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Daytime Sparkle

Sequins - strictly for after dark? I think not! I like working a little sparkle motion into my daytime attire. The key to avoiding the Jazzercise / Vegas Showgirl look is to limit the shiny to one piece during the day time hours.

Instead of throwing on a full sequined dress, try a tee or a cardigan with some sequins in a neutral color like black, grey or beige. Throw on a sequined scarf underneath a trench on a rainy day! Or for a very subtle touch, sparkly shoes under a great pair of jeans and a neutral sweater look super-chic. In this case, I threw on what is normally a skirt reserved for the cocktail hour, but layered it underneath a casual tank and chambray top. Flat shoes help keep the look grounded, not glam.

Would you wear daytime sparkle? How do you keep on the sophisticated edge of shiny?

See more How To's on the TBF How To page

Skirt: Tracy Reese via Mint Julep
Tank: Damsel via Second Time Around
Chambray Shirt: Forever 21
Belt: Consigned via Second Time Around
Shoes: Loeffler Randall for Target
Bag: Thrifted
Sunglasses: Tilly's
Watch: Michael Kors


  1. I've been reading your blog for a long time and am now a follower!

  2. The chambray shirt is the perfect way to temper the sequins for day! Love it!!

  3. What are we, on some kind of fashion ESP? Sparkles for the day time, total DO!

  4. Love it!It was super dazzling when you stood in the sun, too!

  5. I love your outfit. It is so stylish!

  6. love the donnie darko reference! i think that sequins can be worn anytime of day, if done right - & you did it right!



  7. perfect w/ the chambray top! great skirt find :)

  8. I am reminded of a day in college where you spotted my sequined prom shoes in my closet and wore them out to a frat party that night :) I shoulda known then I was dealing with a future fashionista!

  9. Anonymous9/13/2011

    so sparkle pony!

  10. i love your skirt, i find it difficult to wear sparkle in daytime, i feel overdressed, but i like how some people do it, like you for example, you managed to not look overdressed... kudos!
    My Fashion Bug

  11. This is a great way to make your sequined dress work for daytime! :)

    star-crossed smile

  12. I'm wearing glittered flats to work AS WE SPEAK. You and I are on the same page here... I like to work in some sparkle every chance I get!