Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cable Knits and Sequins

off with your glasses boots and bracelets makeshift mantle happy holidaying hand on hips
Ralph Lauren cream white cable knit sweater (S) (gift from aunt) // 
Forever 21 black and gold sequined mini skirt (M) // 
Charlotte Russe? heeled boots with strappy detail (5.5/6?) (old) // Forever 21 burgundy tights //
Claires wreath and stocking earrings // H&M multicolour bracelets //
Wet n Wild lipstick in Wine Room //

Photography: self-timer/remote and tripod

BIKINI WEATHER!? What I wore for Christmas Day, after my just-crawled-out-of-bed morning mess (12/25). My aunt and her family loves Ralph Lauren, and always shower me with gifts when they visit. This sweater is just the right thickness for layering or wearing by itself. In my recent sequin and everything-shiny craze, I finally found a cheap $14 black-and-gold sequined mini at Forever 21 in St. Louis before I left for home. The only sizes left were mediums, which drop down low past my waist, but probably help with the skimpy length issue. The other option was rose gold, which was very pretty but simply too bright and in-your-face to wear in public (as much as I love the idea in my head). The most amusing part of this skirt is that it's 3+ in 1 - scratch the sequins one way, the skirt will turn all gold; in the other direction, they're black. AWESOME. It also blends in well in bright daylight (bedazzling) and nighttime/shade (a more subtle sparkle).

I also picked up these burgundy tights in a perfect shade (not too dark, not too bright, not too purple) and was very happy to find that the inside was lined with a thick soft and slightly furry material, making my legs extra warm. The fact that it's footless causes some concern and calls for socks, but all this goes without to say because it was 78 on Christmas this year in San Diego. Holy crap I will never, ever get used to this (and yes this outfit was too hot). I can't even remember where the boots are from, since my swordfighting days meant hunting down cheap pairs of black boots at the mall and medieval fairs to berserk in style. To top off the holiday look, I added one of each of two pairs of holiday earrings from junior high and my Claires obsession days. One is a little tinsel wreath complete with fake mini bell and the other is a red stocking adorned with baubles and holly. Finish with berry lipstick and we are ready to jingle bell rock in le CABLE KNIT SWEATER + SEQUINED SKIRT.

Bonus: cute little gif animation of me being uber excited below.
P.S. It is obnoxiously hard to take self-photos with an SLR.
P.P.S. 10th of the 12 Days of Fabulous!

night tapestry stocking stuffer wreaths not wraths sunset stretch a myriad of rope and chain cable knit, sequin skirt scales and not the musical kind
the view from above the blings are real
Readers - what did you wear on Christmas day?
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Amber @ EasyPetiteLooks.com December 27, 2011 at 12:34 PM   said...

im so jealous of that skirt! i wonder if my store will have one?

Unknown December 27, 2011 at 2:17 PM   said...

Hi Angie! I hope you had a great Xmas! I love your little Christmas stocking earrings! How adorable is that? :D And it looks nice and sunny where you are!! ^_^ I love San Diego! It's always gorgeous there.

Sydney's Fashion Diary December 27, 2011 at 9:40 PM   said...

Love this outfit, Angie! Very festive. Hope you had a great Christmas. Looking forward to many more great outfits =)

SimplyxClassic December 27, 2011 at 11:22 PM   said...

can't believe that skirt is from f21! looks really good on you dear!


Iris and Daniel December 28, 2011 at 1:38 AM   said...

Such fun sequins! Lovely mixture with the knit. =)

Phoebe Limanta December 28, 2011 at 7:04 AM   said...

those boots are so darn cute!!! merry belated christmas and happy holidays dear :)

Unknown December 28, 2011 at 11:18 AM   said...

Love your outfit Angie!

This Charming Style December 28, 2011 at 12:51 PM   said...

That jumper is simply gorgeous! It looks wonderful with the sequin skirt, and I adore the colour of the tights!xx

JJ December 29, 2011 at 10:28 AM   said...

What a festive outfit! You look adorable. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Angie!

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