Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Green and Stripey in the Key Of Flissmas

I cannot believe it is December again. 2010 has flown by and we are on the downhill slide to the festive season and another year already. I predict 2011 will be a big one- but before I get ahead of myself lets get 2010 all done and dusted! 

The first of December has always meant a couple of things to me.
  • First of all its the day that you are supposed to put your Christmas tree up.
  • It is the day that you are officailly allowed to start listening to Christmas music (if a. such things float your boat and b. you do not work in a mall)
  • It is also the day of the year that I become very aware of how many red and green outfit combos I have while vaguely attempting to welcome in another Flissmas.

Don't get me wrong- I can go ridiculous on a Christmas theme should I choose to. I just try to celebrate the start of Flissmas in a slightly more subtle fashion...

This is a fine example. Red and shades of green meets 70's nylon in diagonal stripes. One of my favourite parts about this dress is the way that the stripes have been used to create its own pattern. I like that they are off set by each other on the seams to give a "criss cross' effect with the center focused on the (in built) belt buckle. It is finished off with a zip up front and collar with black stripe trim. They really don't make 'em like this anymore...

This dress has been kicking around a long time now. So long I do not recall where it came from or how much I paid for it. Sadly I have a less than flattering memory of this dress burned into my brain. I used to be substantially... heavier than I am now. I wore this dress to the Waiheke Island Santa parade during the heavier years- and was asked by a friend of mine when I was due. Not my proudest Frockstar moment by a long shot- but nice to know I can safely wear it these days without providing the illusions of pregnancy!

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