gold sequins & red pumps


I'm the kind of person who despises shopping for a specific event. Waiting until you need to buy something often leads to stress, frustration from not being able to find what you want, making second-rate decisions out of desperation, wasting more time shopping than you otherwise would, and/or paying more than you otherwise would. Instead, I purchase clothing year-round even if it seems impractical at the moment (swimwear in the winter, etc), especially when it's on sale, so that I'm always prepared for any potential event! Sadly, this means I have some special items sitting in my closet just waiting for their time to shine, some of them which have been waiting for quite some time now. I purchased this gold sequin dress from ASOS a while back thinking it would make a great NYE or birthday or holiday party dress one day, yet those events came and went and this dress did not get any play!

Finally, this past weekend my cousin's husband was on the show Shark Tank and celebrated by throwing a red carpet screening party at Old Town Pasadena's Pandora on Green (a cute venue with great catering if you ever need to throw a special event). Red carpet? Ok! I took this opportunity to break out my sequins and my recently-purchased red pumps because I've always loved the combo of red and gold. I'd been on the hunt for some red pumps for a while and Nasty Gal's new shoe line answered my prayers with these L.A.M.B. Oxley dupes in a perfect orangey red shade for spring called "Poppy." Really loving the double velcro ankle straps, and I've been wanting to add some bright colors to my shoe collection! I also rocked an updo that displayed my five-finger forehead which is an extremely rare occurrence for me as I'm quite shy about exposing the thing. It was quite easy to do (although I got some help from my cousin because I am just really awful when it comes to doing hair...thanks Helz!) and I used this YouTube video here which is based on Jennifer Lawrence's Oscar look if you are interested!

PS. If you ever need a photobooth rental check out my cousin's husband's company The Pink Shutter which services almost all of California + Las Vegas and offers really great prices!

Gold Sequin dress, TFNC via ASOS (old). "Faye" platform heels in Poppy, Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal. Cropped moto, also Nasty Gal (old). Mini Valentina, Botkier.

24 comments

  1. I love the outfit! Especially the heels! :D

    xx Denysia Yu
    http://thatlaitgirl.com

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  2. Your hair is GORGEOUS! And the mix of gold, red and black are an awesome combo!

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  3. gold sequin dress is amazing :D

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  4. I love your dress! ♥

    xx, Edda
    http://eddaiglesia.blogspot.com

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  5. love the sequin dress! btw i'm having a giveaway sponsored by oasap on my blog :)
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  6. I adore this look!! :)

    xo Saretta
    The Lion in Jewels
    http://thelioninjewels.wordpress.com

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  7. OMG How cool! I saw your cousin's hubby on Shark Tank last week!! That's awesome! I am so happy they got a deal :)

    I love your look, as always! That dress is so pretty, I love the red heels! I know I'm guilty of waiting for an event to buy an outfit - it's bad. I blame it on school and no time for shopping, but I definitely am going to STOP doing that! You look beautiful, girlfriend! <33

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  8. Love the look and the pumps!!! L.A.M.B is my fav!

    http://www.FashSinCity.com

    XoXo
    Angela

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  9. zomg! you look gorgeous! Love those shoes! Totally getting them!

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  10. Lovely! the pointy heels look fab! :)

    xx pauline
    classycroissant.blogspot.com

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  11. One of my favorite looks of yours yet–love this!

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  12. Ahhh, your dress is absolutely amazing! Definitely a head-turner. You styled it gorgeously with the heels too!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  13. omg Shark Tank is one of my favorite shows! And I definitely agree - I haaaaaaate shopping for a specific event. It's so stressful and annoying! However you look absolutely stunning. Loving the dress and shoes together, and your hair is so cute up!

    xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

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  14. Hi Tania! You look great in your outfit :) Glitter makes you chic and glamorous! - Jade of www.hellotherejade.com

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  15. Hi Tania! I'm loving this look! Gold, black and red. I believe that a good pair of red shoes is a must have. ANd these are just gorgeous.

    xo
    Stéphie

    http://turningpointstatement.blogspot.com/

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