It’s about that time to make the rounds of holiday parties and don your best (and most slimming) apparel to impress the in-laws and other relatives. Not to mention sequins and rhinestones are just hot right now. (How convenient!) I love InStyle magazine for its inspiring look-book pages, but sometimes a girl just can’t drop $2K on a fancy pair of shoes, no matter how hot they make her calves look. Let’s look at some alternatives, yes?
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Now, these Dannijo cuffs are gorgeous, but at $268 and $245, you wonder if you might be able to buy an entire outfit! It’s amazing what you can find at etsy.com. Support small businesses and artists by purchasing these equally gorgeous and truly unique pieces. The simple leather cuff with the flower is made from a recycled leather belt. You can order this cuff by CowgirlsAreForever for only $27.50. The leather and rhinestone cuff is by Heather Jean Skalwold (KickshawCurio) and is only $45. Wow! I can buy something with ruffles and it doesn’t cost $100 extra.
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This Farragamo shoe would cost you a whopping $1,890. Enough said. OR you could buy all 3 pairs of these…7 times. The Monet-15 Sexy High Heel Shoes by Pleaser have a glamourous chandelier effect going on for only $77.45. The RSVP pumps are $72.14 and come with free shipping. And if you really do need a well-known designer label, these darling Betsey Johnson peep-toes are only $119.70.

More on this later.  I haven’t even shown you the purse and the other jewelry I found!
(Certain photos courtesy of InStyle Magazine.)

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