Steppin’ Out: Caroline’s First Birthday

Party picture post tomorrow, but I thought I’d do my party outfit today. Technically we didn’t step out to anywhere, but the house was so festive with lights and decorations and friends it felt like we were someplace really special!

On Caroline:
Onesie dress – Target
Tights – Gymboree

On Me:
Dress – H&M
Sweater and hair flower – Sears (Yup AND I used a coupon)
Tights – Rue 21 (pro tip: “One size fits most” means “one size fits if you are less than 5’5″ otherwise you’ll be tugging them up all damn night”)
Heels – Missoni for Target
Belt – Betsy Johnson (bought at TJMaxx)

I spent weeks online shopping for a dress – because I wanted to be a little fancy as the hostess but not REALLY fancy because I’d still be cooking and making drinks and chasing kids – but didn’t order anything in time. When I ran to the mall to pick up the play kitchen I dashed into H&M and grabbed ever party dress. Let me tell you, I am WAY TOO OLD for about 75% of the stuff they sell. There is nothing about knit fair isle leggings with a crop top that appeals to me. But this tulle dress was cheap and cute (and a bit short, hence the tights) and I was thrilled that I fit into a nice, reasonable size 10 at a trendy store. Although considering how much I ate at the party, it probably wouldn’t fit today!

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5 Responses to “Steppin’ Out: Caroline’s First Birthday”

  1. mandy says:

    you look amazing! i got my holiday-hostess dress at h&m, too. i didn’t see this one though – jealous. just adorable, you ladies are.

  2. mandy says:

    and DUH, happy birthday Caroline!

  3. Denae says:

    I love your dress and you are looking even thinner so you must have gained muscle (take that WW scale). That dress length looks good on you.

  4. Sarah-Anne says:

    you look amazing! and those heels are just too cool. perfect thing to bring a little something extra to a black outfit <3 (i wear black A LOT and need something like those shoes)

  5. i adore both your outfits!! you girls looked simply stunning on caroline’s magical day.

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