Monday, December 28, 2009

New Year's Accessories Guide: Vintage Baubles, Patent Pumps, and Electric Eyeliner

Holiday collections always seem to include loads of spangly dresses, with the assumption that your aim is to shine like a disco ball on New Year's Eve. Too often, it's too much. There are certainly ways to be a firecracker without succumbing to head-to-toe sequins. The strategic addition of a light-catching accessory (and a glowing glass of bubbly) should provide all the sparkle you need.

In with the old: megawatt vintage baubles can make a simple dress sizzle. Vintage 1940's Rhinestone Necklace, $120.

Mussed party hair is a must, but pair with a pretty headband or clip for just the right amount of polish. Pluma Harper Feather Clip, $45.

If you can splurge, this Unearthen large gold watch is rather unique and might help you make good on your New Year's resolution to be on time. $550.

Welcome the New Year with shiny patent leather. Loeffler Randall Lisel Pump, $270 (was $450).

Light up those peepers with a metallic eyeliner. This one seems to work beautifully with most eye colors.  Nars glitter eye pencil in Le Sept, $24.


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