. . . for Lauren and Lauren: If I only went to a fancy party . . .

January 7, 2013

If I only went to a fancy party . . .

 dress: c/o eshakti   tights: kohls   shoes: discovery

If I went to a fancy party on New Year's I would've worn this dress.

I would have been hanging out with friends, having exciting conversations, dancing, blowing some noise makers and definitely staying up past twelve.

Maybe I should just let you think that it what I did on New Year's Eve.

But let's be honest.  I had dinner at my parents with my sister and her family, then headed to Chris' parents house.  I watched him play a few games with his niece and nephews while I laid on their couch for a little while and came home.  Only to be in bed by 11:30.


And I can't even pretend that I wasn't in my pajamas the entire time.

I'll give myself a little bit of grace to say that I was feeling extremely nauseous those days and "morning" sickness hit me the worst in the evening.  Regardless, I wasn't disappointed to spend a New Year's Eve in comfortable clothes, and quiet houses with early bedtimes.   Perhaps we're just preparing early for our New Year's Eves to come.


I'll also pretend that it wasn't terribly windy the day I took these and my hair wasn't in my face.  And that these shoes are comfortable.

But back to this dress.  I love it.  Eshakti sent it to me and I couldn't be happier.  I love the color and the details on the shoulder.  It's definitely appropriate for a fancy party or a wedding, but I think if I wore it with some boots and a sweater I could even wear it to school.

I was also really lucky because when my dress came in first, it was far too tight and they were so good about  letting me exchange it for a bigger size.  Which I am starting to wish was an option for all my other clothing, as everything is starting to feel a little tighter these days!!

29 comments:

SHUG IN BOOTS {Beth} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

yay for nausea and tight clothes! :)

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look amazing! That dress was made for you!

I think it sounds like the perfect way to welcome the new year! :)

Alisa Marie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that dress, I also got one from eshakti that I need to post :)

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Sounds like a great NYE - other than feeling icky. Love the dress. It is perfect on you!!

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Sounds like the perfect New Year's eve minus the morning sickness, not fun! Love the dress, and it looks amazing on you.

Lisa - respect the shoes said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great shoulder details on that gorge dress!

Cori H. said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the dress! I also spent the evening in yoga pants and a sweatshirt. I'm such a party animal!

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Is it bad that I thought, "NYE...what did we do...hmmm..." and I couldn't remember. Oh, yeah. We watched Weeds and went to bed around 11:45.
The perfect night if you ask me!

Cute, cute dress!

Whitney said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Tighter clothes is a good thing! : )

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a cute dress: love the color and detail. So nice of them to send it to you!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such unique detail and I love the color of the dress! I can't say that my NYE was much more exciting but yet I was perfectly content:)

Kristine Foley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Pretty much sums up our New Years this year too :) Love the shoulder detail!! You look great!

Meg Cady said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that you paired it with those super great boots!

TIGHT IS RIGHT!!!!

Meg Cady said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that you paired it with those super great boots!

TIGHT IS RIGHT!!!!

Brittany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates
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Brittany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a gorgeous dress and what an even more gorgeous MOMMA!!! I've been meaning to tell you congratulations ever since I saw your big news....I am SO SO SO happy for you, Katie! You are going to be an amazing mommy. You have been so patient and trusted in God's timing, and now it's all been worth the wait :). Absolutely dying to share in this journey with you! Hope you will do weekly bump posts. Sending prayers your way for a blessed, healthy pregnancy!

Treasure Tromp said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

that shoulder detail on that dress is beautiful!! hope that morning sickness isn't hitting you too badly

Lily said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hope you start doing weekly bump posts and tons of baby updates! This is so special and exciting. Guess what? I spent my New Year's Eve in a hotel lobby waiting to finish registration... lol. it was nice though because I had my family and we all counted down in the lobby. including other registrants :)

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Beyond cute.

Helene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yes that would have been a perfect New Years dress but I stayed in too, and sometimes that's just perfectly fine too!

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Umm...that dress is gorgeous on you! I hope you find somewhere to wear it :) And your NYE sounds perfect!

annie
The Other Side of Gray

Niki Caron said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love that dress! You look gorgeous! And some of the best New Years Eves are spent in pajamas :) I hope you start feeling less nauseous soon!

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That green color is gorgeous on you! My NYE was similar to yours...I was sleeping before the ball dropped! At least you have an excuse, haha.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Datevitation Giveaway!

still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

what a STUNNING dress, katie! seriously! and girl, don't feel bad about your NYE. Mine was spend on the couch in sweats eating ice cream with my husband. LOL!

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You could so dress this down for school!! I love it.

Rach @ This Italian Family said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That dress looks so great on you! :) And girl, I definitely was in sweats on NYE, ha! So you're not alone. :)

ChatterBlossom said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the shape and color on you! However, pj's sound pretty good to for new year's! ;-)
Jamie
http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That's a great dress! Love the color. I was in sweats on New Year's, falling asleep on the couch at 11:30. And I'm not even ashamed :)

Nicole @ Haute Runner said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Beautiful dress! Love the details on the shoulder.

Nothing wrong with having a low key NYE. We did about the same!