On Friday night, we'll be attending Tom's work Christmas party. It's always a Very Nice party, and we're looking forward to a fun celebration. As for me? I'm desperately trying to figure out what to wear. (Of course.) I don't need to buy anything new or special, but I still want to put together Just The Right Look. (Y'know?)
Which got me thinking about . . . "Christmas outfits." Those special outfits of yesteryear that you wore through the holiday season.
When we were little girls, my sister and I usually got something special to wear at Christmastime -- for family gatherings and school concerts and church events, etc. These outfits were usually somewhat festive and definitely outside the realm of "everyday wear." We're talking . . . red velveteen jumpers, lacy blouses, blue velveteen dresses. Special.
But nothing -- absolutely nothing -- compared to the love we had for our pink lace pantsuits!!!
(Not hard to pick the sister-groups in this old family photo with my cousins!!!)
Christmas 1970. I was in sixth grade . . . age 11 . . . and I thought those pink lace pantsuits were the Epitome of Groovy! I remember thinking I was As Cool as Marcia Brady. I remember rocking the look at my 6th grade band concert -- the only girl in pants!!!! And I remember feeling so special that Christmas Eve with my cousins! (I've also got to admit that I loved my cousins "wet look" mini skirts and vests, too! We were a stylin' group -- no doubt about it!)
Whatever I end up wearing to Tom's work party on Friday night, it won't hold a candle to my 1970 Christmas Outfit, that's for sure!!!