As promised, here are the photos of my Christmas Eve ensemble! I wore this to the annual party at my parents' house, where I filled myself with food and wine and caroled myself hoarse.
(dress: Bargain Boutique; tights: Ralph Lauren; shoes: Payless)
I found this perfect little plaid number at Bargain Boutique for $2 and couldn't wait to wear it for the holiday celebration. Trouble was, it only looked adorable in my mind. In real life, it looked like this:
Do not underestimate the power of a blind hem and basic alteration skills. The dress didn't come out quite as form-fitting as I had hoped (after several failed attempts at bringing in the side seams, I cut open the back and restitched it, eliminating several inches from the bodice but leaving the arms somewhat saggy), but as long as I keep my arms down nobody is the wiser. Slowly but surely I am experimenting with more complex alteration!
And now, just because: