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!