Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Christmas Afterglow - Plus Size Daily Outfit

This year my family stretched out Christmas about as far as it would go.  Last weekend we all went to Jimmy's aunt and uncle's house to have Christmas with the cousins (which was a blast), then on Christmas Eve, Jimmy and I opened our presents from each other, on Christmas day we traveled over to my parent's house and then to my aunt's house, on the 26th we went to my parent's again for my dad's extended family, then today we went over to my mom-in-law's for our family Christmas with our nephews.  Phew!  We are exhausted! 

We had a wonderful time at every single house, and loved seeing all of our family and friends!  

And, the super exciting news. . . . .Jimmy got me a fancy new camera!  I still have to learn how to use it , but it takes fantastic photos even with my unskilled hands.  For example: 
Here are my nephew's stockings hanging by the fireplace. 

 Here is me today sitting at the kitchen table. You can even see my freckles! 
Here is the Waters/Hodac/Lewis family Christmas photo from today. Jimmy looks like a giant in this photo.

 And here's what I wore on Christmas Day. 

Outfit Details:
Black Leggings - Courtesy of Just My Size via a contest on Kimberly's blog 
Gray Sweaterdress - J. Jill (similar to this one)
Black Sweatervest - Avenue (last year)
Plaid Scarf - eBay
Black Flats - Thrifted 

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!  What did everyone get this year?!  Tell me in the comments, please?!  


  1. You're soo blessed Courtney(your beautiful smile says it all:)!

    Happy New Year 2011!


  2. you look so pretty in the first picture <3
    loving the sweater dress outfit, too.

  3. Cosmic - I am incredibly blessed, no doubt. Happy New Year to you too!

    MarySew - Thank you, you are too sweet.

  4. Great pics. You are so pretty! I envy those freckles. What kind of camera did you get?

    Santa brought me a Nook Color (e-reader) and a Susato whistle (flute) - Christmas was wonderful.

    I can comment on your blog from home, but not work. They must block something, go figure.

  5. I was just thinking I needed to email you to see if you received your JMS goodies. I am glad to see you have and have already worked them into outfits. It sounds like you had a great holiday.

    (Also, love Jimmy's shirts - GO COLTS!!)

  6. You look so happy! That's a very sweet smile.

  7. You are so beautiful! I love that first photo of you, you look absolutely radiant and gorgeous.

    Congrats on the new camera!


  8. Diana - Thank you! I got an Olympus Pen EPL-1. You'll love the e-reader. I got a Kindle a few months ago, and am absolutely addicted to it! I'm so glad you had a good Christmas!

    Kimberly - Yes, I got them super quickly! I'm sorry I didn't email you to let you know I received them. I honestly thought I had until you said that! We're actually going to the Colts game this weekend. (It was Jimmy's present from me.)

    Merry - I am so happy. I have a wonderful husband, and a great family.

    Anna - Thank you, you make me blush. : )

  9. It's amazing what you find on the web when you search "hodac photo" in google images! :-) Love the layout and the blog is fun! Hooray for new followers, right?! ;-)

    Nicole Hodac

  10. Nicole - Too funny! Thank so much for the kind words (and the follow!). Hooray is right!