shimmer happens

November 29, 2012

thursday sparkle to you m’loves. the glow and glisten of last night’s full moon is inspiring more shimmer and glint in my week. 

i know holiday shopping lists are forming, and nothing is more fun than unwrapping a package which glimmers like a fourth of july sparkler, beneath that tissue and wrap. 

here are a few incandescent and scintillating gifts you may want to snatch up for loved ones, or even add to your own list for santa. 

my rock star friend, mary jo matsumoto, is at it again. i know i brag about her designs a lot, but really, really it’s because they are THAT amazing. i still can’t believe she sells her bags at the prices she does. the quality is better than any celine, chloe, proenza schuler, or burberry out there. her new laguna shimmer limited edition fold-over stingray clutch and laguna shimmer soft tote is no exception. both have that perfect combo bite of modern and classic that is the signature to all mary jo designs. her clutch reminds me of some wonderful art deco design, perfect to carry to your great gatsby viewing parties this winter. not shown are her leopard bancroft and her resort collection, both near sell outs for the holiday season. 

 

over at j.crew you can get your major sparkle ‘on’ with their squared starburst bracelet, glitter t-strap ballet flatslula glitter ballet flats, and, my personal favorite, the crystal burst bracelet, which i love to throw on even with sweatpants and a puffer vest; that silly bit of ostentation with what would be otherwise grubby clothes, suddenly turns it into a “look,” at least in katie-land. 

i could talk about beauty products all day long. this whole post could be dedicated to the glittery ways to pretty up the face and body, but i’ll confine it to three.

sk-II facial treatment essence is touted to bring a phosperescence to every face it touches. cate blanchett swears it’s this yeast and sake formula that has kept her a fanatic to the line for over ten years.

already my holy grail for concealer {let’s take a moment to honor those undereye circles no longer with us,} rms beauty also makes an amazing luminizer.

and with over one hundred four star+ reviews, urban decay’s marshmallow sparkling lickable body powder, a vegan company even with l’oreal’s recent purchase, is an ultra-luxurious gift for a friend or co-worker; it’s just not something someone would typically buy for themselves, yet it’s great to receive. i love putting this stuff on. i still have yet to find a single product from urban that i’m not obsessed with {hello supercurl mascara!??!}

if you’re really feeling like going bold, or fancying a splurge on yourself, go downward dog deep into the silver and sequins.

i’m completely obsessed, in the most unhealthy, john hinckley way, for this phillip lim sequiny, track-suity, but not in the juicy couture way, get-up from net-a-porter. the pants {bottom right} are silk AND sequined and flounce in the most perfect, i dream of barbara eden manner. and the sweater is mega-rad with it’s color-me-deborah harry geometric shapes, and punky meshed fit. watch here to see the video of these two piece put together. #musthavenow #santacanyouhearme

this DSQUARED2 long sleeve, metallic dress will most certainly make a statement, or more importantly a jaw drop at a holiday party or two. it is currently on sale at shopbop.com

and those silver brocade houndstooth cropped pants, {bottom left} by malene birger are sure to provide dance floor, disco ball credibility any where you find yourself jingle belling the night away. 

what is your favorite way to add shimmer into your holiday season my darlings?

sweet, tender, baby kisses of glitter all over your heads m’loves.

thursday sparkly to you!

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  • Katie, this shimmering post is filled will al the things I love! I'm going to have to get all the Urban Decay stuff you mention! (do you know I've never worn one product from UD?) And while I've had a pair of those super hot sweat pants (not the gap kind) on my list–the sequin ones take them to another level. Anyway, thank you so much your very kind round up for my bags. Everything is made up per request (takes 5 business days) as we are sold out of everything–however there's still time before Christmas stockings are filled 😉 – p.s. I am picking up a black stingray/black calf clutch this Saturday…you are the sweetest!
    xoxo Mary Jo

  • Mary Jo is the best, isn't she? 🙂 I've never worn metallic, but her beautiful shimmer silver line makes me crave every single piece.
    Ada

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