Rain simply cannot quell the sparkle of a sequined skirt nor the stomp of a studded heel.

I love mixing contrasting looks to create interesting and wearable outfits. I've had these pieces for a while now, but because fashion is in fact not a prerequisite to many Tuscaloosa venues, this ensemble rarely gets an audience. There is no fun in pairing a sequined skirt with an equally glam tube top and nude platforms. Predictable. By pairing the statement-making skirt with a subdued top (i.e white and distressed denim), the fashion sage will achieve wearable, every-day status. Who wouldn't want to adorn themselves in sequins on a daily basis?

 As it was raining off and on all day, my roommate and I decided a fun, sequined frock would contrast nicely with the dreary weather we've been having. What started with grey clouds, and a drizzle easily staunched by trees,  ended in an all out downpour, soaking us both to the bone. Exposing my childlike tendencies so often likened to a showboat and with leftover laughter from this afternoon, I give you my favorite unlikely union of trends. Denim, gold, leather, and the perfect white t-shirt—a combination every woman should remember.

Thank you, thank you sweet Sarah for your keen eye and fun-loving spirit.

"I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain. What a glorious feelin', I'm happy again.I'm laughing at clouds, so dark up above. The sun's in my heart and I'm ready for love. Let the stormy clouds chase everyone from the place. Come on with the rain. I've a smile on my face. I walk down the lane with a happy refrain. Just singin', singin' in the rain."

Gene Kelley knows my heart.

Rainy Inspiration

Rain is a perfect excuse to buckle down on school work. No excuses.
Carey Mulligan, Vogue December 2009. Photo by David Sims. 

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