Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Weekend Recap: Christmas Balls

So, this past weekend my dear sister, Danay and her roomies decided to throw a housewarming/Christmas party.

I thought I was all set to go during the week. Had a stylish outfit picked out with my favorite skinny jeans and chunky sweater when both of my sisters informed me that it was a bit more formal than that and to top it off I had to dress like a Christmas Ball. Hmmm..


Saturday was spent running around like crazy trying to find an outfit that reflected a Christmas Ball.


I was in search of something full of sparkle and probably totally gaudy, but fab at the same time. Oh yea I only want to spend around $40 bucks. This was not an easy fit to accomplish.


I find decided to go with traditional black, a pop red with my shoes and of course some Christmas Balls!


Here are my stylish shoes:

I could only find an image in purple, but I got them in red. In searching for an image today I just realized that they are part of Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s new line at JC PENNEY. I got a ton of compliments on them and due to a crazy sale they were only $21.


Here is the happy couple:



As for my Christmas Balls they were used as earrings! Everyone loved them, but they were super heavy and inserted into my ears with metal ornament hangers, which meant they were very quickly taken off. I tried to pouf my hair up. It looked wonderful at home and then deflated completely by the time I arrived. (Did I mentioned that we drove around for 40 mins looking for parking!)


Jon wanted a cheesy Christmas sweater to wear so I was not only searching for myself during my shopping outing. Apparently cheesy sweaters were either already sold out everywhere or no longer being sold, because this is the closest I could get to.


After a trip to radio shack Jon was set to rig up his lights. It’s a little hard to tell from the image, but there green and red lights on the snowflakes! He was a big hit. Guys take notice rigging lights up on your outfit will the get the attention of every girl or guy at the party. Jon had his pick with everyone vying for his attention.


Here is a family shot so you can see what everyone else was wearing.


Lauren (our sister from another mother) came dressed in plaid, Danay (our hostess with the mostess) was in 80s garb with a poufy tulle dress and statement headband, Ximena (my other sissy) came as a Hanukah ball and was dressed in silver and blue from head to toe.


Ok so one more picture that I totally have to add. My sister, Ximena completely hates when people give a thumbs-up. So you must know what I had to whisper to Jon about a second before she snapped a pic.



All in all fun was had. I laughed and laughed and laughed some more, which was completely what the Doctor ordered. We finally called it a night at 2 am. Ah we are getting old. These other young things stayed out to the wee hours of the morning.

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Blogger Scientific Housewife said...

Looks like you had fun!

December 15, 2009 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger I am Stacey... said...

Sounds like a fun party! Love the shoes - $21???!!! Seriously? That's an amazing deal.

December 15, 2009 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

looks fantastic! your hubs has a festive sweater!!

December 15, 2009 at 9:28 PM  
Blogger Vitania said...

Love the shoes.. who can resist dressing like a Christmas ornament.. seriously - love that!

December 15, 2009 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Blondie said...

You look great honey! What an adorable pair of shoes! Love that sweater your hubs is wearing! Kori xoxo

December 15, 2009 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger my favorite and my best said...

UUUHHH DORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 15, 2009 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

what a cute idea!

December 15, 2009 at 11:26 PM  
Blogger Rita said...

What a fun party idea... and you pulled together the perfect look.

December 16, 2009 at 12:36 AM  
Blogger Design Esquire said...

It looks like you had a fabulous time, and I love your outfit!!

December 16, 2009 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

love the shoes in purple--the ruffle is divine!

December 16, 2009 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger jvw home said...

You looked great! I LOVE those shoes....I think I've seen them at Nordstroms (another brand) for probably triple that price....I just sent the link to my daughter cuz she would love them....too cute & amazing price!!


December 16, 2009 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger LindsB said...

Totally what the doctor ordered, it looks like you had a great time from the pics- love the outfit :)

December 16, 2009 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Devon said...

May I just say that you looked absolutely chic and hip. Fabulous outfit! And your husband...may I just say Bridgette Jones Diary with that sweater? ;)

December 16, 2009 at 11:50 PM  
Blogger Ginabee said...

you look super cute! love that outfit :)

December 17, 2009 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

OMG...I saw those shoes on someone's feet and thought I could never afford such lovelies. And they are JCP! I am actually LOLing (and heading to the web site...).

Looks like you had a lovely time. And thanks for the hot shoe tip! :-)

December 21, 2009 at 4:20 PM  

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