Saturday, December 7, 2013
Holiday Gifts Under $60: ‘Tis the Sparkle Season
There’s something about re-living all my favorite holiday traditions that brings out the girl in me and makes my spirits bright. Is that the reason I have such a craving for all things glittery, shiny, twinkly and sparkly at this time of year? Or is it because everywhere I look I see sequin, rhinestone, jewels, and metal accents? Just this week, I gave an over 50 girlfriend a set of iPhone 4s accessories studded with pink crystals for her birthday (above) ($45) (there's a purple set for the iPhone 5). I couldn't stop giggling as I wrapped it. Have I lost my mind? It's at least debatable. For now, I submit for your review some of favorite shiny and sparkly accessories under $60 for you or for an over 50 girlfriend.
When styling sequins, rhinestones, jewels and metals, I prefer a spraying of bright accents to a drenching. The last thing I want to do is look like my Christmas tree’s long, lost twin. Sparkly accessories are a fun and festive way to add something sparkly without being blinded. At this time of year, the possibilities seem unlimited. I love the…
LOFT Bronze Sequin Mini Pouch ($19.50)
Natasha Couture 'Snake Sequin' Box Clutch Gold/ Black ($48.00)
Jessica McClintock 'Moroccan Print' Metallic Mesh Clutch ($42.00)
LOFT Jeweled Sparkle Stretch Belt ($39.50)
It's a little silly for me to even include jewelry. The marketplace for shiny, glittery, jeweled baubbles is so vast. However, here are a few well-priced pieces that caught my eye. Do you know some with tiny wrists? The stretch bracelets are my favorite solution for small wrists.
Ann Taylor Cocktail Bow Bracelet ($39.50)
Noir Jewelry Oval Cocktail Ring (was $85.00, now $59.50)
Adia Kibur Cascading Earrings ($35.00)
Ann Taylor Sequin Gator ($59.50)
Roffe Accessories 'Confetti' Infinity Scarf ($38.00)
Betsey Johnson Sequin Wrap ($44.00)
Jones New York Sparkle Wrap ($49.00)
Deepa Gurnani Antique Crystal Hair Clip ($36.00)
L. Erickson Jeweled Spanish Barrette ($54.00)
ARE YOU SPARKLING THIS SEASON?