My family and I spent the afternoon yesterday cleaning up and preparing for Christmas dinner at our house. I wore yoga pants to mass and dinner last year on Christmas, so I knew I needed to go in the complete opposition direction with my outfit this year. (I was in a car accident a few days before the holiday and was in a serious funk at the time—I clearly wasn’t in the spirit of Christmas!).
I chose to wear the Badgley Mischka dress that I picked up from a consignment shop a few weeks ago. It was originally $410, but I bought it for a fraction of the cost. Considering it still had tags on it and had detailed beading, it was a steal!
Beaded Navy Blue Dress: Badgley Mischka
Gray Suede Pumps: Christian Louboutin
Crystal Studded Earrings: Borrowed from Ali’s Collection
Silver Watch: Michael Kors
Remember the box that arrived in the mail a few days ago? Well, I saved them to wear on Christmas Eve and had to wear them again last night. The red soles are festive, right?
Natalie joked that her heels from DSW were comparable, but I argued that you can’t compete with Louboutins—especially ones with crystal-studded heels. Don’t get me wrong though, the heels were a serious splurge!
By 6pm, my aunt and uncle had arrived and all twelve of us sat down to eat.
I was too hungry to snap pictures of my meal, but we had quite the assortment of foods. Sheila, my dad’s niece, made a Persian dish and my mom baked a homemade lasagna. We also had a fresh Caesar salad and French baguette. I had a little bit of everything and was sufficiently full after clearing my plate!
After finishing dinner, we opened presents with my aunt and uncle and took some more pictures.
I loved my outfit, but a beaded dress isn’t suitable for cuddling! I changed into my new, cozy pajamas and got comfortable on the sofa while watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Everyone was silly by the end of the night and when I started dozing off, I knew it was time for bed.
Overall, it was a wonderful holiday!
Do you dress up for family dinners? What do you normally wear?
Did you watch any holiday movies last night?
What do you splurge on?