DIY green sequin shorts: My little labor of love before and after.
Growing up we didn’t have a lot of money so my mom would get our clothes (I’m the youngest of 3 brothers) from the community church. Although with very little options we were very grateful of course because the clothes were free. I remember this one particular green sequins xmas sweater that apparently was loved by my mother so much she would always have me wear it to school. I used to cry about it but she thought I was so cute and was just being difficult…We used to live in Jersey and during the winter it was freezing cold so I kept it on under my big coat….The freakin’ monster itches like hell and I think I could have blinded all the kids in class with the sparkles. Just imagine a bright green sweater covered in sequins with a ginormous tree in the front, and this tree was not your ordinary xmas tree. Anyway, I was the laughing stock for a while so as you can see sequins has never really land a soft spot on my heart.
…But as I got older, I have definitely learned to embrace unique styles, colors, textures and fabrics that I used to shy away from for one reason or another. Yes, even sequins!
Recently I came across a picture on Pinterest of someone wearing a pair of high waisted green sequin shorts and my hate turned into love right then and there. I wanted to add my own twist to it but I just adore simplicity of the white silky blouse tucked into a a pair of glitzy glam sequin shorts. I did however loose the pantyhose and blazer, added layered pearls and a pair of fuschia pumps. Ooh yeah, I think I’m ready for Vegas!
I’ve tried searching for the lady in green as I would like to give credit where it’s due but I can’t find her…so if you’re out there…Hello and thank you for bringing sequins back into my life (this time without the scary big tree :). xo
The most beautiful garden of sparkling flowers wrapped intricately over nude satin is this NaTasha Couture clutch. It’s the perfect (evening) accessory to add sparkles to any outfit.
[Photos by NR] Top: Equipment signature white blouse Bottom: DIY green sequin high waisted shorts Shoes: Zara fuchsia pumps / Purse: NaTasha Couture crystal clutch Bracelets: Michael Kors ‘Collections’ two-tone link chain pave bracelet (similar here), Lauren by Ralph Lauren two-tone oval link / Necklace: Forever 21 pearl necklace
Happy Hump Day everyone! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you’re day is off to a great start!
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what happened to your custom order?!?! on these sequin shorts :;[
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Love your shirt and shorts look. Really classy. xo Hanneke
I just wanted to comment that the person who inspired you (per the Pinterest picture) is Jessie Kass of Seams for a Desire fashion blog. Google seams for a desire and it should pop up. That’s her!
Im in love with these high wasted shorts, exactly what Im lookin form
I am absolutely in love with your style! It’s very much like my own and I adore you! Your style is classy and effortless…I am also in love with your custom made pieces and will be ordering my first high/low skirt next week!
Hi. These shorts are fantastic. May I ask where you found the fabric? It’s so hard to find a great sequined fabric that isn’t over the top but you did it!
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I don’t think words would ever be able to describe how freaking HOT you look. Wow!!! I just fell in love!
Just found your blog,and I’m such a fan! These shorts are amazing!I so love this look,and your story made me laugh!
Oh I LOVE it! The shorts are really divine, well done! Great with the classy, crispy white blouse too!
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Can you PLEASE do a tutorial for this shorts! They are gorgeous!!
Yes! Please! In detail for dummies I’m new to DIY clothes :-)
hello hun can you give me the diy, for the shorts i want to make then for my b-da
Nice outfit! Can you tell me the name of that lipstick you’re wearing? I see you rocking it with a ton of your outfits and it’s gorg! Thanks!
Thank you! It’s Shiseido “perfect rouge
,” and is my fave!
Is that the name of the swatch?
One last enquiry: Can you find a more inexpensive alternative to the blouse you’re wearing? I just clicked the link and, while it’s perfect, it’s waaay beyond my means. Thanks! I’ll leave you alone after this :-)
Oops, the color is RS320: Fuchsia!!
Love the pink pumps!
