If you are reading this I am already beach bound, I might actually already be sitting on the beach. We are spending our final New Year’s Eve in Mexico the way that we have spent every other New Year’s Eve in Mexico, on the beach in Tulum. This time I am a bit bigger and slower, but I am hoping that won’t be a problem since I don’t plan on moving much anyway. My beach reads are downloaded and the asos maternity swim suit is packed. See you in the new year!
Posts tagged holiday outfit series.
I’m wrapping up the 2011 holiday outfit series with a look from our own Christmas party. We hosted a small soiree at our apartment this past weekend. I ordered these invites from Paper Culture. They were so cute I basically threw a party so I would have an excuse to send them. We served this, this, this, these, and these and much fun was had by all. The dress code was “festive,” so I recycled my sequin skirt from last year and paired it with a cable knit sweater and black heels. It was easy and best of all didn’t require any shopping. With the party behind me, I’m now counting down the days  until my family arrives. I’m looking forward to a relaxing Christmas in Mexico City with tequila, tamales and mariachi music. Feliz Navidad!
For this year’s diplo-event holiday outfit we are lucky enough to have a guest post from the indomitable New Diplomat’s Wife. Being much more experienced than I am when it comes to these things, I trust her advice and will be taking notes for my next event in….oh….six hours or so. You should too.
There is this myth about diplomatic cocktail parties, that they are full of gowns and jewels and buckets of champagne. The events don’t quite turn out that way, though there are definitely some good host countries out there (you know who you are). Most diplomatic events are on the quiet side, so the dress code tends to be correspondingly quiet. The diplomatic evening events tend to take place immediately after work; most people come in work attire rather than dressing expressly for them. For the ladies, I noticed that those who worked typically came in a pants suit of some kind, ladies who didn’t were typically in a skirt suit. In any case, this is the time to trot out the classics: well cut jackets, a hint of Chanel, soft jewelry. A tweed jacket would also do the trick here. Go classic with the handbag and shoes, and go with the best that you can. It will make you stand out in a sea of technocrats. Flash is usually not in order unless you’re a misdirected spouse, but make sure you’re still incorporating a touch of holiday – here a bit of red on the wrist and on the heels signal that you’re here to celebrate in your own way.