The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.-Steel Magnolias

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Santa's Helper

A big thanks to Birdie for being our guest blogger yesterday! She's a fabulous lady, isn't she? And I really want to see more of that tat.

We went shopping Saturday to return some things, exchange some things and get groceries and this is what I wore. It's seriously, frigidly cold here. I know some of you deal with weather like this all the time with snow added to it. But we don't. And I don't like it. So I'm layered up here.The vest was thrifted from Agora from Downtown Athens, the striped shirt is Gap. The jeans are Old Navy and the zipper has issues and kept unzipping all day. I don't know if I'll wear them again!  I added a jacket before we left. But the red striped shirt makes me look like an elf....or a candy cane.  Jakey has on his new Christmas sweater and apparently he wanted to show it off as he photobombed me!

I also wore my tacky penquin Christmas watch. Funny story. I put the watch on and asked Ben if I should wear it, he said Sure. Is it working? Yeah. It's 10 til 12 and that's what the watch says. Fast forward 2 hours. He asks what time it is....Uh. 10 til 12. I just happened to put the stupid watch on at the exact time it was stopped! Never  mind that it has second hand on it that I could see wasn't sweeping! Sometimes, people, it's not gray, it's blonde. (No offense to any blonde readers out there!)

Speaking of tacky, I've decided that for the next week, or until I run out, I'm going to wear my tacky Christmas sweaters. Some of them are cute, but really, they're all kinda tacky, right? You know you love them, though, even if you won't admit it outloud. Anyone else want to join me in tackiness this week?

Here's the first one. It's a red reindeer sweater that I bought at Dollywood, of all places. It has an annoying bell on the zipper that jingles every time I move. I added a scarf because IT'S FREEZING!! I really miss summer, y'all! I'm also wearing pearl snowman earrings.

My ear looks HUGE! I think those are Avon earrings from forever ago.
This is my idea of a perfect Christmas. Sun, sand, beach, and presents!!


  1. Shocking - your idea of a perfect Christmas and my idea of a perfect Christmas are exact :-)

    No one else pulls off a tacky sweater like you

  2. And even more shocking is that you'd totally go with me to that island! ;)

  3. Joy...welcome to the tacky bandwagon!! I think yesterday got it out of my system. But I look forward to watching your tacky style show!!

  4. Oh come on, Pam! You know you want to dress like that everyday!

  5. I love the snowman earrings! Too stinkin' cute! We southerners are NOT used to the cold weather - our blood is too thin! Give me the Christmas on a hot beach anytime!

    Thanks for commenting on my page and being a new follower! I'm a new stalker of you!

    Merry Christmas!

  6. eeewww Joy, don't do this to me--DONT DO THE SWEATERS!!!! Can I be honest? I really do hate them. I have pictures of the last 8 Christmases with my sister in law in hers...and I love her dearly, but the sweaters HAVE GOT TO GO! Sorry, but there is no place in my heart for them...
    I think the elf-like tee is cute tho! So much more creative~

  7. Welcome Renee!!! I sooo need the beach! But it's even cold in Tybee right now! :(

    Paula, you just have to suffer thru the week!!! I DID admit they're tacky!!

  8. Can't wait to see the sweaters! I think it's fantastic idea, but then I do love a theme!
    I like your vest a lot in the first pic!

  9. I think it's awesome to do a tacky Christmas Sweater Round-up. I'm a Southern Girl too (Does Texas count?) in LA. People don't get the Christmas Sweater worship out here.

  10. Sun, sand, and beach in December! Come on over to Southern CA!

  11. the snowman pearls are beautiful! But how many penguin items do you own?

  12. Yea tacky Christmas sweaters!!! I am so excited to see your collection! :)
    I noticed your puppy is wearing a holiday sweater - is that a penguin I see? - too cute!!!

  13. Terri, I have lots of penguins. I have them sitting around my house, my office. I have plush penguins on my desk and one in my car. I have penguin socks, too!

    And Kelly, yeah, Jake's sweater has a penguin on it, too!

    Joanie, TX most certainly counts! I bet LA doesn't get the need to wear your colors on football weekend either, do they?