Monday, September 19, 2011

old sequins are heavy

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I know, I know, if you are my friend, mom, dad, sister, aunt, cousin, brother-in -law or sister-in-law then most likely you are thinking "nerd alert" or "wow, I have one of the coolest friends I have ever met"...either which one.
You probably are wondering what the deal is with all of these pictures of myself in sequins...Well I happen to have a very special friend who recently informed me that she merely just skims over all of my home decor posts but really devours the posts that have anything to do with my personal life. I think it is weird that she is bored by my design posts...hmm. As we continued our conversation it came out that I have really toned it down since getting married...she didn't seem to believe me for some odd reason. Anyway, my husband doesn't like the kind of look that says, "Hi, I'm here". If he were to express any preferences then he would say "No go" on big hair, bright lipstick and certainly not sequins. Still curious about the new sequined items.. that same friend (who goes by Tiffany Watson Snow) then suggested I did a whole blog post about my new items I brought home from the thrift store today....especially after I told here that a) my husband was not going to be so much a fan and b) the old volunteer ladies at the thrift store thought the pieces were gorgeous but advised not to put any of them on before stepping onto a scale. Tis true, I weighed them without my body in them and indeed they were 5 lbs. I am thinking a new work-out plan is brewing in my head. Buy old heavy sequin items and then walk around...I feel good about that.

Hey and if all else fails, then when my husband drags me to the 8th row at the National Finals Rodeo..I can shine like the top of the Chrysler building...a pretty nice compromise if you ask me. If you've ever been to that function there in Las Vegas then you too would know that you have to own your flashy flash flash..like as in go big or go home. It is a sight quite like none other, I tell you. Which at times I am thankful for the shiny stuff because it helps to distract ones attention away from grown men wrestling cattle and such. For the love of cowboys.

Mostly though I wanted to do this post as a warm up for another one that is in the works...thanks to another reader request. Again a special fashion post about discount and thrift store shopping. I can assure it won't be a regular feature but am very excited to talk about one of the things that excites me more than most. Hopefully I can break it down and make it an easier process for those that may want to give thrift store shopping a try. Does that sound ok?? I hope so.

...up next another home design related post.

P.S. - In real life I am not tempted by wearing sequins during any happenings that may include my children. In fact I think I am on day four of wearing the same outfit to be exact.

24 comments:

angela | the painted house said...

Ha! I'm still cracking up over the sweet volunteer ladies at the thrift store! You are working those sequins in a way that would make those ladies faint from sassy provocation.

Looking forward to your thrift store posts--you know I love that sort of thing!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

aah I love this post! I love reading about you I'm not going to lie :) and you rock in those sequins! the boyfriend here doesn't love them either, but hey what do they know?!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Well anything that is vintage from a thrift store automatically gets my vote!

These would be great for a nice holiday get together.


I hope all of the babies are doing exceptional in school this year!!!!



Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

MerciBlahBlah said...

For the love of Helen Roper, those. are. AMAZING. Crazy bananas good. Not only do you look fabulous, but you are also weight-lifting WHILE BEING ADORABLE. It's a twofer. Cannot wait to see the rest of your thrifty runway show.

Mwah!!!

Shan

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

i'm dying over your finds--you look fab in those "old" duds! excited for your new posts, too. i just found this pretty awesome kelly green wool coat at the thrift store, and it's on my list for tailoring today!

Jacqi said...

Those tops looks awesome. And I love the pants! Where are they from? Thanks!

Liza said...

nerd alert?...more like "hi, we're related" alert! Can you teach me some of those sweet poses? Maybe it can be late at night when mom thinks we are asleep and you can sneak into me and Annie's room and put on Paula Abdul or even Y95 and show us the moves. ZaaaaaZooo! You are one Hot Mama! Plus I really like the sequins.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

You look fantastic dahling! Everyone should have a little photo shoot for time to time. And yes PLEASE wear one of them to a rodeo. Hilarious.

Full House said...

Hi Jacqi,,,pants are made by Cynthia Steffe and purchased at TJ Maxx. I'm thinking they are similar to the Minnie pant from J.Crew...just a little more expensive though. Thanks for stopping by and for your comment.

xx

christy said...

You totally rock the sequins! Love that blue top on you.

Great idea of a thrift shop fashion post! Today I am wearing an Elle (Kohl's) dress ($9) & Steve Madden shoes ($0 w/coupon - originally $4.99) all courtesy of Goodwill.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

RRRrrrawr ;)

Looking good as per uge woman -- and no need to apologize about posting fashion.
Hell, these days I feel like people are yawning through our decor posts and craving a shake up.
So hey, why not shake it up, right?
That said, I'm also dyyying to see what that luscious mock-up from your previous post is going to become.
Cheers babe, Alcira

nerochronicles.com

Tiffany said...

Thank you very much friend, I feel so special! Loved this post, you rock those sequin outfits... you can totally pull it off!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

LOVE. I need to go to your thrift store. And you make me feel better by sharing that you wear the same outfit four days in a row.

The Wizzle said...

Wow, the shape on that blue top is so fabulous! Love the sleeves. And the color and pattern on the open cardi - lovely!

kelleyp said...

totally agree about the weight. i bought a vintage gown and matching full length jacket and it easily weighs 10 lbs.
think your new pieces look divine on you.

More important: LOVE the new, bigger font on your blog!

Kelley

Staci said...

Your awesome! Love the sequins!

jamie @ [kreyv] said...

Love! You do have great style, fashion and decor, so it's fun to see both!

kcinteriors said...

I love them! So cute. What great thrift store finds, even if you're husband isn't that in to them, we all are!!

Paula said...

Love the sequins!

LindsB said...

How can your husband NOT like sequins when you look so hot in them?? Love those amazing scores, I need to come shopping at your thrift store!

Bromeliad said...

Big hair, bright lipstick and sequins are fine - maybe just not all togther.

Love your shimmer.

I thought everybody shopped thrift? They don't?

Full House said...

I know you would think they did but I have lots of friends that say thrifting scares them and ask for tips now and then.

Whitney said...

You and I havent thrifted together yet. I love your sequins. especially the blue top. Christina, so hot right now!

Laura said...

Love the photos and can't wait for your thrifting posts. You're amazeballs! :-)