Paillettes and Lace

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I snagged this little glittery vintage paillette party top from the Long Beach flea just a few Sundays ago. There she was, glistening and gleaming in the midst of a commercial garment rack jammed in between polyester pant suits and other sequin thingamajigs just waiting for someone to love her. 


Thank God that someone was me as I shrieked out a heart-happy “Hellllllllo luvahhhh!” in my best Carrie Bradshaw impersonation as I snatched her up before anyone else caught wind of her amazing glory!...Rows upon rows of shimmering shiny specs, singularly hand-stitched and sewn right onto a form-fitting 70’s dolman-type sweater. Almost untouched by time and unfazed by the sea of wandering lookie-loos at the flea. 


{Vintage paillettes knit sweater from Long Beach Flea Market (Second Sundays of the month, similar HERE), H&M lace pants (old, similar HERE), Mint Green scarf purchased from Paris vendor (similar HERE and HERE), BCBGirls ombre pumps (old), Marshall's pink leather clutch (similar HERE)}


Oman I could see her making many cameos at fancy-schmancy shindigs this entire season…backyard bbq fêtes (pictured above)...quick trips to the market…walking the dog…picking up poop…ahhhh imagine the possibilities! Hey man, who says you have to save the “special” pieces for something “special” right?

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98 comments

  1. Okay, that is gorgeous! What a great find! ;-)

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  2. love your scarf and clutch!

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  3. wow wow wow you look so absolutely beautiful! so classy :)

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  4. So vintage and girly!! I love the mint scarf!!

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  5. Nice find! :) Now I want to go check out the LB flea! I've never been! And yea, i agree, dress up on a daily basis! Why wait?

    TheShopaholic247

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  6. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog!
    Gorgeous photos! Love your nails :)

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  7. love your scarf!! The color is amazing!! Very nice tattoo also!! I am a cancer as well :)
    ❤❤

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  8. Your lace pants are so cute!

    xo Jennifer

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  9. This is gorgeous and I love how you styled the whole look. Your hair, the heels, everything! I love it

    xoDale
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  10. Awesomw scarf and clutch!

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  11. From the paillette top to the lace pants...gorgeous head to toe!

    @Cathy_Showan
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  12. What an amazing find! I've never been to the Long Beach flea market! Maybe I will have to go now though!

    :)
    Allison
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  13. I love everything about this outfit.
    Perfect! I love the mint scarf

    xo
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  14. OMG I love all that mint..your nails, your scarf etc. And thank you so much for visiting my blog. Congrats on your two years!!
    xo
    Sharon

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    xo
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  16. Congrats! What a great find!


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  17. What a fun mix of textures and colours, Julie! And such a great find, lucky you :)

    xo, alison*elle

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  18. Every single thing you are wearing is STUNNING. I love that every piece has personality, something special and different and beautiful, and you weave them together to create such a gorgeous outfit. You have such incredible style. I love this look!
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  19. I love the jacket on you. It's so unique!

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  20. Love your top! It looks so fun to wear

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  21. Lovely combination of sequined top and lace pants! Love this outfit =) X

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  22. I adore that clutch! I love the color but I love the factor of edginess that comes with it.

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  23. You look gorgeous. Your outfit is pure party!!
    xoxo
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  24. Wow, really love your pants!

    x
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  25. I adore the pants, it gorgeous. Such a lovely & chic look, Julie.
    xoxo
    Christy

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  26. Cute outfit!
    Also really love the tattoo on your wrist! <3

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  28. Ah-mazing find! Love the shape and cream coloured hues and it seriously looks very expensive chic! Go you!

    Thank you for visiting my bog!
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  29. OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
    You look fantabulous! I love this blouse! And the pants! And the scarf! And the bag! And everything LOL!
    You have such an awesome style dear! <3

    Hugs!
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  30. This outfit is amazing!!! Love everything ;-)

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  31. lovely outfit! i love the use of lace :)

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  32. Gorgeous top, great find! really like it with the lace pants too :)

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  33. Julie....hellllllo lover!!!! We know that line!!! Very well actually...everytime we do damage or see a pair of shoes we NEEEED!!! hahaa! I love that sequin cardigan! It's outta this world COOOOOOOL!!!! And it reminds me of Mother of Pearl treasure. A+++mazzzzing piece!
    kisses
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  35. beautiful look! love that jacket!! xo

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  36. aw, thanks :)!
    LOVE that ring, also the nail polish colour 6 that clutch :)
    bisous xxx

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  37. What an amazing find. I love how you styled it too - perfection!

