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 thoughts on “Sparkling.

  1. Diane

    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!

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  2. Sue

    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!

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