Holiday Sparkle


I love seeing all the glittery-ness and jewel tones in magazines and catalogs this time of year. J.Crew features its sequin scarves and blazers, Urban Outfitters has hipsters decked out in satin, shimmery dresses and Sephora ads are packed with glittery eye shadows.


If I had the money, I’d be running around town wearing a sequin blazer over a dark teal satin dress and sparkly heels. Instead, I’m making do with what I have, starting with jewelry. Here are the items I wore on Thanksgiving:


Left to right: my “gold” Bitten ring that got bent at some point (it was only $6 so I can’t complain), thrifted “gold” bracelet with a burgundy velvet ribbon my mom used as a napkin ring strung through it, and and thrifted tassle necklace that I don’t wear often enough.

I’d really love to add even more sparkle for my Christmas party outfits. If I have time between all the gift shopping and work, maybe I can squeeze in a sequin/studded diy project somewhere.

21 thoughts on “Holiday Sparkle”

  1. sequins is a must have this holiday and i can’t wait to wear the ones i found in my mom’s closet 😀 these jewelry pieces you have are fabulous!

  2. I love the velvet ribbon woven in. so pretty. I just hope no one overdoses on sparkle at theis time of year because I fully intend to continue wearing sparkle far into 2010!

  3. I’m actually searching for sequin necklaces and anything sparkly for my outfits! Yours looks so cute!! Especially the velvet is a nice touch! xoxoxox

  4. Ooo I love the sound of the sparkly party dresses and blazers! I have to find a holiday party somewhere to wear such things to!
    On a side note, I can’t wait to see that movie!

  5. DIY’s are my fav!!! It’s unique and no one else will have it, but you unless you make more than one and share it with you twin. 🙂 hee hee. I wish I had a twin that would be so much fun! I Love your tassle necklace 🙂

    Love & Aloha.

  6. Oh nice, that burgundy bracelet is very creative! Love that you’ve placed the items above the Vogue magazine. That cover was by far the best of the year. Can’t wait to see the movie.
    $6 for a ring?? Wow, SJP really meant when she said ‘affordable’.

  7. I love your pieces! The tassle necklace especially! I recently found a tassle bracelet at a thrift store at first I thought itwas too small but I willed it to fit me 🙂

    Good luck on that DIY sparkle project, I’m sure it’ll be fabulous!

  8. Great pieces! I love the third necklace. I’m with you about the sequins if I had the funds I’d add a sequin blazer and cardigan to my closet, but alas, I can’t justify spending the money when I probably won’t get as much use out of it during the week. Sequins would be too overkill at my job. 🙁

    Hope you and Lar have a great rest of the week!

    xo, Becs

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