But for Christmas parties and New Year parties, it's almost de rigueur to pull out your glitziest, glitteriest, most glamourous clothes and jewelry. You know, all those things you hang on to for years, hoping you'll get the chance to wear them at least once. Well, the holidays are here and it's time to break out the goodies!
My jewelry box has lots of stuff that I never wear. I couldn't resist it in the store, or it was a gift that I cherish, or I keep hoping Keanu Reeves will ask me to accompany him to the Academy Awards show and I'll need those showstoppers one day. (hey, a girl can dream!)
But the truth is I have pieces that I'll probably never wear again, simply because I've either outgrown the style or I no longer have that gorgeous sweater or little black dress that the jewelry set went so well with.
But now here it is the holidays once again, and once again I'm contemplating what to wear to the big bash. So I did a little shopping online to find the perfect new little black dress and some jewelry to complement it.
Right off the bat I knew I had found a great new resource for affordable costume jewelry! I couldn't believe the great selection. And the prices!! Even though my budget is always strained to the limit around this time of the year, I still like to "pamper" myself with a few Christmas gifts From Me To Me. Allura Marie has something for everyone, and there are several pieces I'd love to add to my collection!
When I contacted them about the possibility of a review, they said yes! Woo-hoo! Jodanna (isn't that a lovely name? unique too!) was kind enough to let me choose a bracelet to review. She also offered a $25 gift certificate to Allura Marie for one of my readers. But more on that in a minute...because first I want to show you the beautiful pieces I received.
this bracelet to review. Here it is on their website, by the way -
So anyway that's what I was expecting. But when I opened the boxes, here's what I saw...
Wow!! These pieces are simply gorgeous! Photos don't do them justice. You really have to see them with your own eyes to appreciate them.
But I took a few photos anyway, just to give you an idea -
I can't wait to wear these this holiday season! Should I save them for New Year's Eve? What do you think?
And what do you think of the other products at Allura Marie? What would you choose for your glitzy glamourous shindig this season? I'd really love to know! My tastes run to the unique, and as you can see I love the combination of black and silver. But I'd love to know what you love!
Remember I mentioned earlier about a $25 gift certificate to Allura Marie? Wowie-zowie! One lucky Shady Lady reader will be able to select a $25 or under item for free or will get a very nice discount toward a larger purchase! It's up to you!
Got a Twilight fan that you need the perfect Christmas gift for? In celebration of the release of Twilight: Eclipse, save 25% on all Twilight inspired jewelry at Allura Marie Couture Jewelry! PLUS GET FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS!!
Giveaway ends midnight CST Wednesday December 15. Hopefully that will still be plenty of time to get your order to you by Christmas. But hurry!!
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Disclaimer: I was provided a sample from Allura Marie gratis in exchange for providing an unbiased review of the product. (Thanks Jodanna!) No other monetary consideration was involved, and my review was not influenced in any way.