Monday, December 6, 2010

In The End...

... I didn't wear the exact same outfit this year as I did last year to Kevin's company party. But I also didn't buy anything. My sharp-dressed friend, Kelly, loaned me a blouse and a sweater to wear with last year's skirt. I finished off the whole flowy ensemble with Kelly's necklace, Cayna's choice of earrings, my hair down, and some brown sparkly lipgloss. For the record, I was WAY more comfortable than I was in the tighter, lower-cut top from last year. And I preferred the neutral lip gloss to the bright-red lipstick that, with my skin, makes me look at best like a porcelain doll - and at worst like a prostitute.

Other details on the party - we had a good time! I thoroughly enjoyed my sea bass, had great fun and laughs with our whole table, and honored Kevin as his ten years with the company were recognized and rewarded. And thanks to the white elephant gift exchange, we brought home this little treasure:

You have to have seen "A Christmas Story" to recognize this. I think it's a tasteful, elegant addition to our bedroom.

All in all, it was a nice night. Thanks for all the help with my outfit - I remembered everyone's advice as I got ready and went to the party. I think NOT buying a new outfit took a lot of pressure off of myself and off the whole event in general. I was better able to relax and party!


Katie and Mark said...

I'm glad everything turned out well. I LOVE your white elephant gift. I need one for a party this year, and that would be perfect! Any ideas where it's from??

Maryann said...

Ooh LA LA Romance is in the Air..... Thanks for the laugh, That was the topping on the cake with the leg lamp nightlight. I love people who punctuate their blog with photos like you do. Very glad to hear that you were comfortable at this party and enjoyed yourself. In my opinion that is how things should be, I don't know who invented all that folderol, uncomfortable stuff but I can say I never enjoy a time when I feel uncomfortable and always dread having to get all gussied up.

heathorock said...

ha ha. i commented on the last post before reading this. that was my suggestion. borrow & repeat.
well, glad you had a great time and weren't prostitute-y.
love ya

janelle said...

You got a MAJOR AWARD! Be careful it's fra-gee-lee!