It really is the most wonderful time of the year

All the holiday parties. All the excuses to pull out the floor-length gowns that have been sitting in your closet.


This one is vintage — sixties maybe? I wore it to the opera last year. And I’m still so, so glad I didn’t have this bad boy hemmed. (That would have been a travesty.) A floor-length gown is a thing of beauty.


Speaking of things of beauty — say hello to my little friend. He’s from Barefoot Contessa in Vancouver.


And he’s such a bold little guy I feel like he deserves a name. Thoughts?

P.S. On Facebook, The Anthology is wonderful any time of year.

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  • Reply Melissa December 13, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    You are breathtaking.

    Love the ring. I’d help you name the lil guy but i’m pretty bad at naming things. When I was a kid I named my rabbit “bunny” and my budgie “budgie”. I’m pretty sure if I ever have a daughter i’ll name her “girl”.

    I’m surprised I passed Kindergarten. ;)


  • Reply Rachael December 13, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Love the ring! I was just at Barefoot Contessa this weekend and looking at similar rings.

  • Reply Kastles December 13, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    I wish we had Barefoot Contessa here, I keep seeing wonderful things online from it!
    I think you should name him Fred! Was Fred expensive? haha.
    Hope you had a lovely weekend :)

  • Reply Paulette December 14, 2010 at 1:42 am

    Superbe bague.
    And I love the angle of prise de vue.

    His name ? Poulpito. Or Discopuss. Or Lou Diamond.

  • Reply camille December 14, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Adorable! Name him Fluffy!

  • Reply Victoria December 14, 2010 at 6:16 am

    Gorgeous dress and ring. I’d name him Ollie.

  • Reply mc December 14, 2010 at 8:14 am

    what was that really good mexican dish with octopus and a spicy sauce? octopus diablo? name him diablo.

  • Reply The Missus December 14, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Love the gown. Call the Octo “Enrique.”

  • Reply Jessica December 14, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Love the floor-length gown, so pretty! I’m workin on a floor-length black dress too, they feel a bit like dress-up in the most glamourous way!

    A name for your lil guy.. Glitz

  • Reply lisa December 14, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    LOL at Melissa’s comment. She’s hilarious!

    You look so chic and holiday-appropriate. As for naming the octopus, how about Ollie?

  • Reply slk December 14, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Beautiful dress. Beautiful ring. What finds.

  • Reply Chloe December 14, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Gorgeous photos, Kelsey. I love the octopus ring. ;)

  • Reply K-L December 15, 2010 at 10:08 am


  • Reply Couture Carrie December 15, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous gown, darling!


  • Reply Cafe Fashionista December 16, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Ah, you look exquisite. And that ring…I want! How about Olly for a name? He looks like an Olly to me. :P

  • Reply nadia December 16, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    oh my god it looks lovely ! i wish i had a holiday party to go to . because i have tons of pretty dresses.

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