Gucci-nacci Sequins

That's right, people, a DOUBLE pun in the title because sequins (& flowers) are the name of the Gucci game and I am HERE FOR IT. Anyone who knows me knows that I love sequins to my core; I wish the marrow that runs through my bones did so with a little extra sparkle (get on that, SCIENCE). But for now I will make do with as much as I can put on my body, not in it.

Gucci has brought one of my not-so-secret favorite colors to the front of the stage while making sure the spotlight hit every sequin and bead to really dazzle you with its beauty. Pink notwithstanding, they've also done wonders with florals, an annual favorite. And because I am a woman with the steadfast belief that you don't need money to have style and armed with the tried-and-true wisdom of knowing that what comes around goes around, I have collected a panoply of vintage dresses, tops, and accessories in pink, floral, sequin, and pink-and-floral-and-sequin design for your shopping pleasure.

Tops & Jackets

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Dresses & Sets

                                           1. sheer! metallic! 2. wearable bubblegum!

                                           1. sheer! metallic! 2. wearable bubblegum!

Pink is the Color of Your Energy (Whoaaaa)

If you've been living under a rock, or between a rock and a hard place, or listening to too much rock music (and not the pathetic reference to 311 in the title of this piece), then you must have missed the memo that pink – hot pink specifically – is super hot right now. Don't feel bad! Fall is just now upon us, so take this as a rose-hued harbinger for autumn and start to #thinkpink.

 

Look One: Like you like the color pink, but it's just a casual relationship

You swiped left, you're getting a coffee together and you're thinking maybe, just maybe, you could consider incorporating pink into your busy life. And while you're debating the merits of a hot (pink) relationship, you know you can always fall back on an old faithful: culottes. Because you know that some love never runs dry.

Look one: Vintage jean jacket, Oak&Fort top, wine satin Asos culottes, vintage oxfords via Street Scene Vintage//

Look one: Vintage jean jacket, Oak&Fort top, wine satin Asos culottes, vintage oxfords via Street Scene Vintage//

Look Two: Poolside-adjacent Expat, Sipping cocktails on the Lanai

So you like the idea of pink but want to take it a step further? You're in luck, you rascal maximalist, you! Dark-backed florals are very trendy for fall and a great way to vocalize your love of pink without needing to shout at your houseguests about it. So whether you're actually in an exotic international paradise or dressed to fool yourself into believing you are, this is your look. Cocktail (and equally delusional friends) required.

Look two: Vintage dress via Paradise Brooklyn, vintage earrings and purse, and old Asos brogues

Look two: Vintage dress via Paradise Brooklyn, vintage earrings and purse, and old Asos brogues

Look Three: More, More, MORE!

How do you like it? Wearing basically the equivalent of one of those hot pink bagels blowing up Instagram but with a buttload of edible glitter in the middle. Go buck wild with various shades of pink and show people that while you aspire to be a giant piece of bubblegum, you meant to transparent about it (Get it? Because of the clear boots? Nailed it.).

Look Three: Thrifted Pierre Cardin blouse, old Forever21 sweater, vintage skirt via Acorn Apparel, glitter socks via Asos, shoes via EgoUK, and vintage Lucite clutch.

Look Three: Thrifted Pierre Cardin blouse, old Forever21 sweater, vintage skirt via Acorn Apparel, glitter socks via Asos, shoes via EgoUK, and vintage Lucite clutch.

Whether you want to use a little or a lot, just please don't listen to 311.