A sequin dress may be an unusual thing to feature for an OOTD post in Early October. But 71 degree weather is also unusual! I found this perfect, short sleeve dress that fits better than any dress I have ever worn, and I love the shimmer. I could not wait to share it. Lets add some sparkle to this new week!
The overwhelming number of things that I buy are second-hand or from consignment. This dress is an exception, and I feel a bit guilty, but truly I have nothing like it. How I purchased it is somewhat amusing as well. I was at Diesel, and I like their hashtag, “not cool anymore”. The quality is commendable, and the designs are fresh. I was trying on this dress in the children’s dressing room, as this dress is a child’s size 12 ( so it fits in the shoulder and waist, hurrah) and I was having trouble with the zipper.
“Help! ” I asked the salesperson, a lovely young lady, “I need some assistance zipping this as my arthritis is acting up.” So this is not quite the phrase a sales person would hear from a person buying a dress for a pre-pubescent girl. The irony was hilarious and made both of us giggle. Maybe you had to be there!
Do you think this color blocked dress is fast fashion ? Maybe, but I don’t think so. It is both high fashioned and style statement , and the design is one I believe I will love for many holidays in the future. It is a perfect Christmas party dress, especially with the red shoes, now 3 years old and my new patent leather coat. I attend several Christmas parties per year, and this dress will be in heavy rotation from now on. The dress is well made with a cotton lining. This red coat was a new purchase as well, as I could not find one second-hand anywhere, and believe me I tried. I tend to buy what I love and keep things for decades.
See the sequin dress available here, in a close up view.
Grommets at the waist add the perfect “tough” vibe that hardware lends to party frocks. It is this dichotomy that appeals to me! My necklace is a thrift store find and is fun to wear as the fringe moves as I walk.
The simple black bag is about 8 years old, and bought at a tag sale for $3.00. It is a favorite with the white top-stitching and diminutive size.
The weather the last 8 days was quite warm! Temperatures on the day of this photo shoot topped off at a balmy 71! Not too shabby for November, even if it bodes poorly for the planet. Eek. The foliage was still lush, in strong autumnal hues. My outfit blends well with the saturated reds and greens!
During these dark days, I am latching onto color as a mood enhancer!
Red is currently singing to me in scarlet crescendos.
The fresh apples on the street also caught my eye.
These photos were taken with my Samsung Galaxy Note 8, an older model. I have a setting called live focus that automatically adds depth of field ! I love this feature!
My friend who took these shots is a former model, and she also loves this coat and has plans to barrow it. I love to share my clothing ! She is not dressed up at all, but this coat transformed her outfit!
Some days are meant for joyful embellishments! We must bring our brightest selves out into this world, as often as we can!
Passing along some red sequin dress ideas from second-hand sources. This from Ebay is $7.00 or less! This beautiful red sequin dress is adorned with black and is holiday perfect. An added bonus is that it is also wallet friendly and under $29.00!
So tell me dear readers, how is your color mood? Dark and cloudy or festive bright? I do hope it is the latter!
—— XOXO, Elle ——