Sequins in the Sun



New dress – Queen’s Wardrobe, blazer – Express, shoes – Steve Madden, bracelet – sister, ring – Aldo

All week I have literally been dying for sunlight to poke out through the dense gloomy clouds and rain. And poke out it did… for a brief moment around noon. Yay! And well, I know this outfit is a bit matchy-matchy, but I think you can tell I don’t often go wild with my outfits. I like simple, clean, classy and chic looks, and I think this one fits the bill 🙂

I actually bought this short sleeved blazer with a peplum like style and shoulder pads for my college advertising final presentation the spring of 2010. I needed a power suit and wore it with black slacks, a white blouse, red nails and BCBG pumps that I bought just for the special day. I felt amazing and delivered the best presentation of my life to over 200 people. Really, a presentation is about everything– not just what you say and how you say it, but how you look really counts. Wear something that makes you feel proud and confident so you can deliver to the best of your ability. 

P.S Thank you all for entering the Tight’s Giveaway and for anyone else that hasn’t entered, please check it out! It ends on the 22nd at P.T midnight 🙂 



  1. Anonymous
    March 20, 2012 / 9:56 am

    Beautiful dress, love it!

  2. angeladaptar
    March 20, 2012 / 10:24 am

    i love the shoes!

  3. Denimtarian
    March 20, 2012 / 10:27 am

    beatiful dress, it looks perfect on you…you should more laugh, because it suits you :)visit me again…

  4. Anonymous
    March 20, 2012 / 11:03 am

    Gorgeous dress

    • Jess
      March 21, 2012 / 2:35 am

      thank you so much ❤

  5. Girl On The RollerCoaster
    March 20, 2012 / 11:12 am

    You look great in that dress! Beautiful as always :)Kisses

  6. Virgit
    March 20, 2012 / 11:33 am

    in love with the dress and heels you are amazing love how you style it with the small short blazer type love it kissesDear, I am hosting GoodGoodschina giveaway currently, where you can win $80 worth of dresses and accessories …Would mean a lot to me if you enter

  7. Lorena Vilanova
    March 20, 2012 / 12:08 pm

    Your look is fantastic! And the dress amazing. I want it.Kind regards:)LVThe Stylistbook | Street Fashion Blog

  8. Diane
    March 20, 2012 / 12:23 pm

    Love the dress, you look gorgeous as always! xx

  9. EbonyYoungin
    March 20, 2012 / 12:29 pm

    I love it. Very daring during the day!

    • Jess
      March 21, 2012 / 3:12 am

      thank you so much hun 🙂 i've tried to comment on your blog btw, but the captcha text box and submit button aren't available to me for some weird reason!

  10. Jasmin Ann
    March 20, 2012 / 1:11 pm

    I love you eye makeup. How you do it? I'm curious to learn because I currently very bad in makeup 🙁

  11. Eva
    March 20, 2012 / 2:24 pm

    I love the dress, it´s very cute!!!Kisses

  12. Miss Daisy
    March 20, 2012 / 2:38 pm

    This dress is so cool! Love this outfit!

  13. Anonymous
    March 20, 2012 / 2:38 pm

    gorgeous as usual! <3

  14. Anonymous
    March 20, 2012 / 2:39 pm

    gorgeous as usual! <3

  15. Eric des Cerisiers
    March 20, 2012 / 2:49 pm

    Such a shiny dress!It looks like you're the trendiest bee in the west! :DI bet your honey is liquid gold.Les Cerisiers en Fleurs

  16. shanaz@RS
    March 20, 2012 / 3:07 pm

    You are a doll! Better yet, an angel that fell from Heaven. lol. No homo. :p

  17. Well...
    March 20, 2012 / 3:33 pm

    Yes, this look is very you :)I love your simple yet chic style! This sequin dress is all you needed to make a statement. And I agree, clothes really help your mindset! If you feel confident in what you're wearing, it makes you feel more confident in yourself too. Ah, the joys of fashion. Haha!Stunning as always Jess!Trendy Teal

  18. Gagan
    March 20, 2012 / 3:39 pm

    Not only am I loving stripes right now, they look even better with sequins, gorgeous dress! Also, that bracelet is SO pretty!

  19. Jenna
    March 20, 2012 / 3:44 pm

    I love the ring and cuff, you look like a rockstar in this outfit! 🙂

  20. alison*elle
    March 20, 2012 / 3:58 pm

    Definitely agree that the right outfit can boost confidence times infinity. Love this look, Jess!xo, alison*elle

  21. Ida
    March 20, 2012 / 4:17 pm

    I totally agree about outfit lending confidence during presentation. It helps a lot! I generally like to look nice wherever I go – not that I feel self-conscious without nicer clothes on, but it just makes me feel good overall to think I look good. You rock the sequins! I love sequins myself but don't know if I have the nerve to wear a sequin dress (not that I even have one… yet) out during the day time, lol.

