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Sequins & Sneakers








Whatever you call ‘em, the sneaker culture has completely conquered the world despite initial catty quips over palette and textural choices. Personally, I haven’t been all that enamoured of the sporty look. I’m more of a glam-is-more woman when it comes to anything I wear, from the top of my head to the tip of my toes. Even my gym outfits are colour co-ordinated with random sparkles and/or other forms of glitz. I”m a magpie and proud of it. Still, one of my style objectives for 2015 is to (actually) wear sneakers (put it out to the world here and here so I’m somewhat stuck between a rock and a pair of sneakers).  With the gauntlet thus thrown, what’s Sheela to do?


I’m really loving this sassy fun number from the great DVF (available here), my very first blingy piece? It’s beaded all over with silvery thingies, allowing me to slowly edge into the shiny world of sequins, sequins, and more sequins – yet another must do on my Style Agenda.


Buy some sneakers, duh. Introducing my $10 Genuine Silver Leather Sneakers from Millau LF.


And since them shoesies are all the rage right now, I was keen to see how other trend-aware ladies would style  their own pairs. Enter Project Sister Act 2.

In case you missed the first installment, Project Sister Act is a little endeavour which brings together women ranging from teens to 50s, united in showcasing that style knows no age boundary. That style is indeed an expression of one’s personality, no matter if one’s a product of the 70s or 90s. And that the one same motif can be stylish on any and every woman, regardless of the year she was born.

This second showcase was such fun to put together. Perhaps it was because I was a little more familiar with what was needed? Or that the thrill of wearing some utterly un-Sheela pieces completely overcame the fear of looking, errr, iffy? Or maybe it was due to the awesome company of women I was in? Yeah, it was the latter, I’m positive🙂

Ladies and readers, I present to you, Project Sister Act 2, “Sequins & Sneakers”.

Eve, Teens (theworldaccordingtoeve)

Eve Low

Lydie, 20s (artbecomesyou)

Lydie Epangue 20s

Carly, 30s (thirtysomethingfashion)

Carly Wacko 30s

Me, 40s


Patti, 50s (notdeadyetstyle)

Patti Gibbons 50s

Honestly?? I never thought sequins could be so much fun – confession: after shooting these pictures, I promptly purchased three other items which are covered all over with shiny sparkly sequins.  What can I say, I like shiny sparkly stuff. On the matter of sneakers, however, I don’t believe I’ve been won over. I don’t know. Being vertically challenged, I have a thing for heels, and I have a thing for seeing sneakers only in the gym but that’s me, I’m still on a learning curve🙂

What do you guys think? Would you put sequins together with sneakers?

Love, Sheela

p/s Photos by Eve, thumb rings a gift from her.  Dress from Diane von Furstenberg, Rings from Karen London and House of Harlow, Silver Sneakers from Millau LF, and Chanel sunnies, all purchased on Poshmark. Spiked Cuff from Etsy. 


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  2. Accidental Icon says

    I love your glam look, the kicks and the hair. If you are going to wear sneakers as a fashion accessory why not go for it! I have some Chuck Taylor CDG Play sneakers that go with everything I own including all my formal wear.

    Accidental Icon


  3. You look terrific, Sheela – and thanks so much for inviting us to participate in Sister Act — it’s a fantastic project. xo


    • I thought you pulled off the best look, Patti. As I was saying, each piece you used was so versatile it could oh so easily be paired with other pieces, season after season after season and still look relevant. And that, to me, is the crux of great style xoxo


      • I’d also love to join, but I’m like you–in my 40s! ;D And you’ve got it covered exceptionally! Such a cool posting/collaborating idea. Way to go Sheela! A x


      • I’m putting together a mini project for mid March for a small group of bloggers in their 40s. We collaborate on a theme-based post. Do you think this is something that might appeal to you, Ann? I would love to have you join us.

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  4. Awesome concept, Sheela. So glad I came across your fun blog (from Patti’s) and look forward to following along. Your take on sequins and sneakers is glamorous sporty to the T! I totally agree with your take on fashion and life, it is age less. My favorite fashion posts and shopping trips are when my daughter, granddaughter, and myself decide to do a take on a three generation wear day. Next week, I hope to feature a three generation wearing of camo.


  5. I love how everyone styled sequins! I was on a similar quest during the month of February since I picked up some great sequin pieces but after the holidays. Here I sported a poncho over a sequin dress and then here I wore a gold sequin mini skirt to jaunt around town. I think both versions are successful and reaffirmed that sequins CAN be worn after we ring the new year in!

    I love everyone’s interpretation up above, AND I’m gonna find Eve’s sweatshirt for her, so we can all turn into mermaids!😀


    Ann of Kremb de la Kremb


  6. Sheela! I would love to join! Sign me up!! krembdelakremb at hotmail dot com😀

    Thank you so much for the invitation!! YaY!!



    • Hi Sheela, I’m still interested for March. If I don’t respond to any communication you send it’s because I’m away on a school trip. I’ll be back on Saturday, March 14th. Hope it won’t be too late!
      A x


      • Just emailed you🙂 I wasn’t rushing because the date has been pushed to the 22nd so we all have a little breathing space🙂

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    • Thanks so much🙂 and I love your username, Silly Crazy Love. I’m such a sucker for white picket fences and firmly believe in happy endings!!!

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      • Thank you!❤ I picked the name to kinda explain my relationship with the man I love but now it's more on the silly and crazy things that I love and I experience in my life🙂 By the way, you have a Lovely blog!


  7. Oh yay Sheela!!
    Yay to PSA II!!
    This is such an awesome series and I’m tickled pink you decided to keep it going!
    Beautiful, all of you🙂


  8. No Fear of Fashion says

    I am the same with sneakers. They don’t get my fashion love. But boy oh boy, they do win when it comes to walking comfort. I even run on those things. Very occasionally I wear them to the office and usually I then need to run through the corridors for some reason (can you picture a 61 year old woman flying through the office on sneakers haha). So I do have 4 pairs. But will never be a sneaker fan. Sequins? Don’t have them. No idea why not.


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