December 12, 2012

Christmas Work Party Attire





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!








What are you wearing to your Christmas party this year?

28 comments:

  1. You looked BEAUTIFUL!! I stress about what I'm going to wear all month! My hubs is Saturday! Eek!

    PS Let's do coffee soon pretty please?! :)

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  2. looking absolutely beautiful! what a great look for so little monies. xoxo

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  3. Love the LBD!!! I didn't attend my company Christmas party, because I've been sick :( It was a "white party".... Would have been fun shopping for a white dress, since I don't have any in my closet!

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  4. You looked wonderful :) and sometimes all you need is wine. That's how I get through those things too ;)

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  5. Gorgeous! Love the look!

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  6. love your little black dress! and wine makes any night fabulous.

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  7. You are gorgeous! Such a classic beauty, and the LBD looks amazing on you!

    XO, Kelsey

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  8. You took those photos at the END of the night? You look fantastic, K. Wow! I would look like a hot mess after drinks and dancing, no matter how formal the affair!

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  9. Such a cute dress on you and I love that it was only $14. I love the chance to get dressed up....My holiday party isn't till mid Jan.!!

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  10. Your dress is gorgeous. You look fabulous!

    ~FringeGirl

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  11. You look like a retro, gorgeous little sexpot in this dress:) Love. It. In a non-weird way of course...

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  12. You're so pretty! LOVE the peplum! I'm coming from Yours Truly, and will be wearing a peplum dress in red at this year's party!

    Kat E.

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  13. look at that pretty lady! looove the peplum on you :) and those straight bangs. what a looker :)

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  14. Love how you let him wear his hat. Really cool!

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  15. Girl, you are a KNOCKOUT! That is GORGEOUS!

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  16. "how often does a married woman who loves her comforter, puppies, and tv series get all dolled up like it's prom night?"

    I know exactly what you mean! You look stunning, btw!

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  17. You look gorgeous! I can't believe that dress was only $14! What a steal!

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  18. Seriously, stop it. You're such a hottie! I love it. ;)

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  19. total creeper comment but that dress is very boobflattering!!! haha you look great!

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  20. I go to Ross anytime I need a dress too! LOVE the LBD you chose. Super cute!

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  21. As always, you look GORGEOUS! Hubs is looking handsome as well! That dress is fab!

    I wish sooooo much that we had a Ross here. Every time I see you, and others, talk about it I get jealous. Tell me they have online shopping???

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  22. Ok... found my closest Ross... 40 miles away =[

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  23. What a lovely dress! Our Ross is way sketchy... I'm more of a TJ Maxx girl as a result.

    Our Christmas party is Saturday, and the company is being sold, effective December 31st. So, yeah. If I live long enough, I'll go try to find myself a cute as heck LBD at Ross/TJ Maxx!

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  24. Well hellllloooo gorgeous!! You look amazing & so does that dress!

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  25. That dress is stunning! Good find. I love Ross, forever and ever, amen!

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  26. Aw, you look absolutely beautiful, girl! Great dress choice for your work party! And I love all of these other little black dresses too!!!!
    xo TJ

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  27. I need an LBD for a holiday party and I think Peplum it is! Thanks for the fashion inspiration :-)

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  28. I've wondered about Spanx. Are they uncomfortable to wear? I could probalby stand to buy some, but I'm worried it'll end up feeling like I'm wearing control-top pantyhose, cutting of my circulation all night.

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