A Hit of Holiday Sparkle
Ho, ho, ho and a gallon of glitter! The weather may be unseasonably warm right now, but that doesn’t make this time of year any less wonderful. Even though it seems right now like we might not actually have any snow for Christmas, the holiday season really wouldn’t be the holidays without a little sparkle.
If you’re planning on hosting or attending any fun, festive parties between now and the New Year, you know that there’s nothing that can instantly make an outfit feel more holiday party-ready than a little bit of sassy sparkle, glitz and glitter. Which is why this week’s fabulous thrift shop find is truly such a gem! I was lucky enough to come across some gorgeous little earrings with just enough to feel like they’re perfect for my next holiday party, and I can’t wait to pair them with all of my favorite festive looks. The faceted, cranberry-colored drop earrings are topped with slightly smaller, rhinestone-studded balls that add enough sparkle to make these jewel-toned accessories feel festive and glamorous, but they’re not too heavy or over-the-top. The color is perfect for this time of year and is sure to look great with any number of the sweet seasonal ensembles you’ve already got in your closet.
Make simple pieces party-ready in moments. During the holidays, it’s way too easy to spend way too much money – not only are their presents to buy, but there are so many things you need to ensure you look your best at all the season’s soirees! In fact, though, you can pull together a few items from your existing wardrobe, dress them up with a pretty, sparkling accessory like this pair of earrings, and have yourself looking ready for any holiday season shindig in no time – and without spending a ton of money to put an entirely new look together. Here, I’ve paired my pretty new earrings with my go-to pair of wear-everywhere black pants and sheer, silky blouse in a complementary jewel tone color – a rich turquoise. The combo of turquoise and cranberry is just as festive and holiday-appropriate as a classic red-and-green, but much more grownup and chic, making this look an ideal one for any kind of party, from a casual get-together with friends to a celebration with office coworkers.
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.