Sunday, January 8, 2012

BDIB Challenge :: Sequins

As a new member of the Bloggers Do It Better I accepted my first challenge of the year: Sequins
Surely I could not pass up another opportunity to wear something sparkly even if the holidays are over.
We are always receptive to any and all types of glistening objects, but we tend to pay extra attention to them towards the end of the year. But why does it have to end after all the shiny wrapping paper, twinkling holiday lights, and count-downs are gone? I think we should continue this atmospheric glitz and incorporate some equally glittery items into our winter wardrobes.  
I love the simplicity of this sequins tank dress. It is quite short even for my small frame so I paired it with some textured leggings. To keep it more casual I opt for a cozy knit sweater rather than the typical blazer for a more casual look.  
Personally, I love a fully sequined look. There’s something very beautiful about a piece dotted with sparklers that catch the light and add an element of surprise to your wardrobe.

[Outfit]
Sequin Tank & Bottom :: Rampage via Macy's
Sweater :: Gap (here)
Shoes :: Jessica Simpson via Macy's
Clutch & White Bracelet :: eBay
Silver Bracelet :: Swapped

I hope you enjoyed my 1st BDIB Challenge. Please be sure to check out the rest of the participants listed over at Pretty Shiny Sparkly.

Thanks for reading!

100 comments:

  1. I love your sweater Thu :)

    I loved the older look of the blog better :) this one is good too but earlier one was even better.. :)

    <3

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  2. i am a big fan of sequins. i'll like anything sparkly. Haha. you look really pretty.

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  3. Hi dear,

    Happy 2012!

    Thanks for the lovely comment. =)

    I always love a little sparkle in my outfit. Great outfit!

    Following you.

    xo

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  4. Aaah! All that sparkle sure suits you dear! :)

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  5. u look grt!! sequins is hawt right now
    Btw be sure to check out my new post
    Love & Luck
    Xoxo

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  6. Love this all over sequin and shiny look.
    Great BDIB look.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  7. I love a bit of sparkle!! i love your blog!!

    follow me to :)

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    xx

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  8. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love the outfit and those sparkly leggings, I've been looking for an alternative to liquid leggings for the longest and those might be it :D

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  9. Very cool outfit! I love anything sparkly, and you're right, people should wear sequins all year round :)

    Happy weekend!

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  10. I love your outfit cause it's sparkly but it's also an outfit you could wear anytime, even for the day ! You look perfect :) Best wishes on a wonderful 2012, dear ! Kisses
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  11. Great outfit ! Love that boots combined with the sequins dress :)

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  12. Love your tank and your clutch :)
    xoxo

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  13. thanks so much for your comment! that's so funny, I also joined in the Bdib challenge for my first time! and i hope: many more to come! I'd be very happy if you visited my blog again from time to time! I really love your blog and I'm following you know - so if you like mine too, I'd be happy if you follow me back!
    xxx Anita

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  14. Great outfit and the grey cardigan smoothens so nicely the sparkles and the shine!
    kisses

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  15. Lovely look! So sparkly xoxo

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  16. Thu you look great, that dress catch all the lights like you said, great way to make it casual with the sweater.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leave so sweet comment.

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  17. That tank dress is super cute! The cardi is a nice mix up from the usual blazer!

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  18. Love the outfit! Hope you are having a great weekend:)
    ~Anne

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  19. you look so gorgeous with that sparkling outfi, dear!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  20. Love the sequin top with those bottoms. Great look! Welcome to the first BDIB challenge!

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  21. this top is amazing...it rocks!!!!
    love the outfit...

    kiss,
    cocobloggers

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  22. Great look! I love the layering and the different textures you have going on in this look - it's shiny and sparkly, but also soft and comfy looking with the leggings and the sweater cardi. I had fun participating in my first BDIB challenge too, and thanks for stopping by my blog too! :)

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  23. hope you enjoyed BDIB - they are so much fun!!

    ps. do you live in dc? the background of your photo looks like old town...

    a peek of chic

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  24. they r look good on you. is that also good outfit for night out :-)

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  25. I love the dress, so pretty <3
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  26. I love anything that sparkles! Great choice. You look fantastic!
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  27. great look!
    i think you've done this challenge quite beautifully.
    i like your hair this way as well. ;)

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  28. Great look! I love your top and trousers! Kisses <3<3

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  29. Lovely top! and you look great in these pics!
    XOXO
    Ylenia
    New outfit post on my blog, hope you will read it!

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  30. I love your sequin top, nice outfit

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  31. Really cute outfit! Sequins always brighten up cold winter.

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  32. This is beautiful, and I absolutely agree that sparkles shouldn't be saved for JUST the end of the year! The outfit is stunning, and you're really wearing it well!!

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  33. I agree - sequins shouldn't just be for new years or holidays! You definitely rocked that sequin look :)

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  34. I love your look! I like the shoe and hot leggings you paired it with! The perfect NYE look as well as a cute look for any day. I agree with you, sequins and shine are suitable for anytime! You can never have enough sparkle, right? :)

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  35. Such a cute outfit! Thanks for your comment on my sparkle outfit, too! Enjoy the new year. :)

    Ashley
    http://cristinashley.blogspot.com/

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  36. Hey!!!
    What a great blog you have...
    Loved the outfit!!!!

