This weekend on Sunday, I was having a bit of a downer day. This happens from time to time – it’s to be expected. Fortunately, I’ve experienced enough of them to know exactly what will fix any bummer day, and it’s a tactic that Jen and I often employ when we get together and are both just not feeling it.
The answer, my darlings, is always shopping. Or, if you’re perpetually broke like me, window shopping.
So I grabbed my purse, sunglasses, and fortunately-fashion-loving boyfriend and headed to Pacific Place in Seattle.
One of the first places we stopped was EXPRESS. I’m always sucked in by their bold typography & store design… Maybe a silly reason to love a store, but whatever – it’s stylish.
Whim (boyfriend) swooped directly into the nearest overcoat, and swooned himself into three more after that. I took root in the newest arrivals… aka I glitterbombed myself.
I stared at this Sequin Belted Dress for at least 10 minutes… The gold color drew me in, and the gorgeous, not-too-flashy sequins hypnotized me completely. Ringing in at $98, it’s not out-of-the-park expensive, but it’s still a little rich for my blood (at least until my next paycheck…)
Fortunately, EXPRESS was loaded to the brim with sequins and paillettes in much more affordable forms.
Lately I’ve been really attracted to champagne-colored bases with lighter sequins – mostly larger, less-flashy paillettes – but these scattered, delicate, silver sequins are just perfect for this piece. This tank is so perfect for work, post-work, parties… Whatever! Plus, it’s on sale for $29.99.
This color is called “liquid gray” which might be the #1 thing (aside from SPARKLY-OOH) that’s selling me on this top. The $59.90 price tag isn’t doing much for me, though…
Honestly, at first glance, this almost looks like a large, leather panel… But upon closer inspection, you’ll see that it’s actually hundreds of beautiful sequins in a bold rectangular formation. For such a simple concept, it sure packs a punch! I’m pretty sure I would pay $39.90 for this.
This photo does not do this tank justice… Here, it just looks like a cami with crap on it – I assure you, that is not the case! This is one of the most beautiful, well-constructed, embellished camisoles I’ve ever encountered. Totally worth $39.90.
When I saw this, I froze. Wearing this with some skinny jeans of any color, wash or length… What else do you really need? $34.90 for a “wear with anything” top? Yes, please.
Confession: This tank is only here because it is $29.90 and comes in about a billion (10) different colors. If you ever needed a sequin tank in Venetian Teal – today is your lucky day.
& for your everyday jacket, please consider…
A gilded, sequined, motorcycle jacket. A true, bargain basement value at $128.90. Not saying I don’t completely adore it, but $130 for something that makes me look like a fat Michael Jackson unfortunately won’t be making it to my credit card statement any time soon.
This is, quite literally, less than half of EXPRESS’ sequined offerings.
And I would most certainly kick myself repeatedly if I didn’t show you the best thing they have in their stores right now…
Look me in the eyes and tell me you wouldn’t bury your face in this coat.
You can’t. It’s glorious! I tried it on and had a really hard time taking it off. It even has pockets (!!!) and a full zip front. A definite investment at $198 but, man, is it swoon-worthy.