Welcome to my blog, won’t you come on in? You are always welcome here, and I hope that you come back daily. I decided to take my photos today in front of my front door, and who knew that Joe and Lucy would join me in my session? Look in the bottom window pane to the left, and you will see my baby trying to steal the show. LOL!
Talk about someone trying to steal the show; wait until later in the blog, and you will see another photobomber. I doubt that you will be able to miss the other one, it is pretty funny. After church, I came home and had a lazy afternoon. Joe built me a roaring fire, and I crawled into the reclining chair and slept for at least two hours. If you follow me on Instagram, then you might have seen that I asked for “firewood” for Christmas. Haha! I am willing to bet that I am probably the only one that you know of that asked for firewood as their Christmas present. A gentleman came Saturday night and delivered the wood, and I have had a beautiful fire ever since. What is the strangest thing that you have ever asked for as a Christmas present???
I wore this dress to church on Sunday, and I thought that you would love seeing how easy it is to wear this dress for any occasion or a Christmas event. Since the sweater dress is bright red, it is perfect for Christmas, but it needs some accessories to bring out its Christmas vibe. I love the way that this dress is made, especially with the cable knit design that only runs down the center of the dress. That brings your attention to the inside of the dress, and that helps to create a thinner look. Anything that brings your eye inward will be slimming. Even though my favorite neckline is a v-neck, I love this mock neck on this dress. As long as the neck is not tight, then I can adjust. The dress has long sleeves, and there is ribbing on the cuffs and the hemline. This is a beautiful thick dress, and it is warm and cozy. The dress is machine washable, and it is lay flat to dry. I am wearing a size large, and it fits me fine. I might have worn a smaller size, but I was afraid that my lumps and bumps would show if I went smaller. Lol! This dress is from Old Navy, and here is the link.
Since the sweater dress is bright red, it is perfect for Christmas, but it needs some accessories to bring out its Christmas vibe. I thought that a Christmas tree pin would look great against the solid red background. So, if one would look good, then why not add three??? The two bigger pins are part of a series that Avon had several years ago. I have a third pin in that series somewhere, but I couldn’t lay hands on it, so I added another vintage Christmas tree pin. Here is where I would go to see if I could find those trees. The bracelets that I am wearing are dupes of David Yurman bracelets. Mine is beautiful and heavyweight and is nowhere near the cost. I am wearing the Brinkley cuff, and the Logan cuff with the pearl ends.
Did you spot my photobomber?? He is kind of hard to miss. I took my photos, and I went to edit and crop them when I noticed someone looking over my shoulder. Lol! I have been singing this song ever since.
Should I make this photo my profile picture? Lol! You can tell that I had no idea that he was anywhere around. Haha! He is a mess, but I wouldn’t have any other way.
You will want to be able to wear the dress after Christmas, so I am going to show you how changing the accessories can change the look. I added a long snakeskin print scarf that has clear sequins attached for a different look. The scarf picks up on the black in the boots and ties the look together. My scarf is from Black House White Market, but I can’t find the exact scarf on their website. So, instead, I’ll link to a few others that I found.
The black over the knee boots is a lifesaver in the winter months. I hate wearing tights or leggings because I have long legs, and they always seem to fall. But, I don’t want my pasty white legs to show either, so boots are my go-to when I am wearing a dress. Plus, I like the overall look, and I think it looks modern and stylish. I searched high and low looking for just the right pair, and these are the ones. They fit my calves, which must be a medium size, because wide calf boots are too big, and the regular ones are normally too small. These boots have the perfect amount of stretch, and they fit like a dream. I did have trouble with the string in the back, and Joe got a kick out of helping me tie them. Literally, I kicked him for trying to get “handsy” before church. LOL!!! Here is the link to the boots if you want to get your husband to help you tie yours. Here is a different look for wearing knee boots and a dress, but with letting some skin show. Let me know if you like no skin or just a tad bit of skin showing to break up the look.
Be sure to let me know what your strangest Christmas request has been. I get a kick out of reading all fo the comments, and I like knowing that we are all alike in so many ways.
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