Goodwill Gems: Have a Very Classy Holiday

Add an air of sophistication to your holiday. Christmas (if you’re celebrating) and the all-important New Year’s Eve are just around the corner, which means plenty of festive parties on the calendar during the week ahead. If you’ve not yet found the perfect party ensemble or are stressing about how to take some of your everyday staples and make them into something worthy of a celebration, then not to fear – Goodwill, as always, has got you covered.

As fun as it can be to get all fancy and dressed up for a spectacular holiday shindig, it does seem a bit over-the-top to shell out tons of money on a new party dress you’ll wear once, especially if you’ve also recently been buying lots of gifts for your friends and loved ones. So save some dough and still pull together an elegant look with some fabulous thrift store finds, like these darling heels recently spotted at my local Goodwill shop. They’re black, so they’ll easily go with absolutely dressed up look you have in mind, and the lacy, sparkly overlay is totally appropriate for a festive holiday gathering.

sparkle black peep-toe heelsStep out to all your holiday gatherings this season in  a pair of supremely sophisticated black sparkling heels, like this one, stumbled across at a Queens Goodwill store.

Charm them with something classic. Obviously, since these heels are black, lacy, and sparkly – a trifecta of festiveness, really – you could wear them with basically everything. Try a well-fitting pair of jeans, a tee, and a chic blazer for a more casual affair. Or, for a fancier party, consider a look like the one I’ve selected here – a classic, curve hugging little black dress never goes out of style, so you can easily deck this out with the sparkling heels, glam tights, and pretty jewels for a holiday party, or go with simpler accessories for a more everyday look, appropriate for dinner on the town or, with a jacket on top, even for the office.

sweetheart neckline black dressThis holiday season, choose economical accessories, like these dazzling shoes found at Goodwill, with a simple, classic, but chic black dress than can be worn again and again after the Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve fêtes have ended.

Lauren Haslett writes “Goodwill Gems,” our weekly column about everything accessories here in A Good Look. She is a lover of fabulous fashion, a trained chef and a writer.  Follow her on twitter.

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