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Must Haves for December


Tis the season for endless parties, staying warm and giving—and receiving! On the must have list this month: a killer pair of party shoes, a versatile and festive top, a secret treatment for tired toes and a beauty gift to give—or keep!

1. A Festive Top

By now you've likely heard about the Target + Neiman holiday collection—it has been hyped since last July, after all. One of the many stand out pieces is this Lela Rose for Target + Neiman Marcus layered crochet top. The black floral crochet layer sits atop a cream, silky shell. You can wear it with a favorite pair of black skinny pants to your next holiday party—and then come spring, pair with a pink pencil skirt.

The Lela Rose for Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection Top is $69.99 and comes in sizes extra-small through extra-large.

2. Cat Printed Tights

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Why? Why not! You have to invest in new tights for the season anyway and these Tabbisocks Tights from Lulu's will put a smile on your face even on the chilliest of days. They gray tights feature an adorable silhouette of a black cat. Is your office to conservative for them? Try wearing them under your pants on super chilly days for a style secret only you know.

The Lulu's Tabbisocks Tights are one-size fits most (5'-6" or 100-185 pounds) and cost $29.

3. An Opulent Statement Necklace

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Dress up last year's LBD with a fancy new statement necklace like this Opt for Opulence stunner from Mod Cloth. It has over-size smokey jewels that will stand out against black or any other color top for that matter. The gold-tone links and rope-style chain make it so you can wear it with silver or gold.

The Mod Cloth Opt for Opulence necklace chain measures 21-inches in length and costs $39.99.

4. A Killer Pair of Heels

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Make it through all the holiday season parties with a pair of sparkly shoes to help get you in the mood. These BCBG Max Azria Dester Heels are gray satin, with just the right amount of sparkle, thanks to a dusting of rhinestones. The cutout detail and the 4.75-inch silver-tone heel make these shoes extra-sophisticated.

The BCBG Max Azria Dester Heels are available in sizes six through 10 and cost $295.

5. Yoga Toes

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Even the most comfortable pair of shoes can make your dogs bark at the end of the night if you're standing on your feet for hours on end. To ease the pain, invest in a pair of Yoga Toes. The toe separators help stretch your feet to help stretch them out after a long day and night in high heels or tight shoes. You start by wearing them for 15 minutes a day, try them on while watching TV or catching up with a favorite magazine. Pop them in the freezer for a cooling treat.

6. A Beautiful Gift to Give or Keep

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There's nothing more embarrassing than when a friend catches you off guard with an unexpected gift. This year, be prepared and have a beauty gift set on hand that you can give—or keep for yourself if it works out that way. This Fresh Sugar Kisses Mini Lip features the brand's iconic lip treatments in Berry (a sheer purple), Honey (the perfect nude) and Passion (a hint of orange). They're as nourishing as they are lovely—plus they each have SPF 15. The three minis come packaged in a festive box, no gift wrapping required.

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