Last-Minute New Year’s Magic

Need a little last-minute magic to ring in the New Year? Step into your stand-by “LBD” ~ and little blog will add just the right touch of sparkle!


A smoky eye, bright red lips, a light dusting of illuminating powder (like this favorite from Laura Mercier), and a few well-chosen accessories are all you need.

Statement necklaces have been huge for the past several seasons. But if you’re still not sure about big, blingy neckwear, let’s put the twinkle on your toes.

Leave the basic black leather pumps on the shelf and opt for something with fun texture and embellishments ~ like these:


Pay attention to the details (remember, if you’re not wearing the sparkle up high, you must wear it down low). Feathers, sequins, bows, and gemstones are a must ~ done up in brilliant colors!


If there’s not a whole lot to choose from in your closet, consider adding a brooch or clip earrings to a basic satin or suede shoe.


And, while it’s probably too late to break out the glue gun, it’s possible (and surprisingly easy) to weave ribbons through shoe cut-outs or loop them under and around your heel before tying a simple bow.

Grab a pretty clutch or small bling bag and you’re ready to go. Think “crystals, beads, shiny metals, and saturated hues” done up in an easy-to-carry package. Here are a few of our favorite options:


You’ll need just one thing more to complete your ensemble…. A smile! Why not? It’s guaranteed to elevate your look and your spirits!

Wishing you a very Happy 2014!
…a little blog told me


  1. Kelli says

    LOVE the idea of clip on earrings to spice up your shoes!!

  2. Lynn says

    Doing the earring thing right now! I found an old pair of pearl cluster clip-ons in my jewelry box and sassed up my black heels!

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