Wild & Wanderful

Wear to Where [Day 5] :: Company Holiday Party

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Eep!  Today is double the fun for me because I get to share the spotlight with three other fabulous ladies!  When I first picked the company holiday party for my theme, I was totally ready to make a girly, flirty, twirly Christmas dress for myself.  And then I realized that my office holiday parties have drastically changed from what they used to be...and I wouldn't have anywhere to wear this fabulous dress. 

The parties used to be pretty formal, and held on a Saturday in December.  But they've decided to make it more casual and just take up the better half of a Friday during work, in the lobby of our building.  It's still fun, but much less formal.  Which made me think that I could go in a completely different direction and still make it work.

Before we get to the details of my outfit, make sure you head over and check out the other women on today's leg of the tour.  They have a much more fabulous take on today's theme...which is why this tour is so much fun!

Librarian for LIfe + Style, Fashionably Employed,
Wild + Wanderful, Gracious Threads

Let's talk my take on the holiday party.  It's a wild one, haha.  I had some gold, shiny knit left over from my Top Stitchers entry and was DYING to make leggings out of it.  Why?  Why not?  I went to Pinterest and found some gold inspiration (shared HERE) and couldn't help myself.  Gold glitter pants and a plaid top were my goal.  So glad I did it.  Because I love this loud, very "Katy" outfit.

Also.  Plaid, guys.  It's plaid.  Plaid.  And gold!
What's better than that?

It should come as no surprise to you that my entire look was made with Patterns for Pirates patterns.  The pants are none other than the PegLeg Leggings that the sewing world has been going batshit crazy over lately.  (If you join the P4P group on facebook, you will see what I'm talking about!)  They're a mid-rise legging and the quickest sew ever.  Also, I got to make gold spacepants with them, so it was basically the best choice.

I was trying to come up with some pickup lines for my choice of bottoms.

Do you have a mirror in your pants?  Because I can see myself in them.
Are those space pants?  Because your ass is out of this world.

(And the one Bennett said was the best...mostly because it was his line.)

Girl, that ass is GOLDEN!

The top is P4P's latest (and something I've only made 10,000 of at this point): the Women's Henley.  Which of course I didn't make as a henley.  I seriously cannot get enough of the fit of this shirt.  It's perfectly cut for my body type and I adore it.  I also love making the curved hem version so it covers my bum and I can wear it with leggings/jeggings/skinnies without feeling like I'm displaying my butt to the world.

I'm getting better at accessories.  I still have more of a minimalist approach to jewelry but I've been trying to stack necklaces lately (you know, that thing that people have been doing for a billion years now) and I think I've been okay with it lately.  Plus, these necklaces cost me a total of $3 together.  So...yeah.  I feel like I won the jackpot.

Are you a closet America's Next Top Model watcher like me?  It can be our little secret if you are.  But it was CRAZY windy when I was taking these photos...so I thought I'd show you what Tyra was talking about when she tells her models to find and use their wind for movement.

I think I'll just let you go ahead and figure out which one was correct and which one was a major fail.

Here are the deets, in case you were hoping to make yourself a space pants outfit. ;)

Pants :: Patterns for Pirates PegLegs, Fabric from Joann Fabrics
Top :: Patterns for Pirates Womens Henley, Fabric from Girl Charlee

Let's talk giveaway prizes for this tour!!
For the sewists:
Choice of 3 patterns from Cole's Creations, Choice of 3 patterns from Made for Mermaids, Pattern of choice from Patterns for Pirates, Pattern of choice from Scientific Seamstress, Sewing-tee of choice from Sewing Stadium, Pattern of choice from Simple Life Pattern Co, Pattern of choice from StitchArt

For the Fashionistas: Set of 6 cards from Designs by Nicolina, 30 minute Social Media/Copy Consult by Gardening in High Heels, Tee of choice from Handmade Escapade, $20 Store Credit from Jenny Penny Designs, Tumbler from Joy+Tren

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Handmade Escapade | Jenny Penny Designs | Joy+Tren
Made for Mermaids | Patterns for Pirates | Scientific Seamstress
Sewing Stadium | Simple Life Pattern Co | Stitch Art

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