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How to Wear Pink Sequins Like a Grownup

pink sequin skirt

Just as I mentioned in my last post, I’ve gone and bought a pink sequin skirt.  Me.  Hater of pink.  In my defence, I was more swayed by the sequins than the colour.  I like that these sequins are a matte rosy pink instead of shiny bubblegum pink… it takes the fairy princess factor down a notch.

Also keeping my outfit out of princess territory are my slightly-ghetto-fabulous chrome nails.   I’m in love with how shiny they are!  After wearing these for a week, I’m not sure I can ever go back to normal polish.

Pink sequins chrome nails

The last details to kill any princess vibes are a badass chrome clutch and my standard Hermes studded cuff.  Both look slightly weapon-y which makes me happy.

pink sequins chrome clutch

I don’t quite know what I was thinking when I bought this skirt, but I of course am more susceptible than most to the ‘shiny object’ syndrome when shopping.  This skirt is not a length that I EVER wear because (frankly) it looks a bit frumpy on me, but again… shiny object syndrome.

pink sequin midi skirt

My favourite part of this outfit is the slogan shirt.  We very well may be going to San Tropez this summer, so it seemed like a good idea (plus, I hate crème brûlée).  It’s also a nod to my new fitness challenge to myself.  I’ve been pushing myself to go to gym twice as much for the last month, and I can’t believe how much better I feel.  I sleep better, I’m less irritable, and I have much more energy (and my goodness, do I NEED it, as any of you who have met my particularly energetic four year old son can attest!).  Trying to blog weekly, look after a young child, go to gym nearly every day, and launch a jewellery line (more on that very soon) is proving to be a real challenge.  So far, this bigger time commitment to my health is paying dividends in energy to do everything else that I need to do.

I found a pair of pink sunglasses in my stash, and quickly figured out why I never wear them (they’re so transparent I can’t even wear them when it is sunny) so I switched them for my current favourite black ones.  I’ll save these rose-tinted glasses for a grey day!

pink sequin skirt

So, I seem to have finally been converted to pink.  As you know, I think everyone needs a sequin skirt, and I suppose I needed to add a pink one to my arsenal.  I’ll style it with more colour in the future… with lavender or green or sky blue, but for now, I’m practicing dipping my toe in pink waters.  I’m even thinking of getting this pink waterfall necklace from my own shop (which I already have and LOVE in blue) to go with the skirt.  Styling-wise, it makes sense to have two ‘anchor pieces’ in pink, and any other colours of shoes, coats, and tops can either contrast or match with them.  I can put a simple sweater, a tank top, a sweatshirt, or a nice blouse between a pink necklace and a pink skirt and have a range of things to wear to any occasion.

Can you see yourself wearing a pink sequin skirt, or is it just too fairy princess for you?

Pink waterfall front

Skirt: H&M
Slogan tee: NotOnTheHighStreet
Glitter heels: J Crew (old)
Clutch: Uterque (old)
Necklace: The Sequinist

Linking to: visiblemonday, notdressedaslamb, stylenudge, honestmum, fashionshouldbefun

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46 Comments

  • Reply
    Barb Brooks
    April 1, 2017 at 4:14 PM

    Great Post Lisa!! You’re Gorgeous in this pink sparkle!!

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      Lisa
      April 1, 2017 at 6:20 PM

      Thank you, Barb! I can see you wearing this too 🙂 xx

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    Lizzy
    April 1, 2017 at 6:01 PM

    My goodness, who’d have thought it? Lisa in pink! You look beautiful and I love how you’ve toughened the look with your accessories. And the pink necklace is stunning. All completely showstopping xxx

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      Lisa
      April 1, 2017 at 6:20 PM

      I KNOW! Me, in pink! Thank you Liz. I might have to shop my shop for that necklace… xx

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    Lee Ann
    April 1, 2017 at 6:11 PM

    I’m loving your twist on the pink skirt! I am finding that I’m loving pink more and more, especially around my face. I get compliments on my skin when I wear it, so it’s hard to say no to it. The closest I got to pink before was fushia! And girl….THAT JEWELRY! Can’t wait to hear about that!

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      Lisa
      April 1, 2017 at 6:19 PM

      Thank you, Lee Ann! That’s a good tip about wearing pink (or flattering colour) around your face… it gives me a good excuse to wear more statement necklaces 🙂 Like you, I only wore pink in the fuchsia/shocking pink category before, but the shift is occurring! xx

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    RetroChicMama
    April 2, 2017 at 12:22 PM

    For someone who never wore pink, you sure do it justice Lady! The Sequinist page opened on my computer at the two glorious top posts dominated by soft pink – I have to wonder if this change wasn’t meant to be?
    I adore the sequins skirt, especially the length contrary to what you think I love the midi on you. The slightly sarcastic Tee is a clever touch & keeps the outfit from being too girlie sweet.
    Lisa I have to say every post you publish is such high quality, from the styling & photography through to layout & copy that I’m always looking forward to what you’ll do next!

