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Diamonds & denim: blame it on celebs, who've managed to turn the red carpet blue with glammed-up denim. Sequins, fun fur, funky heels, leopard prints, a bevy of brooches--the possibilities are endless. Holiday parties get happenin' when you mix denim with dazzle.

WELL SUITED

A coordinating denim blazer makes your favorite jeans look more grown up.

Stretch denim blazer, $59, XOXO. Jeans with velvet belt, $42, Paris Blues. T-shirt, $38, Troo Designs, Earrings, $8, girlprops.com. Bracelet with purse charms, $45, and big ring, $20, Baubleworks. Fashion boots, $30, Bumper by Best Fit.

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BEST BEAUTY BET

Put your lips on red alert! Nothing says holiday more than a satiny yet subtle crimson stain.

Jelly Pong Pong Supermodel Stain, $20, beauty.com

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BEST BEAUTY BET

Casually glamorous clothes need casually glamorous hair. Show off a great neckline by throwing your hair up in a loose, soft pony, or coax hair into soft, flowing curls with a wide-barrel curling iron.

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TOP THIS!

Something soft and sweet on top is the perfect complement to jeans.

Left: Faux fur-trim sweater, $30, Hecht's. Jeans with jeweled belt, $42, Paris Blues. Betty Boop earrings, $12, Fantas-Eyes. Shoulder bag, $95, Baubleworks. Right: Shrug, $25, Lani. Strapless floral's tunic, $25, Hecht's. Cropped jeans, $24, 5-7-9 Shops. Betty Boop necklace, $16, Fantas-Eyes. Bracelet, $20 Baubleworks.

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NIGHT VISION

Balance a leg-baring mini with a less minimal top and a dazzling brooch at your neck. Want more sparkle? Morn won't mind your mini if you've got glittery tights underneath!

Asymmetrical neckline top, $22, Heart Soul. Denim mini, $69, GUESS?. Loop Jewels, $30, gemgear.com. Brooch, $17, Stephan & Co. Rings, $15 each, GUESS? at Hecht's. Earrings, $6, girlprops.com. Clutch bag, $14, Loop.

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BEST BEAUTY BET

Got whirls of curls? For extra frizz control and definition, work a finishing cream into ends. Try Culture Wrap and Smooth Creme, $5, drugstores.

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GLITTER GIRL

Want instant versatile glamour? Seek out sequins! This layering piece is a bargain and looks adorable under a cardigan or blazer for parties and shines on its own with jeans.

Tank. $18, and earrings, $7, girlprops.com.

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BEST BEAUTY BET

Want to really make your eyes sparkle? Apply a single rhinestone (look for loose gems in the nail section of your drugstore) then carefully apply to the inner corner with eyelash glue.

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GO SHORT!

Capris aren't just for summer anymore. Cropped, cuffed denim shows off sweet sandals and the latest new trend: sandal socks! Remember--wide cuffs can shorten legs so the shorter your legs, the smaller the cuffs.

Poncho, $69, and lace top, $35, JLo by Jennifer Lopez, Cropped and cuffed jeans, $30, Paris Blues. Earrings, $7, girlprops.com. Flip-flops, $16, and sandal socks, $9, sanuk.com.

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BEST BEAUTY BET

Decorate your up 'do with glitter flower barrettes.

Flower barrettes, $14 each, Wallflower by Faigie.

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CHEETAH GIRLS

Hello, kitty! Feline prints prowled the fall runways. Swap your boxy, boyish denim jacket for a more feminine blazer, or glam up with a fur collar--so cute over something bare. Then add a kittenish boot, cami or bag.

Left: Jacket, $68, It Jeans. Leopard cami, $32, JLo Lingerie by Jennifer Lopez. Cotton pants, $59, XOXO. Earrings, $20, and rings, $20 each, Baubleworks. Clutch handbag, $18, Amici Accessories. Right: Denim jacket with removable faux fur collar, $48, Paris Blues. Strapless ruffle dress, $60, Lani. Feather-and-bead earrings, $45, Baubleworks. Key chain on jacket, $18, Elissa Bloom Designs. Leopard boots, $159, Carlos by Carlos Santana.

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BEST BEAUTY BET

Fresh from the fall shows! Smooth your hair into a low part, and add a jeweled barrette then curl ends with a wide-barrel curling iron.

Barrette, $17, girlprops.com.

OLD SCHOOL

Denim does the vintage vibe right. Look for a belted jacket to layer over acute cami, then add a brooch to keep your look young and fun. Paisley prints look perfect when mixed with pretty pocket jeans and a very girlie gold belt.

Left: Belted jacket, $48, Lani, $28, Self-Esteem. Mini, $39, It Jeans. Brooch $26, Adia Kibur Designs. Right: top, $28, Self-Esteem. Jeans with gold belt, $38, Paris Blues, Heart print clutch bag, $28, Split. Earings, $30, Baubleworks. Hair clip, $28. Wallflower by Faigie.

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BORROW FROM THE BOYS

Button-downs boring? Not when you can wrap a simple white shirt and secure with some, granny bling!

Stretch cotton. French cuff shirt with rhinestone cufflinks, $28, Old Navy. Rhinestone buckle stretch jeans, $69, XOXO Velvet fedora, $25, Dorfman Pacific. Cluster brooch, $26, Adia Kibur Designs. Red brooch, $13, Stephan & Co.

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BEST BEAUTY BET

Keep your face feminine with icy lavender liner and glossy pink lips.

Tony & Tina Herbal Charkohl Liner in Awareness, $16, tonytina.com. CoverGirl Wet Slicks Crystals in Tutu, $5.50, drugstores.

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Styling by Suzin Boddiford. assisted by Jasmen Davis.

Hair by Dean Krapf for Lumiere Salon.

Makeup by Richard Bernal T.H.E Artist Agency.

Shot on location at ONE.
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