2011-12-07

Sequin Courage

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Skirt? No label, from Milli's Top? Winners Shoes? DvF, StyleSense Wristlet? Coach, bridesmaid's gift Necklace? Vintage, The Last Hurrah


It's not a competition but if it were, this skirt would win. Win everything but Miss Congeniality, seriously...
It was Matt's company party this past weekend and last year, when it was his first year at that company, I went conservatively festive in a black frock ('conservatively festive in a black frock?', thanks goodness I am not a copywriter...). But this year... I brought out the big guns. I know more people and one of my very good friends works for the company now and that gave me a whole lot of sequin courage. Of course, the fact that, despite my best efforts to become a socialite, there has been a dearth of event invites also spurred me into wearing my favourite skirt. It is rare that I get the chance to really dress up, so if something comes along, I embrace the opportunity fully. Last time I wore this skirt it was my brother's wedding. I wore it very similarly and we took pictures with cows. I can't top cows... I tried and all we got before the sun set was a garage door...

69 comments :

Emily {tomorrow never knows} said...

DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
first of all... since you made fun of my words yesterday, it's my turn. 'thanks goodness'? Is that an Ontario saying?

Second of all... you look so amazing, that I would like to rip that skirt off u and wear it as a full length dress from my forehead to my toes - in 5 inch heels. in other words, i'm short and it would never fit me in a million years.
I love the 3rd picture... cuz the sky kinda matches your skirt.

And last of all, you are lucky to have a husband who doesn't mind bringing a mermaid to his xmas party. i would not have gotten away with such a thing. maybe that's why i'm single? anyhoo matt's a good sport it seems ;)

GFS said...

Oh Jentine... this skirt is the reason why I keep falling in love with you....stylishly speaking of course.

Or maybe not...........:)

C said...

You look like a fashionable mermaid! It's GOOOOORGEOUS. I'm dying from how gorgeous it is and how you mellowed it out with the solid top. LOVE!

Rachel Kaylynn said...

Love the skirt! And you just encouraged me to not hold back and get full out dressed up for the upcomig hoilday party at my hubby's work. :)

Fashion Flirt said...

That skirt is AMAZE-BALLS. Just fantastic... You look like a stylish mermaid. In a really good way!

jas said...

phenomenal skirt!

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Slauditory said...

That is amazing! The skirt is SO elegant and mermaidish.

barefootandvintage said...

Is that the robot you're doing in the 3rd photo? I commend your style to the company party, but I'm a little worried about your dancing abilities.
Gorgeous. You are gorgeous!

Meg said...

I have no words for the sheer awesomeosity that is your gorgeous sequiny skirt. SO JEALOUS.

Lindsay Ann said...

wowwwza! that skirt is just fantastic. i don't know many people, really anyone, that could pull that skirt off...and you do it soo well!!!

Prissy said...

You look amazing!! This skirt is so freakin gorgeous!!!

Prissy

Tori said...

stunning skirt, but I love that necklace!


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Andi said...

There are no words for how cool that skirt is!

Natasha said...

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!!!
That it the best skirt ever...and I LOVE how you wore it. The off the shoulder top is perfect :)

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Nicole said...

That skirt is absolutely amazing. The colors kind of makes me think mermaid (awesome). You look gorgeous!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

You look beautiful and I love your necklace!

Frannie Pantz said...

Glad you brought out the big guns for this holiday party go round cause this skirt is pretty awesome. I love the colors-it reminds me of mermaids. You look smashing darling!

Chelsea said...

Oh! I remember the first time you posted this skirt, and I was in love with it then... seeing it again and with the more drapey top and your hairdo and that fantastic necklace... it's true love for sure. Amazing skirt that you rock SO WELL! You look gorgeous.

Katherine said...

I cannot even begin to put into words how much I absolutely love your skirt. I been swooning over sequined mini skirts, but maxi length is just absolutely stunning! And the colors! Oh my goodness. I'll stop now.

Jessica Gitler said...

that skirt is stunning and you look really super stunning in it!! love it!
jess
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Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb said...

You look like a column of sequinned gorgeousness (everyone else said mermaid before me). BEAUTIFUL colours, FABULOUS outfit!!

Catherine x
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Inez said...

That skirt is amaze! Whoa!

Elaine said...

GORGEOUS you mermaid you

The Suburb Experiment said...

I just did the scrolldown gasp. You know, oh hai, that is a really cool neckl-ohmygodrainbowsequinlongskirtperfection!

I love that you paired it with a drapey black top - I would wear this every. freaking. day.

Jenn

briannelee said...

One word: FABULOUS!

Em-Jae said...

Amazeballs :]

Christine said...

Holy friggin crap! I'm so glad you found your sequin courage! That is so incredible! I hope you turned all the heads!
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Jo said...

What a beautiful skirt <3 <3 <3 You truly look like a mermaid! And I love love love your hair!

x
Lost in the Haze

Sal said...

Holy moly. STUNNING!

