Monday, December 21, 2009

DISCO BALL

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I'm making you all hold out on the final (and ugliest) installation in the Ugly Sweater Series, so until then, I will dazzle you with my holiday wear.

We went to a friend's Christmas party last night and for the first time in WEEKS, I was able to thoroughly enjoy myself, knowing that I didn't have to be out the door this morning.  I still got up at 9:30, but I'm also still in my pajamas ... and it's 1:14.  Aaaahhhhh ... "weekends."

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I was so excited to wear this little get up and am a little bummed that the pictures are not doing it much justice.  A perfect example of why I will freeze my butt off to get an outdoor shot.  Alas, it was too dark out last night.

This sequin skirt was originally the bottom half of a sparkly dress that I made 3 years ago for New Years Eve.  I never ended up wearing it and finally came to terms with the fact that there just aren't a lot of places in my life for sequin dresses.  Sad, I know.  Upon swallowing this harsh reality, I turned the dress into a slightly easier to wear sequin skirt with a wide elastic waist band.

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I love it paired with the simple t-shirt and little tux jacket.  The dark purple tights were a bit of an afterthought and really just happened because I couldn't find a pair of black tights.

Thanks, giant GIANT pile of clothes that ate my black tights!  The purple was a much better choice after all!
Jacket: Sears, $12.50 - T-shirt: courtesy of Cheap Monday and Weardrobe Conference - Brooch: vintage
Skirt:  fruits of my labor - Tights: Hue, super cheap - Flats: JCP, $8

32 comments:

  1. That skirt is AMAZING! I'm impressed that you made it yourself. :)

    And yes, the purple tights add a whole 'nother level of interest to the outfit that black tights just wouldn't have added. Rock on with your bad self.

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  2. I love your sequined skirt! I think that it works much better as a skirt than as a dress. Sequined dresses can be a bit of a sensory overload.

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  3. Amazing skirt! And you made it - wow!

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  4. Positively ENAMORED of that skirt, lady.

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  5. I love this and the best part is that you made it!

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  6. lol, I HATE those giant piles of clothes! But sadly, they are usually the sole motivation for me to clean my room. I don't care about cleanliness, but I do care about finding the perfect outfit :]

    Lovin' that skirt! Super impressed you made it!

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  7. i love that skirt. so shiny! :D

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  8. The skirt is such fun. Now I want to make my own! I've seen a few like that at F21, but why struggle with their sizing when you can take your destiny into your own hands?!

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  9. I lOVE THIS LOOK. like screaming from the rooftops kind of love. you look that gorgeous in this outfit. sheer perfection. the sparkly skirt withe that tee make up for a perfectly proportionate party wear. I am gonna copy this look piece by piece. and the brooch looks so cute.

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  10. The skirt is amazing! I love, love this look, but I don't love giant piles of clothes!

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  11. Such a cute outfit! I love those shirts you got at the Weardobe Conference!

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  12. That sequined skirt is TO DIE FOR and even better since you MADE IT! It's the perfect holiday wear! Love!!!

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  13. I know what you mean about taking photos outside. I find that my outfits looks much better when I take pictures outside. I think freezing for a couple minutes is a good exchange for having great photos.
    Although this outfit looks amazing either way. I am in love with that skirt. It's absolutely gorgeous. Really wish I had it.

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  14. Sequins, cropped jacket, and purple tights! OOooooooo, Kyla, this is DIVINE! I am so in love. The tshirt is genious, too, and keeps it from becoming too dressy. Hope you had fun!

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  15. I am very disappointed that you are amaking me wait for the final ugly sweater installment. How could you?
    In other news, you lovely in a bit of sparkle... I disagree though, there is always opportunity to wear something sparkly! Especially when you look so good in it...

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  16. so so fun! sweet, didn't know there was one more ugly sweater. :)

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  17. I love the outfit man! Totally rocking, I love you in a top knot and in shiny skirt. Thanks for your input on my post the other day. What are your secrets for keeping that weight off? Email me or facebook me.
    Can't wait to see the ugliest Christmas sweater...

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  18. I love the high waist on the skirt. It's fabulously flattering!

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  19. Kyla I love the casual festivity of this outfit. SUCH a fun holiday outfit!!

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  20. Everything about this ensemble is so right. The shirt, the jacket, the sparkle...I seriously covet this holiday get up!

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  21. You skirt is stellar! I love love love love love it so much!

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  22. I always hate feeling like I have bad pictures for a good outfit...but you still look totally cute! it's a great skirt.

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  23. I love the skirt. I feel like it might have been to busy as a dress but as a skirt it is perfect. And the purple was a good choice. Unexpected.


    Stolen Stiletto

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  24. OMG!!! I LOVE that skirt! I LOVE this entire look so much!!

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  25. Super cute outfit! And I can't believe you made the skirt--amazing!!

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  26. I love when you do your hair like this. It takes me back to my ballet days.

    Happy Holidays!

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  27. gorgeous and glamorous... love it!

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