I usually try to save the sparkle for evening unless it's jewelry but I think I broke that habit when I purchased this tee (BR) about 2 years ago. It's a lovely shade of smokey blue with sequin and bugle beads. I usually wear this with a black bottom and a black sweater (nice and boring for when you're working).
Today I decided that I could pair sparkle and print in the same outfit to meet a colleague for lunch. The skirt is a dream -- I picked it up from H&M about 7 years ago (has it really been that long????!) I love the graphic floral pattern, and the full swishy skirt. I thought it looked sweet yet modern paired with the black cardi and tee. I have pictures with and without the cardi -- but I wore it because it's about 70 degrees today and this looks so much more "finished" to me with the black cardi.
I love this shade of blue with black because the blue is so amorphous that it's difficult to tell what shade it truly is (gray or lavender would be valid choices) and the black on the other hand is so severe and definite that it creates a nice contrast.
To recap I am wearing:
- black cardi -August Silk
- Sequin smoke blue tee - Banana Republic
- b/w skirt - H&M
- Ballet flats - Vera Wang Lavender