Sequinned Minnie: Going Out Dressing Up

March 1, 2014

sequinned minnie
minnie mouse ears
sequinned minnie to side

sequinned minnie jacket
minnie mouse again
Minnie Mouse girl sequin
Vest – H&M, £3.99. Jacket – vintage from Fat Faced Cat vintage, £10 (sale). Hot pants – ASOS, £8 (via unwanted gift). Minnie Mouse ears – Mind in Camden (charity shop), 50p.

.I feel like this outfit is textbook Laila. I’m really not into planning outfits and my general “going-out” look (or “going-on-stage” look) is basically put on whatever clothes are nearest, throw on something sparkly, add some novelty headwear and then hope for the best! In these pictures (taken after a show at VAULT) as well as some charity shop ears and my newest sequinned item I’m wearing my trusty studded white boots, and my vest and dance shorts from rehearsals earlier in the day. Add to that my leftover show make-up from that evenings performance (classy) and my black and red camera bag and that’s my whole thrown together after-party vibe!

.These photos are from the week of performances I did at VAULT and I promise this will be my last post on the festival! Essentially every night after our show the whole cast and crew would hang out at the venue (big underground labyrinth of tunnels and rooms) and party, so being easy to spot was a good thing amongst all the other people! I’m aware some people save sequins or vintage for special occasions but I’m not like that at all. I don’t want them to just hang on the wall for fear of damaging them; I want them to get a bit frayed from messy piggyback races and end up smelling of smoke and spilt drinks from too much jumping around on a crowded dance floor. Clothes are for living in and not just looking at after all. 🙂 What does your textbook outfit look like?



sequinned minnie to side
sequinned gold jacket
pete danilo laila squish hug
Laila and Sarah happy in camel and artichoke pub waterloo
sequin jacket
minnie mouse warehouse

18 comments so far.

18 responses to “Sequinned Minnie: Going Out Dressing Up”

  1. milex says:

    You know I love it!

  2. Thank you for your sweet comment 🙂 It was a lovely pick me up x I love this outfit you’ve thrown together,style should be effortless,putting what ever you want and feel like on.I also agree with wearing your sequined/beaded or special vintage clothes,if I saved my clothes for those special occassions,Id never wear it 😀 plus clothes look nicer worn/broken in 🙂
    You guys must be having so much fun,performing,it must feel so good doing what you love and sharing it with everyone!
    Hope your well,take care and have a fab weekend x 🙂

  3. Priya Pappu says:

    hey girl! been a while since I’ve been over here!! when I first saw this outfit I thought- omg, costumes for what?! but I love it even more that it’s not really a costume for anything? but a fun, normal outfit for you? awesome. these pictures look just so fun. and I love what you said about clothes so much that I just tweeted it 😀

    I used to know what my textbook outfit was…but maybe it’s changing? lately I’ve felt that occasionally I’m trying to hard, and should just embrace simpler looks with things I love (so, basically following your getting dressed routine!) but I still love (what I think my old “uniform” was) graphic t-shirt. pretty shirt. flats. still a go-to in my book!

    ♥ perfectly PRIYA

    • tapeparade says:

      Well this is like a standard going-out outfit or a gig outfit but seeing as those are events that happen pretty much every week it basically is just a normal outfit yeah. Haha! That’s interesting about your go-to outfit changing… or maybe just broadening? My style doesn’t seem to have changed much from the age of about 16, I’m just gaining new clothes! x

  4. Dang you look waaaaaay too cute, not allowed!! I am team glitter/sequins all the time, so this look wins in my book!

  5. Amazinggg 🙂 Looking sooo lovely & cute!

  6. Marieken says:

    First fo all, thanks for visiting my blog and taking time to leave a comment. You looks so cute! I have a black sequined blazer but I almost never wear it. The gold one is fab!

  7. hollycassell says:

    aww god you are so cute! I love minnie 🙂

    Unfortunately I only spent a couple of days in London, I’m back now 🙁 but I might be going again soon, let’s meet up! xoxoxo

  8. Jennie May says:

    Sequins are definitely not only for special occasions! xo

  9. jessthetics says:

    You look amazing! I love that this is a normal outfit for you, everyone should dress like this. Your gold makeup is so cool, and so are your shorts, your sequins and your minnie mouse ears! Every day is a party! xxx

  10. I love the minnie mouse ears, everyone needs this accessory in their lives! You are the cutest! x

  11. Em k says:

    this is such a fun outfit! you are too cute!

  12. Kim says:

    just discovered your blog 🙂
    my textbook outfit is casual and comfortable with a bright pop of color probably patterned and some jewelry to make things a bit more exciting

  13. christina says:

    this is why i love you and ur blog! I want to wear this outfit out..

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