11.23.2011

The Right Amount of Holiday Sparkle for EVERY Age!


No matter how young or old, if there is ever a time of the year to play up your inner diva, it’s NOW!  What’s the best part of the holiday season you ask?  Parties!  What’s second-best? Sparkles!

Bust out your sequined duds, glittered pumps, and blinged out jewelry. From sparkling accessories and beauty finds to the killer party dress, this is a trend that makes every outfit feel special.
Make this trend work at every age with the suggestions below!

 In your 20’s, this is your chance to be fearless. From full sequin dress to Blue Nile’s festive Leaf Chandelier Earrings, play up the trend with bold statement pieces. While it’s fine to incorporate more than one sparkling item at a time, avoid looking like a disco ball by sticking to just one major sparkle item.
Clockwise from top left:
Juicy Couture’s “Viva La Juicy Solid Perfume Necklace”, $48 www.Sephora.com
BB Dakota’s “Derora Sequin Dress”, $100 www.ShopBop.com
Pure Romance’s “Shimmertime”, $12 www.pureromance.com
Blue Nile’s “Leaf Chandelier Earrings”, $30 www.BlueNile.com


      In your 30’s, while your look might not be as loud as in your 20’s, it’s still time to stand out with bold pieces and daring beauty trends. Make heads turn and your date drool with Pure Romance’s edible body bling to highlight your décolleté. 

                                                                  Clockwise from top left:·
Collection XIIX “sequin Circle Scarf”, $34 www.Nordstroms.com
BCBGMAXAZRIA “Reeve” Cap-Sleeve Sequin Dress”, $498 www.Bloomingdales.com
Pure Romance’s “Kissable Body Bling”, $20 www.PureRomance.com
                                                  Enzo’s “Angiolini ‘Tolten’ Slingback Pump” www.Nordstrom.com
        

       In your 40’s, incorporating subtle shimmer, like Boot’s Lip Glace, into your beauty routine is a great age appropriate alternative. Sparking, bold lips provide a festive holiday glow without seeming over the top. 
                                                              Clockwise from top left:
Blue Nile’s “Green Quartz Cocktail Ring”, $130www.BlueNile.com
Kate Spade, $325 www.KateSpade.com
Rachel Zoe’s “Minelli Sequin Top”, $350 www.Bloomingdales.com
                                                          Boots’ “No7 Lip Glace”, $10 www.ShopBootsUSA.com 


            In your 50’s, it’s all about the great accessory. For example, Henri Bendel’s Box Clutch pairs well with almost any outfit and can instantly transform basic cocktail attire into something much more special.
Clockwise from top left:
Henri Bendel’s “Miss Bendel Box Clutch”, $198 www.HenriBendel.com
Pure Romance’s “Shimmering Body Silk”, $18 www.PureRomance.com
Karen Kane’s “Sequin Front Cardigan”, $138 www.KarenKane.com
Blue Nile’s “Carnelian Drop Earring”, $310 www.BlueNile.com