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For whatever reason, I’ve found more fun dresses in the past few weeks that I’m dying to own than I have in the past several years.

When I saw this little red number, I absolutely had to have it.

red dress

Had to.

It was screaming at me to take it home.

From the Dress Barn, it is everything I love about a holiday hostess dress – fun, flirty and yet comfortable and classy.red ballet shoes

These cute ballet flats go with it perfectly and are so festive and fun, I couldn’t resist. From Aerosoles, the shoes are comfy and functional, perfect for a hostessing duties.

The Dress Barn has any number of great holiday dresses at good prices.

red burnout dress

This red burn-out dress is sure to turn a few heads at a holiday gathering.

black lace

This classic black lace dress, with the wonderful scallop detail, reminds me of the dress Rosemary Clooney wore in White Christmas.

color block dress

This color block dress will guarantee all eyes are on you. It packs a lot of punch!

lbdYou can’t go wrong withe a little black dress. This one has a lot of great detail!

Another favorite website for dress shopping is Mod Cloth.

teal dressThis beautiful teal dress says class and elegance.

pine dress

I love the wide belt and the sweetheart neckline on this pine polka-dotted dress.

blue velvet

Rich, blue velvet is perfect for a party.

Lily Boutique is another website with cute fashions at affordable prices. I have not ordered anything from them yet, so don’t know on quality of service, but they definitely have some cute stuff.

blue bowAll wrapped up to be the bell of the ball.

I won’t even get started on shoes to go with all these great dresses.

She Who Wants Them All

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As a little girl who absolutely loved pretty dresses, I looked forward to the Christmas season with great anticipation. I always got a brand new dress for the Christmas program at school. Sometimes new shoes were needed as well, but always, always there was a new dress involved.

Sometimes my mom made my dresses and other times they were purchased, but I could hardly wait for the Christmas program to roll around. Not because Santa would be there handing out sacks of treats, but because I would get a pretty new dress.

I remember the dress I got for the first grade program was an icy blue affair with a double ruffle down the front from shoulders to waist and little embroidered flowers across the front. I played a bunny in the Christmas play and wore a little white rabbit hat along with my dress. Hopping across the stage was a bit of  a challenge in a dress, but that didn’t stop me from proudly wearing it.

One year I had a bright red dress with white lace on the front, another the dress was brown. Although, at that time, I thought the color brown was hideous, the dress was quite lovely in a soft, floral pattern, thick with cream lace.

My favorite dress of all time, though, looked like it came straight out of some Victorian holiday movie. It was cream with tiny pink roses all over it. A pink satin sash tied at the waist while froths of airy lace circled the neck and sleeves. I felt like a princess wearing that dress and was loathe to pass it on to my niece when I outgrew it.

Because of my great fondness for fancy holiday dresses, my two grand-nieces had dresses complete with crinolines, white stockings, and shiny Mary Janes  every year for Christmas up until just a couple years ago. The thirteen-year-old has outgrown such silliness and the nine-year-old tomboy much prefers her jeans and holiday sweaters to fancy dresses. My heart is still recovering from the agony of not getting to shop for fancy dresses during the holiday season, but I think I’ll survive.

Maybe I’ll shop for big-girl dresses instead.

I have a few favorite websites where I like to drool over the lovely gowns offered:

Mod Cloth

Coldwater Creek


She Who Needs a Reason for a New Dress

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