I love glittery things as much as any 80s kid, so when I saw this piece I had to have it! At first I thought it was made using metallic threading, however once I got it home and started to see blue shimmery flakes on the floor scattered by the washing machine before I tossed it in, I was mistaken!
I just need to be a little more delicate with this piece so my apartment/car/assorted places I go wearing it won't be left with a sparkly trail. It's kinda like I'm a pony from the My Little Pony series. They leave glittery trails everywhere!
Now this looks like a glitter set - a jacket worn over a matching shell, right? WRONG!! This two-piece is a fraud! It's attached at the shoulders!
Not the most comfortable or easiest thing to put on. So what if I want to wear these separate?
What happens in that case? Let me tell you...
First thing on the agenda...separating these pieces!! That shell has been smothered its whole life and is needing some freedom! I took a seam ripper and removed the seams keeping these two pieces together.
I also took out the shoulder pads that were located in this stitched area.
With just one extended step, the pieces were separate and my outfit came together!
I ironed and safety pinned down the edges of the jacket to make it look more tuxedo-y.
Pairing the jacket with some vintage Calvin Klein jeans (I rolled the cuffs because they were too bootlegged and I wanted to show my shoes a bit more), a sheer Trina Turk top with a black cami underneath, a vintage purse, and some rocking heels by Report, my outfit was glammy and fun!
I love glitter on glitter, however I'm not as into it when it's matchy-matchy.
Now the jacket totally shines being worn solo.
Shines so much...or so I thought. When I stood next to James Brown's glittery jacket at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas...
...I was definitely given a glittery run for my money. His was pretty fabulously blinding, but mine came in a solid 2nd place. I just have to up my glitter game next time I hit Sin City!