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Does This Make Us Look Cheap? December 19, 2014

Free Shipping Day has passed - now it's time to refocus on sequins, LBDs, and champagne! Here are a few dresses to pick from for wherever you're headed this NYE - and don't forget a coat!

Vince Camuto Sleeveless Sequined Dress ($76 on sale)
Kimchi Blue Chiffon Neck Cut-Out Halter Dress ($30 on sale)
Beaded Bandage Dress ($23 on sale)
Sequin Tank Dress ($25 with code TURQ14)
Sequin Cami Dress ($49 on sale)

Our mothers told us to avoid looking cheap, but we can't help but think frugality is flattering. Does This Make Us Look Cheap? is your Friday dose of sale items to snag over the weekend - because being a tightwad doesn't mean you don't have taste.


Little Deer Necklace

In most parts of the country, it's deer season. That means the poor things are fleeing for their lives from people who are patient enough to sit still in the woods for hours at a time. Show your allegiance to your four-legged friends by wearing this Little Deer Necklace ($35) by Cute Ability. Or if you're one of those patient hunting types, wear it to show your allegiance to stalking Bambi in hopes that you'll soon be dining on venison stew.

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Happy Plugs Earbuds

We know it's easy to phone it in on the gifts we give to teenagers. They're basically happy with cash or gift cards and so who are we to argue? But consider upgrading your niece's holiday present this year and package up a pair of gold Happy Plugs Earbuds ($30) along with that $20 iTunes credit. She'll thank you for letting her rock out to her favorite music, especially if she can get away with tuning out the rest of Christmas dinner without her mom noticing!

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Print Lace Sleeveless Top

The ladies may traditionally dress up in lace, while the gentlemen prefer bow ties, but with this Print Lace Sleeveless Top ($32), you can dress up in both. Look closely, it's a bit of an optical illusion - the red hexagons in this print are surrounded by little white bow ties. Combined with the lace doily neckline, this top is a sweet festive option for more low key gatherings, like cookie making or gingerbread house building.

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Threshold Accent Table Matte Metal

You can keep telling yourself that you're going to paint that end table you scored on Craigslist for $10, but you know that in reality it's going to sit in your garage until you give it away at your next yard sale. Instead, pick up this pretty geometric option ($60) from Target - it's still a steal, and there's no work required: just plop it down wherever you want it!

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Doug Bar

This season is all about being cozy. If you haven't heard the term "hygge," of which there is no equivalent in the English language, it's a Danish term that we can best describe as "cuddling up on the sofa with a good book and a puppy" and "lighting candles and having a warm meal with good friends." It's "sitting by a crackling fireplace listening to record" and it's "settling into a warm bath and washing up with the Douglas fir, cedar, and mint-scented bar of soap ($9) from Maak Lab."

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Ultra Thin Gold and Silver Stacking Rings

Here's a very easy way to fill in the holes in your ring collection. Pick up this lovely set of textured gold and silver rings ($54, set of 10) and go ahead and stack, stack, stack! Of course, if you only need one or two to complete your finger bling, you can use these to accent larger, more showy rings.

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REPLICA Jazz Club Cologne

Still looking for the perfect gift for your special someone? If he's the type to enjoy the finer things in life, then how about treating him to a bottle of REPLICA's Jazz Club Cologne ($125)? Deep and aged, it boasts notes of rum, neroli oil, resin, and tobacco leaf. One whiff and you'll both feel instantly transported to a swanky early twentieth century club when men smelled of leather, booze, cigar smoke, and sweat. Put on a great old tune and dance together in your living room next to the Christmas tree.

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2015 Desktop Calender

Is one of your New Year's resolutions to add more color and creativity into your life? It should be! And then you can immediately cross it off the list after you order this 2015 Desktop Calendar ($20) from InkSpot Workshop Designs. Each of the 12 months is printed on linen card stock and they all come packaged with a clear acrylic stand. Use the stand to display the correct calendar card or tack up the cards on the wall to create a big, bold mural.

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Chipotle 8-Piece Truffle Set

Hey there cowgirl. Think you can wrangle the heat packed in this Chipotle 8-Piece Truffle Set ($28) from Fine & Raw? We'll wager you can because it's actually just a hint of heat, and designed to complement the richness of the chocolate and brightness of the Himalayan sea salt. Of course, there's nothing wrong with having an ice cold glass of milk handy to wash down the flavors when you're all done snacking.

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Norse x Hestra Svante Glove

You're all dressed up and ready to go out, and as you open the door you see what your guy is wearing on his hands. Puffy bright blue mittens. "You don't have anything else?" you ask, incredulously. Negative. Give him the gift of functional and warm lambswool and leather gloves this winter. The Norse x Hestra Svante Glove ($120) is, as its label states, "a product of the cold cold north"; it's the result of a collaboration between the Copenhagen-based Norse Projects and the Sweden-based company Hestra, so there's no way these beauties are going to be any less warm than those puffy accessories he's currently sporting.

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Tasting Stars Print

Perfect for hanging above your wet bar, this Tasting Stars Print ($50) by Danielle Kroll gives an artistic nod to the bubbly stuff. And we're not talking Korbel sparking wine, but rather, the stuff that costs waaay too much to fit into your budget. Oh well, someday you'll be sitting in the south of France sipping on champagne, right?

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Playable Art Coasters

These Playable Art Coasters ($39) serve their main purpose, which is to provide a buffer surface between your drink and your coffee table, but they're also so much more than meets the eye. In fact, you can bend 'em, twist 'em, and stack 'em into little wooden sculptures that add depth and color to your living room. Just don't go too overboard or you'll forget how to transform them back into coasters!

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Green Gourd Lamp

Light up your room while also lightening up your room with the Green Gourd Lamp ($195). It'll help with that pesky too-dark-to-realize-you're-two-steps-away-from-stubbing-your-toe-on-the-coffee-table problem, but it'll also help with that drab, dark decor problem you may or may not have realized your living room was suffering from. We just wanted to help set you straight. You're welcome!

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Oona Ring

Hoping for some bling in the shape of an engagement ring this holiday season? Girl, we'll cross our fingers for you! And while we're sure you've been leaving subtle hints for ages, perhaps it's time to get aggressive. Leave Digby & Iona's Oona Ring ($2,775) up on your laptop screen. The one-of-a-kind design is simply stunning, and that 1-carat diamond needs to be sparkling on your finger, preferably by New Year's, right?

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