(Instead of introducing myself I am going to just go ahead and dive in...)
Occupation: Its complicated... just call me a Graphic Designer
Family: Mother/Boss Julie, Father Whit, Sister Molly.
Warning: this is not an exciting blog... more an accounting of my life on a daily/weekly basis... could turn out to be incredibly boring.
Its christmas day! We just returned from yet another fabulous holiday trip to San Francisco. Filled with Holiday parties and of course the Ball... This year my sister came out as a deb in San Francisco. I thought it would be cool to watch her go through it as I did 7 YEARS AGO (wow... I am getting up there!), but when she was presented I found myself bawling like a fool.
Our Christmas every year involves this trip to San Francisco along with a lot of other fabulous functions. The benefit of having parties in both San Francisco and Eugene is that you don't have to buy a new outfit for every party. While many people think
that buying this many outfits is ridiculous anyway... lets
be honest... we (ladies) all do it.
Every year upon returning to Oregon from California we go to the Christmas Eve Eve party up at the home of some wonderful family friends of ours. This party is my favorite every year because all of our family friends are together under one roof. Some of the people at this party actually attended my 4th birthday party... It was an absolutely lovely party (both were actually... although one had more pink frosting and the other more vodka!)
This morning we had our christmas day as we always do
... pajama clad and with a slight headache from the amount of wine consumed the night before. This year my family surprised me with a small navy and cream damier canvas Louis Vuitton wallet. This matched a handbag my mother/boss "retired" and had given to me a few months earlier (One of the things I am most thankful for is my mothers taste and the fact she has passed it on to me... along with handbags she gets tired of :) ).
I also got quite a few kitchen goods, cookbooks, a Cuisinart hand blender and several other items from Hartwicks (a local kitchen store in Eugene). I love to cook and had always had in interest in it. A trait that was passed down to me from both my grandmother on my fathers side (Elaine), and also the mother/boss... who before starting her fabulous boutique business came very close to studying at the Cordon Bleu (she is also an amazing photographer... its very hard to keep up with her).
The following is a quick list of our Christmas Happenings:
Cocktail Christmas Party:
Location: Family Friends House (Eugene, OR)
Outfit: Black cap sleeved Diane Von Furstenburg dres
s. Its tight and goes just past the knee.... I love love love it! Black Stiletto Heels (by guess for marciano) and Judith jack st
ud earrings. LV black epi leather handbag. Black crystal earrings from Banana Republic.
St. Francis Yacht Club Christmas Party
Location: St. Fr. Yacht Club
Outfit: Short Cream and Gold Cocktail party dress with ruffles and bows by Nanette Lapore, with monogrammed black and creme cashmere shawl (from our shop), and Black Stiletto Heels (Guess for Marciano). Pearl Patent leather LV handbag. and Pearls...
Christmas Shopping in San Francisco
Location: Gumps, Neiman Marcus, Bristol Farms, Bloomingdales, Saks, Urban Outfitters... the list goes on (I LOVE SF!!)
Outfit: Black and white Tori Burch dress, Black cashmere wrap (monogrammed), Black Chanel Sunglasses, Black Fendi handbag, and knee high 5 inch black slouchy boots.
"The Ball" (not official name for event... but it will do for now)
Location: a famous hotel in SF which shall remain nameless.
Outfit: Purple empire waist ball gown with asymmetrical neckline. Crystal brooch, Crystal drop earrings, and crystal bangle bracelets. Vintage gold beaded bag and Gold metallic strappy sandals (Guess by Marciano).
Christmas Eve Eve Party
Location: Home of family friend (Eugene, OR)
Outfit: Black skinny jeans with black crystal pocket detailing(7 for all mankind), black sequined top (Forever 21), black blazer with ruffled neckline (Ann Taylor), knee high black slouchy 5 inch boots, and black crystal earrings from Banana Republic.
Thats all for now... I am hoping to include photos of my goings on a little later...
Thanks for reading pearls and pears...