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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

My Outfit Monday: SHINY!

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July

Blame it on the many dance recitals in my youth. Or my childhood obsession with a VHS recording of Michael Jackson's European "Dangerous" tour.

Whatever the reason, the evolutionary instinct that draws us to shiny objects -- sequins, in particular -- seems to be especially pronounced in this diva. Just yesterday I was flipping through a magazine spread of the HOT NEW TREND of menswear-inspired tuxedo jackets, thinking, "Duh, didn't we figure this out, like, two years ago?" when BAM, they throw a purple Dolce and Gabbana sequin-dripping body-suit-and-jacket-combo at me, and just like that, I'm bowing down to the fashion editors who brought me this moment of joy.

But, as much as it pains me to say it, rockin' the full-on bedazzled look isn't exactly practical for most of us in our everyday lives. My boyfriend reminded me of this when he broke out into cackles as I emerged from a thrift store dressing room wearing a vintage blue sequin-encrusted blouse with shoulder pads. "Where are you ever going to wear that?" he probed as I handed $10 (yes, $10!) over the counter. I glared back defiantly. "I'll find a reason."

And so I did.

A couple weekends ago I threw a housewarming party at my new apartment. Flicking through hangers in my closet, my eyes landed on SPARKLE. I decided, if you can't wear over-the-top sequins at your own party, at your own HOME, where the heck can you?

And so, ladies and gents, for today's My Outfit Monday, I bring you bling.

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Deal Diva Kim

[Last modified: Monday, July 18, 2011 11:42am]

    

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