A Christmas Party

Sunday, December 18, 2011
Dave and I decided to take a year off from hosting our big Christmas party and I am so glad we did.  I honestly cannot imagine if I had added one more thing to my plate this week.  However, my friend and neighbor decided to have a party this year and it was last night.  We had a great time.  It was nice to be the guest and not the hostess.  I was not planning on buying a dress (trying to save money and all) but I fell in love with this dress at the last minute. It screamed Jackie O or Audrey Hepburn to me.  I had the perfect very pointy black satin heels and a fun ivory cocktail  ring.  I was feeling very 1960 and very "Chicago-ish."

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{Dave wore a navy blue blazer to the party but did not have it on for the photos}

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When we got home, I peeked in on Kate to see if she was asleep. She said,  "Mama, did your friend say anything?"  I said, "Say anything about what Kate?"  She said, "Like did she tell you how beautiful your dress and coat were?"  I replied, "Oh yes, sweetie she did."  Then she asked, "Mama, were you the most beautiful girl at the party?"  I could not really answer that as everyone looked beautiful but Kate sure made me feel like the most beautiful mama at that moment in time.

35 comments:

  1. You both looked fabulous! Its so fun to dress up for holiday parties!!!!

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  2. YOU LOOK MAHHHVELOUS DAHLING!! MAHHHVALAOUS!!!

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  3. WOW!!! that dress is gorgeous and the jacket is a perfect topper!!!

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  4. Wow.. Kim you both look Fabulouss!
    I wanted to ask you what type of camera do you have cause all of your pics look great. please let me know.

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  5. Oh that little Kate...just so precious! And you look stunning! I adore your dress and necklace.

    KK

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  6. Erika,

    These were taken with my Nikon D-80 by my son in auto with the flash...so definitely not our best photos. I also have a Nikon D-700.

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  7. You look truly beautiful! Very vintage Hollywood! Xoxo Brooke

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  8. Lovely...I LOVE dress up parties!



    Merry Christmas,
    Robin

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  9. So sweet! That dress is to die for. Love it!

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  10. Beautiful dress and your necklace was fabulous with it. I love the story about Kate. It's amazing when our daughters tell us we are the pretiest(mama, woman, etc.)! Nothing better. Merry Christmas.

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  11. YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL!!! LOOOOOVE your dress, so my style. You look really fabulous and your husband so dapper, you two are made for each other:) And your tree...FABULOUS!
    I got such a kick out of little Kate and what she said...that is so incredibly sweet, what a precious child she is.

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  12. Loving the dress!! Dave looks alright too!!

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  13. beautiful... I love how little girls make you feel beautiful..I bet you were a standout!! Very Mad Men!

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  14. You look so pretty. How sweet of Kate to notice and tell you.

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  15. I love that dress! You look great!

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  16. Well....Kate does have the most beautiful Mama, especially inside:)

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  17. Beautiful dress and LOVE the necklace! Don't you just love the way they dress back then! I love looking at old movies just for wanting to view the attire they wore back then!! I so wish clothing of today had some of the standards of clothing of "yesterday". Thanks for sharing!! Kate is just a dollbaby!!

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  18. Beautiful, just beautiful! You and Dave, Kate's story...loved it all! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  19. Kate is just precious! You look gorgeous, as always!

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  20. Amazing dress - where is it from!? You look splendid and your daughter is too cute.

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  21. Kim, you're soooooooo beautiful in this dress.
    Lots of love from Spain,
    Belén

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  22. I'm with Kate...You were the most "Chicago" girl there!

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  23. cutest dress EVER and certain you were the prettiest girl there:)

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  24. Beauty and Grace defined....

    Absolutely stunning!!!!

    xoxo

    Sibi

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  25. kim, you look beautiful!! that dress is stunning!! merry christmas! love, clare

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  26. Beautiful dress and lovely necklace!

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  27. Oh my -- you did look so beautiful! Lovely dress! Kate is so right!

    janet

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  28. Love Jackie O on you!!!!!!!!!

    Merry Christmas Week!

    Love,
    Diana

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  29. I bet Kate was right and you were "the most beautiful girl at the party!" She sure is sweet! The dress is great!

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  30. you are beautiful. inside and out. and that dress ain't bad, either.

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  31. Great dress! Glad you gave yourself a break this year. Merry Christmas!

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