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It's on every girl's mind at this time of year: what to wear for that big NYE bash.  Well, we're dishing the hottest of holiday must-haves you have to add to your closet. 

Admit it.  You KNOW you want to look cute unwrapping gifts under the tree.  There’s nothing like your man swooning over your adorable cozy clothes as you thank him for that new diamond necklace; right?  Well, we have the scoop on everything holiday chic—from the coolest of comfies, to the hottest of party dresses. 

Kate Birchler of Scottsdale Fashion Square says you’ll want to make Tory Burch your BFF.  That’s because the designer is offering pink floral PJs perfect for any Valley Vixen.  But when night-time rolls around, you’ll want to get fabulous.

This year, Birchler says metallic is the hot must-have.  A little bit of sparkle goes a long way, especially when you’re outfit-planning for NYE.  She suggests investing in the rose gold dress at BCBG.  HUB Clothing and White House/Black Market also flaunt a great selection of party attire. 

But if you’re just not into being bedazzled, go for bright pops of color.  Consider shades that complement one another—red and pink or fuchsia and royal blue.  You’ll definitely find some sassy items at Kate Spade.

Another December 2011 trend is lace; the romantic fabric is fitting for the most wonderful time of the year.  Birchler says you should definitely swing by Ted Baker—the store has a gorgeous lace dress with sheer black sleeves simply sweet for any holiday soiree.  (Pair it with black opaque tights and knee-high boots, my personal pick of the season.)

As you plan for NYE, you’ll definitely be able to choose between silver and gold—that’s because both festive colors are totally in.  If you want to walk on the wild side, get something with sequins…sparkle surely makes you look like a star.  However, if you’re looking for just a little pop, get a Kate Spade sparkly clutch—it will dress-up any outfit.

And if you’re a LBD type of girl (little black dress), attempt jazzing it up a bit.  Go for a bold statement necklace and gold bangles—Banana Republic has an array of choices. 

Best of luck, my fellow fashionistas!

rsz nadine