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Screen shot 2010-12-19 at 11.27.56 PM.pngWe love glitter, sparkles, and shimmer - we really do. But the whole sequins trend is getting a little out of control, and we’re afraid that every girl is going to show up looking like a disco ball on New Year’s Eve. If you want to stand out from the crowd, tone down the glitz and turn up your style with some of these fabulously unique options from Stanton James:

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From top left: Carmelita Couture Suede Open Back Dream Dress, $390; Natalia Romano Asymmetrical Ruched Dress, $209; Stone Cold Fox Bardot Dress, $194; Chelsea Sutrisno Rhodes Dress, $259; Elaine Kim Beata SIlk Dress, $415; and Jesica Milton Negative Space Dress, $379.
Still haven’t finished your holiday shopping? That doesn’t mean it’s too late to get your loved ones something unique. Here are four great gifts we found on Etsy for all you procrastinators:


Hand-dyed silk wrap bracelet in burnt sienna, $38 - these bracelets are beautiful yet simple. Just pick the receiver’s favorite color!


Dusty pink and Ivory Daisy Hairpins, $10 - The perfect last-minute stocking stuffer.


Pale wheat fingerless mitts recycled wool, $25 - Your Blackberry-addicted workaholic friend will love these, because she won’t have to take off her gloves to answer emails!


Chunky cowl circle with buttons, $38 - Who doesn’t love a scarf? It’s the no-fail, go-to gift for everyone on your list. We love that this cozy pick will keep the wearer ultra-warm and stylish with statement oversized buttons. Screen shot 2010-12-16 at 7.55.47 PM.png

aa-jg03-first-shotb.jpgNew e-commerce site is like heaven for indie jewelry lovers. The site recently launched in October and focuses solely on emerging designers. They offer a carefully edited selection of hand crafted and distinctive jewelry, all of which meets high standards in design, craftmanship, quality materials, and distinguished artistry. You won’t find anything mass-produced here! We especially love these pieces:
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MELIEBIANCO_BAG_CAMEL_1.jpgThis high quality, faux leather statement bag from Melie Bianco is sure to be a hit. The trendy camel color and luxe gold-colored chain strap give a functional tote some stylish appeal. And at only $94, how can you resist? 

Melie Bianco Laura Shoulder Bag in Camel, $94 at
lagarconnelouthumb.pngOne of our favorite designer shopping websites, La Garconne, recently launched an in-house sweater collection called Lou. The line consists of classic silhouettes made from 100% luxurious cashmere. These sweaters are a splurge, starting at $325, but we’d live in them all winter long! Shop the collection at


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