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Look your best at holiday parties -- affordably

Aly Walansky is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City. She lives with her two Shorkie-Tzus, Scarlette and Max, and a display of pink polka-dot-themed home decor -- not to mention a selection of flavored vodka. Check out he...

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Are you feeling Christmas cheer yet? How about Christmas FEAR? Chances are, you plan to attend your office party this week. Now the big question is — what will you wear? Consider these affordable ways to look great at holiday parties.

Just add sequins

There's something magical about sequins. They have the ability to make any outfit look more festive. Add them to your party look through an affordable top like the Boat Neck Sequin Tunic from Plus, get happy: It's on sale for $45.

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Slip on red heels

Nothing says you're ready to toss back some eggnog like a pair of red satin heels. Thankfully you can buy a cute pair of Mossimo peep toe pumps at for just $16 and still have plenty of money left over for your dad's Christmas gift.

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Have fun with socks

Men may not be able to add sequins or slip on red heels, but they can still show some holiday cheer. Rock an unexpected pair of Christmas socks along with a great suit. The Candy Cane Christmas Socks, $11 from, will be the hit of the holiday bash.

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Try faux fur

Here's something soft and warm to include in your holiday outfit: the Faux Fur Neckwarmer. It's just $25 at Ann Taylor Loft, but you'll have to head to the store to find this hot accessory because it's sold out online.

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Decorate your lips

Add some red to your lips with the mini lipstick set from Ultra Flesh at For $29 you'll get three perfect shades of red in two finishes: matte and gloss. With these lips, you may find yourself under the mistletoe quite a bit.

Budget bodacious

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