Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pass the Egg Nog, Please

Tues 12/13

Tues 12/13

Tues 12/13
works cited: dress by megan nielsen; hue sweater tights; very old urban outfitters sweater; belt swiped from my mom; bonvelle boots c/o blowfish; breda watch

I wore this to our building's holiday party this weekend, which was an awesome and eclectic mix of west African food, hip hop dance music blasting over a boombox, several toddlers wearing princess dresses and playing hide-and-go-seek between the banisters, and very heavily spiked homemade egg nog. I loved this outfit of Jane's, and went for a similar vibe with a sweet full dress, dark tights, and boots. Cozy for sipping all the egg nog I could get my hands on because 'tis the season in which no one looks at you funny if you want to drink what amounts to straight-up cream out of a plastic cup while chatting with 3 year-olds about Disney movies.

34 comments:

BiblioMOMia said...

Oh love. From the heathered tights to the double belt, and of course Megan's sweet dress!

Hannah said...

Love this dress! So pretty with the gray tights.

Your building sounds fun! I'm jealous. Our building doesn't have a Christmas party, and if it did it would probably just be a bunch of 20-somethings drinking a lot. Aka college, part 2, haha.

Laura said...

those boots look really comfy. are they?

Haley Rogers said...

ha I love your writing. tis the season! love the outfit.
cheers
haley

Daily Jenn said...

Oh my gosh, this is such a lovely outfit!! I am in love with that dress and it looks so darling with the sweater, tights, and belt. Sounds like your building holiday party was a lot of fun :)

Chloe Trayner said...

This is a great outfit, love the neutral colours together and those boots are gorgeous! sounds like you had a good party, we don't get eggnog here in the uk so I'm always curious what it actually tastes like...

Lindsay said...

Very cute. Love the dress + those tights and boots.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

chloe--it just tastes like a sweet, spiced glass of milk, sounds weird but it's so delicious.

laura--YES, they are ridiculously comfortable. i have a pair of flats from blowfish that are only so-so, but these boots are awesome. i wore them all weekend and have been wearing them since. i can definitely recommend them.

preethi said...

I'm loving the double belt - so cute!

preethi
lace, etc.

chillairandperfume said...

I adore this dress! It's so cute, and I bet you can wear it year-round and style it so many different ways.

www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

Looks and Books said...

That sounds like a pretty boss holiday party. Love those boots!

Rae Veda said...

Your top knot is the greatest! xo, rv

http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

MorningSprite said...

You should try the egg nog at the Old Ebbit in the district. We had it before the national tree lighting last week and it was pretty amazing (and heavily alcoholic....)

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

morningsprite--thanks for the recommendation, i will DEFINITELY try it. there's only so many weeks of the year a gal can have her fill of egg nog and i plan to make the most of them. thank you :)

k.rahn said...

Confession: I've never had egg nog. Seriously. I need to change that this year, I think. Love your boots, too - I've been eyeing those on the blowfish site for awhile and after reading your thoughts in the comments I think I might have to bite the bullet and make them mine. They're so cute!

Kassie Nichole said...

Adorable dress! I love how you styled it!

-kassie
www.gingerflair.blogspot.com

Greta Rainbow said...

Love everything about this!! Especially that belt with the dress. The shoes look good too- do you think this kind of outfit would match with Chelsea boots? Not sure if I should invest in a pair or not...

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barefootandvintage said...

haha! "straight up cream"...it is a bit thick, huh? the first sip of the season is always a little weird. do i chew or...? i just add ridiculous amounts of booze. you know, to water it down.
love this look, btw. i have a similar dress and i'm working on winterizing it...thanks for the inspiration!

Sweet Laundry said...

oooh, sadly I don't really like egg nog, but if I did I would definitely wear something like this whilst drinking it :)

Meggy said...

I'm super obsessed with wedges lately - love the height, but also so comfy. These booties are adorbs!

Meggy from Chasing Davies

laura said...

love absolutely everything about this outfit. i finally ordered my first pair of sweater tights (!) and i have a feeling i will be living in them this winter...

jas said...

what a lovely look! great wedges :)

http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

MONKEYFACE said...

This might sound weird to anyone who is not a style blogger, but I think your outfit-hair-location combination here is absolutely perfect.

Terri said...

Lookin' good! I'm loving that it's egg nog season. It's too rich for me, though, so I have to cut it with 1% milk. Yeah, I'm kind of a pansy.
http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

Sophie said...

Oh you look so cute!
Sophie
x

Kultur und Stil said...

that's a super dress! is it still so warm where you are? I would be freezing like this ;-) xxx Anita

Hannah said...

Oh, that dress is so darling on you! :) I love this.
Hannah
A Little Burd Told Me..

wildchild said...

ha sounds like a perfect little party :) and you look so grown up in the sideways picture! i know you are and all, but woah. stunning :)

TheGirlAtFirstAvenue said...

Absolutely love your dress! Me wants!

Alison said...

Those pockets are gore- geous!

Megann Jabola said...

You look so cute. :) Egg nog!! :)

♥♥ Megann of STYLE SURGERY

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@greta--what are the chelsea boots?

@barefoot and vintage--i laughed so hard at this; it's true at that first sip that you can't remember how you should treat it. the rum definitely watered it down :)

@kultur--it hasn't really dropped below 50 during the day, so yes, it's still pretty warm here! however, i'd probably wear this in the winter too (only with a scarf and coat) because it had some cozy layers built in.

Susan Borland said...

You look so adorable!! How warm is it in DC? Because we can use our porch as a freezer now, in Texas. Yea, I know.
love,
SUZE

megannielsen said...

eeeeep!! you look so gorgeous! I love this look!! I got so excited when i saw you wearing my dress! yay!!

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