Style Update: Holiday sparkle style

posted on: Saturday, 12 November 2016

Of course I'm excited for Christmas for all the usual reasons: Egg Nog, Ice Skating, snow! But if I'm being entirely honest, there is a part of me that gets a bit giddy thinking about the party season. I can remember a time when I felt less excited about the whole holiday party circuit, mainly because I couldn't get over that idea of needing a new outfit for every single event. Not only was American Express bill growing astronomically, I also found myself wearing things once or buying something for one occasion and never seeing said ensemble again. Then came a holiday party in Manhattan and the meeting of a fashion mastermind who handed down to me a piece of style advice that will forever be a favorite. She said this: keep you closet stocked with simple black dresses, ones that fit and flatter, and let your accessories be your sparkle. Translate: Don't worry so much about the clothes, just bling yourself up to the nines. An accessorizes hound was born. 

While I don't use this advice for everyday wear and tear, I put it into play in a major way for the months of November and December, where holiday parties rule the schedule and the question of "what to wear" burns at the forefront of my mind. This year, I'm once again stocking up on accessories and I found a true gem, that I'll be wearing to death, on Farfetch. It is the captain of all statement necklaces, technically speaking it's the snake of all statement necklaces. It's Shourouk and I must admit I received it last month and it's already seen two outings, pre holiday season kick off. Which is, of course, why I had to share the knowledge that this beauty exists and is begging to slither it's way into your closet for a bit of sparkle this holiday season!

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