Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Sweaters... THAT AREN'T!

Christmas sweaters are a big deal (As well they should be!) this time of year, especially for the party goer. However, bedazzling your torso in a red and green knitwear novelties isn't the only way to show your Christmas spirit. Oh no! There are plenty of other options for the discerning reveler.  For example, you can wear your sweater pride right on your fingertips! This particular option requires a bit of artistic skill though, or the cash monies you'd need to pay your manicurist. Still, you'll be the belle of the ball with these babies! If you're like me, a dedicated DIYer, you'd have one hand perfectly polished, just like the one above, and one hand, that looks like a 6 year old did it for you. Perfect!

How do you spell sexy? S-O-C-K-S... Christmas socks to be specific. Let's get a better look at these:

Yowza! Oh yeah. I like the way she's workin' the theme. Kitten socks, kitten heels. Now these are great on their own, but can you imagine them paired with a miraculously hideous sweater and maybe a pair of  plaid knickers (short pants, not underwear...although, that would make a statement!)? You could have a killer Christmas cat outfit sure to win the hearts of crazy old ladies and sweater party voters alike!
And then there's this! Keep your wine in the party way! If you're dressed up, why not your booze? Toss one of these on your wine, beer, or even your coke bottle!

Hard as it is to believe, sometimes, a sweater's just not the appropriate attire. Take where I live for example. It's currently about 70F outside, kind of balmy, and total crap for December! I'm not a fan of warm Christmas times. I want snow, snow, snow! 
CURSE THIS UNSEASONABLE WARM WEATHER!

*ahem* Pardon me...

Soooo... something like this would be perfect! All the charming ugliness of the sweater you love in a cool and breezy cotton poly blend. (Hey Gingerbread, Movember's over! Time to shave that thing! Yeesh!)

This homage to the ugly sweater is a personal favorite. The sweater cookie! And look, Hanukkah's on the plate too! (Happy Hanukkah to all out there celebrating!) Red and green or blue and white, any party would welcome a deliciously decorated cookie.
(Weirdly enough, there is a picture of me in this linked blog post!)
Want to pop that sweater but keep the street cred? Pull on a pair of festive Chuck Taylors and you'll be good to go.

So there you have it, a few alternatives or additions (yes.) to the typical ugly sweater routine. Mix it up a little this year, and you'll be the life of the belovedly cliched yet awesomely fun holiday get together!

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