Nylons, CHECK! Earrings, CHECK!

All that’s left now is to get my nails done, and I’m all set to party the night away tomorrow night.  I don’t think I have EVER put this much time and thought into one of Husband’s office parties before.  I don’t know why it seems so all-fired important this year, but I’m having fun. 

I usually don’t pay much attention to my accessories.  Once I get my outfit and shoes, I’m good to go.  But this year, after reading Megan’s comment on this post, I’m bound and determined to find some Totally Wow Earrings so I can put all the best pretty up where people’s eyes are gonna be

At first I wasn’t sure what I was looking for, and then I got my mind set on some sparkly chandelier earrings.  And would you believe that I looked in probably ten stores and didn’t find anything that really spoke to me?

The party’s tomorrow, so this morning I realized I was running out of time.  It was time to get serious about what was slowly becoming Mission Impossible.  I dropped C at preschool and wasted no time driving straight to The Most Wonderful Place On Earth — Nordstrom, of course!  (If you thought I was talking about Disney World, you might be on the wrong blog.)

And of COURSE I found The Perfect Earrings. 

For a price. 

A hefty price, let me tell you.  I’m talking more than The Dress itself.  And I’m ashamed to admit that I actually pondered purchasing them.  Because I clearly have no shame. 

The devil on my left shoulder tried to convince me that they would be a worthwhile investment in future office Christmas parties for years to come.  But then the angel on my right shoulder smacked me upside the head with a reality check, and I sensibly told the salesgirl I was going to look around a bit more and then wandered out into the mall to see what else I could find. 

And then I happened across The Second Most Perfect Earrings at, believe it or not, one of those kiosks in the middle of the mall.  And I didn’t even have to cut off an arm to afford them.  Score!

I still think longingly of the ones at Nordstrom; they really are divine.  But I’m thrilled with what I found and am sure that in the dim party light they will look just as good as the ones that cost four times as much.

In my meanderings, I also picked up some ultra sheer thigh-high nylons.  (I don’t need anything binding the belly area to prohibit me from enjoying my surf and turf to the fullest.)  So I think I’m all set. 

I can’t WAIT to put everything together tomorrow night.  Then I’ll put my narcissism away for another year and it will be back to business as usual here on The Blawg — snotty noses and complaining about the weather.

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11 Responses

  1. Please post pictures of you and your hubby all gussied up! I’m dying to see the outfit all pulled together!

  2. Yay! Although fabulous Nordstrom earrings would have made your outfit complete, it is probably wise not to spend more on your earrings than on your dress. Good call. Can’t wait to see pics!

  3. I think it’s important, for alot of reasons, to look respectable at your husband’s work functions, not the least of which is to make him look like he’s worth money!$!

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