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5 must-have embellished holiday fashions

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5 must-have embellished holiday fashions

By: Canadian Living

For most, the Christmas season is the most wonderful time of year. For me, not so much. I am a self-professed Grinch, so the holiday itself doesn't excite me. Rather, it's the shopping opportunities that give me butterflies. To specify, it's not the act of shopping for gifts for others—I'm a Grinch, remember—but rather for myself. My name is Julia and I'm a sparkle and embellishment addict and this is the most magical time of year to indulge. Good news for glitter aficionados: From mid November to January, stores are jampacked with over-the-top statement pieces, from accessories to dresses and everywhere in between. These items are reasonably priced and are only available in this small window during the holidays. Here are my top five picks. If one of these embellished pieces catches your eye, hold out on making a purchase until Black Friday—or Cyber Monday. AnnTaylor Embellished Nordic-inspired sweater, $176,  anntaylor.com When it comes to this sweater, opposites attract. This muted blue boiled wool sweater is taken to the next level of glitz with its brilliant bejewelled neckline. HM Mermaid-esque green sequin skirt, $60, hm.com/ca. A knee-length sequin-embroidered mesh pencil skirt is the perfect replacement for your go-to LBD while you're working the holiday party circuit, or just a special occasion. In my magpie eyes, nothing beats a good day sequin. Loft White dress shirt with a hint of bling, $70, loft.com. Nothing beats a classic white button down, unless of course it's embellished with rhinestones. Own the boy-meets-girl look by pairing this top with a tuxedo jacket, slim black cropped slacks and a patent pair of oxfords. MichaelKors Sequined lace and feather trimmed dress, $395, michaelkors.com. When it comes to this little black dress from Michael Michael Kors, more is most definitely better. This long-sleeved frock is a triple threat featuring feathers, sequins and lace! zara Sequined dress, $100, zara.com. A '60s print found in mini sequins gives this short frock a timeless elegance. Modernize the look—and give your legs a little more coverage—with a pair of slim-fit black trousers and pair of magenta pumps.  
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5 must-have embellished holiday fashions

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