5 Ways to Be a Shimmering Star for Fall

Monday, September 05, 2011

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Shimmering Goddess is another fashion trend this season. Instead of turning all the lights on, why not conserve some energy and be the glitz and sparks. I’m not talking overboard sparkle madness like Lady Gaga, but maybe a more subtle one like Beyonce’s eyes or Heidi Klum’s random shiny clothes. There is nothing more vibrant and fun than when someone wears sequins or glitter in a more relaxed, non-trendy way. Hints of glitter or parts of sequin are nice, but combining too much of one thing can always damage the look, as I discussed in my previous post.

First up is a crazy styled dress that certain personality types could rock! The Anya sequin dress is conservative, yet wild. What I mean by that is it has a fitted sequin bottom but the top is sheer and covered with a flair design. The long-sleeved dress has a cutout on the arm and back, giving it an extra sassy feel. Wear this to a cocktail party and tickle people with your long, flowy sleeves. Wouldn’t that be a great conversation starter?

Guess by Marciano Anya Sequin Dress

→ Buy the Guess by Marciano Anya Sequin Dress, $188.00, at guessbymarciano.com.

Love, love the Armor Shift Dress from Bebe. It’s adorable and unbelievably flattering. When my girlfriend wears this dress people seem to get whiplash from staring at her. The silhouette of this dress does a great job hugging all the right parts and loosening up around all the body parts that should remain a mystery. Plus, the double layer of this dress differentiates it from all the sleazy ones.

Bebe Armor Shift Dress

→ Buy the Bebe Armor Shift Dress, $149.00, at bebe.com.

If, a blingy dress isn’t your idea of sparkly fun, try Stila’s Glitter Eye Liner. I know you think it’s not okay to wear glitter eyeliner past the age of 12, but this one is unique because of its color combination. It’s a combo between champagne, rose-gold, bronze and pink. It’s a sultry color to wear along the eyelids and underneath. With these colors you can really brighten up your eyes and mesmerize with a blink of an eye.

Stila Glitter Eye Liner

→ Buy the Stila Glitter Eye Liner, $16.00, at sephora.com.

If you don’t do dresses or glittery make-up, you gotta add this hot Bebe sweater to your shopping cart. It’s such a classic style and it never gets old to see a gal wearing a cutout off- the- shoulder sweater with leggings or some skinny jeans -- it always works!

Bebe Shoulder Cutout Sequins Sweater

→ Buy the Bebe Shoulder Cutout Sequins Sweater, $69.00, at bebe.com.

Lastly, for my plain-Jane’s out there, let me showcase the chic Lauren by Ralph Lauren Garrison Sparkle Jersey Boatneck top. It’s a great shirt to wear underneath your work pantsuit or skirt suit. The top will add enough glam to catch admiration but not enough to take away from business talent.

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Garrison Sparkle Jersey Boatneck

→ Buy the Lauren by Ralph Lauren Garrison Sparkle Jersey Boatneck, $29.19 (was $69.50!), at bloomingdales.com.

To all my ladies out there, have fun shining!

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.