Friday, December 7, 2012

Green With Envy?



Nope.  I’m just green with poor photography skills.  Unfortunately, I had to take these photos inside and I had to take them myself (the horror!), so the end result is green Gracey in a cute outfit:



Now let’s talk about the cute outfit, shall we?  It looks like pants and a tunic, but it's actually a dress over pants.  See?

The dress is obviously too long to be worn over pants, but I didn’t want to wear it alone as the holiday party I was attending was in a bowling alley.  A nice bowling alley, but still, a bowling alley.  So, I belted the dress with a skinny belt and then pulled it up to hang over the belt, creating a sort of blouson effect.  Et voila, my dress is now a tunic:


In addition to the dress-as-tunic (vintage via Goodwill) and cropped pants (Vince Camuto via Nordstrom), I also wore leopard pumps (Merona “Maye” via Target): 

Merona "Maye" pumps - Image via target.com

I finished off the look with a vintage gold clutch (Goodwill), a couple of vintage bangles (Red Fox Vintage) and my black mini-bubble necklace: 


And there you have it, what I wore for my holiday party.  What about about you Reader Friends?  Are you attending any holiday parties this year?  If so, what are you wearing?!

Happy Friday, Everyone!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Gracey

28 comments:

  1. Gracey, your hair is fabulous. I love it pulled to the side like that. And what a great idea with the dress. I hope you had a good time.

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  2. So cute! What a creative idea!

    I'm going to one tonight and don't know what to wear! Worst!

    www.beautyandbows.com

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  3. Wow, glitzy and glamorous and gorgeous Gracey! You look a little too good for a bowling alley, I hope you were appreciated! Love the leopard shoes and the gold clutch.
    No parties planned but a cabaret evening is coming up next weekend, which I think will require a ridiculous outfit. I am sure I'll think of something! xxx

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  4. Beautiful Outfit! You look amazing!
    follow new ,mind follow back?

    kisses :)

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  5. Gracey, you always look so put together! I love wearing shorter dresses as tunics, and you did this one brilliantly! I hope you had fun bowling! I know what you mean about photography skills too! I feel very green myself!

    xoxo
    Lynn

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  6. Brilliant! And perfect crops.

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  7. The answer to the title is actually "yes"....I'm green with envy over how gorgeous you look! ;)

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  8. You'll always be our favorite jolly green giant, Gracey. So purdy! I don't think I have any dresses right now that I can do that to, but I'm going to keep the en-tunicking idea in my little brainpan for future reference...

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  9. Great way of using your dress as a tunic for a night out! Sounds like you had fun. I don't usually go to any official parties, but I'm sure to do some meet-up with whichever friends are back in town this year.

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  10. Fab.U.Lous. Great holiday look, esp with the festive clutch. And yes I am green with (friendly) envy : >

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  11. Cute outfit indeed. So clever to belt and lift it up. You created the perfect length.

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  12. Ooh, I love that dress and it looks great as a tunic! And you totally don't look green, but I can't really see past all the sparkles :)

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  13. What a cute outfit, Gracey. It looks wonderful for the holiday! Your hair looks really cute too!

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  14. this is just adorable
    great idea to belt the dress, i might have to steal that one
    brett

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  15. You look stunning in this style...so beautifully tall and wonderfully stylishly glam. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  16. Oh my, what a great idea! That tunic shape is really beautiful on you and I would have never guessed it was a dress. What a fun outfit for a party!

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  17. I love how you styled it and those shoes top it off!

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  18. How beautiful! Cinching the dress makes a lovely silhouette, perfectly glamourous and bowling-excellent. I haven't decided any holiday-wear yet - just a couple of events, but I think I can guarantee myself being the most-overdressed, lol.

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  19. Green Gracie you are gorgeous! Love the outfit ... love that you used the dress as a tunic. Hope the event was wonderful and that you go tons of compliments because you look stunning.

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  20. OOOO--you may look a tad green but it's cuz you are MONEY in this outfit!! love it--you were probably the glitziest gal at the bowling alley!

    My holiday outfit involved a santa apron and an elf hat with attached pointed ears.

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  21. You look so sweet - love your outfit!
    -Kati

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  22. Very cool idea for a very cool dress. You look smashingly lovely, if a tad green. That green hue happens to me sometimes, too, even outdoors. Must google, "Why am I green in pics?" :P

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  23. that is such an awesome holiday dress! better learn those white balance settings ;)
    Chic on the Cheap

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  24. Photo tip- go to picmonkey.com and you can edit your pics. All is needed is to warm the temperature- slide over to the pink and downgrade the green and you'd look healthy as ever.

    The outfit is great- I hope you do a photoshoot retake!

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  25. Great job! I wouldn't want to wear a dress to bowling either :) Very festive for a holiday party but demure for the occasion

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