Long ago, when I was growing up in a small town in Alabama, the week before Christmas and the week after Christmas were very social times. As a teen and young adult, I attended many functions during these two weeks. You have probably never heard of a “tea dance” or a “sherry party,” but they were very popular, as were afternoon teas, and cocktail parties. I remember attending at least 5 or 6 parties a year during these two weeks.
My, my, my, how times have changed! Maybe some of you still attend cocktail parties, but I can’t remember the last time we got an invitation to one. I know it has been at least ten years ago.
Something that I really miss is attending parties after Christmas. Nowadays, most people do something on New Year’s Eve, but it is rare to go to a holiday party after December 25. In the old days, the “Christmas season” began no earlier than 10 days before Christmas, and continued until New Year’s Day.
I am sure that there are many communities that have other traditions and customs for getting together during the holidays, but in my town, it seems that just getting together with friends for dinner or going out to dinner is the main holiday social activity. Once in awhile, we get invited to an actual party, but it is rare.
That is fine with me. The last thing I want to do is get all dressed up for an office party, or a stand around in high heels and make small talk at a cocktail party.
The outfit I am showing you today is what I wore to a small dinner party with friends. This is about as dressy as I will get this year!
I don’t usually like to show pictures of my rear, but just had to show you what the back of this cute top looks like (ignore the tag ;-):
Whatever your holiday plans are, make sure you dress in something that makes you feel beautiful! You will have a lot more fun if you look nice. Take time to try on a few things and snap some selfies in the mirror. I can promise you that you have something in your closet that will look great if you take time to figure it out.
Thanks for stopping by. I would love to hear your comments about what kind of holiday activities you plan to attend this year, and what you plan to wear. I am very interested to see if other communities are more party-oriented.