I love me some sparklies. Much like a crow, I am drawn to whatever glitters, be it sequins, diamonds, or glitter. I don't have nearly enough sparkle in my wardrobe and I decided that my Christmas gift to myself is going to be a sequined dress.
I'm pretty sure I'm going to get this one:Pretty, right? It's sparkly but the sequins are covered with a mesh overlay so it isn't obnoxious. It covers most of my tattoos and with black tights, my conservative family will have nothing to be scandalized about while I can wear it out and about after the holidays and be all Legs McTinyskirt.
Still, I wanted to make sure all my bases were covered so when I found out about Boutiques.com, Googles new shopping site, I created an account, entered my style preferences, did a search for 'sequin', from $0 - $200 (I'm poor but willing to splurge for my very own Christmas gift), and fainted from joy. This is what I got back. All that sparkle!! All that nearly affordableness!! My personal boutique needs some refining (I keep having to remind it that I DO NOT LIKE THONGED SANDALS and it seems to think I really, really love Calvin Klein) but for the most part, the system is pretty awesome. Pencil dresses, vivid colors, my favorite designers (Oh, Marc Jacobs... Let me be your BFF/muse), it's got them all neatly lined up for my covetous perusal. The only really bad thing is that I keep forgetting to block off the more expensive items and I'll find myself falling in love with the most perfect jacket I've ever seen, only to look at the info and discover that it's $1,495.
If any of you create a boutique of your own, share the link in the comments and I'll follow you!