Monday, December 23, 2013

Twas The Post Before Christmas

 Dress:  Forever 21 ~ Shoes:  Enzo Angiolini ~ Coats:  Old Navy ~ Earrings:  Charming Charlie's  Clutch:  Charming Charlie's

I have been looking forward to this shoot for weeks!  Christmas and New Year's are some of my favorite times of the year simply because of the holiday dresses.  My incredibly talented friend Jaci agreed to fix my hair and make up for me, and let me just say she did an incredible job.  I had my favorite dress picked out and everything was going perfect until it came time to take pictures.
This shoot didn't exactly go according to plan.  After driving thirty minutes to the beautiful Opryland hotel I took two steps out of the car and the zipper on my original dress decided to give out.  My lovely assistants, Jaci and Sydney, did everything they could to restore the dress but it was hopeless.  The good news was the hotel is located directly across from a mall.  So I buttoned my coat up and walked out of the hotel with the defected dress flung over my arm.  It was quite a sight to see.  I was so lucky I found a beautiful dress that shared similar qualities as the original dress did.  So everything was not according to plan, but I think it worked out for the best.  On the bright side I got a new dress, and an even better story out of it! 

In a funny way I feel like thats how my life seems to work lately.  I make these grand plans in life expecting the most fabulous results and it never seems to unfold the way I want it to.  Divine Intervention steps in and ,well breaks my zipper, and causes me to see the flaws in my plans. Better yet helps me to seek a new and better plan I never would have experienced without the Lord's help.  I know it is not quite New Year's, but I already know my top resolution is to follow the path of the Lord without hesitation.  I sure hope 2014 is full of new dresses rather than broken zippers.

For this Christmas edition post I wanted to create a look that showcased a woman's elegance and class.  I am such a sucker for black lace.  I think it is one of the most elegant material a woman can clothe herself in.  The winter is all about sophistication in my opinion, especially around Christmas and New Years.  Nothing says classic like lace, pearls, and red lips.  When I saw this dress I felt it perfectly captured all the elements a holiday dress should have; flattering cut, crisp colors, and a hint of elegance.    I think chic dresses should always be paired with your highest of heels and the ones shown are probably my favorite.  Nothing adds finishing touches like bows, except maybe pearls.  The pearl accessories were apart of the ensemble I wore to my senior prom and I always like to make excuses to wear them again.  Finally my jacket was apart of Old Nay's fall collection last year and it has served me well. I think it adds a feminine flair to any outfit.

My goodness Christmas has snuck up on me this year, and it will be gone before I know it!  I hope all of you have a very merry Christmas.  Enjoy this time with your family and remember those in need this holiday season.  Merry Christmas from me to you.

Mollie Anna

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