Monday, December 14, 2020

December Stylish Monday - "All That Sparkles"


I am so happy to announce that I am part of a new group of women fashion bloggers.  If you remember in my last Fashion Post  I mentioned that the Ageless Style Link Up had ended and I was looking for a new group to join.  Well, Shelbee kindly asked me to join her group so here I am!  I am so excited to be a part of this new group.  They operate like Ageless Style, picking a theme, and doing one link up per month.

This month's theme is "All That Sparkles".  That's a fun theme for the holidays, isn't it?  I decided since Christmas will be spent in the comfort of my own home that I would create a comfy, casual, yet sparkly outfit.
 

I chose to bring the sparkle in with a sequin tank, lots of big, sparkly jewelry, gold shoes, metallic nail polish, and glossy lips.  I brought the comfy in with stretchy high waist denim and a cardigan.


It's hard to see in the photographs, but the sequin tank is very sparkly in real life.  The tank has gold sequins sewn in rows up and down the top,  

Because the tank has such a low cut, I was able to add this pretty statement necklace;  the more bling for the holidays the better!


I also wore sparkly rose gold earrings, a faux diamond bracelet, rings, and I colored my nails a neutral metallic color.



I have always loved the idea of dressing up denim with heels.  These sparkly gold shoes were the perfect added touch to my "All That Sparkles" outfit.






I shopped my closet for this outfit, and all though all the pieces are very old, I have never worn them together before.  I liked this outfit so much I decided to wear it for Christmas Day!  Isn't it wonderful when we can create new outfits using old clothes from our own closet?  It's a great money saver.


Now it's time to look at what the other ladies of the group are wearing;  and be sure to join our link up at the end of the post!



Shelbee - Shelbee on the Edge - I recently found this sequined mini skirt on a thrifting adventure for something sparkly for another style challenge. I ended up wearing something different for that one so I was excited for this style theme to wear the skirt. I added my floral sequined boots, a leopard print sweater, and my faux fur coat (also thrifted) with statement gold jewelry for my shiny festive outfit in black, tan, and gold. It never hurts to add some sparkle and shine to our days! Happy holidays!


Nina - Sharing a Journey - It’s that time of year when glitter and glitz, sequins and bows can and should be worn daily!  Hop over to lift your spirits and add a little glitter to even the smallest of things.


Michele - On Instagram as Seechele_styles



Michele - On Instagram as Seechele_styles 

My Sequined top is thrifted, the camo joggers are from Walmart and my sneakers are from SHEIN.  It’s a party on the top, and casual on the bottom, showing you can mix it up.



Ada - Elegance and Mommyhood - This has been the year of rediscovering my closet - COVID and all - so I am wearing an outfit featuring pieces I have owned, like this fitted cropped beaded+sequined hot pink tank top styled beautifully with a maroon shimmery tweed skirt (love that asymmetrical ruffle). I went for a monochrome look by pairing it with these cranberry studded suede booties. Between the top, my rhinestone hair clip, my jewelry and my gorgeous gold tree I got a lot of sparkle in this look. Tis the season to Shimmer and SPARKLE!!  


Nicole - High Latitude Style - Being a dancer sparkle is my thing. Can you imagine a ballroom gown without Rhinestones or sequins? Of course, the sequins also can be worn at day. 

                                                        Julie - Fashion Trends and Friends


Julie - Fashion Trends and Friends -  Can a girl ever wear or have too many sparkles?  I think not!  This month’s theme is totally in my wheelhouse!  I love and am most attracted to all things sparkly:  rhinestones, glitter, shimmery threads and material, metallics, and the more sequins the merrier!  I know that December is typically the month to shine but why not all year long?  Since we’re staying home more than ever and wearing more leisure wear than perhaps we have in the past, I’m really excited that current trends are incorporating sparkles into leisure wear!  Being fancy and sparkly brings me great joy even if I’m only sitting on Zoom all day!  If over the top sparkle isn’t your thing, it can be super easy to just have a touch sparkle!  Shine on Friends!



Andy - Pearls and Pantsuits - I’ve had this jacket for a while and just love the subtle pop of sparkle on the sleeves, so when I found the fully sequined top at TJMaxx I just knew it would work well with that jacket and so many other things in my closet! It’s a lovely rose gold color and is lightweight enough for our warmer Louisiana winter weather. I adore sparkle! Give me all the sparkle! 

                                                               Suzanne - Ask Suzanne Bell


Suzanne - Ask Suzanne Bell - This holiday, our activities may look different than seasons past, but we cannot give up and let the Covid steal our sparkle.  These days, running errands, baking, picking up take-out, or binge-watching classic holiday movies on the couch are opportunities to swap out the yoga pants for something more festive in order to feel a bit more put together, and in the spirit of the holiday season. By swapping out a plain white tee for this thrifted sequin rocker tee and velvet duster, I felt a whole new level of festiveness.



