16.12.10

Christmas Glamour



So here is my sublime, self-altered vintage velvet moviestar dress I intended to wear to our family’s christmas party. I love how rich the red is, and how soft the velvet, and how it feels like something Joan Holloway would wear to a christmas party at Mad Men headquarters. The dress being snug and warm also allows for some sexy tights instead of black opaque sex appeal killers. Don’t get me wrong, I love black opaque tights, but I hate them when they are a “necessity”. I prefer being free to choose my hosiery. And these burgundy tights tickled my fancy today. I love how they don’t match and how they add more depth to the look than black fishnets would. And of course my fave new shoes, I love them so. They are ridiculously comfy, and I’m not one of those annoying girls who say that about the sickest mile high stiletto heels that kill the blood circulation in their toes. MOST heels just aren’t comfy at all, but these are and I wholeheartedly recommend them! Get them at Zara :)
About the christmas party: my family lives all over the place: brother in Holland, mother and sister halfway across the country, dad even further away, other brother in the USA… So getting together at a holiday party is pretty special for us since we hardly ever see each other. We talked, played games, listened to that silly Demis Rousos Christmas cd I always used to listen to this time of year when I was a little kid, and we made dinner together (and ate it of course). We even got each other some silly christmas gifts! My brother and his girlfriend gave me some gorgeously kitschy christmas decorations (a sparkly reindeer and a gold bird with a pink fluffy tail) that I’m very happy with. I want to start a new christmas tradition with friends bringing unique christmas decorations to put in our tree, the best way to create a gorgeous colection of memories. Now, I told my mom I would write about this on my blog, so here goes: I got a ridiculous pair of socks for christmas. I don’t know about you guys, but whenever people give me fashion related gifts, I get hugely disappointed. For some reason my taste is very hard to “get”, so people always end up getting me stuff I find absolutely preposterous or just plain boring. I get that, I just have a very particular taste probably, but my mom bought me black socks with a zebra printed faux fur trim. Seriously. How on earth does that translate into my wardrobe? My mom figured I can wear them with the fur trim peeking out of a pair of boots and that idea isn’t all bad, but ZEBRA? Zebra is so tacky :(
I literally just broke down laughing when I unpacked them because getting a completely fashion faux pas as a gift is basically a tradition in my family. And isn’t family tradition what christmas is all about? Yes, even christmas traditions you love to hate.
Do you have any family holiday traditions you love to hate?


PS: Don’t forget to check out my olsenboye contest entry and my winter wonderland contest entry- and fave them if you love them! 

 dress: vintage, altered myself
shoes: Zara
faux fur, bracelet: H&M
tights: don't remember
ring: Alex Monroe
belt: Pimkie

I told you guys already that I ended up chaging into another dress at the party because the red one was literally too hot, so here's a silly little pic where you actually do not see what I'm wearing at all, but still
I love my floral headbands. Buy them at Little Honey Pies' etsy shop!

30 comments:

  1. You look so luxe! So perfectly holiday glam! The red & the fur are just gorgeous!

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  2. Rrowr, I love this dress! The whole outfit in fact, you look incredible :)

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  3. I think this is my favorite of yours. You look so very elegant! ~Serene

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  4. That dress is vintage heaven. Wow!
    Looks amazing on you too. I love wearing velour in the winter.
    Lovely find!

    www.iheartcocoon.com

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  5. the fur is so luxe!! and you look stunning in red.

    i'm the same way too with fashion gifts. they're always just a little "off". :)

    cuteandlittle.com

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  6. aw I am in love!!! How have I not found your site until now?! I love your outfit here with the faux fur!

    xo Lynzy
    http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com

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  7. Yowzaw - merry christmas! That totally looks way skeevier in print than I meant but this is a sensational dress! And the shoes, wow - you totally like an old Hollywood screen siren.


    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  8. this outfit is so glamorous. very lovely!

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  9. Uh, can I just say, DANG! Whatta dress! So old Hollywood.

    nat // juxta-posing.tumblr.com

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  10. you look really pretty! :) elegant! xxx <3

    http://theglamorousmess.blogspot.com

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  11. ps. im your new follower :D xxx <3

    http://theglamorousmess.blogspot.com

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  12. super glam :)

    commonsenseandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  13. vava voom! You look so beautiful and elegant!

    http://ittybittybomb.blogspot.com/

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  14. This is gorgeous! The fur and the red dress together looks so, so chic x

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  15. That's real glamour, looks great!

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  16. You are such a bombshell in this dress darling!

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  17. ohhh so many traditions I love to hate...let me see, this year I really hope my mother won't be hangover on xmas day, because she's sooo freaking difficult...I always say, if you can't deal with the hangover, don't provoke it in the first place. And because she is normally in such a grumpy mood she will either overcook or actually burn the Turkey or whatever we're eating...that's why this year I'm cooking, to ensure that if anything gets burnt, it's by a ditsy yet happy, merry, xmas chef ;)

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  18. Lovely dress and it shows off your wonderful figure too. The colour is amazing too.

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  19. oh wow. that red is so perfect for this season. :D

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  20. hey babe thanks so much for coming by to my blog :) love the comment! it makes me happy :D please come by again anytime!

    ps. im now your new follower! :) wanna follow me back? :) XXXX ♥

    http://theglamorousmess.blogspot.com/

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  21. Die jurk is echt fan-tas-tisch! Lots of sexyness, zeker met dat nepbontje erbij! Schattig trouwens, die laatste foto :-)

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  22. Gaaaah! That is such a fabulous look :) I'm in love! The red fishnets are definitely a good call, too.

    And... those socks do sound totally horrid. Fur just doesn't really go with socks, y'know? The only way I could see it working is if you had on the socks over tights scrunched down so that just the fur trim is sticking out... But it's zebra, so it'd still be bad-tacky-as-hell. Haha. At least everyone has a sense of humor about it!

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  23. Your headband is fantastic! And those tights are awesome.

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  24. you look absolutely gorgeous in that dress!

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  25. Het is echt supermooi dat rood kleedje!
    Groetjes x

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  26. Het is echt supermooi dat rood kleedje!
    Groetjes x

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