Sequins and snow.

This is what I woke up to this morning…

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Not quite what I was expecting.  I thought we’d had the worst of the weather yesterday with the ice storm.  It was quite literally raining ice, and we spent the day curled up on the sofa watching the NBC team in t-shirts in Sochi.

Sarah Palin

 

As we have now had no school since Tuesday, and we are off Friday and Monday anyway for President’s day, to say I am climbing the walls is somewhat of an understatement.  I have tried to focus my attention on my trip, but that of course just gives me greater anxiety wondering if I will have to swim from Bury to London on the 28th.  Not to mention I have suede shoes on my packing list – I might just have to pack the Hunters and be done with it.

My iPad has been getting quite a work out while we watch the Barbie movie for the 20th time, and I have found myself engrossed in Pinterest on more than one occasion.  I’m currently obsessing over this look:

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I ABSOLUTELY NEED A SEQUIN SKIRT.

It must be over the knee, but not too short, sequin covered but not too glitzy, grey or blush so it can easily be dressed down with a grey sweater, and lined so it can be worn with tights without fear of ripping them.  I don’t feel like I have found the perfect one yet but here are some that have caught my eye.

I love the red trim on this IRO skirt and it looks nice and comfy with stretch…It’s a great price on TheOutnet.com for some IRO in your closet.

IRO skirt

This Zara skirt is pretty close to what I want – it will look great with a grey cashmere sweater and wool tights.  My concern is the length…it might be titchy on me, and though I will be the first to say I love my legs, there’s legs and then there’s the chance of showing your tight gusset – not a good look.

Zara skirt

This Express Aztec skirt reminds me of the AllSaints skirt from a couple of years ago, but for a way more palatable price – just $36 this weekend!

Express Aztec

Express also have this gorgeous knee length skirt…I am tempted.

Espress knee length

I love the blush colors in this River Island skirt too – and the black trim would help it pair with black cashmere and black tights.

River Island

I saw this skirt in Target a few weeks ago – it’s a bit longer than I am looking for but the color is perfect as is the price.

Target

Finally this one is gorgeous – I’m just hoping her legs are crazy long and that it won’t be quite as short on me!

Revolve

So sequins and knitwear – what do you think – can I get away with it?

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12 Comments

  1. I tried the River Island skirt a while ago and it’s lovely but I was worried about it snagging my cashmere. I think it would be great with a sweatshirt though. I must say that I think sequins are something you have to see in real life and in general, you get what you pay for. I have Reiss gold and white sequin shorts from years ago that are brilliant quality. Mango are great for sequin tops!

  2. Go for it! LOVE the one where she’s holding the camera – the mix of fabrics is gorgeous.
    (This is my first post, so you don’t know me! I’ve been following your blog for a while without giving you the benefit of my opinion, but the sequin skirt pushed me over the edge!)

  3. Its such a good look – Love it. I like the express knee length and also the river island ( the black pattern really makes the skirt stand out.) Yes, definitely go for it !!
    :0)
    paul

  4. Gorgeous – the snow!! I am loving your instagram as the snow is so beautiful! In Glasgow it’s just so dull and windy – yuck! Have a lovely valentines and enjoy your weekend.

    Lucy xxx

  5. I love the mix of sequins & knitwear! Such a great combo! I hope you found a skirt to lift the winter blues! That snow looks amazing btw! My kids are so upset we haven’t had any! Ax

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