Friday, December 26, 2008

Special Occasion - Christmas Fun

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. As usual, L spoiled me. I'm so lucky. These are my presents:
Books/graphic novels/reading material: "Darkly Dreaming Dexter", new Stephen King short stories & "Duma Key", "Let the Right One In" and another vampire book, "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and 3 graphic novels in the "Criminal" series, and a crossword puzzle book, Australian Vogue. Also got "The Dark Knight" and "WALL*E" and a computer game that looks like a blast. Also, little flavoured vodkas, chocolates, a necklace, the new Killers album and a magnet.

And this necklace and earrings set:

We also got a digital photo frame, a Chapters gift card, a movie gift card, some frames and canvasses for painting, a puzzle book, some sticky notes and...my mom is so sneaky. She was with Elaine and I at that charity auction over a month ago, and she bought a gorgeous set of necklace & earrings by Shi Studio. Knowing she was bidding on them, I stayed away (but I was envious, because what a beautiful set!). Well, she gave them to me! She's the best.

I also got a gift certificate to a very chi-chi shoe store, so I will be hitting the sales tomorrow. Today, I'm going to hang out and read...bliss.

Anyway, yes, I got spoiled and I am so looking forward to having some down time and enjoying all these lovely gifts. This is what I wore for Christmas Day:
Isn't that the craziest skirt? I just love it. I picked it up about a month ago for about $30. I'm wearing my waterproof walking boots, since we walked to my sister-in-law's (about an hour), then walked to the bus stop from Mom's place after dinner (about 35 min in deep snow and very slippy roads!).

A close-up of my new necklace from L, and my old Guess ring:
I bundled up with my leather jacket, my cream fuzzy bucket hat, my long black leather gloves and my Smoking Lily scarf:

Bugs!

Wishing you all the best for a peaceful and happy weekend!

Turtleneck (Smart Set), skirt (Kensie), tights (Hue), boots (Cougar), necklace (Caracol), ring (Guess), crystal stud earrings, gloves (Ricki's), scarf (Smoking Lily).

10 comments:

  1. Ah Santa was good to you! lol. I LOVE your skirt. So pretty, especially with the unexpected bubble hem. And the necklace from your mom is gorgoeus as well.

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  2. Yes, I was a very good girl this year.

    The skirt is a new favourite - I loved wearing it all day. Not the most versatile item, but one of those things I'll hang onto for a long time.

    That's actually the necklace from L - I haven't taken a pic of the necklace from Mom yet.

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  3. Wow, you made out like a bandit, lol!!! What a nice DH you have :) And I especially LOVE the necklace & earrings -- a real statement piece in such gorgeous colors. And the idea of relaxing and reading....well, that's my kind of down time.

    Oh, and that skirt is sooo pretty & unique..I just love it on you :)

    Glad you had a Merry Xmas!!!

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  4. It's a good thing you decided not to bid against your mom!

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  5. I love the outfit, cute and functional all at the same time!

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  6. Kayleigh: yes, my DH is the best! I should say that I spoiled him as well - he is so fun to buy for. I always look forward to seeing how he's going to like his gifts.

    I was thrilled with the necklace & earrings from him - I wear all those colours, so I'm excited to choose what I'll be wearing with that set.

    Wendy: totally! I'd seen this designer in a shop and couldn't afford the jewelry, so to find out that she was giving it to me...ah, so sweet.

    HoneyChild: That's the goal! What's the point of looking fab if you aren't comfortable in it?

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  7. Wow Sheila! What a Motherlode! All those gifts you got (except Australian Vogue, which I think is 'VogueLite') are wonderful & would have suited me as well! You must have had so much fun unwrapping them on Xmas Day. And all that snow too.! It's not exactly a heatwave here, but far from Snow.

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  8. Hey, Sue, Merry Christmas! Yeah, I was a pretty happy gal on Xmas morning. The Australian Vogue is pretty slim, but L knew he'd be safe buying it.

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  9. That skirt is crazy fun. I like your choice of gold as a holiday color. The skirt is festive with gold and cream, and funky with that balloon (?) silhouette.

    I am thoroughly impressed that you managed to make that fabulous outfit fit for trudging through winter weather. Well done.

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  10. Hey, Cat - thanks so much. The shape of this skirt is so fun, but it's quite narrow at the knees (and no slit), so I could only take fairly small steps. Even harder for walking!

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