Sparkle In My Step

If you’re here from Blonde Bedhead (where I guest posted), welcome!!

This outfit is kind of a funny one because when I first stepped out of my bedroom and did sort of a “ta-da!” motion to my boyfriend (“HB”) who takes my outfit photos, he had a very puzzled/confused look on his face, paused for a second…

And he said, ever so lovingly, ever so tenderly….

“You look like a New York City prostitute.”

Mildly horrified, and okay, laughing, I changed out of the black resin jeans (which, admittedly, did look a bit like pleather and thus a bit like a prostitute) and threw on a pair of plain ol’ skinny blue jeans. I jokingly told him this post should be titled “You Look Like a New York City Prostitute” but he advised against it. Hmmm.

The shoes are my favorite part of this entire outfit. Because a girl who has a blog called Pretty Shiny Sparkly can’t pass up glitter shoes when she sees them, can she? And these “Pick of the Glitter” heels from Modcloth make me feel trendy and feminine at the same time, which is always a good thing.

{ vintage fur jacket | thrifted paige premium denim jeans | shoes c/o modcloth | rebecca minkoff bag c/o shopbop | forever 21 necklaces & ring | vintage monet bracelets | michael kors watch }

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    • 01.21.2011 / 7:32 pm

      Of course you would!! And at only $3, anyone can pick one up.

  1. 01.21.2011 / 12:34 am

    I loooove this outfit! I have some sparkly gold glitter flats that I just purchased and can't stop wearing them , even on the days I think my toes will freeze off.

    • 01.21.2011 / 7:33 pm

      Well now you've piqued my interest—where are they from? I have gold glitter Toms and i *love* them.

    • 01.21.2011 / 7:33 pm

      They make me so happy. 🙂

  2. 01.21.2011 / 9:44 am

    I am in love with those glitter shoes, and I adore that last picture of you!

    I think boyfriends just don't understand fashion sometimes. I had a brown and white floral dress on and was going to wear my coral cardigan with it, and my boyfriend gave me this look and was like…. pink doesn't really go with brown does it? I was like… uhh yeah! Silly boys!

    • 01.22.2011 / 12:27 am

      Thanks Taylor Marie! The last one is more “me” (less “posing me”) 😉 I wish we had some great boy fashion bloggers that could teach our men a thing or two!

  3. 01.21.2011 / 9:45 am

    I love those glitter shoes! So fitting for you! Are you in Hermann park? Looove that place. Have a fantastic weekend!

    • 01.21.2011 / 7:27 pm

      Indeed I am, Meg, good eye! 😉 Have yourself a great weekend too!

  4. Jenny N.
    01.21.2011 / 10:02 am

    Gah love the jacket! And the shoes, I can't pass up sparkly things either!

    • 01.21.2011 / 7:28 pm

      jacket: super warm. shoes: not so warm.

  5. 01.21.2011 / 10:03 am

    THat is SOOO Funny!!! I get some weird looks from my husband sometimes! I love it!
    I am dying over that fur jacket and the fact that its vintage makes it even better! And I have been eyeing those shoes FOREVER!!!! So cute! And lets not forget your bag!!!


    • 01.21.2011 / 7:28 pm

      I die when I get the weird looks, but it keeps me level-headed, fashion-wise.

  6. Jenna
    01.21.2011 / 10:04 am

    I love this look! It could have easily been too much with a fur coat and sparkly heels, but you made it low-key enough with the skinnies and simple top to really work. That's amazing! And I just love that ring, as well. So pretty.




    I thought it was funny that your boyfriend called you out as a NYC streetwalker. Men tell it like it is when it comes to fashion, and I think us style-obsessed need to hear it sometimes? Haha!

    • 01.21.2011 / 7:29 pm

      We DEFINITELY need to hear it sometimes! It was definitely an "Earth to Kristina!" moment.

  7. 01.21.2011 / 10:12 am

    I have the same ring! great minds think alike! 🙂 I love the shoes also!

