Sunday, December 26, 2010

Holiday Hangover

No Repeats, Day 13
After celebrating nearly non-stop for the past 10 days, I think we're just about finished with Christmas celebrations here.  As much as I love the holidays, and as bummed as I always get in January when my social calendar goes back to being more sporadically filled in, I'm ready for a little break from all the celebrations.  When I woke up this morning, our living room looked like Christmas had thrown up all over it.  There was wrapping paper, ribbon, tissue paper and boxes strewn all over the place, not to mention the remnants of Jude's new toys (we buy him things that are easy to destroy for presents, since it's one of his favorite things to do).  All of that said, I had a great holiday weekend.  How about you?

Tonight, Fella and I had dinner downtown with his parents and some family friends at one of my favorite restaurants, the Grand Lux Cafe. I always feel like a scrub wearing jeans downtown, so I went with a casual dress with leggings instead.  It was snowing today and the sidewalks are pretty slushy, so I had to wear my snow boots, but I think it worked since the outfit was fairly casual.  I'm really getting to like the dress, leggings and boots combo.  How have I not owned leggings until recently?  Also note new additions to my jewelry collection.  The necklace was a present from Fella, and the watch a gift from his parents. 

Like the shirt I posted on Friday, this dress is kind of a closet orphan.  I bought this dress for a dinner party in 2008, and haven't worn it since.  It's pretty cute, very comfy and a great color, but I'm at a loss for ways to style it.  Thoughts, Stylenation?  

Dress: H&M
Sweater: Target
Cami: New York & Company
Leggings: Target
Boots: Sporto, via Piperlime
Necklace: Embellish, gift from Fella
Watch: Fossil, gift from Fella's parents


  1. It's amazing, I wore leggings for the first time today too and I said the same thing "Why haven't I worn these earlier?"

    On ideas to style the dress, it's easy enough to wear the dress as a skirt by putting a regular top over the bodice of the dress. Or something I did recently, I layered a skirt and a dress. I had a short solid skirt that I put over top of a longer patterened dress. The effect was like a patterened slip hanging about 2 in below the skirt hem. Just an idea!

  2. I like the dress as a tunic worn over leggings. Leggings are the best. They're so warm! If my top's too short, I'll put on a denim skirt with the leggings. That would look great with your boots.

    Your man has great taste in pendants. Very nice!

  3. I like the dress, I think the color is great on you. You could have a lot of fun mixing it with other jewel tones - fuchsias or deep reds, mustard, or navy...

    Chic on the Cheap

  4. I really like that color. I think this blue goes well with greys, browns, and other colors- like yellows and greens. I'm interested in seeing how you mix it up.

  5. I really like that turquoise color on you. The dress might look cute with a belted cardigan.

  6. Wonderful necklace! I too like this dress and think it has a lot of color-mixing potential. What about doing what you've done here -- cami, cardigan, leggings / tights -- but with more color?