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Shine like the North Star

24 Dec

Who says you have to save sparkles for New Year’s Eve?  Certainly not ABIB!

I should probably warn you that some of these looks are NOT Midnight Mass or Christmas Eve church program appropriate – but if you are going to the annual see-and-be-seen Christmas Eve party at the “Smith’s” or celebrating with a new love at a fancy restaurant, then these little numbers are the perfect inspirations.  (I use the word inspiration because these looks are from the Spring 2012 runways…not available to us quite yet!)

Red sparkle pants! Perfect for this HO-HO-HO-Holiday! Alternatively, you could winterize the look with a sweater up top. Antonio Berardi Spring 2012

Who doesn't want to look like a snowflake this time of year? I also love the sequined jacket with the second look in the background. Chanel RTW Spring 2012

Going on a Christmas Eve date? Look "sweet" in this gingerbread house inspired cocktail dress. Pucci Spring 2012

Yes - this is a touch dressy for the average Christmas Eve celebration. That said, I am certain that Zara has a skirt very similar to these fish scale sequins right now, and it would be darling if paired with a crisp, perfectly fitted white button up shirt. Maybe throw in a few colored bangles too. Emanuel Ungaro Spring 2012

Work with me on this one....I realize that there is A LOT going on here. But my inspiration take-away for a fun Christmas Eve look is pairing Kelly green and silver sparkles. This could be done with a simple green pencil skirt (I have seen them at multiple retail outlets) and a shimmery silver sweater. Black lacquered accessories would add a needed bit of edge. Manish Arora Spring 2012

Who doesn't love a shiny gold package at Christmas? While this one is quite "slinky" for the occasion - I love gold at a holiday party. Also, shiny little numbers like this can always be toned down with a fitted black blazer or a sweet winter white cardigan. A pretty ballet flat is another way to take it down a notch...although you know how difficult that is for me to suggest! Obviously, a heel is a lady-leg's best friend. Pucci Spring 2012

Snow bunny anyone? Again - these looks are far too formal for the majority of people on this night, but I wanted to use it as an example of winter white. White is such an angelic color. What better night to wear it? But I should warn you to wear it cautiously...you don't want to end up looking like you are supposed to be at the Annual Tacky Christmas Party. Giorgio Armani RTW Spring 2012

Merry Christmas, God Bless, and Happy Sparkles!

I would love to see what you do end up wearing to your Holiday Parties.  If you send me pics…I will post them!

Images courtesy of www.style.com

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