This is the time of year for giving back, for spending time with loved ones and listening to holiday tunes on 24-7 repeat. This is the time of year for dressing up in our sparkliest sparkles to celebrate possibly what we’d like to forget as we set new resolutions. This is the time of year that we get to coordinate the wrapping paper under our tree with the decorations that hang above. This is also the time of year when a ton of stunning, sequin-sewn garments are released, and I start to drool.
So how am I supposed to get through the thoughtfulness of giving to others when there is so much out there on my list that I know I likely won’t get?! (And let’s not get that twisted with me being on Santa’s naughty list. I have never been a recipient of coal.) Well, it’s simple. This becomes a Merry Christmas gift; to me, with love, from me.
I set out with good intentions of completing my Christmas shopping for others when I got caught up in the seven levels of the candy cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops and then walked through the doors of The CORE.
…and I found this! The outfit, not the abominable snowman.
Usually at this time of year I am ready to go with an outfit that could be translated from day to party in a hurry so why wouldn’t I want all of this?! Let’s not forget when you are invited to a merry soiree, you have to battle the elements to get there. If you’re like me, you’d like to be warm and chic at the same time and yes, it is possible.
*Read in the voice of Sir Anthony Hopkins as narrated in The Grinch*
Exhibit A: The subject wears a stripe, floor-length dress with sparkle dripping from her ears, ready to clink glassware and indulge in the extravagances of the season. When she moves swiftly through the flurries alfresco, she protects her ensemble and anatomy with a patent puffer coat and pink toque, proving to her cohorts that it is achievable to attend a party and preserve a body temperature of 36 degrees Celsius while getting there.
In case you haven’t caught on by now (and from the name of this blog), I love pink. And if you’re a pink sequin, I LOVE you even more. Now, this is pretty much an everyday outfit for me, however; I believe in this for festivities as well. Oh, and I’ll take one of each please.
Exhibit C: The subject showcases that the hue of pink can in fact, be utilized in festive apparel. Balancing the casual and dressed up panaches by coupling a sweatshirt with sequins, these trappings are sure to have others inquiring, “Where did you get that skirt, and can this be worn on days other than Wednesday?”
Like the image states above, gifts DO come true. And sorry, not sorry but this “Happy Holidays” headband is sure to look good in some Instagram photos with the crew. #doitforthegram Being the thoughtful person that I am, I’d like one for me and each of my friends!
Exhibit D: The subject’s delight is instantaneously heightened by a radiant headpiece placed atop her cranium. Could this mean an increase of engagement revealed through her social media algorithm?
Now if you STILL don’t know what to get me for Christmas, I can no longer help you. I can help myself though to a medium-sized list of objects I found at The CORE though. At least Santa knows everything that I’m asking for this year! ;)
Exhibit E: The subject appears to be joyful alongside Saint Nick. The result of this could be something pink under the subject’s coniferous evergreen tree at the daybreak of Christmastide.