I am actually not a sparkles person, contrary to what I am wearing in these pictures. They make me feel too fancy and overdone. Sequins or overly fancy things have always made me feel like I am trying to be the Queen of England (dressed to the nines...I don't really get that phrase) or a stripper (I'm from Nevada, I know). But I've learned that:
1. You have to own whatever you wear (unless you get it from your friends closet...kidding). Whatever you put on, if you wear it with confidence you can pull it off.
2. Pair loud articles of clothing with simpler pieces. If I were wearing a gold skirt with this....ewww. It would technically match, but look awful! I even toyed with wearing gold shoes with this, still too much for me. This trick has allowed me to get more creative with my clothes, while not looking crazy!
Attempting to have a cute wink...not really working.
Beloved elephant ring. I had one that I loved, I bought it when life was a little rough and it was a $3.95 pick me up. Well, I lot someone borrow it and they lost it! One of my best friends bought me a similar one...I almost cried when she gave it to me! Lesson learned: it's okay to let people borrow stuff, but maybe not the stuff that will leave you heartbroken if it's lost or ruined. Also, I love jewelry and other clothing items that have sentimental value, when I'm not just wearing something because it's cute or fashionable, but because there's a story.
I love the little details about an outfit, they take it to the next level. I picked this black pencil skirt out of the sea of black pencil skirts because of the buttons, they won my over! Course you'd think I could take a second to iron before wearing, oops.
Skirt=Victoria Secret (from Savers, $3)
Top=Target (clearance, $5.97)