    Details on your tattoo please!! Love it.

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  38. I love the clutch, great outfit!

    Thanks for your comment :)

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  39. how amazing are those trousers xxxx

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  41. You look absolutely gorgeous! Love all the different textures in this outfit, and the colors go perfectly together :)

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  42. Love your scarf!

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  43. Love your scarf!

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  44. Love your scarf!

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  45. I've fallen crazy in love with that great vest!! I want it, pls!! haha
    Entire outfit looks great!

    xoxo

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  46. Oh my goodness, that is such a great find! Your vintage top is amazing, lucky you! And I love the combination with your beautiful pants! You totally rock this outfit.

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  47. Oh, I love the outfit. You look fab x)

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  48. Love your style! You are so gorgeous!
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  49. cute top. I haven't been to a flea market in years.

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  50. I have been wanting a pair of lace pants forever, yours are gorgeous!

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  51. The mint scarf and the bag looks good together.

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  52. OOOO I love your whole look! Esp the scarf and pants :)

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  53. The scarf is amazing - I adore this look!

    xo

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  54. pretty obsessed with that top - such a gem!

    xxx
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  55. Thanks for your lovely comment!
    Amazing outfit and blog girl<3
    xx

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  56. Wonderful outfit!

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  57. What an amazing look! I love the details of your sweater and in your clutch!

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  58. Hey dear,
    first of all, what a lovely outfit you have on and you're such a pretty girl! Second of all love your blog and you're tattoo!! And third.. Thanks for the long comment, I love reading comments like that!
    Your style is amazing..

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  59. PERFECT OUTFIT...cool cool and cute.

    You are super pretty and i love the pants and this amazing Heels =)

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  60. Love your scarf!

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  61. Omg this outfit is so cute and edgy. I love the floral pants.

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  62. This is absolutely beautiful! Love the textures and colours, just gorgeous! xxx

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  63. Oh my god Julie!!! This sweater is perfection! Eeek!

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  64. how could no one have not snatched it before? It's such a beauty, Julie! I love love love it so much! So very fun :)

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  65. wow your pants are greate!
    check out blog? :)

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  66. what a lovely blog darling! youve got a great style!! love love love! following you now! if you can follow me back i would be very happy! kisses! and have a nice weekend!

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  67. Oh my goodness hun, I cant believe you snaffled up that little number at a flea market! What a COMPLETE score. Really quite afdore your outfit too. Matching it with the lace trousers is just lovely ^_^

    Eeli xx

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  68. Looking so pretty dear! Your top is wonderful and u styled it so good with lace pants! Clutch and shoes are gorgeous addition!!!
    Happy Friday, kisses!
    Jelena

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  69. love the scarf!


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  71. wow!!! I love your look!!!! It´s FANTASTIC!!!

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    xoxo

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  72. Wow, what a gorgeous top and such a great find! Your drink looks great as well, haha! Have a great weekend and I hope you can stop by Wrinkled Chiffon and see today's WORK style and number 30 of My One Hundred!

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  73. Love your nails! That clutch is beautiful. You look lovely!

    xoxo
    Meera

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  74. Digging the blouse-scarf-clutch combo. Very nice.

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  75. Julie you totally rock this look. And yes everyday should be a "special" one.
    Loving the colour combo!!

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  76. wow i just love love love those pants!!!

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  77. Love those pants and the amazing intricate details.


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  78. This entire outfit looks EXPENSIVE!! You are so pretty. I love the soft color combinations. The scarf and your bag are particularly beautiful.

    I hope you have a fantastic weekend! xoxo

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  79. love the way you styled it! looks perfect!

    xx Sarah
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  80. love this look and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
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  81. Amazing look!!
    Thanks for passing through my blog and for your lovely comment!!!
    xoxo

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  82. Could I be anymore obsessed with this look? Probably not!

    XO

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  83. wow is that an amazing find! love how you styled it too

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  84. I love that scarf! :)

    xoxo,
    TM

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  85. Well hello my fellow Long Beach-er! Thanks for your comment on the blog! You need to fill me in on where this Flea Market is...we should totally meet up there! Have you been to the pile sale at La Bomba on 4th Street? It's my favorite place in the whole world...we need to go there, too! XOXO.

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  86. you are stunning! Absolutely adore the lace pants darling :)

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  87. Great look :)

    xoxo Kinga

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  88. LOVE that top its so cute and unique :) and looks great with everything!
    xx

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