Since it’s Monday and we just finished a much needed weekend, I thought it was appropriate to post an outfit with one of the coolest sequined dresses ever made. It’s a fiesta in dress form — it’s shiny, it’s gold…simply a girls dream!  A dress like this requires very little in the accessories department: An equally bright bag, coordinating nude pumps and a spiky gold bracelet do the trick. But you probably wonder now…”This is a dress?!” Yes, it actually is (!) but I wore it as a top instead. Why? Well, Chicago’s weather isn’t warm enough yet to wear it as a dress only (it’s quite short!) hence I decided to pair it with a beautiful lace skirt. Hope you like it!

As always, thanks for reading & have a fabulous week!

Much love!

shopthepost12GOLD SEQUINED DRESS: Mint Julep Boutique c/o (loving this one too!) | SKIRT: Forever21 (sold out, similar here) | CLUTCH: Mellow World Handbags c/o | SHOES: Wild Diva via Lulu’s | SUNGLASSES: Illesteva via Neiman Marcus | EARRINGSKate Spade c/o | BRACELET: Lauren Hope c/o via Rocksbox



  1. January 26, 2015 / 8:14 AM

    Gorgeous as always!! Love how your paired that sequined dress to fit your needs! Lace + Glitter is always a fab combo. xx

    Audrey |

  2. January 26, 2015 / 8:31 AM

    Very creative, V! That sequined dress goes so well with the lace! Love this look! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great day beautiful! xo Vivian

  3. January 26, 2015 / 8:43 AM

    Gorgeous!!! I love this outfit and I’m so impressed how many colorful walls there are in Chicago! xx

  4. January 26, 2015 / 10:12 AM

    Oh V! I looove this look!!

  5. January 26, 2015 / 10:35 AM

    mixing textures can be risky but i love how you kept to a similar color palate- you pull it off fab!

    xo, liz

  6. January 26, 2015 / 10:44 AM

    Not like, but LOVE it. For sure one of my favorite outfits. Love how you style that lace skirt with amazing dress, perfect outfit. Looking stunning as always. Love, Mel

    • January 26, 2015 / 1:36 PM

      Melisa, thanks much! I heart you! Happy Monday! xoxo

    • January 26, 2015 / 1:34 PM

      Jenny, this means so much since I love your style!! xoxo

    • January 26, 2015 / 1:33 PM

      Thanks, Mel! Glad to hear that you love it! xo

  7. Jessica
    January 26, 2015 / 11:23 AM

    OMG! Genius! You look fabulous! Love this dress as a top! ๐Ÿ™‚ You have amazing style!

  8. January 26, 2015 / 11:49 AM

    Oh my…you are rocking that sequins and lace look! I love that you wore the dress as a top, too! So many uses for that lace dress. Happy Monday, my gorgeous friend!

  9. January 26, 2015 / 12:50 PM

    Ahhhhmazzziing! Love love, love. And then, a little more love!

    • January 26, 2015 / 1:30 PM

      Michelle, I heart you! You are always so sweet! Thank you! xoxo

  10. January 26, 2015 / 12:51 PM

    I love how you remixed this sequin dress. This outfit is perfection!

    • January 26, 2015 / 1:30 PM

      Means so much! Thanks, sweetie! LOVE your blog!

  11. January 26, 2015 / 1:07 PM

    Beautiful!! I love the mix of sequins and lace- two of my favorite things!! I think this is one of my favorites thus far~!

  12. Tamryn
    January 26, 2015 / 4:27 PM

    I agree with Quynh…YOU are perfect! Love this outfit so much! xx

  13. January 26, 2015 / 6:28 PM

    Wow, your look is amazing, love this skirt. *__*
    Lovely greets Nessa

  14. January 26, 2015 / 7:17 PM

    I am completely obsessed with this entire look, Vanessa! The sequins and the lace look so perfect together. So chic and gorgeous!

    xo, Rachel

  15. January 27, 2015 / 3:26 AM

    You look stunning! I am so in love with the styling.

  16. January 27, 2015 / 4:43 AM

    I’m loving this outfit, especially the shoes. Perfect styling ! I meant to comment here but instead my browser took me to a previous blog post of your. You look beautiful dear.

  17. January 27, 2015 / 10:14 AM

    Sequins and lace is such a pretty combo! You look stunning! Love the red brick backdrop for your photos too!

    Doused In Pink

  18. January 27, 2015 / 12:04 PM

    Na, wenn das kein perfekter Look ist! Ich liebe nicht nur die Schuhe sondern auch die geniale Zusammenstellung aus Rock, Oberteil und Tasche <3
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

  19. January 27, 2015 / 3:28 PM

    You look ever so beautiful and you wear these pieces very, very well! I love the introduction of sequins to an outfit, although rarely do it myself. The red backdrop is fantastic by the way, shocking and unexpected! Have a lovely week! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice ๏ปฟ


  20. Andrea
    January 27, 2015 / 8:05 PM

    Love this! Beauty

    • January 28, 2015 / 2:27 PM

      Thanks, Laura! Glad to hear you like these pictures because I’m never really satisfied. Means so much, thanks again! xoxo

  21. January 28, 2015 / 9:04 PM

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! The skirt is perfect on you and the red brick wall really makes these photos perfect!! You look amazing!


    My Closet Life Blog

  22. January 30, 2015 / 7:43 PM

    As I said on instagram, you look drop. dead. gorgeous! What an amazing combination of lace and sequins-some of my favorite embellishments. Wonderful style! Your hair is also perfection. Have an amazing day, sweetie! xx Lauren

  23. February 2, 2015 / 8:44 AM

    Wow – stunning!! Great idea pairing it with the skirt for a totally different (and warmer!) look! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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