  22. Lia
    March 20, 2012 / 4:29 pm

    It looks so good! Love that xoxoLia

  23. WearAbouts
    March 20, 2012 / 4:30 pm

    love the sequins! You are so beautiful. what time of day do you take your photos and wear do you go in relation to the sun? Your pics are always impeccable! Love the steve maddens :)Rorywww.WearAboutsBlog.comFollow me on CHICTOPIA

  24. Henry Chen
    March 20, 2012 / 4:56 pm

    Love the outfit … and the nails~ The color is so nice!

  25. Juneli
    March 20, 2012 / 5:27 pm

    You look stunning in sequins, girl, and love the studded cuff!

  26. Stephanie Hadrath
    March 20, 2012 / 5:44 pm

    Lovely outfit!!! Like it a lot!!

  27. el_martina
    March 20, 2012 / 5:44 pm

    this dress is very pretty!

  28. lisa signorini
    March 20, 2012 / 5:56 pm

    Glam and super chic!!new post from Dominican Republic on my blog: I'm waiting for your comment!!!

  29. Dami
    March 20, 2012 / 6:03 pm

    I have a top that is similar to your dress but instead of gold it has silver sequins, I just love it! You look great as always (:Xoxo

  30. Ashley K
    March 20, 2012 / 6:27 pm

    That dress is stunning love all the sequins I don't usually like gold but this is the exception.-Ash Beauty Flawed

  31. caise
    March 20, 2012 / 7:22 pm

    such a lovely dress

  32. Giovanna
    March 20, 2012 / 7:40 pm

    Fun look! Love your sandals! And you're right! You have to be fully prepared for a presentation down to your shoes!!

  33. my very own lookbook
    March 20, 2012 / 7:59 pm

    you look adorable!

  34. See Xiong.
    March 20, 2012 / 9:33 pm

    lovely. thanks for stopping by. you have a great blog, i'm now following you, hopefully you can return the follow. =).

  35. Nieszka
    March 20, 2012 / 9:41 pm

    oooh sequin! amazing! I've been scouting out a sequin dress as well. Saw a really pretty one at F21 last week, rosy color, but they only had large sizes left 🙁 Yours is great! It's like bright sunshine yet simple and chic 🙂

  36. Julye
    March 20, 2012 / 10:03 pm

    gorgeous dress – beautiful pictures!!

  37. Andrea Garland
    March 21, 2012 / 12:49 am

    Sucha a chic dress, perfect for a special occasion.

  38. April Cheung
    March 21, 2012 / 1:56 am

    You are gorgeous! love the sequins and your curls <3and those platforms remind me of steve madden grettas!

  39. Yria
    March 21, 2012 / 2:15 am

    Lovely dress…and you are very pretty in the pictures!!!!kisses

  40. Josie
    March 21, 2012 / 8:01 am

    Wow! Well I am a fan of matchy matchy lol This looks amazing!! Even the accessories metal matched to the T.Is that your real eye color or do you wear contacts? I never noticed how light or honey brown your eyes look!! ahhhhhh!!!! haha it's beautiful!I was JUST in San Francisco but it wasn't as bright and beautiful as your photos, lol It was a little gloomy and sprinkled very lightly twice. But definitely not much sun! Maybe we just got unlucky! I was so excited cos everyone from the bay had beautiful sunny photos! Also I totally agree about the dressing for confidence. It really helps! If you dress to impress and are comfortable it just takes one less weight off your shoulders. "Are they staring at my outfit? My top looks dumb..?" NOPE! They're busy listening to you and not silently judging your outfit, hahaha! Well, maybe they are saying things like "Damn, I wish I had those shoes" :PPlease check out my giveaway: $25 gift certifate to! Thanks!- Josie ::

  41. Audrey
    March 21, 2012 / 6:40 pm

    Wooow ! Lovely dress !!

  42. vivien-fashion
    March 21, 2012 / 6:54 pm

    You look great! Your dress is amazing! I love your style. Kisses

  43. Tanja van S -
    March 21, 2012 / 7:38 pm

    Oh your dress is absolutely perfect – completely in love with sequins and minidresses…Join my new JIMMY CHOO GIVEAWAYTanja – or via Bloglovin

  44. Adriana Gastélum
    March 21, 2012 / 10:13 pm

    gorgeous indeed! the dress is soo beautiful <3 and you made it so wearable 😀

  45. Miss Lia
    April 13, 2012 / 4:36 pm

    perfect heels plus sequins dress!

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