|You see? You are completely decorated for the holidays, you become a moveable fete. The dress is in Merino wool, and made to be worn "close to the body" according the the designer.|
1.) You really don't feel like decorating the house this year. In fact, you may not do more than a couple of poinsettia plants, maybe a few branches plunked into a cachepot with some lights if you can find them -- or perhaps not. But you might still make a slight effort setting the table. Probably.
2.) Or, let's say you see Noël as "your" holiday. The actual celebration gives you the legitimate opportunity to do what you do best: decorate, decorate, decorate. Then wrap, wrap, wrap -- with care of course, with maybe a theme in the paper and ribbon for that special "look" you envision. Then there's the table. And, let us not forget, getting all dressed up yourself.
|These Art Deco earrings, which are no longer available, give you an idea of an accessory that stays on message. Bows make you think of gifts don't they?|
Either way, I think I have an idea to brighten the festivities by adding a soupçon of glittery glamor.
Think of yourself as a Christmas tree, one that comes already decorated. I would suggest though that you add, as we used to say in the fashion biz, some "important" earrings, and shoes that show you mean business.
Marcus Lupfer , are all you need. Maybe the gray for a "casual" invitation, the black for a big event. Imagine how many years you'll own these frocks. You can't really wear them for Easter for example. Although I think you can stretch the "appropriateness" into New Year's Eve. Actually, you probably should.
I do not think it would be beyond the realm of possibility that, if you stand still with your flute of champagne, people will place cadeaux at your feet.