Nothing like talking about parties to liven up a dreary Monday.
Not going to lie, this is one of my favorite outfit posts ever. This dress was kind of an afterthought in a big ASOS order I placed full of dresses for Breeders’ Cup and a wedding but when it came in, I knew I had to keep it for holiday parties. It is the perfect emerald green, fits so well, isn’t too short but still has a fun, flirty feel. The best part, it’s not crazy expensive.
Dressing for holiday parties can be kind of stressful, especially when it entails hanging with people from work. You want to dress to impress and feel festive but don’t want anything overly revealing or too short. So I’ve gone ahead and found a bunch of options that are work or family party appropriate but don’t feel dowdy or matronly (I feel like Tim Gunn saying that). This velvet polka dot number is calling my name. Just need a party to wear it to!
Holiday Party Dresses
In other news, we had a busy weekend that involved our nephew’s first birthday party, two soccer games, stopping by Made Market (which was stocked full of amazing vendors and was packed with people!) and hitting up our first holiday party of the year. I may or may not have karaoked (that’s not a word but whatever) “Proud Mary” with my friend Courtney in an embarrassing display to close the night. They had a live band karaoke which was so fun – couldn’t help myself. Do you all sing if there’s karaoke at a party? If so, what’s your signature song? Mine is normally “Like a Prayer” but “Proud Mary” may be starting the edge it out. Drew and I have also been known to do a solid duet to “Nothing But a G Thang.”
This weekend is D3’s birthday and I’m having a serious case of the sads about him turning eight. Eight is so big. I keep telling him to stop having birthdays because I can’t deal with him getting any older. I think when he turns 10 I’ll have a full-on panic attack. But enough of my anxieties. Let’s get back to the party dresses.