The Look:

No. 21 sequined top (sold out; other options below)

No. 21 sequined pants (on sale here and on sale here!)

Saint Laurent tribute sandals (similar here and here)

Judith Leiber clutch (older; similar options here and here)

Eddie Borgo bracelet (here)

Jennifer Fisher bracelet (here)

Christian Louboutin nail polish (here)

Cartier champagne

Macarons from Macaron by Patisse (keep reading to the end for a special offer for Houston readers!)

The Trend: 

Head to toe sparkly sequins. If ever there is a time to bring out the bling, that time is the holidays! Even if your sartorial selections tend to be understated the rest of the year, this is your chance to let yourself shine. Consider your look as simply adding to the merry mood that is in the air right now.

I wore this head to toe sequined look for a festive fete that we hosted at our home over the weekend. The top and pants were a nice break from my usual cocktail dress attire. And, despite the heel height, the Saint Laurent tribute sandals truly are the most comfortable shoes for a night on your feet of greeting guests, walking around, and dancing the night away. Donning this dazzling number surely put me in the mood to mix and mingle!

If you haven’t yet tried this look for yourself, there is still time! Sequins are the perfect way to ring in the New Year. Here are some of my top picks for sequined looks this season – many of which are on sale!


1. Milly leather-trimmed sequined jumpsuit (here)

2. Isabel Marant sequined top (on sale here!)

3. Donna Karan draped cashmere top (on sale here!)

4. Milly sequined pants (here)

5. J.Crew Collection cropped sequined wide leg pants (here)

6. 3.1 Phillip Lim embellished top (on sale here!)

7. Alexander McQueen sweater dress (on sale here!)

8. No. 21 sequined pants (the ones I wore – on sale here and on sale here!)

9. No. 21 sequined skirt (on sale here!)

10. No. 21 sequined mini dress (on sale here!)

11. J.Crew Collection sequined jumpsuit (here)

12. Oscar De La Renta sequin knitted sweater (on sale here!)

13. Michael Kors sequined track pants (here and on sale here!)

Hostess Gifts:

On a related note: If you are attending a holiday party, always remember to take a gift for the hostess. The gift needn’t be lavish. But showing up with a gift in hand is a nice gesture to recognize all the effort your hostess has made to prepare for this special event.

This holiday season, my go-to hostess gift has been these lovely gift boxes of delectable macarons from Macaron by Patisse. And I may have eaten quite a few of these this season myself! The holiday flavors are just too irresistible. Cinnamon roll (my favorite!), gingerbread, pecan pie, red velvet, smores – oh my!

Courtesy of our friends at Macaron by Patisse, we have a special offer for you Houston readers… Just stop by the boutique, mention Wear + Where + Well, and receive a FREE macaron. No strings attached. Just a free macaron!

Finally, may you all sparkle brightly this holiday season! May you sparkle not only through your outward adornments, but may you also sparkle from the inside as you radiate the joy of the season.


Photos by Ashley Beatrice taken at Macaron by Patisse




  1. Wow! You look incredible 🙂 I love your trousers!


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Monique! 🙂

  2. Kim says:

    The second pic….

    1. Carrie says:

      Mwah. Thanks, Kimmy!

  3. Emily S says:

    I love this look – the sequin pants are perfect for this time of year. The color is beautiful and unusual, too!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Emily! Yes, it’s a different color combination than I would usually wear, but I thought it was interesting. Thanks again.

  4. Erin says:

    I love all these finds. I’d love to recreate something similar for New Years, but I’ll be away until then with few places to shop :/ (…a downside of getting away to ski for a week). Hoping I’ll get lucky super last minute!

    1. Carrie says:

      Yes, here’s to hoping you find something sparkly for New Years! 🙂

  5. You look amazing!! You can never go wrong with sparkle, especially during the holidays!!
    XO Color Me Courtney

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Courtney!

  6. Monica says:

    You look beautiful (as usual)
    I need to pick up my free macaroon 😉 thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, friend!

      Yes, isn’t that a nice offer? Sukaina at Macaron by Patisse is the best! I suggest the cinnamon roll flavor. 🙂

  7. love your coiff & a sequinned pant. Happy new year 🙂

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Heather! Happy New Year to you too. 🙂

  8. Jane says:

    I’m so glad that I discovered your amazing IG account in 2014! Totally love your style and look forward to a fabulous 2015!
    xo, Jane

    1. Carrie says:

      I feel the same way, Jane! I think we’d have lots to talk about in person, between our careers and our love for fashion. Hugs –

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