Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Golden Girl

Mother's vintage sequin jacket, Zara dress, Cathy Jean heals
They say, "like mother, like daughter". I put this to the test by borrowing my mother's glamorous sequin jacket. This thing is probably from the early 90's and has been collecting dust in her closet for years. I remember she would wear it to her fancy New Year's Eve parties and look like a pretty ball of light. When I was younger I was not a fan of the loud sequins and bold shoulders, but since this style is mega popular right now I had to ask her if I could try her version. I felt bold and confident wearing this. This jacket is not for the timid; it calls for attention. I have to admit that I kind of liked it. However, I don't think I will be taking it from her.
Is there a blast from the past that you are itching to try?

55 comments:

Domonique said...

How fab is that jacket! Yeah I totally want all my mums clothing from back in the day, but she got rid of it all! Gutted, ha!

x

michelle_ said...

This is one magnificent look darling !
I can't over sequins these days..they make anything look uber glamorous..
You pulled it off so well by muting the rest of your ouftif in a black color ! :D

Denise said...

NICE! very very suuuper nice! now ive used all my superlatives. hahaha!

i just love that shiny golden blazer of yours. I want it.

lady you are amazing. I love all am seeing here. Great blog.

have a great day!

I Am Denise Katipunera

Faridah said...

These photos are so pretty! Ohhh the sequins are gorgeous.

Inspiration in Italy said...

Definitely calls for attention, and definitely glamorous. What a great post...I wish my grandmothers kept more of their clothes from the 20's 30's & 40's. That would be fun to look through! :)

Emilie said...

OMG! I love your sequin jacket!
xxx
Emilie

Becca. said...

wow!
i adore your gold sequin jacket its stunning, and i love how its been passed down from your mum too!
love your blog, i just found it and i really like it!
would you like to link swap?
XOXO, BECCA
http://fashion-train.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

Such an intense little jacket! It's pretty cute!

I wish I had the legs for super short mod mini skirts!

Sher said...

You look great in the sparkly jacket! I was never really into sequins as well but I just bought a white sequin dress today, how unlike me!!

Valencia Lia said...

Oopsie ! So sorry for being behind on posts here:) Ahhhhh adding you to my blogroll right now.

Wooohooo and my jaw dropped on seeing this jacket. Its so so beautiful! I would want one like that too and its perfect with the black dress and those heels <3 <3

I'm really loving those flare flutter sleeves tops now. So beautiful .

Ashley said...

Fabulous!!

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THE UNIQORN said...

wow! great jacket

Kyla said...

This is sooo cool! I love it!

Federica said...

Beautiful!
I really like your blog!

Greetings from Italy,
Federica.

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous jacket, darling! You look lovely!
I am in the market for a sequined jacket too :)

xoxox,
CC

Linda said...

You should definatly keep it. Isn't it amusing when mom has treasures in her closet awaiting for you to take?

briannelee said...

I love the dresses from the 1930s and 40s, but I don't feel like I can pull them off. Too costumey for me.

Christina said...

I love this. How lucky you are that your mom had this in her closet!

Denise @ Swelle said...

Aw, your mom must love seeing you in her jacket! It's nice that flash is big right now. It's a bold look but so fun.

I would love one day to try a birdcage veil. It's very costumey but very 1930s which is one of my most favourite decades for style!

(your goodies are finally on their way!) ♥

Kristin said...

Cute outfit!! I love the sequin jacket.

Ms. P and C said...

Don't let Rachel Zoe see that thing - she'll steal it! Vintage AND sequined? OMG. As she likes to say: "I love me some sequin..."

It looks fantastic!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh...new layout that I love and vintage jacket that I adore!

My mother has all sorts of sequin pieces from the eighties - she pulled some of them out of the closet the other day and I was shocked - they're stunning! At the same time, I too refused them when she offered them to me - they just don't seem from this...generation. Still lovely though! :)

K said...

That jacket is amazing! I love it.

paula said...

absolutely love your style.

A and A said...

Ahh... this jacket is truly splendid on you... bold and you wear it effortlessly.
I feel like everyday there is a "blast from the past" moment with fashion choices and what my eye is drawn too. Been in an "Annie Hall" moment recently... trousers and bowler hats... sequins too... 70's always.

