As a child of the ’80s, I love a good sequin. Here are some reviews of my latest sequin purchases:
J. Crew Liquid Gold Sequin Skirt – $250
This is definitely a very lovely piece. Though unfortunately it’s not the same shade of gold as in the promotional picture (it’s far less yellow-gold and more of a pale champagne-gold), I still love the texture and pattern created with the different sized sequins. There are smaller sequins at the top of the skirt, which end in a wave towards the middle of the skirt and give way to bigger, more loosely spread sequins. The inside is lined beautifully with a fine layer of brown silk georgette. My main problem with it however is that it runs big, very big. I normally wear a 4 – 6 so I ordered a S, but it’s almost falling off me. As you can see in the third picture below, I can’t really wear it with my shirt tucked in because it just won’t run tight around my waist. It looks much better with a shirt over it, although the side of the shirt definitely gets pulled up a little bit to accommodate the bow. I’m not totally in love with, mostly because of the sizing (and also a tiny bit because of the color difference), but it appears to be already sold out. I’m glad I at least got it for the 30% discount; I’m not totally sure it’s worth a full $250 to me.
Miu Miu Paliettes Peep Toes - $650 (on sale for $259)
Oh, these shoes are so pretty. A bit out of my price range normally, but I couldn’t resist ordering them at Barney’s when I saw them on sale for over 50% off. Like the J. Crew skirt, these are covered in sequins of all different sizes, although the sequins here are graded far more gracefully and subtley. In the front, there are pale gold tiny sequins stacked upon each other, giving the shoe a real texture, which give way gradually to large yellow-gold sequins splashed out far more widely. Sadly, at over 4.1″ inches, these are a little too tall for me to be able to do anything other than stand, and also, they run very very small. I wear a 11 normally, so I got a 41. My feet sort of fit into them, but ouch, they definitely would be better if I sized up. Sadly Barney’s doesn’t carry 42s, and god knows if Miu Miu even makes 42s, so back these go.
J. Crew Merino Sequin Shell – $148
Not so in love with this one. From a distance it’s pretty lovely I guess, but it’s not exactly a delicate piece — the sequins are layered super thick and practically feel like they’re encrusted on. This makes the front piece a little awkward and it’s not as fitted as I would like…kind of makes me seem wider in my opinion. If it was $50 or $60 I might keep it, but for the $108 I got it for, I’m sending it back.
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