sequins of events

I have a thing for bling; which is why I’m oh-so-happy when December rolls around and it becomes socially acceptable to walk out the door in sequins. Honestly, some people receive an invitation to a holiday party and think to themselves, “Oh goody!  Seven-layer dip and hot-buttered rum!” I think to myself, “Oh goody! I get to wear my sparkly cocktail dress!

Apparently, Princess Kate thinks the same thing…

But because we’re talking about clothes that make limited appearances to parties and such, I see no reason to take out a second mortgage on the house (or Palace) in order to afford them. Yes, they have sparkle…but diamonds they are not.

Here, some gems I dug up….

The appropriately-named Mandalay Cold Shoulder Sequin Dress; $1,755

Parker Open Back Sequin Dress; $374,

Aidan Mattox Cold Shoulder Sequined Sheath Dress; $295,

Vince Sequin-Embellished Crepe Dress; $495,

Aidan Mattox Cold Shoulder Sequin Dress in gold; $295,

Balmain Cargo Pants; $1,750, and Top; $1,997

AG Adriano Goldschmied Sequin Ponte Pants; $225,

DKNYC Boat Neck Sequin Top; $59.40,

Valentino Red Sequin Satin Petal Rosette Tote; $1,933.20

Michael Kors Grayson Sequin Satchel; $368,

Stuart Weitzman Sequined Lace-Up Bootie; $315

Dereon Dynamite Boots in Pewter; $74.99,

Juicy Couture Star Shine Sequin Bag; $298

Xhilaration Blush Satchel; $24.99,

Ugg Australia Laela Sparkles Raspberry Rose; 109.95

Converse Glitz Slip-On in Fuchsia; $34,

WARNING: Wearing sequins from head-to-toe can cause serious damage to your reputation. No more than one or two pieces per customer.

  • Casey

    I am also a sequin NUT and saw a cute black sequin blazer in the Victoria Secret catalog for around $180 but since it will only get one or two wears a year, that still seemed a little high… Well, I was in Forever 21 shopping for my soon-to-be 12 year old daughter and suddenly I came upon a cropped black sequined jacket… for less than $25!!!!! Needless to say, I now have the black sequin jacket I’ve spent the last 5 (who am I kidding – 20!) years looking for!

    November 29, 2011 at 10:34 pm