Happy New Year! Time To Shine On!

Happy New Year!

It’s a time of new hope and fresh starts, a time to shine. Welcome in 2013 the best way you know how, with good friends, good cheer, and great style. Shine on with this winter’s wide array of sparkles, sequins, and metallic finishes, whether it be a touch of sparkle like a crystal-encrusted earring or an all-out firecracker like a sequin mini. Save sparkly dresses for night, but glimmer all day long with metallic accessories like clutches, earrings or pumps. For inspiration, take a cue from Marilyn Monroe and shine on with timeless glamour all year long!

1. Vince Gold All-over Sequin Dress
Glam girl. Light up the night with Vince Camuto’s deceptively simple tunic dress. A loose-fitting bodice with short sleeves leads way into a leg-baring skirt. Embellished all over with gold sequins, this mini sparkles with pumps and minimalist jewelry. Pair with a blazer, booties and tights for cocktail hour.

2. Diane von Furstenberg Gold Tonda Metallic Clutch
Well in hand. Keep the New Year’s sparkle all year long with this simple gold clutch. Metallic leather is formed into a classic rectangular box and then finished with a tubular closure and removable silver link chain.

3. Haute Hippie Embellished Beaded Mini Skirt
Fashion favorite. The metallic skirt stands out as one of my favorite pieces of Winter 2012 because of its unexpected versatility. Pair with a chunky knit, tights and boots by day, than play up with a tank and blazer for night. This chiffon mini has a hidden zipper and intricate sequin patterning.

4. Belle Noel Star Stud Earrings
Star light, star bright. The first stars we see tonight are these stunning earrings. Light up an evening gown or cocktail dress with these star-shaped studs or let them glisten in the sunlight with their crystal centers.

5. Giuseppe Zanotti Metallic Lace Open Toe Pumps
Foot loose and fancy free. Shake off ’12 and dance your way into ’13 with a fashion-forward fusion of lace and metal. These open-toed pumps marry two of last season’s biggest trends for a finish that’s totally 2012. Peep toes with ankle strap and hidden platform.