Christmas has come and gone. As much as I usually love the season… this year I’m glad it’s over! I didn’t even decorate my tree until a few days before Christmas because the ornaments were “lost” in the garage. But I am looking forward to the new year!
On Christmas Eve, my father’s side of the family has a very large get-together. My dad is one of seven kids. I think we’re up to 30 something grandchildren and 7+ great-grandchildren, most of whom attend. Who can keep count? But it definitely makes for a very lively and loud party!
This year, I was fortunate enough to have my boyfriend Chris visiting for the holiday and he helped me snap these pictures after the party. He’s too
chicken smart to allow me to post his picture (or the ones of us) on the internet but oh well! Consider yourselves spared of cutesy stuff. My holiday gift to you!
Tunic/dress: Angel Ribbons via Simply Be, here, size 28
Jeggings – Old Navy, size 28
Coat – Old Navy, seen below, 4x
Boots – Fitzwell, “Syrup” via 6pm.com
Necklace – Christmas gift from my boyfriend
Bracelet – Style & Co from Macy’s.
I had planned on doing over-the-top fancy outfits for the holidays… but things have been manic. Instead, I opted for something comfortable and warm, but festive. Lately, I’m placing “fancy” on the back burner, more and more. When I’m busy… I just grab clothes out of the closet and do the best I can!
This lace “dress” from Simply Be is a true, bright red and naturally, I thought it would be perfect for Christmas. The lighting/late night pictures made it virtually impossible to color correct… so take my word for it? Lace is one of my favorite details, but for a klutz like me – it can be dangerous. Everything gets snagged! This lace is very delicate and open, so you have to be careful.
When this dress was first released, I swear it was available in two lengths. Anyone else see that? I missed out on the first round but it was brought back. Yay!
At 5’6″- apparently I’m of average height and this “dress” is very, very short. Even without my belly and backside sticking out (taking away precious length), this is definitely a tunic. It runs a little big. I felt like I could have gone a size down in the bust but possibly losing more length. There are ribbons at the waist but they were too flimsy to be much help pulling things in – they seem more decorative than functional. Despite that, the dress is well made and feels good on. If I didn’t already have something similar, I’d be tempted to buy it in black.
Speaking of length – is it just me, or do plus size dresses keep getting shorter and shorter? I was hoping that it was just a seasonal (spring/summer) thing but the trend has continued. I stopped ordering dresses from Torrid because most are crotch length or higher. I don’t mind showing some leg… but geez! Luckily, my jeggings were warm (very important!) and tucked into my boots nicely.
I’m in love with the little camera necklace that Chris bought me for Christmas – so you will probably be seeing it a lot. Several family members complimented me on it at the party. He said he is bad at buying presents… but did well in my opinion!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! Stay warm!