DIY: Repurposed Vintage Sequin Top

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin JacketOnce upon a time, in a land far away… I repurposed one of my favorite vintage sequin tops. Seriously it seems like many, many lifetimes ago but back in 2010 when my blog was about 3 days old (no lie) I partnered with and reworked a sequin top.

I had purchased a really glam black and gold sequin top from my local vintage store with the intention of working it into my wardrobe, but how often do we purchase a statement piece and NEVER wear it?!? After letting the top hang in my closet for a few months, I figured if removed the zipper from the back, add a front closure and transform this top it into a jacket I might get some wear out of it. What I fantastic idea that was! My sequin top is now one of my favorite jackets. I wear as an accent piece over my LBDs or I mix it up by pairing it with boyfriend jeans and a printed tank.

Click here to see the vintage (almost unrecognizable) DIY tutorial on

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin Jacket  DETAIL

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin Jacket  BACKThe front is now the back

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin Jacket  SHOEGotta love my neon Shoemint pumps!

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin Jacket  SHIRTKarl Lagerfeld is not impressed

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin Jacket  DETAIL

PS: I love taking a walk down memory lane from time to time. I really get to see how much mu blog has grown. Thanks so much for all your love and support over the years. A special thank you to The Style And Beauty Doctor Danielle Gray for braving the LA heat and back alleys to take this pics! xo


22 responses

  1. nice look

    March 5, 2013 at 8:27 am

  2. Really nice !

    March 5, 2013 at 8:44 am

  3. ashley

    Very cute!

    March 5, 2013 at 9:08 am

  4. You always post the cutest stuff!!

    March 5, 2013 at 9:35 am

  5. What a cool idea! Your blog continues to be an inspiration. Thanks for the walk down memory lane!

    March 5, 2013 at 10:05 am

  6. love your shirt!

    March 5, 2013 at 10:51 am

  7. I love it! What a great idea! I am totally gonna do that.

    March 5, 2013 at 11:06 am

  8. rachelfashionablyliving

    Love your shoes!!!

    Rachel Ashley

    March 5, 2013 at 12:43 pm

  9. Absolutely fabulous idea…as always

    March 5, 2013 at 2:09 pm

  10. This look is adorable… I love every piece and I love them all together!

    A new post, Designer shoes at Aldo prices is up on Local & Opulent.

    March 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm

  11. I love how you transformed that Vintage top! I love your blog, I work at a youth center with teenager and a lot of your DIY project I do with the girls here, its a great way for them to reinvent their waredrobs without breaking their parents pockets. Thanks for the DIY ideas, it makes my job easier!

    March 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm

  12. Jaymie Welch

    Sent from my iPhone

    March 5, 2013 at 6:15 pm

  13. Love this! The shoes are fabulous!

    xo, Kenya

    March 5, 2013 at 7:26 pm

  14. nice shoes!

    March 6, 2013 at 12:49 am

  15. Perfection! I just found your blog today. Love it, love this look, love your diys oh, and anything sequins, shiny and pretty. So I’m clicking the “follow” button right now! Thanks for the inspiration. Awesome blog.

    x Carina

    March 6, 2013 at 4:07 am

  16. love the coat! planning to the the same with beads or sth! love your jeans too!

    March 6, 2013 at 4:32 am

  17. Gorgeuos! Good job!

    March 6, 2013 at 7:39 am

  18. oh! this tee and shoes are cute!

    March 7, 2013 at 4:53 am


    March 7, 2013 at 10:19 am

  20. A.K.

    Love your top/jacket

    March 8, 2013 at 9:04 am

  21. Those neon pumps are insanely awesome! There is no shoemint in the UK – I’m well Jel.

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

    March 8, 2013 at 5:19 pm

  22. I love the neon pumps!

    March 12, 2013 at 3:55 pm

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