Monday, December 21, 2009

weekend update

a quick outfit shot
me and the honey

it is nearly impossible to get teenagers to pose with their parents
and not look miserable. i think we did okay:)

babydoll dress~ f21
grey textured tights~hue~macy's
grey cardi~express
nude patent leather shoes~steve madden

hello all! i hope you had a wonderful weekend. we had a jam packed weekend filled with family, friends and lots of good food. it was a ton of fun, but i am soooo tired. these photos were taken saturday night at doug's mom and step dad's house. it's a kind of casual get together but i really enjoy dressing up for the holidays, even on days where get a little snow and heels aren't the most practical idea i've ever had.

the dress is from f21 twist parisian collection. the top is jersey material and the skirt is a silk like fabric. there is an attached crinoline which provides a really cute extra detail. i love the slightly abstract polka dot print. it is a babydoll dress which i feared would either be a little too cutesy or make me look pregnant! however, i found the dress pretty flattering. i added more definition to the waist by belting it. the tights are a grey open weave texture. they didn't keep me very warm but i think they looked super cute with the dress. i'm sure you must be getting tired of these steve madden shoes, but in all honesty they are probably the best shoe purchase i've made in a while. they really work with just about everything in my wardrobe.

did anyone else set their alarms for 3 am to get a first look at the rodarte for target collection? i missed out on the anna sui line and i was determined not to miss this one. i ordered several things. they are pure perfection online and the early reviews i read were mostly positive. i am a bit concerned that i didn't size up enough(damn that junior sizing!!) and one of the dresses i ordered is already sold out online. i'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything fits, although all of the christmas goodies my neighbors have dropped off today probably have helped but i'm not a girl to turn down homemade fudge, cheesecake squares or rice krispie treats:)
i'm not sure how much posting i'll get to do this week but i hope your holiday prep is going well.


  1. Crinolines are pretty much the best invention ever in my opinion :) A little bit of tulle-petticoat-fabric peeking out from under a skirt or dress is so flirty and awesome. I love it here too, it's adding just the right flounce!

    Your family photos are very sweet! Hope your holidays are enjoyable =)

  2. I love your look. I have that same necklace and have yet to wear it because I can't figure out how. This is a great option.

    Also, I'm going to Target tonight to look for myself. Our Target's usually don't sell out of that stuff for at least a couple weeks, so I'm gonna take my chances. Good luck!

  3. Oh my goodness! Your kiddos are beautiful! Nice family photo op. Merry Christmas!

    Oh! I really dug that skirt too!

  4. Awesome pictures! You all look lovely! Merry Christmas!

  5. nice pic! love your outfit and accessories