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Twofer Tuesday: Christmas Edition

As I think I’ve probably made abundantly clear, I really love Nashville.  There’s so much to do here, and people are super nice.  Like meet you in the morning and invite you to their Christmas party in the afternoon nice.

So, I’ve had a lot more opportunity to wear my ugly Christmas vest (not sweater, because you know I always have to be a little different) this year than I had the past couple of years.  Best $3 investment I’ve ever made.

In version one, I was going to an ugly sweater benefit concert featuring a bunch of people, but most significantly for me, Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots were playing.  If you live under a rock (or just don’t listen to country music in select iHeart radio markets), Bobby Bones is a syndicated morning show host and the only talk radio I ever willingly listen to. I’ve been a fan for years, so this was a big deal.

Of course, this picture doesn’t quite capture the outfit as well as I would have liked. The tights aren’t the same blue as my blouse, but they matched better than it appears here, especially considering they would only be viewed in the dim light of a music venue.

1 - ugly Christmas vest 1Version 2 was for the afore-mentioned new friend’s Dirty Santa party. Other than the girl who invited me, I didn’t know anyone at the party, so I wanted to make a good first-impression without looking like I was trying to hard: nice blouse/cute jeans, but flat boots to tone it down.  Really, the vest is perfect for me because I can still be tacky and festive while wearing cute clothes.

1 - Ugly Christmas vest 2So, who wore it best?!  Seriously, though, isn’t my vest perfect for ugly Christmas parties?  Do you have one that you regularly wear, or do you buy/make a different sweater each year?  I’d love to see pictures!

I Dream of Genie

We didn’t think it would ever happen, but it has.  The era of MC Hammer pants, once thought buried so deep only a few poorly dressed paleontologists could find it, has now returned.  Fortunately, this version of the pant has evolved to a bit slimmer look.  A bit.

Let me preface this post by saying, if you are hippy, don’t wear these pants.  There’s nothing wrong with being hippy – hips are great for things like a coveted hour glass figure.  They’re not great for pants with extra volume at the top and a tapered leg.

If you don’t have hips, though, these pants are a fun, and super comfortable (seriously, I felt like I was wearing pajama pants all day) addition to your wardrobe.  To keep them from looking like pajama pants, I wore heels and a blazer.  And, to minimize the volume at the top of the pants, I chose a blazer that hit mid-hip and broke up the lines. I’m not quite bold enough for the full-on genie look.

I know this will be a short-lived trend – if for no other reason, because most of the population can’t wear them.  But, I fully intend on wearing this look out until it’s no longer socially acceptable.
 

Harem pants: Target
Shoes: Macy’s
Blazer: H&M
Sequin Tank: Wet Seal
Earrings: a gift from my sweet friend Bonnie.  Theyr’e so pretty.
Bracelets: Boston boutique

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