Holiday Guide: Cocktail Party Sparkle

by - Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Today I'm teaming up with Macy's and ShopStyle to feature a fun shopping guide for their Holiday Spotlight page. My theme is Cocktail Party Sparkle.

I immediately envisioned sequins, metallics, and diamonds when the word "sparkle" comes to mind. If there's one time out of the year to wear a sequined dress without standing out like a sore thumb, the holidays are it. It makes such a statement that I'd keep accessories to a minimum and/or toned down. If a sequined dress is too flashy, choosing the right accessories would certainly transform an outfit into one that is suitable for holiday festivities. A simple dress can be dressed up with a sparkly clutch and/or metallic heels and jewelry. For an even more subtle, but still sparkly look, I like options such as metallic lace and threading, "shiny" fabrics like satin, or colorful gemstones.

For me personally, I find that as I'm getting older, I'm preferring more of an understated look. I'm drawn to feminine lace, sparkly statement necklaces, trendy metallic heels, and also all-things in jewel tone colors. Below are my 10 favorite "sparkle" picks from Macy's for a cocktail party:

Macy's x ShopStyle Holiday Spotlight: Cocktail Party Sparkle
1. Charter Club crystal drama necklace ($54) / 2. Adrianna Papell sleeveless lace sheath dress ($179) / 3. Style&co. gold-tone green stone textured teardrop earrings ($16) / 4. Material Girl Vamm sandals $49.99) / 5. Michael Kors Collection limited edition nail gift set ($36) / 6. Tahari by ASL sleeveless beaded jacquard cutout dress ($148) / 7. Style&co. Gabriella sequins minaudiere clutch ($26.98) / 8. Material Girl tri-tone bangle bracelet set ($5.99) / 9. Ivanka Trump Blair shoulder clutch ($125) / 10. Adrienne Vittadini Canby pumps ($69.99)

Head on over to Macy's holiday spotlight page to see the rest of the items I picked out for my Cocktail Party Sparkle guide. Also, be sure to check out all the other holiday guides here!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Macy's and ShopStyle. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Great picks!! Love holiday sparkle!

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

  2. Wow!!! Really very nice pics. Thanks for your post on thank giving day. Have a wonderful thanksgiving!!!!

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