Shine on You Crazy Diamond - Why I'm No Longer Afraid of Embellishment

We've all seen inspirational quotes urging us to "shine on" & "shoot for the stars." Cheesy as they sound - maybe they're worth some extra thought..


Most days I have rolled my eyes at embellishment and put on my classic jeans, blazer, combat boots combo. Historically in my 20s, I have thought that sequins, sparkles, and shimmer were taboo and meant for very specific costume-like occasions.


But recently I wondered - why am I not bedazzling my outfits? Why am I not "shining on like a crazy diamond?" As Euphoria has rhinestoned makeup looks and brands like Prada and Benedetta Bruzziches have released shimmer after shimmer, I realized there is something about a crystalized item that captures my heart.


Now I say - BEDAZZLE ME! Give me a sparkly bag, necklace, or shoes that is going to take my outfit to the next level. Bring on the wave of nostalgia that comes from indulging in the camp and the kitsch.


The diamante crystal trend is an updated, elevated way to capture the fabulous Y2K spirit that we each felt as we pulled our Lip Smackers out of our sequined bag.


Below are my picks at a range of price points for you to join me in the crystal craze:


NUÉ RHINESTONE BELT MINI SKIRT, LUDOVIC DE SAINT SERNIN TUBE NECKLACE, PRADA TULLE TOP


xo Bex