WIW 2/29: Casual daytime sparkle for mom on the go

I am having so much fun this week with Angie's daytime sparkle post! Thanks for the nudge to try sparkle! I am not usually a "blingy" person but it's fun to play around with something new. Today I'm doing a casual version for MOTG, again following Angie's formula.

Here is the funny story about how I ended up with these sparkly pieces in my wardrobe--it started with Christmas presents from my mom, who loves to shop at Forever 21 (for herself)!
I just couldn't bring myself to wear those exact items but I did pick something else in the spirit of her gift:

These skinny jeans are the most faded ones I have. I wore both charcoal sparkly tank and gold and black striped sparkly cardigan. And to top it off, leopard ballet flats. I could have gone for plain black tank and black flats, but I thought "What would Mom do?" and went for it all! I think she'd definitely wear this outfit, but she'd swap out the flats for leopard heels. Hopefully it's not too over the top but I wanted to really play with the theme!

And my "handbag" is my black Diaper Dude. LOL!

Sorry about the smudged mirror, but the little handprints are constantly appearing there (it's their bathroom).

INC gold sparkle and black stripe cardigan with attached scarf from Macy's
Calvin Klein charcoal grey sparkly top from Macy's
AG Farrah skinny jeans from Anthro
Stuart Weitzmann Giveable Ballet flats in leopard print
Diaper Dude black diaper bag

ETA: I love my Diaper Dude. It's a diaper bag designed so that dads won't feel ashamed to carry them (no floral purses). I also have a fancy huge JuJuBe diaper bag but this one is the most practical so I keep using it. It has everything--cell phone pocket on the strap, key clip, water bottle holder, and tons of compartments to organize everything.

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  • Angie replied 12 years ago

    You are THE most adorable sparkly MOTG ever.

  • replied 12 years ago

    I need a close up of diaper dude! That is the coolest thing I've heard today!
    You are awesome!

  • goldenpig replied 12 years ago

    LOL Zapotee! Here you go! Added Diaper Dude closeup pics and description in OP!

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  • rae replied 12 years ago

    Very nice! I'm impressed - you have done both your mom and YLF proud in the same outfit!

  • Meredith1953 replied 12 years ago

    You look very cute and I love those leopard print flats! Diaper Dude also makes a real style statement! :)

  • replied 12 years ago

    There is no way your Mom would wear that sophisticated subtle outfit. (Oops, does she know about your blog?) All this is to say I don't think it's over the top at all. It is flattering and chic in the best possible way. I want the bag, too!

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