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Frugal Fashion: Golden Globes 2012 accessories

January 18, 2012 |  7:01 am


Watching the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards show last Sunday was a reminder of the power of a single accessory to transform a look.

Emma Stone, Charlize Theron and Michelle Williams expertly used accessories to add an extra touch of style and whimsy to their red-carpet gowns.

Stone accentuated her maroon and fuchsia pleated Lanvin gown by cinching the waist with a bold leather belt with jewel-encrusted buckle in the shape of an eagle. The belt, looking like something you might expect from a biker, was unexpected and a playful contrast to the ethereal quality of her gown. 


Add a similar punch of style to your next red-carpet gown with the Eagle belt buckle from for $17.95 or the Rhinestone eagle belt buckle, also from, for $19.95.


Theron wore a small Cartier museum piece jewel fastened to her Dior couture gown, proving that brooches aren't just for the over 50 set. They can be timeless pieces that add a hint of sparkle and elegance to any outfit, regardless of the generation.


For a similar piece, get the Monet brooch, crystal flower pin from for $25 or the Austrian Crystal brooch - dogwood from for $49.


Williams looked 1920s glam with her jeweled, vintage Fred Leighton headband and Jason Wu gown. The small detailing on the headband was a perfect addition of sparkle to her pixie-cut strawberry blond hair and petite earrings.


Headbands can be a fun way to dress up a T-shirt and jeans or, like Williams, to add a youthful touch to an evening gown. For a similar piece try the Full Tilt rhinestone infinity headband from for $7.99, Candie's rhinestone headband from for $8, or the Cara Accessories masterpiece headband from for $32.

Have an outfit you're dying to buy but need a frugal alternative? Email us a picture. We're up for the challenge.


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-- Jenn Harris

Photo: Actress Emma Stone arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 15. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

Photo: Eagle belt buckle, $17.95 /; Rhinestone eagle belt buckle, $19.95 /

Photo: Charlize Theron. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press

Photo: Monet brooch, crystal flower pin, $25 /; Austrian Crystal brooch - dogwood, $49 /

Photo: Michelle Williams arrives at the Weinstein Company 2012 Golden Globe After Party at the Beverly Hilton. Credit: Katy Winn / Associated Press

Photo: Full Tilt rhinestone infinity headband, $7.99 /; Candie's rhinestone headband, $8 /; Cara Accessories masterpiece headband, $32 /