Nancy -  Nancy’s Fashion Style - I’ve been looking for a perfect gold sequin top for months now but can’t find it! So annoying! However….I do have this gorgeous rose gold shiny metallic kind a skirt. Very glowy and perfect for the holidays with a gorgeous black blouse and black heels. But for now I am wearing it for these cold days before!


Emma - Style Splash



Emma - Style Splash - “I bought this ‘Golden Girl’ sweater last winter, and when it popped up in an Instagram memory I thought it would be perfect for this theme. It seems I’m not the only one who loves it because I’ve seen several celebrities wearing it on TV in the last week. True to the slogan I had to add more gold; I finally managed to get hold of these gold boots after patiently waiting for months for them to become available on eBay in my size (they sold out very quickly in Zara). I think they were worth the wait!”


And Now Me....

Amy - Amy’s Creative Pursuits - Since Christmas will be spent in the comfort of our home this year I decided to create a comfy casual yet sparkly outfit at the same time.  I paired comfy jeans with a sequined tank and then I added even more sparkle and shine with jewelry and fun gold sandals.

I absolutely love all the ways each woman in this group brought sparkle to their outfits.  Which looks are your favorites?  I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.  And be sure to link up with us this month.

Have A Great Day!  Amy

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31 comments:

  1. Amy, this is such a wonderful stay at home holiday sparkle outfit! I love the tank top and your necklace and your shoes! I do love to dress up denim with other fancy pieces, too. You look amazing, my friend! And I am so glad to have you join our group!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thank you Shelbee, and thanks again for asking me to join your group.

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  2. That look like something I'd wear. I love that it's both stylish and comfortable.

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    1. Thanks Joanne! I will definitely be wearing it this Christmas.

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  3. I love your look! Festive but still perfectly comfortable for home! You look lovely!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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  4. This is so fun and I'm loving all the looks! And my styling is on point with you gals for my Zodiac Fashion post!

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    1. It was a fun challenge, and yes your outfits were definitely on point!

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  5. Hello Amy and very welcome to our group! I also love jeans with heels and that sequin tank top is perfect!

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    1. thanks so much Nancy, I'm so happy to be here.

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  6. Amy, what a pretty look! I love gold and sparkle this time of year. It boost the spirit! The jewelry looks pretty with it as well and I love your shoes. Gold looks so good with your winter white tree. Love the decor! I have decorated this year as always as it puts you in the mood!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  7. I just love the sparkles Amy. It's funny how we focus on them at times, yet they aren't as prominent as we think, especially in photos!! But it's the perfect way to celebrate!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you. It is so hard to see the sparkles in photographs isn't it. A lot of the fashion bloggers complained about that.

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  8. You look great.. love all the sparkly touches.

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  9. How wonderful you found another group of ladies to join in with! Love this look! It's perfect for Christmas at home!

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    1. Yes, I was so happy I was asked again so soon. It motivates me to do a fashion post at least once a month even though I never go anywhere other than hiking right now.

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  10. Such a gorgeous sparkly outfit for Christmas Day! You look fabulous!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  11. So glad you joined our group Amy. They invited me sometime in Spring too, it's a fun group of ladies and I am glad to represent as someone who still has an elementary-school kid lol. I am glad you took these many shots so I can see all your sparkles detail better. So many beautiful sparkly pieces. I love sparkle best in gold and champagne this time of year. And you know I love your beautiful home decor and your gorgeous tree this year and it was my pleasure featuring you on my Sunday linkup last week.

    Link this post up with the new holiday-themed linkup this week. It i perfect for it. Thank you. =) Have a great rest of the week!

    https://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2020/12/the-sunday-showcase-holiday-home-tour.html

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    1. Thanks Ada, I'm so happy to be a part of this group. A great diversity of ladies too!

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  12. There's so much I love about this outfit but in particular the gold shoes and the cute sequin tank! You can never have too many sequins at this time of year. Thanks for sharing at #WowOnWednesday Amy.

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  13. What a dazzling group of gals!! Everyone brings their own interpretation to 'all that sparkles'. Love the variety of looks from casual to dressy. Congratulations for being invited to join this lovely group. They are lucky to have you!!

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    1. Aren't all the women in this group amazing? I am very happy to be a part of this group. Thank you.

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  14. That's a beautiful outfit for staying in this year- love all the sparkle!

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  15. Such a lovely neutral outfit with a little touch of sparkle! A very fun theme for December too! :)

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! Hope that you had a great weekend :)

    Away From The Blue

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  16. Wow, you look stunning, I hope you had an excellent Christmas. x Thank you for joining my #linkup

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