FutureLint said...

I would totally use ANY excuse to wear that skirt! It's so insanely pretty!

Leah said...

I love that you wore this to your husbands Christmas party! I am going conservatively black this year...but am tempted to pull out my big guns now too.

xo L.

Rebecca Jane said...

OH. My. Gosh. This skirt is everything. BEAUTY.

Healthy and Homemade said...

OMG you look like a mermaid! I LOVE IT!!

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Gorgeous skirt, those cows never knew what him 'em. Hope the people were more verbal with the praise.

Sydney said...

I LOVE your necklace. Nothing beats a good necklace find like vintage!

Nadine said...

Hahaha - I was just thinking about this skirt the other day and wondering if you'd worn it since the wedding. It is SO GOOD.

j.love said...

You seriously are my hero. Especially my sequin hero.
Sigh.

Dylana Suarez said...

That skirt is so beautiful!

xoxo,

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Molly said...

that skirt is phenomenal, that outfit is the ultimate holiday party balance between festive and understated

Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

Beautiful skirt! You look amazing!
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FashioNatalie said...

You look STUNNING! That skirt, that hair, gah, LOVE it so much!!!! Made me click through from Google Reader :-) Amazing!

Looks and Books said...

Perfection. You are completely stunning in this outfit!

gleeps said...

Can you hear me gasping over your outfit down here in Baltimore? You could attend the Oscars in this stunning ensemble and be the envy of all!

The Fashionista Next Door said...

oh-em-gee! I just scrolled up and down like 5 times scrutinizing each picture so I could full take in the fabulous-ness that is this skirt. I'm swooning...and drooling...and swooning again. LOL!!!!!

I hope you had a FABULOUS time at the party! :)

Cassi said...

Ok, that is definitely the best long skirt I have EVER seen. I need to move to Canada. AND I need to have your guts when it comes to my husband's work parties. No one there goes much fancier than a sweater dress. But thanks to you, I'm going for sequins this year :)

susiemaeday said...

Love this! It reminds me of the Little Mermaid--all good memories, of course.

Annie said...

Look. At. YOU! I'm just gonna hop on the train and agree that you look FANTASTIC in this skirt. Seriously.

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

wesothrifty said...

I love that necklace! And it has just led me to discover The Last Hurrah! Oh, happy day.

Natalya's Closet said...

OMG that skirt is brilliant! You look stunning! I bet you were the bell of the ball! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

Megs said...

So this is what love at first sight feels like! That skirt has stolen my heart.

Kyla said...

You so pretty :)

Violets and Cardamom said...

That skirt is fantastic! And I love how you paired it with a simple black shirt.

Glam And Eggs said...

Seriously you are gorgeous, and that skirt is to die for!!! I would want to wear it everywhere including the grocery store. Who wouldn't want to buy groceries in a sequin skirt? Gah I love your blog!!!

newpetite said...

Gorgeous! love how your wardrobe consists of unusual items which im so in love with!

April said...

Oh, I so love that skirt! I bet I'd love it so much if I had one, that I'd probably sleep in it...a girl can feel glam in her sleep too, right??

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

I love that mermaid skirt! I can't articulate how much I'm obsessed with this outfit and how excited I am that you got to wear it to a fun company party! Your hair looks perfect and your outfit is just the best damn thing I've seen.

Chilel said...

I am dead! Somebody please revive me. And why did I die? Of pure jealousy of course. This skirt is to die for.....I am sure it was pure pleasure to wear it. You look gorgeous and I like how you styled it! Keep everything else simple and let the skirt shine on its own. Pure genius!

stephanie / those tricks said...

oooh la la.
fancy!
Def. a showstopper.
I'll bet all eyes were on YOU!

hannahstiff said...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? That skirt is 1000% amazing! I LOVE it. And I'm not even a huge sequin fan! You look stunning. XO

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Sweet Laundry said...

I've been noticing alot of sequin things these days (probably because I associate sequins with you) and I have never seen anything like this skirt before. GORGEOUS!

Jess said...

Literally just had to pick my jaw up off my computer desk! Drop dead gorgeous skirt lady! And you totally rock it!

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A Stylized Hysteria said...

Do I even have to tell you how beautiful this skirt is? Like jaw-dropping, eye- widening gorgeous!!!

Hannah said...

Amazing! This skirt kills me!

mjOrcutt said...

i. want. to. die. this is soooooooooooooooo amazing. are you kidding me????!?!?!?! whoa. you are the hottest thing alive.

Katie said...

Amazing skirt. AMAZING!!

Urban Jungle Fashion said...

I love the skirt! It is so editorial!

CaramelLatteKiss said...

AH-MAH-ZING skirt. It looks like something a mermaid might wear. And that is totally a good thing

Kelsey said...

I love the mermaid-esque skirt!! The rainbow colors are gorgeous!

Jess said...

i am so in love with this skirt. i am getting married in july and i actually want to get married in this skirt