Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sparkling Soirée

Skirt & Top: J Crew final sale / Jacket: Gap final sale / Shoes: Ross / Belt & Express Purse: Gabes / Earrings: AE / Necklace: Grandmother's / Bracelets: F21, Gabes, J Crew Factory

I just love it when J. Crew has one of their "take an extra 40% off final sale items" sales. Christmas came early for me with this top and skirt. I got them a few weeks back, but right now they're having an extra 20% off final sale.

Thank heavens for Everybody, Everywear, which provided me at least one opportunity to get festive for the holidays. Festive, in my mind, clearly involves sparkle. Classy sparkle, that is. I've a grand total of 3 ugly sweater parties to attend this year.  I briefly considered protesting by throwing my own sparkling soirée { have you seen Ruche's holiday lookbook? It's to die for...} But then I remembered that I don't have time because I'm too busy attending ugly sweater parties.

I was invited to one last year and just didn't participate. I have a difficult time purchasing something I don't anticipate wearing again, even if it is inexpensive, and I didn't realize this was a trend.  So this year I searched high and low till I found a vintage dog sweater and plaid skirt, which I intend to wear to every ugly sweater party from now to the end of eternity.

I planned to have a photo for you here, but an Episode of the Missing Hound ensued this evening and all havoc broke loose. { Thank you, Mr. North Wind, for breaking down our door...} After scouring the hills behind the house, we found her deep beneath the neighbor's brush, happily sniffing out rabbits. Completely ruined my plans, she did, so now I'm grading rather than decorating for Christmas and dressing up the Husband in his ugly sweater. He was a big hit at our first party. But no worries. Our next party is Thursday.

Puissent vos vacances de Noël scintillent de la joie!*

Sequins + Sparkles | Everybody, Everywhere 

P.S. Sorry for the ridiculously inordinate number of photos. Husband should become a photographer, should he not? He makes it difficult to choose.
*Puissent vos vacances de Noël scintillent de la joie! = May your Christmas holidays sparkle with joy!


Siouxzy said...

sparkles and plaid! cute.

Anonymous said...

Cute outfit! Nice to see you posting again.

Sarah said...

I came by because your skirt caught my eye. I really like it!

14 Shades of Grey said...

Love the plaid paired with the sequins!

Ugly holiday sweater party, huh? One sounds like fun, but three... well, at least you got an excuse to buy a cute ugly vintage sweater (if that makes sense), right?

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Visiting from EBEW.
Love the plaid and sequin combo.

JewishGirlBlog said...

I LOVE your idea for a sparkling soiree! Infinitely superior to an ugly sweater party. Mind if I steal that?? There's NOTHING like glitter and sparkles during the holidays!

tiny dancer said...

Darling outfit! You;ve done a fabulous job of mixing various patterns and textures. Oh sequins - always so lovely!

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Stefanie said...

Your skirt is soooo pretty and I love that the 2nd last photo is extra sparkly :-)

Cathy said...

Definitely love the sparkly cardigan and the skirt. So chic and fashionable, eh.

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