    Thanks for visiting my blog,
    Hope to see you soon.

    xoxo

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  37. thank you for your sweet coment :) I'm following*

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  38. Super cute... you look so pretty! Love the leggings :) Thank you for the sweet comment, this is also my first BDIB, it was so fun!

    I also agree with you on incorporating some glitter and sparkle more than just the end of the year! It makes me feel happy, so why not all the time?! :)

    www.rachelslookbook.com

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  39. Ooh, I really like the pairing of the sparkly with the soft of that cardigan. So interesting and unexpected.

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  40. Love how you made the tank dress more casual! Great look on you <3

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  41. Great job! I love everything sequins!
    xo

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  42. Cute outfit im following!! :)
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  43. Hi Thu, thanks for the visit I do appreciate it. You look great on your sequins. I am checking your post and will soon join your linkies. Is now following you too. ^_^

    Mary, MI

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  44. Great styling, I love the whole look very much ;) That's such a great way to wear sequins :) xoxo

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  45. I always love some good glitz and glam, holidays or not! :)

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  46. What a great sequinned dress. You look beautiful in it. And sequins are so right for all the festivities of this time of year.

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  47. I think that sequin top looks great paired with the more casual sweater--they really balance each other out. What a fun look!

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  48. I love that you combined sequins with a very comfy sweater!

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  49. Hi Thu! I totally agree why put the sequins away just because the holidays are over. I got a sequin dress from the thrift store & I wear it year round. Everytime I do people love it :) If thats not enough reason to keep wearing sequins I don't know what is

    Have a fantastic week!

    xx Libby
    http://thestyledossier.blogspot.com

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  50. Love the sequins on the dress, your outfit is beautiful! I also like your edgy leggings. The overall look is very nice. This post gave me a new idea to wear my sequins after the holidays :)

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  51. I love sequins year round!!! Love pairing them with comfy pieces as well :) Thx so much for the blog support love! You rocl! Xo

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  52. You look gorgeous in your dress! xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  53. I didn't really get on board with the whole sparkly trend this winter and I'm still trying to catch up. I don't really care that it's not the holidays anymore either.

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  54. your sequined top is fabulous! It's a great statement piece, nice color and not overly sequined. Looks great with a simple cardi and leather pants, chic as always!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  55. Love this outfit! That top and cardi are fabulous!

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes :)
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  56. The sequin top looks really good on you! and i love how you put it together with the whole look! x

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  58. I love your style! :) visit me if u want xoxo

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  59. Great job! I love that sequin dress, especially with those leggings!

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  60. I love the combo of sequins + cozy knit. The knit cardi just the right touch of casual. You look gorgeous!

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  61. I love it, Thu! I especially like it paired with the textured leggings!

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  62. the sequin dress looks so pretty on you, you look like you're ready for a night out!

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  63. LOVE the take on the challenge Thu! You look fantastic as always and you are right, sequins and sparkle is not limited to just the holidays. I went to the BR sale last week and bought a dress with a jeweled neckline wondering if it was too holiday-ish... I don't think so anymore! It's no different than wearing a black dress w/a statement necklace right??

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  64. Really gorgeous outfit!
    Sexy and beautiful!
    Kisses

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  65. amazing!!! You look divine!!
    you have such a lovely blog, I'm your new follower. Thanks for leading here.
    kisses
    Pau

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  66. love this outfit!!!

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  67. You carry off sequins beautifully!

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  68. great outfit!! love the jacket!

    xoxo
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  69. So cute! I love that you try new things out!!

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  70. I love your knit sweater :D and how you mix the different texture of the outfit and keep them dark.. :D

    x0x0

    lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

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  71. Thu, I love the shiny top, but I lurve lurve lurve those tights! They look fantastic on you!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  72. Love sequins and I believe you can wear sequins all year round Great look!

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  73. the top is gorgeous. i love it. definitely looks good on you. :)

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  74. Love your sparkles! I'm a big fan of that sweater too. It's so cute and looks so comfy!

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  75. loving the sequins! I'm all about standing out, and sequins always do the trick!
    happy 2012.. thanks for stoppig by my blog, I'll keep in touch!

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  76. What a beautiful sequined shirt! It looks great on you. I absolutely agree that the sparklies don't have to go away just because New Year's Eve is over. :)

    -- Sarah

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  77. Hi lovely, I like your style!!!
    Thank you for your visit!!
    Maybe we can follow each other? what do you think?
    Have a nice day!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  78. Thu, I love this edgy outfit! You look like the feminine embodiment of a mirror ball. The sheeny leggings are fab!

    Faerl Marie

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  79. Super love those texture leggings and I've always been a fan of black & grey. Just the right amount of sparkle too. You always get it RIGHT when it comes to fashion Thu! :)
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  80. lovely glitter dress , you look sweet. I am following you now, I hope you will follow me too ,
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  81. Nice look! I have the same bag in brown :)

    If you want, can we follow each other :)

    kisses

    www.coffebreakblog.com

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  82. That is a great look! Sequins paired with matte textures like knits always, always, always lure me in! :-) Love it.

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