Sequins, Plaid, and (Faux) Fur

by Jessica Sturdy on December 12, 2012

When The Limited asked me to style a look to wear to a family holiday party with one of their sequin tees, I obviously obliged! Me + Sequins + Holiday Get-Togethers = No Brainer. Like I mentioned a few weeks ago, casual holiday parties with food require J.Crew Pixie Pants. (It’s that whole elastic waistband thing… Remember this post?) This sequin tee (comes in six colors!) can obviously be dressed up, but my family holiday gatherings tend to be more on the casual side. I mean, I grew up in rural Illinois. What do you expect?

Casual doesn’t have to lack style though! I decided to go for a double-tartan, layered look. I paired the sequin tee with a plaid button-front shirt, a faux fur vest, and a plaid scarf. Lots of luxe layers (faux fur & sequins) make a casual look feel a bit more glam, no?

Head to The Limited’s Facebook Page and check out my look!

Forever 21 Faux Fur Vest (old, similar here) / J.Crew Plaid/Tartan Shirt / gifted The Limited Sequin Tee / J.Crew Pixie Pants / Jones New York Suede Wedges / Target Tartan Scarf / Kate Spade Gold Bow Watch / gifted See Song Designs Bracelet / Sequin NYC Bangle / J.Crew Pavé Link Bracelet via Poshmark

Thanks for taking my pictures, Tracy!

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Emily Beth December 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm

So cute! Love the mix of plaid and sequins!

xo Emily Beth @ Inspired Attire


Agi December 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Love the outfit and how you layered the sequin top over a plaid one.



Star White December 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I love The Limited and I love this look! Great colors and the plaid is awesome!


Lauren December 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm

totally cute!


Sarah M. December 12, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Ok…now THIS is my new favorite outfit to date! :)


megBdesign December 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm

L.O.V.E. the double plaid!! This time of year is just the best :))


Crushing On Clothes December 12, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I love how you layered the sequin tee with the tartan shirt…genius, never would have thought to mix the two! This look is so festive, it’s making me so excited for Christmas in less than 2 weeks! Eeeek!



Jess December 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm

what a great outfit … i would never think to layer this way and I just love it!!


Lara December 12, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Jess you put the cutest outfits together! Who would’ve thought flannel, sequins, and fur would look so cute together!

Best, Lara


Liz @SouthernCharm December 12, 2012 at 1:49 pm

LOVE how you styled this!!!


Michelle December 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Seriously, you have the best outfit posts! I never would have thought to layer a sequin shirt with a plaid button up, but it works! Love this idea & will be trying it out soon! I also adore your bracelets & watch! Ps: I grew up in Illinois too :)

xo Michelle

Fierce & Fashionable


Kate December 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I can’t even tell you how much I love this! The double plaid, especially, but the sequins and fur make this so festive & fun! Gorgeous!


Rebekah December 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm

You inspire me!!! Love your style and definitely love this outfit!!!


AJ December 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Cute! I would have never thought to layer that over a plaid shirt. Perfect for a family party!



Staci December 12, 2012 at 3:56 pm

So festive, loving the plaid and fur mix



Rachel December 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Love this sequin top over plaid! It looks incredibly chic and not as dressy as sequins usually look! which is good for the daytime :)


Tiffany Elam December 12, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Cute outfit! I would have never thought to pair this tee with plaid. I’ve just recently become a huge fan The Limited. The clothing is perfect for where I am at this point in mylife- young & professional.



christin December 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm

love this. a lot.


Alex December 12, 2012 at 5:04 pm

That is a great outfit! Very creative

XO Alex


Natasha December 12, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Lovely outfit! I’m loving the sequin shirt, and it looks so nice paired with the fur vest and plaid shirt. I live in a small town that doesn’t ever dress up, so keeping things “under control” is a must-I.E. toning the sequins down! : )
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Penny Pincher Fashion December 12, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Gah – these are like all of my favorite things rolled into one amazing outfit…LOVE!


Sarah December 12, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Love this look! Being from rural Missouri our holidays are never dressed up either (I’m guilty of going in sweats). This is a great inspiration for Christmas this year!

The Purse Snatcher 


Tara December 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm

I am so in love with this outfit…love the layering!


Shoegal Out In The World December 12, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Great outfit… You combine something so glamorous as a sequined tee with a plaid shirt & simple J.Crew cords & it is just amazing… Perfect for a cozy family gathering…

xo, Violeta


Ali Berger December 12, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Obsessed with this look! LOVE YOUR STYLE! xo
xo, Ali B.


Isla (Small Town Fabulous)) December 12, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I love it! The layering here is perfect :)


Nodisha December 12, 2012 at 7:29 pm

So because I adore your style and pretty much only need one more piece, I am totally going to try this. I am relearning to style all over again and you vhave been a biig inspiration.


Chioma December 12, 2012 at 8:10 pm

great layering! love the top too :)

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Hallie December 13, 2012 at 2:33 am

My favorite look on you by far! You look amazing — love those layers! xo


Stephanie (Glam Slam!) December 13, 2012 at 2:35 am

Sequins + Plaid w/ a touch of faux fur = PERFECT! I am absolutely loooving the sequins and plaid trend and can’t wait to try it for myself! Thanks for the great inspiration! 😉

Stephanie :)


Stacey December 13, 2012 at 5:53 am

I love the plaid layered with sequins!


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Danielle December 13, 2012 at 10:33 am

Teach me your layering ways! That outfit is SO cute and you look so comfy! You seriously have the gift of layering without looking bulky or mismatched. So festive :) I love the whole look!


Amy December 13, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I am absolutely in LOVE with the way you styled this top.


Kacie's Kloset December 13, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Sequin + Plaid + Fur = Too Amazing! Love it!


Payton December 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Thats such a cute outfit Jessica!! I love the sequins! The plaid goes great with it, but you already knew that (:

Love you and miss you!! XOXO (:
PS: Are you coming home for Christmas next weekend?! Our family thing is on the 23rd!! I can’t wait to see you!!


Marissa December 13, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Jess, I love this! The tartan on tartan just works perfectly – and honestly, surprisingly! I wouldn’t reach for those two things first. You look puuuurdy :)


Erin December 16, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Adorable! Love the Poshmark find!


Liz December 27, 2012 at 9:34 pm

i love all the layers! super creative, i would have never thought to put sequins and plaid together but it looks great :)


Ashley December 31, 2012 at 1:52 pm

This is my most favorite outfit of yours!


Sarah March 15, 2013 at 11:51 pm

I ran across this picture and totally fell in love with your outfit. I recently recreated this for a party I went to. Thank you for the inspiration!!!


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