Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that LA Queen Pins call
Their favorite time of the year…
Christmas! LOVE LOVE LOVE this time of year. Growing up in the midwest, Christmas meant snow, chilly days filled with warm hot chocolate, and neighboring homes covered in christmas lights. Christmas in LA (at least for me) means weeks of holiday parties and weeks of
hungover slow to start mornings.
From friend’s holiday parties, to company holiday parties, to friends company holiday parties, I really tried to think out of box when it came to what to wear, what to drink, and what to bring. For any of your still attending some minute holiday parties and are like totally for sure clueless (I love that movie), here is Mel’s 2011 how to ROCK the holiday season on a budget list! I tamed it down a bit, because I like to go over the top, and well….I have realized not many people are like me.
Look deep into the closet for those pieces that you have always been, eghh, maybe? about. That fur is looking mighty nice, woah, dare we say, pair it with that très chic sequins mini?! Or wait, is that, yup! that vintage flea market sequins mini. Get it gurrrl. And what about those trousers that your mom MADE you buy “because every lady needs to have a pair of interview trousers”–probably from Express. Have you been reading the fashion blogs?! Trousers are soooo in!
Sippin’ on at a party:
It’s the holiday season, it’s time to get fancy! Grab a champagne flute and cheers with those you love! (or want to love that night…bow chika wow wow) My problem is champagne goes straight to my head, literally, the next day, POUNDING headache. So I try to stick to one or two glasses. Also, it’s a party, you want to have fun and enjoy your drink. Tonight is NOT the night to test if your lactose intolerance is in fact real on a night full of white russians. You do not want bloating in that vintage flea market find. ugh ugh. (most holiday parties are open bar, so make sure to at least tip the bartender)
What to Bring:
Yourself! Kidding. If the party you are attending is some what of an intimate affair, be sure to bring the host a bottle of wine (many grocery stores and liquor stores are running AMAZING wine deals for the holidays), a dessert, or at the very least, a simple holiday gift. Ornaments, wine stoppers, or candles all make fun and cheap holiday gifts.
I have one last party to go to this week, and then DONE! My couch, laundry room, and I will have a lovely upcoming week.