Nina Dobrev may have been noticeably absent from yesterday's People's Choice Awards (it was her 24th birthday after all!), but there was no way we could miss her today. The Vampire Diaries starlet stepped out in an embellished teal-hued Monique Lhuillier Spring '13 minidress that not only showed off her legs, but also bared a little décolletage, courtesy of one strategically placed cut-out. And if you look a little closer, you'll notice the reason Nina shined so brightly is directly related to the amount of gems that made up the entirety of her dress. Translation: that's a real jewel-toned number. To finish, the actress accessoriwsed with simple diamond earrings, ankle-strap peep-toe pumps, a smoky eye, and a sleek ponytail.
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