With all the holiday and new year’s parties on the horizon I decided to do a shiny outfit experiment. I bought this shirt at TJ Maxx for a Vegas trip and I thought it’d be fun to use to reproduce the SJP outfit with my bright shoes. I don’t have (or look attractive in) the haraem/pleated/poofy cropped pants so I tried to reverse the proportions of SJP’s outfit and have a loose top with sleeker bottoms. I really like that it’s forgiving in the middle for all the holiday treats I’m hiding in my belly these days.
On the subject of shine – I’m not one for too much sparkle in my regular day to day outfits. I tend toward color/pattern versus reflectivity in my clothing. (Jewelry is another story! Shine on!) I know that daytime sequins have become fashionably acceptable but whenever I see women wearing a sparkle tank at 3 pm it always makes me think of five year old girls who have been allowed to dress themselves. And at work – it’s just a big no. (Maybe I’m just not cool enough?)