Happy Monday everyone! The weekend is over and its time to get this Christmas week underway. I hope that you all had a great weekend full of holiday cheer and fab stylish moments!
Before the weekend started, I left New York and traveled back to my hometown of Creedmoor, N.C for the Christmas holiday. I have been so excited about coming home to spend time with loved ones and old friends. I’m such a family person, so any opportunity that I get to travel back to see them, I take full advantage (which is usually every quarter). Thus far, I have been able to attend a few different Christmas parties, speak at a “Girl Talk” forum, and celebrate the birthday of my favorite man! My weekend has truly been filled with happy, heartwarming & fun moments that have given me more than enough Christmas cheer!
Let’s get right into the rundown, and take a gander at my weekend festivities!
FRIDAY: On Friday night, I had the privilege of attending a Christmas Party with my parents. A dear family friend hosted a party full of food, karaoke, catching up with old friends and my parents dancing like their lives depended on it (no exaggeration).
SATURDAY: Saturday night I attended my Godsister, and good friend, Christina Moss’s annual themed Christmas party called “Tina’s Turn Up”. This Christmas get together had a “Christmas Cheer” outfit theme that included Tacky Christmas Sweaters, Christmas colors, Christmas socks or basically any outfit that would put you or others in the Christmas spirit! All of the guest created a style statement with this theme and made it their own!
Although some decided to go more festive with their looks, Shelly decided to take a more subtle approach by choosing Christmas colors. She chose to rock a white dress, red mary-jane style pumps, statement necklace and a Santa hat to complete her look. Cute!
My look for the night was a Christmas onesie! From the moment I was told the theme for this party I have been on a mission to find the the perfect Christmas onesie to wear! I settled on creating my own look. I found the onesie at Walmart and cut off the built-in footie. I then purchased a yard of faux white fur trimming at a fabric store, and my mom sewed it onto the collar. Lastly, I took my mom’s silk bedtime hair wrap, tied it into a bow and pinned it to the front! Lol I finished the look with a pair of patent pumps.
SUNDAY: My Sunday began with a return visit to “Girl Talk”. I have spoken at this forum for young women once before and shared my story about the struggles that I faced and overcame when moving to NY and following my dreams (See “Girl Talk” post for full story). This time around I spoke to the girls about relationships (both business and personal). I talked about ways to take full advantage of networking, internships while in college and high school to build business relationships. I also spoke on making sure that they choose their personal relationships wisely and to know their worth.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!
XoXo ~ Chrissy Joy