Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sequin Scales

After months and months of listening to my little cousin describe the wonders and draw of Siam Ocean World, boasted to be Southeast Asia's biggest Aquarium, I decided to treat him to his favorite outing and take him for the day. It'd been a while since I'd been to an aquarium, and I had forgotten how beautiful (and weird) the underwater world could be. Colors and patterns I thought only existed on the clothes racks of the most audacious dressers exist in the natural world as well, and it was impossible not to be inspired. I've always had a thing for anything that sparkles, and all the shining scales made me want to pull out all the sequin I own and dance around like I was my own deep-sea wonder. 


I've been lusting after a sequin skirt for a while, and after my little day trip to below the deep blue, I am on a serious hunt for the perfect one. Here are some of my favorites so far:
{1. Antik Batik; 2. J. Crew; 3. F21; 4. Topshop; 5. Alexander Wang; 6. Alice + Olivia}


I have to admit, the Alexander Wang one is by far my favorite. One of my favorite things to do is take a unique and sort of eccentric piece, like a sequin skirt, and figure out how I would wear it for my everyday life. I'm not a big believer in saving clothes for a special occasion or categorizing something as too fancy/crazy for everyday wear, and I guarantee a sequin skirt like this would become one of my staples. Here's just an idea of how I would dress it up:

27 comments:

  1. i LOVE the alice + olivia. PURPLE SEQUINS, omg.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Im in LOVE with #5 as well....such a beautiful color......these are great skirts!!


    Statements in Fashion

    ReplyDelete
  3. Totally making me want a pair of sequin shorts. I got my hand on a pair of pants, but shorts might be a must too!

    ReplyDelete
  4. so cute! i love a little glitter too :)

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. why no sequin hats? or backpacks? They are all the rage from what I've heard...

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love the draping in number 1, 4, and 5!

    ReplyDelete
  7. this is such a cool post! i too have been inspired by the ocean, and anenomes in particular :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I never knew sequin skirts could look so fab, just as them brown leather heels! very cool!

    Puck @ ONEOFPOINTS.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. I think that's a daring combination of so many glossy accessories... but maybe it's just me:)

    Anastasia

    http://fashionnews.pipeno.com/

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hello skirt number 5, I love you!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Loving this look for fall
    http://washingtondcfashion.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  12. im so crazy about those jeffrey campbell shoes!!!

    following!
    follow me back too if you like :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love #1 from Antik Batik, it's different, in the perfect colour and it looks like it would be so flattering on the body! Lovely post xx

    http://topcoatfashionblog.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  14. so in love with the purple one!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hi love!!! The A-Wang one is my fav toooo!
    Hope you had a great trip to the acquarium!
    I love the Proenza Schouler prints from a couple seasons ago that looked liked tropical fish!! Stunning!
    Lots of love,
    xoxox
    The Beckerman Girls

    http://www.beckermanbiteplate.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. I have been searching for the perfect sequin skirt!! I love all of those options!! I'd take any one of them! Fabulous post : )

    -Samantha
    http://sincerelysamantha.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. That skirts! I want all of them.

    ReplyDelete
  18. love them all. greattt choices.xx

    ReplyDelete
  19. i love them all!!! so perfectly amazing :)

    nice blog here...

    ReplyDelete
  20. Great post! I am on the hunt for a great sequin skirt! I love the Topshop one in your selection! Thanks xxx

    www.fashiondevotion.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wow nice skirts!!

    VC
    Please Visit & Join

    WWW.DONLIKEFASHION.TK

    ReplyDelete
  22. Ahhhh... I want all the outfits you post there!!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Awesome !! the skirts are all wonderful !

    xx
    http://www.mademoiselle-marie.fr

    ReplyDelete

I read every comment and visit all linked blogs. Feel free to email me at stephanie.soderborg@gmail.com