2010-03-08

A Glitter Off

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Pleated pants? Liz Claiborne, thrifted
Silk sequin top? thrifted years ago
Leather blazer? Thrifted and altered
Shoes? Steve Madden, DSW
Clutch? Hilary Radley, Style Sense
Rings? wedding, gifted and the sparkly green one is made by Linda
Earrings? antique, gifted
The other day I was putting my canned goods in alphabetical order and I thought to myself 'I really need to find some more interesting blogs to waste my time at'. That day, I found Clyde's Rebirth. It turns out that Merl (the brain and beauty behind the Clyde's Rebirth blog and jewelry line) and I will forever be linked through the magic that is the world wide web because our love for sparkly clothing is only topped by our love for our feline friends. In short, we make 'crazy cat lady' look good...
Through our conversations, it appeared we both had the same vintage butterfly sequin shirt. We agreed to have a 'glitter off' this weekend. A 'glitter off' suggests competition and quite frankly I don't believe in competing against friends, unless I'm stealing cute boyfriends. This was more the kick in the butt I needed to wear this shirt again. I bought two of these babies over 5 years ago (gold and silver) and I gave one to my best friend, who has since given it back, as I'm the certifiably crazy one who wears weird stuff. I've seen this shirt is magazines, on blogs, at Halloween parties... it's a popular one! I can't wait until it's warm enough to wear this with high-waisted shorts in the summer... we'll have to do a 'Glitter Off Round 2' in the summer (you in, Merl?) and maybe we should raise the stakes then. The winner gets a bag of premium cat food or something....

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Even my shadow listens to me. I told it to pose.

P.S. Clare aired my dirty laundry this weekend. She did a great feature on me and asked some good questions. Yup, really good questions, ones that make me, like... think and stuff. One of the highlights of the interview is me opening up about my short lived athletic career... did you know I was a basketball genius?

36 comments :

Annachiara said...

wow...omg...you're faaantastic!!! looove these pictures!!!

Linda said...

I remember this! I remember when we were in class and we were listening attentivly (by reading trashy magazines) and you nearly screamed when you saw a girl wearing it.
You can give me one if you like, Paul would LOVE it...

tess said...

thanks for stopping by my blog. I love yours. this outfit is fantastic, the top is amazing.

would you like to trade links?

Sal said...

Oh lady. I have erroneously LONGED for a sequin butterfly top for ages! (Proof here) You are totally rocking yours, and I can't wait to see the Glitter Off results.

Kathryn said...

Wow! That top is super sparkly. I don't know about the pants, but I would definitely wear a sparkly butterfly top if I had one!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Ack! I wish I had a glitter top like that! Oh, man!

Elise said...

LOVING that outfit. Class and sophistication -and unique.

Melrose said...

LOL i love this post.

And I might need to come steal that top! I love anything shiny, and this is fabulous!

Taylor Sterling said...

great vintage sequin top! It looks great on you! I love the shape.

Lemondrop Marie said...

Glitter offs sound FABULOUS, glad you've started- that shirt looks amazing with the pieces you've chosen. You've inspired me to try one sometime...
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

briannelee said...

Love it!

Rea said...

Looooove that top goodness gracious.

If you absolutely need another blog to look at, a friend of mine's girlfriend has a great one called My Vintage Secret.
http://www.myvintagesecret.com/

One of my fave things on her blog is the incredibly detailed and colour-coded map of vintage and thrift stores in Toronto! You can find said map under the Odds and Ends tab. Brilliant, right? It's not a daily style blog but I think you will love her endless creativity. Check it out!

Shoeperwoman said...

Love the top! So fabulous with the sun glinting off it too - this is why sequins should never be restricted to just evening wear!

Ela said...

Yay for glitter offs!
And yes for alphabetizing canned goods. All these years I've been doing it, and wondered, but now I know...it's completely normal.

Happy Monday!

Alex said...

I do admire your ability to take something so glitzy and make it look like such daytime chic.

Is there a winner of the Glitter Off?

Make Do Style said...

Lovely sequin top!

chai am woman said...

ahhh this top is SO gorge! definitely lusting over here. the last photo makes it look like the old west, you're waiting for the duel to start haha.

Christen said...

That's so cool that you guys have the same vintage top! LOVE how you wore it! It makes such a great statement.

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Okay, I think we are twins separated at birth, because I have a shirt that looks almost exactly this one. Or maybe our shirts are separated at birth. I really love this look and you've given me inspiration on how to wear mine. :)

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Robin said...

Okay, I have those shoes and I love them, but they utterly brutalize my feet. Do you have the same problem? Figure out a clever way around it?

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

I lovee this top! So neat how you and Merl have the same top! I love the second to last photo.. soo pretty.

Clare said...

Ha, I can't believe you have two of those shirts. Oh wait, I can totally believe it, and I totally love it! Such an amazing shirt!

Eleanor-Shopping The Closet said...

As I must have been a crow in my last life since I am only attracted to shiny,sparkly things, this is my absolute favorite outfit yet.
Beyond a doubt.

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

This shirt is gorgeous!!! Jealous!!

merly k said...

It's on like donkey kong. My version is up and ready for your perusing peepers. ps let's call it a tie? I'm a soooore loser.



ps(x2) I'm REALLY excited to wear this shirt this summer. Pretty sure it has to wait til then anyways because half of it fell off today while running errands. me=sad face.

Julia said...

Awesome about your interview, I love Clare! She's so lovely. And I also love Clyde's Rebirth! Double Awesome! Why are you everywhere, Yen? And why don't I HAVE THAT SHIRT?????????

Of course you were a basketball genius. I mean, you sew wedding dresses and landscape, so in order to be my perfect Dutch woman, you must also use your requisite height for good instead of evil. Hence, basketball. And fashion. And gorgousity,

Julia said...

That was supposed to end with a period (.) Not a comma.

princesspolitico said...

as a sucker for everything sequined and shiny enough to distract a small child, i'm obsessed with your top. i just thrifted an 80s inspired top like this and am having a bit of trouble incorporating it into my wardrobe. love your simple black pants - it really showcases the beauty of your top.

xo.
princesspolitico.blogspot.com

closet365 said...

Yes! Blingy goodness all around.

No doubts about your commitment to Sparkle Motion, here.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

love the glitter!! you're rocking it!
and your interview at between laundry days had me cracking up.

Kyla said...

You definitely make "crazy cat lady look goooood!" The local vintage shop I work with has a shirt like this and I will always think of you when I see it :)

haute hardware said...

That top is nothing short of stunning. **wants** I love how you're working the pleated pants as well. I wore a pair today, and I'm still not 100% comfortable in them...but maybe I'm getting there. :)

Lianna J said...

I love your top, such a great find :) you look great

Kendi Lea said...

um i want that shirt. and i want to look good in it. I'm afraid I would not be able to pull it off as effortlessly as you do. sigh.

Natalya's Closet said...

oh my god, you look soooo gorgeous here, that thrifted top is brilliant!! XOXO

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