Sequins are everywhere this season. EVERYWHERE. And I’m eating it up, y’all. Unfortunately, most of the sequin garments I’ve been coveting are in the $150 to $400 range, and considering sequins are really not much of an everyday clothing embellishment, I can’t justify spending that much.

Imagine my delight when I saw this little sequin number on Gap’s website for $49.50! Knowing I had a cocktail party on the horizon, I snatched it up.

Here I am boozed up and leaving a party wearing said skirt. (Actually, I only had two drinks because I knew Wita’s 5:00am wakeup call would be brutal. Guess what? It was still brutal! I should have gotten tanked! Lesson learned, folks.)

Blouse: Isabel Lu
Skirt: Gap
Tights: Spanx, yo! Lest we forget I RECENTLY BIRTHED A BABY.
Heels: Jessica Simpson

And here I am when I suddenly heard Michael Jackson’s Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough coming from the dance floor inside. Is there a BETTER song for shaking your tail feather??? I THINK NOT.

Annnnd then another couple walked out the front door and witnessed D taking my photo while I danced around the porch.


  • Danielle (elleinadspir)

    November 22, 2010 at 6:58 am

    I thought about buying that skirt this weekend. Online review said it was ‘boxy’ and ‘not enough sequins’…what did you think? Looks good in the pictures.

  • TammiMarie

    November 22, 2010 at 7:01 am

    You look cut!

  • TammiMarie

    November 22, 2010 at 7:02 am

    You look cute!

  • whoorl

    November 22, 2010 at 7:59 am


    Not enough sequins? Huh? IT’S COVERED IN SEQUINS. ;) I don’t think it’s boxy – it sits high on the waist and isn’t skin tight. The skirt looks great on small waists, but if you are the type that likes to wear a waistband low on the hips, it’s not for you.

  • Mel

    November 22, 2010 at 8:05 am

    I am totally on board with sequins this fall/winter. A warning – do not visit jcrew.com. ;) I usually am not a huge jcrew fan but they have sequins galore and I cannot help myself. Turns out, I love sparkly!!

  • nic @mybottlesup

    November 22, 2010 at 8:08 am

    oh lady, you are adorab!!! and what a perfect song to dance around while wearing sequins, right? the stars aligned.

  • whoorl

    November 22, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Mel, I actually bought this skirt in Oyster from J. Crew, but ultimately didn’t like the gathered waist. You’re right, though. Lots of darling sequin items there!


  • Mama in the City

    November 22, 2010 at 8:50 am

    I love that skirt! I wish I could pull it off, you look fantastic!! My husband is a photographer and takes A LOT of photos of me posing around, but I always get red cheeks when people start watching or notice. Much like your porch dancing photo taking moment.

  • Caroline

    November 22, 2010 at 9:21 am


  • Roxanne

    November 22, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Love that outfit! And the whole dancing-on-the-porch-and-then-someone-sees-me fiasco seems to happen to me on a pretty regular basis. You are not alone.

  • beyond

    November 22, 2010 at 11:42 am

    last night i put on a nail polish color called ‘tinsel’ that you would adore! it’s more subtle than it sounds and i am definitely going to be wearing it all through the holiday season…

  • Kathleen

    November 22, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Sarah – great outfit. I love the Isabel Lu top. Those buttons are dreamy. Darnit, now I can’t stop thinking about it and want one for myself, in every color.

    “Keep On With The Force Don’t Stop
    Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough “

  • Torrie @ a place to share...

    November 22, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Loooooove… and that is NO ‘just had a baby body’ if you ask me!

    (thanks for- in the course of one post- reviving my love of the Gap… got the card and all, and am loving the deals aleady)

  • Kaleigha

    November 22, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    This is so gorgeous! Such a great alternative to a LBD. Love that blouse.

  • kat

    November 22, 2010 at 1:41 pm


  • Kristin

    November 22, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Hehe, funny story! The sequins look fantastic and I really like the shoes!!

  • Karen MEG

    November 22, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Dancing with myself on the porch is my fave past time ;)!

    Very cute outfit – and what baby body?

  • cj4

    November 23, 2010 at 10:30 am

    … must’ve been a great party…

  • Mary Sue

    November 24, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I am obsessed with the j crew sequined stuff lately! Tank! Vest! Skirt! I can’t choose!

    I wish Gap also made a shirt. I love the skirt, but have a lot of memories from childhood where the sequins pinched me when I sat down…

  • emily bilbrey

    November 25, 2010 at 6:20 am

    adorable! and spanx or not, your tiny waist is AMAZING!! love this outfit. viva la sparkles!!! (:

  • Carol

    November 28, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I think I am in love too!. Definitely, that outfit looks really good on you!

  • Kerri Anne

    December 1, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    No, not awkward. AWESOME.

    I believe it’s a Cardinal Rule of Life that one someone hears Michael Jackson, that someone must dance.

    (Love! the sequins, too.)