Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Greetings and my Holiday Dress!!

The next couple of days will be preparation madness in my house! More baking, cleaning, cooking, etc. Oh yeah! and a few last min gifts to purchase and wrap (eek!) So... I wanted to take the opportunity to sit down and write a few things before I am busier than a bee!

First things first, I want say Merry Christmas to all of my lovely readers! I truly appreciate the time you take out of your day to show an interest in my world! I hope your holiday is filled with family, friends, memories, relaxation and lots of good food & sweets!

Next, I just wanted to share a quick glimpse of my Christmas dress! I had the opportunity to wear it a few nights ago for a pre-Christmas party. I had my husband snap a quick pic of me standing in our kitchen, right before we headed out for a night on the town. At that time of night, it's the only place we could find a bright enough light. So excuse the lovely background atmosphere of my kitchen sink. I plan on wearing it again for our family Christmas Eve dinner!

I adore this 1950's era dress!

Outfit Details:

Vintage 1950s strapless plaid taffeta dress- purchased from a vintage pop-up shop
1950s inspired green beaded cardigan- Old Navy (about 3 years ago)
Vintage 1950s black baby doll pumps- Buffalo Exchange


Vintage 1950s black glass beaded necklace and matching earrings- Razzle Dazzle Vintage
(Tucson, AZ)
Red poinsettia flower hair clip- I made it from a flower I purchased at Micheal's craft store.

So what are all you lovely ladies wearing for the holidays??



  1. You look absolutely gorgeous in your 1950's dress. I wish I knew what I will be wearing on Christmas day. I need to make up my Otherwise, I will have to decided the last minute. Anyways, thanks for all the good wishes,and I hope you enjoy the sweet Christmas memories you'll be making this year.
    Your Friend, Jacqueline

  2. LOVELY outfit!! You look great as always!

  3. What a great dress! I love how you mix your vintage with modern day clothing that have a vintage feel! Happy Holidays to you!

  4. The Darling Housekeeper- Thank you lovely! I'm sure you will come up with something divine!

    Lizzy- Thank you sweetie!

    Lolita- OMG! So far from perfect! There is the goofball, dorky, side of me that you have not seen! We need to meet in person....

    Welcome to DeluxeVille- Thank you doll! A very Happy Holidays to you also! By the way, your living room looks smashing!

    Syd Divine

  5. VERY Festive!! Would look great on a xmas card!

  6. That is one of the most beautiful dresses I have seen! Merry Christmas, darling.
    -Andi x

  7. I love the dress. You look so pretty in it!

  8. So cute! And it actually looks totally right in your kitchen!

    I was going to wear a skirt from a vintage fabric (with huge elephants!) for Christmas, but didn't finish it on time. Bummer.

  9. Oh, you are adorable!! I -adore- your sweater!

  10. Thank you everyone!
    I wish you all a Happy New Year!!


  11. I absolutely love the outfit!! How did you do your hair like that?! I have been trying to figure out similar hair dos for a long time and cannot get it right!! thank you for any help! :)

  12. Thank you Ashley! It is a really simple hair-do. All it is- is two victory rolls on top and a roll along the bottom. I have thought about doing some hair tutorials, but for most of the daily styles that I wear, somebody has already done a tutorial on it. Maybe I will think of a couple to do anyway!!


  13. seriously, how did I miss this post? I am swooning. You are perfection. That dress is unbelievable!!!!

  14. All your dresses are gorgeous, however happen that this one is my favorite!
    I just discover your blog, and I am having a blast going through it...

  15. The one thing that's wrong with this adorable vintage outfit is that you'd never button the top button like that. When I did it as a child, my grandma would chide me, explaining that it would distort the sweater's shape. You would use a sweater guard to keep it from slipping from your shoulders.

  16. What an adorable Christmas outfit! That is just so classy, and I love your hairstyle.

    Thanks for sharing!