Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! And just as Andy Williams croons over the radio about it being ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ people are out and about enjoying all the festivities the season has to offer, including an abundance of holiday parties and get-togethers. Yet once the presents have all been unwrapped and all those who are nearest and dearest have been wished a Happy New Year, the annual winter hibernation begins and people, if they’re anything like me, settle into their pajamas and wait for the warm weather to return. But not this year! This year I choose to enjoy winter and fill my social calendar with outings and parties (and parties and parties)! That’s why this Christmas I want to be gifted with items that will encourage me to get out of my apartment and start socializing with friends and maybe meet a few more.
First and foremost I’ll need a warm coat. Leaving the comfort of a heated apartment might be the toughest step when the high is 20 degrees, but if I have this Burberry trench to slip on and keep me warm, I may be able to stand the cold, at least long enough to hail a cab.
Of course a jacket is all well and good, but what’s a girl to do if she doesn’t have the perfect little black dress? Black Halo is one of my all-time favorites and this black mini will be perfect for wherever I decide to spend my evenings out on the town.
Since I’ll definitely want to hit the dance floor, I won’t want to be encumbered with having to hold onto a clutch, that’s why I’ll need this cute little cross body Kate Spade bag to hold my lipstick and phone.
Once I have the handbag, of course I’ll need a pair of heels to slip on and since I’ll be out for the night a bootie will be much more comfortable. And who can resist a pair of Jimmy Choo’s?
And last, but certainly not least, I’d like to add these beauties to my list, which will add just a bit more sparkle to my party ensemble.
Just Dance 3 for the Wii, $39.99
BUT, on the off chance I’ll want to stay in for the night, since it is sure to be a long winter, I’ll need something to keep the party vibe going, and what better than Just Dance 3 for the Wii?
Merry Christmas and Happy Shopping!
—Bonnie J Brown, Second City Style Columnist: Haute HistorianSee the Top Ten Summer 2016 Trends for Women Over 40
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