Casual Sparkle

Sweater and Sequins

red Kate Spade Beau Bag

How to Wear a Sequin Skirt

Kate Spade Beau Bag

Loren Hope Tassel Necklace

Express Sequin Skirt

Skirt: Express / Sweater: Old Navy / Necklace: Loren Hope / Bag: Kate Spade / Shoes: Steve Madden

Photography by: Head Held High

Sequins! I couldn’t get enough of them during the holiday season. And I am not about to banish them to the back of my closet until next year. Cable knit sweaters, graphic tees, and flannel are their perfect pairing for a casual-glam look. It says I’m formal, but I’m here to party.

We had a random warm day in Charlotte recently and I couldn’t help throwing on some open-toed shoes. It’s back to rain again, which I would normally complain about, but I finally found the perfect pair of red Hunter rain boots that I’m excited to break in. And let me tell you, it wasn’t an easy process. I could write a thesis on Hunters for short people… and I will. Stay tuned.


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NASCAR PR rep with a love of horror films, smushed-faced dogs, graphic design, Garth Brooks, college football, and fashion.


  • Raissa

    I love casual sparkles! The skirt looks great with the black sweater.

    • CortneyDryden

      Thanks Raissa! I can’t get enough of sparkles recently!

  • Madame Ostrich

    This look is absolutely perfect! I’m obsessed with the skirt!


  • Michelle @ Oats and Bows

    This kate spade bag is to die for! I swear I can’t get enough of it!

    Casual sparkle certainly isn’t easy to pull off (I have yet to do it) but you totally achieved sparkle success here 🙂

  • Sarah

    LOVE that bag. I’m currently on the hunt for a new one. What’s the style of that beaut?

    • CortneyDryden

      Hi Sarah! Thank you! It’s the Kate Spade Beau Bag. IT’s literally the most perfect bag I have ever owned and if you sign up for Kate Spade emails, you get 15% off! 🙂