Fashion,beauty and jewellery for the non-invisible woman over 45

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Sequins for daytime

Image showing over 45s fashion blogger Gail Hanlon wearing sequins as daytime attire


Image showing over 45s blogger Gail Hanlon wearing sequins for the daytime.  A green sequin top is worn with a green and black skirt, wide black belt and black boots.
I spotted this pretty dark green sequinned top in the sale when I was staying with my Mum in Plymouth. I'd nipped into the Co-Op for a paper, and came out with the top and a parka (as you do). It crossed my mind that the top would be great for work attire. Yes! Not just for evenings.  
Image showing over 45s fashion blogger Gail Hanlon wearing green sequin top with work attire
I've styled it with a skirt from TU at Sainsbury's (another bargain) and over-the-knee boots. The jacket is one of my favourites and I've had it for years, It's from Max Mara and I firmly believe you should invest in the occasional jacket, coat or bag that will stand the test of time.
 I'm also wearing my "Gok Wan" belt, which is great for acting as punctuation in an outfit, particularly when you have a skirt with no defined waist band, and a top that looks strange if it's not tucked in. The hoop earrings are from Sainsbury's and the pearl pin (on the jacket) was from Marks and Spencer, but sold out now.
Image showing Is This Mutton blogger Gail Hanlon demonstrating that a dark sequinned top looks great with black as office wear

What do you think of sequins for daytime? A big yay or nay?

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24 comments

  1. I think sequins for daytime is perfect but.....I absolutely adore that skirt!

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    1. Thanks Nancy- and such a bargain too from a supermarket, Sainsbury's!

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  2. Such a lovely St Patrick's outfit. Funny how were throwing all the old rules to the bin now . Good for us I say.

    Www.muttonstyle.com

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  3. You've styled this top wonderfully for daytime, that's very clever. A wonderful celebratory St Patrick's outfit! x

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    1. Thanks - I wish I'd thought of it sooner for St Patrick's day but didn't take the photos until Sun!

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  4. One of my favourite outfits Gail. Great for the celebrations on Saturday. I hope you'll visit my blog to add to my new #chicandstylish linkup my friend. It's a new weekly linkup on Thursday's. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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    1. Thanks for joining me on my #chicandstylish #linkup. I appreciate you stopping by Gail. xx

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    2. Hi Gail, have featured you as my favourite post, hope you'll stop over today. x #chicandstylish #linkup

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  5. This is a gorgeous outfit! Your sequined top is beautiful and it definitely works for day time. You look fantastic!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  6. I work in a school office with a strict dress code - I can't imagine what our Head would say if I turned up in sequins! But it looks so good on you with that fab skirt, it certainly proves that sequins aren't just for nights or special occasions.

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    1. I'm going to wear the outfit on Weds to an external meeting, so I expect to see a few raised eyebrows myself as I work mostly among engineers :-)

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  7. Oh how I love this ensemble! And a perfect St Patrick's outfit a touch of edge. And you are oozing happy as you wear it. I. Love. It. Hugs, x

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  8. Big YAY! I love bling. Ruffles, glitter, sequins. Bring it all on, day or night! You have created a very professional, work appropriate look with your sequin top and houndstooth skirt. But it would easily transition into a great outfit for an after work dinner date or cocktail. You create the best looks!!

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  9. This look is so chic. Thanks for linking up.

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  10. Great bit of styling here Gail. I love the idea of conservative styling with a bit of sparkle - fabulous. I'd wear all of this!

    Anna x

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    1. Praise indeed from you Anna. I'm thrilled!

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  11. Fabulous outfit Gail! I love the sequin top (I didn't know the Co-op sold clothes) and check skirt! I'll be storing that tip about the belt for future reference! Thank you for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. They have a Dorothy Perkins concession --- but a few years ago, Plymouth had a big Co-Op department store that did sell a lot of the big brands. Sadly the store closed and is still empty.

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  12. I absolutely love this jeweled tone of emerald green on you. WOW! That skirt and top are magnificent and the chic blazer makes the look even more polished and sort of Chanel-esque.

    Welcome by this Thursday to linkup with my style link-up. Thanks, SAda. =)

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  13. I adore sequins any time of the year. Gail you look absolutely fabulous...

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