Monday, January 6, 2014

As Promised

Going back to the second sequin top I made.  As it turns out, the pictures from NYE were truly horrific - the lighting at my friend's house wasn't any better than it is at mine!  So I donned the outfit again the other day while I was taking the photos of my third (and for now, final) sequin top.

Not much to say about this that I didn't say in the construction post!  So here are a slew of pictures of me wearing the top.

fit pic from the front

fit pic from the back

I discovered that those sequins in the hem really like to get hung up on my pants, so the thing pretty much never lays flat.  For the first few pictures, I wore the top with the jeans and flats I had on, and I don't think it looks bad that way!


But here is how I wore it on NYE - with black wool ankle pants and gold heels.



Let's take a closer look at those shoes, shall we?  Kirsty B, I'm sure you recognize these - I became completely obsessed with them after seeing them on you, and finally tracked them down at a great sale price!

Pour la Victoire Elle in gold snake.  Can you hear the angels singing?


And because I'm in a generous mood today, I leave you with this silly pose:


38 comments:

  1. What a great NYE outfit. I didn't get a single photo of mine, but I'll be blogging about it in the future.

    LOVE the shoes! I'm very sad that I just don't seem to be able to wear high heels any more, unless they are wedges.

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    1. Thanks, Sam! I'm out of practice with the heels too - I don't have much call for them these days! But I was able to manage being on my feet for about an hour before I had to sit, so for me that means these are pretty comfy as far as heels go.

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  2. GAH! Those shoes! AHH! So perfect! And I love the top-- you're killing it with these sequins!!!!!

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    1. Thank you! Aren't they amazing? So glad I bought them!

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  3. It looks good with jeans, but it really shines with the black pants! Such a great party outfit - you're put together but look so comfortable too.

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! Don't let the stills deceive you though: I wasn't too comfy. The sequins scratched the insides of my arms. I don't know any way around that, as sequins typically have sharpish edges.

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  4. What a good outfit! I'm so inspired by your sequined sewing...

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    1. Thank you! Oooh, are you going to make something with sequins? You would totally rock the look!

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  5. I hope you wear this outfit as often as possible in 2014 ~ it shouldn't be reserved only for NYE's. : )

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    1. We'll see if anybody asks me out on a date! ;-)

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  6. Very festive! A perfect NYE outfit. And the shoes!!!! We may have had a small (slightly jealous) discussion of your fabulous shoe collection on Saturday.

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    1. Uh oh! I think I have a 'reputation!' LOL!

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  7. I love it! This sequin fabric is amazing. And, I'm kind of jealous of those shoes :)

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! I was channeling my inner Makizy this weekend - made that Burda top you've made (7866) and love it so much!

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  8. You look very glam for NYE - I'm ashamed of myself that I didn't bother this year at all but instead was in bed by half 10...!

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    1. Believe me, this is not a common occurrence! I'd generally prefer to be tucked up in bed too! But once I made the commitment, I had to have something great to wear!

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  9. Loving all your sequin tops! A girl's gotta have her bling, right? And of course, the shoes are to die for

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    1. Hehehe - right! You'll be glad to know I kept the jewelry simple :-)

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  10. Oh my goodness, the top and shoes are absolutely perfect.

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  11. Ah I LOVE the outfit! The shoes are to die for!!! :)

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  12. love the outfit, and what perfect shoes!!!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! They are pretty perfect!

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  13. Great outfit! Love the shoes - they'd kill me slowly, but it looks like they'd be worth it!

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    1. Thank you! They did kill a little toward the end of the night, but at least my feet looked awesome!

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  14. Gail your NYE outfit was glam all the way. You really nailed it, lady! You know I can't wear hills, nor gold, but now I have thoughts of silver flats dancing in my head. In connection with Sara's comment above, you're a celeb among the TO bloggers :)

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    1. Thank you! That's so funny: I was on the lookout for silver flats too! I'll be sure to wear my best paparazzi-foiling disguise when I come visit ;-)

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  15. I'll say it (write it?) again - this top is so gorgeous!! I think it looks just as good with your jeans as it does all dressed up for NYE. The shoes are fabulous. When I'm reading yours and Kirsty's blogs I always make sure to check out your shoes! Love the last pose!

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    1. Thank you, Shar! I always scope out Kirsty's posts for the shoes too, LOL!

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  16. Ha ha ha ! Oh yes, they are great shoes aren't they and they are a perfect match for your stunning top. I love wearing these shoes.. they are just a little bit special (as is your top x)

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    1. Thanks, Kirsty! I was immediately smitten when I saw them on you :-) Still am!

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  17. From the top of your head to the tip of your toes, perfect. You're having so much fun with all the shiny bits. I might need a sequins something myself!

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    1. Thanks, Mela! You know what's not fun though? Picking up sequins from strange places in my house for weeks! I even found some that don't match any of my projects! Whaaaa?

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  18. This is such a classic… I love it. I predict it will become a wardrobe staple. Nice work!

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