Friday, December 4, 2009

10 Ways to Sparkle this Holiday Season (for a small amount of silver)

Looking for a way to update that little black dress for the holidays? I have a few ideas to add some holiday sparkle to your look on the cheap. Read on for some dazzling tips!

 Add a pretty hair ornament--these are by Goody and range from ($5-15)

    Make those strands sparkle!  If hair accessories aren't your thang, let your hair shine with Frederic Fekkai Golden Glimmer Gelee Mist; a lightweight styling spray infused with golden micro diamond particles for hold and a golden glow! ($20) Available at Bath & Body Works, Sephora.

    Try some chandelier earrings to catch the light. Pearl chandelier earrings are from emitations ($49) --they produce knock offs of the designer styles worn by celebrities. The other styles are from Forever 21 for about ($8).

    A Simple Sequined Tank will pop under a black blazer or jacket. This sequin square neck bow tank lends some dazzle to your outfit ($88.50) @

    Make your eyes sparkle with metallic eyeshadow.  Metallic eyes are big this fall and holiday season and there are many brands featuring them. Bobbi Brown has three limited edition eyeshadows in her Holiday Chrome Collection that are perfect for some shine ($22) For tips on metallic eyes here.

    Glow, baby glow! Nothing is more sexy and attractive than a glowing complexion. Sweep a bit of iridescent powder on tops of cheekbones, shoulders and décolleté.  Opulent Shimmer Powder from the Estee Lauder Ultimate Red Holiday collection imparts a radiant golden glow in a pretty gold compact ($32)

    Sprinkle some glitter around--your waist that is. No little black dress to wear? Here's a nice alternative--a black pencil skirt with a pretty satin blouse and this glittery belt from JCrew. Or nice black dress pants with a cashmere sweater and this pretty shiny belt sparkling at your waist ($24) Available in copper, gold or silver at JCrew and

    Invest in a Statement Necklace.  If there is only one new accessory you invest in this fall or winter make it the statement necklace. It can transform an outfit in an instant and take it from frumpy to fabulous. Equally impressive with a V- or turtle neck, this Gem Bib necklace from Ann Taylor Loft is a stunner! ($49.50)

    The Ultimate Accessory--Shoes!  I ask you, what self-respecting woman doesn't need a pair of party shoes? I certainly can't think of one. Holiday time is when you can cut loose and go a little over the top with the shoe bling. This pair from Nordstrom are elegantly adorned and only $35! In black or silver

    These babies from Two Lips are glam and sex-ay! In gold or silver ($90) They look very Jen Aniston to me.

    A Glam Bag will take any outfit up a notch plus there's a place for all your essentials. This cross body sequined clutch by Rachel Rachel Roy adds sparkle but is still chic ($79) @ Macy's and

    Sparkle, shine and dazzle this holiday season!! You are in your prime and brilliant!