DIY Holiday Party Look
It’s certainly party season. I envy people who thrive on small talk that can walk onto a dance floor and totally dominate it. While I enjoy parties in moderation—though certainly not hosting them, oh my goodness what a stress fest!—I’m not a big party-person. I can’t seem to make small talk and I’ve always felt self-conscious when dancing.
At home, in my PJs, with only my dog to judge me—no problem, I’m the Dancing Queen—but in public? Not so much.
Unfortunately, I have a mandatory dancing/making small talk event coming up that I’d completely forgotten about—the calendar on my phone reminded me to plan an outfit today. Should I take this as a sign of betrayal from my phone? Or is it rescuing me from my failing memory? I suppose it’s a thin line between.
Originally, I was supposed to go with three friends, which would make the whole thing much easier—and more fun. Plans have changed, though, and now I’m going with one friend, who’s bringing her new girlfriend, and I can’t bring my guy because he’s out of town. Ah, the classic third wheel…
While I love planning party outfits, especially this holiday when the sparkly, shiny glam is welcome, I find attending the events stressful. I’d much rather plan the outfit, and send someone else in my stead. I decided I was working myself up over nothing and took a spa day yesterday, very refreshing.
No chores, no errands, just pampering. Even if all you have energy to do is relax at home, it’s important to give yourself a little time to recover from the pressure of the season. Post-pampering, I was feeling refreshed and decided to finish up a sewing project (the dress in this post) and I might wear it to the aforementioned, dreaded event. Silver lining: I get to break out my sparkly, over-sized earrings.
Have fun, everyone and thank you for stopping by.