2012 is just about over… and I can’t pretend I’m sad about it. To say it wasn’t my best year on record would be a minor massive understatement. That said, I am really looking forward to bidding this year adieu. Doing so will, of course, require a festive frock. Last year I provided the alternative to a sequin stunner, but who am I kidding? I love shiny things. (I also love miniature horses and champagne cocktails). Give me a reason to add glitter and I’ll gladly take you up on it. New Year’s Eve is the perfect occasion to shine, so dust off those paillettes and party hats, the countdown to midnight has begun.
Spring and summer 2012 brought us colored and printed denim… so what precisely does the fall have in store for us in the way of denim? Brace yourselves… if brands have it their way… everyday is going to be a party. Aww sookie sookie now. Denim takes a cue from the disco era with metallic shades ranging from pure platinum to glamorous gold.
I want to say that I like it because as I think about it, I’m picturing the likes of Gisele and Miranda channeling their 70’s disco divas in shiny jeans and feathered hair, but then I remember that 98% of the population does not resemble that of a super model. This is when I start to think about ol’ Sally over there, three cubicles down sporting the trend and all of a sudden it’s anything but appealing (kind of like the tuna fish sandwich she’s chowing down on). This is most definitely one of those trends that could either be le freak c’est chic or just totally lay a gasser…
It was recently brought to my attention that not every woman is interested in decking herself out from head to toe in sequins, glitter, and sparkles. I know. I can hardly believe it myself. Why would you not want to risk damaging the eyes of those around you with the blinding glimmer of your festive frock? Mind boggling really. Well, anyway, if you are one of the lovely ladies who is just not feeling all that glitters, it would prove to be somewhat difficult to navigate the racks and racks of embellished, beaded, and rhinestoned attire. Lucky for you, I’ve found some absolutely cocktail party appropriate frocks with nary a sequin in sight.
Alright, so maybe you aren’t the sequin dress wearing type, but you still want to sparkle and shimmer this New Year’s Eve. Don’t fret my pet. There are plenty of ways to add a little glimmer to your get up without going overboard. Here are several creative options starting with the most obvious: