17 December 2012

weekend: occasions for sequins

I think it's a sign of a good weekend when it can be summed up in occasions for wearing a sequin skirt... Here's how and for what I got my festive on this weekend:

Friday night I hosted book club; we enjoyed chatting about Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (we like a light read right before the holidays) and eating cookies and peanut butter balls and yummy cheese. With a turtleneck sweater and tights, sequins were just the thing for a night in with the book club ladies.

sequin skirt outfit
skirt: Loft; sweater: JCrew Outlet; boots: Indigo by Clarks

Sunday was Peter's work Christmas party, which is held at the Reds stadium every year. It's always fun to see the fancy private area overlooking the field, hang out with the other residents and their families (I almost stole a couple of their adorable babies), and eat ice cream sundaes out of mini Reds hat bowls. Since it's an early evening, family-friendly event, it's not super dressy, but a nice skirt is appropriate, and it's always nice to look festive for a party, which is what prompted me to buy this skirt in the first place. I love the sparkle mixed with some winter white, with red nails and shoes for good festive measure. (And it was warm enough to go tights-less!)

sequin skirt occasions
christmas party
christmas party
skirt and blouse: Loft; flats: Zara

And why end the weekend there - tonight I've got a pub dinner and trivia night, so I think I'll bring out the sparkle again, dressed down with chambray and ankle boots. I took this version for a spin for running some errands and getting a manicure while Peter was working over the weekend, and I felt SNAZZY.

sequin skirt outfit
sequin skirt outfit
skirt: Loft; chambray (similar): Crewcuts; blazer: Gap; boots: Old Navy

What festive things did you do/wear this weekend?

Linking with Perpetual Student's Wife's holiday looks gathering and Pleated Poppy's What I Wore Wednesday; also Still Being Molly for YOLO Monday, because if there's an item in my wardrobe that says "you only live once," it's this gold sequin skirt...

24 comments:

  1. That sounds like an awesome weekend! I love all of the ways you wore the sequin skirt! I wouldn't have thought it would be an easy piece to wear, but these are all such fabulous outfits!

    My college has a holiday celebration each year and we have a yule log, so I went to that this weekend - it was really fun!

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  2. I LOVE that skirt and all the ways you styled it!!!

    I wore a blazer with sequin arms this weekend for a holiday party! I love sequins and sparkle, especially this time of year.

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  3. Sounds like a great weekend! And I love how you styled the sequins skirt for all the different occasions. Did you enjoy Mindy's book? I've gotten a little off course with reading it since starting up LOST again, but so far it's been a fun, light-hearted read.

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  4. Great Week-end and I absolutely adore that skirt. So versatile and it looks great on you.
    How is that book? I love her and have been dying to read it.

    pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

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    1. The book is worth a read - and good for around the holidays as it's quite light and easy. But also funny and quite fascinating to read about how she pursued her comedy dreams (and what a normal childhood she had to start with!).

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  5. Love to see how you wore it different ways, the skirt is gorgeous! I think my fave is the chambray and blazer :)

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  6. That skirt rocks, and I love all 3 ways you styled it! Your weekend sounds like it was a lot of fun too. Mine was much too casual for sequins, but it was nice hanging out with friends and family!

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  7. I love all your sequin options! I actually wore an outfit last week that is almost identical to your last one!

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  8. I love all the ways you wore this skirt!!! So cute! We went to a wedding at the Reds Stadium...that's awesome your husband has his work party there!

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  9. Wow, I love this skirt and the mileage you got from it by styling it in so many different ways! I just got done reading Mindy's book, I would have loved to have discussed it with someone over those yummy cookies. Coming from #yolomondays.

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    1. Thanks! And yes, discussing the book over cookies made it even better - and I felt like Mindy would have approved...

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  10. oh my gosh, i love all 3 looks, especially the last one with the denim shirt and blazer. so snazzy indeed!

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  11. cute outfits! I love that skirt!

    Lindsey
    thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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  12. What a great mix of outfits, that skirt is fabulous and as you display really versatile! You look great in every one!

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  13. I find it hard to style a white button up without it looking stuffy and so I find your second outfit appealing! The red polish and flats make for a playful look. Happy Holidays, Anne!

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  14. Love all three looks - that skirt looks amazing on you - but my fave is the last one with the chambray and blazer. The casual, chic look just does it for me every time. :) Love it!

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  15. Stopping by from EBEW...

    Love all three of these outfits! I always love seeing new ways to work in some extra sparkle!

    ~
    http://livingwithaholts.blogspot.com/

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  16. I love all those occasions for wearing a sequined skirt! I think the white and gold one is my favorite outfit of the three!

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  17. Goodness! I wouldn't even know how to wear a sequenced skirt and you wore it beautifully three times. I LOVE these outfits. I am wondering how I ever lived so long without sequence.

    I need to go shopping ASAP.

    ~FringeGirl

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  18. I would never have thought it would be so flexible as a wardrobe piece.

    I love it.

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  19. Sparkly skirts are so darn cute right now!
    Dropping in from the link-up!
    Sheena @ A Girl's Guide to Retail Therapy
    sheenaashlock.blogspot.com

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  20. I just got a sequin skirt :) I love how you styled yours! If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest post. xo

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  21. Oh, Anne, your sequins! I love that you linked this post! You so masterfully remixed the crap out of this skirt. I love it!

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  22. I love all of the different sequin looks - perfect for the holidays without being too "christmas sweater my grandma made me" ya know?

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