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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

wordful wednesday - oh how i love to dress up!

my husband's company used to sponsor two major award dinners in the city and i looked forward to them SO MUCH! i got to dress up in my 'ball' finery and we got to sit at the FRONT table (major sponsors) and enjoy the glitz and glamour - such as it was.

husband's company no longer sponsors these dinners and i am MOST SAD about that! my strapless corset tops and tulle skirts and other assorted shiny girlie 'grown up' clothes have been languishing in the wardrobe.

it should be illegal. don't they know how much i looked forward to these nights?

ok - enough woe is me. at least there's the office christmas party right?

and with a JAMES BOND theme NO LESS!!!

husband went as james bond in 'on her majesty's secret service'. george lazenby's only fling at being 007 and yes, he wore a kilt in the movie.

if i'd had more notice (ie husband deciding on the day to wear his kilt), i would have gone as one of these lovely ladies, but instead i opted for the LBD and went as XENIA ONATOPP. vespa was just too current for me, and i'd much rather pretend to be a sadist than a traitor. (if i had to choose!)

no-one believed hubs that he was wearing his kilt 'authentically'.....

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25 comments:

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

Wow - you look gorgeous! Are you concerned that hubby's legs will get more attention than yours? And, what do men really wear under their kilts?? All kidding aside, you look wonderful together. Don't pay attention to me. I'm a tiny bit jealous that I have no reason - none at all - to get dressed up.

gigi said...

Hello! Blogger just said tha tyou blogged one hour ago!!! That excites me that you are no longer a blogger outcast.

You look marvelous, darling! And How Dare they not sponser those parties any longer!

angel gurl said...

well you will just have to take ya gladrags out and find somewhere else to wear them. Hey you two looked fab for the James Bond theme.

avtcoach said...

That is an amazing dress and you look fabulous in it. I say plan a date night and put that back on!! Themed parties are so fun! Thanks for visiting my place, I so enjoy reading your posts!

scrappysue said...

the dress cost me $10 - it's vintage! funnier still is that i was wearing $90 worth of brand new 'foundation' garments!!!

Lorina said...

I love that picture!

Kimber said...

Love love love that dress. You look beautiful.

auntiegwen said...

As a Scot I love to see the kilt being worn and I concur you should never have anything on underneath. You look lovely.

Did you notice that you become invisible when you accompany a man in a kilt ? I spent years doing that, everyone loves a kilted man !

pps you're now showing up in my blog reader !!!!

Vanessa Rogers said...

I love any excuse to dress up, I would have been sad as well!

Hootin' Anni said...

Great photo at the top. And then, on top of that....James Bond. I'll have mine shaken not stirred.

My Wordful Wednesday is Photoful too this week. And I'm having my 1st ever blog giveaway if you would like to check it out...from the link on my sidebar! Happy Wednesday to you.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

look at you sexy girl!!

Susie said...

You guys look great!!! It's too bad they decided not to participate anymore:-( What fun that must have been.

Jenni Jiggety said...

Lookin' good!!! I love your dress!

Live.Love.Eat said...

You both look awesome. Love your dress!!!!!

Krazy Armstrong K's! said...

oh man, i love to dress up too but nowhere to go! waa waa lol
the jame bond theme sounds like fun tho!

angie said...

Sounds like such a fun party. You both look fantastic! More about the party, please! :)

Michelle said...

What a fun party and you two look fabulous!

Brenda said...

You look fantastic! It is fun to go out!

Melinda said...

Nice skirt hubs- lol!! Sue here you had me thinking you were going to show us all the past dress up photos...waiting...impatiently...lol!

Reluctant Housewife said...

How fun! You guys look great - you're gorgeous!

Heather said...

Looking GORGEOUS! Love those fun things to dress up for. Sad for me I don't ever have anything to dress up fancy for, so I don't have anything fancy... haha. I just had to share with you a new cadbury love of mine. I just devoured (through out the day) a cadbury chocolate bar that has Irish Creme filling. YUM and if I was a drinker, man I would be in trouble!
Sorry I have been so busy, I have not viewed many blogs as of late, but hopefully I will get back into it soon! I just started digital scrapbooking and love it too. I am just a beginner though, so not that good.

Kristi Smith said...

Love that photo too, Hot Mama! Yes, bring out all of the dress up photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Good Lord. Your hubs is looking quite dashing! I can't resist a man in a kilt. Yeeow!
P.S. You look pretty hot too. :)

Daryl said...

Love the whole look you both have going .. and I am jealous .. bustiers and tulle .. too of my favorite girlie dress up things ..

:_Daryl .. catching up

Mom of Three said...

Kilts are THE BEST! No such really sexy menswear traditions in the US. Except for tight Levi's. Those are good.