Zara Sequin Clutch & White Shirt

Happy 11-11-11!

One of the hardest style challenges for me, personally, involves picking out a Sunday morning churchgoing outfit that is both appropriate andย reflects my own personal style. Sometimes it’s a hit, other times it’s a miss. But it usually involves sequins (ooh, how scandalous). I’m usually still foggy-headed since I haven’t yet had my Starbucks (speaking of, I think I’m the only person on the planet who dislikes the red holiday cups), so it’s only when I walk out the door that I notice oddities with my chosen outfit. For this one, it was realizing that I embodied the holiday song, “Silver and Gold”. More often than not, I just shrug off the would-be faux pas and roll with it. Mixed metals, I say!

P.S. – the last photo we shot on purpose to mimic the well-circulated one that was featured on Zara’s website (and which I also featured).

I’m off to New York until Saturday for a quick trip to finish out the MNG by MANGO mission with an appearance at jcpenney Herald Square. It’ll be Friday (tonight) from 6-8pm EST if you’d like to drop by!

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  • love mixing metals! have a nice time in NYC ๐Ÿ™‚ I think the weather is going to be nice. By nice I mean not too cold or rainy ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • I am so glad to hear I’m not the only one who struggles with putting together a church outfit…why is it so hard?! I have lots of dresses & skirts, but several of them are too short, so I usually go for trousers like yours too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Stacy

    Looks good! That combo works well.

  • love the clutch

  • Great outfit. I second that: I LUV that clutch!

  • Hahaha! “Silver and gold, silver and gold, everyone wishes for silllllver and gold….”
    Excellent outfit.

    So What If I Like Pretty Things

  • Cute outfit, I love that sequined clutch! Great lip color too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • awesome clutch …

  • What a beautiful clutch!

    Passion for art and fashion

  • i like silver and gold done right..and this outfit is so cool..love the bag!

  • I heart your bag. And I agree sometimes church clothes are hard for me too. It is like mmmm Michelle Obama or toned down Betsy Johnson LOL

  • I love the sequin bag! Your style is classy chic and I love it!



  • Jenny

    Where is your poppy?

  • I love the gold nail polish!

  • I love this outfit. So pretty. Love the pearls. Love that clutch!!

  • Cute clutch!

  • Love, love the look of the mixed metals! You look absolutely stunning.

  • Oh! Wear this outfit to Herald Square and you will be a hit. Sophisticaton and sparkle combined. I just got back from NYC and the weather was so fab the whole time (60+ and sunny)! I swear I walked the whole city!
    Looking for a cool new place to eat? Try KittyChai in Soho (very short walk from the subway) Thai food with a prix-fixe menu! Also, Nobu on Hudson (very pricey but YUM)!

    If you get a chance, check out the new Islamic Art exhibit at the MET! Unbelievable.
    Safe travels.

  • I love my Zara clutch; your outfit looks just like what I wear to church too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Love it!www.style4curves.blogspot.com

  • I really like the mixed metal colors, and the red lips just make the whole outfit even more perfect.:)

  • Azu

    You’re looking lovely, Kristina! I instantly recognized your lovely clutch from Zara ๐Ÿ™‚ It goes so well with your outfit & nail polish.
    xoxo Azu

  • I actually do not like the S’bucks holiday cups either…so you’re not alone ๐Ÿ™‚

  • LOVE your gorgeous bag!

  • Jen

    Great matching the clutch and the belt. They compliment eachother surprisingly well.

  • It was fun to read about you choosing what to wear to church. For me, I am always debating about what shoes to wear on Sunday morning. It seems I am continually saying to my husband, “I can’t wear THAT outfit, or THOSE shoes to church!” ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Love the nail polish. Your outfit is great for Sunday.

  • Don’t get me wrong, you always look great but this ensemble is so CHIC, it’s not even funny! I love how you have layered everything; it looks effortless!!

  • Looking beautiful! Love the Clutch!!! RT @PrttyShnySprkly New Blog Post: 11.11.11 http://t.co/zZ6MIaYe

  • Nice pictures, i love that sequined clutch and very great lip color !

  • I love that bag! It’s so sparky? And your look is perfect! xo, Christina

  • I always feel super dumpy in work trousers but this combo is anything but!! I love your use of accessories – especially the animal print belt and red lipstick. I’m def a fan of your blog and will be checking back for more tips.
    Best – CK

  • I love anything that sparkles! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  • I love this outfit, K! It’s perfect for church – I always have the same problem too. And who couldn’t love the sequin clutch. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I love that gold clutch! I also looove your outfit! very sleek and chic! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Obsessed with this outfit, beautiful girl!
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  • Such a chic outfit! I love that clutch, it’s gorgeous! xo

  • Just got this clutch too. AND in black ๐Ÿ™‚ Couldn’t resist. So sparkly!

  • Lovely bag! Also, I think your outfit is sufficently church-fine. Trousers are always good for formal stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lorraine

    Love the nail color. Not too much for us older girls! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Oh, Iยดm so in love with that sparkly clutch…could it be any more fabulous? ๐Ÿ™‚ You look amazing!
    xx Ivana

  • I love this look. You have managed to keep it conservative while being expressive and of course sparkly.

  • Jen

    I know what you mean – I always want to look my best for church but it’s definitely important to not be screaming for attention or dress in an inappropriate way! I think you’ve nailed it with your put together look with bits of pizazz ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking lovely as usual, Kristina!Hope you are doing well and that you’re having fun in NY as well!

  • Love this church outfit – I have the same issues with this too! I have that clutch too, and haven’t put it down since I got it a few weeks ago.
    So pretty!


  • Love this outfit…. was a Fan and Follower of your back some time ago – missed the Blog scene for a lil while, while I had a baby – now…. IM BACK!
    Found you again, joined BDIB and am so happy I did! Looking forward to my first assignment. Thanks for being Fabulous!


  • So I ordered that clutch online and finally got it and they sent me the wrong color! Called them and they sold out of the gold, again. :/You look so chic, I can see you going to to cocktails or the opera or something!

  • You are so pretty with what you have worn. LEt me just say that you are so simple but very elegant which is I am liking a lot.