  8. 01.21.2011 / 10:43 am

    um HELLO glitter. i LOVE LOVE LOVE these shoes. And its pretty hilarious that HB said that!! I get funny comments from Brian somethings too. But at the end of the day, be who you are and wear what you want. :)))) xo, Kim

    • 01.21.2011 / 7:31 pm

      Woohoo couldn't agree more! Though he does bring me down from fashion la-la land when I need it at times… 😉

  9. 01.21.2011 / 11:35 am

    I love the tittle that you were considering! Ha, ha …husbands and fashion, mine thinks that some of my vintage dresses are "granny-ish" but I LOVE THEM! You look absolutely fab and glam. I adore all of the details …especially the shoes, and bag. xx veronika

    • 01.21.2011 / 7:32 pm

      thanks veronika! apparently wordpress decided to keep the old title in the link (/you-look-like-a/)….

  10. 01.21.2011 / 11:50 am

    For real? THAT RING AND NECKLACE ARE FROM FOREVER? WHOA! I know where I'm going after work….. 😉

    • 01.21.2011 / 7:32 pm

      You crack me up girl. so sad I won't see you at NYFW! 🙁

  11. 01.21.2011 / 1:00 pm

    ooo LOVE the sparkly heels!!

    • 01.21.2011 / 7:34 pm

      They're not too bad to walk in, either!

  12. 01.21.2011 / 3:56 pm

    I love those shoes, too! Do you watch "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" ? Adrianne Maloof had on some super hot sparkly shoes last night!! Now I want some!

    • 01.21.2011 / 7:45 pm

      I don't watch any housewives, real or fake…besides, aren't they all just an oxymoron? "real housewives" on television and made of more plastic than flesh? lol…

      But I do love me some sparkly shoes!!

  13. 01.21.2011 / 4:23 pm

    It sounds like you had a Man Repeller moment! But, honestly, every girl has a little NYC prostitute in us, we can't help it! At least, HB was nice enough to tell you, you went a little overboard so you could reevaluate. Most guys would just give a weird look, and say nothing for fear of hurting your feelings. By the way, I'm obsessed with your jewelry. Turquoise always makes me swoon a bit.

    • 01.23.2011 / 3:35 am

      Yes, it's verrrrrry important to have a man who isn't afraid to question your decisions at times…sometimes, though hopefully not too often, this involves shopping/fashion. 😉

  14. 01.21.2011 / 5:31 pm

    Again with the accessories! And again, with the envy (on my part)! I love how simple and yet super luxe this outfit is. The sparkly shoes are perfect, and perfectly appropriate. And that pendant- love it!

    • 01.23.2011 / 3:37 am

      Thank you! I'm too, too fond of pendants. And sparkles. And shoes. Oh help.

  15. 01.21.2011 / 7:43 pm

    I love the shoes, super glam. The bag is really beautiful too. Just imagine if you wore a mini with this outfit what he would of said lol. I think you look great, and the black pants would have been just fine. Boys don't always get it.

    • 01.23.2011 / 3:38 am

      With a mini?! Oh dear Lord, I think HB's heart would stop. And not in the good way.

  16. 01.21.2011 / 10:47 pm

    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! OMG, I love HB And aside from his humor, I so wish I could hire him as my photographer as well. Sigh. Just me and my tripod, if I ever dust it off again.

    But let's get to the nitty gritty here. The ring. The necklace. The bag. The shoes. I'm adore all of them! So fab. I love that you aren't afraid of wearing statement pieces, and not just one. A girl after my own sparkly heart!


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    • 01.23.2011 / 3:38 am

      Oh V I adore you so. And I lust after your studded heels. And hey, I want to see more outfit photos! Dust off the tripod!!

  17. 01.21.2011 / 11:43 pm

    God almighty, now these are great pieces, my favourite would be the necklace and shoes of course, one mustn't forget "the ring!" The ring I could wear everyday as my daily accessory. I'm fond of fun pieces like these!*Love the black & white photo at the end! 🙂
    twitter: @ladyofashion

    • 01.23.2011 / 3:39 am

      Thanks Madison! The ring is super fun, albeit a bit chunky to wear everyday….though I just may try it…

  18. 01.22.2011 / 2:30 am

    I absolutely love the shoes, and bag in this post! I've been looking for a smaller-ish bag, and that one seems perfect!! Fantastic post my dear!

