Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tacky to the Max (cont.)

Tia & I had a GREAT time hunting for the perfect tacky Christmas sweater! There were so many to choose from. Our shopping cart was piled high with all things awful & awesome in the holiday sweater department. We tried on 13 sweaters, all varying in ugliness. Some of the best were: a faux cross-stitch mitten sweatshirt, a completely sequined angel sweater, & a teddy bear sweatshirt--lined in gold glittery puffy paint! After our impromptu fashion show we both fell in love with some fabulous sweater vests.

Here's a video of our vests in action...
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And, yes, I do realize I look like a Christmas whale. My vest is 3 sizes too big. I thought maybe it would make me look smaller because of the surplus in size. But, nope. And I'm pretty sure I broke that "black makes you look slimmer" rule by a longshot! Who cares though, it's all in good fun. And I have great plans for my tacky sweater vest. I'm hoping to pair it with some red leggins (wouldn't stirrup pants be the icing on the tacky Christmas cake?!) & a long-sleeved turtle neck.
Oh, & Tia's vest has major bell overload. It's awesome! And the back is my favorite!

This picture, my fave of the day, shows some ugly sweaters that almost won us over.


Yay for silly days with friends!


18 comments:

  1. ROFL. Thanks for this post, we have been having such miserable, good for nothing weather in Missouri for weeks now and it's difficult to keep yourself smiling, but this certainly worked!

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  2. I * LOVE* this!
    I am thinking of having a tacky christmas sweater party!
    xoxo
    J

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  3. you are SO on my list for my next blog trip! loved that michael buble was playing in the background too!

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  4. a Tacky Sweater Party... hmmm... Thanks for posting your silliness!! :)

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  5. Wow, hard to believe so many people donated those treasures! My husband thinks all crafters/scrappers wear sweater vests! ha ha! I'm gonna have to get one for myself!

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  6. I'm somewhat embarrassed to say that some of those look rather familiar and I'm sure have been worn by my own mother - in all seriousness - for more than one Christmas.

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  7. Oh my how funny! Although this does make me miss the 90's, with the turtlenecks, ugly sweaters and stirrups, which i had in like every color. It is so tacky now, but it was sooo comfy and homey back then! Looks like you had fun :) Happy Holidays ;)

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  8. LOVE THEM. Totally jealous. I can't believe they had that much to choose from!

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  9. I LOVE Your blog...I read it everyday. My friend Sommer thinks I stalk you in a healthy way and she is right. Thank you for making crafts so much fun and thank you for showing me that life can be so much fun!

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  10. Nikki! You are such a bad influence. I went to Goodwill last night and actually found myself looking for one of these! Oh my goodness! LOL Seriously, glad you found one, I totally could have sent you one from my mom's closet (snicker,snicker)

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  11. You guys are FUN!!!

    I was in Fred Meyer yesterday and there was a woman with a Halloween sweater on and I thought of you!

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  12. This is right up my (tacky) alley! How much fun is that!? Yep, think I'm gonna have to incorporate some sweater-tackiness into the festivities. I too love you in a healthy, and totally non-creepy way!

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  13. Happy Halloween!

    S.W.A.K.

    P.S. - Please come over to enter our 2nd Annual Halloween Contest/Giveaway - better hurry!

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  14. My husband thinks we should have our family Christmas picture taken in tacky Christmas sweaters...I am afraid people wouldn't know we were kidding!!

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  15. I like the idea of a fam pic taken wearing yucky sweaters, but think it would be hard to find them for the kidlets...?

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  16. that is hilarious! ok. i have a friend and every year they have a nieghbor hood/friend party. everyone wears a tacky christmas sweater/shirt/vest whatever and they pick winners. one year her and her hubby had matching ones- he of course was stuffed tight into it....i love the idea! had to share.

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