Holiday party accessories—(almost) all under 50 bucks

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Lela Rose for Payless Quincy bow pump, $24.99-
What incredibly festive shoes! I love the idea of wearing them with matte black tights or peeking out from the ... more 
Photo by: payless.com and Payless stores
Lela Rose for Payless Quincy bow pump, $24.99-
What incredibly festive shoes! I love the idea of wearing them with matte black tights or peeking out from the bottom of a pair of wide-legged trousers. less 
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 3:56 PM EDT
It's such a strange time to be thinking about party clothes, right? Part of me just wants to wear jeans for Christmas and New Year's and draw some panic lines on my face. This would more accurately convey how I'm feeling than sparkles and lip gloss. But, ultimately, I love getting dressed up, so I will forge on and be festive. The one thing I am not doing this year is buying a lot of new clothes. It's just not necessary. With a little lift from the right accessories, dresses and skirts and tops from last year can look perfectly good, great even. I've gathered a few above-some of them would also make good gifts.