Thinking Outside the Dress

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We have the first of many holiday parties this week and both my husband and I are somewhat stumped as to what to wear. It’s a work party so we need to look professional, but he wants to wear something at least a little nicer than what he regularly wears to work. On the other hand, we can’t go too over the top and risk way overshooting the “business casual” dress code that has been requested. We’ve looked over all of our clothes, and even taken a little trip to the mall to search for something new that could be the missing piece of the puzzle, but we’ve turned up empty. I’m sure we’ll have an epiphany in time but until then, all this outfit work has left me feeling festive and inspired to think outside of the dress.

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Top H&M
Sweater H&M
Pants ModCloth
Socks Roots
Shoes ModCloth
Earrings old
Tie just a ribbon
Suspenders H&M

All photos by me.

Vintage Christmas

Vintage Christmas | Sophster-Toaster Blog

I bought this vintage dress online during a big sale while up at the cottage at the beginning of summer. It arrived a week or two before the puppy came home and I haven’t been brave enough to wear it around the little nipper before now. I bought it thinking the longer length, sweetheart neckline and red gingham fabric would make it perfect for wearing on Valentine’s Day/ my 30th birthday. I didn’t realize until I was panicking in front of my closet, trying to get ready for my husband’s office Christmas party, that it was a perfect Christmas dress!

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Dress Capsule Vintage
Stockings ModCloth
Shoes ModCloth
Brooch Antique Warehouse
Earrings old

All photos by me.