Dress: Ross // Shoes & Bracelet: Payless // Earrings: Forever 21
Oh, the dreaded work Christmas party...
This year was very formal compared to other Christmas parties I've attended. When I saw the invite I realized it was going to be at the fanciest hotel in Salt Lake City and people were going to be wearing tuxes and ball gowns... like, whoa.
I didn't have anything in my closet up to par, so my co-worker and I had ourselves a little date with Ross - the best and most affordable place I could think of for evening attire. There were so many options (and it was more fun trying everything on than making a decision!) but I ended up finding myself a pretty new peplum LBD with just enough detail to keep things interesting yet conservative, all for a whopping $14!
Oh and I was introduced to Spanx, and will forever be grateful, Amen.
Besides the outfit task, I had to get myself excited to go... you see, I seem to have a hard time when it comes to mingling with big crowds, and I'm 99.9% sure this is due to a slight anxiety problem. But thanks to alcohol I was able to calm my nerves, and after a few overpriced glasses of wine I loosened up and even let a friend drag me onto the dance floor... *shrug* ..."when in Rome!"
We came home around 10:30 pm, lit like a Christmas tree, and ready for a good long sleep - and that's when I remembered I should probably take pictures of my outfit, because how often does a married woman who loves her comforter, puppies, and tv series get all dolled up like it's prom night?
I must say, it's nice to feel like a princess every once in a while, and even though my dress probably won't show its threads to the public again until next year, I think we accomplished what was important and made some good memories out of it...
...and yes, I let the hubbs wear his signature baseball cap. I tried but I couldn't deny him.. his hat was like my wine - a security blanket to help get through the night!
So, how do you like the look?
Here's some other affordable peplum style dresses for your Pinterest boards!