Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sparkle motion rides again

Sequin top: thrifted;
Jeans: Ann Taylor Loft, thrifted;
Flats: Target;
Clutch: vintage, from House of Le'Moore.

This  sequined shirt has been sitting in my closet for so long, unworn, that it already has a nickname: Sparkle Motion. As in, "I think I'm going to wear Sparkle Motion today," or "Would Sparkle Motion look good with jean shorts?" and "Oh come on, Sparkle Motion would too be appropriate to wear to trivia!"
(Jeremiah has promised more than a few times that he would hide if I wore this in public, but despite his claims I still haven't put this top in the donate pile.)

In other words, this shirt has been more of an idea -- the idea of being a bolder dresser -- than just an item of clothing. For months, I've let its shiny exterior and big silver fern (octopus legs? claws?) design intimidate me into thinking that a) I must be crazy to have bought this and b) I need the absolute perfect occasion to wear something this awesome.

I gave up on the "perfect" venue for this top and decided that a weeknight was a good enough reason to wear it. I wore it to trivia. Not to Studio 54 or any downtown club, but to trivia in a sports bar. Our bartender loved it.

We won first place. I think Sparkle Motion may need another outing soon...

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  1. I TOTALLY have an obnoxious sequined top that my boyfriend hates, but I always get compliments on it so pfffft to him! Let the sparkle live on!! :)

  2. Oooh lovin' the sparkle---looks fabulous with those jeans! :) Here's to being bold!

  3. Holy balls, that is the BEST flippin' shirt, ever!!! I LOVE it, and it looks fantastic on you!

  4. That top is wonderful! And I love how you paired it with the wide-legged jeans! Makes me want to revive my sequin top...

  5. Sparkle Motion? From Donny Darko? lol. I like your top! My husband used to frequent going to trivia at bars. I've never really been. It sounded so odd to me, but apparently that sort of thing happens a lot!

  6. That sequin shirt is awesome! and so is that clutch.. LOVE!

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

  7. That bag is the perrrrfect shape. <3

    -Dyanna Pure

  8. I looooove that shirt! It's amazing.. If I had something that awesome, I'd wear it a lot.. ha ha.. Hope you're doing great Joann!

    xx Love & Aloha
    ***Swing by to enter my little giveaway!

  9. I think you look great in it! Everyone needs something a little flashier in their closet, am I right?

    And I vote tarantula legs... haha.

  10. Faboo! Love that you wore it to trivia night and it brought you the mojo! Just a sign that you need to wear it more often :o)

  11. That top is lovely! Perfect to dress up or down. I love thrift finds like that.

  12. First - I love jeans on you, they fabulous. Second - that top is ridic. I absolutely love it!


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