Tuesday, December 12, 2006

getting dolled up

When I stopped working, so did the annual office Xmas party. And my hubby's office has had their holiday get-together in January for many years. Just easier to get everyone to agree on a date then.

So needless to say, we haven't had too many "I've got to get dressed up" kind of Xmas gatherings in the past few years. More casual friend/family get-togethers.

And then, all of a sudden, we've been invited to FOUR events. Two of which will be attended by the same people :~( Which sent me in a panic: what to wear? The perpetual dilemna facing women, men don't sweat it out, just decide at the last minute and put an old favorite on. But us , NO! So there I was, in my closet trying to make some magic happen: hmmm, too tight, hmmm, too summery, hmmmm, too old, hmmmm, so and so saw me in this before, hmmmm, wrong color, hmmm, don't have shoes to go with that, etc. So the first "cocktail party" was last Saturday and there I was last Friday night, with just under two hours while big sis was at badminton, to make it all happen. And somehow I did. So here's my outfit #1: the blouse I already had and wore once, new skirt, new shoes, new nylons, new jewellery et voila!


nancy said...

Looks great!!!

Can I borrow that? For Saturday?

BeachMama said...

Oooh, love it. The skirt looks very flowy (if that is a word). Tres chic. How was the part?

Silver Creek Mom said...

OH YOU BOUGHT IT! I remeber when we found that skirt when we met for lunch. I bet you looked aweseme. I have an outfit here that you might like too. Should check it out sometime. I LOVE LOVE LOVE THE SHOES!