... a little sequin inspiration ...


I stumbled upon the very lovely Faux Fuchsia blog this weekend 
and was
 so delighted
 to hear about her effort to help homeless sequins.
You can read all about it yourself here.

As a champion of the sequin myself....
I decided to do my part...
and
 pull together a fresh new outfit with some beloved sparkle.

Our Southern California weather is still shorts weather...
so for my trip to Los Angeles for jewelry supplies ...

I pulled out my vince shorts...
Alfani sequins...
Vince Camuto booties...
my vintage cape... (made years ago by my mother)
Tamera Beardsley signature pearl and shell necklace
and a bag large enough for all of my shopping/traveling needs
recently happily found at Target.

My favorite way to use sequins...
is always with
 a large dose of juxtaposition 
modernizing what for me is a  wardrobe staple...
and
making it  a perfect way to achieve some
down to earth glamour.

Sequins mix perfectly layered with 
men's wear and jeans.

Sequins get along splendidly with
oxford stripes and embroidered jackets.

Sequins + overalls + feather flowers 
 equal a modern variation on a classic jacket.

Sequins work equally well with
 rough edge linen pants and sandals.

Mixing rich sequins with denim...
will always be a favorite of mine...
I just love the juxtaposition of high low

Sequins will always work with a classic turban...
especially when juxtaposed with overalls once again.

 This recent look appears a rather straight forward use of sequins...

 but mixing this look...
with  shorts...
gives it a much hipper vibe.

 Sequins are the perfect topper for a shorts suit.

 Sequins are always the perfect backdrop for accessory collections.

And of course 
sequins  are always the best for a sunset beach stroll.

Thank you dear Faux Fuchsia for this weeks sequin inspiration....
isn't this blogging such a perfect way to find kindred spirits.


as always my friends


I wish you love and joy
as you style your life









48 comments:

  1. You do wear your sequins well, Tamera! I think you just gave me the courage to pull some out that I had put away! I love the bottom top...love the way it hangs! Loved all of the looks...gorgeous, as always!

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    1. Pam... with your wonderful styling abilities theses days... I know you would have fun working with your sequin pieces! I will be anxiously awaiting to see what you come up with! Writing to you... I just remembered I Need to get that Chico leopard scarf... putting it on my to do list for this week! thank you for the inspiration!

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  2. made by your mum? How wonderful is that?
    You and FF - match made in glamour heaven.

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    1. My mother was quite the sewer... making many of my clothes when I was young. My parents even owned a fabric store when I was in high school... which was a bottomless source for creative inspiration!

      I so enjoyed your sharing the Scottish countryside... Scotland is on the top of my to return list.

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  3. First of all can I just pick myself up off the floor after swooning over that divine cape your mother made? It's glorious!
    Thank you for offering such a service for those poor, homeless sequins out there. They look a whole lot happier on your beautiful body! xx

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    1. Thank you Vix dear! I am am always willing to do my part to house homeless sequins :))

      Sorry you missed out on the Glastonbury tickets... heard how they sold out in under 2 hours... but your dress!! You certainly channeled your disappointment in an amazing manner!

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  4. Wow! You look incredible in your sequins. You look like a movie star in the image with the fur stole- stunning! I wish I was as creative as you when it comes to putting items together. I wish I could pick a favorite

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    1. Vannessa with your keen eye for finding magnificent beauty... I have no doubt you would have all you need to create some wonderful ensembles! Thanks so from dropping by from London... or are you in Spain now?

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  5. Gorgeous, Doll. Your sequins do not outshine your fabulous smile!!

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    1. Thank you dear Jennifer! I will email you today with an answer to your question my dear!

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  6. Gorgeous! Long live the Sequin!! I have your gold sequined tank you are wearing with an oxford! Very fresh and chic!

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    1. Thank you Shon! Yes, long live, the often maligned sequin!

      I enjoyed your hair sparkle post! Kudos my dear for celebrating your own beauty... you are truly gorgeous!

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  7. Gorgeous ways to wear sequins, all looks are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Josep-Maria! I enjoyed, as always your latest style round up!

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  8. such a pretty [and sparkly!] post. love it!
    xox

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    1. so happy to see a sweet, sweet comment from my darling daughter!

      xoxox
      momma

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  9. Lady, wow- you just know how to rock it...Vogue Magazine needs to hire you to do their fashion editorials like yesterday...like asap...pronto...

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    1. Thank you so very much... your kind words are very much appreciated!!

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  10. So sparkly and gorgeous Tamera. I'm in awe of your dazzling combinations here. I love the mix of sparkle and denim/shorts such a perfect juxtaposition. Looking at this gorgeousness I had better hit my closet to find something fab to wear to our lunch on Sunday lovely. My husband said visiting your home will be "inspirational"-he was speaking of your design aesthetics. Yes, for that and so much more. Can hardly wait! xx, Heather

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    1. Hello my dear Heather! So very excited for your visit Sunday to our little abode! I was just wondering myself, this morning... what to wear... what to wear ??

      xoxo
      Tamera

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  11. I was just re-organizing my closet (putting the really summery things away and bringing out fall/winter -- it's still warm here in AZ) and I was going to keep the "sequins" in storage until the holiday season. Your post has inspired me to bring them out and wear them year-round. Thanks!
    Heather

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    1. Heather... I have seen your styling abilities... Yes! Bring your sequins out to play... You'll be very happy you did! I think they would be absolutely perfect under your motorcycle ensembles... talk about a perfect juxtaposition! Please share pictures!

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  12. You always look so glamourous! Like you just stepped off the Queen Mary.

    Those sequinned trousers are da bomb. In fact it seems like you have an entire closet full of just sequins. Lucky you.

    Who says playing dress-up ends when you grow up?

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Suzanne... I think playing dress up just gets more fun with age! Letting go of the bridle of other people's opinions... and tapping into one's own creativity... can be one of the true rewards of aging to be sure!

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  13. Your fabularse hair distracts me a little from those delicious sequins, I must say! X

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    1. Thank you dear Helga! Congratulations on your Avenues magazine cover... so very well deserved! Thnk you for your visit from New Zealand!

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  14. Sad to say I don't own a single solitary sequined thing! I must give some little sparkles a home. Once more: inspiration from Tamera.

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    1. What Connie! Someone with your huge verve for life... and no sequins?? You Must find some to bring home... you will be surprised how much sparkle and joy they can add to your day!!

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  15. Tamara, you are gorgeous in all these!
    I need to add more sequins in my life. I'm missing the party!
    xKim

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    1. Yes, Kim... you do need sequins!! There are still so many out there who need a good home!! I just know ... you would give them a good one!!

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  16. What an array of gorgeous sequin looks! Each and every one a winner and marvellously glamorous on you dear Tamera.

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    1. Thank you dear Emalina. i am still struck by your provocative relationship quote... i will be mulling this over to be sure.

      I always so enjoy your visits from the British West Country!

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  17. Glamorous inspiration! I have plenty of homeless sequins, and I think they need an outing.

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    1. Oh Judith... I can only imagine your collection of sequins... can't a wait to see pictures of their outings!!

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  18. You could be at home in Town and Country magazine. I think you look amazing!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words my dear... and for your visit from British Columbia... your fall weather sounds amazing to me!

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  19. Ok, Im sold. Now I want a sequins top! Love this post. Great ideas.

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    1. Thank you Glenda! Loved your latest SoCal look!

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  20. Am loving these outfits Tamera, thank you for posting so many ideas- am inspired! Susi G.

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    1. Thank you Susi ... you are more than welcome!

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  21. oh wow, everyone of these looks is so lovely! very old glamour!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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  22. I love sequins!!! I can't resist the sparkle. You've given me lots of ideas for styling my two sequinned tanks that are begging to be worn. And! Your cape made by your Mom is stunning!

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  23. Just one beautiful photo after another ... you are such a lovely creature! And so good of you to care about the homeless sequins ... it's the defining fashion issue of our time. Not many understand that the way you and I do! No kidding, though, you are gorgeous in casual sparklies or formal sparklies!

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  24. love the look. And I'm absolutely crazy about your boots and cape I wish you a good trip.

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  25. Tamera, you are a superstar of sequins and all things beautiful. Love you, mean it. xoxoxox

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