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Casual Sequinage

old French school house dorma windows slate roof Valognes

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Sequin skirt leopard fur coat rings on fingers baguettes french crop

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Guess which country I’m in!

So did you guess that I was in France? La Manche, Normandy to be precise. Land of the Simon family and destination for the last 6 or so Christmasses. It’s not a place unlike where I live in England (rain, cats, the token chav group), only the architecture and exterior cladding (or lack of) is either grand and boasts historical importance, or is what me and my Dad brand as ‘typically French’…

My brother and I stumbled across this cute side road in Valognes where my aunt lives on our walk back from the local Boulangerie. Note: ‘local’ when describing a bakery’s situation in France usually means 100meters or so from your front door. It was the perfect spot to pose even if the locals were peering and questioning what on Earth we were doing out there from behind their low, single glazed windows!

This was my Boxing day outfit. (sorry, I know it’s painful to think back to twenty-twelve when we’re craving the spring already!) What did you wear? For me, it was a perfect time to style the ‘casual sequin look’! Just take a party-piece like my gold skirt and pair it down with a grandaddy-esque jumper or, if you’ve chosen a sparkly top, grunge it up with some moody leggings and trainers. Voila!

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girl smiling bebaroque tights sequin skirt tamaris boots vintage fur coat red hair

leopard coat pattered jumper collar red curls in hair

Boxing day outfit sequins pink gold spot tights

girl red hair glasses pink jumper windy day smiling

girl looking up at gate rusty french house leopard coat

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Tamaris tan brown glitter boots anti-shokk with pink socks on bollard

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Sequin skirt – Nelly  / Coat – Vintage (similar here) / Jumper – €1 from Antwerp thrift store / Gold spot tights – Bebaroque / Glitter ankle boots – Tamaris /  Black chain link bracelet – AnnaLou of London / Stud headband – Nelly


  • Ashley January 25, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Great tights!

  • Jaclyn January 25, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Lovely Lovely Lovely! I do enjoy a bit of daytime sequins! Nice boots too 😉

  • Ceranna January 23, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    The picture of you standing on a rock is truly magical!

  • Mel J January 20, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Loving the eclectic mix of patterns and textures – you pull it off well!

  • Insomnia January 18, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Just discovered your blog and I love your eclectic style.
    Definitely coming back 🙂

  • Michelle Lee January 17, 2013 at 2:48 AM

    beautiful photos

  • Amy January 17, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    How lucky you are to live so close to France! (I’m in Australia, so we’re talking relative distances)
    That jumper is so awesome, and I really like all your jewellery 😀

  • Katie January 13, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    I’ve never been to France, but I know and I feel that France is my destiny.
    You don’t even know how jealous am I. + sound like you had lots fun! keep doing this :).
    these photos are pretty awesome. im in love with your skirt and beautiful shoes. <3 awwww

  • Jenny January 13, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Casual sequinage is most definitely the way forward! 😉 to be honest my Boxing Day outfit consisted of a mixture of pyjamas and trackies… not the best thing ever haha. You look so amazing though! xxx

  • Kati January 13, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Such pretty photos! I love your outfit!
    You have a very great blog here!


  • Clare January 12, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    You look amazing, as always! I did not look like that on Boxing Day, I don’t think I left the comfort of my pyjamas!

    I bought a navy sequin skirt a couple of weeks ago and have no idea what to wear it with so might just copy you!

    Love Tweet xx

  • Harriet January 12, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Only you Lucy could convince me that a sequinned skirt was a perfectly casual outfit for buying bread in! But I am convinced – you look amazing, I love your whole outfit!

    • Lulu January 12, 2013 at 7:01 PM

      Hahaha, well it WAS Boxing day! Which means sequins are even more allowed 😉 hehe thanks for your comment, made me chuckle! Also, loving your ASOS Fashion Finder looks! 😀

  • Katie January 12, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Amazing look! I love the theme of gold running through the outfit, you always look amazing though.
    Katie xx

  • Olivia Purvis January 12, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    I LOVE THIS. Only you could mix jumpers and sequins and still look AWESOME xxxx