Sequins on the Beach

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I have a confession to make: I live five minutes away from the beach and I hardly ever go. I feel weird admitting it because those of us who live near a coast are so lucky to have such beauty around us and it's important not to take it for granted. But the honest truth is that I'm not much of a beach person unless I'm on vacation in a secluded tropical location with some sort of coconut drink in my hand. Whenever I get the opportunity to take a weekend outside of the city, I tend to find myself in the desert (what can I say, I like a dry heat). But for some reason, this vintage sequin top seemed to be pulling towards the ocean at sunset and I just couldn't resist. Even though its long sleeves probably make it a better fit for colder months, the pink and gold sparkly color combo made it feel so right for summer when paired with white cutoffs and sandals, which I promptly kicked of as soon as my feet touched the sand.

Vintage sequin top, Joe's Jeans white jeans that are now shorts (similar), vintage clutch, Sam Edelman sandals, Michael Kors watch, Arm stack: F21, J.Crew, Kate Spade, Sisters Ugly, H&M, Heart ring was a gift so I don't know the details but I do know it's from Etsy
Photos by Ian Sheppard

Pink & Purple Night

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IMG_0067 Forever 21 jacket (old), J.Crew top (old), Current/Elliott jeans, Shoedazzle clutch (c/o), Pour La Victoire shoes, Bracelets: Forever21, J.Crew, H&M, Nails: OPI Mod About You

I was excited to find these Current/Elliott purple snakeskin jeans on sale last week. I first pictured them dressed down with an oversized tee and boots, but that idea quickly fell by the wayside when my black disc sequin top and patent heels were calling my name for an evening out. I added this sassy woven clutch to pay tribute to the little girl in me who always named pink and purple as her favorite colors (obviously).

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Sequins and Fur

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Vintage jacket, Vince dress (similar), Vince Camuto booties (similar), American Apparel clutch, Hermés and Nadri (similar) bracelets

It's time for part 2 of my guest style feature on A House in the Hills! For this one, I had to go all out with two of my most favorite ways to glam it up - sequins and fur. By keeping the colors neutral, the textures don't become too overbearing and the tones create the perfect canvas to add a pop lip. I love this one from MAC called Candy Yum-Yum. Head on over to Sarah's blog to see the rest of the photos!