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By Laura Rossi |

‘Tis the season of shine and shimmer.   And over-spending.

The holidays are in full swing and one of the best ways to celebrate is to glam up your fashions with some bling on a budget – sparkle, crystal, and metallic accessories can light up your wardrobe throughout the holiday season and most especially for your New Year’s Eve celebrations.

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My favorite time of the year is also my favorite time to shop my closet and then treat myself to one small new item to help me add sparkle to the holidays – this year I’m focusing on my big New Year’s plans.  I love the creativity of finding and wearing fashions for less and so I created some looks using one of my favorite fashion apps Polyvore.  Use this Holiday gift guide to inspire your own looks.

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how to order Pregabalin online Office Party: To create this look, pair a colored dress (deep Bordeaux is hot this holiday season but it can be any rich color) with black boots and a blazer. One my favorite jewelry finds this year is Touchstone Crystal, a member of the Swarovski group ( so this look features Touchstone Crystal’s Pave Pillar Necklace ($99), Earrings ($59), Pave Pillar ID Bracelet ($69) and Pave ID Bracelet ($65). This look has just the right amount of sparkle for office parties.

This second holiday look is casual – it works for neighborhood parties and informal celebrations.  The foundation pieces are basics — a casual shirt, denim, and booties. Then add a stunning necklace  (here is Touchstone Crystal’s gorgeous Spotlight Collar Necklace $169) everyday earrings, a fun fall jacket and cute bag .  Your look will be low-maintenance but with just the right amount of sparkle to feel special and make your night shine.

Best of all, fashion lovers can ring in 2015 with runway looks and luxury styles for less by shopping online, during the big holiday sales, and at discount retailers such as Nordstrom Rack, TJMaxx, Marshalls, and Target.

Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize: Costume jewelry can make you look and feel like a million bucks!  Channel Harry Winston without breaking the bank but finding great quality crystal and affordable gems to elevate any look.

  1. Beauty Boost: Visit your favorite department store or drugstore to freshen up your makeup with a new metallic powder or cream eye shadow in gold or bronze OR treat your nails to a rich new tone of shimmering navy or deep cranberry.  Or grab a new lipstick in a flattering and classic red!
  2. Luxurious Locks: Make your look stand out with a new hair look – if you are curly go straight; straight try some curls.  Go for a side braid.   Updos, extensions, even temporary color can make your holiday look stand apart from your every day style.
  3. Happy Feet: Ditch the black and brown – make your feet fresh with a metallic ballet flat or leopard print bootie.  You’ll strut in style.
  4. Smile: Whether you are wearing a new shoe, your favorite denim, a dreamy little black dress or some bold bling, take a deep breathe, banish the holiday stress and put on that smile – it will make you look and feel the spirit of the holidays from your head to your toes.

My favorites finds for New Year’s Eve include these deals from TJMaxx, Marshalls, and Touchstone:

Whether you regularly walk the runway or want to give the gift of a runway look to a family member or friend, there are many incredible options for all shapes, sizes and budgets.

Wishing you a Happy, Sparkly, New Year!

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All Photos sourced from:  Polyvore, TJMaxx, Marshalls, Touchstone Crystal.


Laura Rossi loves accessorizing!  She regularly blogs for The Huffington Post Style section,, and many other lifestyle sites.  Laura is a published author, digital strategist, and runs her own public relations firm.  For more information visit   Favorite finds

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