Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Work holiday party

Last weekend, I had my work holiday party! It's annually held at the country club and we always have the best food. Everything was so good this year too. Twice baked potatoes, stuffed chicken, veggies, salad, rice, pasta with pesto sauce... and don't even get me started on the desserts! The ice cream pie was just insane. I love spending time outside of work with colleagues. I seriously adore everyone I work with... and it's just wonderful to see everyone laughing and enjoying themselves. I always love getting to see everyone's spouse too, and the white elephant game is so much fun. We usually all die laughing. This year, it was over a cardboard cut-out of one of the partners at work. So funny. Eric ended up with a cowboy style hat that he was super excited about!

I had a vision of my holiday outfit months before the event. Gold dress, red heels, black tights, with red lips and a top knot. Well, I accomplished about 75% of that! I ordered the most darling red t-strap heels, but they were sent in the wrong color, so I had to last minute pull out my red flats. And I just had my hair done and straightened, and it was too smooth to go up into a knot! I know, woe is me, right? It just wouldn't stay up! But I ended up loving the dress I picked. It was really comfortable and yet dressy. The sweetheart neckline under the gold lace was my favorite part.

Eric recently got this bow-tie and he pulled it off so well! I'm loving his style lately. He has a bunch of staples he sticks with - like rolling up his pants, wearing bright colored knit socks that always show (love that!) and lots of dark jeans and cardigans lately. Super cute. I always get so excited when he loves shopping as much as I do... and getting dressed as much as I do. He's like my gay best friend and boyfriend all in one. Did I tell you guys that we both bawled at the finale of Glee's last season? Yep. And did I tell you guys that our gay waiter this past weekend leaned over to me and whispered that Eric was really cute? Haha, I loved that.

Outfit details:
Truth Be Gold Dress c/o ModCloth
Marshall's faux leather jacket
Target tights
Naked flats c/o Blowfish Shoes


irene wibowo said...

i love your dress too.. :)
Irene Wibowo

Yelle said...

You picked the best dress for your holiday party! And even if your hair wouldn't stay in a bun it doesn't matter because it looks so beautiful down and straight! Now, if only I could get my fiance as excited to dress cute as excited as your Eric gets!

Maggie J. said...

I worked at a marketing/design office at my university my senior year. We had a party where we did the white elephant game. So funny! One guy was trying to get rid of his can of sardines the whole time. :)

Anyway, I absolutely adore your blog! You never fail to make me smile.


Carlee, Almost Endearing said...

Such a pretty party dress! I also love those shoes!
Almost Endearing

Marlyn Pena said...

You look so lovely! That dress and those shoes are perfect together too!

Sounds like you had such a fun night with your boy.

Thanks for sharing your lovely style with us! I love your blog!


Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

So so pretty! Love your outfit! My office party is tomorrow and I'm wearing a red lace dress with black stockings and black wedges.

I love that your waiter said that to you! Too funny!
Sincerely, Sara

Shannon said...

I love holiday parties! Your outfit is perfect. Festive and beautiful. Hope you had fun!

Seeking Style said...

That b&w picture of you two is so adorable!

xo Jennifer


Girl and Closet said...

Seriously, you guys are the cutest!! I've always loved Eric's style, he does such a great job with his outfits - I'm always showing Martin your blog posts for that. ;)

And... your evening sounds fantastic as does the food, plus you couldn't have picked a prettier outfit, it came together great! xo V

herecomesthesun said...

Love the gold dress, it's a great look on you :)

Et tu, tutu? said...

Adorable dress, adorable couple, adorable post!


Hello Door Seven said...

Oh my! You look so cute!! :D

JULES said...

omg, your dress is amazing!
I love your blog banner too babe! so festive! <3

xoxo, sundaesins.blogspot.com

sweet harvest moon said...

Cutest dress!

Jess Dynarski (Jessica's Wonderland) said...

I love this outfit! It's so perfectly festive. Your little stories are always too cute!

supikuku said...

that dress is gorgeous!! :) love the combo with the red shoes <3 very Christmas-sy :)

Lauren Rachel said...

Absolutely love your outfit! I too have my work holiday party coming up and I'll admit I've been stressing out a bit deciding what to wear. Thanks for the inspiration though! xoxox - Lauren

BlondeBrittany said...

Seriously love that dress.. gold is my def fav for the season!


Emily Beth said...

You are the cutest! I love that dress and all your fun photos!

xo Emily Beth @ Inspired Attire

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Rachel said...

Your guy definitely has dapper style! As do you! ;)

Jenny said...

You both look great here, your dress is just the best! Your work parties sound super fun too, jealous! xo


Янка said...

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his little lady said...

You two are adorable! And twice baked potatoes are the best!!
xo TJ

Kristian said...

You look gorgeous and I'm so glad you had a good time.

Naomi at The Occasional Indulgence said...

You guys are so stinkin cute!


Melissa Lejman said...

Awww, look at the two of you! Too cute! We just had a work holiday dinner the other day, but it was humid and stormy and very Australian :P

megan lane said...

You look lovely! Would love to know where Eric's outfit is from. You should do a outfit post with him sometime!

Lexi said...

I absolutely love your dress! And ice cream pie? That sounds incredible!
Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

Chioma said...

i love that dress! it's so pretty and your hubby has great style :)

C's Evolution of Style

pourlecoeur said...

gorgeous dress, and you two make such a cute couple!
xo, cheyenne