*****UPDATE: Giveaway Closed! Congrats to Janice!!*****
Mamas, I went on a date. A real one. Where a babysitter comes to the house, the kids are excited to see her, and Mike and I walk out the door without a backwards glance – OR the baby. I'm in high heels and he's wearing a jacket. Like adults. Like real parents. It was fabulous.
A side note: My husband was oddly excited to hear I was going to wear Spanx. All was revealed later, when I realized that all he heard was something that sounded vaguely like "spanking"….and was then horribly disappointed to realize that I meant these:
They rocked, BTW. And sooo comfortable.
Anyway, the night of the date was freezing. Like 20 degrees, it's probably going to snow, freezing. And no matter how cute an outfit, I don't really sacrifice comfort for style. At least not in 20 degree weather. But I also wasn't going to pass up on this dress. So I got a little creative – swapped booties for stilettos, busted out a sparkly little belt….
(wearing: Shabby Apple Hollywood Hills dress c/o Shabby Apple, J.Crew sweater and belt, Hanes run-resistant sheer tights c/o Hanes, Nine West booties, vintage clutch)
Eclectic, I realize. But I was warm, and felt like myself, which is really the important thing.
But never fear, Mamas. Two martinis in (two! TWO!!) and I was shedding clothing like a crazy-woman.
The dress got its time to shine.
Here I am, waiting for a glass of champagne to wrap up the most perfect evening. I'm sure my mother is dying over the fact that I'm revealing what I drank (how un-ladylike of me!! scandalous!!) but I haven't been able to stomach more than a glass or two of white wine since getting pregnant with Raines. Which means that I've been drinking only white wine for almost 5 YEARS NOW. And suddenly, seemingly overnight, I can do martinis again.
It was a big night, Mamas. A big night indeed. Martinis, high heels, a gorgeous lace dress and lipstick. I haven't felt this glamorous in quite a long, long time.
That would be one of you, Mamas.
So if you are in need of a little glamour in your life, and want it in the form of a shockingly comfortable lace dress that feels both demure and wildly sexy….do any of the following and leave us a comment, telling us how you've entered:
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Good luck, Mamas!! I hope you are all enjoying this special (and crazy) time of the year. Amazing that it's almost over. I need to get going on the cookie baking.
(And guess who is having a baby, uh…Monday? Talk about one heck of an amazing Christmas gift. Lucky M.)