Blushing Bling

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATop: Laura Ashley

Skirt: Primark (via eBay)

Shoes: Shoebuy

I’ve had my heart set on a sequinned midi skirt ever since I saw (and failed to buy) one on Asos a year or so ago. I’d been toying with the idea of sewing one for myself, but the logistics of sewing sequins (not to mention the requirement for the skirt to be lined) put it in the Too Hard Basket, so I’ve just been idly keeping my eyes open online for something similar.

This one popped up on eBay just before New Year’s, and though I haven’t had an experience with Primark due to their positively prehistoric lack on an online store presence, it was cheap enough for me to take chance on buying it.

It didn’t make it to me in time for New Year’s Eve, but I’m thinking it might be Just The Ticket for a V-Day dinner in a couple of weeks. (Yes, I just dropped that in there. No, that’s all I’m saying for the moment 😉 )

The colour is a perfect dusty rose; sparkly but not too OTT despite the fact that the sequins are full-shiny rather than matte like my Monsoon dress. Both skirt and waistband are fully lined, so I’m not wearing any of the scratchy sequins against my skin.

I tried to downplay the bling by teaming the skirt with a creamy silk top and neutral pumps. My only jewellery is a pair of pretty studs from Totally Jewel (a steal at just $12)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEarrings: Totally Jewel

I get the feeling a sequinned skirt is a bit similar to a tutu – you can play it up or down, according to the occasion. I’ve seen them paired successfully with t-shirts, cashmere cardigans, button down shirts, even plaid. I’m thinking I might try my signature stripes next time.

Anyhoo – speaking of Valentine’s Day, if you’re looking for a pretty outfit to wear you might like to check out the latest offerings at Igigi. They’re doing lots of new separates and a couple of really stellar dresses including a red lace version of my Adelle dress, the Francesca in either a gorgeous blowsy rose print, or a bold abstract print that reminds me of feathers. They’re running a great competition – starting today! – to win one of five $150 gift cards. All you have to do is sign up to their email list here.

14 thoughts on “Blushing Bling

  1. Here you go teasing us again! Love the happiness and your smile, its soooo great to see it! Thanks for the link to the contest, I’ve entered and crossed my fingers 🙂

  2. Love the colour of the skirt, and the details of your top! Primark (or Penneys, as it’s called in Ireland, where the chain began) is very hit and miss, but it is a great place to go to look for something you can’t find – or afford – anywhere else 🙂

  3. Super pretty! You make me want to enjoy sequins. You look so lovely!

    And ENJOY that Valentine’s date! I couldn’t be happier at that little teaser…

  4. I am in sheer, unbridled, LUST with that skirt. GAH! Perfection.

    And as for that teaser…. oooh, you saucy minx! <3

  5. Love the skirt, but I totally think you should wear that amazing Monsoon dress for Valentine’s Day with red or pink (or red AND pink) accessories. VA VA VOOM!! (Yes, all caps. Knock his socks off.) So happy to see you smiling, lady!!!

  6. I adore this skirt. Only upset I can’t find it online now! Good luck with that date lady! I know you’ll rock it! I only hope your date is as cool as you.

  7. Lilli, this blush hue is simply perfect on you! I love the skirt! I have to admit that I have been sorely disappointed with the majority of clothes items from Primark. I don’t like the way they fit and can never buy more than socks and accessories whenever I shop there. In any case, seeing how beautifully this skirt drapes has inspired me to be more diligent in my search next time! 🙂

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