1.08.2013

A Merry New Year Party

When I found out that Mj's company holiday party was January 5th instead of the usual December this year my first thought was, cool now I can get a dress on an after Christmas clearance sale.  It was a good idea in theory but in reality I still didn't feel like buying another dress I'd only wear once so I went with what I had.  I often worry about looking too hootchie so I err on the side of conservative and end up seeing women in far more risque dresses then the one I left at home. This time I said screw it and went with potentially hootchie and I'm glad I did because as expected there were STILL women there that went shorter, tighter and lower cut then me.  If you can believe that from looking at my dress.  Mj waited until that day to finally try on his suit and after a 20 lb weight loss last year he was swimming in it so he had to throw an outfit together.  There were clothes strewn all over the bed.  You know the kind of scene we have to go through on a regular basis.
Feels like a Prom pic!
The party was at the Westin Hotel downtown on Saturday so we booked a room for the night.   At the party we were greeted with champagne.  We were off to a nice start but once inside the ballroom we couldn't find a table.  Mj gave up because he was starving and grabbed some food to start eating while we milled around like lost sheep looking for a place to sit.  I don't know if they underestimated the amount of people that were going to show up or if people didn't RSVP or what but there were no more tables inside the main room.  We were relegated to what we called the reject room and had to wait a while before we could even find a table there.  We were away from all the action and ambiance of the main room but we made the best of it and had a good time anyways.  There was a live violinist and a DJ.  Like last year's it was heavy appetizers served buffet style around the room.  There was flat bread pizzas, pastas and salads.  Mj complained about there not being good enough variety but they had me at Pizza and it was all good to me.  They had a photo booth set up and handed us the print so I had to scan it old school style to get it on the blog.

I bought this shirt in Nice, France at Cache Cache // Yes, it feels really cool to say that!

Afterwards we went to a club with some of his co workers.  As much as I wanted to strut around in my hot (read cold) little black dress and pumps like the other girls I couldn't bear to freeze my butt off so I had to change.  My husband is so cute.  I stared and smiled at him from across the room like some kind of creepy stalker and happily thought to myself; yep that's my man.  We've been together for going on five years and I love it that I still feel like we're dating.  We don't do the whole downtown thing too often which is fine but when we do it's so much fun.  I had a blast dancing with my husband all night long.  I made it until 1:30am which is pretty impressive for an old lady who likes to be in pajamas by 10pm if not sooner.   My knees were telling my gyrating hips that they'd had enough and the balls of my feet were yelling at me too so it was time to call it quits and walk back to the hotel.  This is about that time when we start walking like broken rag dolls with sticks up our butts because we can no longer hide the abuse we have put our feet through all night.

The next morning we met another couple for breakfast at The Broken Yolk Cafe.  We hear good things about this place but I don't think any of us was overly impressed with the food.  We ran a few errands on the way home.  As soon as I walked in the door I really wanted to take a nap but instead I changed right away and went to the gym.  Call me crazy but I stayed for two hours trying to burn off all that Pizza.  Later that night we took down the tree.  The last party of the season is officially done and even though having to go back to work really sucks I'd say we're off to a very Merry New Year.

17 comments :

The Funky Junkie said...

Aww sounds like a great new years eve! Office parties can be super awkward but it sounds like you guys had a good time, and your dress is fabulous. I had high hopes for a crazy new years eve this year, but halfway through dinner in the city with our friends Ians started feeling sick, so we ended up ringing in the new year at our friends apartment with red wine half asleep...haha who am I kidding, I'm an old lady now too. Oh well, there's always next year. :)

Faith said...

SO fun! You looked amazing! Glad you decided to wear that dress.

That stinks that they underestimated the amount of people that would attend but I'm glad you had a great time regardless!

I am picturing the two of you wobbling back to your hotel room after a night of dancing, too funny!

Love both of your outfits. Almost like you did an outfit post ;).

Lauren said...

I definitely know what you are talking about. Just a couple days ago I had five boxes of shoes on our bed trying to find something that would look good with my jeans and match my shirt... And speaking of shirts, I love that blue one on you! So pretty!

Lauren
http://laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

The Sweetest Thing said...

How are you so dang hot?????? I nay not be eating lunch today after seeing that pic of your skinny little legs!!

Jasmine HellogmSunshine said...

Man that would've totally blown me with the space issue but I am glad that you made the best of it. Looks like you guys had fun - I would say that you are definitely off to a Merry New Year!

Whitney said...

As usual, you look gorgeous! Glad you decided to go with that dress! I do the same thing, worry about looking to hoochie mama and then worry about looking to grandma-ish lol. Glad y'all had fun! I love that feeling when you look across the room at your husband and think, "Yep! He's all mine!" Best feeling ever!

Newlyweds on a Budget said...

I think perhaps more people could attend because the party wasn't smack center in the middle of the holidays? probably why they didn't have enough room.

also, i am always envious of people's company parties! MY husband and I work for public agencies, so we will never get a nightitme party like that to go to...

and you guys look so wonderful together! hot dress!

Jessica said...

WOW! What a fun weekend! You and your hubby look amazing!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

That was one nice dress...glad you guys had such a great NYE...I need to go dancing...it's been awhile!!

Law_Fal said...

You looked AMAZING!!!!! Y'all are such a cute couple! Glad you enjoyed!

Travel_The_World said...

You guys do make a cute couple!

Can't believe you went to the gym when you got home. That is dedication!

Nike Onile said...

A definite inspiration! Great blog. You two are stunning together :)

xoxo
Nike O.
www.eighthundredsqft.com

Lauryn said...

Sounds like a great evening! You rocked that dress, girlfriend. You both look amazing!

Kim Jackson said...

Aw, sounds like good times overall. You and your hubby are a gorgeous couple and both outfits turned out great :-).

Christine said...

You guys look fantastic! Sounds like such a fun evening! Love the new look of your blog :)

Janna Renee said...

I still feel like Will and I are dating too, and I love it! You guys are too cute :)

Elizabeth @ Broke Professionals said...

Love your taste in clothes - and I applaud you for changing between the party and the after-party. I ended up in a dirty bar in a bridesmaid's dress earlier this year because I didn't change, and I regret it!

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