I love getting parcels and letters in the mail and it's even better when they're a surprise. So imagine my astonishment and delight at coming home to a parcel from The Bay containing a black sequined racerback tank top from Material Girl, the clothing line by Madonna and her daughter Lola. The Bay is slated to start carrying the Material Girl clothing line in spring 2011, but in the meantime they're selling these limited edition racerback tanks available in 9 different colours.
The tank is fully lined and the sequins are sewn on quite well--they lie flat and don't come off easily or scratch my skin. All in all, it's surprisingly good quality for a tank priced at $19.99. The rest of the Material Girl line is priced at $12-68 and is intended to "offer fashion lovers savvy style with amazing value" according to Bonnie Brooks in the accompanying press release. I'm usually pretty indifferent towards celebrity clothing lines, but if what Brooks said is true and Material Girl features some interesting pieces at good price points, I'd be curious about what the rest of the line looks like in-person.
Wearing sequins in the evening is a no-brainer, but how do you wear a revealing racerback sequined tank during the day in a way that's work-appropriate? That was the challenge I set myself to prove how versatile this piece was. The solution: Layer a cami underneath and a shirtdress on top.
While we're on the topic of the outfit above, how about those gorgeous OMG rings by Wendy Brandes? She's donating partial proceeds from jewelry sales to help a blogger in need. You can read more about the campaign here. $200 from the sale of every F#@!/OMG ring set will be donated, so if you've ever admired these rings on my humble little blog and wished for a set of your own, now is the time to buy them!