How many sequined and beaded dresses do you stash into your closet after the holidays? How many fancy dresses do you purchase for weddings, and toss to the side, just one hot second after the event is over? I get it. I’ve been there. It makes sense, right? When will you ever wear a sequined or beaded dress on a typical day, or evening out?
I’m here to stop you in your tracks. You spend so much money on these pieces and they are beautiful. Pick that gorgeous dress up, and put your thinking cap on! Could you add a few pieces to that beaded beauty, and wear the dress a different way? Of course you can! I’m here to tell you how.
I had the exact same thought when I picked up this stunning, silver, sequined dress (similar here or here), by Parker. I absolutely love their beaded dresses, and I bought this long sleeved piece a few months ago. Granted the fancy parties were over for the holiday seasons, but I just had to have it!
I used my creativity and came up with a few ideas. This dress has a black base, and the silver sequins and beading are embellished on top. To compliment the dress, I went for a more casual look, pairing the dress with opaque black tights, tall boots, and layered with a black blazer. With just a few extra pieces, I was able to take this fancy little number, and create a professional, yet sophisticated look, which I loved. The blazer helped to balance out the sequins as well. To accessorize, I added crystallized hoop earrings, and a simple, black shoulder bag.
Hope you had a fabulous weekend, beauties! Ours was fun! We enjoyed an evening out with friends, and discovered a gorgeous new, mediterranean restaurant, Avra Madison on the Upper East Side, which was a blast. Check it out if you’re in the area. Wishing you a great week, beauties! xx