Utility + Shimmer

I was inspired to style a sequin dress with a utility overshirt after watching the 2019 documentary Very Ralph. It makes mention of how the visionary, Ralph Lauren, styled his designs in iconoclastic combinations. This was exemplified by an olive green utility jacket layered over a formal gold sparkly gown as worn by Naomi Campbell.

Naturally, since I owned both a sequined champagne hued cocktail dress and utility jacket, I copied the outfit.

the Polo Ralph Lauren utility overshirt

I ordered this Polo Ralph Lauren utility overshirt as a Christmas gift for my husband last year. He did not have anything like it in his closet and yet, it is quintessentially his style.

Since I found it relegated to our guest room closet (ahem, rude!), I added it to the mix in my own closet and even packed it for our stateside sojourn last spring. (Big laughs when my husband tried to borrow it on the trip. #no) I always get compliments when I wear it, both on the blog and IRL.

the Banana Republic sequin racerback dress

In our household, every day is a special occassion. Every evening as part of the Pamper Pirate’s bedtime routine, my husband and I reflect upon each day and pinpoint our favorite moment. More often than not, the moment is Pamper Pirate-centric. A being of pure magic.

In the words of Jenna Lyons, sequins should not be reserved for “special occassions.” Having struggled through the pandemic, if you are still having a difficult celebrating the mundane, sport sequins. This sequin dress is on sale. It is available in not only champagne, but also black. Most importantly this sequin dress is offered in a tall size range, standard sizes too.

This dress is unbelievably comfortable. After sporting this outfit during a Pamper Pirate play date in our home, I picked up the tornado that the kids (my own included) left behind and then took a three hour nap in this dress. C’est luxe!

dress: Banana Republic • overshirt: Polo Ralph Lauren (similar) • heels: J.Crew (mused about on the blog here) • necklace: Maya Brenner via BaubleBar • earrings: Brooks Brothers • signet ring: Kendra Scott • pointed ring: Kendra Scott • watch: Cartier (also here) • mug: Anthropologie • artificial Christmas tree

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