Those of you who've been here for a while know that I own a red bra thingie. (That's the technical term I gave it.) Sequined and sparkly, it's one of my favorite pieces. It is, however, a bear to wear. The bra should be displayed but, by itself, it's awfully gaudy. It needs to be toned down but not hidden.
I made a few stabs at incorporating the bra thingie into outfits but none really pleased me. So I figured I'd keep trying as long as you'll indulge me. I just came up with a new attempt which is radically different from my prior efforts.
There's a wonderful boutique for tweens that I visit every weekend on my neighborhood walk (Max and Gino's). Despite their clothes not being designed for old farts like me, I've been picking up items every time I visit. Part of that is because their clothes are a challenge -- how can I wear something too small and designed for girls? The other part is because the saleswomen are so sweet.
In the following outfit, I join the red bra thingie with a sparkly skirt ($10) and a cute top ($10), both bought at the boutique. I think these items work together, at least for fun. This is something I'd wear to a party. What do you think?