I’d sort of been dreading the holidays this year. I hadn’t made any real plans and thought I’d just ignore Christmas. But then I got a call from a good friend who’s also had a lot to deal with this year and just wanted to lay low and have a casual holiday without any familial pressures. We’d hang out, I’d make French food, and we’d watch scary movies before heading off to a friend’s bonfire party.
It was a brilliant idea. :) Buuuuut…I needed something festive to wear!
I chose this evergreen frock right here:
I usually find lace-up backs on dresses to be quite dated, but I thought this one looked festive and elf-like, so I let it stay.
French cooking is insanely time-consuming. I decided to tackle Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon…which takes hours to prepare.
In other words, this refashion had to be quick!
First, I got rid of those huge shoulder pads.
Then, I cut off that length!
My new dress was ready to receive my guests…yep…I decided to invite a few other cool people over too!
They devoured the Beef Bourguignon!
My Christmas ended up being surprisingly merry. :)
I hope each of you also managed to find your own sort of happy this holiday season. :)