Thanks for checking out our blog lovely... yours is gorgeous... Going to link you so we can visit often.

Stop by soon.
love from San Francisco. xx amy and alex
http://refusestolabel.blogspot.com

princesspolitico said...

SWOOOOON!
that jacket is perfection. i'd have to say, like you sequins are my weakness. i just love 'em. it brightens up even the most simplistic outfits.

xo.
princesspolitico

Her name was Lola said...

Like mother, like daughter: in this case, what a compliment! My mother kept nothing from those decadent decades! Le sigh!

The gilded jacket looks supremely fabulous on you.

Cheers.

Susan said...

it's great to have a stylish mom :))
have a lovely day, xoxo

allthatshewants said...

i love that jacket!!!

Logan said...

Oh, I love your hair back like that! Very pretty.

D said...

adding beautiful bling to basic black. fab!

Amy said...

Another wonderful outfit, my dear!

xoxo
Amy

The Cherry Blog said...

i think it's official - you cannot go wrong with a sequinned blazer!

as for blast from the past - I wish polka dot leggings and bum bags were cool again. no, really.!!

x

Roxan said...

Tay, you absolutely must take it from her! It is phenomenal on so many levels! xoxox

Maggie said...

Your sequin jacket is just amazing!
Kisses :*

Lauren said...

Love it. Just the right touch of Dynasty and even better with a story.

Jihan S. said...

I've actually been itching to wear a sort of bat-sleeve sequin top or a sequined cardigan like the one you're wearing! But not in gold, of course. Maybe black/silver sequins with some color. I think it's a great look. But I don't have the guts to wear one EITHER! ha ha! But one of these days I will. You can probably find a nice one on eBay...

Kristin said...

I'm so glad you brought that beauty out where it belongs. So gorg!

The Queen of Hearts said...

This reminds me of the sequins jacket that Gucci did for F/W 2009.

The Fancier said...

Gold sequins is so refreshing after the latest sea of black ones! You look fantastic!

alixrose said...

I Love Love Love this jacket, its really amazing. You are so right its a little bold and am sure you got a lot of looks but somethings are just worth it. Awesome!

Jenna said...

So pretty! I love the sequin jacket, I have a blue one that is somewhat similar.

Niki B. said...

SO awesome. your mom is the coolest.

xo Niki
http://ahautemess.blogspot.com

PinkBow said...

this is so glamourous, very handy to have a cool mother's wardrobe!

Isquisofrenia Style said...

oh my my , youlook so cool and sparkly and lovely
fabulous i love the sequins and this outfit is killer

xo!!

Indiana Adams said...

Your mom is a much better dresser than my mother. My mother's hand me down clothes are basically Contempo Casual cheapos that are all stretched out and dingy. MOM, WHERE'S MY AWESOME GOLD SEQUINED BLAZER, HUH?

She's ignoring me now.

Adored Austin adores you!

Wear Necessities said...

Wow, AWESOME jacket! You wear it very well! - Natalya of Wear Necessities

Megan Wolf said...

dang girl. I. am. dying. seriously you must steal from your mom's closet! did you not love it? I think it looks killer on you! You are someone who can completely pull off the bold sequin look. think how much fun this would be to wear circa christmas and new years time! I am in love with it. I'm thinking when I am home next month I am going to go raid my mom's closet for little gems like this. I totally remember her wearing things exactly like that to her parties, and thinking "I want that!". like mother, like daughter. for sure.

xoxo

thediscerningfashionista.blogspot.com

myedit said...

Your mom is a diva!!! Crazy but awesome.... I love my mom and all but I don't think she has any hidden sequins in her closet...

the style crusader said...

that jacket is amazing.

thesydneygirl said...

sparkly and gorgeous!!! <3

nicole said...

this look is GORGEOUS. wow I love that sequined jacket, just love it.

Grace Like Kelly said...

i love it!!! Its so crazy gorg!

Neon Gypsy said...

LOVE THAT JACKET OHMYGOD. (: amazing

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

That jacket is pretty fabulous! That would be perfect for holiday parties!

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