Welcome to your new home! These Aldo, Herveline over-the-knee boots are finally mine.
I had initially purchased a pair of black OTK boots with a pointed toe--similar to these--but when they came in, the leg portion was huge on me and they looked cheap and plastic (but cost $140, so they shouldn't--they are no longer available). I immediately found these instead but couldn't pull the trigger right away as they were $250 and didn't come in a size 10.
I waited and checked the website every day, and happened upon them at the mall. The display was a size 9 and it turned out to be a perfect fit, which is odd as I'm always a 10. I went back the next day, returned the other ones and as luck would have it, they were marked down as part of a three-day sale for $160! I made the exchange and went on my merry way.
My weekend began Thursday night--as I took Friday off--with a Secret Santa party among friends. This was a stellar gift table and you already saw my charcuterie plate I brought.
I scored a beautiful, custom necklace which I tweeted about.
Friday was spent running errands and prepping for the surprise 60th birthday party my mom, sister and I were throwing for my dad that night. We spent all day at my sister's chopping, cooking, preparing the food, holding my nephew--naturally--and be very sneaky about it.
Later on that evening, waiting for my parent's to come home to a house full of people, tons of food and a great celebration.
My Dad and I at the end of the night. He was so surprised! I made a little video about the party if you care to watch.
Saturday morning gym sesh; my best attempt at a pull up. Seriously.
Lunch at Chuck's.
After lunch we poked around Marshalls. I spotted these Puma x Alexander McQueen hi-top kicks. I thought they were cool looking but I didn't get them; I'm on the fence about whether I'll still be loving wedge sneakers come Spring--it's been two years since first coveting, they might be getting played out.
This weekend was freakin' freezing (-30 degrees Celcius) so I was bundled up everywhere I went.
Outfit deets: Winners beanie, Bench jacket, Club Monaco scarf & Ardene mitts.
Saturday night: Chinese food & Home Alone movies with my man. Perfect night to stay indoors during a snowstorm.
Cuddling with #eveyabish
Sunday morning--er, afternoon--brunch post gym. We sped through the meal to get errands run and a football game watched.
I'm trying so hard to grow out my nails for Christmas--that was my goal when I started about three weeks ago. See that gash on my ring finger? It's from my nail! That's progress. I have a terrible nail biting habit so I'm so proud to get them to this length.
Sidenote: I lost that midi-ring at my Dad's surprise party. Wah.
Sunday evening chilli & work (blog, YouTube, etc.)
Happy last full week before Christmas!