People open their homes, and holiday social events and gatherings require a bit more polish.
What to wear?
The question sounds familiar and we have all posed this question at some time.
It's a bit daunting...
Especially when one has pared down the wardrobe to the bare bones.
My husband's firm is having a staff party and I needed to find something to wear...
something new because I NEED an outfit. That's the only downside to losing weight is that you must replace your basics in smaller sizes.
With a view towards thrift I have been searching for something that will not cost too much and still be stylish and versatile enough to change it with accessories for a variety of events.
Enter the LBD...a great classic but so far "the one" has eluded me.
Black is a good choice for me so why not entertain the idea of separates?
A little black skirt
with an interesting texture.
A dressy black sweater jacket
in a yarn with a slight sheen.
Susan Bristol adds quite a few details in her designs.
A bit "Chanel-esque"
I will be able to wear this with the skirt, over a dress, or with my ponte knit pants or even jeans.
Some wild tights...maybe!
I'll need to be in the mood!
Kate Middleton can carry the champagne toned hose off...
now I'll need to see if I can do it too.
A gal needs to have some shoes that she can walk in.
No hobbling or tripping will be required with these kitten heels.
Very grown up and sensible.
I plan to wear these with my jeans for evening too.
All these items were purchased with the plan that I would be wearing them for a long time.
So there are no wild colours...these are meant to be workhorses in the wardrobe.
The fun happens in the accessory department and that is where I will kick it up a notch.
Always keeping my eyes open for a fun and cheeky accessories in my travels...
And it's comforting to know that there are my go-to favourite pearl necklaces waiting...
I can always mass them together.
The more the merrier!
I need to figure out what coat to wear...
I am ruling out the down puffer coat and the LuLuLemon wanna-be by Chillox.
Aunt Tirzah's 1940's fur jacket seems too risky.
I'll be on the hunt for that piece next...
Do you have a favourite outfit for holiday events?