Thursday, December 26, 2013

A Little Holiday Cheer and a Side of Sequins

In the blink of the eye Christmas came and went this year. We went over to my husband's family's house for dinner last night for what turned out to be a whole lot of overcooked food, but regardless it is always nice to share the holiday cheer with loved ones no matter how the food tastes.

None of my husband's family knows that I have a blog, and I would like to keep it that way. Actually one of my aunts tells me repeatedly to take pictures of all of my outfits and I just nod and smile knowing that that's pretty much what I do as one of my hobbies. Given the anonymity of my blog amongst family it is always a little awkward to ask my husband to take a picture of my outfit in the midst of a gathering such as Christmas. My husband said "Well, don't worry about it, they already know you're vain...I mean concerned with your appearance." Well he's getting coal in his stocking next year. Anyway, when we arrived for Christmas dinner at around 5:00 I thought it would be festive to take a picture or two by the tree. What resulted was various family members instructing me on how to pose and smile. They're very bossy!

As you can see I wore a combination of tartan plaid, sequins and bows in what I thought turned out to be a very festive ensemble as shown below:

I added some little holiday details to make this ensemble extra special. These details included my Vera Wang bow tights, my sparkly bow belt from kate spade, and the debut of my birthday gift, which I haven't worn until now, which is a ring from Tiffany's Ziegfeld collection inspired by The Great Gatsby.

On a side note this picture of my legs, now that I keep looking at it, sort of reminds me of that lamp in A Christmas Story

As you can see there were lots of gifts under the tree for everyone in the family. One of my favorite gifts is the sign shown below. I was thinking about hanging it on my desk at work! Something makes me think that wouldn't go over so well.

So I don't know how I did this, but as I was uploading these pictures this thing on Google called "Auto Awesome" just made all of my photos either twinkle or have animated snow. Seriously, WTF Google? I didn't do this, but here is what one of them looks like. I would like to know how this happened so if you know more about computers than I do, please explain! 

Shirt: J. Crew Tartan Boy Shirt
Skirt: J. Crew Factory no. 2 Pencil Skirt in Color Block Sequin (here) (lace version)
Tights: Vera Wang
Shoes: CL Simple Pumps
Belt: kate spade glitter bow belt


  1. Such a great outfit Katie! And that sign is fantastic and the google effects are hilarious!

  2. HELLO

    my name is Antonio and I'm Italian

    You are so sweety and beautiful

    I hope you like PLAID / TARTAN / GINGHAM shirts.

    I have a great passion for plaid shirts since I was little .
    Just like some collect stamps or coins I like to collect pictures of people in plaid shirts .


    I have a private collection of WOMEN and people in PLAID SHIRTS on this website www.FLICKR.COM I also leave you the link if you want to browse .. ok ?

    Will be fine also photos with friends, family, etc.
    The importance it's wearing PLAIDS .. ok?

    PICTURES will never be published except for your ASKING

    That's the link below in wich you could see some photos related of my passion of PLAID: @ N00 /

    ANY way , thanks

    I hope that I have not caused any discomfort or inconvenience

    thank you very much

    Antonio ;=)


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