Sunday, December 1, 2013

24 Days Until Christmas

 On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me...
a gift of unconditional love and acceptance.

Every year about this time I begin to think about what I'll wear on Christmas Eve.  This is the night the entire family,all 19 of us, congregate at Mom & Dad's  for a HUGE celebration.  It is the only time of the year that everyone is together at the same time.  It a fun-filled time with food, gifts and conversation.  I, nor anyone else would miss it for the world.

It is also the night to strut your stuff.  Everyone dresses to impress!  It's a tradition. Being the constant dieter or lifestyle changer I'm continuously determined to shed 10 pounds before the holidays and so put off buying my outfit to the very last minute.  I have been eyeballing an outfit on Wallis, but have been hemming and hawing about how I should wait to order just in case I can fit into a smaller size.  

Here is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance from My Love...
just order the size I need today and enjoy the holidays without the added stress of  trying to lose those damn 10 pounds.  

So without further ado here are the dress and shoes I am ordering.   

My Countdown to Christmas Outfit

My Countdown to Christmas Outfit by allmylivesnow featuring holiday party dresses

I'm also ordering Spanx open Bust Mid-Thigh Bodysuit to offer a bit of smoothing compression and support.

I have to thank My Love for this gracious gift this First Day of Christmas.  Now I only hope that I receive these items in time...

What gift did you receive this First Day of Christmas?


  1. Those shoes!!! Now I HAVE to have them---gorgeous!

    1. Aren't they great! Wallis in a company from the UK. I only hope that I get both items before 12/24. Fingers crossed.

  2. Oh, these are beautiful, Barbara. I have a new dress and shoes for a party this Saturday. I like the dress, but the shoes are to die for. I can't wait to wear them!

    1. Ah, we women love our shoes! Have fun at your party Dana!

  3. What a glamorous outfit, Barbara! You are going to be the envy of others.

    P.S. I am having fun looking at Janet's daily presents from you. I can tell that she appreciates her gifts, and I just wanted to thank you for spreading the joy.

  4. love it ! :)
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    Stay beautiful xxxx

  5. BEAUTIFUL choice! I will be directly out of recovery from baby delivery so I wont be wearing anything nearly as cute.

    1. But you will be holding someone much cuter in your arms. Congratulations.

  6. very elegant dress!


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