    • 01.23.2011 / 3:41 am

      I couldn't agree more with your comment, in fact I purchased this bag from shop bop simply because I was looking for a smaller, cross-body bag that could double as a clutch (the straps can come off). It's perfect!!!

  19. 01.22.2011 / 10:15 am

    Yay! You got your new sparkly shoes – LOVE them!

    I enjoy all the different textures you have in your outfit – FUN!

    • 01.23.2011 / 3:41 am

      Thanks Jess! It's funny you mention that, because I remember telling HB to 'come in closer so we can get all the textures'. Good eye!

  20. 01.22.2011 / 1:32 pm

    Hahaha oh boyfriends, what do they know about fashion? I have had my eye on those shoes, which are sitting waiting for me at my local TJMaxx, but I have yet to take the plunge. Seeing you style them up so casually has inspired me though!

    • 01.23.2011 / 3:43 am

      Take. The. Plunge. Or if they sell out, you can always snag them at Modcloth (hurry, they're going fast)

  21. 01.22.2011 / 2:56 pm

    Could I borrow that jacket? 😉 hehe And I lovelovelove the Sparkly shoes. Perfect for you!



    • 01.23.2011 / 3:43 am

      Thanks Marissa! Haha sure anytime you're in my neck of the woods… 😉

  22. 01.22.2011 / 8:46 pm

    ha…New York City prostitute…why just New Y0rk City?
    Love the jewelry and those fun shoes!

    • 01.23.2011 / 3:45 am

      You know…..I have no idea!! LOL

  23. 01.22.2011 / 8:55 pm

    I'm with you on the shoes – love 'em! I am also in love with EVERY. SINGLE. ACCESSORY.

  24. 01.23.2011 / 1:08 am

    Love that jacket — looks so warm and adorable! That bag is amazing, too.

    xx Laura

    • 01.23.2011 / 3:52 am

      Thanks Laura! The bag is so. much. fun. It's like chain mail for the modern woman.

  25. 01.23.2011 / 10:36 am

    Adore your outfit! Especially the shoes – everyone needs a little glitter in their lives!

    • 01.23.2011 / 7:16 pm

      Of course, Leia, of course!!

  26. 01.23.2011 / 7:06 pm

    That bag is great! I've been looking for one like it.

    • 01.23.2011 / 7:25 pm

      It's such a fabulous bag! I'd definitely recommend picking one up 🙂

  27. 01.23.2011 / 8:37 pm

    So pretty! Every girl needs a pair of sparkly heels. I deem it absolutely necessary. Love the Minkoff bag too! HB does such a wonderful job with your photos – I have been learning about taking a good photo with my boyfriend (who also takes my photos) and it has been so fun.

    🙂 I don't see no streetwalker here!



  28. 01.24.2011 / 12:06 am

    haha, your boyfriend’s comment must have surprised you!your outfit came together nicely though, i dig the jacket and that funky turquoise ring!

    • 01.23.2011 / 7:22 pm

      It did and….it didn't. This isn't the first time he's brought me down from fashion la-la land!

  29. Lynn Z.
    01.24.2011 / 10:32 am

    STUNNER! LUVZIT! You have given me inspiration (or "Lynnspiration") for what to wear on my upcoming date this weekend! Thanks for being AWESOME!

    Lynn Z.

  30. 01.26.2011 / 7:00 pm

    I have these same shoes; I bought them a few months ago at the Marshall's in Pearland (a place you may know of as a fellow Houstonian). When I first saw them, I instantly thought of you and your blog…defintiely befitting for a girl with a blog title that insludes sparkly! Anywho, LOVE the look; that ring is gorgeous!!

    Twitter: @ConsiderMeLuvly

    P.S. I have a vintage fur jacket very similar to this one (in a kind of tan color) that I found in my mom's closet, and I am infatutated with it, lol.

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