sparkle & sheer

Sparkly embellishments and mesh fabrics are things I usually shy away from when wandering around a store. They’re hard to pull off, and buying a sequined cardigan over a trusty sweater can be hard to justify. This high-neck Topshop piece caught my sister’s eye, who recommended it to me. I hesitated a little — when am I ever going to wear this? — but the hand-embroidered stars were unlike anything I’d seen before, and made it hard to pass over. Anyway, what better time to wear a little festive sparkle (and be a little irrational) than the holidays?

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The mesh + sparkle combination rides a fine line between costume and festive-chic. To keep the look cohesive (and let the top sparkle in all its starry glory with minimal interference), I decided to go for an all-black ensemble but still play with textures.

A peek of lace through the mesh adds subtle softness, while the leather wrap skirt and heeled boots complement the edginess of the top without adding more noise. I finished the look with a simple crossbody-bag-turned-clutch.

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This outfit makes me feel festive, but also a little rebellious 😉

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Outfit

lace scallop bodysuit

star embellished mesh top

wrap midi skirt

magnificent sock boots

{all above by topshop}

urban outfitters mini crossbody bag

photography by the sublime alice xiang

24 Comments

  1. December 29, 2015 / 7:14 pm

    Amazing top! Like your blog, so great looks and you are very pretty!

    • January 11, 2016 / 1:27 am

      Thank you so much Basharova! 🙂

    • January 11, 2016 / 1:26 am

      Thank you Gingi! I’m so glad you liked it 🙂

  2. December 29, 2015 / 10:57 pm

    Beautiful dress! Love the star print on your top!!
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  3. December 29, 2015 / 11:30 pm

    I loved this look on you; I feel the exact same way about mesh and sequins, sparkly things scare this monochrome loving girl ;D. Have a great NYE!

    xo, Alice || Miss Inconnue || Etsy

    • January 11, 2016 / 1:25 am

      Thank you Alice 🙂 Happy happy new year!

    • January 11, 2016 / 1:24 am

      Thank you so much Dylana! Love your looks too. I see that you are currently living in Philly! I was a student in that area for 4 years and loved it. I hope you’re enjoying your time there! 🙂

  4. January 1, 2016 / 1:47 am

    Amazing textures! Love the monochromatic look 🙂

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    • January 11, 2016 / 1:21 am

      Hi Natalie! Thank you so much for stopping by and I’m glad you liked it 🙂

  5. January 16, 2016 / 4:28 am

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