Christmas Dresses.

My Christmas Dress 2009.

I bought what was to be my Christmas dress nearly a year ago on ebay and I've been saving it for the occasion ever since. I'm not that good at holding onto special outfits, I usually end up giving in once I've worn all my newer clothes and I definitely don't think I've ever saved up for that long! To tell you the truth I did kind of give in a few weeks ago. I wore it out to Jake's graduation dinner at Ashley's which is the restaurant I work at and by far the nicest place he and I have ever eaten at (we were kinda overwhelmed by all the "extra" service-- valet, coat checks-- those sorta things). Jake laughed when I told him it was my Christmas dress, said there was nothing Christmas-y about it, but I had to disagree. I thought the lace was the perfect and most subtle holiday touch without having to give in to the traditional Christmas colors. Besides all that I'm absolutely in love with it. It's got such an Edwardian feel with the perfect 60's-ish length that I didn't even have to hem myself, and I'm almost certain the purchase was influenced by this dress.

my sisters christmas outfit!

And what's even more exciting is that my sisters outfit was even more adorable! I know I've featured her on here once before wearing the same sequin dress (she does have other clothes, I promise), but I thought I'd show it off again since she styled it so well for the holiday. Her red coat is a dream and I just love how full it is all the way around. It reminds me so much of the coat dresses made for little girls in the 40's and 50's. Then she added that big bowed, turban-ish hat for a little flapper influence and I was in love. Isn't she precious! She bought me the same exact hat about a month ago which I've still yet to wear but most certainly will after seeing her look so cute.

My Christmas Dress 2009.

And you'll have to forgive me for all the pictures. I get so inspired every time I go out to my parents house, not to mention the excitement over my "new" dress, that Kristi and I kinda got carried away. It makes me wish that finding photo locations was always this easy, but the inspiration just isn't quite the same here in the city!

my christmas dress.

On me:
Vintage Dress: Ebay $28
Tights: Target $5
Shoes: Forever 21 $25

On Kristi:
Dress: Rue 21 $10
Jacket: Rue 21 $10
Boots: Magpie & Birdie $20
Hat: Charlotte Russe $5
Belt: Rue 21 $5
(she used to be a manager at Rue 21 so naturally her closet a reflection of that)


Marta Castellanos said...

I love the dress!!Have a great holidays and a great new year´s eve!!xoxo

joy said...

You look so happy!
I have been meaning to ask you if we could swap links?

Joy D.

Gracie. said...

I love your dress! It's so pretty. x

The Owl's Closet said...

i love ur christmas dress!!:) ur sister looks very cute, too:D loving her red coat. i just love the pic of u smiling on the tire swing!:) ur parents live in such a gorgeous area! have a wonderful weekend!


Valencia Lia said...

I adore adore your Christmas dress,its really so gorgeous! The lace details is really lovely too!

And both you and your sister always look so chic,plus I'm in huge love with her red coat.
Your parents' house is really so beautiful too.

BaronessVonVintage said...

wonderful!!! you both look festive and fabulous!

Sistinas said...

Oh my!! That dress is pure love!!! ♥
Lovely dreamy photos!

Django et Coco said...

So pretty! the picture, the dress and of course you + your sister (I also adore her hat!)

-Coco from Our Paper Moon

anja louise said...

That is a great dress! $28 is a cool deal too. Yay Christmas!

piglet said...

These are such beautiful photos. I love your Christmas dress, very pretty. And your sister's coat is lovely!

Lara said...

I think your dress is very festive! I love the lace. I also love that you do posts with your sister in them. I dont have a sister and my brother lives in Boise so it is nice to see siblings in blog posts!

ebony.arwen said...

That dress you have is fantastic! Great steal.
I love these shots & the sunlight effect.
I just stumbled upon your blog, so glad I did.

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

I love the dress! It reminds me so much of a dress worn by Zooey Deschanel in the photo gallery on the She & Him website... You look gorgeous and I can't believe you could wait a whole year to wear that. Strong-willed! Annie.

Valencia Lia said...

Re:Awwww,my boyfriend has recovered its not me who's gotten sick! Ahahaa

Don't worry,I know I'll love whatever you've sent me! So excited <3333

Noelle Chantal said...

Hi, Merry Christmas to you! Your photos and Kristi's looks wonderful Yes, the location is indeed beautiful. No wonder you guys are carried away hehe. Love the shimmering dress under the red jacket. And you look very chic in that simple dress. You two look great!

and nice photos too! :)

Dylana said...

Your dress is perfection!


Corinna said...

you two look great!
you're my blog of the week btw, you can read about it here:

Anonymous said...

love the lighting in these photos! you two look lovey!

Eyeliah said...

Great style runs in the family. :)

Jen said...

your blog is adorable and the pictures are gorgeous. i wish i had your "christmas" dress, it's amazing! and your sister has such great style as well. :)
definitely following!

zeus said...

love the last photo, very beautiful!

Elite Dresses said...

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