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

My Outfit Monday: A sparkling New Year



img_1090_2_2.jpgHappy New Year!

Hope yours was great. Mine was. It was even better when I heard someone say, at a New Year's Eve party, "Wow. I could see you from way over there."

Mission accomplished. 

I'm normally pretty low key on New Year's Eve. For most of my life, I spent it with the fam. But we're all grown up now and in different parts off the country. And besides, something about this year just seemed a little extra special. Everyone just seemed a little more ... optimistic than last year.

I wanted something fun and sparkly, but still didn't have anything by noon on Saturday. 

So I went on a hunt. In my head, I set a budget of no more than $25. I decided to hit up all my favorite local retail, thrift and consignment shops, but stuck a $25 off $50 coupon from Express in my purse just in case.

After about an hour of searching, I actually thought I might have to go up to the mall when I remembered ARTpool in St. Pete is open on Sundays.

I hadn't yet been to the store's new location (on Central Avenue across from Haslam's Book Store) and wanted to check it out anyway.

I should have known better.

Right when I walked in, I saw it: a whole rack of what I can only describe as New Year's gear. A WHOLE RACK. Party dresses, glittery tops, sequins, poofy skirts, and on and on and on. 

Then I saw this vintage, cobalt blue, sparkly sequin top. It spoke to me. 

And, it was only $24. 

The rest of the outfit came together pretty easily. I already had the black jeans ($15 from Forever 21) and white pumps ($29.50 from Macy's) in my closet. The glowstick was free.

Deal Diva Kameel

[Last modified: Monday, January 2, 2012 8:21am]


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