth does Nordies have a cheaper skirt than Zara?!

Erin said...

I would wear sparkles every day if I could! Loving these skirts- I think I may buy both!

Gandhali said...

Absolutely!! Sequins were quite "in" last year too! I bought a fully sequined tank top (in gold!) for last New Years', and it's aaawesome! :-)

Nomadic D. said...

I saw that maxi on pinterest last week and flipped over it. it is so gorgeous! I would wear sparkles, but honestly I have so few occasions to do so that spending money on it seems silly. I think I'd go for a jacket like the first one here:

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/2011/11/zipped-into-zara.html

But the reality is the sparkles will probably just stay on my nails like this:

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/2011/04/sparkly-nude.html

Meredith said...

Love, love, love them. I got a great pencil skirt on sale at J Crew last year with a mix of sparkly and matte sequins. Love it!

Lady Daydream said...

definitely! i used to be wary about sparkles and sequins but i recently came to love them. just bought a sequin skirt myself. i love the way it looks paired with a chambray/denim button down shirt or even just a plain old t-shirt. the sparkle it gives in the light it just so much fun, especially for the holidays. i don't think any girl's wardrobe is complete without a little something covered in sequins :)

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percentblog said...

I LOVE the sparkle that is currently happening. I don't have any yet myself but am hoping to find an item or two on sale soon. Or maybe figure out a DIY...

Carrascography said...

Yes, i'm wearing them now! I adore this sparkle nail polish Looks Like Rain, Dear by O.P.I for Sephora. it's gorgeous on!

Ashley said...

I'm not normally a sparkly girl but those look classy rather than cheesy and are so dang festive. Totally want one.

Kathryn said...

I have definitely given in to the sparkle trend. I got my first sparkly shirt last week.

17 Perth said...

Yes maam, most definitely I would wear sequins---especially if it is that first outfit--love the little sparkle peeking out.

Sarah.Croft said...

I've got a pair of understated nude sparkley flats by Chinese Laundry that I love, but I would love something simple up top too.

Norbyah said...

absolutely....YES!!!

Heather Mead Kim said...

This is lovely... in fact, it is probably the maximum amount of sparkle that I would wear clothing-wise....a little flash, but not too much. Thanks for sharing! ;)

Rainy Daisy said...

I'm afraid sparkles just aren't my thing. I like subdued colors, things that don't draw attention. And when I do happen to be in a conversation, I like to make eye contact....not (umm) skirt contact? That doesn't sound right.

I think there are some who can wear sparkles and look classy. That's just not me :)

cheers!
Daisy

Rebecca Campos said...

I'm dreaming about a sequin skirt! (it could even be a golden one) to pair up with a neutral color shirt!
Just not too sure as to where I'd wear in my city's scorching weather!

xo

Emerald Avalanche said...

I don't think I would look amazing in sparkles, but they look gorgeous on other people!

P.S. Please do me the honor of stopping by my blog. I would love it if you would maybe leave a comment and tell me what you think or give me some advice. Thank you!

Chelsey: The City's Heartbeat said...

Sparkles are perfect for the holiday season.

http://www.thecitysheartbeat.com

Evett said...

I LOVE LOVE any blingage and SPARKLES. My Mother & Sissy took me on a shopping spree this past Saturday and I scooped up a skirt as you listed(Forever 21), and some and some sparkly booties at the Guess store and an adorable sexy Sparkly razor back flare top at H&M.

I'm so ready for the Holiday parties!


Woo Hoo!

Evett said...

Of Course I would not wear all of these at the same time.... LOL

Stephanie said...

Forever 21 has a fantastic sort of rose-gold sequined cocktail dress that is calling my name. It would be stellar under a cute little blazer.

sarah e. said...

I'm a sequin junky! I just bought my new year's dress and it's covered in pink/bronze sequins.

Stripes-ON-Stripes said...

I love all that Sparkles especially paired with something plan so there is no competition between the two pieces.

Sonia said...

I'm Indian - love dressing up in a sari for a party / wedding which usually has sparkles galore - so glamorous! Indians eat sparkles for breakfast. In everyday life maybe a design on a tshirt :)

Erin said...

mhmmm! gotta love sparkles!

XO
erin

sweetnessitself.blogspot.com

Flapjack Melody said...

Sparkles are gorgeous & so, so fun..!

I love them, I'm just starting my hunt for the perfect sparkly addition to my wardrobe...

FJM

x

http://flapjackmelody.blogspot.com

Caitlin said...

I am loving sequins this season!! They are so fun!!

xo
Caitlin
http://hauteeyes.com

Steph Meyer said...

psst...that gorgeous long dress is 40% off at Saks right now!

http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446422685&R=478536745205&P_name=Gryphon&sid=133F422C6E82&Ntt=Gryphon&N=0&bmUID=jfVeXOW

Jennifer Young said...

i adore those sequin skirts! especially loving the one on the bottom left--pairing it with a nice, warm sweater? i adore!
j.

Ellie said...

I was a competition dancer growing up so I basically lived in glitter and sequens, and still try to wear them as much as possible. I love love these mini skirts

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Exquisite Daydreams said...

I would wear them but just for a party!

Marmie Bags said...

Love this look! I am going to try to recreate it myself. I found some mini sequin shorts at shopruche.com & I am going to try to recreate the maxi skirt with some curtain sheers that I found. I think it's going to look super classy & sexy!!

Bucklebelts said...

That long dress is so beautiful. Love it so much. I want to see my wife wearing that kind of dress.

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