How To Style a Sequined Black Dress

How To Style a Sequined Black Dress

When I was living in London, I used to party every weekend. Sometimes, my friends and I would also go clubbing on a Wednesday, a Thursday or a Sunday night. We would be exhausted for the whole week but we did not care! At least, we were having fun!

Dressing-up is not something odd to me. I used to do it on a daily basis. I was quite often wearing dresses, skirts and high heels. During my internship, my colleagues saw me wearing jeans only once or twice and were really surprised! Yet, I would put extra effort in my outfit when it would be time to hit the dance floor. Vertiginous stilettos, short dresses, smoky eyes, hair up-do… I loved it!

Corinne's Party outfit #1

Corinne

Let’s be clear, I would not do dress-up for anybody else but myself. Being well-dressed makes me feel beautiful, sexy and gives my some more confidence, yes. However, the main is reason is just that I really like it!

Since I got to Edinburgh, I haven’t been partying that much. Why ? Many reasons! I devoted loads of time to my master’s degree, lectures, revisions and essay writing. My evening and weekends were not as exciting as in London. Also because my friends here are not party animals. They prioritize their study over anything else – and that is not a stupid thing to do – and also prefer house parties or an evening at the pub rather than a long night out clubbing. And maybe also because I am devoting a lot of time to my relationship. Or maybe I am just getting old… Just kidding!

Yet, I could still dress-up the few time I would go clubbing, right? I wish… Because Edinburgh is not like London… London is said to be rainy but comparing to Edinburgh, it is nothing! As lovely and cute as Scotland’s capital is, Edinburgh is also rainy, windy and cold! Then, I would rather wear a pair of jeans with boots than high-heels and a party dress. I am sure you understand!

YET… Yet, last Saturday, I dressed-up. It had been snowing in the afternoon. It was really cold outside. NEVER MIND! It was time for me to get back to my old self! So, here I was, pulling out sequins and glitter! Oh gosh, I had missed them! And here are some pictures with more details!

 

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I have been having this blazer and the sequin dress for a really long time now. I actually bought them when I was in high school. Which is more than six years ago!

Blazers were starting to be quite important in mainstream clothes collections and stores. They would even be in fashion magazines monthly selections. Yet, I was living in the countryside with really little access to H&M or Zara… And at that time, online shopping was not as popular as today!

I got my blazer from 3suisses, which is a French online fashion retailer. Back then, it had a thousand pages catalogue. Receiving it, along with the La Redoute catalogue, was the best moment of the beginning of a new season. Although I was not wearing the blazer perfectly, I was one of the only girl to have one, which made me really proud. I was an high-school girl after all…

I also got the sequin dress when I was in high-school! I had bought it for a New Year’s Eve! I did not wear it quite often. Back then, I was a bit insecure, wanted to be left alone and was trying to stay discrete. Except for the blazer! Thus, before this weekend, I wore it maybe three or four times, the last one being at a Halloween party, in Turin, in 2013. Such a long time ago! And there it is, still shinny, always trendy! You can never be wrong with a little black dress and can never have to much glitter!

 

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Stiletto – Maison Martin Margiela

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Woven Cross Body Bag – Skinnydip London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The stilettos are from Maison Martin Margiela, a Belgian designer. I got them in 2013. I had just got back from New Zealand for Christmas and was working at the Galeries Lafayette Haussman in Paris. The heels were in sales. 80% off. €100 instead of €500. I did not really wait to get paid and bought it. I have not been wearing them as often as I would have wanted. The thought of damaging them is quite restraining. They are not suitable to go clubbing! Yet, they’ve been my companions for quite a few parties and university balls!

The bag is the latest addition to my collection. I was in London for an interview two weeks ago. I knew Skinnydip had opened a store there but I could not remember exactly where. I found it completely randomly on Neals Street and bought the bag, which I have been using quite a few times already! I love it! It is actually quite big, so I can fit in many things! Also, it can be worn as a shoulder bag, which is quite handy in a club!