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      Lisa
      April 2, 2017 at 9:35 PM

      OH MY! That is such a big compliment, thank you so so much, Michelle. I’m also pleased you’re liking all the pink; I’ve just bought two pink clutches in the past week, so it looks like I’ll be adding a few rosy touches into my wardrobe. Thank you again, my darling friend. xx

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    Jan Sugar
    April 2, 2017 at 2:11 PM

    Agree agree agree with retrochicmama, above. Love this post with all its elements. Fascinating thing, what part or something captures each of us. Love the skirt, btw, with its patchiness. I’d have been perplexed about shoes and you really rocked this with the smaller sparkles. It works! Also am following closely with your words about working out. I’m just finally getting through to the other side of a miniscus tear and have not been moving much as a result. I’m dog tired and not sleeping well at all. Stepping up the movement as you have, is probably the thing. xo

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      Lisa
      April 2, 2017 at 9:37 PM

      Movement keeps me from being a grouchy ogre, Jan! Otherwise, I’m really a pain to live with; everything gets on my nerves, whereas when I am exercising nearly daily, I’m practically running through life with flower petals and a butterfly net (ok, not really). Thank you for your lovely words. I’m hoping you’re moving and feeling much better soon. xx

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    Heide V
    April 2, 2017 at 2:18 PM

    Agree with what retrochicmama said as well, you rocked both the colour and length beautifully 🙂 Looking forward to seeing more!

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      Lisa
      April 2, 2017 at 9:38 PM

      Thank you so much, Heide! I really appreciate it. xx

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    Nancy
    April 2, 2017 at 4:12 PM

    Oh yes! I saw this skirt at H&M and wanted it but when I threw it on it didn’t look good on me. I never wear sequins, perhaps that was it. But it sure looks pretty damn good on you. And that tee is perfection. Totally love this outfit and of course now I feel sorry that I didn’t buy the skirt…

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      Lisa
      April 2, 2017 at 9:39 PM

      I almost DIDN’T buy the skirt because I saw it all over Instagram in the winter, but after I gave my eyeballs a rest, I thought I could finally bring it out of hiding! I think the skirt is still available if you change your mind! Thank you so much, Nancy. xx

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    mithra ballesteros (@findernotkeeper)
    April 2, 2017 at 4:42 PM

    Your own jewelry line?!?! Yes!! Very very excited about that tidbit you let drop. Go listen to the “How I Built This” podcast episode on Kendra Scott. It is riveting.

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      Lisa
      April 2, 2017 at 9:40 PM

      I’m going to listen to that podcast asap! You have never steered me wrong in any way, my wise friend. xx

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    No Fear of Fashion
    April 2, 2017 at 8:49 PM

    Agreeing with Michelle, nothing wrong with the length of the skirt. It looks very cool on you. I love the skirt. H&M hah? Hmm, might need it. (I am such a copy cat. No just joking. I now have two sequined tops, that will do me fine.) The T-shirt is fun too, but I love crème brûlée.
    Might I suggest to add a belt to the skirt? Not sure what kind, but I thought that would look nice. Not with this T-shirt though.
    And a jewellery line?? … exciting times. The piece you are showing looks terrific on you. Exactly right in that V of your sweater. How come you don’t have any wrinkles? Are you still that young? Or just bloody lucky?
    Greetje

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      Lisa
      April 2, 2017 at 9:43 PM

      Thank you, Greetje. You SHOULD get the skirt.. maybe for the Blog Awards?! Yeah, I think a belt would be good too, I just didn’t have one that worked with the tee shirt.

      I’m so excited about the jewellery; I am just having a hard time finding the time to get everything uploaded onto my website. There are some amazing pieces, and plenty more to come in the future. I’m 47, so I definitely have wrinkles, but not too many on my neck.. yet. xx

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    simplementlui
    April 2, 2017 at 8:59 PM

    Strange message on the shirt … but lovely outfit 😉

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2017/03/30/so-much-to-share/

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      Lisa
      April 2, 2017 at 9:32 PM

      Ha, it just means no unhealthy food before you’re on the beach in a swimsuit! 🙂 Thank you!

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        simplementlui
        April 3, 2017 at 9:38 AM

        Thanks for the explanation 😉 I was probably too tired to get it at first sight ehheeh. Have a great week Lisa 😉

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    Patti
    April 2, 2017 at 10:05 PM

    This skirt looks wonderful, and you’ve styled it to be not-too-sweet. Thanks for linking up, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    Abby@Midlifecrisisnut
    April 3, 2017 at 12:57 PM

    I saw Lisa and pink mentioned in one sentence and thought – no way! And yet there she is, in all her glory wearing the most stunning sequin skirt ever! Plus, you got me with your Crème brûlée tee! Brilliant!!! Looking smashing as always! ❤️ xx Abby

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      Lisa
      April 5, 2017 at 8:19 PM

      Thank you, my lovely Abby! Yes, the pink really is quite a departure for me, isn’t it?! The tee shirt really makes me giggle too 🙂 xx

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    josep-maria
    April 3, 2017 at 1:20 PM

    A wonderful skirt, I love the fabric and the long, so elegant and feminine. The bag is cute! The shirt is very funny and pretty, and the glasses are beautiful.

