open back sequin + thrift sisters link up

thrifted open back sequin top - Thrifting DivaThis week Keren, of Two Stylish Kays, and I are rocking open back sequin tops inspired by a true fashion diva, Rihanna.   Check out Keren’s blog to see the details of her thrifted sequin cardigan paired with this gorgeous red pleated maxi skirt!
rihannaOk, here is the inspiration!  When Keren and I saw this, we knew that we definitely wanted to “thrift” this style.  However, as much I searched in all of my favorite thrift stores, I could never find a true open back sequin top.

thrifted open back sequin top - Thrifting DivaHowever, when I found this sequin top at a Goodwill in San Diego, I figured I would try thinking out of the box to obtain my open back look.  You know that I am not shy when it comes to thinking outside the box as in this outfit here.  Of course, this sequin top was meant to be worn, open to the front.  However, I simply switched the shirt around and wore the front as the back to obtain my Rihanna inspired look!

thrifted open back sequin top - Thrifting DivaThe sequin top had a small clasp at the top already and fit perfect when I switched it around.  If I didn’t tell you that the shirt was not made to be styled this way, I am sure you would never guess.

thrifted open back sequin top - Thrifting Diva thrifted open back sequin top - Thrifting Diva thrifted open back sequin top - Thrifting DivaThe sequin top from Goodwill cost only $12.00, probably a few hundred dollars less than our diva Rihanna paid for hers!   However, I love that I was able to achieve the look by just thinking outside the box.

thrifted open back sequin top - Thrifting Diva thrifted open back sequin top - Thrifting Diva thrifted open back sequin top - Thrifting DivaI paired my open back sequin top with my absolute favorite pair of leggings rights now.  I very recently styled these leggings on the blog here with my faux fur vest.  These vegan leather leggings are super comfortable and quite versatile. Paying $22 from Daily Look for these leggings have definitely been one of my best retail purchases this season.

DSC_1285I added some simple Nine West black pumps that sports a little back bow!   These pumps were thrifted a few years ago for only $2.00 in Washington, D.C., but are always a fave of mine when I want some sexy black pumps.  Completing the look is a thrifted Express black clutch that cost $4.00 at a local San Diego Salvation Army.

Have you tried thrifting an inspired look lately?

Now, it’s time to jump into our Thrift Sisters link up!  Keren and I launched our Thrift Sisters link up, encouraging you to post thrifted or thrifty priced items to this link up.  We are very appreciative of those who take the time to link up their great outfits.  This week’s featured Thrift Sister is Amber from Induffinitely Me!  Check out her blog for some great thrifty outfit inspiration.

featureNow it’s your turn to join us this week.  Please note that you can still link up  with us even your items are not thrifted.  We are looking for your favorite thrifted OR thrifty priced item.   Go ahead and link away for a chance to be featured as our next Thrift Sister!



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  1. WOW WOW WOW AYANA. Your sequined open-back tops are both gorgeous. You look sexy and edgy in yours while Keren looks glamorous and fancy in hers. Two beautiful outfits.

    Thanks for the link-up once again. And Amber’s Work Outfit is simple yet chic!

  2. Love your open back tops so cute.


  3. Both those tops are hawt. There’s something so sexy about a beautiful exposed back. Now I want one too! 🙂

    Alex – Funky Jungle

  4. AGH!!!! I was all ready to say how much I adore the top and that I never would have been able to tell you turned it around and there I am! thanks soo soo soo much for the feature!!!!

    Hope you are well!

  5. This outfit is beyond FABULOUS! I love the sequins top! AMAZING! xo


  6. That top is fabulous! You look stunning as usual!
    We Shop in Heels

  7. Rihanna, who?! You slayed this look! Looking just amazing from head to toe! And oh so sexy!! You are right, I would have never guessed that top was made to be worn open in the front! I am not surprised that you were able to pull off this inspired look! You do this on a daily!

    Feel Great Fashion

  8. Oh my goodness, both of these outfits are stunning! Love the idea of simply turning a top around…such an easy way to change up a piece. Beautiful!

    XO, Krista

  9. This outfit is absolutely amazing! I love the sparkly open back shirt with these leggings. Beautiful!

  10. OMG you both look AMAZING! I Love those sequin tops! You look fabulous as usual, and I’m inspired by your way of rocking everything! Total Diva.

    Edwige |

  11. You look GREAT! I love the top…very chic and sexy!


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