12.06.2013

Dressing for the Holidays w/ Unpredictable and Chic

Hello my peeps! I'm so excited to bring to you all today a collab I've had in the works with the lovely Courtney over at Unpredictable and Chic for the past couple of weeks! We started chatting a lil' while back about something completely unrelated and then we somehow found ourselves venturing into the topic of doing a collaboration with each other, and thus this post was born! ;) We thought with Christmas well on its way it would be fun to showcase our holiday looks for all of you lovelies. What's better than a little holiday party outfit inspiration, am I right? I for one absolutely LURRRRVE dressing for the holidays. Pulling out all the glitz and sparkle makes me feel giddy. Huzzah! I know most people tend to think that going with red or green for holiday outfits is a little played out or overdone but I love it. As far as I'm concerned red and green will never be overrated when it comes to Christmas. :) That being said, when I saw this red midi skirt at West Fourth Street's website I knew it absolutely had to make a home for itself in my closet. In  fact, you might remember me actually posting a lil' about this skirt in this post. When I saw that West Fourth Street was having a holiday sale I went ahead and purchased it. ;) I love how vibrant and bright the red of this skirt is. It's the perfect color to work year round. Anyway, for my holiday inspired look I decided sparkles and a little metal mixing was the perfect way to accent my skirt. I went with my silver sparkled baseball tee as my top and brought in some golds with my gold sparkled belt and gold spiked necklace. Oh, and to top it all off I put on my black pointed toe pumps that have a pop of gold on the heel. Fun, fun. I love Courtney's rendition of dressing for the holidays too! The color of her skirt is to die for and I just love her clutch! Be sure to stop by her blog here to get her full outfit details! :)
Now, what kind of post would this be if I didn't have some story telling for you all? So, without further ado I will tell you all the tale of "The Bank Teller who thinks I'm Crazy". At my job I have to make frequent trips to the bank, sometimes two or three times in day. I'd like to think I've gotten pretty friendly with all of the bank tellers, well, that is, all but one. There's this one bank teller who is about mid-sized, a little bit on the stout end, looks to be somewhere in his mid twenties and actually rather jolly looking. I'm convinced he thinks I'm a loon. He has now caught me in the act of doing something weird on three separate occasions. The first happened quite sometime ago when I was feeling quite ill. My nose was playin' me hot n' cold and alternating between being stuffy and runny. Anyway, on this particular day, I pulled up to the window and noticed that there weren't any bank tellers around. My nose happened to suddenly change from being more plugged up than a house elf's ears to being runnier than a faucet. I figured since nobody was around it'd be safe to blow my nose. The only thing was, that I had run out of tissues. I found a random blank sheet of paper in the car, though, and I figured "what the hay, it'll have to do". I know, I know, blowing your nose into a piece of paper is weird, gross, and mildly dangerous (nose paper cuts) but I was desperate guys! I didn't want the bank tellers to see me with boogie oogies running down my face! Anyway, of course right as I'm blowing my nose into the sheet of paper the aforementioned jolly bank teller just had to make his appearance. Needless to say, he was mildly weirded out. Now, onto the second occasion. This time, I had been asked to make a run to the bank while I was in middle of devouring a cup of pudding. If you know me, you know my crazy love/obsession for rice pudding. So, obviously I couldn't just abandon half of my pudding cup to be spoiled by the elements and decided to take it along with me for the ride. I know, I know, driving and eating is dangerous. Not to mention when said eating requires a spoon. BUT, I didn't actually eat any of it when I was driving, I was saving it for when I came to any stops. I know, not very comforting. Anyway, I rolled up to the bank window and noticed that nobody was around, yet again, so I decided I might as well finish my pudding cup while I waited for someone to show up.The thing was, that my pudding cup tasted so good that it required eating it with ferocity rather than like a sane human. Anyway, the jolly banker showed up once more at the most inconvenient time, and caught me shoveling spoonfuls of pudding into my mouth. Talk about embarrassing.
{West-Fourth-Street: red midi skirt; AE: sparkled baseball tee, glittered gold belt; h&m: spiked necklace similar, pointed toe gold heel pumps}

If he didn't already think I was a crazy weirdo after that, then he certainly thinks I'm a crazy goat now, after what happened today. Today, my sister spilled half a container of tea on the driver's seat of the car. When the time came for me to go to the bank the seat was still wet, so I tried a couple of different maneuvers to avoid sitting on the wet part. Nothing seemed to be working all that well without turning me into a hazardous driver so I decided that when I got to the bank I'd figure out something better. When I pulled up to the bank window and parked I noticed that in the back seat of the car there was a plastic bag chuck full of rags. I thought, "bingo", and proceeded to take my seat belt off to grab the plastic bag of rags and place it on the wet spot of the seat. As I was in the middle of putting the bag down on the seat with my butt fully skyward, who should I happen to notice giving me crazy eyes? None other than the jolly banker. I'm convinced he thinks I'm the craziest human on earth. At least he's jolly enough to let it slide. Anyway, there's my tale of "The Bank Teller Who Thinks I'm Crazy". Don't forget to stop by Courtney's blog to check out the details of her cute outfit and show her some love!

Much love!

8 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Allexis, RED. IS. YOUR. COLOR!! You look fabulous! I need that skirt!! Also your hair is looking pretty fantastic (;

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    Cecilia
    Dearest Lou

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    1. Thanks Cecilia!! :D Get it! I love that it's modest without looking pilgrim-y. :) Oh my goodness, you're a total hair goddess so coming from you that means a lot! ;)

      xx
      Allexis

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  2. This skirt is incredible! You look gorgeous! Also, lol, thank you for sharing the bank teller tale

    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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    1. Thanks a zillion Miche! :)

      xx
      Allexis

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  3. This skirt is so amazing on you! Love the color, the length, love it all! And I'm sure the bank teller loves you too. Or tells these stories on his blog about crazy bank related stories :)

    <3 Vicki
    wildeinthecity.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thanks Vicki! I'm a huge fan of the length too! Talk about fashionable modesty, right? I think my dad appreciates the length too, haha, he's always telling me my dresses and skirts could use a good couple of inches in length. ;)

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      Allexis

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  4. Cute skirt! Love the baseball shirt with the skirt!


    Nightchayde

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