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.
This sequin blazer was a serendipitous find while I was doing a pull at Shareen Vintage for a shoot last year. I swiftly swiped it off the rack and held it my tight grasp until I had secured it for my very own. When I wear it, I feel like the ringmaster in the most fabulously costumed three ring circus... so what better to pair with it than an arm full of tiger/leopard/snake cuffs and a necessary touch of checker print fit for only the chicest of circus clowns?
I love a monochromatic look, and putting one together in shades of gray is one of my favorite ways to wear it. My closet is full of pieces all the way across the spectrum between black and white and they can all mix together in so many different ways. This bandage skirt is gray at first glance but it also has a bit of a green/brown tint as well, which makes it take on the color of anything it comes near.