Monday, December 19, 2011

Ugh-ly Sweater

Skirt: Thrifted Vintage / Top & Bracelet: F21 / Belt & Necklace: J Crew final sale / Shoes: Miz Mooz / Scarf: Macys

Last week, I lamented the fact that I have far more ugly sweater parties than sparkling soirées to attend this holiday season.  After not participating last year, I finally decided to acknowledge it as a trend, stop pouting, and find something suitable. Above was my base outfit, which I wore to work for our holiday breakfast. For the party that night, I replaced my necklace and belt with my new vintage "ugly" sweater:

 Skirt & Ugly Sweater: Thrifted Vintage / Shoes: Miz Mooz / Husband's Bow Tie & Vest: c/o our Printer / Hound's Sweater: Target

It's about as ugly as I can handle, and it has personal significance. When I was kindergartener, my favorite outfit was a red plaid skirt and matching sweater with a plaid Scottish Terrier on it. I wanted to wear it every single day with my tights and Mary Janes. I think my obsession stemmed from Lady and the Tramp, which I adored. The dog on my sweater was just like Lady's little Scotty friend, Jacques.

This is the only surviving photo of  my beloved outfit. My sister is covering the skirt and dog. But I know they're there.

Even back then I couldn't hide my love of dressing up, dogs, and all things French. Perhaps my love of plaid, too.

P.S. Christmas is almost here! Christmas!  Joyeaux Noël a tous*!

*Joyeaux Noël a tous = Merry Christmas to all!


Chelsea D said...

I have to admit, I've always wanted to attend but never had the chance to go to an ugly sweater party. Sounds like a lot of fun, but I also like parties where you get to wear the items you actually love!

Ly said...

I want to go to an ugly sweater party. I don't know anyone that hosts one :(

Sarah said...

I've never been to an ugly sweater party. Well, I haven't exactly been to a fancy party, either, so maybe those go hand in hand. But hopefully you still had a good time! And you did quite a good job putting together your ensemble while still looking cute.

Sherri said...

Cute braids! Ugly sweaters are the best!

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