1. Look festive fast!


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    Holiday dressing-up isn’t as easy as it used to be now that no one really “dresses up” any more. The last thing you want to do is look like you tried too hard – or not at all. It can be tricky to dress for an office party, or an evening when you have two events to attend.


    Adriana Orsini Leaf Drop Earrings are a lot of sparkle for under $50



    The secret to looking fetchingly festive in this situation is to add a dash of sparkle or drama to your most luxe tailored basics.


    Adding a sexy pair of sandals, or a chunky heeled boot, with sheer black hose takes matching neutrals up a notch.BBrianAtwoodTira

    B Brian Atwood Tira Leather Sandal Platform Heels

     $140 www.lordandtaylor.com


    Use your touch of shimmer to play up your best features. Earrings draw attention to pretty eyes, while a belt will show off a tiny waist.