12.28.2010

Daily Threads: Christmas Eve

{Dress: TJ Maxx | Cardigan: Liz Claiborne | Tights: Target | Boots: Steve Madden | Belt&Necklace: F21}

In my family Christmas Eve is for looking nice and Christmas Day is for lounging around. So I bring you my Christmas Eve outfit (rather than Christmas Day outfit - I just wore jeans, a tee, a sweater, and uggs). Christmas Eve was filled with baking sweets, church service, and going to grandma's house for finger foods and watching all the kids open presents. 

You see that tinsel on my parent's tree? Did you ever have tinsel on your tree growing up? I did. For several years as a child my mom always let my brother and me hang tinsel on the tree. It was our favorite thing when it came to decorating for Christmas. When we grew up she went for more of a themed tree - matching balls and ribbon wrapped around it. So I was excited and thrown back when I came home and saw the tinsel. It reminded me of childhood trees and felt a bit vintage. I love it. 

I love this dress for winter time. It's a turtle neck, but a dress and it always looks nice with tights, boots, and a  jacket. However, as I was looking through these photos I decided this dress may be getting a little too short. All my life I've dealt with dresses, shorts, and skirts looking short on me when they look relatively normal on other people - this is due to my freakishly long legs. In high school I usually had to buy a size or two larger just to pass the finger-tip rule. (Poor, poor, pitiful me) To the point - either my legs are getting longer or my butt is getting bigger because it has never looked this short. Or, maybe I'm finally being a grown up and noticing when my outfit isn't necessarily age-appropriate. I'm still going to wear this throughout the winter. Maybe more opaque tights next time?

13 comments:

JennaStevie said...

Ohh I love the turtleneck sweater dress with the cardigan and that is a very gorgeous necklace. Hmm yeah if you're uncomfortable with the length just wear more opaque tights next time :)
xJennaD

Lydia Marie said...

The dress is on the short side, but you've definitely got the legs for it so I say keep on working it girl!

My grandparents always had tinsel on their tree growing up, I loved it:)

Cindy P said...

My mom doesn't like tinsel so we never had it growing up. However, my sister and I as a sorta prank every year would find a store decorated tree with tinsel on it and we'd sneak a piece of that tree and bring it home. Then we'd place it onto our tree at home and see how long it would take my mom to find it. lol Some times she never even noticed! =)

Lisa D. said...

I love this outfit! I didn't even notice the length of the dress before you mentioned it. In fact, I think the turtleneck balances out the shorter length, so it doesn't look risque at all...just like more of a party outfit than a work outfit. It looks geat on you!

Lisa

LIZ said...

Oh the good 'ole finger tip rule! I remember those days. In fact I showed my mom my NYE outfit the other day and she was all like "isn't that a bit short, Liz?" and I promptly put my arms done and showed her that my dress passed the finger tip rule and therefore was not short.

ps, I think you're right about darker tights. That could definitely make a difference. I wear shorter things in the winter for that very reason.

Brooke said...

I love the dress!!! and your necklace is amazing :)

Morgan said...

Love the outfit! And hooray for tinsel!!

MJ said...

Cute dress, even if it might be a little short :)

And I love the tinsel!!

Natasha said...

I totally get what you mean with the long legs issue!! I still think the length of that dress is ok...as long as you don't pull a Brittney! haha

Andrea said...

I don't think the dress is too short on you at all. Take advantage of your youth and lovely legs! I am always bending over with my boys so I can't do short anymore - I miss it!

Ashley said...

Love the tights!!

I never had tinsel on my tree, but my Granny & Pa did and I LOVE it. It's so vintage and sparkly!

Ramsey said...

Haha...I do the same thing..question myself after the fact! But you look darling all the same...and most people would kill for your legs...just sayin'! Cutie look altogether. Happy New Year to you!!!

Blythe and Charlotte said...

I love that you added a white cardigan! It makes the whole look so fresh and crisp!

-Charlotte
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