I love those sequin shorts on you! I think the way you styled the shorts looks so much better than how the other girl styled hers. She kinda had too much going on with the blazer and tights. Sometimes less is best :)
Thanks for sharing the story behind the shorts too; it gave me a bit of a laugh. I think all of us have experienced some humiliation at the hands of our parents at one time or another haha
Thank you Rinny! Yea, our parents are good for embarrassing us at one point or another! lol :)
Fab shorts on u dear
I am in love and so inspired with this outfit,as I have just spotted a sequined dress and I was hesitating too lol
this is just paired so beautifully with the white shirt and clutch
the story about you were little is hilarioussss I was laughing reading it!!
great post KT !!
I seriously love this and it’s amazing that you did it yourself. I always wanted to learn how to sew and this right here just gave me inspiration to go through with it.
You look fabulous darling.
Wow, that’s your DIY??! Fabulous! I would guess that you paid a lot of dough for it had you not mention it! Seriously impressed..
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Like I said, this is seriously one of my favorite looks on you! And your DIY masterpieces always end up looking so beautifully flawless at the end! Definitely loving how you balanced out those beyond gorgeous sequined shorts–such a brilliantly bold statement piece–with a comparatively simplistic yet classic white blouse. Not only that, but you’ve amped up the color as well, adding those adorable bright fuchsia peep toe pumps for a perfect contrast against the forest green! Also loving that pretty sparkly clutch as well. :) Seriously, well done!
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No joke, I am like obsessing over this outfit of yours right now! Sooo pretty, I love how you wore the green sequin shorts with something more simplistic but then added some more color with the pink heels :) haha now I really want some sequin shorts, so shiny and pretty.
I love your sequin shorts. The green is gorgeous!
Wow, you have fabulous legs! Jealous here!! Great pair of shorts to! Just awesomely glam! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
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I love these shorts and your clutch! And i’m so jealous of your legs!
So jealous of your legs! You look great in these shorts, love the entire look :)
wow love this whole outfit but i just adore your shorts amazing love it love it :)
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Amazing! When I saw it on instagram, first word was “WOW!”
I love how artistic your pictures are, too.
The shorts look amazing, great job!
This is so hot!
Dang! I’d say most people cannot pull off high-waisted green sequined shorts. But you are doing it with style!! I am quite impressed. :)
Thanks Lauren!! :)
You look gorgeous!!! Amazing blouse, I need the same one;)
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Your shorts are amazing! The first thing I thought of was that you look like a mermaid. Really stunning and I love that you wore bright fuchsia pumps!
Amazing job on the shorts! They look so good! I love this look and how you paired these glam shorts with a simple blouse <3
Wow…you’re a FAB & talented lady as well…..go girl!!!
Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. Love your outfit. Those shorts are so cool! I think every girl needs sequins in her wardrobe. Great blog!
This is simply stunning sweetie!
LOVE your shorts and love everything about this look!
Woah, HOT, HOT, HOT! Looks fabulous on you! Can’t believe you made those!
You look so fab! I love every element of this look! Especially those glam lil’ shorts!
Okay, missy!! Can you get any hotter? Dang, girl, those shorts came out fabulously and they look amazeballs on you! Rock it. Probably one of my fave look of yours to date. Now, this inspires me to go kill it at the gym and do a bajillion squats and lunges, so I can get my ass into a pair of shorts like that. haha.
Happy Hump Day, love.
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Sharon – LOL, you are hilarious! Thanks luv!
WOW, I need to have those sequined shorts, I love, love love that colour! You look stunning dear!
would love to see how you made these shorts..they turned out even better than the original!
Holy molly this is so cute! Did you really make that? What did you do for the inside on the shorts? Please please post a tutorial! I love these shorts and your entire outfit! Wow, I need to make my own shorts now.
You are absolutely fabulous!!!!
ahh i LOVE equipment blouses. seriously. they have the best lines. and your shorts?? hello, gorgeous!
Thanks hun! Yes, this blouse is amazing. It took me a while to find a white blouse that feels like this (the fabric is amazing). I’m just terrified to get it dirty!
Those shorts are amazing!! I can’t believe you DIY’d them! They make me think of mermaids :)
Jess, now that you mentioned it, it does look like a mermaid huh? :)