Crystal Clear

Carol Channing, Broadway singer and actress extraordinaire, taught us that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. As a professional woman, you know that looking your best doesn’t mean spending a fortune. So, when you’re considering what bling to buy, crystals are one of this season hottest trends and are just as cost-conscious as they are sparkling.

Clarify your style:

Adorning chandeliers everywhere from Versailles to The Metropolitan Opera in New York are Swarovski crystals. Wanna feel decadent? Since 1892, Swarovski has been designing precision cut chandeliers that you can drape around your neck and dangle from your ears.

Get a professional look by pairing a crystal embroidered top with a pencil skirt, minimal accessories and a pair of pumps, or dress down a straight legged pant suit with a crystal studded tank top.

Designer labels like Jessica McClintock, Nicole Miller and Magid have designed spring handbag lines that practically revolve around beautiful gems.

Go a step further and really make a fashion statement by pairing these bedazzled pumps by Oscar de la Renta and Manolo Blahnik with your favorite suit. Want the look for less? You can find similar versions from BP. Platinum and Liz Rene.

Bonus PINK Link: Billie Williamson, a partner at Ernst & Young, jazzes up her wardrobe, in a very conservative industry, with beautiful scarves and brilliant leadership strategies to match.

By Artesia Peluso

“There’s no crystal ball. The magic… is inside you.” Dolly Parton

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