Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Festivus for the Rest of Us

Pictures taken by my tripod

When:  Friday, December 23, 2011

What:  Banded Top - Fashion Bug; Tiered Skirt - Lane Bryant; Tights - Fashion Bug; Boots - Trusol; Necklace - gift from friend; Bracelets - old.  

Where:  Work for our day 2 of holiday festivities, out to the grocery store for foods for the holiday weekend, and Cincinnati Zoo's Festival Lights (minus the skirt - I changed into jeans).  OH!  And of course Festivus!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  Mine was awesome - but I am tired today...  It all started Friday night when Matt and I took the little one to the Cincinnati Zoo's Festival of Lights!  This has been a tradition of ours since the year we met.  We even became zoo members this year so we could go as often as we want throughout the summer, fall, and for the festival!  Of course I changed into jeans we before we left the house that night (actually about 2 minutes after I took these pictures).  It's been unseasonably warm in Cincinnati this year, but it was definitely too cold for a skirt and fishnets to go starring at Christmas lights, the polar bears, and other fun zoo things!

Wearing my boots....  Again....  Go figure....  These are becoming a part of my winter uniform!  I'm only afraid that since they are not real leather, they won't be that warm once the temperature starts to really drop!  In that case, I think for next winter I'll have to spill the money for a pair of real leather boots!  I also really like this tiered skirt.  The only problem though...  It's a really light fabric, completely made for the summer months.  So when walking to and from my car while doing the last minute grocery shopping on a windy day, my bum was definitely freezing!  This necklace is a Christmas gift from a close friend of mine last Christmas.  I feel like I always forget about it for some reason, then it catches my eye again and I am delighted every time!  I thought the colors were perfect with this skirt too!

Not only did my work celebrate the holidays on Thursday, we did it again on Friday too!  We originally planned it for Friday only, but found that many people had taken the day off.  So we decided to do it both days!  Free lunch Thursday and Friday?!?  I'll take it!  This all followed by the Festival of Lights, and then a ton of eating, laughing, and drinking with my family all weekend!  It was truly an awesome holiday! 

Also....  Matt and my mother-in-law gave me quite a few things off my Christmas wish list from this blog!  How cool is that?!?!  I can't wait to show them all to you in future posts!  But for now I am sitting in a t-shirt and jeans, as the long, fun weekend made for a lazy day of clothes my first day back to work.

Have you heard of Festivus?  December 23rd's special day filled with the Airing of Grievances, the Festivus Pole, and finished by the Feats of Strength?  We are big fans of Seinfeld (the TV show) in this house, and every year we always remember December 23's special meaning!  Check out this website for everything you need to know!  Including videos of the original Festivus celebrated on Seinfeld!


  1. It sounds like you and the family had a wonderful and relaxing Christmas. Can't wait to see some of your goodies! Love the fishnet tights and boots :)

  2. Silly girl, of course I've heard of Festivus. One year we almost bought a pole instead of having a tree!

    Hey, sounds like you need to invest in sweater tights. Have you tried them yet? So cozy and warm. Oh and I'm very impressed that your family picked up on your blog wish list.

  3. you look so adorable, I like those smiles! Your floral skirt looks great with the leather boots, an all time favorite combo!
    Have a wonderful new year! Thanks for dropping by my blog!


  4. Hello! I just found your blog and I think it's AMAZING! The pics are great and I can see that You really like what you do here! I love people with great ideas, like you!
    Your blog is inspiring! I will follow you!


  5. @Style Journey

    I'm wearing my new houndstooth coat today! (Christmas gift from Matt! What a big sweetie!) I totally plan on taking pictures and posting tonight or tomorrow!

    - Justine

  6. @Clothes Karma

    If it wasn't for my son still in elementary school, I'm sure we would totally do a Festivus Pole!

    - Justine

  7. @Mongs

    I really like the floral and leather too! Edgey yet romantic all at the same time!

    - Justine

  8. such a cute outfit for christmas. hope you spent some amazing days with your family and friends.
    happy new year!


  9. I love Seinfeld and Festivus. :) You look great. Love that tiered skirt with the fishnets and boots. What a hot look!


  10. lucky girl! can't wait to see all your goodies! love the fishnets!



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