Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Not Your Average Black Party Dress!

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The holidays are upon us, which means lots of fun excuses to get dressed up (and get drunk). But if you are going to make one pre-new years resolution this year it should be this (say it out loud with me): “I will NOT wear a little black dress to this years’ holiday parties.
There – don’t you feel better now?
What is with the black dress every year? There are so many options, especially this year! Options in ‘so bright you may need sunglasses to talk to me but I sure do stand out in a crowd’ colors. And the best part is? Unlike the celebs above, you don’t need to spend your life savings on a dress. We all know they get hot cider spilled on them at the party, anyways.
Need another reason to give up on black this year? How about the fact that you will finally be able to distinguish this year’s holiday photos from every other year you spent in the same drab dresses?! I knew you’d see the (bright) light.
And I am here to help. This week I bring you: Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Not Your Average Black Party Dress.

Here are some fabulous bright blue dress options that won’t break the bank. All are equally cute, unique and (say it with me) NOT BLACK!


You can glam it up with a pair of killer heels, or take the cute-yet-comfortable approach with a hot pair of flats (which will look just divine with a pair of black tights if you need to keep warm!). Just do not do the Meester and opt for white pumps this time of year.



Wear the black one as a clutch or throw the chain over your shoulder when holding your drink becomes more important than holding your bag. Or add even more fabulosity to the look by pairing the dress with this gold bag. (Unless, of course, your dress has sequins, in which case you you may end up looking like my grandma circa 1992.)


It is a special evening, so special jewels are in order. You could go with some hot earrings or a great necklace, but I think cocktail rings are the way to go. Who doesn’t love the glamour of an oversized ring? It is the perfect amount of bling to look glamorous without going overboard.

Bettie Page, A Sexual Icon, Dies
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