OOTD :: of sequins and cheating just a little bit




Today, we feature sequins as the Roaring 20s trend.

What? What’s that, you say? I’m not wearing any sequins? Oh, alright. In point of fact, I’m wearing beads. Loads and loads of beads. I’m thinking, then, that the sheer plethora of beads ought to be the equivalent to sequins, yeah? I mean, they’re both sparkly and shiny and little.

No? Not convinced? Well, what if I pointed out that the swirly design on the tank top is reminiscent of Art Deco, which of course is very 20s? And what about that scalloped edge?

Still nothing? Hey, that necklace ought to count for something, right? And check out that little flapper pose I did just there. I’m like one jazz saxophonist away from the Charleston.

Man, this is a tough crowd! Okay, how about we just agree to disagree and just revel in the blue-ness of the outfit. At least I got TARDIS Tuesday right.

EDIT: Ah, SoCal weather! Thou art truly a fickle mistress!

Of course I’d wake up today to temps in the mid 70s. Not too shabby, my cousins to the immediate west would say. Are you kidding me? my East Coast brethren would exclaim. Regardless of your current temp and body adaptability thereof, I’m telling you I got cold and thus, the ensemble went through a last-minute revision.

Imagine my black lace skirt (twin to this one so not too difficult to swap) and my go-to black knee high boots (which, apparently, aren’t that go-to since I’ve worn them all of once since the inception of this blog). That’s what I truly wore today. Kinda de-emphasized the 20s theme even more, yeah?

My only consolation is that my students – who have taken it upon themselves to try to guess my weekly theme in exchange for homework passes – will be thrown off track by today’s outfit. Mwahahaha!

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – francesca’s
Skirt – F21
Cardi – francesca’s
Necklace – gifted
PumpsMerona @ Target

:: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ Spy Girl
Très Chic Style Bits @ Searching the Inner Me

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22 thoughts on “OOTD :: of sequins and cheating just a little bit

  1. Sequins or not, the skirt and top are both gorgeous.

  2. Debbie says:

    Hi Mars! Or Cel! 🙂 can u guess who this is? Well here is another clue. The $$$ is in the mail for the cookie raffle. Hehehe. And by the way, I love the Art Deco on ur top. I’m convinced and roar in the 20’s.

    • mtsedwards says:

      Hahahaha! Hullo, Debs! Thanks for stopping by! Thanks for the cookie money; I’ll be sure to raffle off the box or just gift it to a most deserving person at mid-semester. ;p

  3. What a beautiful color on you! Plus I am digging your hair pulled up like that – you’re all sparkly and “fancy” today! ;o)

  4. Seeker says:

    Oh dear, you look sooooooo pretty!!!! What an amazing chic and stylish look!! Too bad you had to change it, oh well Mother Nature rules.
    Thank you so much for linking with Très Chic Style Bits.

    • mtsedwards says:

      I actually ended up liking the end result better because the black of both the skirt and boots mirrored the black of the necklace quite nicely. Thanks for the compliment and of course I link with TCSB. I follow you faithfully! ;p

  5. Maricel, you look lovely! I absolutely see the twenties inspiration from the top! Very pretty! And I love how you made it appropriate for daytime wear too!

    • mtsedwards says:

      Yep. No one even batted an eyelash at my potentially over-the-top ensemble. I do think the black toned it down a bit and my not showing so much leg (encased as they were in knee highs) made it less cocktail hour, you know what I mean?

  6. dapperdolly says:

    It’s very 20’s to me 🙂 beading and sequins totally go hand in hand as equivalents in my book 😀

    LOL @ the comment about your students guessing the theme for homework passes, ah we/they never stop being cheeky so-and-so’s.

    I personally love the homogeneous line of ornamentation from the necklace to the beading to the sheen of the luxe print on your skirt – very tasteful and beautiful. It’s a shame you had to change the outfit but I can tell it was necessary! Better than catching cold!

    • mtsedwards says:

      Ha! And since you’re the queen of Fancy Friday, I’ll take your word for it and officially call it: beading=sequins. 😀

  7. You don’t need to convince me – that top is definitely 20s inspired! You look beautiful!

  8. Connie Snow* says:

    If you were My English teacher I would be quite distracted. Boop boop a doop.

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