In The Bling Of Things

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Why does Friday always feel like the hardest day of the week to get dressed? Oh yeah because I’m tired and nothing outside of sweatpants is remotely appealing.

I may have even *tried* the dressed-up sweats look but I had a client meeting, aka I had to dress like a grown-up human. My current wardrobe options are really dwindling now since I haven’t done the dreaded seasonal switch over (since the seasons have not yet decided to switch over). I felt like wearing a blazer because it always looks chic and pulled-together— and because there was no way I wasn’t wearing jeans. But I needed a cute top and I needed it fast.

Then, this greenish-bronzey sequined top beckoned to me. Lindsey...stop ignoring me...boooooo (that's me pretending it's a ghost). I love to ignore this top because I’ve had it for at least 7, possibly 8 years. It’s from J Crew, where I shop 0.0% of the time. I think I got it at a post-holiday sale when sequins were in full bling swing. I have almost gotten rid of it about 8 times but somehow she's persisted and I was shocked and thrilled with how the sequins worked with the whole look! I think for this top to succeed in an everyday scenario it’s important to pair it with things like ripped jeans or a blazer to tone it down and show “Hey, I’m not tryin' to go to a cocktail party here. Just a regular person wearing sequins to work y’all!”

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I tried on a few blazers and the one that worked best was a Rag & Bone jacket I recently inherited from my friend Candice after her post-move closet clean out. Score! I really didn’t want to take on more clothing but I mean, who in their right mind would say no to a perfectly chic black blazer?

I grappled with shoes but went with these wine-colored faux velvet Zara loafers I refer to as my “smoking shoes.” I feel like I’m channeling Heff in these and may need an ascot and a Bunny to go with them some day.

OutFit Or LeaveIT?: I'm so happy to have rediscovered this little gem. She can be a tad on the itchy side but if I don’t wear her alllll day I’m fine. The shoes are new and I love their look but they totally violated my “never but cheap shoes” rule and they hurt, like a cheap shoe. I don’t own anything like these and was scared to commit to a nice pair so these were like training shoes. But I love them so I might need to donate these and upgrade to a real pair.

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