 

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Roman Empress Bangle – The Peach Box

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Novo Atelie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s talk about jewellery now!

The bangle is from The Peach Box, an Australian jewellery brand. I found out about The Peach Box on some Instagram accounts I was following. Although, the Instagrammers all had a thing for rose gold, silver suited better my skin tone, which is why I choose that plating.

As for the earrings, they are from a Brazilian jewellery start-up. The co-founder is actually one of my classmates. His girlfriend is the jewellery-maker. That is how I found out. Since I got to see Novo Atelie‘s beautiful jewels, I fall in love! So far, I got three pairs of earrings and one necklace. Hand-made, Brazilian, gorgeous and cheap… How perfect!

 

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Blazer: 3suisses (old collection)

Sequin black dress: Pimkie (old collection)

Woven cross body bag: Skinnydip London

Earrings: Novo Atelie

Roman Empress Bangle: The Peach Box

Black Stiletto: Maison Martin Margiela (old collection)

This is already the end of this post! My first outfit on the blog… How emotional! I really enjoyed taking the pictures and writing the post though! I’ll try to publish posts with my outfits more often! I think you’ll get to see that I have some kind of obsession with glitter and feathers! Yes, this is my philosophy of life…

It’s okay to wear sequins and feathers even when you’re not going to a party!

I hope you liked this post!

See you soon!

Corinne

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17 Comments

  1. March 15, 2017 / 10:53 pm

    WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for fashion heels

  2. June 10, 2017 / 9:51 am

    I love your outfit you definitely rocked the black dress and heels to perfection

  3. Elizabeth O
    June 11, 2017 / 4:10 am

    I used to be a party animal and spend all my money on designer duds. I look at fashion bloggers now and I think, wow, maybe I should get in on this but… who knows. I have a massive collection of ridiculously expensive fashionable, designer stuff; it’s not a good investment just good memories. I love your look and those to die for Margiela shoes. Rock on! 🙂

  4. June 11, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    This dress is gorgeous! I love how you styled it too. It can work for more than one type of occassion!

  5. colleen wool
    June 11, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    I really love your sense of style. The dress is adorable.

  6. June 12, 2017 / 12:19 am

    You really do look good in this outfit. I think the blazer and bag go really well with it and I love the stilettos. All in all, a great fit.

  7. Rosey
    June 12, 2017 / 2:54 am

    You’ve got some great choices. That’s a killer dress.

  8. June 12, 2017 / 3:22 am

    I love how you have so many pieces that aren’t new. Just goes to show that shopping your closet can produce some awesome gems! Great outfit and post!

  9. June 12, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    This is very close to my style! I love the dress and how you provided options to make it suitable for different settings! The purse is pretty unique too!

  10. June 12, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    Getting a master’s definitely takes away time from going clubbing! I love dressing up too..I have two toddlers so I NEVER go out. I get dressed up for things like therapy lol just because it’s the only time ANYONE will ever see it. Not this fancy though! That dress is super cute. If I ever need to know how to style a black sequined dress…now I know 😉 Thanks!

  11. June 12, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    The dress looks great. And you look absolutely amazing. I look forward to seeing more of your fashion posts in the future.

  12. June 13, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    I love everything about this look. Sequins are gorgeous. I need that bag! I would love to rock this look.

  13. June 14, 2017 / 5:48 pm

    I almost exclusively wear dresses as well! Such a cute and fun look!

  14. June 14, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    That’s a fancy dress that would make quite the statement! Great accessorizing too, as it doesn’t take anything away from the dress!

  15. June 16, 2017 / 5:09 am

    Although I love a good sequin dress, that bag is truly calling my name. It’s sooo pretty!

  16. June 16, 2017 / 8:40 am

    Fabulous outfit! Styled and accessorised beautifully. 100% with you on dressing up for nobody but yourself.

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