Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Christmas Without Borders


Friday night was a holiday party with our close friends. Here is my festive and super affordable outfit...
-Green tie neck top - Banana Republic ($13.16)
-Converse One Jeans - Target ($26.24)
-Merona Open Toe Wine Snakeskin pumps - Target ($12.49)
-Feather headband - Made by me (aprox $3 to make)
Everything is a fairly recent purchase. The green top was a super clearance at Banana Republic. So happy I found such a steal!

Oh and fyi...I wore my Bodybugg all day and only took it off for the party.

Last night we went to my friend Jamie's house for our annual holiday party. Every year we have a different theme and this year was A Christmas Without Borders. Houston is a very diverse city and most of my friends and I come from different cultures and backgrounds. We wanted to celebrate with traditional foods we have with our own families, so everyone was required to bring a dish reflecting their culture/background. Since I am half Chinese and half Filipino, but born and raised in the US, I made an Asian fusion dessert... fried wontons filled with chocolate and banana! The night was a blast. We had great food, great friends, a fun white elephant gift exchange, and a few crazy rounds of Catch Phrase. We were out till 1 am and it made hitting the gym at 7 am a killer this morning (but I did make it!)

With my girlfriends (and fellow bloggers) V and Melissa


Chocolate Banana Fried Wontons (Shoot me an e-mail if you want the recipe)

10 comments:

Fashion Therapist said...

This outfit looks so great on you!!! BTW - the headbands you made turned out great!

V said...

Yikes...I don't think I approved that picture, Hill! I'm going to post a better one!

nic said...

You look gorgeous!! I LOVE that top on you!

Leslie said...

What a great look! That color top is amazing on you!

Liza said...

I have been following your blog for a while now and I absolutely love it! You are a real inspiration to me. You look gorgeous in that outfit, that green top is beautiful on you!

Ally said...

I loooooooove that shirt!!

Trace said...

I love this outfit - the top and shoes are so perfect for a holiday party. You look beautiful!!

And awesome job on hitting the gym the next day - you are my hero!

KT said...

Awesome top and color on you. LOVE BANANA REPUBLIC!

K.L.R. (aka Kayleigh) said...

Wow, that outfit is stunning on you -- the bare shoulders look FAB!

(And V, I think you all look lovely)

What a great idea for a holiday party...I love the idea of sharing cultures and learning about different traditions -- and what better way to do it than with food!

The Penny-Pinching Princess said...

Oh, hot mama! You look awesome and those shoes are HOT!