10.12.2011

Wednesday's Wardrobe: Dance, Dance

I don't know about you, but I love to dance.  I am truly terrible at it. Think Elaine from Seinfeld bad, but I love me some dance time.  This past weekend's early birthday overnight to Atlantic City offered me the chance to slip on my dancing shoes, sport some sequins and rock out for a night.  I just love the opportunity to get dressed up, wear a smoky eye and carry a leopard clutch. 

I wore this first look to run errands before the trip when it was unseasonably warm and humid.  I was cleaning out my closet when this hot pink skirt caught my eye.  I bought this awesome Ikat necklace off Etsy a few years back and its the perfect addition to even the most basic look.  

Tank Top/Earrings - Filene's Basement, Skirt - Tommy Hilfiger, Necklace - Bandit and Thief, Flip Flops - Nantucket, MA

Get Ready AC, cause I'm gonna bust a move.

For dinner (mmm Buddakan) and dancing in Atlantic City, I wore sequins.  It felt like the right thing to do.  If I owned a fanny pack I probably would have sported that too. I like to have my hands free for my sweet dance moves (see above).  I'm kidding, well only about the fanny pack, but I did reach for a casino appropriate leopard clutch.  This bag jumped into my arms as I was checking out of DSW over the weekend.  I don't know how it happened, but the bag clearly chose me as its owner.  Who was I to deny it? 

Sequin Tunic - Tahari, Leggings - Target, Shoes - Cole Haan via DSW, Clutch - DSW

Take a note from me, don't make new shoes your dancing shoes*
My husband wasn't able to go to AC with me last minute, so my gal Sini stepped in.  What a pal!   Here she is in her adorable print dress from Forever 21.  She wears prints better than anyone I know.  Love her $15 boots! 

 *Since I poorly choose new shoes for a night clomping around the casino and then dancing, Sini graciously switched shoes with me late night.  Unlike my heels, those boots were made for walkin! 


I picked up these bright blue jeans at the Old Navy Columbus Day sale.  Like the pink skirt above I also found this pleated silk shirt while cleaning out my closet this weekend.  It's my version of a tuxedo shirt but belted and pleated.  I wore it with super spiky heels (ouchie post dance-party) and an early birthday fascinator.  Thanks Kelly! 

Shirt - Marshalls??  Jeans - Old Navy, Shoes - L.A.M.B. via Ruelala, Pearls - Gift from parents, Fascinator - Gift from Kelly via Nordstrom

Apparently I didn't satisfy my dance craving completely so I'm brushing my shoulders off for you.  You're welcome.

Any other dance-happy readers out there, and if so, what do you wear when you step out?

18 comments:

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

Outfits galore- I love the rope necklace, the sequins and the blue pants- damn girl you look great! I also love to dance A la Zumba style!

Vale ♥ said...

I LOVE to dance ! I like your necklace and also your night out look, very glam ! It is also cool that your pal could come wih you, bet you had a very good time !

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Sini said...

And btdubs, you're a great dancer and certainly no Elaine!

The Dainty Doll's House said...

You look wonderful, love the outfit!! Seems you had a fantastic time..I enjoy dancing, feels free :) Hope you are well & have a great week xx

Bravoe Runway said...

Cara!!! First of all, that white silk pleated blouse is gorgeous, So glad you rediscovered it in your closet. I also love the black sequins number :) sounds like a fun weekend in AC!

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

ooh so many lovely outfits lady!! I'm loving that silk blouse, major swoon, and your going out look is absolutely stunning. I'm such a huge fan of all things sequin. Happy almost weekend. xo veronika

SassyUptownChic said...

HAHAHA Cara! Girl you are so much fun! Where do i start? Where do i start? Loving BOTH your pink skirt and pleated silk shirt! You know...I think those two items would look great together! Just a thought. I love dancing too, but it's usually me cutting up around the house and my partner is Mr. Clean. HAHAHA You my friend looked great! I love sequins and your outfit was so on point for hitting the dance floor. I love that your friend switched shoes with you. I need to find a friend with my SAME shoe size. HAHAHA Glad you had FUN in Atlantic City! I went to Vegas in April, but I've never been there. Have a great day! :D
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Paula said...

lovely outfits! your blog is amaaaazing!!

Sage said...

I LOVE to dance! I used to dance all the time in college (I met my husband while dancing in a bar), but I don't have as many opportunities to dance now that I'm an adult. I usually have to wait until I go on vacation or get invited to a wedding.

I love your dancing outfit and that necklace from the first picture. I feel your pain about wearing new shoes for a night out--ouch!

rosecandle11 said...

thanks a lot for the comment:) wow this sparkling dress is so pretty:)

love,
ROSECANDLE11

Plami said...

You look lovely dear! Love your sequined top1

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Plami

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Chilly Chick said...

thank you for your sweet comment :)
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Terri said...

Love the tunic and those cute peep-toes!
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Anonymous said...

wow - thanks for the photo galore. I love all the outfits but esp. the sequin dress - so chic!

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skippysays said...

There is so much here I love- that first necklace, your black sparkly shirt, those bright blue jeans, and those gray shoes. Amazing :)
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xoxo, dania said...

so precious!!

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Van @ The Clothes We Wear said...

You are adorable, Cara! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to dance, too. Sounds like you had fun, but it did not end well for your feet. The ikat necklace is so unique. The L.A.M.B. heels are amazing. And hot diggity dog, you look great in the sequin outfit.

Samantha said...

Oh fun Cara! I love to dance too *but it's best done in the privacy of my own home! LOL! I haven't been out dancing in FOREVER!!!

Girl, I'm loving your sequins! I am so afraid those lovely little shiny things! I just don't know how to wear them - but I love way to did it with all black!!

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