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Shawna Nadelman is a Gemini vegetarian who enjoys long walks on the beach and curling up on the couch to take in the latest episode of, well anything on Bravo. The staff at Trader Joe’s (the Encinitas location) know her by name. She can spout off almost any celebrity’s dating history, refer to Friends episodes in daily conversation and would give anything to marry a man like Coach Eric Taylor (of Friday Night Lights). She’s never met a ruffle, oversized flower or horizontal stripe that she didn't love and though her entire wardrobe hails from J.Crew and Anthropologie, she'll never buy an item at full price (momma loves a good sale!). Sure, some may argue she's the whitest gal they know, but (surprise!) she's fluent in Spanish and left a part of her heart in Madrid, Spain after a summer abroad in college. Her family is her everything and she certainly does not deserve her friends. Left to her own devices, she could probably finish off a jar of peanut/almond butter in one sitting.

Sparkle And Shine In These Holiday 2012 Looks

In my usual perusal, I recently found the following quote on Pinterest: “Don’t let anyone ever dull your sparkle.”

And while this sentiment was probably referring to your inner sparkle, around this time of year, it most certainly encompasses your wardrobe, too. So don’t let the tinsel, Christmas lights, or even the New Year’s Ball monopolize all the shine this season. Let your clothing and accessories in on all of the fun and sparkle on in any of the following wardrobe worthy options.

Sparkle on top with any of these stunning designs that are sure to take your outfit from dull to dazzling.

Rebecca Taylor Glitter Print Peplum Top | $265 | (Photo credit: Rebecca Taylor)

Aerie Shine T | $39.95 | (Photo credit: Polyvore)

Aerie Shine T | $39.95 | (Photo credit: Polyvore)

J.Crew Sequined Wool Sweater | $175 | (Photo credit: The Outnet)

J.Crew Sequined Wool Sweater | $175 | (Photo credit: The Outnet)

By Malene Birger Black/Gold Allover Sequined V-Back Top | $630 | (Photo credit: StyleBop)

By Malene Birger Black/Gold Allover Sequined V-Back Top | $630 | (Photo credit: StyleBop)

Marc Jacobs Pink Flower Lame Blouse | $650 | (Photo credit: SSense)

Marc Jacobs Pink Flower Lame Blouse | $650 | (Photo credit: SSense)

Alice + Olivia Cena Rhinestone Crewneck Sweater | $330 | (Photo credit: Alice + Olivia)

Alice + Olivia Cena Rhinestone Crewneck Sweater | $330 | (Photo credit: Alice + Olivia)

Because everyone should own a pair of party pants, dress up your lower half in any of the following tinsel inspired trousers.

J.Crew Collection Cafe Capril in Windowpane | $398 | (Photo credit: J.Crew)

Dallin Chase Sequin-Pattern Pants | $255 | (Photo credit: Caig)

Dallin Chase Sequin-Pattern Pants | $255 | (Photo credit: Caig)

Lanvin Sequin-Print Silk Tapered Pants | $545.03 | (Photo credit: The Outnet)

Reiss Carrie Sparkle Black Sequin Leggins | $180 | (Photo credit: Reiss)

Free People Jaunt Disco Sequin Harem Pant | $229.95| (Photo credit: Free People)

Free People Jaunt Disco Sequin Harem Pant | $229.95| (Photo credit: Free People)

Looking to stand out in a crowd? Your sparkle won’t be dulled if worn as a sequin-covered dress or skirt, both options perfect for ringing in 2013!

Alice + Olivia Nicky Sequin Asymmetrical Dress | $597 | (Photo credit: Polyvore)

Dress the Population Ellen Floral-Sequin Dress | $275 | (Photo credit: Neiman Marcus)

Collette Dinnigan Sunset Sequined Cap Sleeve Silk Dress | $1725 | (Photo credit: StyleBop)

Calypso St. Barth Nannie Sequin Knit Maxi Dress | $750 | (Photo credit: Calypso St. Barth)

J.Crew Collection Sequin Tweed Pencil Skirt | $250 | (Photo credit: J.Crew)

Madewell Sequin Mini | $118 | (Photo credit: Madewell)

J.Crew Collection No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Houndstooth Sequin | $695 | (Photo credit: J.Crew)

Donna Karan Gold All-Over Sequined Skirt | $657 | (Photo credit: StyleBop)

Oscar de la Renta Metallic Tweed Embellished Skirt | $2490 | (Photo credit: Neiman Marcus)

From pumps to flats to ankle booties, there are  plenty of options for adding some shine to your footwear.

Ann Taylor Vivi Glitter Ballet Flats | $119 | (Photo credit: Ann Taylor)

Madewell The Teddy Loafer in Glitter | $126.50 | (Photo credit: Madewell)

Kate Spade New York Charm Slingback Pump | $325 | (Photo credit: Nordstrom)

Phillip Plein Sparkle-Crystal and Leather Platform Pump | $1980 | (Photo credit: Forzieri Italia)

Taylor Say’s Blue Freddie Turquoise | $269.99 | (Photo credit: Heels.com)

Jeffrey Campbell Lita Platform Boot | $230 | (Photo credit: Motel)

Alice + Olivia Doris Pointed-Toe Metallic Bootie | $395 | (Photo credit: Bergdorf Goodman)

Alice + Olivia Doris Pointed-Toe Metallic Bootie | $395 | (Photo credit: Bergdorf Goodman)

Hoping for only a touch of sparkle? Punch up your ensemble with a shiny accessory instead -a sequin-adorned clutch, a bling-bling neck bauble, or a glimmering headband.

Jimmy Choo Canisa Gold Sequin Clutch | $765 | (Photo credit: Polyvore)

Edie Parker Flavia Jean Geo Clutch | $1295 | (Photo credit: Lyst)

J.Crew Flower Lattice Necklace | $225 | (Photo credit: J.Crew)

Kate Spade New York Kaleidoball Encrusted Statement Necklace | $398 |  (Photo credit: Zappos Couture)

Kate Spade New York Kaleidoball Encrusted Statement Necklace | $398 | (Photo credit: Zappos Couture)

Jennifer Behr Ivory Crystal Chiffon Headband | $621 | (Photo credit: Boutique1)

Jennifer Behr Ivory Crystal Chiffon Headband | $621 | (Photo credit: Boutique1)

Cara Accessories 'Jewel Sparkle' Tweed Head Wrap | $48 | (Photo credit: Nordstrom)

Cara Accessories ‘Jewel Sparkle’ Tweed Head Wrap | $48 | (Photo credit: Nordstrom)

However you decide to sparkle this season, go out in confidence. No one should ever put a damper on your sparkle -that goes for your wardrobe and in life, too.

Shine on, shine on.

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