12.09.2011

Friday's Fancies- Holiday Party!

Hello loves!
Friday already?

Is it just me or is this holiday season going even faster than this year has gone?!?
I'm ALMOST done with all my Christmas shopping but I feel like something else always comes up... So truth be told, I never finish my holiday shopping. It's sort of like that old Toys 'R Us/ Nickelodeon thing where if you won you got to run through the store and keep throwing things in the cart till your time runs out. (Am I totally alone in this reference?) Point is, I'll keep shopping till I run out of time!

I should add- I'm randomly off from work today... 
After my random day off- I work 3 days then I have 10 days off in a row. 
What did she just say?! 
10 days off in a row. What the hell am I going to do with myself?! For half of it- I'll be in Wisconsin for a wedding (woot woot shout out to Angie and Robin!!) and other than that I'll be baking, wrapping, blogging, and probably just hanging out with my zoo and enjoying christmasy candles.
Half vacation, half stay-cation- literally the week leading into the craziness that is Christmas and New Years at Disney?! I think I need this. I could not be more excited about this if I tried!

Now- since it's Friday, I am linking up with {av} from over at {long distance loving} again for Friday's Fancies. I cannot express enough how much this link up is helping me find my creativity in fashion for the first time in a long time. At least for me, it has become so easy to just fall into a comfy routine. I put on whats easy, usually a tshirt and jeans, and Im done with it. Putting together these outfits on fridays are sort of a workout for that side of my creativity. Looking at how to accessorize and put things together? These are exercises I don't usually do. And I find it pays off in my day to day! Call me nuts but you feel better when you look better. 
Do I sound crazy putting so much weight on something so seemingly simple as putting together an outfit?
Meh!
Whatever it may be- Im loving participating in these link-ups!

This weeks theme was "Holiday Party!" I always think of holiday parties as a sort of old school tradition. I wish I could go to a holiday party back circa "MadMen" time. That, to me, is the epitome of what a holiday party should be about... (minus the "everyone cheating on their spouses"businesses that always goes on in that show!)
Maybe next year I'll start an annual/themed holiday party...
I let that image influence how I picked my outfit... That and my current obsession with bows... So- it's a Vintage/Bow inspired Holiday Party outfit!!
Friday's Fancies Holiday Party

So... someone throw a party worthy of this sort of outfit! Thank you!

Happy Friday, everyone! I can't wait to go see all of your outfits and keep getting inspired...

20 comments:

Joelle said...

I've seen this dress around, and I just love it! So pretty, and perfect for a holiday party!

Oh, and I definitely get your Nickelodeon reference :)

Happy Friday my dear.

xoxo,
Joelle

Sara Louise said...

Oh those shoes! I'm swooning for those shoes!
Enjoy your vacation and staycation and those christmasy candles :-)

Danielle and Trev said...

I am in love with those shoes!!! Good work :)

Rachel said...

Love this dress! Great outfit!

Laura said...

Those shoes are too cute! Perfect with the dress!

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ashley @ a {little} dash of ash said...

those shoes are to.die.for!
{a {little} dash of ash}

kristin {ten scenic drive} said...

OMG those shoes! THOSE SHOES! Love, love, love them. Perfect holiday party outfit, love the color of that dress.
xxkristin

Ashley @ The Sweet Life said...

I almost picked that dress! It's super cute and so are all of the bows! I agree about these post being practice...it helps me put outfits together in real life too :)

Kate @ Daffodils said...

This is the most perfect party outfit! I want it! Have a great weekend, hope those 10 days in a row don't wipe you out!!

Beverly said...

That dress is gorgeous! Have fun on your wedding and Disney trips :)

Amy G. said...

Loving that whole outfit especially the dress! What a pretty color! Happy Friday!

Jessica said...

I need this dress!!!

Lauren said...

This outfit is just too cute! Love all the bows :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

oh i love your outfit!! it is so girly and fun! mary jane-like shoes with bows and pearls love it

Nikell said...

LOL no you're not alone on the Nickelodeon thing. I used to want to win that SO bad (^_^).

I love this look. It's so cute and it has a vintage flare to it too.

Have a fabulous weekend,
Nikell

JKT said...

Love the dress! It's perfect for a holiday party and I'm loving the color...great change up from the traditional reds and blacks that I always think of. Perfect holiday party outfit :)

Flora Fricker said...

Love the olive coloured dress and all the bows... so pretty! :) x

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Sandy a la Mode said...

cute outfit!! wish i could wear that exact one for a party!! :D

Stephanie said...

I love everything about this little outfit. It's so sweetly vintage.

We were in Disneyland last weekend and it was pretty crazy. I can't even imagine what Disney World must be like during the week between Christmas and New Years!

Olivia.Dee said...

i love that dress! great outfit!