As mamas, sometimes the only sparkle we get to wear with any real regularity is what sticks to our shirts from our kids’ glitter-and-glue projects. And while we obviously love our kiddos’ creations, it’s nice to have some purposefully placed glitter every once in a while…like the holidays! We love these beautiful baubles–holiday jewelry that’s sparkly, fun, and all costs less than $50. -Lexi
[DON'T MISS AN AWESOME JEWELRY GIVEAWAY (WORTH MORE THAN $50!) AFTER THE JUMP]
Proof that holiday jewelry need not reference the snowman pin your great-aunt Maude wears to Christmas dinner every year: this It Girl Collar from Baublebar, a fun take on one of this season’s hottest trends. ($36).
I love this Star Gazer Ring
($28) from Top Shop
, which is as close to taking the star off the top of the tree and wrapping it around your finger. Only much prettier. And infinitely more comfortable.
How lovely is the Rose Disco Cuff
lovely. And it’s $52–but you get $10 off if you sign up for Baublebar’s newsletter, so if ever there was a perfect time to become a subscriber, this is it.
If simple, shiny gold hoops are good… then a whole bunch
of simple, shiny gold hoops–like these Quinn Earrings
from Charm & Chain
–must be better, right? Yes. Especially when they’re on sale for $44. And this is a shop where not much is under $50. Grab them while you can.
Also at Charm & Chain, a big, colorful crystal cocktail ring
in three different colors. Any of them will make a little black dress sexily festive. Or festively sexy? (On sale for $35!)
Just in case you think “red and gold” can only equal “fancy wrapping paper,” these ruby drop earrings
($26) prove that the colors can get fancy in a very wearable (and very pretty) way.
Love this two-tone swirly ring
from Max and Chloe
($40)–with all that shiny gold and cubic zirconias, it’s like it has
double the sparkle. And it’s just enough of a conversation piece that it
could give you something to talk about at any awkward holiday party.
And you just know
there will be at least one of those.
I absolutely adore the rich, shiny color in these Anne Koplik drop earings designed exclusively for Ideeli
($39.99), and found in their Swarovski Elements Sale. Use CMP’s membership link
, which will give you access if you’re not already a member.
If you want something festive but not too flashy, the black leather on these House of Harlow sunburst button earrings
by Nicole Richie (at Nordstrom
for $30) adds an unexpected–and undoubtedly cool–edge to shiny gold.
Ooh, these mod glitter bracelets
from Betsey Johnson at Zappos
($40 for the pair) are a fun way to add those “pops of color” that magazines always talk about.
Every mama needs a pair of statement earrings–especially when that statement is “I’m exceedingly fabulous.” These pave drop earrings
($34) say it pretty nicely, don’t you think?
Congratulations to our winner, Ysroel Y! She won a Swarovski Heet Ombre Bracelet courtesy of Ideeli.
EXTRA-COOL: WIN IT!: We’re so happy that Ideeli has offered up a Swarovski Heet Ombre Bracelet ($140 value) just for one of our readers. If you win it will be free for you–so that counts as under $50, right?
To enter, email email@example.com by midnight THURSDAY (12/6) with IDEELI BRACELET in the subject and answer this question: Name 3 of the latest sales at Ideeli going on right now. We’ll draw one CMP reader at random, US only please. Good luck!