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      Lisa
      April 5, 2017 at 8:19 PM

      Thank you so much, Josep-maria! I’m so pleased you like it. xx

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    suzannecarillo
    April 3, 2017 at 9:47 PM

    I’d wear that skirt in a heartbeat.

    You certainly are living up to your name!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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      Lisa
      April 5, 2017 at 8:18 PM

      Thank you, Suzanne! There are so many things on your Etsy shop that I would wear in a heartbeat. That red-trimmed suit is in my dreams! xx

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    LA CONTESSA
    April 3, 2017 at 10:47 PM

    PLEASE GET ME THAT T-SHIRT in a small or medium……………NOT FOR ME but for MY LITTLE CONTESSA in TRAINING who LOVES and makes CREME BRUELE…………did I spell that right?I sent her YOUR photo from IG and she is in LOVE!
    I will pay you back………….PROMISE!!!
    I will send you a photo of her……………on IG if they run small get a med.
    AS FOR YOU……………ROCKING ALL THOSE SEQUINS and SPARKLES…………………..I CANNOT WAIT TO MEET UP!!!!
    XX

    • Reply
      Lisa
      April 5, 2017 at 8:17 PM

      I just emailed you about the tee shirt. Can’t wait to see you NEXT MONTH! xx

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    Sammy Hayes (@bargainbaglady)
    April 4, 2017 at 1:49 AM

    Honestly I think you are rocking the pink and that skirt is amazing! XX

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      Lisa
      April 5, 2017 at 8:08 PM

      Thank you Sammy! I appreciate that. xx

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    Suzy Turner (@suzy_turner)
    April 4, 2017 at 12:27 PM

    OMG this outfit is freaking GORGEOUS!!! As you probably know, I LOVE pink so you had me at pink sequins 😉
    You look stunning – the colour is amazing on you (the pink necklace in the last photo proves that!) and those nails? WOW! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

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      Lisa
      April 5, 2017 at 8:08 PM

      Oh gosh, thanks so much Suzy! I’m thrilled you liked it all so much. This pink is a new thing, but dear heavens, I do love the necklace! xx

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    Rina
    April 4, 2017 at 5:42 PM

    That is the prettiest sequinned skirt I’ve ever seen! Goes perfectly with your blog name too! I also love the fact that it’s pink! I could totally see it being worn so many ways and love that you dressed it down with a graphic tee for this post!

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

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      Lisa
      April 5, 2017 at 8:07 PM

      Thanks so much, Miss Rina! xx

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    Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)
    April 4, 2017 at 7:55 PM

    The skirt is gorgeous on you. I love the color– so much better that color than too teenager pink color. I do love the necklace too. It’s perfectly suited… Think about wearing it with a colored tee. Not pink.. but something with a strong pop of color to wear with that skirt and necklace)

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      Lisa
      April 5, 2017 at 8:06 PM

      Thank you Stevie! I’m going to have fun experimenting with this skirt 🙂 xx

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    Emma Peach
    April 4, 2017 at 10:20 PM

    Fabulous skirt! I’d definitely wear it. I had a thing for pink in my early 30s, and for no particular reason – maybe it was overkill – I went off it completely and didn’t wear it for years. Now I’ve come full circle because I love it again. The t-shirt is fun…and much more classy than “no carbs before Marbs”! 😉

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

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      Lisa
      April 5, 2017 at 8:06 PM

      Thanks, Emma. Yeah, I’ve never ever worn pink, so this is really uncharted territory for me! xx

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    Jan Sugar
    April 5, 2017 at 8:38 PM

    What are the nails? I must investigate.

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      Lisa
      April 5, 2017 at 8:56 PM

      These nails are Chrome acrylics from a company called Nail Hur (‘makeup for nails’ is their slogan!). I am really rubbish at keeping up with my nails due to a lack of time, so I cheat and use acrylics if I have an event where I need to be more ‘done’. I may just go back to gels again, that is the only way I can keep them long. Back to you, I googled and found that you can get Chrome nails without using acrylics; I’m really not an expert, so you’ll need to ask a proper nail tech person how to get that mirror finish. Keep me posted! xx

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    Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    April 6, 2017 at 11:57 PM

    I love everything about this … the pink sequin skirt, the fun shoes, the hilarious tee! Love your style and your sense of fun, Dear!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

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      Lisa
      April 9, 2017 at 9:32 PM

      Thank you so much, I’m pleased you liked it! xx

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    denisemcd75
    April 7, 2017 at 9:52 PM

    I love this outfit, the slogan tee and accessories certainly make it less girly and makes me want to go out and buy a pink sequin skirt 😄. Oh and chrome nails, so pretty!

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      Lisa
      April 9, 2017 at 9:31 PM

      Thanks so much! You definitely NEED a sequin skirt, and if pink is your thing, make it a pink one 🙂 xx

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