Hello ladies! Here's a little collection of my holiday outfits. Mainly I wanted to have them all in once place for easy future reference, hope you don't mind a photo heavy post (I'll keep chatter to a minimum, feel free to skip the text!) ^^
#2 11.26 [Thanksgiving]. My husband likes to bang out ALL the families in one go to get it done, so this year we hit three families on Thanksgiving day. I chose a dark-and-rusty dressy outfit that's friendly for a full day of eating (seriously, soooo much food), and popped light shoes on to keep my happiness up. Pink lipstick for contrast with the rusty print, and giant gold hoops for a little extra glam.
Newer: blouse, jeans, flats
Older: earrings, coat, clutch, sunnies
#3 11.28 [Friendsgiving]. We host a large annual Friendsgiving (13 this year), and it's always a trick to find the right balance of casually-dressy-but-also-cookable. This year I used Angie's holiday plaid ensemble. Easy peasy!
Older: shirt, shoes, earrings, coat, clutch, sunnies
#4 12.06 [Holiday party]. Worn to a very fun "Awesome Girl" holiday party hosted by a couple of (shy ^^) forum members, Beth and Sanda, and it was wonderful to also see forum member Kari there. These crossover pants aren't at all wintery but fun for a party so why not! Added my mom's vintage crystal earrings and holographic clutch for some serious extra sparkle. Also did sheer sparkly eye makeup (party!), though I forgot to actually get a photo of it.
Newer: sweater, pants
Older: pumps, earrings, clutch, sunnies
#5 12.24 [Xmas Eve dinner]. Whenever possible, we go out for Chinese food with friends on Christmas Eve. Kept it ultra casual with faded denims, and festive with a cheerful red sweater and giant crystal earrings. Sequins and puffers totally go together, right? ;)
Newer: vest, jeans, earrings, sunnies
Older: sweater, booties, coat, clutch
#6-8 12.25 [Xmas]. Same as with Thanksgiving, we spent the day across three families including hosting dinner. For an early breakfast at our house I went simple and repurposed my Friendsgiving outfit. For lunch away I went a little dressier and rewore a recent meetup outfit. And for dinner back at home I modified that outfit by swapping the sweater for a lace moto and the booties for pumps.
Newer: cream sweater, tunic, jeans, flats, earrings
Older: plaid shirt, jacket, booties, pumps, cuff, coat, clutch
#9 12.31 [New Year]. My dad's birthday is New Year's Eve, so we always spend the evening with my folks. Casual dinner followed by gifts, games, and watching fireworks on TV.
Newer: jeans, boots, sunnies
Older: sweater, jewelry, coat, clutch
#10 01.02 [White elephant]. Took the opportunity to dress up for an annual White Elephant holiday party friends of ours host.
Older: skirt, hose, pumps, earrings, coat, clutch, sunnies
#11 All the details in one photo.
#12 And a bonus photo of my husband's gift to me: an original Ms. Pacman arcade machine (my favorite game of all time), minus the cabinet paint job which I will be restoring/re-stenciling once it warms up a bit. Soooo fun! :D
Whew! As always comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome.