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The end of December is almost here and we can't believe this was our last Ambush Makeover of the year!
With the beautiful holiday decorations and festive feel of the plaza, everyone was excited to end the season with one last head-to-toe transformation.
Haley, her mother and her father trekked all the way from Ohio to visit New York City during the holiday season. She just graduated from college and was thrilled to announce she landed a consulting job in engineering in downtown Cleveland.
She and her mother describe themselves as best friends and have watched TODAY together for years. She never thought she'd be chosen for an Ambush Makeover but she's excited about her new festive look.
Black Midi Dress
This dress has a mid-length silhouette with a gathered style at the waist. Perfect for a day in the office or a dinner at a fancy restaurant, it can be worn time and time again.
A high-neck design is elegant and timeless. It has a beautiful lace overlay for added texture and a classic look.
Metallic Strap Heels
Metallic accessories are always popular this time of year — and these sensible heels will pair well with any holiday outfit.
Ankle-strap pumps are perfect for an entire night of dancing. Get these on Amazon, starting at just $20.
Everyone needs a good pair of studs and these from Kate Spade New York will become your go-to accessory. Martin said she loves the detail of the small cubic zirconia crystals around the outside of the center stone.
For under $8, we're loving these flower stud earrings. They have a halo design and have a gorgeous gold-tone finish.
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Laurie stood alongside her daughter, Haley, and her husband on the plaza this morning and was ecstatic to be picked as a lucky Ambush Makeover guest.
She currently resides in Ohio and it is the first time she and her family have lived in one place for an extended period of time. They're a military family — so picking up and jumping to the next location became the norm — but now she's finally able to settle down into her home with her loved ones.
Black Star Tunic
Add a little flair to a basic black tunic with this starry night design. This flattering top features little white dots and is design with comfort in mind.
Made with smooth rayon, this breezy blouse will become a style staple in your winter wardrobe.
Shout out to Spanx for creating Oprah-approved black pants. Designed with a smoothing knit fabric and a pull-on design, you'll want to live in these.
These jeggings look like pants but feel like soft, comfortable leggings. They are only $13 and come in multiple trendy colors!
Martin loves the animal print trend which is why she chose these beautiful zebra-inspired heels. They have a slip-on design so you can quickly head out the door to your next holiday party.
These heels are fitted with a sling-back design, which makes them perfect for walking around or dancing the night away.
Stud Floral Earrings
Floral earrings are a timeless design that can easily accessorize any outfit, regardless of the season. Covered in two-toned crystals, this oversized pair of earrings is all about making a statement.
Score these stunning studs for under $20 at Loft. They add a touch of bohemian glam to any winter outfit.
Want to see Haley's other style? Take a look here!
Black Wrap Dress
This star-studded wrap dress has a sheer and light look. We love how it works with everything from a pair of exquisite pumps or a pair of casual booties.
Chiffon is great for the winter because you can layer it with jackets, wraps or cardigans without getting too hot. This one has a flattering neckline and adjustable wrap at the waist for total comfort.
Metallic Leather Heels
Looking for glamorous pumps that are dressy yet versatile? Look no further. These champagne-colored leather heels from White House Black Market check all the boxes.
These Sam Edelman pumps have a padded sole for comfort that will last through any festive get-together. Buyers say that they're true to size and pair well with a wide variety of outfits.
Gold Floral Bangle
If you're going to splurge on something you'll wear forever, this elegant bangle is it. It's encrusted with crystal quartz and set in 18-carat gold plating.
If you're in need of an affordable accessory to jazz up any holiday outfit, we recommend this gold-toned bangle bracelet. It has a secure clasp closure and is adorned in sparkling crystals.
Star Drop Earrings
These dazzling drops are sure to draw some attention when you're surrounded by friends and family.
Statement jewelry is perfect this time of year, which is why these starburst earrings are a hot buy this holiday season. You get them for only $14 so you might want to snag a few pairs as last-minute stocking stuffers.
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