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Sparkling.

Sequins are everywhere right now but I have to say I’ve not ventured into the land of festive sequins yet.  I have to admit sequins make me a bit nervous.  I have an Express sequined sweatshirt that I like – because it really is a sweatshirt I can wear it casually during the day – in fact I last wore it here back in the summer when I flew to the UK.

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In lieu of sequins I’ve been sporting quite a few items with sparkly thread in them.  I find this kind of ‘sparkle’ much easier to wear.  It also lends itself to being worn throughout the year – especially when the garment is a scarf or a casual piece of knitwear.  The scarf I wore on Monday is a blush sparkly H&M scarf that is still available in my local stores, though unfortunately can’t be found on the US or the UK website.  I paired it with an H&M knitted dress – one of my favorites as I love the asymmetrical hemline, my Zara snake skin trousers – they are very loud indeed, and my Ash Bowies.  Even when worn with nude colors like these the sparkle provided a bit of festive fun.

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Today I am wearing my favorite winter jumper – the sparkle Skye jumper from Boden, where there is currently up to 50% off until January 6th in their winter sale.  It is a gorgeous taupe/parchment color with gold thread running through it.  I love the cut of this jumper – it’s short so not overwhelming, but it’s lovely and slouchy – I even sized down in this.  I’m wearing it layered over a brown Target tank, with my Zara red skinnies, Acne Pistol boots and an oldish H&M scarf.

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It’s the last day of school today for the Christmas break – hooray – we can all lie in bed a little longer tomorrow.  What with finishing the IKEA closet, wrapping presents and packing for a quick jaunt to NYC it’s going to be a busy break.

What are your plans for the Holiday?

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5 Comments

  • Reply One Chic Mom (@IvaGrbesic) December 19, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I love it all…as usual!

  • Reply Pauline McEllin Pichoff December 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Love all the sparkly stuff!! Last day at work tomorrow and last day at school for the kids today so really looking forward to a nice break and some rest and relaxation for the holidays!! Enjoy NYC:-)

  • Reply Diane December 19, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Kids don’t finish till Friday and they go back on the 3rd January, so not long to fit in xmas markets, panto, trip to London, my daughters birthday and a trip to see the Lion King. No time for rest here. Anyway Merry Xmas and here is to a peaceful and healthy 2013!

  • Reply Sue December 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Your daughter is such a cutie and so pretty. I have a sparkly sequin jumper as you know which I do wear in the daytime but I’m not a big lover in general of all things sparkly – a bit like you – I do like things a little bit more pared down. I will however prove myself a hypocrite by probably wearing sequins tomorrow just for the hell of it. Looking forward to not doing the school run though for a couple of weeks – yay for the sleep ins and pyjama days! Have a good time in NYC and a merry Christmas to you too!

  • Reply Jody Brettkelly December 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    I have a similar sparkly sweatshirt and i love it, a bit of sparkle goes a long way and I especially love it in the everyday. You look so fab in those red jeans!

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