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2016281 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2011-07-18 13:32:05.0 UTC 2011-07-18T09:32:05.000-04:00 content/my-outfit-monday-shiny published 2011-07-18 15:42:23.0 UTC 2011-07-18T11:42:23.000-04:00 drupal 50162 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. Deal Diva Kim Kim Wilmath divas Thrift stores/Consignment,My Outfit Monday My Outfit Monday: SHINY! templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/divas/2011/07/18/50162-my-outfit-monday-shiny BlogArticle 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.Thrift stores/Consignment,My Outfit MondayThrift stores/Consignment,My Outfit Monday 2276592 2016-05-09 21:12:33.0 UTC 3 Months Ago my-marimekko-outfit-monday divas My Marimekko Outfit Monday BlogArticle 2272782 2016-04-11 20:04:00.0 UTC 4 Months Ago my-outfit-monday-this-outfit-cost-zero-dollars divas My Outfit Monday: This outfit cost zero dollars BlogArticle 2268282 2016-03-07 18:15:13.0 UTC 6 Months Ago my-outfit-monday-dressed-for-success divas My Outfit Monday: Dressed for success BlogArticle <p>Blame it on the many dance recitals in my youth. Or my childhood obsession with a VHS recording of Michael Jackson's European &quot;Dangerous&quot; tour. <br /> <br /> 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, &quot;Duh, didn't we figure this out, like, two years ago?&quot; when BAM, <a href="http://www.elle.com/Fashion/Fashion-Spotlight/Midnight-Express/%28imageIndex%29/5/%28play%29/false">they throw a purple Dolce and Gabbana sequin-dripping body-suit-and-jacket-combo at me</a>, and just like that, I'm bowing down to the fashion editors who brought me this moment of joy.<br /> <br /> 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. &quot;Where are you ever going to wear that?&quot; he probed as I handed $10 (yes, $10!) over the counter. I glared back defiantly. &quot;I'll find a reason.&quot;<br /> <br /> And so I did. <br /> <br /> 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?<br /> <br /> And so, ladies and gents, for today's My Outfit Monday, I bring you bling.</p> <p><img hspace="5" height="370" width="400" vspace="5" class="ibimage" alt="sequins.jpg" src="/resources/images/blogs/divas/50160.jpg" /><em><br /> </em></p> <p><em>Deal Diva Kim</em></p>falseruntime2016-08-30 05:56:55